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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 [...]

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 [...]