The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Inner Circle, Worksheet

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This worksheet functions as a study guide. Please keep the questions of this worksheet in mind as you progress through the material. These answers are not graded. What is the origin of the 25 inner circle herbs? How does this system of categorization relate to Five Flavor theory? What is the significance behind this type of categorization? What does this type of categorization tell you about canonical formula architecture? Why is there a discrepancy between these flavors and Shennong Bencao Jing flavors, and how do we reconcile these?

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