02- Tonic Herbs with Miles Coleman pt 1

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

February 28, 2017

Have you ever felt like your body was “off”, like something was just not quite working right. Maybe it is your ability to think properly, or maybe your energy levels. These are typically signs of disharmony within the body, and is your body's way of telling you that it needs help. In comes tonic herbs. These are herbs that help to bring your body back to harmony. In this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast, we sit down with Miles Coleman to discuss how to approach disease from a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. Miles has so much knowledge to share that we couldn't fit all this into 1 episode! This week we build together an intro into tonic herbs, and discuss how tonic herbs interact with the body. Next week we will dive deeper into specific tonic herbs. Please enjoy this episode of Tonic Herbs with Miles Coleman pt 1!


1:49 – The start of Miles Coleman Disciplines
2:44 – Disciplines woven in Chinese culture
3:59 – Hsin Fa School
6:09 – Length of Herbal School
7:36 – Will there be martial arts or Qi Gong in Hsin Fa School
10:23 – Find out more info at blackbeltherbs.com
11:24 – What is Qi
13:42 – Balancing Qi utilizing herbs
14:19 – 5 branches of Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Tuina, Food Therapy, Herbalism, and Qi Gong
14:35 – Herbalist utilizes herbs to balance the body
15:59 – How Qi becomes deficient in today's society
16:43 – Overeating creates deficiencies within the body
18:44 – Can you over-tonify your Qi?
20:28 – Chinese formulas are to balance out the herbs and their reactions
21:21 – What are tonic herbs and formulas
22:17 – Classic Qi tonic

22:28 – Blood tonics
22:40 – Yin and Yang tonics
24:03 – Can an herb or formula tonify all 4 areas of Blood, Qi, Yin, and Yang
25:54 – There aren't many formulas in Chinese Medicine like Western Medicine, what does that mean?
26:45 – TCM not based on Western Diseases, it is based on Pattern Discrimination
27:40 – 1 pattern of disharmony could translate into dozens of western diseases
29:18 – How to help ourselves from the TCM perspective
31:17 – Chinese hospitals integrating Western and Chinese Medicine
33:12 – Specific instances when TCM or Western Medicine is chosen as the primary model
36:06 – When people usually switch over to alternative medicine
38:13 – Alternative Medicine works hard to find root causes to illnesses
40:44 – The culture of distraction
41:40 – Differentiating Qi, Blood, Yin, and Yang
47:12 – Teaching tonic herbs at the Hsin Fa School

Learn More About Miles Coleman

Website: www.blackbeltherbs.com

Facebook: Hsin Fa School , Black Belt Herbs , Ling Qi

American Herbalist Guild: www.americanherbalistsguild.com/

Programs: Hsin Fa School   Consultations

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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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