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 […]

Cupping Therapy in TCM

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Cupping, Báguàn 拔罐, is a traditional technique that uses specialized glass or bamboo cups on particular surface areas of the body. A vacuum seal is created by using a small flame as a source to suction out air, although suction can be created using a hand-held pump device and a slightly different type of glass cup […]

LISTENING TO THE PULSE ☯

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There is wonder in what we can find when we feel the pulse in oriental medicine practice. The information that is there in the pulse to be conveyed, in such an elusive form of conversation between patient and practitioner, is as practical as it is profound. Each channel has a pulsation, a vibration that implies […]

 
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