Perspectives on Dementia

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Heart nourishment and the tendency for a calm mind in turn support a basic sense of optimism. Negative emotional states can evolve into patterns of repressed Qi, heat, and phlegm, which harass the Heart and mist the mind. People at a greater risk of clinical dementia later in life are those, according to this study […]

Moxibustion Charts 灸法圖

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Earliest illustrations of moxibustion treatment. By at least a century, moxibustion pre-dates the earliest bronze models from the Song dynasty used to understand locations of meridians and points in acupuncture. Therapeutic moxibustion, applying Artemisia cautery techniques, treats illnesses and strengthens the Qi of the body. It is a prevalent modality in Chinese medicine. Six fragments […]

China’s First Code of Medical Ethics

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Sun Si Miao [581—682 A.D.] was a famous clinician and alchemist. Credited with the first code of ethics for Chinese doctors; less a formal ‘code’, and more the philosophy of a virtuous physician and values that suggest an ethical practitioner. The principles primarily focus upon compassion, justice, beneficence and humility, rather than physician truth-telling and […]

Cholesterol From a TCM Perspective

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Did you know that yang-energy fight or flight hormones associated with stress rhythms can cause an elevation in cholesterol? Traditional Chinese yin-yang theory is adaptable to classify all universal phenomena, including the modern dietary-lifestyle staples now playing into many health conditions. Coffee, sugar, and alcohol, among the more ubiquitous ones, have an overwhelming and weakening […]

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