Tonic Herbs with Miles Coleman pt 2

03- Tonic Herbs with Miles Coleman pt 2

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 7, 2017

Welcome to Part 2 of our series with Miles Coleman! Last week we discussed what tonic herbs do for your body, and how they are important to our constitutions. Today, we start to break down tonic herbs further into 4 main categories: Yin, Yang, Blood, and Qi. Join us as we dive deeper into tonic herbs in this episode of Tonic Herbs with Miles Coleman pt 2!


2:48 – Hsin Fa School
4:52 – Tongue Diagnosis
5:32 – Roadmap of the tongue
7:10 – Tongue diagnosis can give more information than clients give
9:21 – Recap of Tonic Herbs with Miles Coleman pt 1
12:35 – Sympathetic and Parasympathetic
15:00 – What is more common, Deficient Yin or Deficient Yang
17:56 – Yin tonic herbs and formulas
18:40 – Rehmannia for Yin Deficiencies
19:48 – Western digestive abilities
21:21 – Westerners ability to digest Rehmannia
24:08 – Asparagus Root for Yin Tonics
26:38 – Yang tonic herbs and formulas
27:23 – What is menopause considered in TCM
28:25 – Aconite helps to spark the kidneys
28:55 – Kidney Yang can rule bones, so specific herbs can help with bone damage and degradation
29:19 – Herbs that are used in Hit Medicine (Trauma Medicine)
31:04 – Paradoxical herbs that can be Yang and Yin
31:50 – Herbs aren't just plant material

32:33 – Herbal info comes from clinical experience and thousands of years of practice
34:28 – Hit Medicine kits and formulas
38:25 – Blood tonic herbs and formulas
41:18 – Lycii/Goji Berry
43:39 – How important are Blood tonics
45:20 – Formulas to help with flexability
49:19 – Qi tonic herbs and formulas
50:00 – Ginseng
51:34 – Astragalus for gently building Qi
52:13 – Astragalus for cancer treatments
53:27 – Adaptogens, the ability to adapt to stress
54:23 – Qi tonics for different training types
56:28 – Sourcing of herbs, Mayway Herbs, NuHerbs, Dragon Herbs
59:46 – Consultations with Miles Coleman

Learn More About Miles Coleman


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

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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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