Western Medical Sciences and Oriental Medicine: what science knows so far.

Western Medical Sciences are heavily taught at ACCREDITED schools of Oriental medicine, due to regulations from the licensing board National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM

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Modern Science and Acupuncture:

Science finding meridians? http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/05/10/science-is-finally-proving-the-existence-of-meridian-points-throughout-the-human-body/

Tai Chi boosts immunity system: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/tai-chi-boosts-immunity-shingles-virus-older-adults-nih-sponsored-study-reports

Randomised clinical trial of comparing effects of acupuncture and varicocelectomy on sperm parameters in infertile varicocele patients.
Kucuk EV1, Bindayi A1, Boylu U1, Onol FF1, Gumus E1.
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Abstract
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the acupuncture treatment on sperm parameters and pregnancy rates in patients with primary infertility. Between January 2008 and May 2010, 30 men with the primary infertility (one year of unprotected intercourse, healthy wife) and varicocele with normal hormone levels and abnormal semen analysis were randomised into two groups. Group 1 underwent subinguinal microscopic varicocelectomy, and Group 2 underwent acupuncture treatment twice a week for 2 months. Both groups were evaluated with semen analysis at 6 months after the treatment. Patients in both groups evaluated with telephone calls and e-mail in terms of pregnancy. The mean age of the patients was 27.2, and groups were comparable regarding the age (P = 0.542). The pre-treatment sperm concentration, motility and morphological characteristics were similar in both groups. Sperm concentration and motility improved significantly in both groups after the treatment. Increase in sperm concentration was higher in the acupuncture group compared to the varicocelectomy group (P = 0.039). The average follow-up was 42 months, and pregnancy rates were emphasised 33% in both groups. Acupuncture treatment in primary infertile varicocele patients with semen abnormalities seems to be effective and has comparable results with the varicocelectomy treatment.
© 2016 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
KEYWORDS:
Acupuncture; infertility; oligozoospermia; pregnancy; varicocele
PMID: 26791438 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Lower back Pain: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4364128/

Abstract
Objective

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen on intermittent asthma in children aged 2 and 5 years.

Methods

A randomized, single-blind, placebo controlled trial was conducted. Children with intermittent asthma were enrolled and their baseline conditions were measured using a questionnaire. A total of 60 participants, aged 2 to 5, were randomized into either the treatment group (n = 40) or the placebo group (n = 20). The treatment group was treated with granules of TCM herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen, and the placebo group was given placebo granules for 3 months. The number of asthma attacks was counted and TCM syndrome scores were measured at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. The airway resistance and levels of eosinophil cationic protein for the two groups were observed before and after 3 months. The results were statistically analyzed.

Results

Compared with the placebo group, the number of asthma attacks significantly decreased in the treatment group (P < 0.05). For the treatment group, the TCM syndrome scores decreased after 1 and 2 months; there was also a significant difference in scores between the two groups (P < 0.05). The difference remained after the medicine was stopped for 9 months (P < 0.05). After the 3-month treatment, compared with the placebo group, the airway resistance decreased in the treatment group (P < 0.05). No adverse events were reported in the treatment group. Conclusion The TCM herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen reduced the number of intermittent asthma attacks, decreased the TCM syndrome scores, and reduced the airway resistance in the children aged 2 to 5. Key words Asthma; Child, preschool; Medicine, Chinese traditional; Reinforcing Qi and kidney; Strengthening spleen.
The skeptics
Web.randi.org is behind skeptic doctors. Privately funded org, to challenge psychic claims. #magicianhunters

Rather than approach acupuncture with science. They are using science to nihilate acupuncture, chiropractic, and alternative medicine. Of course the public does need to be advised on scammers out there, however some heavily educated doctors and trained professionals of Chiropractic, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, and herbalists are on the attack from Skeptic doctors trying to discredit some of these healing methods.

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Let here what these skeptic Nazi Nihilists have to say:

Science is important, I am a science geek. I also know acupuncture works….science cannot explain it. She seems too condescending to even want to debate. Harriette Hall is not fully advised in my opinion and her history is false.
Click on her name and listen carefully to her bash on acupuncture. I watched it twice and it is full of holes. History is off, methods of acupuncture. There is a lot of misinformation.

