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Five Transport Points

In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are approximately 360 points which the practitioner learns. Points are identified in a number of different ways. Common identification is with a Chinese name or a combination of the channel and a number for the point on the channel. For those of us in the US, remembering the Channel and […]

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Five Element Theory and the Season of Summer

Summer is trying to move into the Northwest. Interspersed between the rains and cold are the bright, beautiful, hot days of summer where the grasses grow and the insect abound. In Chinese medicine, there are many different theories. Five Element Theory is one of the oldest, most improved, and most used theories to diagnosis and […]

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Spring Has Sprung

In Chinese Medicine, Spring is the season of the Liver organ. When Spring comes, the Liver organ reaches its zenith. The energy of the Liver coalesces and expands encouraging new growth. Like the green of new shoots, the color that represents Liver is green.

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Music For Healing

Daoism is one of the cornerstones of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. The philosophy of Daoism emphasizes the concept of living in harmony with oneself and the life around oneself.  Ancient Daoist believed that this harmony was a “music” which everything plays, including the human body.