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Traditionally in the Orient, there were 3 Levels of Healthcare:

The first level
is palliative medical care. It emphasizes the use of various medical approaches to treat ailments after they have occurred. Herbs used for this approach are called inferior herbs.

The next level
is prevention of specific disorders. The herbs used for this approach are called general herbs.

The highest level
of health care stresses the promotion of positive health as the primary goal.  At the Bodywork Bistro we want to emphasize treating our clients to reduce stress and educate them as to how to stay well–The highest level of health care.


When sufficiently nurtured, our body is fully capable of regulating its own multitude of independent yet united functions, the way nature intended. Science has not been able to, and will never be able to, match that power of Nature. The herbs used for this approach have traditionally been called the superior herbs, but today they are called the tonic herbs. The utilization of the tonic herbs in order to achieve radiant health is called Tonic Herbalism.

Dragon Herbs Practices Tonic Herbalism

Based on a 5000-year old system of health promotion, protection, and psychological transformation
. We have chosen to sell Dragon herbs at the Bodywork Bistro for their superior quality Tonic Herbs.

Tonic herbs are not medicinal.
They nurture life, nurture the human spirit, slow down the aging process, and they protect us on every level – physically, immunologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. What distinguishes Chinese tonic herbalism from other systems has been the attitude the Chinese and other Asian societies have taken toward health. Putting the emphasis on promoting health, they have created a body of knowledge concerning the health-promoting tonic herbs that no other society or system has matched. Other systems have generally emphasized the remedial over the preventive.

Tonic Herbs Are Transformative.
Indeed, one of the profound benefits of the Chinese tonic herbs abides in their ability to change “vicious cycles” into “benevolent cycles.” The tonics help reverse the process of one problem leading to more problems. Something good happens when you start taking these herbs. You start to feel balanced and strong inside. You start having abundant energy when you need it and yet you feel relaxed and at peace. Incredibly, you become more and more adaptive so that you can do a lot of things that you couldn’t do before. You find yourself taking on challenges you couldn’t have handled before, doing things that you used to avoid or that you thought you were incapable of doing.

Where Do Tonic Herbs Come From?

Tonic herbs come from China.
They also come from North and South America, Europe, Indonesia, Tibet, Bhutan, Africa, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Russia and almost every region of the world. Tonic herbs are by their very nature safe and may be used for a lifetime to reinforce our health.




Tonic Herb Formulas
By Dragon Herbs
and Ron Teeguarden




What is FITT™, Fingerprint Identical Transfer Technology™? This proprietary extraction technology captures the original phyto-chemical profile of a botanical (the plant’s fingerprint) and transfers it safely and almost identically into the final extract, preserving the aroma, color and taste of the plant perfectly. FITT™ is a raw extraction, with the entire process’ temperature controlled under 104° F. Many of the Dragon Herb formulas are produced using this proprietary process.



ADAPTOGEN-ENERGIZERADAPTOGEN ENERGIZER: Changbai Mountain Ant Drops increases physical and mental vitality both quickly and cumulatively. Taking advantage of the remarkable Changbai Mountain Ant, this formula expands the power of the body to adapt to all the stresses of life and strengthens the immune system. It is considered one of the “forever young” herbs.
Ingredients: Changbai Mountain Polyrhachis Ant, Red Jilin Ginseng root, Goji berries, Schizandra fruit.



SUPREME-PROTECTORSUPREME PROTECTOR is an ultimate Chinese tonic formulation. It is composed of the four kings of defense in Chinese herbalism: Reishi, Astragalus, Schizandra and Cordyceps. All support the protective functions of the body and the mind in various ways. Each herb supports the immune functions and all support our innate capacity to handle stress. They all have antioxidant action and each herb has been recognized as a potent adaptogen. In addition, this formula powerfully tonifies all three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen). The herbs support the liver and the lungs and support the innate abilities of these organs to remove impurities from the body on a moment-to-moment basis, as nature intended. They support the kidneys and the adrenals. Supreme Protector is also an excellent Shen tonic. This is indeed the supreme protector.



