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Herb Lab – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – Show 181

Herb Lab – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – Show 181

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Podcast Show 181: Herb Lab – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

After an interview with Justin Ehrlich, a practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist, Sue drills Candace about some of the herbs he brought up. Candace gently explains how a handful of these herbs work together to heal common ailments. Sue throws in the news of a discovery of a new organ interstitium, which may add to our understanding as to how acupuncture works.

Be sure to visit the Practical Herbalist website for recipes and further information on the herbs discussed in this podcast. Real Herbalism Radio podcast show notes always include a list of links or go to and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.

Herbs We Mentioned


Ashwagandha\Jujube dates

He Shen Wu (Fo Ti)

Reishi mushroom



Ligustrum (Japenese Pivot) (Nu Zhan Zi)

Dan Shen

White Peony

Usnea lichen

Shiitake mushroom

Cloud Fungus


Justin Ehrlich

Justin Ehrlich LAc

Justin Ehrlich has been a California state licensed acupuncturist since 2002 and a student of the Jade Purity branch of Daoism since 2001. He offers both group work and 1-on-1 coaching using integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) methods through his home office in San Diego, California.

You can find Justin at:

Justin Ehrlich website

Related Podcast and Article Links for Herbal Nerd Society Members

TCM podcast – The Art of Chinese Herbal Formulas

Reishi – TCM Formulation

Dandelion energetics

Garlic – TCM Formulation

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Sue Sierralupe

Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.

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