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Show 33: The Art of Chinese Herbal Formulas

Show 33: The Art Of Chinese Herbal Formulas

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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.


Find Zoe on or on Facebook as Annette Zoe Fallian or email her at


We discussed an article published on 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.

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Patrick Hunter

Patrick has been practicing herbalism and homesteading at home for over a decade. His favorite homesteading activities include woodworking, jamming, and roasting and brewing fine coffees. He also loves taekwondo and gaming with his son. He owns and operates Hunter Creation, provider of many graphic design services, including website design, web hosting, and graphic design.

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