The Auspicious Gingko, Past and Present

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  Until the Song dynasty [960-1279 AD] the Chinese name for Ginkgo was ‘duck foot’ 鴨腳, referring to the shape of its leaves. The kernel was called ‘duck foot seed’ 鴨腳子. The name was changed to ‘silver apricot’ 銀杏 for the purpose of presentation to the imperial ruler, having been determined that ‘silver’ was auspicious […]

Elemental_Changes is on Instagram!

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Here are 16 posts to sample from elemental_changes on Instagram, a creative way to share some dimensions of Chinese medicine. elemental_changes 65 likes 4 comments in ch.38 of the nanjing ‘classic of difficulties’ it states there are six yang organs including the triple warmer which ‘has a name but no form.’ triple heater regulates the […]

Medicinal Chrysanthemum Flower 菊花

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Spoken of medicinally in The Canon of Materia Medica 神農本草經 by the physician of mythical stature, Shen Nong who is said to have lived in about 2,800 B.C., proclaimed that Ju Hua improved senses of vision and hearing, alertness, clarity of thinking, promoted an energetic body, and increased longevity by slowing aging. It is now […]

☯ LUO VESSELS

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Points along Luo channels were the earliest treated points in acupuncture. Collaterals of the primary meridians, they are visible reservoirs for pathology. When the Wei level of the body has become incapable of releasing a pathogenic factor, the body holds it.   Luo vessels will then contain the pathological factor in a minor blood vessel […]

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