Ken gullettes Podcast with Harrient Hall, she even slams things he likes: Qigong, meditation…guy is hypocrite trying to bash TCM and she slams Qigong!

Web.randi.org revenue was 1,293,878 in 2012. Was the source pharmacy companies and western medical doctors? #questioneverything I can think of about 10 qigong and tai chi #cults http://web.randi.org should target and fire shots at.

Some of our Oriental medicine text books are heavy in western medicine. Descriptions, locations, nerves, blood vessel, and western disease names.

Example from Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion book Cheng Xinnong p. 135

Sample of one acupoint, as the book covers several hundred with vessel, nerve, etc.

1. Zhongfu (Lung point LU 1),
Location: Laterosuperior to the sternum, 1 cun (unit of measure), below Yunmen (LU 2), at thelevel of first intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Indications: Cough, asthma, pain in the chest, shoulder, back, fullness of chest.

Regional anatomy:
Vasculature: Superolaterlly, the axillary artery and vein, the thoracoacromial artery and vein.

Innervation: The intermediate supraclavicular nerve, the branches of the anterior thoracic nerve, and the lateral cutaneous branch of the first intercoastal nerve.

So you can see Western Science is heavily used to help explain the locations of these points used in Acupuncture.

Lets take a look how Western science analyzes herbs used in Oriental Medicine:

From Materia Medica 3rd Edition Dan Besnky, Steven Clavery, Erich Stoger.p.

Book has hundreds of herbs with Science breakdown of components:

Lets take the common herb like a Cinnamon Twig (Gui Zhi):

Major known Constituents:

Volatile oil: cinnamic aldehyde, benzyl benoate, cinnamyl acetate, camphene, benzaldehyde, terpinen-4-ol, a-copaene, b-elemene, b-cadinene, calamenene.

Organic acids: trans-cinnamic acid, protocatechuic acid, 3-(2-hydroxypheyl) propanoic acid.

Other constituents: coumarin, B-sitostrol.

As you can see, science has given it proper chemical breakdown for scientific data analysis.

Use your own experience to determine if it works:

In the case of Skeptic doctors, they seem one sided and not looking at the merits of what science has done for these arts. Rather than crying “You’re a Quack, Nanny Nanny Boo Boo!” Maybe they should gather their own data and try it themselves. It really comes down to the doctors skill. I’ve had acupuncturist do healing wonders, when I changed my diet, meditated, and learned Qigong. And I’ve had acupuncture and feel no results. So I opposed to Skeptic doctors nihilistic approach to acupuncture. They need to review more data. We are trained in western and eastern information taught in the accredited schools. Acupuncture has thousands of years of records on trial and error in points, herbs, formulas, diagnostics.

Thank your #chiropractor #orientalmedicine #acupuncture practitioner today. They have your health in mind. They have undergone extensive training in Western Medicine and their respective arts to bring you good health and wholeness.

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Taijiquan 4 Family Jibengong Training: Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun

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Training 4 Family Styles of Taijiquan Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun. Linear and angular Tao Lu Jibengong (Basics) forms.

Idea here is to train the repetitive basics forms over and over:
1. Brush knee
2. Cloud Hands
3. Repulse Monkey
4. Separate foot
5. Part horse mane
and More!

The old saying: “You are only as good as your Basics” so drill your basics deeply!!

Combined style in boxer’s sauna suit (get a light sweat, fighting a cold).

Chronology of where and why I studied each style:

Yang Taijiquan (85 Long form of FZW): Grandmaster Weiqi He. (Disciple of Fu Zhong Wen (FZW)). Heavy emphasis on basics. 1991. My first Form: “37 Yang short form” was made famous in USA by Cheng Man Ching. Larry Mann, a Ben Lo student, suggested learning the Yang long form where Cheng Man Ching’s form came from.

Wu Taijiquan (37 Wu Form): Odessa Brooks, her influences were Wu Yinghua and Sophia Delza, 1993. Dr. Li Li (disciple of Ma Yueh Liang)in Shanghai China park. 1996. Wu style is often considered the standard ‘Small Circle Yang” Taijiquan and learning it will help you understand the earlier generation forms of Yang 2nd and 3rd generations.

