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Important information on some symptoms you
may experience as you begin a regime of Chinese Herbs.
The History of Chinese Herbology
Chinese Medicine, also known as Oriental Medicine, is a
proven millennial healing method, with more than 3,000 years
of experience, Chinese Herbologist have observed millions of people, establishing, strengthening and
preserving a methodic tradition using natural formulations,
thus creating a high standard of safety and effectiveness.
Because of its effectiveness, Chinese Medicine is used
continuously today to treat any kind of illness
This is a practical guide, a simplified method of learning
with enough information to facilitate the usage of 14 Chinese herbal formulas. Each formula helps to
balance the “Meridians” (the ideology was taken from the
Theory of Acupuncture) of the body.
Through many centuries, these herbal formulas have produced
consistent results. The only modern variation is the use of
capsules, making them easier to take.
First, we will examine the philosophical base of healing and
healing methods used in Chinese Medicine. We will also
discuss the balancing of curative energy, and then we will
focus on a complete group of herbal formulas used for
balancing and recovering health through this healing method.
Basic Principles of Chinese
YIN and YANG
The Perspective of Equilibrium and Continuous Change
philosophers tried to explain the universe and its changes by
combining their beliefs about the relationship between human
beings and the physical and divine worlds. This is how the
concept of Yin and Yang came to be. They are cyclical,
opposite forces that complement each other, bring change and
attract each other. This is the most fundamental and profound
concept in Chinese philosophy.
Yin and Yang can be
explained as a duality -- neither part can exist without the
other. The symbol of Yin and Yang is called "Tai-Ji," and it
represents constant change, harmony and balance. Inside Yang
there is still a small amount of Yin, and inside Yin there is
still a small amount of Yang. Similar to a seed being dormant
during winter. Yang is waiting inside Yin to take its turn. A
sudden, refreshing storm in the middle of summer is an example
of how Yin is inside Yang. There are no absolutes, only cycles
of change. The following table shows how many opposites are
contained in this simple symbol.
Yin and Yang
represent all opposite principles in the universe.
Under Yang we
find the principles of:
sun, creation, heat, light, the sky, dominancy, external,
ascending, weightlessness, dryness, aggressiveness, clarity,
Under Yin we
find the principles of:
moon, conclusion, cold, darkness, the earth, submission,
internal, descending, heaviness, humidity, receptiveness,
Each of these
conditions determines its opposite condition. For example, the
sky is identified as the ideal part of Yang, Yin physically
defines the sky through the earth, or "what is not the sky."
And vice versa! One principle never completely dominates or
depends on the other. In life we pass through opposites --
health and sickness, riches and poverty, power and submission,
etc. -- which can be explained in terms of temporary dominancy
of one principle over the other. Inasmuch as neither principle
dominates eternally, every condition is subject to change to
its opposite condition.
Energy: A Direct Approach
In order to explain
the Chinese philosophy about energy, let's use an example. To
give its energy, a battery has two poles, one positive and one
negative. Like a battery, each organ in our body has two
polarities, a positive and negative. When we are born, we
discharge energy through our vital organs. There are few
people born with full polarity in an organ. We are all
discharged: we all have deficiencies.
Just as a battery
needs to be recharged, the organs of the body need recharging
as well. An organ may be deficient in either positive or
negative energy. Chinese herbal formulations support the body
and recharge the organs. When the body is energized
adequately, its organs work well and interact properly. They
produce the necessary hormones and enzymes in adequate
amounts, and the body can repair what needs to be repaired. It
enters into "homeostasis," a perfect balance of health and
As each organ can
be energy deficient on the negative or the positive side,
symptoms may be manifested as positive or negative energy
deficiencies from each main organ, and later from the whole
body. Whether you are deficient in positive or negative
energy, there is a Chinese formula that helps to rectify these
Fourteen Formulas for Six
One Vital Energy Function
Here, symptoms are
indicated according to the 14 formulas used to resolve
deficiencies in the six main organs and the vital energy
function of the body.
Pancreas & Heat
Vital energy (Chi
How to Take Chinese
Start by taking just one capsule
from each bottle in the morning hours unless advised to take
more than one by your nutritional consultant. Never begin
taking them in the late afternoon or evening.
A basic treatment lasts six
months: three months with "negative" formulas and three months
with "positive" formulas, or vice versa. Your nutritional
counselor may make changes to this basic treatment.
If your test results are evenly
distributed between Negative and Positive, begin with the
Negative pack for the first three months, then switch to
Positive for the remaining three months.
Eating correctly will make this
even more effective but is not necessary for results.
If you are going to Mix and
Match, using some Positive and some Negative formulas, retake
the questionnaire (or get tested) after 3 months so see if you
need to change any of the formulas.
Chinese formulas may be taken
while on prescription medications, but capsules should be
taken two hours apart. Natural healing processes are slow and
require the client's patience and perseverance. These formulas
do not require diets or faith in order to produce effects.
They simply work!
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