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Stock outs: The long and the short of why it happens
Sometimes we’re out of stock due to things we can’t control like the weather, pollution, or politics, but mostly we’re out of something because we refuse to compromise on quality, safety or ethics. Wh...
Grow your Acupuncture Practice With Writing
Is there something about traditional Chinese medicine that’s sparked your interest lately, or that you’ve become passionate about over the years? Writing about it could do a lot more than you might ...
TCM Treats for Friends and Family
We are all busy towards the end of the year, so why not make life easier and get some holiday shopping done while placing your order with us at Mayway? We have all sorts of gift-worthy items you may...
Women’s Healing Clinic, Project Report
People’s lives changed at the Women’s Healing Clinic. People who were on the verge of giving up everything or going over the edge had their spirits touched, healed and lifted, leaving with new energy,...
Master Tung's Magic Points & Cupping in the Aftermath of the Coronavirus
Many acupuncturists are gradually reopening their practices. At the same time, a second wave of COVID-19 is sweeping through the country as people are becoming impatient with sanitation protocols and ...
Mid-Autumn Festival
For the last 3,000 years, Chinese people have celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival on the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar (September 10 this year). This important holiday gathers f...
'Tis the Season for Curing Pills
It's the season where we traditionally want to reach for Curing Pills, and this year they are especially useful. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned every familiar aspect of our lives upside down,...
泰 Tài / Tranquility/Peace
The Chinese New Year begins on midnight on the day of the second (or third) new moon following the winter solstice. This year it is February 12th. The hexagram associated with the first month and ...
Prepared Formulas as Practical Alternatives
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 t...
Tyger Tyger, Not So Burning Bright
2022 is the Year of the Tiger, and an update on the preservation of this magnificent animal seems fitting. Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway, discusses the current status of tiger conservation with ...
Jiě/ Relief 解 Spring I Ching
The hexagram associated with the fourth month of the Chinese lunar calendar or May on the solar/Gregorian calendar is Jiě 解/ Deliverance or Relief (#40). In the sequence of the gua, Jiě 解 follows ...
A Brief History of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in America
Chinese medicine has a long history in the US, even before the Chinese ever set foot in America. During America’s colonial period, Chinese tea, and herbs such as rhubarb, cinnamon, cardamon, an...
Chinese New Year Holiday Traditions
The Spring Festival is celebrated for 15 days, complete with activities, superstitions, gatherings and festivals. It is an ancient holiday which has developed over eons and while many customs are...
Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis & Topical Steroid Withdrawal Case Studies & Treatment (Part 2)
This article is Part 2 in the discussion of topical steroid withdrawal, eczema, and atopic dermatitis. David Heron shows the progression of an 18-year-old man who presented with skin rashes, crack...
Chuan Xiong Herb & Egg Soup
Boiling eggs together with herbs for a sweet soup is a common practice in Chinese food therapy. There are many variations depending on the herbs chosen.
History of the Mayway Building
Our building was designed by architects Jesse M. Shelton and E. T. Foulkes, constructed between 1939 and 1940 for the Coca-Cola Company, and was considered a modern architectural model for the time. I...
AWB Update: Responding to Hurricanes, Shootings and Wildfires
Acupuncturists Without Borders has never been called upon to respond to so many disasters as we have this fall. Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, th...
Pacific Symposium Updates 2017
Ideas are sparked every year at Pacific Symposium, and this year was no exception. It’s an event that attracts leaders and innovators in traditional Chinese medicine from across the country and beyond...
Let’s Make Chinese Herbal Tonic Wines
The first known mention of herbal tonic wine is from the Wu Shi Er Bing Fang (Prescriptions for 52 Ailments), which was unearthed at Ma Wang Dui tomb, an archaeological site located in Changsha, Chin...
A Brief History of Chinese Patent Medicine
What are now commonly referred to as “patent” medicines are prepared or manufactured Chinese herbal medicines, such as teapills and tablets, which have been made according to standard herbal formulas ...
