Kwan Yin

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There is a Chinese phrase: A heart that is burdened by hurt or that houses anger is like a poison dragon. Metaphors are intrinsic of Kwan Yin. Riding upon a dragon, the dragon, symbolic of potent energy which can be put to great use, as dragon is an envoy of heaven; Kwan Yin, bodhisattva of […]

The Water Element in Nature

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Shuǐ 水 We are microcosms of the natural world, unfolding our human destiny on a beautiful blue planet where a mosaic of water nourishes and patterns life. Attuned to nature’s rhythms and vibrations, in essence, we are one and the same. Though this world seems stable and solid, nothing here is permanent; but like water, […]

Acupuncture Detoxification Treatment

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ACUPUNCTURE DETOX An abstinence-oriented, chemical-free, no-nonsense approach to breaking chemical addiction. Acu-Detox treatment begins with inserting sterile ear acupuncture needles into the 5 detox points on each ear, for up to 40 minutes. The 5 detox points have been shown to effectively address the major organs in the body that are negatively impacted by the […]

Degenerative Disease and Inflammation Due to Dietary Factors

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Borrowing A Western Perspective  TCM as a style of Chinese medicine uses the 4 examinations to gather information from a patient to determine their disease pattern. Often there are 3-4 patterns simultaneously that determine diagnosis and treatment. If any piece of information is ungatherable through the 4 examinations, technically it can not be used to […]

Food Wisdom for a Prosperous Life

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Dietary Basics According to Traditional Chinese Medicine Turning to traditional Chinese medicine and a Taoist concept of health and long life, one is moderate in every action and attentive to signals of the body and of nature. Eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty, we only ingest enough food and drink to satisfy actual needs […]

Bach Flower Essence Questionnaire

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The gentle power of Bach essences promotes healing through levels of the subtle energetic, emotional body. Such healing can point the way to further steps in an individual’s process of growth. With a positive mental attitude and sense of balance, overall wellness is achieved. Bach essences are safely used with all other healing modalities. Read […]

Sun Si Miao’s Code of Ethics

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Sun Si Miao [581—682 A.D.] was a famous Chinese alchemist, scholar, and clinician. He is credited with the first code of ethics for doctors, less a formal code per se, and more of the philosophy of a virtuous physician and values that suggest an ethical practitioner. The principles primarily focus upon compassion, justice, beneficence, and […]

My Visit to Master Wang’s Clinic in Chengdu

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  While visiting Chengdu China in July of 2017, I observed and participated in treatments at Master Wang’s clinic. Master Wang’s work consists of his patients soaking in Chinese medicinal herbal baths in large bamboo tubs, followed by a uniquely vigorous type of manual therapy administered by his two apprentices, simultaneously. As a practitioner of […]

Traumatic Injury, Blood Stasis, and Zheng Gu Shui Liniment

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Supple and elastic tissues tend to be more resilient to injury, however, force can wound any area of the body. Bones, joints, veins, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the associated organs of injured parts may fall into a condition of blood stasis, both acutely and chronically, as the body attempts to promote healing. The circulation of […]

Ted X on Taoist Cosmology

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Acupuncturists routinely have to give an easily digestable rendition of Chinese medicine, which necessarily delves back interconnected step by step, succinctly, to describe the theory as a whole. If you were having tea with someone who adlibbed about Taoist reality as this man has, it would be a fascinating time spent listening to an engaging, […]

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