Herbal Formulas and Jao's from Crane Valley Herbs
CRANE VALLEY HERBS AND JAO's
A popular trend in the world of martial arts and herbal medicine is to claim direct heritage of secret formulas or transmission from a grand master, or sifu, in some exotic location. My herbal knowledge wasn't acquired by anything so mystical or exotic. I really wish I had a more awe-inspiring story to tell.
Quite simply, I acquired my herbal knowledge, degrees and credentials, the old fashioned way through years of study, schooling, travel, experience and personal research.
16 years of experience go into my Jao's and Formulas
My introduction to jaos began as a student completing my clinical internship. One of my teachers, a doctor from China, overheard me discussing my work with horses. He asked me if I also worked on race horses, and when I mentioned that I did, his face lit up. He grabbed a sheet of paper and wrote out a formula in pin yin (phonetic Chinese) and with a wink, this serious, no none sense doctor handed me what became my first jao formula. He said with a grin: “good for racehorses!” Much later I later discovered that he was a racing enthusiast and spent weekends at the track. This moment in the clinic began my exploration into the world of da dit jaos and their many variations and uses.
Jao's Created using Traditional Formulations
I specialize in traditional herbal and jao formulations with an eye toward contemporary patients living a in a modern world. The modern herbalist working with traditional methods and formulas faces some serious challenges unimagined by the master herbalists of ancient times. Issues of ethical wild crafting, farming, sustainability, endangered species - both animals and plants, the use of fumigants, heavy metals and pesticides all effect the quality of herbs, herbal products and the overall health of the planet. All of my jaos are based in traditional methods, traditional Chinese herbal formulations with generations of field tests and backed by solid herbal knowledge and ethically formulated for safety and effectiveness.
Preservative Free using GMP standards
All herbs are hand selected from the most reputable sources and are hand-ground and blended by Crane Valley Herbs.
Crane Valley Herbs are preservative free. I use only sulfur-free, chlorine-free and aluminum-free herbs. Our formulas are never irradiated or gas sterilized. They are tested for heavy metals and comply with International GMP standards (Good Manufacturing Practices).