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Update on the Global Acupuncture Project in Uganda
In November, 2014 the Global Acupuncture Project (formerly The PanAfrican Acupuncture Project) embarked on a new initiative. Having trained over 300 health-care workers in Uganda, we began visiting ou...
Update on the Acupuncturists Without Borders Nepal Earthquake Relief Project
Due to AWB’s ongoing work in Nepal, a trauma healing “infrastructure” has been put in place, with trained practitioners already on the ground. This is a huge gift to Nepal’s recovery. AWB Nepal practi...
How can Chinese medicine practitioners effectively advocate the safety and efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine?
Mayway Scholarship Essay: The globalization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has focused attention on both the health promoting benefits of these medicinals as well as the potential ch...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fall 2021 Herb Report
Yvonne Lau of Mayway Herbs provides an update on the Chinese herb industry including economic pressures, harvest, and supply challenges.
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...
Charlotte Maxwell Integrated Cancer Clinic
Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (CMC), the Oakland, CA-based nonprofit women’s clinic, is celebrating 30 years of providing free access to compassionate integrative care, including acupuncture, herbs, body...
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.
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...
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.
Our Quest for Organic Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Obviously, the idea of having organic Chinese herbs is very appealing, and over the years many customers have asked us why we didn’t carry them. What most of our newer customers don’t know is that we ...
Finding the Right Ginseng
Ginseng is arguably one of the most well-known Chinese medicinal herbs, yet the word is casually used to refer to many different herbs, some with slight variations and others with completely different...
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...
The Year of the Earth Dog and its Clinical Implications
In February, we celebrate Chinese New Year and begin the Year of the Yang Earth Dog. What does this mean for you and your patients? In this article we explore the energetics of the year, how they infl...
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...
Fires and Metal: Fall Lung Formulas
Autumn 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 seaso...
The Chinese Medicine Treatment of Cough
Coughing, in the language of TCM, is simply a failure of the natural descent of Lung qi, or a rebellion of Lung qi upwards. There are two general mechanisms: Lung qi which is too weak to descend, and ...
Sha Shen Yu Zhu Soup
A light yet earthy soup for nourishing and moistening the Lungs as the seasons change, Bei Sha Shen (glehniae root) combines here with Yu Zhu (Solomon’s seal root) and Bai Mu Er (tremella fungus) to s...
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 ...
Dragon Boats, Dumplings and a Patriotic Poet
Zongzi are a traditional food during the Dragon Boat Festival. The story behind these dumplings started over a thousand years ago during the Warring States period, when there were seven kingdoms in Ch...
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 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...
Lucky Start for Chinese New Year
Don't cut your hair, do clean your house, and by all means, have an extra dumpling. With the Chinese New Year coming up, let's take a look at some of the Chinese traditions you can follow ...
Growing Herb Demand and Quality Concerns
Fakes, reconditioned and counterfeit herbs. Take a look into the shadier side of herb sourcing and learn what you can do to avoid it. Chinese herbs are commodities, and traded in the billions of doll...
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...
Consultant’s Corner: Determining the Right Dosage for Your Patient
Although Chinese medicine is an herb-based tradition and is regulated in the United States as “food supplements”, as practitioners we know that it is nonetheless still medicine. In China most prepared...
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...
Optimizing Female Fertility with Prepared Chinese Medicines
Traditional Chinese medicine gynecologists have known for thousands of years that regulating the menstrual cycle promotes fertility. Modern practitioners have begun to incorporate the knowledge we h...
Stabilizing Shen and Hun: Insomnia
Insomnia (bù mèi 不寐, shī mián 失眠) is difficulty sleeping. Insomnia includes inability to sleep, difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, restlessness at night, a disordered sleep cycle and dre...
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 ...
Needling Master Tung’s Double Child, Double Fairy
Susan presents her needling notes for these important paired points, along with tips on when to use them and combinations to use with different presentations, in this excerpt from her upcoming Master...
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...
Acupuncture Relief Project: Groundbreaking Research in Nepal
Right now, little is known about the health risks and problems in rural Nepal. No one knows exactly how many cases of diabetes or hypertension are in the population because most of the cases are undia...
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...
Assessing and Treating Pediatric Fevers with Chinese Medicine
Fevers are nature’s way of fighting off organisms that cause sickness by creating an environment that is inhospitable to pathogenic life forms. Fevers are also instrumental in developing and fine-tun...
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...
