One of the problems of holistic medical systems is that you can talk yourself into just about any diagnosis for a patient, leading to the prescription of something that is at best ineffective and at worst deleterious. It’s always important then, to step back from a case before making a prescription and look at the forest before the trees. This talk will focus on the 10,000 foot view (i.e., the view from Kunlun Mountain) of GI disorders through the Chinese medical lens, explaining them as well from a biomedical perspective so they become easier to recognize and thus accurately treat with Chinese herbs. Understanding Chinese medical diagnoses from a biomedical perspective also allows the practitioner to artfully integrate other conventional medical treatments into the Chinese medical treatment protocol, including pre- and probiotics, diet change, and drugs. The practitioner will then find it an easier task to choose from the various formulas advocated for specific GI disorders.