Category Archives: Health

Category Archives: Health

Balance in TCM series – part 1

I hear from people a lot that they want to “deal with depression” or “harmonize” or “fix their energy” etc. I hear that they want Balance. To achieve this, is not to find some standing point where you can stay in homeostasis forever. But let’s give something more practical. First is the HEALTH and OWNERS […]

Not every session is “amazing”…

People are often sad when the 3rd or 4th sessions are less exciting than the first 2. Well, that’s natural. But it just isn’t how medicine works to expect Qi to do something intense every time. If you want more intense, breathe harder. But if you want to move through the normal, natural plateaus, just […]

Adornment & Nurturing the Small

In Chinese medicine we don’t seek the easy or fast path… although it is nice when you have a 1-needle wonder case! We seek continual, gradual effort through transformation and becoming better people. This takes time, effort, patience, and stick-to-it-tiveness. This last one is difficult, often because of preconceived expectations, or because of life’s challenges, […]

Metal Yu & You

There are five phases in TCM: Fire, Earth, Water, Wood, and Metal. We spend so much time talking about the first four that the fifth is taken for granted. It is also true that our society – and people, even friends and family – take these people for granted. They get a bum rap, and […]

Energetic Destruction

This might be considered more of a confession than a lecture. There is a plague I rarely talk about, upon modern society: doing too much. I myself am guilty of this. Doing too many projects, trying to be too perfect, wanting more for my kids than is reasonable for myself, them, or my wife… Energetic […]

Aether, Wind, and Air

In Ayurveda medicine (from India), Aether is a whole “element”. Chinese medicine opts for Metal. But either way it represents the electric force within the body. Having a diagnosis of a problem with aether would represent in Chinese Medicine, however, an issue of spiritual or psychic value. But there are “bad air” diagnoses in TCM. […]

Tiny Girdles & Channel Lock

People frequently complain of conditions like Carpal Tunnel, or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or Frozen Shoulder, etc. But little do they know that there is an underlying energetic cause. For background, imagine that of all the vertical channels that move throughout the body, you have one Master horizontal vessel call the Girdle Vessel or Meridian (Dai […]