Whether a recent graduate or an experienced TCM
practitioner, the time to move your practice to the next
level is not next week, not tomorrow, it’s now.

There are 40 different TCM herbal extract brands to choose from.

…But no consistency between brands in their strength, and therefore, in their

capability. What does this mean for practitioners?

40 different brands – but only one brand can be best.

Are you prescribing that brand? As practitioners, we need to know more about the herbs we are prescribing than what we read in a company ad. Take a moment to consider that there are about 40 different brands in the marketplace; What’s striking is the dramatic variation in their respective potency levels. It’s clearly evident even among popular brands. In view of this, a clinician who does not perform simple comparative testing (we’ll show you how) has only a 1 in 40 chance of choosing the best TCM for a practice. What patient would approve of those odds?

Comparative testing is prerequisite to the highest success rate possible in a practice; any business coach would rank it as indispensable.


After countless hours mastering TCM herbology, to skip the minutes it takes to fully prepare for a successful future practice, could easily be a fatal flaw in the business plan.

An ad, an endorsement, a recommendation; it’s the beginning of a search and not the end. As clinicians, choosing the right brand is one of the most important choices we will ever make. We can skip the cognitive effort and follow the leader with uncritical acceptance. Or we can take control, like our career will depend on it, and do simple, 5-minute, self-performed tests to be sure we’re not placing our trust in a brand that has adopted the mere appearence of potent TCM, but is in most cases bound to fail.

At the Vital Signs page, we’ll demonstrate how very easy it is to self-test any herbal extract brand, dehydrated or liquid, for its true potency levels. Using sound judgment and rationality, it’s the way a clinician chooses the most effective TCM. It’s you looking out for your best interests and the best interests of your patients.


…”It’s the most important thing they didn’t teach us at the university.” -L.Ac.

“I had been prescribing the same popular brand of extracts for years and I figured that since the brand was highly advertised and such, I was ok. But I was needing to make some improvements in my practice. So, I did an experiment: first, I dissolved a dose of those pills in a teaspoon of water. I placed it in my mouth and focused for a moment on the experience: an indistinct dull flavor deep below; that’s it. Since the formula only had 4 herbs; I felt that I should have been able to taste something more familiar and much stronger. Then I compared its taste to the taste of another brand. The other brand had an actual herbal taste. It was clearly stronger. I had to wonder if for years, for all intents and purposes, I had been prescribing no more than placebo medicine. Excited at the potential, over time, I compared my newer more potent brand to many other brands and found one even stronger. I began to contact some of my past patients who had difficult issues and tell them the good news – that I think I’ve found something that will help them”.

-O.M.D. and one of this company’s seven founders.