Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ashland, Oregon

Examples of Chinese Herbs

Dang Gui (“Tail”)

Radix Angelicae Sinensis

category: blood tonic
Found in many formulas, including “Si Wu Tang” (Four Substance,
or ‘Ladies’, Decoction)

Tian Ma

Radix Gastrodiae

category: extinguish wind
a main ingredient in “Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin” (Gastrodia and Uncariae Decoction)

Huang Qi

Radix Astragali Membranaceae

category: qi tonic

In many formulas, including “Yu Pi Feng Tang” (Jade Windscreen Decoction)

Bai Shao

Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae

category: blood tonic

In many formulas, including “Xiao Yao San” (Relaxed Wanderer Powder)

Lotus Leaf

Folium Nelumbinis
category: stop bleeding

Yin Yang Huo

Herba Epimedii

category: yang tonic

Found in “Er Xian Tang” (Two Immortal Decoction )

Gou Teng

Ramulus Uncariae


category: extinguish wind

Main ingredient in “Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin” (Gastrodia and Uncariae Decoction)

She Jue Ming

Concha Haliotidois

category: extinguish wind

T’ai chi ch’uan literally translates as “grand ultimate fist”. The grand ultimate is symbolized by what we in the west call the ‘yin-yang symbol’ (the t’ai chi t’u). This symbol illustrates the concept of a still point at the center of dynamic movement.

T’ai chi ch’uan is an excellent adjunct to acupuncture treatment. Because it is a moving exercise, and the movements have been designed to promote qi flow in certain meridians in a certain sequence, it helps resolve many types of pain patterns. Its use of movement together with standing makes it ideal for women with menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, or women recovering from childbirth because it promotes free flow of qi through the uterus.