I ran across this picture of a young woman on the website theautismcafe.com while researching for this post. It made me think about when my friend Lian Xin met my cousin and they started discussing autism. I was unaware that either of them were on the spectrum.

Lian Xin had been my assistant at the Chinese Medicine clinic that I ran in Blue Springs, MO. I had treated her for a number of conditions, but her Autism flew over my head — perhaps because I was quite attracted to her physically and entranced by her endearing nature. …


The Potola Palace – Lhasa, Tibet

Smoking opium with the Mayor of Lhasa is the thing one does for access to an exceptionally large supply of high quality Cordyceps.

Corydyceps is a medicinal fungi, used in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine to benefit the Lungs and strengthen the lower back. While alive, it is parasitic, feeding on insects and turning their body into it’s own. The best known species is Corydyceps sinensis, first recorded by Nyamnyi Dorje, a 15th century Tibetan doctor, in his text An Ocean of Aphrodisiac Qualities.

I was meeting with Regent Wangchuk Dorje in a secret chamber of the Potala Palace. The…


A symptom complex of high blood pressure, acid reflux, and high cholesterol is what Counterflow Pearls is meant for. Conventional wisdom in Chinese medicine says that you have to treat the Liver and Kidney, and force the Internal Wind down by primarily inundating the patient with cooling herbs that are also sticky and cloying.

Most patients with this complex are middle-aged or seniors, which means that their life force is waning. When you have a weakening of the Fire in the Spleen and Kidney, it will manifest as a weakening likewise in the Stomach’s downward movement because the Stomach is…


Click on the underlined formula to bring up a short blog post explaining its use. Please ask me any questions that you have as some of the Chinese Medical concepts can be difficult to understand:

Sugar Pearls – This is a good formula for stabilizing blood sugar levels when reducing (take on the days your not drinking) or quitting alcohol consumption. Most of the ingredients are gentle, food grade herbs. Take 4 pills 2 x day.

The most important moves to assist this process are:

1. Eating a healthy diet high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and use good fats including a. monounsaturated fat – good sources include olive, and sesame oils, avocados, nuts such as almonds, macadamia, hazelnuts, pecans. b. …


Click on each of the underlined formulas to bring up a short video explaining their use. Please ask me any questions that you have as some of the Chinese Medical concepts can be difficult to understand:

Wind Pearls — You’ve already tried this formula and it seems to be working well for you! Keep taking three capsules repeatedly (up to 3/ day) whenever you have symptoms.

Sugar Pearls — This is a good formula for pre-diabetic patients to prevent the condition from advancing or even to reverse the condition and get off your medication as you see your blood sugar levels stabilize. The most important moves to assist this process are:

1. Eating a healthy diet high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and use good fats including a. monounsaturated fat — good sources include olive, and…


In Chinese medicine we say it’s important to keep your mind centered in the dantian or energy garden, which can be visualised as a point 2 inches below the belly button. This is accomplished by focusing on or paying attention to what your doing in the present moment. To assist this process, breath deeply in and out from your lower abdomen in a slow, relaxed manner. Whereas chest breathing usually results in 10–12 breath per minute, dantian breathing seeks to aim for 3–5 breath a minute.

In Asian culture they often speak of someone having energy up, which generally refers…


Consultation w/ Dr. Fruehauf

My lodging arrangements with my cousin fell through, so after checking with Ecko at Hai Shan’s front desk, I’m planning on rescheduling a physical appointment for June/ July. My cousin’s kids (teenagers) will be out of school, freeing him up to comfortably help me.

Follow Up From Aug. 24th Visit

My bowel movements are firm and regular. I have been urinating more frequently at night (3 times) this last winter and am still cutting off liquids around 5:30 pm. Starting to drink more warm water, and that has been helping move back to urinating only twice a night.

I cut my left metacarpophalangeal joint’s cartilage/ tendon…


And retain your essence

Laojun Mountain in Luanchuan County, China

Laojun Mountain is off limits to Westerners for anything more than a quick jaunt to the top (then back down again gui lou!). From my research on the internet it seems that the Chinese government is careful about exposing the homeland’s secrets (too bad for you white ghost!), but your welcome to stay the night at the bottom. Well, until things open up, here’s an exploration of another Chinese treasured secret.

Water Pearls is Heiner Fruehauf’s take on the Taoist food-grade remedy Yanling Guben Dan (extend life and stabilize the source magic pellet) from the Ming dynasty. The philosophy of…


Sugar Pearls, the Earth Element, and Metabolic Congestion

From simple afternoon sugar cravings, reducing or quitting alcohol, to diabetes 2, Sugar Pearls is here to assist your Earth Element’s digestive process. The Earth Element is comprised of the Spleen and Stomach, the organs related to the sweet taste. The primary herbal remedy that treats them in Classical Chinese medicine is Fuzi Lizhong Wan which is at the root of Sugar Pearls.

Sugar Pearls uses American Ginseng (Xiyangshen) to treat the blood sugar compromised patient as they are often Yin deficient in the Lung and Stomach with a dry mouth and thirst. …


I recived a message from one of my connections on LinkedIn —Alireza Akhlagh Moayed:

“Sometimes, these events in our lives help us to stop from what we are doing and focus on the more important things. Things that we have needed to pay more attention to, but have not had the time — at least we haven’t felt that we had time; lessons that we need to learn, but we have postponed them forever. I think these ‘big pauses’ in our lives are exactly for that purpose. I do not even want to call them pauses, because they are major events that could change us in a very profound way.

Bijou (harmonious) Steps

Had a major hemorrhagic stroke October 1st, 2016, was completely paralyzed on my right side for the first 2 months, and now on my way to a full recovery!

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