P4 Ep. 7: Cara Frank Pt. 2

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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-order 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 2 of her discussion with Chad, Cara continues her conversation on sports injuries, treating an athlete’s constitution, and advice for new acupuncturists/herbalists.

This is part 2 of 2 episodes.


China Herb Company

China Herb Company Facebook

Six Fishes Chinese Medicine

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

5 Element TCM Supply Company

Show Notes

  • Chad Intro (0:33)
  • Chronic Sports Injuries Continued (1:20)
  • Treatment Planning/Supporting Constitution For Athletes (7:54)
    • Overexercising (Depleting Yin and Yang) (11:14)
  • Treating Allergies and Colds During Training (16:44)
  • Case Study Sports Injury: DeQuervain’s Syndrome/Upper Crossed Syndrome (25:29)
  • Pre/Post-Surgery Herbs (38:03)
  • Post-Surgery Acupuncture (41:44)
  • The Dangers of Smoothies (42:50)
  • Cara’s Words of Wisdom for Starting a Business (45:31)
  • The Importance of Specialization (47:05)
  • Cara’s Plugs (50:10)
  • Closing (54:08)
  • Alex Outro (54:31)