This month's weather was rather windy and cold in Seattle! So It's little surprise that one of our current third-year students prepared this famous Chinese herbal formula during one of her clinical shifts. She did not have to modify the formula, although one component will have to be made at home, as SIOM does not have rice porridge on hand.
The name of the formula can be seen in the description after clicking on the image. Identifying herbal formulas based on the medicinals being measured is a common practice for students during shifts.
This formula is well-loved by many SIOM students and graduates. Whether this is because it's simply a wonderful formula or because of our instructors' lineages is debatable.
In East Asian medicine, practitioners choose formulas based on a careful analysis of a patient's signs and symptoms. It's possible for a formula to address a variety of conditions recognized in western medicine.