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Chinese Medicine in America Today: The Turning Point, Part I

2017-09-20T16:35:20+00:00 March 7th, 2015|

By Lonny S. Jarrett & Z’ev Rosenberg Introduction For Chinese medicine (CM) in America today it is the best of times and, it is the worst of times. On the one hand, CM is increasingly accepted, and practitioners are finding opportunities to work in more venues than ever before. On the other hand, the cost [...]

An Interview with Z’ev Rosenberg

2017-09-20T16:35:20+00:00 March 5th, 2015|

By Micah Arsham Abstract Z’ev Rosenberg is one of the first generation of American practitioners of traditional East Asian medicine. With a background in macrobiotics and shiatsu, he began practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine in 1983, and has been active in the profession since. Regarded as an experienced clinician, teacher, and scholar, Z’ev was a [...]

A response on a discussion of the ‘immune system and Chinese medicine”

2015-03-08T14:25:42+00:00 March 1st, 2013|

This was posted on the TCM user group e-mail site: The problem really comes down to terminology. If practitioners of alternative medical systems or techniques want to use the language of the immune system to explain their results, they need to be able to engage in the immense complexities of immunology. Few of us can [...]

Wu yun liu qi/five movements six qi… from Su Wen to the NY Times

2015-03-08T14:25:42+00:00 January 27th, 2013|

An article in today's NY Times discusses circadian rhythms/body clocks and seasonal rhythms that affect our health, then ties them into cosmic changes involving lunar cycles and our bodies' relationship to the solar system. It is a succinct expression of the principles expressed in the famous Su Wen chapters 69-77 on wu yun liu qi/five [...]

Ekiken Kaibara on Supplementing Yin

2015-03-07T20:24:56+00:00 March 18th, 2012|

I've been doing some research for a book on 養生 yang sheng/nourishing life, and one of my favorites for many years has been Yojokun, by Ekiken Kaibara. Kaibara was a neo-confucianist philosopher, samurai and physician in the 17th century. As well as setting out laws of maintaining health, Yojokun also discusses many of the Jin-Yuan [...]

Further thoughts on Elisabeth Hsu’s “Pulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese Medicine”

2015-03-07T21:06:10+00:00 December 28th, 2011|

Some further thoughts. . . according to Elisabeth, Han physicians of this era basically had a three-fold classification of the human being in terms of clinical gaze: the architectural body: left right, up and down, front and back, and the channels/network vessels the ecological body: dampness, dry, heat, cold, fluids, blood and: the sentimental body: Chunyu [...]

Another Perspective: Studying the Classics For A Firm Foundation

2017-09-20T16:35:21+00:00 December 22nd, 2011|

By Jason Blalack, LAc and Z'ev Rosenberg, LAc In Jake Paul Fratkin's Acupuncture Today article entitled "Going Beyond the Classics," it was suggested that Western practitioners of Chinese medicine are ignoring modern research only to be "married to the classic formulas." Fratkin makes the case that China has been making advancement after advancement in medicine [...]

Discourse on Expounding the Five Faults

2017-09-20T16:35:21+00:00 December 19th, 2011|

I found some true gems today studying Paul Unschuld's translation of the Suwen on this cool rainy evening, focused on Chapter 77.  Here's a little taste to share. I'm going to post from this text every once in awhile as inspiration for my fellow practitioners, students, and friends from all walks of life. "The art of [...]