Hello! I’ve posted questions in the past about empty heat from the palms and soles. I recently returned to the school where I was initially diagnosed and they subscribed zhi bo di huang wan to see if this would clear the heat. Perhaps because it was a school and/or I was a bit woozy after the needle treatment, but I didn’t receive a whole lot of information about the herbs (they came in granule form, to be made into a tea), but I did come across this: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/herbtime.htm, which suggests taking ‘heavier’ herbs (roots, bark) before meals. Would you all concur? Also, is it possible to sweeten the herbs with honey, or will this dilute the effect? I ask because the Cork Bark extract is incredibly bitter. Also, are granules better than teapills? I can’t afflict my pregnant wife with the smells of concocting raw herbs at the moment
Also, a while back, Chad mentioned that having empty warmth/tingles from the soles and hands due to stress was fairly common from his experience. Are there any signs I could look out for to determine the results of the herbs in the next few weeks (I know this will be a long process…)? I won’t be able to return to the school for at least a couple months, due to work & home matters. I have noticed that the duration of the more intense warmth (particularly the feet) seems to have lessened in the week or so, though it is difficult to determine sometimes.