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Chinese Medicine And Nutrition

Oriental medicine places high value on diet and nutrition. However, rather than the popular “you are what you eat” dogma, Oriental medical theory asserts that balanced dietary practices are just one piece of a...

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TCM During Summer

The Five Element Theory serves as a major diagnostic and treatment tool in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It is based on the observation of the natural cycles and interrelationships in the environment and within ourselves. ...

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An Introduction To Chinese Cupping

Traditional Chinese medicine brings to mind acupuncture and the use of natural herbs as healing remedies. Cupping is a lesser-known treatment that is also part of Oriental medicine, one that can provide an especially...

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Purposeless Wandering

Wu-wei By gaining an awareness of life’s essential unity and learning to attune ourselves to its natural flow we attain a state of being that is both free and independent while fully connected with...

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Beyond Right And Wrong

Yin and Yang Merging with the Tao begins with an understanding of the principle of interconnectedness – that all is Tao. Then we explore particular elements of the Tao, such as mystery and emptiness,...

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The Glass Is Empty

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Chapter 11, Tao Te Ching...