Earth Day: Big and little ways Mayway contributes to a better environment
Our products travel almost half way around the Earth to get to you, and we are always conscious of this fact. We are mindful of not wasting, being efficient, and using as little packaging and packing ...
Lau Family Recipe: Bai Mu Er Tang
This Chinese sweet herbal soup with eggs is a New Year tradition at the home of Mayway's founders, where it's most often served on Renri, the 7th day of the New Year.
Trip to Bozhou, Part 1: Chinese Medicine City
Bozhou is home to arguably the largest Chinese herb market in the world. Estimated to have over 1 million mu (almost 165,000 acres) of herb cultivation, with 1 million people engaged in the planting, ...
Trip to Bozhou, Part 2: The People
My favorite part of travelling in China (and most anywhere) is meeting new people and learning about their lives. On this visit I met quite a few “herb people" of varying backgrounds, and witness...
Mayway's Herb Processing Facility - Hebei
In 1996, we opened the doors of our own herb processing facility in China, affectionately known as Mayway Hebei. Our campus is over 6.6 acres with separate manufacturing, quality control, and administ...
AHP's Response to Recent Criticism of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nature
Two recent articles in Nature presented critical views of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that are worthy of commentary. The articles focused on 4 primary presumptions: Safety of TCM; Need for TC...
What We Can Learn from East Asian Clinics: Specialization
In China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea traditional medicine is 99.9% herbs. In fact, you could walk around a random Chinese city all day and not find a single acupuncture clinic, but pass plenty of herba...
Chinese Medicine Day is March 17th!
In the United States we may know March 17th as a celebration of Irish heritage, but it's also a significant day in Chinese cultural history. It was the day when traditional Chinese medicine was...
Chinese Herb-Dyed Easter Eggs
Many Chinese herbs come from plants traditionally used for their brilliant dyes. We wondered if they could be used to color Easter eggs because that's the kind of herb nerds we are at Mayway. S...
Adaptogens and Chinese Herbology
The concept of an herbal adaptogen is a relatively recent one and its origin dates back to 1947 to a Soviet scientist, Nikolai Lazarev. Lazarev was searching for substances that would improve human ...
Chinese Herb Farming in the Pacific Northwest
Just outside of Olympia, WA Colleen Hayes is growing some crops that may seem unusual to some. She started growing Chinese and other Asian medicinal herbs 5 years ago after wondering where the herbs ...
Teapill Upgrades: New Technology for TCM at Lanzhou Foci
On June 22, fifty-foot tall red banners celebrated the transition to next level teapill manufacturing in Lanzhou. Lanzhou Foci, the maker of Min Shan® and most of our Plum Flower® teapills, reached a...
Chinese Medicinal Herb Beer
Recently, one of our staff who is a homebrewer, and another who is our chief herbalist collaborated on a brewing experiment using Chinese herbs. After much discussion and some decoction sampling, we...
Are You Under-Prescribing Extract Powders?
One of the common questions to our consultants from clinicians is regarding the recommended dosages for our extract powder formulas and single herbs. What is the extract powder dosage equivalent of si...
Mayway, the FDA, Product Claims and Social Media
Due to FDA regulations, Mayway is sometimes required to not allow particular social media posts to appear on certain social media, like Facebook, or to not acknowledge or respond to some posts on oth...
Consultant's Corner: Notes on Herb Administration
I’m frequently asked for advice on the best time to take herbs, and while often there is no universal answer to that question, here are a few notes on interactions with food, dosage intervals and spec...
The Yin and Yang of Cancer and Climate Change
Almost all of what we hear about cancer comes from our usual western perspective. Things like how smoking can increase the likelihood of developing the condition and how eating vegetables can reduce t...
Chilled Mung Bean & Coconut Milk Dessert Soup
This chilled dessert soup is a family favorite made by Mrs. Meilin Lau, the mother of Mayway's four sibling owners. Mrs. Lau is Chinese, but grew up in Vietnam where her mother often prepared s...