Sun Taijiquan (73 competition form): Madame Wong Seminar AToC. Zhou Jianhua in Richmond Va (student of Cai Longyun and Madame Wong Jurong). 1995. Often called open-close active step taijiquan, I was interested in this with some personal background with Hebei Xingyiquan and Cheng Baguazhang. Sun Taijiquan, I often practiced after Xingyi and Bagua training.

Chen Taijiquan (Lao jia Yi Lu, Xian Jia Er Lu, Competition forms 36, 56): Xia Bai Hua, Madame Xu Ru, Chen Xiao Wong, Chen Zhen Lei, Zhu Tain Cai, starting in 1996-2001. Yang Luchan, 1st generation Yang Taijiquan trained in the Taijiquan of Chen Taijiquan of Chen Chang Xing in Chen village. This is the original “Old yang” taijiquan comes from.

拦雀尾 Grasp Bird Tail, 单鞭 Single Whip

右搂膝拗步, 左搂膝拗步 Brush Knee

左倒撵猴, 右倒撵猴 Step Back Monkey Left and right.

云手 Cloud Hands

右分脚, 左分脚 Seperation kick jibengong:

右野马分鬃, 左野马分鬃 Part horse Mane Left and Right:

玉女穿梭 Working the Shuttles jibengong:

下势 Snake Creep Down:

左金鸡独立, 右金鸡独立 Rooster jibengong

转身摆莲, 弯弓射虎 Turn body, Swing over lotus, Bend bow, Shoot tiger.

进步搬拦捶 Step forward parry, block, and Punch.

拦雀尾 Grasp Bird Tail.
单鞭 Single Whip.
右搂膝拗步, 左搂膝拗步 Brush Knee left,right.
左倒撵猴, 右倒撵猴 Step Back Monkey Left and right.
云手 Cloud Hands.
右分脚, 左分脚 Separation kick :
右野马分鬃, 左野马分鬃 Part horse Mane Left and Right.
玉女穿梭 Working the Shuttles
下势 Snake Creep Down.
左金鸡独立, 右金鸡独立 Rooster
转身摆莲, 弯弓射虎 Turn body, Swing over lotus, Bend bow, Shoot tiger.
进步搬拦捶 Step forward parry, block, and Punch.

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Pediatric Tui-Na Massage for Infants and Children

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This is some notes I’ve gathered from school along with our text book and other special books of Traditional Chinese Medicine and helping infants. This is a very special topic as I have a infant son and find myself using massage as a useful mode to relieve problems. Acupuncture is not recommended for infants until the age of 5. the view is that the internal organs and elements of the body have not settles and are moving and active. Though I have also seen direct moxa and quick needling acupuncture used before. Most cases are for emergency as well like prick-bleeding Erjian on the ear to relieve fever.

Many of these points I was aware of from years as a massage therapist. Some are points specific children.

Infant Massage session should take 20 minutes to complete. While the method is called Tui-na (push and grasp), the actual way of doing the massage is more An-Mo in nature since it uses a more press/rubbing method.

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Pediatric Tui-Na
Head and Neck Region

Tian Ma (Gate to Heaven) Technique: 30-60x massage UP ONLY from yintang to hairline with thumbs.
Indications: External invasion headache, fever, mental depression, anxiety, panic.

Kan Gong (Water palace) Technique: 20-30x Push with thumbs apart from medial eyebrow to lateral eyebrow.
Indications: Headache due to external invasion.

Tai Yang (Great yang) Technique: 30-50x kneading in circular motion at temples.
Indications: External invasion headache.

Standard: Above three must be done Reason: Calm spirit of infant to prep for other more specific points.

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Shen Gen (Mountain Root) Technique: 3 to 5 taps with fingernail on bridge of nose below yin tang.
Indications: Infantile convulsions and spasms.

Ren zhong (Center of Man) Technique: Du 26, Not common point, only used for First aid.
Indications: Convulsions and Spasms.

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Feng chi (wind Pond) Technique: 5-10x press GB 20 inferior to occiput.
Indications: Headache, Fever, neck rigidity.

Tian Zhu Gu (Heavenly pillar bone) Technique: 100-500x push with thumb massage down from C1 to C7
Indications: High fever, sore throat, vomiting.