Abdominal Distension: (fu zhang 腹脹, pi man 痞滿)
Fu zhang refers to a sense of fullness, discomfort, blockage or obstruction across the either the upper or lower abdomen, or across the abdomen as a whole. Pi man is distension specifically in the epi...
3 Practical Tips to Bring in More Patients this Week, the Introverted Way
Did you know that 30-50% of people are introverts? But what’s taught about how to grow an acupuncture practice often assumes that you’re an extrovert. The idea of always having to be putting yourself ...
The Primary Pathological Triad
The primary pathological triad is three patterns of pathology that frequently occur simultaneously, are tightly interlinked and mutually engendering. The triad comprises Spleen yang qi deficiency, Liv...
Moxa Strengthens the Kidneys and Mingmen Fire
Moxa is an excellent way to deeply warm the body, more important now, as we head into fall and winter. In fact, between the change of seasons, there is a two to four week period referred to as “Moxa S...
77.18 Shen Guan and Three Emperors – Master Kidney Point
“Shen Guan” means Kidney Gate. This is Dr. Tung’s master Kidney point (77.18), and there is no more powerful point for the Kidney. It tonifies not only the Kidney, but also the Spleen and the Yin, and...
The Miracle of Master Tung’s Magic Points: ‘Correct Tendons’ Amazing for Neck Pain
There are countless fabulous points left to us by Master Tung Ching Chang, but I rate 77.01 & 77.02, Correct Tendons, in the top five. Though they may take a little practice to perfect, these poin...
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 Lyme Disease and Climate Change
Though we’re encouraged to see it as two distinct issues, Chinese medicine can help us recognize that what’s happening with the climate is being mirrored in our internal environment. In particular, th...
Spring Recipe: Tonifying Stir-fry with Astragalus Rice
Prepare your body for spring with this delicious herb meal! Pungent and sweet flavors nourish the body, invigorate the Liver, and increase the flow of Qi and Blood needed to fuel Spring’s expansive an...
Lunaception: How the Moon, Light & Dark Affect Fertility
Find out why a dark room and a light bulb could be keys to conceiving, and how to balance Yin and Yang by cycling in harmony with the moon. The term “lunaception” was originally coined by Louise Lacey...
2017: The Year of the Fire Rooster and its Clinical Implications
2017 brings the Year of the Fire Rooster. As you may know, the energy of each year is different, and is named for its Chinese Zodiac animal. Each animal represents different energetic implications for...
“Relieve Depression and Plant Jade Decoction” for the Treatment of Infertility caused by Mental Emotional Depression
Women are infertile for many reasons. Although many have significant Kidney deficiency or other etiologies, a large percentage of infertility cases are actually due to mental depression causing longst...
Reishi Hot Cocoa
It’s the time of year to get cozy with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and what better way to add a little warmth than with herbs? Drinking chocolate is a New World tradition that goes back to the ti...
Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup
Chinese herbal chicken soup is one of the best ways to strengthen the Qi and Blood to prepare for Autumn and Winter. Although the Chinese and Western views about when to eat chicken soup differ, both ...
A Growing Conversation for Domestic Production 2016
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm in Northern California, is primarily an educational and research farm and to date have grown out more than 260 different Chinese herb crops. Herb quality, ecological cu...
Changes in Herbal Medicines from Ancient Times to the Present
The classical literature of Chinese medicine remains highly relevant in the modern era, as many of the basic theories and herbal combinations emphasized in clinical practice were first established in ...
Chinese Medicine Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Whilst not explicitly discussed in the classical Chinese medical literature, the prostate is considered part of the Kidney organ system in contemporary texts. Although the influence of the Kidneys is ...
Men's Health: Male Factor Infertility
The incidence of male factor infertility is believed to be increasing in the Western world. In Chinese, the word for sperm and essence is the same (jīng 精 ), that is, they have the same origin and are...
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...
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...
Pork Soup with Shan Yao, Bai He & Gou Qi Zi
This delicious, light and simple pork and herb soup is an excellent recipe to prepare the body for spring. Spring is the season of wood and its associated organ the Liver. It is the season of activi...
Introduction to Shonishin, Pediatric Acupuncture
Shonishin is a pediatric method developed in Japan, which was based upon TCM theories from 2,000 years ago. It first came into practice in the 17th century, but in the last 80 years it has become the ...