AWB Update: Healing Community Trauma: Empowering Acupuncturists to Transform Their Communities
"Acupuncturists Without Borders' (AWB) vision is to help build stable, peaceful, global communities. Knowing that unresolved trauma can have repercussions for decades, we train acupuncturist...
Comment on the NY Attorney General’s recent investigation of herbal supplements
In the news recently was an article involving dietary supplements that has attracted a lot of attention. The New York State Attorney issued cease-and-desist letters to four national retail chains, dem...
Releasing Trauma: Considering Late- versus Early-Onset in the Treatment of PTSD
A common archetype of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is the aging, war-torn veteran, but in an era of constant and intimate exposure to tragic imagery and social injustice from across ...
China Diary April 2011: Visiting Mayway in Anguo
An excerpt from a travel diary written by Rebecca Clarke, published in the magazine of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) the governing organization for Chinese herbal medicine in the UK. ...
Herb Processing at the Mayway Hebei Facility
In April the Mayway Hebei facility in Anguo opened its doors for tours for the first time and I was fortunate to be among the Mayway US staff that led the tour. My first impression as I walked into th...
Why Microbial Testing?
Microbial testing is conducted in support of processing that is free from contamination caused by harmful microorganisms. Since the presence of microbials is indicative of spoilage of product or poten...
Sustainability Issues of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine: Restricted Herb and Resource List
This is a list of restricted and/or prohibited Chinese herbs that cannot be exported from China or imported into the US. Some of these restrictions are only now being implemented and have not yet ...
Astragalus and Immunity
There are over 100 scientific studies on astragalus’ effect on immune function. Actually, if we include studies on cancer and other diseases that are governed by immune function, the amount is over 30...
Mayway Opens Its Doors to Students
This September, Mayway hosted its first ever student field trip. ACTCM professor Mark Frost brought over his Patent Medicines Class students to get a first-hand, behind-the- scenes look at the bu...
Treatment of Constipation (bian bi 便秘) with Chinese Medicine
Constipation (bian bi 便秘) is difficulty in passing stools, prolonged intervals between stools, or a desire to defecate without the ability to do so partially or completely. The stools may be hard, dry...
Herbal Wisdom Over the Counter
I believe that some Chinese herbal remedies should be available for everyday ailments in a similar way to other simple, over the counter remedies, with stronger remedies available from a Chinese herba...
Chinese Medicinals - Changes, Differences, and Challenges in the Last Twenty Years
We are not left here on earth without recourse for our physical bodies. This was a recent revelation to me [in thought] after having been in the health care and education business for 40 years an...
An Argument for Delaying the Availability of Over-the-Counter Chinese Herbal Formulas in the United States
In contemporary American culture, Chinese herbal formulas have their highest potential for patients in the U.S. when prescribed by a licensed herbalist. The traditional use of Chinese herbal formulas ...
Chinese Herbal Medicine: More Than the Sum of its Parts
Western medicine and traditional medicine are as different as they are similar. Down to their very ideological roots - science and the ancient healing arts always seem to be having the same conversati...
Treatment of Headache with Chinese Medicine
Headache (tou tong 头痛)is pain in the head. Almost everyone will experience a headache at one time or another. As an isolated event in response to some postural, physical or emotional state, a headache...
Chinese Herbs & Pesticides
The pesticide issue is real and Mayway is appreciative of Greenpeace’s recent article raising the alarm, but it is more complicated than either Greenpeace’s or Harvard’s recent studies ...
Chinese Medicine Treatment of Rhinitis
Rhinitis, whether seasonal or perennial, is usually an allergic condition. In TCM terms we relate this concept to deficiency of wei qi. The wei (or protective) qi has its basis in Kidney yang and is d...
Best Before Dates & Chinese Herbs
We have tested and retested many of our herbs and extract powders over the years, and have found that even after 5 years or more, that the product is essentially unchanged in terms of many testing...
Fainting and Funny Turns: Part 2
This article is an excerpt from the Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine: The Treatment of Disease with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Volume 3 by Will Maclean and Jane Lyttleton. It is being pre...
