Alchemy of Chinese Herbs

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Herbs and roots are life-nourishing. They are sustenance as well as medicine, and convey nature’s forces.  Through their connection to the natural world, herbs and roots of Chinese medicine imbue their resonance with these forces within us. Regulated by the rhythms of Yin and Yang, influenced by the 5 elements (sun, soil, minerals, water, and […]

Acupuncture Detox for Chemical Addiction Cessation

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Auricular acupuncture is clinically proven to be the most effective natural method of chemical detoxification. In particular, I use Acu~Detox in my practice to help a patient who smokes to become an ex-smoker permanently, but I have witnessed and participated in treating heavily addicted populations using the 5 point ear acupuncture method that yields such […]

Burdock

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Medicinally, burdock root, leaf, and seed are quite different. In traditional Chinese medicine, Niú Bàng Zǐ 牛旁子, or the dried fruiting seeds of Arctium lappa L., are collected in early autumn and then sun-dried. These seeds are the primarily used part of the wild burdock plant in Chinese medicine, having an acrid, slightly bitter flavor […]

Incense and Rooting the Spirit

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The sense orifice of smell can have strong effects on the aspect of Spirit known in Chinese medicine as Shen. Burning clean, resinous incense can open the Heart-Spirit, and in part, enhances our remembering of what is important. Incense prepared with quality medicinal substances has the ability, as thought in shamanic and alchemical traditions, to […]

The Arts of Internal Cultivation

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 TAI CHI  •  MIRCOCOSMIC ORBIT  •  SIX HEALING SOUNDS To understand the Tao, people of antiquity lived lives in accordance with the interplay of Yin and Yang. Eating and acting moderately, they refrained from dissipating strength through unseemly behavior, and thus, conserved Essence and lived out their years. This same timeless path unfolds today. THE SIX […]

Chinese Medicine: Science In Its Own Right

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By Dr. Manfred Porkert Scientific discoveries and inventions should eventually benefit all mankind. However, even in our age, historical conditions may for a long time inhibit or delay the diffusion of even the most mature and incontrovertible findings of an exact science. Chinese medicine or, to use the more precise term, “traditional Chinese medicine”, is […]

Moxa Boxes

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Cloth lines the bottoms of these boxes but trays are also commonly made of grated metal, both providing the benefits of moxibustion to spread throughout and penetrate an area of the body. Photos Courtesy of Zhang-Zhong-Jizaaang

The Web That Has No Weaver

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  In the world as seen through human eyes, all phenomena have multiple affinities, adding to the complexity and often the element of common error in human interpretations. Cosmological patterns recognized by the ancient Chinese, allow us a way to view the world, not least of which, diagnostics and treatments in medicine, with remarkable accuracy. […]

Late Summer, The Fifth Season

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The golden season of late summer as regarded in Chinese 5 element cosmology, is the point in the progression of the seasons when nature itself is abundantly imbued in thickness, weight, and is in the culminating stage of growth and fruition that makes way for harvest. Late summer is considered to be the fifth season and […]

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