P4 Ep. 6: Cara Frank Pt. 1

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In this episode…

Chad Bong Interviews Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Cara Frank


Cara Frank is a practitioner and teacher of acupuncture and herbology. She is the founder and owner of China Herb Company, the first mail ordering compounding  Chinese herbal dispensary in the United States. Cara is the author of the new book TCM Case Studies: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders .  In part 1 of her discussion with Chad, Cara explains her start as a acupuncturist/herbalist, stages of sports injuries, and topical/internal herbal treatment strategies. She shares advice for student interns who are just starting their professional journey and need mentoring tips from experienced professionals. After all, the practical skills gained under the guidance of a professional like Dr. Cara  are more important than completing routine, theoretical assignments in college, such as a  quality essay that can be entrusted to https://qualityessay.com/.

This is part 1 of 2 episodes.


China Herb Company

China Herb Company Facebook

Six Fishes Chinese Medicine

TCM Case Studies: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

Show Notes

  • Cara’s Start (2:26)
  • 1988 Cara “Gets Busted” Practicing Underground (10:10)
  • Studying Herbs in China (11:20)
  • Restarting in the States (11:56)
  • China Herb Company (1991-present) (12:52)
  • Six Fishes Chinese Medicine (14:57)
  • Regulations for Herb Company (15:17)
  • Custom Formulas/Transparency (16:47)
  • Chinese Sports Medicine (Herbal Formulas) (18:23)
  • Icing: Undermining the Healing Process? (19:54)
  • Topical “Herbal Ice” (22:10)
  • Acute Sports Injury Herbal Treatment Strategies (25:39)
    • Phase 1: Acute Injury (27:14)
    • Phase 2: Sub-Acute Injury (31:57)
    • Topical Herbal Remedies (38:54)
    • Internal Herbal Remedies (43:18)
    • Phase 3: Chronic Sports Injuries (46:00)
    • Phase 3 Herbal Remedies (48:28)
  • Chad Summary of pt. 1(54:01)
  • Alex Outro (55:19)