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Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals

Course: Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals

Instructor: Clare Pyers

Number of classes: 1

Duration: 3h

Language: English

Typology: recorded online course

Included: access to the course recordings + pdf slides


Clare Pyers is the founder of the Heavenly Qi podcast, the author of Integrative TCM Guide: Pathology and runs a full-time Chinese Medicine practice in Melbourne, Australia. She has a background in Chemical Engineering and since completing her Chinese medicine education, Clare has undertaken extensive study in the field of Integrative medicine. Clare's clinical practice focuses on hormonal balancing and fertility treatment, and she specialises in complex cases that have especially to do with fertility related autoimmune and thyroid disorders.s.


Actions and mechanisms of Common Supplements

- Iron

- Zinc

- Magnesium

- Fish oil

- B vitamins

- Vitamin C

- Vitamin D

- Vitamin A


Supplement Actions from a Chinese Medicine perspective

- Blood nourishing

- Yin nourishing

- Qi moving

- Blood invigorating

- Yang tonifying

- Qi tonifying

- Shen calming


Food Sources of Vitamins and Minerals

- Iron

- Zinc

- Magnesium

- Fish oil

- B vitamins

- Vitamin C

- Vitamin D

- Vitamin A


Food, Supplement or Herbal medicine

- Which is Best?

- Blood deficiency

- Yin deficiency

- Qi stagnation

- Blood stasis

- Yang deficiency

- Qi deficiency

- Calming when


Next Steps for Further Information/Training on this topic

- References

- Reading material

- Courses


At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

- Understand the actions and mechanisms of common supplements from a biomedical perspective and a Chinese medicine perspective.

- Know which supplements, vitamins and minerals are possibly helping your patients and which ones are possibly detrimental.

- Understand which foods are the best sources of vitamins and minerals.

- Assess the benefits vs downsides of foods, supplements, and herbal medicines for common Chinese medicine disharmonies.


Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals

Clare Pyers

1 class (3 hours)​


course recordings

slides pdf


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