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The Wu-Tao-Di Academy is all about promoting actual scholarship and learning. To start off this series, I’d like to discuss the Chinese concept of “elements,” itself a poor choice of translation and for conveying the meaning. If I can point you to more information, I will. Before beginning I want to briefly – very briefly...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”What’s the Scientific Basis for Chinese Medicine?”] Science – not Scientism (the worship of sciences and technology) – is a process of discovery of what NOT to believe. It is based on empiricism, because all data is subjective, some more some less. Many people seem to have missed this lesson in their studies,...
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The Chinese “5 Elements” are actually more like Five Phases or seasons. They are winter, spring, summer, late-summer, and autumn or Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each “Element” or “phase of energy” is associated with one of several things: Viscera – an organ that “stores” energy; Fire = heart, Wood = liver, Water =...
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[responsive][/responsive] Chinese herbalism is quite ancient. Disputes always arise between traditionalists and historians as to exactly how old, whether it is 2000 or more like 3,500 years old. But in general, the main point is that herbalism is both old and quite safe. However, the form of practice is the main difference. In many systems,...
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Obsession, Compulsion, Addiction, and Phobias all fall into the category in Chinese Medicine of “disorders of the Shen-Qi” Now I want to be clear here… just because you have any of the above does not make you “shen disturbed” which is a particular state of hyper or hypoactive Qi. But I would say that these...
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FEAR False evidence appearing real? Face everything and rise? What is fear? And what is Fear’s result? How does it affect our health, happiness, and longevity? [separator headline=”h1″ title=”There is nothing to fear but Fear Itself…”] Although I am not sure that is an accurate statement, it certainly carries a lot of weight, both from...
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There is nothing literally as vexing as anxiety. It is an invisible force, which starts insidiously for most people, and can progress to a constant, persistent problem. But before describing the treatment, let me describe the different types of Anxiety. >>There is something we call “visceral agitation” which means that the anxiety comes from deep...
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I have quite a few patients that come in complaining of ‘depression.’ What originally was a specific condition has, like sciatica, fibromyalgia, and plantar fascitis become a catch all phrase for several different Patterns. As a reminder: a pattern is the tree, whereas symptoms and diseases are the leaves and syndromes are branches… a pattern...
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Heart Disease has been linked to so many things: smoking, diet, stress, alcohol, cholesterol, apnea, insomnia, lack of exercise, certain medications, kidney/liver failure, gingivitis. Is there anything it is NOT related to these days? Hence the most common response to this topic is, very naturally: FEAR. False Evidence Appearing Real To understand heart disease, you...
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We very often get requests of all kinds for pediatrics. Do you do it? (Yes) What kind of conditions can you treat? How old do my children have to be? My child doesn’t like needles… All of these questions of course are very natural for a protective parent to ask. As parents ourselves, we find...
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