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 […]

ABC’s of 氣

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  Activate the hands by rubbing them together; sense the feeling of energy begin to circulate in the palms, presenting first in the form of heat.   By moving the hands apart and closer together again, drawing them apart and together like gentle tides, the sensing of QI between the hands in these motions increases. […]

Moxibustion Charts 灸法圖

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Earliest illustrations of moxibustion treatment. By at least a century, moxibustion pre-dates the earliest bronze models from the Song dynasty used to understand locations of meridians and points in acupuncture. Therapeutic moxibustion, applying Artemisia cautery techniques, treats illnesses and strengthens the Qi of the body. It is a prevalent modality in Chinese medicine. Six fragments […]

AGING AND THE ELDERLY PATIENT ☯

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In aging, one must be so careful with everything lest it affect a host of health-related backlash. In treatment of our aging and elderly patients, emphasis of treatment pertains significantly to declining Kidney essence. However, the most serious diseases of aging are also caused by phlegm, blood stasis and internal wind. The pulse of the […]

LISTENING TO THE PULSE ☯

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There is wonder in what we can find when we feel the pulse in oriental medicine practice. The information that is there in the pulse to be conveyed, in such an elusive form of conversation between patient and practitioner, is as practical as it is profound. Each channel has a pulsation, a vibration that implies […]

 
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