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Chinese herbs and food allergies

Patients with food allergies are among the more careful and inquisitive patients you can have. Most of them will likely check the ingredients of the formulas you are prescribing them. Always be sure to question your patients on diagnosed allergies. Allergic reactions...

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Dosing guidelines

What amount of raw herbs is needed to produce herbal extracts/granules? In general, 250-500gr of raw herbs are needed to prepare 100gr of herbal extract. Thus, one can speak of a ratio of 2.5:1 to 5:1, depending on the formulas or single herbs. Most formulas are in...

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Fang Jia Fang: The Art of Combining formulas

The concept of “Fang Jia Fang” is commonly used in Taiwan and is a style in which you combine different herbal extracts. Simply put, it means that you are using formulas like single herbs. This practice is less common in mainland China, where raw herbs still dominate the market.

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The Astringents

“The Astringents” is an herbal combination that Dr. Jimmy Chang originally came up with. It is designed to reduce swelling, clear heat and drain fire, or to treat acute and chronic inflammation in biomedical terms. The formula is composed of equal proportions of: Ce...

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