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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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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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