Wei Qi: How the Human Body Prevents Colds and Flu

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The golden, yang warmth of autumn naturally transitions into a cooler, yin season. At this time of year, enhancing the body’s defensive or Wei Qi helps to build resistance to external pathogens; be they allergens or bacterial, viral, or toxic substances that result in immune suppression. A patient texted me asking how is my “flu […]

Presence of Balance or Imbalance

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Heaven follows the momentum of the Tao; Earth follows the laws of Heaven; Human beings follow the laws of Earth.  In this ordering of Universal energy, we are co-creators. With our life-force we create momentum and thus destiny. We bring the presence of balance or imbalance to self and surroundings. 

The 250 Year Old Man

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 When Lǐ Qīngyún 李清雲 was 105 years old, he traveled to Pingliang County in Gansu to collect herbs. In the Kōngtóng mountains, Li met a Taoist hermit who was much older than he. Li asked the elder for the secret of long life and the old hermit laughed, saying, “Why are you asking me? Aren’t […]

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