Equus asinus and the Endangered Species Act
Most ē jiāo comes from donkeys raised as domestic livestock in Shandong province in the People’s Republic of China. Donkeys are primarily used for transport either for riding, packing of goods, or pul...
Fainting and Funny Turns: Part 1
Fainting is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. The episode may be preceded by a variety of symptoms such as dizziness, hyperventilation, the feeling that one is sinking, or that everything is ...
Letter From a Customer Regarding Gluten
The appearance of our Shu di huang has nothing to do with the gluten aspect of the herb, the round appearance has everything to do with the way the Sheng di huang (Rehmania glutinosa root – raw) is sl...
Determining the Appropriateness of a Formula
Many practitioners have contacted the Mayway consultants over the years with questions regarding how to determine whether a given formula is appropriate for their patient. Though there is not alw...
Herb Identification and Authentication
Have you ever wondered how we determine if the herbs that we are supplying you for your patients are the correct species? That they are not inferior or toxic herbs that are being substituted for the t...
Administering Herbs to Children
One series of questions that the Mayway Herbal Consultants consistently receive relates to administering Chinese herbs to children. Many practitioners in the field know that Chinese medicine can be he...
Ginseng Black Chicken Soup
Everyone can use a little Qi nourishment at this time of year, and this classic Chinese herbal chicken soup gives a well-rounded boost to the system. This recipe uses Mayway's USDA-certified orga...
Qi Ye Lian and Oxalic Acid
In November, 2011, we received communication from a veterinarian about a dog that was receiving one of Mayway’s herbal formulas. The circumstances resulted in an adverse event report. At Mayway, we lo...
Learning to Use Patent Medicines in a Public Health Care Setting with Limited Resources
This article explores learning about how to use prepared Chinese medicines in a public health care setting in the treatment of patients with limited resources.
Women's Voices in Traditional Chinese Medicine
We are celebrating women's health and the fabulous contributions that women are making in traditional Chinese medicine! Check out our interviews with Yvonne Charles of Charlotte Maxwell Clini...
The Effects of the Use of Sulfites and Sulfur Fumigation
There 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 artic...
Ximena's Dream - Healing at the Border
AWB made its fourth service trip to Espacio in February, right before CoVid shelter-in-place regulations went into effect. Luckily, we were able to complete a NADA ear acupuncture training for 10 mi...
Coronavirus Effects on Our Herb Supply
Many of you have inquired as to if/how the coronavirus situation in China will affect our supply of herbs. We have been in regular contact with our suppliers and manufacturers since news of the outbre...
Coronavirus: CE Course Modern Research from Traditional Chinese Medicine
In this 2 hour continuing education distant learning course taught by Michael McCulloch, L.Ac., MPH, PhD Epidemiologist, we will review modern Traditional Chinese Medicine cold and flu research, herbs...
Novel Formulas for Releasing the Exterior
We have added 17 new prescription templates for our practitioners to use for creating customized formulas for their patients. Several formulas were created by Michael McCulloch of the Pine Street Foun...
Virtual Practice Ideas
As practitioners are closing their clinics for the safety of all, many are left wondering if their businesses will survive. Trying times call for creative measures. We have tips on how to evolve to co...
Herb Supply April 2020 Update
Our manufacturers and suppliers in China are in operation and are working over-time to fulfill our orders. For products that are out of stock or that have low inventory, we are working with suppliers ...
Coronavirus COVID-19 Webinar Playback
Michael McCulloch of the Pine Street Foundation talks about Coronavirus COVID-19 statistics, clinical trials, and ways to support patients using Traditional Chinese Medicine. Watch the March 20th &...
Mayway Helpful How-To's
We've created helpful How-To videos to guide you through the custom features on our website. See how to quickly create a custom prescription, customize a prescription template, manage your addres...
Helpful Tips on Using Mayway Herbs' Prescription Service
As the needs of patients are becoming more specialized, the demand for custom herbal formulas is on the rise. We've created tips for using our Dispensary service, links to a fillable decoction in...
