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Dragon Boats, Dumplings and a Patriotic Poet

June 25, 2020

Chinese DumplingZongzi are a traditional food during the Dragon Boat Festival. The story behind these dumplings started over a thousand years ago during the Warring States period, when there were seven kingdoms in China who were constantly battling for dominance.

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Blood Stagnation: The Silent Killer Live Broadcast June 30, 2020

June 17, 2020

Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD

Michael McCullochMichael McCulloch, L.Ac., MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist will discuss Blood Stagnation and its deadly effects. This is a LIVE webinar broadcast approved for 2 NCCAOM PDAs and approved for 2 Live CEUs from California Acupuncture Board. The live broadcast will take place on June 30th from 10am-12pm PST.

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The Great Harmonizing Prescription: Xiao Chai Hu Tang

June 11, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Xiao Chai Hu Tang Harmonizing is one of the eight treatment methods used in traditional Chinese medicine. In the contemporary practice of TCM, harmonizing prescriptions fall into four sub-categories: Shao Yang disorders, Liver and Spleen disharmonies, Stomach and Intestine disharmonies, and malarial disorders.

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Harmony Rice: Sticky rice wrapped in Lotus leaf with Lily bulbs

June 10, 2020

Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway

Harmony Rice Lotus Chicken A phonetic play on He 荷 “lotus” and He 和 “harmony”, this is a delicious, calming, and nourishing dish; a perfect treat for these tumultuous times! Steaming rice in dried lotus leaves infuses the rice with a smoky, roasted tea fragrance.

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A message from the I Ching and from Us

June 8, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herb Color Bars "The Book of Changes contains the measure of Heaven and Earth; therefore, it enables us to comprehend the Tao of Heaven and Earth and its order. Looking forward, we contemplate with its help the signs of the Heavens; looking down, we examine the lines of the Earth. Thus, we come to know the circumstances of the dark and the light. Going back to the beginning of things and pursuing them to the end, we come to know the lessons of birth and death."

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Herbalist Corner: Suan Zao Ren & Bai Zi Ren

May 21, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herbalist Corner VideoMark Frost, Herbal Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) joins Mayway to highlight 2 important herbs in the Calm Spirit Category. Suan Zao Ren and Bai Zi Ren are discussed including their TCM functions and how to select the best herb for your patients. Read More

Long Yan Rou, Peanut & Fish Congee

May 20, 2020

Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway

Fish Congee Rice congee, or porridge, is a traditional staple of Cantonese cuisine eaten in the morning hours, between 7-11 AM, when the Stomach and Spleen Qi are ready for nourishment, gently warming the digestive system and preparing us for the day’s opportunity. It is also a recuperative food that can be supportive to recovery following a long period of illness.

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Stabilizing Shen and Hun: Insomnia

May 19, 2020

William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.

Insomnia (bù mèi 不寐, shī mián 失眠) is difficulty sleeping. Insomnia includes inability to sleep, difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, restlessness at night, a disordered sleep cycle and dream disturbed sleep. In Chinese medicine, insomnia is primarily associated with instability or agitation of the anima, the shén and hún.

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Anxiety: The Unsettled Shen

May 18, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Bu NaoFrom the view of traditional Chinese medicine, several emotions make up what we presently describe as anxiety. On close examination four emotions stand out as comprising what we call anxiety. According to TCM theory, the emotions of fear, pensiveness, grief and anger cause the Qi to sink, stagnate, dissipate, and rise respectively.

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Restful Sleep Formulas

May 17, 2020

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, L.Ac., Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Three Sleep FormulasWhen the Shen, frequently translated as “Mind”, is disturbed this can cause someone to experience sleep complications. We will take a deeper look at three formulas for Calming the Shen that lead to a more peaceful sleep, An Mien Pian, An Shui Wan, and An Shen Bu Xin San/Wan.

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