Apr 26, 2022 | Cultivation
Where do we come from, where are we headed and what should we do in the interim? Is the blueprint of our life set in stone, or do we have the free will to control our destiny? It is so very human to contemplate our mortal fate and infinitesimal position in the cosmos....
Apr 26, 2022
Mar 8, 2022 | Acupuncture
The image of China’s Barefoot Doctors struck a resonant chord with those in the West who were looking for simple and effective means of helping people with medicine that was not tied to an established medical hierarchy. In the late 60’s and early 70’s acupuncture had...
Mar 8, 2022
Feb 1, 2022 | Acupuncture
We’ve long turned to the stars for guidance, from foretelling our destinies to celestial navigation. Chinese Polestar astrology was developed as a means to describe our interaction with the cycles of Qi using a system of calculations and imagery, including the 5...
Feb 1, 2022
Aug 24, 2021 | Acupuncture, Cultivation
How we think influences what we do. The models and frameworks we use to understand not just our medicine, but the world itself, opens or limits the options we can offer our patients for treatment. While the Venn Diagrams of East Asian and Western medicine share some...
Aug 24, 2021
Jun 29, 2021 | Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine
Much of our medicine is shrouded in myth, and one of the obscure, but persistent figures is that of Bian Que, the bird-headed healer first associated with the use of stone needles. In this conversation with Shelley Ochs we discuss her Ph.D dissertation on this mythic...
Jun 29, 2021