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Chest and Abdomen

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Shan zhong (Penetrating Organ) Technique: Ren 17: On sternum between nipples: (3) 1. spread part 2. circular motion, or 3. pushing toward Xypoid process 50-100x
Indication: Asthma, infant phlegmy, stuffy chest, vomiting milk, bronchitis.

Zhong Wan (Middle of Abdomen) Technique: Ren 12: rubbing 100x or 5 minutes, between xyphoid process and umbilicus.
Indication: vomiting, diarrhea, invigorate SP/ST. (add Zusanli)

FU (abdomen) Technique: Rubbing 100-200x around abdomen counterclock wise (tonify) or clockwise (disperse).
Indication: Abdominal pain, Indigestion, vomiting. (add Zusanli).

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Umblicius w/ ST25 Technique: 100-300x immediate area at navel, massage in circles around umblicus.
Indication: Abdomen pain, Diarrhea.

Dan tien (Elixer field) Technique: 50-100x or 5 minute circular kneading.
Indication: Abdominal pain, bedwetting, Yuan qi, diarrhea.

Du Jiao (corner of Abdomen) Technique: **Use if area feels Cold. 2 to 5 presses.
Indication: Abdominal pain, diarrhea.

Tian Tu (Heavenly Process) Technique: Ren 22: knead with middle finger 10x
Indication: Cough with difficult muscous, first aid to induce vomiting.

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Back and Spine

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Jain Jing (Shoulder Well) Technique: GB 21: 5-10x grasp/pinch or press
Indication: Improve Qi and Blood circulation.

Feng men (Wind gate) Technique: BL 12: 20-30x Kneading
Indication: Common cold, asthma, Repiratory disease.

Fei Shu (Lung shu) Technique: BL 13 at T-3: push apart 100-300x
Indication: Lung Deficiency, Cough, respiratory issues.

Pi shu (Spleen Shu) Technique: BL 20 at T-11: 50-100x Kneading
Indication: Vomit, diarrhea, infantile malnutrition, Spleen deficiency.

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Shen Shu (Kidney shu) Technique: BL 23 at L2: 50-100x kneading
Indication: Enuresis, morning diarrhea, weak limbs.

Ji Zhu (spinal column) Technique: C-7 to Sacrum: Push down 100-300x, or pinch/roll up 3x
Indication: Fever, convulsions.

Qi Jie Gu (Sacrum) Technique: L-4 to sacrum: 100-300x push up: diarrhea or down: constipation
Indication: Diarrhea, constipation (see technique).

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Legs, Feet, other special points

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Bai Hui (meeting of 100) Technique: Du 20 at vertex: 100x kneading
Indication: Restlessness, crying, irritability, insomnia.

Da Zhui Technique: First aid: emergency prick with high fever
Indication: see above.

Qu Chi Technique: LI 11: kneading 100x
Indication: Skin issues, reduce high fevers.

He gu Technique: LI 4: kneading 100x
Indication: Strengthen weiqi, headache, Qi and blood circulation, face: jaw, teeth, allergy.

Kwei Wei (turtle Tail) Technique: Tip of coccyx: 100x kneading
Indication: diarrhea.

Zu San Li Technique: ST 36: 100x kneading (tonifying) pushing increases perstalisis.
Indication: Diarrhea, vomiting, food stagnation, loss of appetite.

San Yin Jiao Technique: SP 6: 100x kneading
Indication: Convulsion and bed wetting.

Yong Quan Technique: KD 1: kneading 100x
Indication: Tonfigy Kidney, sore throat, Cooling body temperature.

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Infant hand: (Yin) Unilateral: Male: left hand, Female: right hand

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Pi jing (Spleen) Technique: Palmar surface distal thumb. 100 to 500x distal to proximal pushing.
Indication: Reduce ST/LI fever, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation.

Gan jing (Liver) Technique: Palmar pad of distal index finger. 100 to 500x distal to proximal pushing.
Indication: Convulsion due to Liver wind, red eyes, sore thorat.

Xin jing (Heart) Technique: Palmar pad to distal middle finger: 100-500x distal to proximal pushing.
Indication: High fever, eruptions of mouth and tongue.