TAO-IN-A-BOTTLETAO IN A BOTTLE: A revolutionary new anti-stress formulation that promotes profound relaxation without causing drowsiness. It promotes peaceful alertness and mental focus – the perfect Yin and Yang balance that nature intended. It does not cause drowsiness so it may be used by active individuals performing their normal daily (or nightly) tasks.
Ingredients: L-theanine, Gynostemma, Duanwood Reishi, Eleuthero, Astragalus, Schizandra, Tibetan Rhodiola, Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba


SUPER-PILL#2SUPER PILL #2:  Extracted from the most powerful tonic herbs known to mankind, it is made to assure potency, purity and efficacy. It has been designed to protect the fundamental processes of life from attack, destruction and aging. It protects DNA and other cellular structures and functions from damage and premature degradation and aging.
Ingredients: Pure Trans Resveratrol, Astragaloside IV, Total Astragalosides, and Total Gypenosides, in a base of Gynostemma FITT powdered extract (PE), Astragalus FITT PE, Rhodiola FITT PE, He Shou Wu FITT PE and Organic Ginseng PE.

ANT-POWERANT POWER: A Jing tonic designed to nourish the Kidney Yang, build Qi and enrich the blood. It is a powerful formulation for building the deep power of the body, making it a superb tonic for athletes. Combined with strong Jing and Qi tonics, Ant has the effect of strengthening sexual function, promoting mental power and creativity and strengthening the organs and senses.
Ingredients: Polyrhachis Ant, Cordyceps mycelium, Morinda root, Astragalus root, He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) root, Eucommia bark, Goji fruit, Dipsacus asper root, Dang gui root, Chinese Yam rhizome, Cornus officinalis fruit, Chinese White Peony root, Chinese Licorice root.



ASTRAGALUSASTRAGALUS root is one of the premier tonic herbs in the world. Astragalus builds energy and helps warm up the body. It is one of the most important double-direction immune-modulating herbs in the world. Astragalus is said to strengthen the primary energy of the body and strengthen all metabolic, respiratory and eliminative functions. Many people around the world use Astragalus for its energy enhancing qualities.



DEER-ANTLERDEER ANTLER is a Jing tonic supplement that also tonifies Qi, Blood and Shen. It therefore tonifies all three Treasures. Deer Antler is considered to be the most powerful Jing tonic dietary supplement. Deer Antler is used by athletes to support muscular strength. Deer Antler extract, consumed as a dietary supplement, supports the normal healthy production of IGF-1, a vital substance that supports and helps regulate metabolic and hormonal functions. Deer Antler is well known as a tonic for both men and women. Dragon Herbs Deer Antler Drops is a unique product in the U.S. market since it is the ONLY deer antler (“velvet”) product made ENTIRELY from the Deer Antler tips of the rare Sika Deer, considered in Asia to be the best deer antler. The “tips” are the last one inch of the antler, where all the growing activity occurs, and where 90% of the active constituents are located.



is a nourishing tonic to all three of the Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen) which are the three types of energy that animate a human life. Reishi builds body resistance, and is detoxifying, aphrodisiac, and relaxing. It is widely believed to prolong life and enhance intelligence and wisdom. Reishi has been found to fortify the immune system, protect the cardiovascular system, and to protect the liver.  Ingredients: Duanwood Reishi fruiting body extract.



DUANWOOD-REISHI-DROPSDUANWOOD REISHI DROPS: Reishi mushroom is arguably the greatest tonic herb on earth, the elite substance for the attainment of radiant health, longevity and spiritual attainment. It is very safe and non-toxic. The red Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is a superb anti-stress herb. Taoists have continuously claimed that Reishi promotes calmness, centeredness, balance, inner awareness and inner strength. That is why it was called the “Mushroom of Spiritual Potency” by these seekers. This product is made from 100% Duanwood™ Reishi, the most powerful form of Reishi. Duanwood Reishi is far more powerful than common hothouse Reishi and Reishi mycelium, the most common sources of raw materials on the American market. “Duanwood” means “original wood.” The Reishi is organically grown on a remote, pristine mountain plantation, on logs cut wild from the forest. The logs are from the same trees that Reishi grows on in the wild. Mountain spring water is used for irrigation, producing the most potent Reishi.



