All About Chinese Medicine

Understanding Chinese Medicine & Qi Gong

Kay Hutchinson - Chinese Medicine Expert
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Kay Hutchinson, who is our resident chinese medicine and qi gong expert and who is available to answer all your questions about chinese medicine and alternative health.

Kay has a private practice and is available for distance consultation, via telephone or email.

Kay answers all your chinese medicine and qi gong questions below:

Q: Is there a combination of herbs that might help with psoriasis? I have had it a long time and have tried many other supplements. Right now, Vitamin D3 seems to be helping.

Could you recommend a reliable source for ordering some herbs in case I decide to buy some.


A: Excellent question.

There are several patented herbs that work will for psoriasis. In the Chinese system, psoriasis has a pattern of heat and wind (itching). So we focus on using cooling herbs, and herbs that help to support the liver.

Not all Chinese herbs are created equal. Some contain impurities, so always look for the GMP seal (good manufacturing practices), which means the herbs are produced in a certified factors that is free of heavy metals and chemicals.

The formula I recommend is Fu Fang Qing Dai Wan.  A reliable brand and supplier is Guang Ci Tang found on the Active Herb web site. All of their products are GMP and the only brand besides Plum Flower brand that I trust to use in my clinical practice.

The other option is to have an herbalist prepare a custom herb tea which is cooked for about 2 hours to decoct the essence of the herbs.  This form is often most effective because it can be tailored to your system. 

Usually, an herbalist, like myself will interview you via email to gather more information about your health, then create a custom formula.

However, the taste of the herbs is rather bitter and awful, so I encourage people to try the herb tablets first and see if that works first.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using herbs in your healing process.

Contact Kay Hutchinson, CAMQ, CAMT at Aiki Healing today for a consultation for a custom herbal formulation.


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