The use of these herbs tends to foster compassion, patience, tolerance and devotion as do those in the blood tonic category. The amount of herb a person actually receives from the herbal nut balls is less than if you use the herbs without the nut butter so here is a recipe for just the herbs in a paste. Proteins give us long sustaining energy and satisfy the appetite as opposed to carbs which burn up quickly and leave us in a weakened state. The sweet tonic herbs are also commonly used to raise one’s tolerance to stress and pain and improve the general adaptive response to stress. Latest research says that about 60% of the immune system activity is happening in the digestive system. The herbs and the foods listed above for the blood can be used in conjunction with one another to make a paste, food or formula. All the signs of course do not have to be present for there to be a diagnosis of fluid essence deficiency but there will be a definite pattern developing. What is available in the West for rejuvenation is usually cleansing techniques such as fasting, sweating and using herbs that clear pathogens and waste from the body. At we bring you highlights of our current issue plus exclusive web material, and archives of selected content from past issues. I am trying to create a Western model for some of these concepts so that the practitioner does not have to diverge into either the Chinese or Ayurvedic models. ", Michelle Collins, Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG), MPH (East West School Graduate), East West Clinical Herbalist (EWCH) Program, Professional Herbalist Course Payment Plan, 2021 Seminar Online Foundation Track, April 23-30, 2021, 2021 Intermediate Track Online Seminar, April 23-30, 2021, 2021 Advanced Track Online Seminar, April 23-30, 2021, Obtaining an Herbalist Certification or Herbalist Degree, Online Herbal Seminar: 2021 Seminar Registration, Cancer – Its causes, symptoms and treatment (book), Warming essence tonics( yang or pitta tonics), Atractylodes (can be grown in US organically), Codonopsis (vine ‘“ can be grown in U.S. organically), He Shou Wu (also known as Fo-Ti: grown successfully in warmer areas with mild winters), Jujube dates (grown as ornamental in U.S.), Lycii berries  (also known as wolfberries ‘“ grows in US), Rehmannia (prepared or steamed) (very easy to grow ‘“ we have a lot of it), Tienchi ginseng ( more difficult ‘“ have not seen plants available), Peony root  (grows well in cooler climates ‘“ we have number of them), Asparagus root (grows here but not harvested or prepared ), Dendrobium orchid (grown in greenhouses in U.S.), Ophiopogon ‘“ Japanese turf lily (grown as an ornamental in US), Dioscorea batatas (Chinese wild yam)  (Grows here very easily), Schizandra fruit (can be grown in U.S. organically), Fish such as trout, mackerel, cod, salmon, (non-farmed; fish are usually considered warming to the system, but they nourish deeply), Milk and other dairy products (organic with fat), Meat and broths/ lamb and pork ‘“ organic (meats are warming generally but very building to the systems), Meats/ eggs ( they are building and warming to the system). When I see the exhausted person the first thing that I have to do is try to give them the viewpoint that their choices in foods and lifestyle each day are more important than taking a few herbs now and then. In Eastern systems of healing, rejuvenation and regeneration have a prominent place in the herbal philosophy and pharmacopoeia. As stated, supplementing herbs nourish and invigorate. I am currently engaged in discussions with a  natural health food company in the U.S. that is doing research on C.F. They grab a bagel in the morning, maybe a piece of fruit for lunch and possibly a little sandwich or a can of soup for dinner. CASE #2: This involved a call from a woman from out of province whose 3 year old son had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a potentially deadly disease characterized by an abnormal production of thick mucus in the lungs. Blood has a moistening quality and helps to keep the organs nourished and vital.