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Cordyceps Cs-4: A Sustainable Alternative

August 10, 2021

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

Mycelium

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, Dōng chóng xià cǎo gently tonifies the Kidney Yang and augments Jing/Essence, nourishes the Lung Yin, supports the protective Qi, transforms Phlegm, and assists in stanching blood in the Lung from Yin deficiency. Cordyceps is a rare herb in that it is harmonizing of both Yin and Yang. Some attribute this to its origin in the earth-bound underground caterpillar larva and its fruiting body ascending towards heaven.

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Anxiety: The Unsettled Shen

August 5, 2021

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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Protect them with Jade Windscreen

August 2, 2021

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Yu Ping Feng San Jade WindscreenFor countless generations, Jade Windscreen (Yu Ping Feng San) has been utilized to address surface deficiency patterns that lead to aversion to wind and frequent invasions of common pathogenic influences. These complaints are the result of surface deficiency due to deficient or unregulated Wei Qi. The etiology of Wei Qi deficiency are manifold and determined by a comprehensive differential diagnosis. The most common causes of deficient Wei Qi include Lung, Spleen and Kidney deficiency patterns.

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Three Herb Formulas for Food Stagnation

July 28, 2021

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, L.Ac., 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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Renewed Formulas: Qing Fei Yi Huo & Huang Lian Shang Qing

July 16, 2021

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, L.Ac., 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

Stone-K Formula

June 29, 2021

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

Stone-K Formula

Dr. Skye Sturgeon highlights Stone-K Formula for Shí lìn 石淋 or “Stone Obstruction” with Qi stagnation, retention of Dampness in the Lower Jiao, and underlying Kidney Qi deficiency since sufficient Kidney Qi is necessary to promote normal urinary function.

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Herbalist Corner: Medicinal Mushrooms

June 23, 2021

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herbalist Corner: Medicinal Mushrooms

Mark Frost, L.Ac., from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, highlights 3 medicinal mushrooms: Reishi (Ling zhi), Shiitake (Hui shu hua), and Maitake (Xiang gu).

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Kai Kit Wan: For men over 50

June 10, 2021

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

Kai Kit Wan

Kai Kit Wan is the popularized name in Hong Kong for Jiè Jié Wán (解結丸), which literally means "to untie a knot" and refers specifically to reducing swelling in the prostate. This article gives the benefits of each herb in Kai Kit Wan, combination formulas for your patient’s specific needs, and the TCM terms of an enlarged prostate.

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Dosage Considerations of Extract Powders and Granules

April 16, 2021

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

How Extracts Are Made

Our Herbal Consultants are often asked about recommendations for dosing extract powders. Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, L.Ac. discusses the history of herbal extract powders, dosage calculation examples, and learn how to create and tailor your own formulas!

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Ci Wu Jia for Vitality and Recovery

March 30, 2021

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Eleuthero Capsules

Mark Frost discusses Ci Wu Jia, also known as Eleuthero and “Siberian Ginseng.” Ci wu jia is classified as a Qi tonic. Its nature is spicy, slightly bitter, and warm, entering the Spleen, Heart and Kidney meridians.

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How Extract Powders are Made

March 1, 2021

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

How Extracts Are Made

Curious about how Extract Powders are made? Wonder about the quality controls behind our formulas? Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway, talks all about Plum Flower Extract Powders!

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Deep Dive into Extract Powders & Granules

February 18, 2021

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

Deep Dive on Extract Powders

Go deep into the nature of Plum Flower's Extract Powders, how they differ from granules, factors that affect yield of products, and read what 5:1 really means.

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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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Cold Weather Kidney Tonics

January 1, 2021

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Cold Weather Kidney Tonics Winter is upon us and the cold winds have begun to blow once again. This is an ideal time to strengthen and tonify the Kidneys in order to ensure the Yang Qi is warming the interior, channels and collaterals. The TCM functions of the Kidneys include storing the Essence, governing fluid metabolism in the lower burner and lower extremities, receiving the Qi from the Lungs, ruling the two lower orifices, regulating reproductive and sexual function, and housing the Life Gate (Ming Men – 命門) Fire. We review our top 3 cold weather kidney tonics and their use in Chinese medicine. Read More

Yang Tonics Comparison

December 23, 2020

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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