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About Eric Grey

Hi - I'm the founder of this site and the primary master of all functions here. When I'm not writing, you can find me reaching out to the Chinese Medicine community across the web and in my own backyard. I currently teach Chinese herbs at my alma mater, the National College of Natural Medicine. Additionally, I'm the founder of Watershed Wellness, a thriving local clinic in Southeast Portland in Oregon. No matter where I'm working, you'll find my focus on the Classical approach to Chinese medicine laced throughout everything I do.

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It’s almost 1am, Pacific time, and I’m about ready to get in bed. I’ve got a full day ahead of me, but I just had to put out this quick blog entry. The day I’ve been promising is finally here. The blog has been redesigned, the purpose of the site reimagined, and from here on […]

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Hierarchy and herb combinations in learning Chinese herbal formulas

One of the most important reasons Chinese herbal medicine is different than the majority of Western herbal medicine because of its intentionally constructed formulas of multiple herbs.  Where herbs are abstracted from their formulas and extracted to reveal their constituent components, the results are usually disappointing.  I have personally found the most success with formulas […]

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Parasites and Possession

Possibly the most difficult (and most frustrating) thing to treat in our modern age is Gu Syndrome. Gu Syndrome can be briefly characterized by cases that: Don’t respond to otherwise appropriate treatments Seem to evade clear diagnosis Have confusing and seemingly not connected symptom pictures Frequently have strong digestive and psychological characteristics Gu syndrome can […]

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