Instructions to the Yellow Emperor

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Xi Wangmu’s Instructions to The Yellow Emperor: Drinking and gobbling up food, your body will never be light. Fretting and worrying, your Spirit will never be pure. Craving sounds and sights, your Heart will never be calm. Without calm in your Heart, your Spirit will never be numinous. Not numinous in Spirit, the Tao cannot […]

A Profound Perspective of Appreciation

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“Since my barn burned down I have a better view of the moon.” Mizuta Masahide 水田 正秀 1657–1723, Japanese poet, samurai, and student of Matsuo Bashō 松尾 芭蕉 1644–1697 Tradition of the Japanese has been to live in awareness of the unpredictability of nature and the transitory essence of life. Earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and fires […]

Fall Foods to Cultivate Health

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With chill entering in the air, it is of particular importance to recognize our need for nourishing foods. Along with the cold, autumn brings dryness. It is a time of contraction; our bodies tightening and contracting to maintain warmth. Rather than salads, raw juices, and foods that are chilled which appeal in summer and late […]

Jeffrey Yuen on Self-Cultivation

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Interview for NESA Currents Newsletter An Interview with Michael P. Arsenault Posted in exact excerpt from original text   Mike Arsenault: Historically in Chinese Medicine, what part did self-cultivation of the practitioner play in this form of medicine?     Jeffrey Yuen: Well, historically cultivation is the basis, or one of the reasons why one […]

Acupuncture & Moxibustion

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THE INTEGRAL WHOLE IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF MAN WITH HEAVEN & EARTH, AND ACUPUNCTURE AS A TREATMENT FOR ALL DISEASE. The human individual is an integrated aspect of the universe, with life’s happenings reflecting the interplay of Yin and Yang. These dynamics, displaying the shifting, greater movement of energy, are the root of prevention and […]

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