Damp as a Vector of Pathogenesis
Damp is one of the six exogenous pathogenic influences defined in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In English, as an archaic medical term, the word “damp” originally meant “vapor”, “steam" or "...
Understanding How Qi Gong Promotes Health
Breathe 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 ...
Restful Sleep Formulas
When the Shen, frequently translated as “Mind”, is disturbed this can cause someone to experience sleep complications. We will take a deeper look at three formulas for Calming the Shen that lead to a ...
Herbalist Corner: Suan Zao Ren & Bai Zi Ren
Mark Frost, Herbal Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) joins Mayway to highlight 2 important herbs in the Calm Spirit Category. Suan Zao Ren and Bai Zi Ren are discussed ...
A message from the I Ching and from Us
"The Book of Changes contains the measure of Heaven and Earth; therefore, it enables us to comprehend the Tao of Heaven and Earth and its order. Looking forward, we contemplate with its help th...
Herbalist Corner: Sang Ye & Ju Hua
Mark 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 incl...
The Cost of Making Hay While the Sun Shines
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 ...
Essential 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 it...
Two Essential Formulas for Challenging Times
Mayway Herbs is pleased to announce two extract granule products that are based upon recent clinical assessment and research from China. Although templates of these formulas are currently available in...
Herbalist Corner: Huang Qi and Fang Feng
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 impo...
Purple Cloud Salve
Have you ever wanted to make your own therapeutic ointments from Chinese herbs? Skye Sturgeon leads you through easy and straightforward, step by step instructions that teach you how to make Zi ...
Musculoskeletal Discomfort Formulas
As with all clinical treatment, syndrome pattern differentiation is essential. With musculoskeletal complaints, we need to discern whether muscle or connective tissues, including tendons and ligam...
Are Patients Suffering in Silence?
Some clinics have returned to more normal rhythms, while others are working with patients via telemedicine and herbal practices. For those who are seeing folks in their clinics, they may have noti...
Chinese Herbs and Chicken Soup
The days are getting shorter, colder and wet. Today is a perfect day for having a warm bowl of chicken soup. Mothers and grandmothers all over the world recommend, “Give ‘em some chicken soup!” Ch...
Wind and Cold Damp Bi
One of the most common reasons that patients seek treatment from licensed acupuncturists is for musculoskeletal aches and mild pain (Tòng 痛), both acute and chronic. There may also be decreased ra...
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 ...
Fraudulent TCM in the Market
Mayway's manufacturing partner Lanzhou Foci Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has released a statement regarding fraudulent claims of manufacturing of teapills and tablets.
We Are Mayway
Meet the Mayway team, get a behind the scenes glimpse of our dispensary, warehouse, meet our staff, and get to know a bit more about our company.
Deep Dive into Extract Powders & Granules
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.
Dosage Considerations of Extract Powders and Granules
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...
How Extract Powders 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!
Herbalist Corner - Cang Er Zi & 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 formula...
Herbalist Corner - Yu Zhu & Bei Sha Shan
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...
Recovery Formulas for “Lingering Evil Qi”
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 s...
Legend of the White Phoenix
For practitioners of Chinese medicine, the black interior and paradoxical white feathered exterior represent and mirror the consolidation of Yin and Yang. Thus, the black-skinned silkie chicken is c...
Black Chicken Soup for Pregnancy
We're sharing a delicious and time-honored family recipe. It contains nutrients derived from pork and black chicken, as well as tonifying herbs to promote a woman’s optimal health during pregna...
Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang for Hot Flashes
Menopause is the phase in a woman’s life during which she transitions from a reproductive to a non-reproductive stage. Literally, the word is used to indicate the permanent cessation of menstruati...
Renewed Formulas: Qing Fei Yi Huo & 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 th...
Health Tips for the Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival 端午節 (for 2021, it falls on Monday, June 14th) is not only about boat races and delicious rice dumplings, but since ancient times was a time to focus on health.  The luna...
Kai Kit Wan: For men over 50
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 g...
