Monthly Archives: March 2015

A few of my recent purchases. A book classical texts and a badass ping pong paddle.

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Afternoon Pictures

Above is a picture from the biggest traditional pharmacy I’ve found in thus far.  This is an area in the back with drawers of different herbs.  The front part of the shop is more like Walgreens with aisles of patent … Continue reading

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Clinic Reflections

We’ve spent more than a week in Zhengzhou and boy has this Herb Nerd been busy.   Everyday brings at least two or three new stories with new characters, new locations and the occasional plot twist. Looking back on the week, … Continue reading

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Looking good in Henan

In Zhengzhou, the ping pong tables are made of concrete.  The nets are made of rusted metal.  I was late to the game.  The afternoon Tui Na massage had put me in a blissed-out state of mind and I was … Continue reading

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Herbal Formula 3/16/2015

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Robo-Pulse

Found this image in a brochure for our future TCM school in Henan.  A pulse simulator! In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are two highly subjective diagnostic tools.  One is tongue diagnosis while the other is pulse diagnosis.  In tongue diagnosis, … Continue reading

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