Taking Charge of Your Health

SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER:
And I’m Sig Hauer and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. SARAH HAUER:
We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our video. So, what
the Chinese herbs? We put a few examples out here on the table. We have over 200 raw herbs
here in our pharmacy and we can always get other ones as we need and we are continually
building that pharmacy. But herbs can be anything from mushrooms, for example “dong gu” which
is the shiitake mushroom, helps build blood, build energy. You can eat roots like “ren
shen” which is ginseng. Here’s another root, “hung lian coptis,” another commonly used
root here. This one is sliced up and fried and honeyed. This is licorice root or “gan
cao” is the name in Chinese medicine. Seeds, we use quite a bit of seed. This particular
seed here is the black sesame seed, “Hei zhi ma” is the name in Chinese medicine. Fruits,
this particular fruit is chopped up, cut into slices. It’s “gualou,” is the Chinese name;
trichosanthes fruit is the English name there. And leaves, for example, “ying yang huo,”
this tonifies. “Yang” is the leaf from the Epimedium tree. “Gou qi” berries, you’ll probably
start seeing these showing up in the natural grocery. We use these quite a bit. They’re
very good for tonifying blood, help calm a person. “Gou qi zi” is the Chinese name there.
Another good example of different type of herb is here’s a seaweed, “hai zao,” sargassum
is the English name. That’s a very good phlegm-transforming herb. Sarah just pulled out a jar here of
some little tiny roses, Chinese roses. The Chinese name is “mei gui hua” and another
very good herb that we use very frequently, helps to move chi. SARAH HAUER: And it also
makes the formula look pretty. SIG HAUER: Yes, it does.

One thought on “Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine : What are the Chinese Herbs?

  1. T chinese medicine is retarded and doesnt work

    its dangerous as it supports hunting extinct animals or embryo harvesting

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