Fei Jing (Lung) Technique: Palmar pad distal ring finger. 100-500x distal to proximal pushing.
Indication: Asthma, cough, Cold, Fever, chest pain.

Shen Jing (Kidney) Technique: Palmar pad distal little finger. 100-500x distal to proximal pushing.
Indication: Euresis, KD def. diarrhea.

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Other: Unilateral: Male: left hand, Female: right hand

Lao gong Technique: PC 8: center of palm 100-500x kneading.
Indication: Excess heat, heat in mouth.

Wei lao gong Technique: Finger knead 100-500x
Indication: Exogenous disease.

Er shan men (2 doors) Technique: 100-500x press/knead. Dorsal side of hand 1st knuckle middle finger.
Indication: Febrile disease without sweating, heat symptoms.

Wei Guan Technique: TB 5: 100-500x kneading massage
Indication: Headache, alternating fever and chills.

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Infant hand (Yang) Unilateral: Male: left hand, Female: right hand

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Da Chang Jing (Large Intestine) Technique: 100-500x massage from radial side of index finger to webbing.
Indication: Diarrhea, constipation.

Xiao chang jing (Small intestine) Technique: 100-300x massage from Ulnar side of little finger to webbing.
Indication: Scanty urine, Anuria, Enuresis.

Wei jing (Stomach) Technique: 100-300x massage proximal phlange on ventral surface of thumb.
Indication: Vomiting, hiccup, thirst, poor appetite, Stomach fire.

Dan Jin (Gall Bladder) Technique: 100x Second phlangne on index finger
Indication: Ear ache, Shao yang syndrome.

Ban men (Wood Gate) Technique: Kneading greater thenar eminence.
Indication: Vomiting, indigestion, shortness of breath, diarrhea.

Shi Xuan Technique: Digging method with finger nail 3-5x each finger.
Indication: High Fever.

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San guan (3 gates) Technique: 100-300x massage from ventral surface of forearm, radial side wrist to elbow.
Indication: Def. of Qi and Blood, weak constitution, weakness after illness, yang Def, cold limbs.

Liu fu (6 bowels) Technique: 100-300x ventral surface of forewarm, ulnar side from elbow to wrist.
Indication: High Fever, irritability, sore throat, constipation, dry stool.

Tian he Shui (Celestrial River) Technique: 100-300x midline of ventral surce from wrist to elbow.
Indication: Yin Def. heat.

Xiao Tian Xin (Small heaven heart) Technique: 100x kneading Root of palm
Indication: Restlessness, Anxious, teething, night crying, nightmares.

Yin yang (LU9 and HT7) Technique: 100x towards or away from each other LU9 HT7 at wrist
Indication: Towards: Fever. Away: Open chest.

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Text books:
Foundations of Chinese Medicine: Giovanni Maciocia

Chinese Nutritional Therapy: Joerg Kastner

Turtle Tail and other Tender Mercies: Bob Flaws

Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Cheng Xinnong

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Gallery 2016 Images from Traditonal Chinese Medicine

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Herbal Formulas of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This is the beginning of formula study for 2016 for students. Now that all the herbs have been covered, they are to be combined with other herbs to create balance and produce specific effects for the body to restore health. This is for students and licensed practitioners of TCM. WARNING: DO NOT SELF PRESCRIBE HERBAL FORMULAS WITHOUT GUIDANCE FROM QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER.

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Got to know Diet first: 3 links are here: Our Dietary therapy Info

Herbs part 1 study guide

Herbs part 2 study guide

Study sheet: download . Right click “Save As”.
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References/recommended reading: Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies. Sneid, Bensky, Ellis, and Barolet.

8 Principles:
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Flavors:
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Nature:
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Formulas that Release Exterior: Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat

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Formulas that Clear Heat:

Formulas that Clear Heat at Qi level

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Formulas that clear heat at Ying level and cool blood:

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Formulas that clear heat at Qi and Blood level simultaneously:

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Formulas that Clear heat from Organs

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Formulas that Clear Summer Heat

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Formulas that Clear Heat from Deficiency

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Formulas that Warm the Interior
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to be continued (there are hundreds of herbal formulas to be added)

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