Emptying the Heart: Daoist Alchemy and Neiguan

“The heart is called empty, for emptiness has nothing to do with impressions already gathered, but with what is going to be received.The heart is alive, and it possesses knowledge; it knows, and from knowing makes distinctions. To make distinctions is to know all parts of the whole at once.” (Xunxi, Jie Bi, 300BC) Wow, if

When to see your Acupuncturist

When to see your Acupuncturist So, a patient walked in and I asked how he was doing – “Well, if I was doing well I wouldn’t be here.” I hear that sometimes, but did you know you don’t have to be sick or in pain to come in for a visit? So here is a little snippet

Blood deficiency

Functions of blood: Nourishes the body Moistens the tissues (eyes, tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, tongue) Provides material foundation for mind (anchors the mind so it can flourish) If one does not have enough blood the mind can become restless, anxious, sleepless, irritable, and dissatisfied. Symptoms such as numbness, dizziness, and palpitations can occur. As well,

The 12 Main Meridians

Chinese Medicine  is based on an intricate system of meridians. These meridians are similar to energy highways or rivers flowing throughout our body. There are 12 main meridians and eight extraordinary/spiritual meridians. The eight extraordinary meridians are spoken about here.     The 12 main meridians are: Lung Large Intestine Stomach Spleen Heart Small Intestine