Robert Keller

Red Horse – Chinese Herbal Formula for Balancing the Heart

By Robert Keller | May 21, 2023
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To balance the organ systems at the changes of season, I have developed a series of herbal formulas to administer to my patients. During the seasonal node of Summer Begins, I am recommending to patients that they utilize the formula for summer / fire-element / Heart which I call Red Horse. One bottle will last […]

The Treatment of Dysmenorrhea with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

The Treatment of Dysmenorrhea with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

By Robert Keller | February 18, 2023
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Painful menstruation is a common complaint, and one that causes many women to seek treatment with Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine – both acupuncture and Chinese herbs – effectively treats painful menstruation. There are myriad pathomechanisms that result in painful menstruation. There will by definition always be Qi and possibly Blood stasis, according to the Chinese […]

Optimal Treatment Dates According to the Cycle of Seasonal Nodes

By Robert Keller | February 18, 2023
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The cycle of seasonal nodes is one of the easiest to understand and accessible systems of Chinese Cosmology. This cycle is relatively consistent with regard to the Western calendrical dates on which they occur, varying only one day in either direction each year. They are tied to the astrological constants of solstices and equinoxes. According […]

Stems and Branches Herbal Pharmacy

By Robert Keller | February 18, 2023
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Speaking of stems and branches, we have expanded the herbal pharmacy and it is now called “Stems and Branches Herbal Pharmacy.” Stems and Branches will serve these primary purposes: 1) To better serve my own patients with a larger inventory of Chinese herbs, a new bottling and labeling system, more convenient encapsulation options, and a […]

Nutrition Basics in the Context of Chinese Dietary Therapy – Part 1

By Robert Keller | February 18, 2023
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This morning over breakfast, a discussion about nutrition arose. My girlfriend asked, how could this small serving of maple syrup have as many calories as two large cookies? And, why do I feel tired two minutes after eating it? This led to a larger discussion about nutrition and Chinese dietary therapy. I have written on […]

Chinese medicine as supportive therapy

Chinese Medicine as Supportive Therapy

By Robert Keller | September 10, 2022
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Patients typically come to acupuncture and Chinese medicine for one of three reasons. Either they have some condition for which there is no full resolution with conventional Western medicine and are looking for an alternative treatment; or they are seeking complementary therapy to work in conjunction with their conventional treatment; or they have preference for […]