Pediatric Shonishin Case Study: A Full Childhood
I shall call the child Levi. He first came to me at 21 months of age and stopped coming when he was getting ready to finish high school and already on his way to college. Levi’s mother called me on th...
2016: Treating Patients in the Year of the the Fire Monkey
Chinese New Year is February 8th this year, the beginning of the year of the fire, or red, monkey. As acupuncturists, how can we prepare for the patients we’ll be seeing this year, simply by knowing t...
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 ...
Warming Lamb with Shan Yao Potatoes and Greens
According to Chinese medicine, lamb is the perfect meat to warm and tonify Kidney Qi and Yang during the cold winter months. Lamb is classified as warm, sweet, tonifies the Spleen and Kidney, tonifies...
The Treatment of Depression with Chinese Medicine
Depressed patients experience a range of symptoms in addition to the mood component, and it is helpful to think of depression as a disorder that interferes with the basic aspects of life: the energy f...
Hypothesis on the Purpose of Domestication of Prunus persica Dated to 8,000 BP (Before Present) at Kuahuqiao, Zhejiang Province
Recent research has arisen that, seen through the eyes of this author, suggests we can now confidently move the date of the history of herbal medicine back beyond 5,000 years to at least 8,000 yea...
Making a Ripple
“How can I help you?” This simple question should summarize our relationship with our patients by placing us in a role of service to our patients. Unfortunately, all too often, the question is present...
Miso & Shiitake Mushroom Soup
According to Chinese medicine, Miso is neutral to cool, sweet and salty in nature, promotes Blood circulation and regulates the water passageways, detoxifies, nourishes Yin and tonifies the Spleen and...
The Dance of Water & Fire: Study of the Triple Heater
The role of the triple heater is a complicated one. Elisabeth’s study of the Neijing texts allows us to start by defining the fu , their shared functions, extent of those roles, and the connections be...
Helping Children with Autism, a Chinese Medical Perspective
Lola Burmeister, L.Ac. discusses Autism Spectrum Disorder from a Chinese medicine perspective. Her detailed analysis discusses TCM formulas and treatments that vary based on the defining symptoms a...
The Change of Seasons - Preparing for Autumn
Autumn is the season of metal, which governs organization, storage, setting limits and protecting boundaries, and pertains to the Lung and Large Intestine organs. The Lung governs the Qi of the body, ...
Summer Recipe: Herbal Tonic with Fresh Watermelon
Drinking this slightly bitter tonic tea is a perfect way to cool down and nourish Qi, Blood and Yin in the summer heat. This trio of herbs promotes a healthy immune response, normal energy levels, men...
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...
Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine
Diabetes mellitus (tang niao bing 糖尿病, literally ‘sweet urine disease’) is an increasingly common disorder in both affluent and developing societies. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a syndrome of impair...
An Integrated Approach to Caring for Patients with Hyperemesis
Raven Lang shares a story about a patient of mine with hyperemesis. I share this story to point out that there are times when a practitioner must realize the limits to what can be done with TCM trea...
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...
Treatment of Obesity with Chinese Medicine
Obesity (fei pang 肥胖) is on the rise worldwide and is the most common nutrition related disorder in the developed world. Most commonly it is associated with an increase in the energy value and...
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...
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,...
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...
Shen Qi Wu Wei Zi Wan / Abundant Qi Plus Teapills to strengthen Wei Qi and calm the Shen
According to Chinese medicine theory, a person can only be invaded by wind if it is either very strong or if the person’s Wei Qi is too weak. Although there is no true substitute for a good diet and a...
Laughter is Good Medicine
Our teams regularly assist with child birth, respond to midnight emergencies, diagnose cases of cancer, parasitic infection and diabetes, and report suspected cases of polio to the World Healt...
Pediatric Acupuncture
Shonishin is a pediatric method of acupressure, massage, and needling that was developed in Japan and based upon TCM theories that are 2000 years old.
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 ...
Master Tung’s Magic Points and 11.17 Mu (The Wood Anger Points)
In more than thirty years of clinical practice, I have never found any point to be more useful than Master Tung’s points called “Mu” or wood points. My teacher, Dr. Miriam Lee (1926-2009), fondly call...
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...
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...
Thoughts, observations and the classical Chinese medicine view: The first trimester of pregnancy
The classic writings I quote are taken from the Zhubing Yuanhuo Lun, the Mawangdui, and Sun Si Miao. They will offer you the ability to contemplate the first three of the ten lunar months of pregnan...
