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Bone Injury Soak

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An interesting Chinese medicine herbal soak for complications occurring after a bone fracture.
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Herbal Soak for Grappling Injuries

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This herbal soak is a traditional Shaolin Herbal treatment formula for bruising and pain due to grappling. The formula contains exterior releasing herbs that work at the superficial layers of the body, as well as herbs that relax the sinews and warm and quicken the blood to move local blood stasis, prevent stiffness and kill pain. Read More…

Making Medicine: Gaos – Plasters/Pastes

by NYIA Instructor Adam Wasserman L.Ac.

This article is the first in a series of articles that  focus on the processes of making medicine. It’s easy to walk into a pharmacy in Chinatown and walk out with packets full of herbs, but turning those herbs into medicinal products such as teas, pills, ointments and the like can be difficult. We will detail some of the methods for creating those products here. Read More…

Die Da Wan (Trauma Pills or “Hit” Pills)

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Die Da Wan (“Trauma Pills” or “Hit Pills”) are an important tool in treating traumatic injury. The application of Trauma Pills as a treatment modality is very specific, yet like many tools in Chinese medicine there is some room for flexibility and creativity in their usage.

Since the publication of A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth, I have received many questions about Die Da Wan, questions which have made me realize that there is some confusion about its manufacture, composition and application. This article will hopefully answer some of those questions.  Read More…

Use of Guide Herbs in Trauma (Die Da) Formulas

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One way of modifying Chinese formulas is to add guide herbs (envoy herbs) which convey the action of the herbal ingredients to the desired area. In this article we will discuss the use of guide herbs in trauma formulas, looking at two important Die Da Formulas and how to modify them using guide herbs. Read More…

Bone Injury Soak

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An interesting Chinese medicine herbal soak for complications occurring after a bone fracture.
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Bone Breaks and Bone Broth

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In Chinese medicine, one of the “secrets” of healing broken bones is to drink Bone Broth during the healing process. Most Chinese people know this and do not need a doctor to prescribe bone broth. Bone Broth as medicine was once part of Western medical knowledge.

Today, Bone Broth is now part of the “common-sense” that has been lost with the over-emphasis on drugs and surgery. In the clinic it is very common to see bones that are not healing properly because of depleted energy reserves, poor nutrition, and people not resting during the healing process. In these situations, Bone Broth is invaluable.

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Herbal Soak for Grappling Injuries

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This herbal soak is a traditional Shaolin Herbal treatment formula for bruising and pain due to grappling. The formula contains exterior releasing herbs that work at the superficial layers of the body, as well as herbs that relax the sinews and warm and quicken the blood to move local blood stasis, prevent stiffness and kill pain. Read More…

HAI TONG PI SOAK

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Hai Tong Pi is a very effective soak for treating chronic obstruction (Bi) in the lower back and limbs. It can be used as a compress or a soak/fumigation for sports injuries or in the second or third stage of a traumatic injury. Read More…

Making Medicine: Gaos – Plasters/Pastes

by NYIA Instructor Adam Wasserman L.Ac.

This article is the first in a series of articles that  focus on the processes of making medicine. It’s easy to walk into a pharmacy in Chinatown and walk out with packets full of herbs, but turning those herbs into medicinal products such as teas, pills, ointments and the like can be difficult. We will detail some of the methods for creating those products here. Read More…

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