Wei Qi, the Body’s Innate “Flu Shot”

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In Chinese medical theory, Wei Qi is fierce, combative energy from nutrition, says the Ling Shu, a medical text compiled in the 1st century BCE, one of two parts of a larger work known as the Huangdi Neijing, or The Yellow Emporer’s Divine Classic. Wei QI is lively and agitated and circulates in superficial tissues, […]

A Profound Perspective of Appreciation

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長沢芦雪 “Since my barn burned down I have a better view of the moon.” Mizuta Masahide 水田 正秀 [1657–1723], Japanese poet, samurai, and student of Matsuo Bashō 松尾 芭蕉 [1644–1697] Tradition of the Japanese has been to live in awareness of the unpredictability of nature and the transitory essence of life. Earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and […]

Orderly Progression and Concordant Treatment

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The laws of applying all needling therapy require that one observe the influences of sun, moon, and stars, as well as the characteristics of the four seasons and eight seasonal returning points. If, in this manner, one has determined the condition of the influences, the needle treatment may be carried out. When the Heavens are […]

 
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