Wei Qi: How the Human Body Prevents Colds and Flu

analytical

The golden, yang warmth of autumn naturally transitions into a cooler, yin season. At this time of year, enhancing the body’s defensive or Wei Qi helps to build resistance to external pathogens; be they allergens or bacterial, viral, or toxic substances that result in immune suppression. A patient texted me asking how is my “flu […]

Elemental_Changes is on Instagram!

analytical

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 […]

The Water Element in Nature

analytical

Shuǐ 水 We are microcosms of the natural world, unfolding our human destiny on a beautiful blue planet where a mosaic of water nourishes and patterns life. Attuned to nature’s rhythms and vibrations, in essence, we are one and the same. Though this world seems stable and solid, nothing here is permanent; but like water, […]

Acupuncture Detoxification Treatment

analytical

ACUPUNCTURE DETOX An abstinence-oriented, chemical-free, no-nonsense approach to breaking chemical addiction. Acu-Detox treatment begins with inserting sterile ear acupuncture needles into the 5 detox points on each ear, for up to 40 minutes. The 5 detox points have been shown to effectively address the major organs in the body that are negatively impacted by the […]

Ted X on Taoist Cosmology

analytical

Acupuncturists routinely have to give an easily digestable rendition of Chinese medicine, which necessarily delves back interconnected step by step, succinctly, to describe the theory as a whole. If you were having tea with someone who adlibbed about Taoist reality as this man has, it would be a fascinating time spent listening to an engaging, […]

Qigong Self-Massage

analytical

Cultivation by Chinese internal and Qigong exercises helps to improve and develop internal energy – true Qi. Self-massage is a simple yet important aspect of practice. Qigong self-massage is an excellent health practice that stimulates acupoints to bring quiet to the mind and awaken and refresh the body with renewed vital energy.

Winter Solstice QI Node · Dōng Zhì 冬至

analytical

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 […]

Horary Cycles and Bi-Hourly Clock

analytical

According to root and branch energetic rhythms in traditional Chinese medicine, Qi flow circulates through the 12 main meridians beginning with the lungs, as respiration is the first independent bodily function of the human vessel. The energetic cycle is completed with circulation through the liver at night when the eyes are closed and where the spirit […]

Bach Flower Essences

analytical

At their inception in the 1930’s, flower essences were conceived of by Dr. Edward Bach, MD., a visionary allopathic physician who comprehended the connection between feelings and actual physical illness, and sensed the bridge made possible to treat them by the original 39 essences he worked with. Flower essences are dilutions of flower or tree […]

Diagnostic Tongue Maps

analytical

Look at your tongue daily before brushing or eating. See what it may be revealing to You. Here is a basic overview Normal (top left) – reflecting a relative balance of internal QI, blood, humors, organs, and essence. QI Deficient – basic symptoms of poor appetite, sluggish, weak digestive function, fatigue, worrying and overthinking, dizziness.  Heat […]

error: Content is protected !!