Nature Makes Whole

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 Truth is evident but often ignored or yet unrealized. This moment is the path. We suffer the blocks of our own emotions and grievances. To bring about homeostasis and harmony sometimes we must shift in our perceptions and awareness to change the experience. As microcosms of the great universal whole, the forces and flow of […]

Modern-Day Hermits

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His unheated hut is halfway up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy. “There is no happier way for a person to live on this earth,” he declared, balancing on a hard wooden stool outside his primitive mud brick […]

The 6 Stages of Disease

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The Shānghán lùn 傷寒論, known as the treatise on cold injury or cold damage disorders, is a Chinese medical text compiled by Zhang Zhongjing 张仲景 around the end of the Han dynasty period. It is one the oldest completed medical books in the world.  The Shānghán lùn has 398 chapters, 113 herbal prescriptions, and is organized […]

Food Therapy to Nourish Health

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Roots of Chinese medicine are based in “Nourishing Life” or Yangsheng 養生    Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold 千金翼方, compiled by Sun Simiao in the Tang Dynasty, is a comprehensive medical classic which summarized studies and records on medical treatment and had great influence on the development of oriental medicine in the later ages. […]

ABC’s of 氣

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  Activate the hands by rubbing them together; sense the feeling of energy begin to circulate in the palms, presenting first in the form of heat.   By moving the hands apart and closer together again, drawing them apart and together like gentle tides, the sensing of QI between the hands in these motions increases. […]

Warming Needle Moxibustion

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Promotes free-flow of QI and blood and warms meridians; treating painful joints caused by cold-damp, for numbness, paralysis, and sensation of cold. An excellent treatment, particularly in seasonal cold-damp and conditions of debility.

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