Tag: pernicious wind

Wind 風

According to the Lingshu, a classical text in Chinese medicine known as the Celestial Pivot, the adverse influence of wind was considered so great that the sages ‘avoided the winds like avoiding arrows and stones.’ Like the sages mentioned in the Lingshu, we are all cautioned to avoid even subtle exposure to wind. The wind […]

Ginseng Root Art

Larger-than-life-sized statue depicting a Chinese immortal, bearing the symbolic peach of longevity, and constructed entirely of ginseng roots! Red and white roots give the appearance of robes, while the Sage’s skin and forehead are made of pressed ginseng cortex. The beard is formed from rootlets of white ginseng, and  fingernails, too, are made from ginseng. […]

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