Case Study: Kidney Yang Deficiency or Liver Yang Rising?
Acupuncturist Skye Sturgeon reviews a case study of a 68-year-old male whose chief complaint was cold feet, intermittent low back pain, and chronic tinnitus. Traditional Chinese medicine treatment...
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 sufficie...
Three Herb Formulas for Food Stagnation
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 ...
Cordyceps Cs-4: A Sustainable Alternative
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 P...
Field to Market: An educational video for Chinese herb quality
Dr. Skye Sturgeon presents Field to Market: How Quality and Safety of Chinese Herbs are Ensured (originally recorded on November 13, 2019)
Patent Medicines in China
Mayway President Yvonne Lau discusses Patent Medicines in China with Mr. Han Jian Li regarding the TCM industry, manufacturing challenges, and the impact of COVID-19.
Fall 2021 Herb Report
Yvonne Lau of Mayway Herbs provides an update on the Chinese herb industry including economic pressures, harvest, and supply challenges.
Teapill Manufacturing Behind the Scenes Video
Join Hugh Lau, Owner and Designer for Mayway Herbs, as he takes us behind the scenes to show us how Teapills are made!
Sustainability of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions unde...
The Medicine of Peace: How Herbs Can Be Used to Treat Stress, Pain and Trauma
Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) works throughout the US and internationally to bring trauma-informed, integrative health care to communities impacted by disaster, violence, climate change, povert...
Goji Berry & Apple Pie
The beloved apple has many benefits from a TCM perspective, aside from it being a nourishing and crunchy treat. Apples are cool, sweet Yin tonics that enter the Heart, Lung and Stomach meridians, and ...
復 Fù / Return, Revival, Inflection Point, Winter Solstice
The winter solstice has always been celebrated in China as the resting time of the year. In winter the life energy is still underground. The Return of Light is just beginning; therefore, it must...
Eight Treasure Duck Recipe
A special dish for festive occasions, 8 Treasure Duck is a delicacy you can make at home. The “8” refers to there being 8 precious ingredients stuffed into a duck and braised. Fillings, marinades,...
Four Treatment Principles, Three Formulas, Two Years Later
We receive many inquiries about the latest information coming from China, and for the past two years, a sizable portion of questions have been pandemic-related. This article will answer some of thos...
Southern (Nan) Ban Lan Gen - An Important Herb for the Times
Since 2020, we have faced many challenges, and also many opportunities for change. Possibly at no other time in modern history has there been a greater moment for Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) to be a...
TCM Heat and Inflammation
Latent heat (潜热 qiánrè) as a Chinese medicine concept has ancient origins dating to the Huangdi Nei Jing and the Shang Han Lun, first appearing in Chapters 3 and 5 of the Su Wen. It was used to expl...
Majestic Yang Teapills
Majestic Yang Teapills endeavors to treat various deficiencies by tonifying Yang, strengthening Qi and Blood, and nourishing Jing-essence. It is an intricate formula that, in addition to Yang tonic he...
Atherosclerosis and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States and worldwide, closely followed by cancer, and then COVID-19. In this article, the risk factors of coronary artery dise...
Making Organic Chen Pi for Your Clinic
Chen pi (陈皮 chén pí) is an extremely important herb in the Materia Medica, as it is widely used to regulate and move the Middle Burner Qi, and for assistance in treating cough due to Dampness and Ph...
Exploring Blood and Immunity in TCM
There is often a tendency in TCM education to equate the TCM concept of Wèi Qì (衞氣) with the immune system and this leads to oversimplification and misunderstanding. In traditional Chinese medicin...
Safety Concerns of Talc
We have an ongoing commitment to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) compliance and transparency, especially regarding disclosures and the labeling of our products. This is why talc appears on the ...
Supply Update Fall 2022
Eva Lau, Vice President of Mayway Herbs, provides an update on the supply chain for Chinese herbal medicine including overviews of climate change and storm impact on current and future supply.