GINSENG-SUBLIME-DROPSGINSENG SUBLIME DROPS: Made from a variety of wild-crafted and premium grade cultivated Chinese, American and Korean roots. Ginseng Sublime is a very rich source of Ginseng saponins, possessing literally dozens of these precious ginsenosides, the primary adaptogenic agent of Ginseng. Tonifies Qi and Shen.  Ingredients: Chinese Jilin Red Ginseng root, Chinese Semi-wild “Spirit” Ginseng root, N. Korean Heaven Grade 15 Ginseng root, “First Pick” Shiu Chu Ginseng 15 root, Eleuthero root, S. Korean Heaven Grade Ginseng root, “Emperor’s Preserve Ginseng root, “Wild American Ginseng root, Prince (pseudostellaria) Ginseng root tuber, Tienchi Ginseng root, Red Jujube fruit.



HE-SHOU-WUHE SHOU WU (pronounced huh – similar to English “huh”, but not as open – show woo) is one of the most popular and highly revered tonic herbs in Asian herbalism. He Shou Wu is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China. It shares the position as the primary essence (Jing) tonic of Chinese herbalism with the Goji berry. By virtue of its ability to accumulate tremendous quantities of Qi into its root, this herb can tonify the human and animal organs and can tonify and nourish the blood. He Shou Wu is not a stimulant. However, it is one of the greatest energy tonics known to mankind. Its action is cumulative, as any truly healthy tonic dietary supplement would be. Because it is a very mild sedative, it will calm the nervous system. So it can be said that He Shou Wu is both energizing and calming. That is the magic of a great tonic herb.


Spring Dragon Longevity Tea™ is a delicious herbal tea composed of the most famous tonic herbs in the Orient, all of which are renowned for promoting a long and healthy life. The main herb is Gynostemma, a green leafy herb that is consumed throughout Asia to promote overall health. Gynostemma has a strong antifatigue effect*. In Asia, it is consumed by tens of millions of people every day, often in place of tea or coffee.

Extract of these five premier tonic herbs has been infused into premium grade Gynostemma leaves using our SIP™ technology.


Schizandra Fruit – Called the “quintessence of Chinese herbs,” Schizandra is a delicious, exotic tonic fruit that is traditionally used to tonify all the systems of the body, nourish and moisturize the skin, and sharpen the mind. It exhibits antioxidant activity.*

Goji Berries

Goji Berries – Known in Asia as a premier “longevity and anti-aging herb,” this delicious tonic fruit is a true superfood, exhibiting antioxidant activity. It is famous for enhancing strength, vision and beauty. Goji features immune system-supportig polysaccharides.*


Astragalus Root – One of the most important herbs in all of herbalism, Astragalus is highly regarded for its effects in helping to support a healthy immune system. It is also a potent energy tonic and blood tonic.*


Eleuthero Root –Also known as “Siberian Ginseng,” Eleuthero is famous for its ability to enhance physical and mental endurance, to help us handle stress more efficiently and as a gentle mood elevator. Eleuthero, like ginseng and Gynostemma, is rich in saponins. It is a superb adaptogenic herb.*


Luo Han Guo Fruit– This delicious, exotic fruit has been used fir centuries in Chinese traditional medicine as a lung tonic. It contains mogroside, a potent glucoside that helps to support a healthy immune system.*


Spring Dragon Longevity Tea™ contains all–natural herbs and flavors. No artificial colors or preservatives.

This tea contains no caffeine and is safe for people with sugar sensitivity . Gluten Free.*


SUPER ADAPTOGEN is an extraordinary, full spectrum adaptogenic formulation which nurtures all three treasures and provides an abundance of the world’s most potent phytonutrients. It contains most of the super-adaptogens. If you were to take just one formula, this should be the one.  Ingredients: Tibetan Rhodiola root, Chinese Ginseng root, Eucommia bark, Duanwood Reishi fruiting body, Eleuthero root, Astragalus root, Goji berry, Gynostemma leaf, He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) root, Prepared Rehmannia root, Schizandra fruit, Chinese Licorice root, Polygonatum rhizome, Bai-zhu Atractylodes rhizome, Red Jujube fruit.



