Aging & Longevity

Osteoporosis and TCM

May 14, 2024

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

graphic of 2 bones - one with small holes and one with larger holes indicating osteoporosis

More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis - a skeletal disorder characterized as loss of bone mass. Learn how traditional Chinese medicine can support this condition along with herbal formulas to support bone density health.

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Hair Loss and Traditional Chinese Medicine

February 27, 2024

Dr. Shaohan “Eddie” Chui

photo of a woman holding a hairbrush ful of hair that has presumably fallen out

Throughout all cultures, abundant hair has been seen as a sign of radiant health, as well as fertility and virility. This is also true in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), as the quantity and quality of hair is understood to reflect the state of the Zang Fu organs and physical condition. Read on to learn the connection between hair health, the 5 internal organs, and other factors contributing to hair condition.

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Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan / Seven Treasures for Hair

February 26, 2024

Janet L. Borges, MSTCM, Dipl. AC & CH (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

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Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan 七寶美髯丹, also known as Seven Treasures for Hair, tonifies both Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang, replenishes Jing, tonifies Blood, strengthens tendons and bones, and benefits vitality. Read more in this deep dive article all about this popular formula for beautiful hair!

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Heart Health Formulas Comparison

January 29, 2024

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Heart Health Support formulas Comparison

These 16 formulas offer a variety of TCM approaches to supporting healthy heart function. Learn how to use each formula sorted with pin yin name, alternate name, functions, indications, typical tongue and pulse, and the ingredients so you can easily select the best formulas for your patients!

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Understanding How Qi Gong Promotes Health

December 26, 2023

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Qi GongBreathe your way to harmony, balance, health, and well-being. Practicing Qi Gong yourself and teaching it to your patients is one of the most beneficial aspects of Chinese medicine. It can be engaged anywhere and by anyone, including those who are bed-ridden or in a wheelchair. In Qi Gong breathing, the action is focused on the exhale by intentionally contracting the diaphragm and abdominal wall muscles, squeezing out the carbon dioxide until the lungs are empty.

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TCM Approaches for Elderly Men's Health

September 19, 2023

Dr. Alex Feng, OMD, PhD, LAc

photo of 3 older adults doing qi gong on a beach during sunrise

This article touches on two major health issues that arise with men as they age: cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction. Etiology and how traditional Chinese medicine can support these conditions are discussed.

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Longevity, TCM and The Hallmarks of Aging

September 18, 2023

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

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This article discusses longevity, quality of life, and what factors affect aging populations.

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Longevity Soup to Nourish and Calm the Mind

September 14, 2023

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

photo of different herbs that are used in the longevity soup recipe in the article

This recipe is suitable for those who often stay up late, work too much, and “burn the candle at both ends” which can result in a restless mind with sleep disturbance and possibly a difficult time focusing on the task at hand. In this recipe, Ling zhi is sweet and slightly bitter in taste, and slightly warm or neutral in temperature. It enters the Heart, Lung and Liver meridians and can replenish the Heart blood, calm the mind, and soothe the Liver. Ling zhi is helpful for restlessness, forgetfulness and physical and mental fatigue caused by Qi and Blood deficiency. Used long-term, it is supportive for the immune system and protects the body from everyday stress.

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Dui Yao in an Ancient Brain Formula

September 14, 2023

Lana Farson, L.Ac., M.S.

photo of a text book showing 2 different herbs that are a DUI yao pair ren shen and da huang

Two herbs that complement one another (Dui Yao) are discussed: Ren Shen (Panax Ginseng) and Da Huang (Rhubarb) and how the two herbs work together in the popular formula Chái Hú Jiā Lóng Gŭ Mù Lì Tāng 柴胡加龍骨牡蠣湯 - “Bupleurum Plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell Decoction”.

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TCM Treatment for Cognitive Decline Patterns

September 8, 2023

Hayley Gardner, MSOM, DCCM

image shows a drawing of a brain made of puzzle pieces with some pieces missing indicating cognitive decline

Hayley Gardner MSOM, DCCM discusses a clinical approach to treating complex cognitive decline patterns with customized Chinese herbal medicine formulas.

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Great Yang Restoration Teapills - Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan

March 6, 2019

Laura Stropes, L.Ac.

Great Yang Restoration Teapills

Bu Yang Huan Wu engenders normal circulation and sensation, particularly in the lower limbs, where it can help mitigate the side eects of many disorders associated with weakness or loss of sensation of peripheral muscles, as well as for supporting patients with loss of sensation.

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