The Integration of Chinese Medicine: A Case Study on the Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Author’s Note: There has been a rapid rise in consumer health and wellness markets of functional mushroom products. Companies like Four Sigmatic and Host Defense (led by mushroom expert Paul Stamets) have led the way with innovative and effective wellness products. This paper will discuss historical and scientific roots of Lion’s Mane, centered within a discussion about the integration of what is often characterized as “Eastern” and “Western” medicine. For personal food, nutrition, and wellness content, follow me