Creating herbal formulas, no matter the approach, is as much art as science. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is doubly true. Today, we’re talking with licensed acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist Zoe Fallian about Chinese Herbal formulas.

We discussed an article published on Gizmodo.com on October 15, 2015, entitled “Vitamins and Herbal Supplements are Sending 23,000 Americans to the Hospital a Year,” by Ria Misra.

Articles we referenced:

Emergency Department Visits for Adverse Events Related to Dietary Supplements,” published October 15, 2015, in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Prescription Drugs Kill Over 100,000 People Each Year, Are You Being Medicated Incorrectly?” published May 7, 2013, in Collective Evolution.

We discussed chili peppers and inflammation.

Articles we referenced:

Comparative anti-inflammatory properties of Capsaicin and ethyl-aAcetate extract of Capsicum frutescens linn [Solanaceae] in rats,” published in June 2013 by the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Annette “Zoe” Fallian, LAc

“I moved to Portland from Chicago in 2010 to complete a Masters program in Traditional Chinese Medicine. My plan was to stay in Portland for the duration of the program and then move somewhere back in the Midwest to start a practice. But Portland grew on me and I became part of an amazing community which would be very difficult to leave. So for now, Portland is home to me, my dogs Pasha and Anoush, and my cat Peeshig.

I am certified as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) by the Oregon Medical Board and as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. I hold a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the highly respected Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland and a certificate in Asian Body Work (Tui Na and Shiatsu) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.

By understanding the unique circumstances and healthcare needs of each of my patients, I work to create individualized treatment plans to find and correct the underlying causes of imbalance in the body. Education and cooperation are essential in order to stay on the path of health and wellness.”

Find Zoe on www.eugenewellness.com or on Facebook as Annette Zoe Fallian or email her at zoe@lifewellbalanced.com.

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