Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Constipation 

“What kind of cases do you recommend we start with?” I asked our instructor. Foremost, do no harm is something we try to adhere. If we were going to penetrate tiny needles into our patients, I want to make sure the benefits outweigh any potential risk. I guess on some level, I want to start with… Continue reading Acupuncture and Constipation 

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The Third Treasure- Shen 神

Shen is a treasure all onto its own. The closest translation of Shen is “Spirit” or “Mind”. From TCVM perspective, a healthy Shen represents healthy emotional balance- Inner Peace. Contrary to Western belief, Shen resides in the Heart and requires the support form Heart and Blood to stay healthy. Disturbance of Shen leads to nervousness,… Continue reading The Third Treasure- Shen 神

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The First Treasure- Jing 精

Every body has 5 treasures that keep the life going. They are Jing (精), Qi (氣), Shen(神), Blood (血) and Body Fluid (津液). 精, Jing This is an interesting concept. What it is is “Essence”. There are 2 types of Jing (1) prenatal Jing, which is sperm and ovum, or I think to be more… Continue reading The First Treasure- Jing 精

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Getting my Head around the Pathological States (according to TCVM)

Do you feel hot? Is it because it’s 40℃ outside, or because your body cannot cool down? Is it cold? Is it because someone turned the AC on or you haven’t eaten for days and have no energy to keep yourself warm? The TCVM practitioner try to find the root cause of the Yin Yang… Continue reading Getting my Head around the Pathological States (according to TCVM)

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Yin Yang- Revisited

There is no Absolute On the surface, Yin and Yang are exact opposites. It is, however, always based on perspective, depending on what is the parameter of comparison. Nothing is ever strictly Yang or Yin. Examples: Summer: Winter= Yang/Yin Summer day: Summer night= Yang/Yin One also has to take into consideration of geography and where… Continue reading Yin Yang- Revisited