Super – You can learn a lot from your old room mate, I think. I love the way that “western” herbalism overlaps with TCM. We tend to think that they are far apart and yet they are not so different and many of the popular TCM herbs are common in western herbalism. I was reading recently about Gingko and how in TCM, use of the leaves is a very new thing – they used to use only the fruits (the nuts inside). Love the way all these systems intertwine.