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

November 26, 2019

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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Autumn Rain Teapills for Dry Cough

October 30, 2019

Mayway Staff

Autumn Rain TeapillsDr. Wu Ju-Tong created Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Wan as a variation of Mai Men Dong Tang with the intention of treating dry cough in the Autumn. It was first published in his Systematic Differentiation of Warm Disease⁄Wen Bing Tiao Bian in 1798. This classic formula treats injury due to dryness to the Lung and Stomach, which are very sensitive to both invasion by pathogenic dryness and excessive dryness of the air or diet. It gently replenishes lost moisture to the mucus membranes lining the Lung and Stomach to resolve occasional dry hacking cough and wheezing, as well as thirst, dry throat, mouth, lips and nasal passages...

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Tian Ma Teapills - A Good Perimenopausal Formula?

September 30, 2019

Mayway Staff

Tian Ma WanIn the modern clinic, Tian Ma Wan is often used for perimenopausal women with a mixed pattern of Liver and Kidney deficiency (Yin, Blood, possibly slight Yang Xu) and some combination of wind-damp Bi Zheng, episodes of Liver Yang rising and possibly the stirring of internal wind to the head. Key symptoms include occasional headaches and/or dizziness, neck, shoulder and upper back tension, hot flashes and facial/neck flushing, difficulty sleeping, irritability, as well as occasional pain, stiffness and spasm in various locations, but particularly the neck, shoulder, hip, low back and legs...

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Si Ni San Wan to Release Constraint

August 30, 2019

Mayway Staff

Si Ni San Wan

In the modern clinic, Si Ni San is used for Liver Qi stagnation patterns with cold extremities, stress, emotional upset and digestive disturbance. Key symptoms include digestive issues in a patient with cold hands and feet where the cold is usually limited to the fingers and toes and doesn’t extend past the wrists or ankles, symptoms are worsened by strong emotions and stress, and are accompanied by a wiry pulse and a red tongue.

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Qing Wei Wan for Stomach Heat and Fire Uprising

July 1, 2019

Mayway Staff

Ba Ji Yin Yang

Qing Wei San was written by Li Dongyuan and published in his classic formula book, Lan Shi Mi Cang/Secrets from the Orchid Chamber, in 1336 A.D. Qing Wei San is indicated for Stomach heat and fire causing occasional toothache, and occasional mouth sores on the tongue and lips.

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Ba Ji Yin Yang Teapills to restore equilibrium of Yin and Yang

May 31, 2019

Mayway Staff

Ba Ji Yin Yang

As the name Ba Ji Yin Yang Wan implies, this “Yin Yang” formula featuring Ba Ji Tian restores the equilibrium of Yin and Yang to the body by warming Kidney Yang and the Ming Men fire while simultaneously preserving the Yin fluids that keep the fire in balance. Ba Ji Yin Yang Wan is specifically indicated for Kidney Yang deficiency leading to the instability of the lower jiao, resulting in the inability to store Jing-essence and contain or control body fluids.

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The Effects of the Use of Sulfites and Sulfur Fumigation

March 4, 2019

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Mayway Quality Assurance Manager

Mar 5, 2019 3:01:56 AMThere are well documented effects and adverse effects regarding the creation and use of sulfur dioxide and sulfites on the environment, on the food we eat, and in the production of wine. In this article, I will focus on the known adverse effects of the use of sulfur dioxide, sulfites, and sulfur fumigation on the health of humans and the quality and efficacy of Chinese herbs.

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Bai Zi Yang Xin Wan to treat Heart, Liver and Kidney Blood and Yin deficiency causing Shen disturbance

January 31, 2019

Mayway Staff

Bai zi yang xin wan with herbs In comparison with the more well-known An Shen Bu Xin Wan to calm the Shen, this formula was designed to primarily treat the underlying cause of the Shen disturbance, in this case Heart, Liver and Kidney Blood and Yin deficiency, while only secondarily focusing on calming the Shen.

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