Love, love, love this book. Would be a fantastic graduation gift for anyone completing a TCM program.
Advantages: Lends perspective on how to treat, how to work on different levels of dx in layers, etc. Clarifies the mindset for greater effectiveness as a practitioner, particularly for someone fresh out of school.
Disadvantages: None. This is a great resource and regardless of the type of school attended, I think everyone can gain some insights from this book. I think this is particularly true for anyone with a gap between clinic and licensing (which seems more likely with the pending changes to the board exams).
these little packs are AWESOME! I've had then stay hot for over 36 hours - you just have to re-shake to warm them up again. Great to give to patient following localized treatment of joint or muscle pains - keeps chi abundant and moving in the area.
Advantages: cheap, effective; stay warm with heated moxa
Disadvantages: they are out of stock at this time!
These are easy to work with, and stay in place readily.
Advantages: These are very easy to control throughout the process of removing from the card to application to the patient. The design of the card and the flexibility of the tape make it easy to work with, using either a fingernail or a pair of tweezers.
Disadvantages: The seeds/beads are slightly larger than those I've seen in similar products, but the tape is slightly thicker, and quite supple, so it ends up not being an issue. You also have to get used to the seeds/beads being at risk of moving slightly on the tape, so takes a little more attention to be sure the seed/bead is placed exactly where you want it. It's wise to make sure they're firmly centered on the tape before applying them to the skin. This is not a major issue, but needs a little extra attention from the practitioner.
I have owned 2 of these torches. The first one randomly started hissing one day and spraying butane (no previous drop or damage); it was really quite strange. I ordered a replacement and a month or 2 later the same exact thing happened again. I would not recommend this product again.
I try every topical product before giving to patients and I ended up returning the whole lot. The description is misleading. This is nothing like the adhesive moxa pack/discs. The moxa "belt" is pretty useless. Doesn't secure the moxa pack on the back. There is no real contact between the moxa and the skin. It is very cumbersome to use. I ended up having to use KT tape to secure the moxa pack to the low back.
Advantages: If you simply want to lay this on top of your thigh, knee, or ankle, it would work.
I’ve been buying (initially, Western) herbs from Mountain Rose for decades. I have the utmost confidence in the quality of their products and feel certain of their commitment to the environment.
Oh, yeah, and the Dang Shen is yummy!
Advantages: The cut on these roots makes it so easy to store, measure and use. I far prefer it to the long, unmanageable roots that don’t fit in the grinder well, and hang out of the jar and cook pot. You’re gonna love it.
I tried this product after using 1 jar of the Apex Energetics dopamine product. I prefer the PE Dopaplus. I find when taking 2 caps BID my mind is focused. The is a marked difference when I am not taking as directed. My mind jumps around and cannot stay on task. The changes are particularly noticed during meditation.
I have been using this for gan mao. it really stops them in their tracks. last one i only had a few doses remaining in the bottle. the symptoms were minimal while i took the formula. when it ran out, the symptoms worsened some: mild rhinitis, sneezing, body aches. but it passed through quickly and without knocking me out.
Advantages: it's handy to have a quick and easy bottle at home so i don't have to go into the clinic and get herbs when i feel one coming on.
Disadvantages: glycerine, childs formula. i double up the dosage for an adult.
I love these glass cups, I have been using them for over 5 years now and love the ease and durability of them. Yes you do need to replace them occasionally they will break if you drop them
Advantages: Easy to apply no fire to deal with, Clean up is very easy with Soap and Hot water.
Often after moving cupping i use the glass edge to do a little Gua Sha on the tight knots, I find the very durable.