As a microcosm of the rhythms and fluctuations of the seasons and their elemental factors to which we are inextricably linked, Chinese medicine would consider the result of our health in one season as being a marker of our lifestyle preparations in the previous seasons as well as in the present. With regard to colds […]
Patients often wonder why the needles are left in only 10 minutes on the back and longer on the front, or why sensations of QI vary the way they do.
Spiraling from Yang to Yin to Yang In Chinese medicine, bipolar is a range of Mind-Body-Spirit disorder, Dian is a Yin manifestation, tending from deficiency, and manifesting as depression and withdrawal; While Kuang, or mania, belongs to Yang patterning, and manifests as full agitation. Prolonged withdrawal [Dian] leads to phlegm depression transforming into fire, which […]
Rest and exercise should compliment one another. Rest with little physical exertion tends to be harmful to the body; long-term sitting being harmful to the muscles, and lying down for extended periods harms the QI. It can be concluded that even with good diet and rest but without physical exercise, the entire system is burdened. […]
Judgment [lun cai] and mind [zhi yi] must be based upon laws and rules. If one follows the classics, observing the calculations and accordingly practicing [medicine] with due reverence to these rules, this will be of benefit and set an example for all humankind. If the way is carefully observed, a myriad of diseases can […]
Worry and anxiety are examples of excessive thinking recognized by traditional Chinese medicine as injurious to the harmony of the Spleen. The Spleen, in tandem with the Stomach, constitute the digestive process. The Spleen also secures residence to the intellect, or Yi. Pensiveness, brooding, compulsive thought, study and the like, disrupt the Spleen functions of […]