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Pearls of Wisdom Chinese Medicine presents a selection of extracts from Lecture Notes from past seminars. You may wish to download the full PDF versions from our shop.

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Zhang Xi Chun Academic Philosophy and Clinical Approach

Zhang Xi Chun was a modern late Qing and early Republic Chinese medicine practitioner (1860~1933) renowned for his integrated Western and Chinese Medicine approach in the treatment of many diseases. He was associated with the Huitong School which is an… Read more »

Tags: Cancer, Sheng Xian Tang, Stroke, Zhang Xi Chun

Chinese Herbal Pair for Colds and Flus: Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Products

As winter is approaching in Australia, Pearls of Wisdom would like to feature three of Tong Ren Tang’s products for the month of June with the focus on how to deal with a contraction of cold. From the Chinese medicine perspective, it is essential to di… Read more »

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An Insight into the clinical applications of Sheng Xian Tang

During one of my recent Pearls 2015 Beijing Study Tour in November 2015, I was very inspired by Professor Zhao Jin Xi’s application of Sheng Xian Tang for treatment of Diabetes and Chronic nephritis based on the patients’ presentation of shortness of b… Read more »

Tags: Cancer, Sheng Xian Tang, Stroke, Zhang Xi Chun
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Clinical Application of Sheng Jiang San in the management of Haematological Diseases

Sheng Jiang San originated from “Shang Han Wen Yi Tiao Bian Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pestilence from Shang Han Lun” by Yang Li Shan of the Qing Dynasty. The herbal ingredients are Chen Tui 蝉蜕, Jiang Can 僵蚕, Pian Jiang Huang片姜黄 and Da Huang 大黄… Read more »

Tags: Haematology, Shang Han Lun, Sheng Jiang San
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Incorporation of wind dispelling herbs with blood invigorating strategy

There are many causes for the manifestation of blood stagnation and blood stasis. By employing blood invigorating strategy to address this condition does not always yield satisfactory results. Wind dispelling herbs can ascend, disperse, move, outthrust… Read more »

Tags: Blood, Wind Dispelling Herbs

The Rise and Fall of Chinese Medicine and a Revival Plan

It is apparent that, unlike Western medicine, Chinese medicine is based on thousands of years of accumulated experience (jingyan经验) and its clinical efficacy is substantiated by years of trial on the human body (ren ti jingyan). Thus, the theory of Chi… Read more »

Tags: History of TCM

The Secrets of Dosage in Chinese Herbal Medicine

 The question concerning the exact dosage of many frequently used Chinese herbs has remained a bone of contention. The fact that the optimum dosage of many herbs have been a subject of much debates. Traditionally during the Qing dynasty many famous Chi… Read more »

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Chai Hu Wen Dan Tang Modified and its Clinical Application

As its name implies, Chai Hu Wen Dan Tang is a combination of two formulas: Xiao Chai Hu Tang and Wen Dan Tang. Xiao Chai Hu Tang: This famous harmonising formula has its origin in Clause 96 of Shang Han Lun (Discussion of Cold Damage) which says: “Sha… Read more »

Tags: Chai Hu Wen Dan Tang, Wen Dan Tang, Xiao Chai Hu Tang
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Professor Zhao Shao Qin’s Clinical Usage of Jing Jie

1. Jing Jie: Functions and Clinical Applications 1.1   Dispel wind and release the exterior Jing Jie Sui’s acrid, warm properties promote sweating and dispel wind, thus releasing the exterior.  It is therefore indicated in patterns of exterior constrai… Read more »

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Professor Xu Xin’s Clinical Experience in the Treatment of Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is the loss of ovarian function before the age of 40. From the Chinese medicine perspective, it is described as “cessation of menstruation due to the exhaustion of blood”.

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