SUPER-ANTSUPER ANT: Mountain Ant form the Changbai Mountain high altitude forest has traditionally been known as the “Herb of Kings” because it was used by the Emperors of China to increase their potency and fertility. It is a special variety of ant that is very safe for human consumption. This is a very rare product in America.



SUPER-JINGSUPER JING is a very powerful primal essence formulation. It is suitable for those who require maximum restoration of essence after extreme or prolonged stress, illness or old age. It is particularly suitable for those women who have been pregnant and for those who have just given birth. Super Jing tonifies Kidney essence (both Yin and Yang), builds blood, tonifies Qi and purges false fire. The formula is significantly strengthened by adding Placenta, generally considered to be the most potent Jing restorative, and cordyceps, one of the world’s most powerful Yin and Yang Jing tonic herbs. Ingredients: Cordyceps mycelium, Deer Placenta, Dendrobium, Chinese Asparagus root, Raw Rehmannia root, Astragalus root, Eucommia bark, Prepared Rehmannia root, Cornus officinalis fruit, Codonopsis root, Ophiopogon tuber, Phellodendron bark.



SUPREME-SHEN-DROPSSUPREME SHEN DROPS: “An Shen,” or “Peaceful Spirit” formula. It calms the mind and relieves anxiety, worry, fear, anger, and emotional instability. It is also a very powerful brain tonic. Sustained use of this formula can improve memory and overcome mental exhaustion. Stabilizes and tonifies Shen (spirit). Ingredients: Chinese Asparagus root, Longan fruit, Albizzia julibrissin flower, Spirit Poria sclerotium, Wild Reishi fruiting body, Tibetan Rhodiola root, Polygala root, American Red Ginseng root, Lo han juo fruit.




TOMKATTOMKAT is a safe, remarkable tonic formulation designed for men that may be consumed for long periods of time (with occasional short breaks). It is composed of just three ingredients that have been used for over a thousands years, each having profound benefits on the male sexual functions.  Ingredients: Eurycoma longifolia jack root (125:1 extract), Polyrhachis Ant, He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) root.



WILD-REISHI-DROPSWILD REISHI DROPS: This is a powerful Shen tonic with all the immune-enhancing, liver protecting benefits of Reishi. Wild Red Reishi is rare. This is a unique and powerful extract made from wild red Reishi from Changbai mountain and is not available anywhere else in America. Tonifies Qi and Shen. Ingredients:  Wild Changbai Mountain Red Reishi fruiting body.




8-IMMORTALS-DROPS8 IMMORTALS DROPS: All of the herbs in this extraordinary concentrated tincture have anti-aging, immune strengthening, spirit-lifting, and mind-strengthening qualities, on both a short- and long-term basis. The herbs have a profound influence on the quality of the skin. Builds Jing, Qi and Shen an helps regulate all 12-organ systems, as defined in traditional Chinese health philosophy.
Ingredients: Wild Chinese Ginseng root, Wild American Ginseng root, Wild Red Reishi fruiting body, Duanwood Reishi fruiting body, Tibetan Rhodiola root, Tibetan Cordyceps, Schizandra fruit, Lycium fruit, Snow Lotus flower, Polygonum multiflorum root.




22-REISHIS22 REISHIS DROPS: This is a unique, extremely potent tonic mushroom extract designed by Ron Teeguarden based on traditional and current “Reishi mushroom” usage in Asia. 22 Reishis Drops is a supreme herbal achievement that serious herbal connoisseurs will appreciate and enjoy. 22 Reishis Drops is a blend of twenty-two very powerful, 100% wild-collected woody mushrooms that are all categorized as either “Reishi” or “Reishi-related.” These 22 types of tonic mushrooms are extracted together using the world’s most advanced extraction technology to produce an over-the-top protective tonic elixir. The mushrooms have an extraordinary range of activities that protect and support our radiant health.



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