Winter Solstice QI Node · Dōng Zhì 冬至

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Winter Solstice · Dong Zhi · 冬至 · Qi Node begins on December 21st This is the point in the year where the extreme of Yin energy is upon us and hence, in the Universal balancing of Yin-Yang, Yang begins its return. In so, we enjoy the increasing presence of light. Warmth, rest and reflection […]

Handmade Moxa

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A colleague in my office recently gave me some pure, aged, Japanese moxa from MoonGate Moxa Source. I immediately used the Homare on two cases of arthritic pain and am happy to recommend it. The incense is lovely, also! thread moxa, direct moxa, moxibustion, okyu, japan, incense, chinese medicine, moxa floss, tcm, acupuncture, japanese incense, […]

Understanding Qi and QiGong

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We are part of nature and its cycles. If we go against natural cycles sickness results, so it is in our best interest to follow the way of nature. This is the meaning of Tao. This is an excellent video discourse and demonstration overviewing principles of Qi, Tao, Qigong, acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Cultivating understanding […]

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 […]

Wu Wei 无为 Action Through Non-Action

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Do not burden yourself with depressing thoughts, do not get anxious about future events that may never happen, do not dwell on things that are well in the past. All of these emotions dissipate the brightness of Shen (Heart Spirit). If we over-extend our Heart we will harm its Qi. If this happens, Jing (Kidney […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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