Perfect Partners: Acupuncturists Without Borders & Mayway
Carla Cassler of Acupuncturists Without Borders provides a recap of 2022: New modalities added to the AWB trauma-informed toolkit, disaster response work, and ongoing support for refugees, veterans,...
Charlotte Maxwell Clinic: Health, Hope and Healing
For 31 years, the Oakland-based nonprofit has provided free access to compassionate, integrative care for thousands of San Francisco Bay Area low-income women with cancer. Inspired by the vision of ...
Mayway 2022 Year Recap
A snapshot of our 53rd year in business showcasing new products, our environmental commitments, and a special message from Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway Herbs.
IVF and Queer Couples: A Practitioner's Perspective
Western studies have confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture for fertility outcomes. For over 20 years, Rachel Blunk, L.Ac., has worked with reproductive endocrinologists to help improve fertility...
Hives and Children
In this video clip from the Mayway course "Pediatrics and Shonishin," Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D. discusses TCM treatments for hives in children.
Exploring Fresh Local Food-Herbs
We highlight several easy to source Chinese medicinal herbs that are also excellent culinary herbs. Chinese dietary therapy emphasizes the concept of Yao Shi Tong Yuan 药食同源 “medicine and food have t...
Inside the Mayway Dispensary
Take a look behind the scenes at how Mayway creates custom formulas for your patients. From whole herbs, powdered raw herbs, extract granules and encapsulated formulas, we have the expertise to cr...
Longevity, TCM and The Hallmarks of Aging
This article discusses longevity, quality of life, and what factors affect aging populations.
TCM Approaches for Elderly Men's Health
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 cond...
Herb Supply & Sustainability Update October, 2023
Updates in years past have usually emphasized the impacts of global demand and government regulations on herb supply. These challenges continue, but moving to the forefront this year is the role of c...
Navigating Holiday Eating - Healing the Yi Spirit
Self-healing principles are about making small changes consistently, keeping promises we make for ourselves, learning to set clear boundaries, and healing our relationship with food. The key here ...
Empowering Holistic Wellness: Charlotte Maxwell Clinic's 2023 Highlights
Empowering holistic wellness in 2023, East Bay integrative care clinic expands access to services, welcomes new volunteers, and fosters vital partnerships to serve San Francisco Bay Area low-incom...
Nourishing Eel and Astragalus Soup
With nutrient-dense eel and Astragalus at its core, this delicious recipe tonifies Qi, Blood and Yin, disperses wind and cold, drains damp, and strengthens bones. A perfect combination for preve...
Novel Formulas for Releasing the Exterior: 2024
Recent 2024 reports show virus numbers surging. These 11 prescription templates have been created to help frame custom formulas for your patients. These formulas were extracted from the National Hea...
Preparing for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, traditionally called Chūn Jié 春節 or “Spring Festival” is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. 15 days long, it is a celebration of the renewal of life, a time for ri...
Hair Loss and Traditional Chinese Medicine
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 qual...
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan / Seven Treasures for Hair
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. ...
Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis & Topical Steroid Withdrawal (Part 1)
Eczema is a broad term used to describe numerous related but different conditions involving redness, inflammation, itching of the skin, possibly scaling and occasionally the presence of vesicles...
Second Trimester: The Fourth Month
Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D. incorporates her midwifery and traditional medicine (both American and Asian) into her discussion of the Fourth Month of gestation. She discusses ancient writings and how...
Video Slideshow of the History of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the US
Yvonne Lau of Mayway Herbs walks us through historical photos showing us how Chinese herbal medicine has evolved in the United States over the last 150 years.
Er Long Zuo Ci Wan and Tinnitus
Er long Zuo Ci Wan, also known as Tinnitus Left Supporting Pills, is discussed in support of tinnitus caused by insufficient Kidney and Liver Yin with Deficiency Heat and Liver Yang Rising.
Herb Story: Zi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf)
Zi Su Ye is an herb commonly served with fish in sushi restaurants. Read this entertaining and educational herb story that's all about Perilla Leaf and its usefullness for tummy troubles!
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