"Sitting the Month" - Chinese Postpartum Resting Month & Herbal Soup Recipe
Special postpartum herbal soups and stews are nutrient-dense, easily digested and assimilated foods. They are used in traditional cultures around the world to help women with postpartum healing; to ...
Yu Dai Wan Teapills for Damp-Heat in the Uterus Causing Fluid Leakage
Yu Dai Wan supports the female reproductive system, at once clearing and tonifying to protect and balance vaginal flora and fauna. In traditional Chinese medicine normal vaginal discharge is produ...
Year of the Earth Pig: Health Predictions for the TCM Clinic
In 2019 we shifted from the Yang of the Earth Dog year to the Yin of the Earth Pig (or Boar). The easy-going Pig is not without his issues! The energetics of the year can influence everything from the...
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...
Zi Sheng Wan/Nourish Life Pills for a mixed excess and deficiency pattern of digestive upset
The primary goal of Zi Sheng Wan is to strengthen Spleen Qi and specifically the Spleen's ability to transform food and transport fluids, thus invigorating digestive function and increasing t...
Si Ni San Wan to Release Constraint
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 patien...
Ba Ji Yin Yang Teapills to restore equilibrium of Yin and 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 simulta...
Bai Zi Yang Xin to treat Heart, Liver, Kidney Blood and Yin deficiency causing Shen disturbance
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 Ki...
Winter Squash and Adzuki Bean Curry Recipe
Adzuki (sometimes spelled aduki) beans are the Chinese herb Chi xiao dou: sweet, sour and neutral to slightly cold, they drain dampness and heat from the body. When balanced with warming vegetables a...
Differential Diagnosis of Acne in Chinese Medicine
Taking into account the symptoms and characteristics of how the acne presents is vital to diagnosis. If pimples are primarily red, swollen, hot, painful, then it indicates true heat. If redness, swe...
Master Tung's Beside Three Miles for Shao Yang type migraine, and other issues of the head & face
Master Tung's Beside Three Miles & Lower Beside Three Miles are primary points for treating one-sided (Shao Yang) migraine headaches, spasm or pain, which often includes TMJ, the sternocl...
Qing Wei Wan for Stomach Heat and Fire Uprising
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...
Tian Ma Teapills - A Good Perimenopausal Formula?
In 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 ...
Autumn Rain Teapills for Dry Cough
Dr. 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...
Gan Mao Ling & Yin Chiao/Qiao – What’s the Difference?
Many 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-...
Coronavirus & Safety of Chinese Herbs
Because our products are sourced and manufactured in China, we want to address any concerns our customers and your patients may have about the safety of our products, particularly regarding ...
2020: Year of the Metal Rat
Welcome to the Year of the Rat! Not only is 2020 the start of a new decade, but in Chinese astrology, the Rat is the start of a new twelve year cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese Zod...
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...
History & Evolution of Liu Wei Di Huang Tang
March is National Kidney Awareness Month, and while "kidney" means more than the physiological kidneys in TCM, we want to spotlight one of the most essential and popular kidney formulas in t...
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...
Lung Clearing & Detoxifying Soup for Troubling Times
A complex understanding of how the physical environment influences the human body is central to Chinese medical thought and is a hallmark of its’ sophisticated view of health and disease. From the e...
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 ...
COVID-19 Webinar 2 CE Course Details (Recorded April 15, 2020)
In the second webinar broadcast in our COVID-19 series, Michael McCulloch, L.Ac., MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist shared new research regarding traditional Chinese medicine herbal prescribing with modern res...
Coronavirus Business Update
As we enter our third week of shelter-in-place, we have now resumed normal shipping turnaround times. Shipments to business addresses that are in shelter-in-place locations may not be delivered by del...
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 &...
Protect them with Jade Windscreen
For 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 influen...
Ling Zhi: Mushroom of Immortality
Ling Zhi (Reishi) is one of the most recognized Chinese herbs, both in appearance and in its many significant medicinal properties. It has been used for thousands of years to enhance health, clear min...
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...
Deep Dive on 3 Lung Formulas
In TCM terms, we say the Lung is the “tender organ” because it is directly exposed to the environment via the respiratory process and in its role in regulating the exterior. A wide variety of external...
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 ...
Lung Health Support Formulas
With 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 ...
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 ...
Anxiety: The Unsettled Shen
From 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. Accordin...
