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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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Dosage Considerations of Extract Powders and Granules

February 8, 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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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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Wind-Damp Bi Pain Formulas Comparison

December 9, 2020

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

November 30, 2020

Mayway Staff

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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Margarite Acne Pills

November 14, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Margarite Acne Pills

Is Margarite Acne Pills right for my patient? In this article, you will learn about the formula's treatment principles, in-depth information on the herbs used, and formula pairings to help you best prescribe for your patient's Fen Ci issues.

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Insomnia & Anxiety Formulas

November 12, 2020

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Insomnia & Anxiety Formulas

Explore 10 formulas that calm the Shen and support healthy sleep and mental function. This list was compiled to help you as a practitioner quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.

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Herbalist Corner: Huang Qi and Fang Feng

August 18, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herbalist Corner Video

Mark Frost, Herbal Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) joins Mayway to highlight Huang Qi and Fang Feng. Mark discusses the similarities and differences of these important herbs including their TCM functions and how to select the best herbs for your patients.

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Essential Travel Formulas

August 3, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Travel Formulas No matter your type or time of travel, the family First-Aid kit is an essential item. Though the standard First-aid kit contains the usual emergency care items, traditional Chinese medicine has its own special list of medicines to address common health issues that can come up during many adventures. Over the decades of teaching traditional Chinese herbal medicine, countless students have asked me to share my list of recommended herbal formulations to always have on hand. The Plum Flower® Travel Kit includes covers the most common emergency needs.

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The Cost of Making Hay While the Sun Shines

August 2, 2020

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

Formulas and Liniments

During these times of isolation and physical separation, we like to make the best of it and take advantage when an opportunity presents. Sometimes, "Making Hay While the Sun Shines" comes with a cost: unexpected and unwanted aches and pains.

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Herbalist Corner: Sang Ye & Ju Hua

July 6, 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 Cool & Spicy Category. Sang Ye and Ju Hua are discussed including their TCM functions and how to select the best herb for your patients. Read More
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