Healing and Educating the Individual,
Preserving and Developing the Tradition.

At Chinese Healing and Education Services, I am committed to providing the most beneficial Chinese medical treatments to my patients and the most useful Chinese medical education to my students.   I strive to bring you the benefits of my many years of intensive study of Chinese medicine in both the U.S. and China.
--Stephen Boyanton

For more information on my clinical services, click on the "Clinical Services" link above. [NOTE: As of 4/1/2015 I will no longer be accepting new patients. I am moving to China indefinitely this summer and will be closing my clinical services.]

For more information about how Chinese herbal medicine can help you, click on the "Chinese Herbal Medicine" link.

For information on my more formal educational activities, click on the "Educational Courses and Activities" link.

For bite-sized bits of Chinese medical knowledge and reflection, click on the "Blog" link above.  

Recent News

  • New Clinic Locations I am pleased to announce that I am now seeing patients in two new locations. The first is in Union Square here in NYC and is available now. The second ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 9:15 AM by Stephen Boyanton
  • Free Webinar Recording Available on Medigogy.com Many thanks to all who attended my free webinar at Medigogy.com.  The recording of the webinar is available for free viewing now at http://www.medigogy.com/archives/shanghan ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2013, 2:03 PM by Stephen Boyanton
  • Free Webinar on Medigogy.com I will be offering a free webinar on Medigogy.com, "The Shanghan lun and Jingui yaolue: Why You Cannot Be an Advanced Chinese Herbalist without Studying Them," on Friday, October ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 12:30 PM by Stephen Boyanton
  • Award Received at ICTAM VIII I am pleased to report that my presentation at ICTAM VIII, "A Narrowing of Focus, a Broadening of Discourse: Cold Damage Studies before and after 1065," received an honorable mention ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 12:09 PM by Stephen Boyanton
  • Back from ICTAM VIII I had a wonderful experience at the 8th International Congress on Asian Medicine (ICTAM VIII).  It was a fascinating conference as always.  This year it was held in South Korea ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 12:07 PM by Stephen Boyanton
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In spite of its pink flower, the plant above is bai shao (白芍 Paeonia lactiflora Pall., literally, "white herbaceous peony").  I photographed this specimen in the botanical garden of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in the spring of 2012.  Chi shao 赤芍 (literally, "red herbaceous peony") is either produced from the root of the same plant and then processed differently or is produced from a wild relatives of this species (Paeonia veitchii Lynch. and others) which do not produce such large, beautiful flowers--again processed differently from bai shao. In the end, it's primarily the processing (paozhi 炮制) which differentiates these two medicinals.

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