Long Yan Rou, Peanut & Fish Congee
Rice congee, or porridge, is a traditional staple of Cantonese cuisine eaten in the morning hours, between 7-11 AM, when the Stomach and Spleen Qi are ready for nourishment, gently warming the diges...
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...
The Great Harmonizing Prescription: Xiao Chai Hu Tang
Harmonizing is one of the eight treatment methods used in traditional Chinese medicine. In the contemporary practice of TCM, harmonizing prescriptions fall into four sub-categories: Shao Yang disord...
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 ...
On the Road to Recovery
As we slowly re-open our clinics, there are a few reasons to feel optimistic while still being cautious and very careful. Whether patients have had the virus or not, bodies, hearts and minds have c...
Facial Acupuncture in a time of Masks
Acupuncturist Michelle Gellis discusses how to modify your facial acupuncture protocol during the pandemic to safely continue your treatments, including modification of masks and your office e...
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...
Cooling Summer Heat: Sang Ju Yin
Summer is the time of year we are out in nature and enjoying the world around us. With nature in full bloom, not all of our friends and neighbors are necessarily enjoying all that nature provides....
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...
Strengthening Children's Resistance to Illness
As the summer gives way to fall and the lingering challenges posed by the current pandemic remain, we as parents and practitioners are naturally focused on protecting our children's health ...
Shonishin for Immune Building
In this video, Raven demonstrates Shonishin for strengthening the lungs. Shonishin is a pediatric method of acupressure, massage, and needling that was developed in Japan and is based upon TCM the...
Ear Discomfort in Children
An understanding of the unique nature of children's physiologies from the TCM perspective is essential in both diagnosing the specific nature of these clinical pictures, and in putting together...
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...
Case Study: Treatment for “Fen Ci” (粉刺) with TCM
Chinese herbal medicine can be very helpful to control one of the most common skin conditions in the world, known in traditional Chinese medicine as Fen Ci (粉刺) or “white thorns”, which can have a...
'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,...
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, i...
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 yo...
Inventory Updates & Offers
Catch up on inventory updates on some of your favorite products and find out when our popular calendars will arrive!
Wind-Damp Bi Pain Formulas Comparison
Explore 10 formulas for Wind-Damp Bi Pain to help practitioners quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.
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...
2021 - Year of the Metal Ox
The Lunar New Year in 2021 brings us the Year of the Metal Ox. After 2020, I’m sure we’re all glad to say goodbye to the pesky Rat! Let’s analyze what the Ox has in store. According to Chinese p...
Yang Tonics Comparison
Explore 7 Yang Tonics to help practitioners quickly and easily compare formulas, their functions, indications, and ingredients.
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 ...
Treating Trauma with NADA
As the New Year begins, we can see light in the midst of darkness. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely fade into a less virulent disaster for communities around the world, as more people gain immuni...
Calm Spirit Soup Recipe
The TCM concept of “form complementing form, organ complementing organ” (yi xing bu xing, yi zang bu zang 以形補形、以臟補臟 ) is well known throughout Asian culture and cooking. For example, eating walnuts ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Extract Powder Comparison Demonstration
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.
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!
3 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 prepa...
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...
Stewed Duck with Sha Shen & Yu Zhu
During the last year, many have experienced weariness, loss of loved ones, or lingering effects from long-term illness depleting our Yin (our reserves). As we move into Spring with a renewed sen...
Ci Wu Jia for Vitality and Recovery
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 ...
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...
A Comfortable Menopause
As some women experience minimal or no perimenopausal discomfort, what causes the symptoms that can be so debilitating to others? According to TCM, the main causes for discomfort all the way from pe...
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...
Huang Jing and Quail Soup Recipe
We combine Huang Jing with its moderate tonifying properties with Quail, Dang Shen, and Huang Qi to form a delicious soup. This is an excellent recipe for those recovering from a long illness or a p...
Herbalist Corner - Yin Yang Huo, Xu Duan & Tu Si Zi
Mark Frost from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco highlights 3 important Yang Tonic herbs often used in formulas that benefit men's health. Yin Yang Hu...
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...
Herb Supply Update July 2021
A quick update on import challenges, future herb stock concerns, and a list of popular items that are back in stock!
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 ...
Chicken & Chestnut Soup
We've created a delicious Chicken & Chestnut soup! Easily purchased in their dried form, chestnuts are considered in TCM to be “fruit for the kidneys" because they are particularly...
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...
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