Herbal Medicine

The Resonant Hum of Yin and Yang • Sabine Wilms • Qi164

The Resonant Hum of Yin and Yang • Sabine Wilms • Qi164

Chinese is not that easy, and the 文言文 (wen yan wen) the classical Chinese, that stuff is a whole other order of magnitude in challenge to the modern Western mind.  And yet if we are going to practice this medicine with deep roots into a long gone...

Sep 8, 2020
Five Movements and Six Qi • Sharon Weizenbaum • Qi160

Five Movements and Six Qi • Sharon Weizenbaum • Qi160

We often consider the Five Phases when doing acupuncture, and the Six Conformations when treating our patients with herbal medicine.

In this conversation we consider the interplay of “wu yun, liu qi” the five movements and six climatic qi from the perspective of diagnosis and understanding not just what problem a patient has, but also its progression through time.

Aug 11, 2020
Following Balance and Flow • Jake Fratkin • Qi155

Following Balance and Flow • Jake Fratkin • Qi155

It is surprising where life can take us. We follow a hunch or a nudge and somehow gain some momentum that in time generates wind for our sails. Not many westerners in the 1970’s started along the road of Chinese medicine. In this long ranging...

Jul 7, 2020