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 […]

Living Qi is the Ruling Qi

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External environmental excesses generate pathogenesis, and whether they originate from cold, dampness, wind, fire, summer heat, or dryness, transform into heat within the body. Liu Wan Su’s herbal protocol advocates the use of cool and cold medicinals. Bob Flaws is a master of the innumerable distinctions of Chinese medicine and sinology. This short presentation on […]

Ancient Medical Texts Unearthed

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Exceptional doctor of Chinese medicine, Bian Que 扁鵲, lived at the beginning of the 5th century b.c. [at about the same period as Confucius]. He established medical protocols that are still in use in Chinese medicine today. thought to have come from the Bian Que school, and now linked to Bian Que (a.k.a. Qin Yueren) himself, […]

THE FIVE ELEMENTS IN LIVING FORM ☯

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Nurturing core elemental tendencies while simultaneously balancing states of excess through a combination of diet, Chinese herbs and acupuncture and other mind-body techniques, we maintain innate elemental tendencies; transforming what may be hindrances into assets. FIRE TYPES ☯ Are jovial pleasure-seekers. They like to relax, socialize and have fun. They often seek thrills and excitement, […]

 
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