Sincerity

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真 When the sage embraces the divine sovereign heart, her voice can move and transform the world. One who lacks purity and sincerity cannot move others. When a person has this truth in essence, the shen-spirit may move amongst the external world with highest degree of sincerity. One who forces himself to lament, though may […]

Sun Simiao’s Code of Medical Ethics

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✍️Wendy Brown, Lic. Ac. Sun Si Miao 孙思邈 [581—682 A.D.], a revered Chinese alchemist, scholar, monk, and clinician, has been venerated as the ‘Medicine God,’ Medicine Buddha, a deity invoked during healing practices, and commonly referred to in China as ‘King of Medicine.’ During the Ming Dynasty [1527 A.D.], eight stone tablets engraved with quotations […]

My Visit to Master Wang’s Clinic in Chengdu

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While visiting Chengdu China in July of 2017, I observed and participated in treatments at Master Wang’s clinic. Master Wang’s work consists of his patients soaking in Chinese medicinal herbal baths in large bamboo tubs, followed by a uniquely vigorous type of manual therapy administered, simultaneously, by his two apprentices. As a practitioner of Chinese […]

THE SOVEREIGN HEART OF CHINESE MEDICINE ☯

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While the brain can help us to understand, it can also separate us from the essence of true knowing. Some of the issues of academic teaching, as well as the orientation we encounter in many of our patients, is that the brain wants to rule. The brain has its place but it is absolutely subservient […]

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