Build a Formula with the Herbology Deck

Build a Formula with the Herbology Deck

Hi friends! 🌟 We're excited to share a fantastic way to deepen your understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formulas using our Herbology Deck. Whether you’re a TCM student or practitioner, this deck is designed to make learning both effective and enjoyable. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make the most of it:

Discover Your Tools 📖

When you open the Herbology Deck, you’ll find two types of cards: herb cards and formula cards. These are your study companions, meticulously crafted to help you master TCM concepts.

Formula Cards 🌸

Our formula cards are designed in Dark Pink, making them easy to spot among the deck. This color-coded system helps you quickly find and focus on the formulas you want to study.

Herb Cards 🌿

Each herb card provides detailed information about individual herbs. These cards complement the formula cards, giving you a complete picture of TCM herbal knowledge.

How to Use the Formula Cards 🧐

Start your study session with the formula cards. Here’s how to delve into the details:

  1. Review the Front Side: The front side of each formula card contains crucial information, including:

    • Diagnosis: Understand the conditions that the formula addresses.
    • Functions: Learn about the primary actions and benefits of the formula.
    • Cautions/Contraindications: Be aware of any precautions or situations where the formula might not be suitable.
    • Tongue and Pulse Indicators: Get insights into the diagnostic cues associated with the formula.
  2. Flip the Card🔄: Once you're familiar with the formula's overview, turn the card over to explore the herbal ingredients.

Delve into the Herbal Ingredients 🔍

On the back of each formula card, you’ll find a list of the herbs that make up the formula. Here’s what to do next:

  1. Match and Study the Herbs: Locate each herb from the herb card section of the deck. Study them in the order of their hierarchy (Sovereign, Minister, etc.).

  2. Understand Their Roles 🤔: Try to grasp why specific herbs are designated as Sovereign, Minister, Assistant, or Envoy. This understanding will deepen your appreciation of how each herb contributes to the formula’s effectiveness.

Flexible Study Options ✨

Our Herbology Deck is designed for versatility. You can:

  • Create Custom Study Decks 🗂️: Focus on specific formulas or herbs that you find most challenging or intriguing.
  • Plan Your Study Sessions: Break down your learning into manageable portions for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and so on. This approach helps in retaining information better over time.

Portable Learning

The beauty of the Herbology Deck is its portability. All the essential information you need is on the cards, allowing you to take them with you and study anytime, anywhere!

Important Note 📚

While our Herbology Deck is comprehensive, it may not include every herb, formula, and category you encounter in your studies. The deck is curated based on the CALE and NCCAOM herb and formula lists, focusing on the most widely recognized and essential elements in TCM.

We're Here to Help! 🥰🙏🏼💕

If you have any questions or need assistance using our deck, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to support your learning journey every step of the way.

Happy studying, and remember, Boncho Friends are always by your side! 🌿

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