Headache Patterns in TCM

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According to Chinese medical theory, various factors can effect the body to become the underlying pattern of headaches   • Headaches that start between 7 to 10 years of age strongly indicate the presence of a constitutional factor of disease, usually derived from the heredity from one or both parents. • Emotional causes of disease […]

Diagnostic Tongue Maps

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Look at your tongue daily before brushing or eating. See what it may be revealing to You. Here is a basic overview Normal (top left) – reflecting a relative balance of internal QI, blood, humors, organs, and essence. QI Deficient – basic symptoms of poor appetite, sluggish, weak digestive function, fatigue, worrying and overthinking, dizziness.  Heat […]

Bodily Teachings

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· The hands teach us not to be selfish. · The mouth teaches us to give thanks in word and song. · The nose teaches us to learn from our environment. · The eyes teach us to show compassion and sincerity. · The ears teach us to keep our balance. · All parts of ourselves […]

Toxins

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The manifestation of pathologies from toxins [DU 毒] evolve from unresolved excesses that, over time, consume the vitality of body-mind-spirit essences, brewing heat and binding Qi that results in fire. Fiery hot toxins are fierce in nature. From the perspective of classical Chinese medicine, symptoms that develop from toxic evils tend to be both extreme, […]

Progress

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Our progress occurs naturally when we act in harmony and seek no progress at the expense of our genuine devotion to the ways of the Sage. Correcting our own thoughts, attitudes, and actions sets a course for wholehearted improvement.

Living Qi is the Ruling Qi

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External environmental excesses generate pathogenesis, and whether they originate from cold, dampness, wind, fire, summer heat, or dryness, transform into heat within the body. Liu Wan Su’s herbal protocol advocates the use of cool and cold medicinals. Bob Flaws is a master of the innumerable distinctions of Chinese medicine and sinology. This short presentation on […]

Taoist Interpretation of Acupuncture

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Ma Danyang wrote an ode to the “11 Miraculous Acupuncture Points,” published in the text of The Jade Dragon Manual [1329]. The name of the song, “Song of the Eleven Points Responding to the Stars in the Sky” is instructive. It is likely that Ma not only offered interpretation of the wondrous, inherent nature of […]

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