Product Comparisons & Usage Charts

Herbalist Corner - Cang Er Zi & Xin Yi Hua

April 26, 2022

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herbalist Corner Cang Er Zi and Xin Yi Hua

Mark Frost, Herbal Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) joins highlights 2 important herbs for dispelling Wind Cold and Wind Heat and commonly used in Spring formulas. Cang Er Zi and Xin Yi Hua are compared including their TCM functions and how to select the best herbs for your patients.

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3 Spring Formulas

April 23, 2022

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Spring Formulas

With spring just around the corner, it's time to get ready for more time outdoors! Along with warmer days, fresh green grass and blooming flowers, as clinicians it's time for us to prepare for our patients presenting with common seasonal sinus and nasal complaints. Mark Frost, L.Ac. compares 3 common spring formulas: Cang Er Zi San, Bi Yan Pian and Pe Min Kan Wan.

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Formulas to Open the Nose

April 22, 2022

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Open the Nose Formulas

Explore formulas that Open the Nose to help practitioners quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.

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Recovery Formulas for “Lingering Evil Qi”

March 20, 2022

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Exhausted Woman

Skye Sturgeon, L.Ac. explores strategies that are designed for the restoration of healthy functioning from Fú xié after a patient has tested seronegative for SARS Cov-2. These patients no longer suffer from COVID-19, but require various remedies to tonify the Qi, Yin, and Blood, and dispel the Lingering Evil Qi to provide for the free flow of Qi that promotes health and normal homeostasis.

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Release Exterior Formulas Comparison

February 10, 2022

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Release Exterior Formulas

Explore 18 formulas that Release Exterior sorted by Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat, Interior Heat and Interior Deficiency to help practitioners quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.

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Wind-Damp Bi Pain Formulas Comparison

January 22, 2022

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Wind-Damp Bi Formulas

Explore 10 formulas for Wind-Damp Bi Pain to help practitioners quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.

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Yang Tonics Comparison

January 1, 2022

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Yang Tonics Comparison

Explore 7 Yang Tonics to help practitioners quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.

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Gan Mao Ling & Yin Chiao/Qiao – What’s the Difference?

December 12, 2021

Laura Stropes, L.Ac.

Gan Mao Ling & Yin ChiaoMany practitioners wonder what the differences are between these two very popular formulas to prevent and treat common wind-heat invasion. One main difference is that Yin Qiao is exclusively for wind-heat invasion, whereas Gan Mao Ling, likely due to its ability to strengthen the immune system, can also be used for the initial stages of wind-cold. Therefore, Gan Mao Ling may be safely taken by a patient before a determination is made as to the etiology of an early stage wind invasion, as well as for short term prevention of a wind invasion. However, if Gan Mao Ling does not work in the first couple of days...

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Three Herb Formulas for Food Stagnation

October 28, 2021

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Food Stagnation Formulas

Food stagnation corresponds to indigestion or an upset stomach. Food stagnation is not a disease but rather a variety of symptoms that are experienced; including mild abdominal pain or cramping and a feeling of fullness soon after eating. This article covers three popular formulas for Food Stagnation; find out which formula is best for you and your patients.

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Lung Health Support Formulas

October 12, 2021

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Lung FormulasWith dozens of formulas to choose from, selecting the best Lung Formula for your patient may feel overwhelming. We've outlined 17 of our most popular formulas in an easy to read chart so you can quickly identify the best option.

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Herbalist Corner - Yu Zhu & Bei Sha Shan

October 8, 2021

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herbalist Corner Yu Zhu and Bei Sha Shen video

Mark Frost, Herbal Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) joins highlights 2 important herbs that Nourish the Yin. Yu Zhu and Bei Sha Shen are compared including their TCM functions and how to select the best herbs for your patients.

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Fires and Metal: Fall Lung Formulas

October 7, 2021

Laura Stropes, L.Ac.

Smoky HillsAutumn is the season of metal, and pertains to the Lung and Large Intestine organs. It is the season of dryness in Chinese medicine, and as we have experienced here in California, it is also the season of wildfires. With colder weather coming, burning leaves and smoking chimneys can cause patients across the country to react to the change in air quality.

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Prepared Formulas as Practical Alternatives

September 16, 2021

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Unfinished Teapills

Although cooked water-based extractions (decoctions: 湯 tāng) are widely taught in TCM schools and commonly used in the administration of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, many TCM herbalists in the US report that patients are often reticent to take herbs in this way. Decoctions require attentive cooking unless one has an automatic decocting machine, and the odor of the herbs can permeate one’s home and disturb others in the dwelling. Dr. Skye Sturgeon discusses the use of prepared formulas such as teapills, honey pills, extract powders and more as alternatives to whole herb decoctions to improve patient compliance.

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Renewed Formulas: Qing Fei Yi Huo & Huang Lian Shang Qing

July 16, 2021

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Qing Fei Yi Huo and Huang Lian Shang Qing Dr. Skye Sturgeon discusses 2 renewed formulas: Qing Fei Yi Huo (clears Lung Heat, reduces Fire, reverses the failure of the Lung Qi to descend, generates and restores body fluids, and promotes the descent Large Intestine Qi to remove obstruction in Yang Ming organ syndrome) and Huang Lian Shang Qing (dispels Wind Heat, clears Heat and Toxins, purges Fire, clears Damp Heat from the upper body, cools the Blood, clears Heat from the Yang Ming, and unblocks the bowels). Read More

Extract Powder Comparison Demonstration

February 16, 2021

Extract Powder quality comparison

See how the Plum Flower Extract Powder Formula "Jia Wei Xiao Yao San" compares to 5 other extract and granule brands in this quick product comparison video.

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