In Sichuan I would go to a special clinic whenever I had a cold and this special mixture fixed restored me right away. They also used it to treat chronic pain and had many patients who swore by this formula. Then as I was about to return to the US, the owner let me in on his secret recipe.
This tinging, pain soothing, mold killing spice has been treasured for over 4,000 years.
In 1347 Chinese physician Zhu Dan Xi described the pathogenesis of Bipolar disorder as originating from mucus accumulation in his book "Heart Method". Modern research on gasotransmitters and the mucosal biofilm seems to support his theory. Can his botanical formula help those suffering from bipolar disorder today?
Plastic permeates our food, water, and air making us fat, infertile, and susceptible to hidden pathogens. This is producing strange disease patterns that leave many clinicians at a loss for answers. If we are to protect ourselves then we must learn to adapt to these increasing environmental pressures.
Lyme disease causes far more than pain and fatigue, it can also lead to adhesions and reduce joint mobility. Discover how Fabrice Piche and Dr. Clayton Shiu worked to improve mobility with a patient suffering from chronic Lyme disease.
Gegen, (radix pueraria) is an important herb in Chinese medicine. Here we discuss the folktale, pharmacology, clinical use and why we included it in our most popular formula "Microgard Plus".
Where does Biohacking come from? Silicon valley entrepreneurs didn't invent it in the last decade. Its actually thousands of years old and many of the coolest "new" ideas are in fact very old and based on East Asian methods of nourishing life (Yang sheng). We go strait to the source by looking at the life of Pengzu, the Grandfather of biohacking to see what he and his contemporaries can teach us about living a wonderful life.
Eucommia ulmoides known in Chinese as Du Zhong 杜仲. It is a powerful herb said to help with back pain and is even used to guide the effects of other herbs directly to the lower back. To find out more we traveled to Sichuan province to see it growing wild. Join us as we explore the traditional folktales and pharmacology of this powerful plant.
Want to beat jet lag, side step culture shock, and travel effortlessly? After ten years and over twenty flights I got it down to an art.
What does Taoist acupuncture look like in a back alley in Chengdu? How does it compare with western fantasies of the Orient?
Pulse diagnosis has been credited with helping clinicians discover incredible details about patient physiology for the past two thousand years. Can advances in science and technology help us better understand this diagnostic art?
Discover what sublingual veins and creepy skin tag tentacles may be telling you about your body as a whole.
Can recent developments in hedgehog signaling help us better understand the five neurotransmitters, five flavors, and five phases of Chinese medicine?
Tongues get cracked, peeled, and geographic. Can this tell us something about the body as a whole?
What can you learn about yourself from your tongue's shape, color, and coating? Lets go down the rabbit hole to further unravel the mystery of this ancient diagnostic system.
Variations in oral microbiota have been observed with obesity, auto immune disorders, and even various types of cancer. In this 5 part podcast series you will discover its history, embryology, microbiology, and gastro neurology immunology.
With a successful career and a happy family she felt unstoppable. Then mold exposure struck. At first it was allergies and respiratory problems. Irritable bowel disorder followed. Then came the career killings brain-fog. First she lost her job. Then her marriage. Finally she started having worsening seizures which threatened to kill her. Discover how Chris Volesky L.Ac used elegant botanical strategies and breathing exercises to restore her life.
Wow, this one really blew me away. Dr. Subotich reversed a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. This sent me down a rabbit hole of microbiology and pharmacology. I promise I was just excited and haven't suddenly developed a fondness for cocaine. You may want to play this one on slow. We cover liposacharides, IL-17, gut microbiota, and how molecular mimicry is creating false endocrine signs which have so many doctors failing where Dr. Subotich is succeeding.
Myelin is crucial for optimum neural function. Its helps us increase and maintain muscular coordination and health. Could plant based medicine be the key to unlocking the mysteries of myelin and neural optimization?
A social worker becomes sick, irritable, and run down after moving into a new home. As she watches her and her children become sick she knows she needs to act, but doesn't know where to begin. Her road to recovery leads her back to her traditional culture and gives her new insight into how hidden environmental toxicity can contribute to domestic disharmony and sabotage success.
Yair David Danon and Andrew Miles DOM discuss Dr. Jin Zhao, a handsome herbalist from Chengdu who dishes up clinical miracles with simple herbal formulas. How does he see up to 200 people a day with accuracy and simplicity? Its not special herbs. Its not a super secret method. Its a slight shift in perspective that has helped herbalists from all over the world dramatically increase their clinical ability.