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Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen)

Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Codonopsis is an excellent blood tonic, helping to cleanse and build both red and white blood cells. Often used as a less expensive and gentler herb than ginseng. Codonopsis tonifies the lungs, boosts immunity, and...
Orange/Orange Peel (Chen Pi, Qing Pi, Zhi Shi)

Orange/Orange Peel (Chen Pi, Qing Pi, Zhi Shi)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Unripe, bitter, or sweet orange peels are excellent herbs for tonifying and moving stagnant Qi (Energy). They are four times more nutritious than the actual orange fruit we eat. Orange peels are often used in formulas...
Lycium/Goji Berry (Gou Qi Zi)

Lycium/Goji Berry (Gou Qi Zi)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Lycium is best known in the West as a powerful blood tonic rich in nutrients and antioxidants that help prevent or treat a wide range of ailments from cancer to anxiety. It helps support immune function and counters...
Oats/Oat Straw (Yan Mai)

Oats/Oat Straw (Yan Mai)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Oats are well known for their high nutritional value, supporting heart health, improving digestion, supporting weight loss, and regulating blood sugar. Oat straw tea and extract is well known for aiding sleep,...
Watercress (Dou Ban)

Watercress (Dou Ban)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Watercress is a “food as medicine” plant. It can help build and cleanse the blood reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making this...
Peony (Bai Shao)

Peony (Bai Shao)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is thought that taking peony over a long period of time will add vigor to the body and lengthen life. It restores liver balance, nourishes blood, and raises the pain threshold. It is...
Kelp (Kun Bu)

Kelp (Kun Bu)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Kelp is loaded with nutritional value and powerful antioxidants that support health and proper development. It is particularly high in iodine, a compound that helps regulate thyroid function which in turn impacts...
Dendrobium (Shi Hu)

Dendrobium (Shi Hu)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Dendrobium has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat thrist, stomach disorders, diabetes, and promote body fluids, including saliva. As it helps to build stamina, it is increasingly being included in...
Red Jujube (Da Zao)

Red Jujube (Da Zao)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Red jujubes contain 18 of the 24 amino acids needed by the body and are very high in vitamin C. An adaptogenic herb, they are excellent for countering the effects of stress, including inflammation, anxiety, and...
How to Choose the Right Herbs

How to Choose the Right Herbs

Welcome to WRI’s 3-Step Choosing Herbs Challenge! In this 3-Step Challenge, you’ll get clarity on how to choose herbs that are right for you… My simple formula that you can use when choosing herbs. How to choose the right herbs for you based on your...
Herb Basics

Herb Basics

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Click the “Join this Health Session” button to enroll. COURSE...
Maitake (Hui Ahu Hua)

Maitake (Hui Ahu Hua)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Click the “Join this Health Session” button to enroll. Maitake is an adaptogenic mushroom that is both edible and medicinal. It is commonly used to support immune health, promote longevity, and is being...
Moonseed (Bei Dou Gen)

Moonseed (Bei Dou Gen)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Click the “Join this Health Session” button to enroll. Moonseed is a highly poisonous and toxic plant when consumed internally. Traditionally it was used to treat chronically inflamed skin and joint...
Causes of Disease

Causes of Disease

This module will give you insights into how each system determines what is the root cause of disease and illness. You will begin to understand that the Eastern (TCM) approach is firmly anchored in preventive care and the understanding that the Body is energy and...
Bodily Fluids

Bodily Fluids

This module is a provocative journey into the mutual and differing points of view about the bodily mechanisms that help connect, protect, and nurture the body and its organs through the ebb and flow of Body Fluids and...
Shen, Psychology, & Consciousness

Shen, Psychology, & Consciousness

In TCM Shen (Spirit) is a matter of the Heart, Mind, and Spirit combined. In the West, consciousness is considered a function of the mind. Let’s explore these two more closely in the sections contained ahead in this...
Jing & Genetics

Jing & Genetics

Jing (Essence) is a treasured substance in TCM. It is considered one of the revered Three Treasures of TCM. The Three Treasures include Jing, Qi, and Shen (Spirit)Oriental medicine identifies two types of Jing: Pre-Natal Jing and Post-Natal Jing. Together they are...