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I Ching: throwing coins to follow your path

Not quite Hansel and Gretel but almost…  The I Ching [Yi (E) Jing] is also known as the Book of Changes. It is likely written in 2000-3000 BC and is one of the bases for Daoism. I find it a wonderful help in guiding me through some of life’s questions. It is meant to assist you on your path so you can be in tune with your own nature. It is really and truly wonderful

The Daoist ideal is to have crystal-clear perception that enables you to move naturally at the right time. Wasting no effort, and having clarity. Wu Wei – the art of ‘doing without action’ or doing nothing yet accomplishing everything. It means to be so in touch with our environment and the people in it that our actions flow naturally from the situation – go with the flow...

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Atherosclerosis

These are some papers I have written during my graduate studies at World Medicine Institute. I am including them for your educational pleasure:

Atherosclerosis: The link between sugar, stress, high cholesterol, and the formation of atheromas (plaques).

Androgenetic Alopecia: Exploring causes and psychological effects of pattern-baldness with a Western and Chinese Medicine approach.

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Four Pillars of Health

Four pillars of health

In Chinese Medicine there are four pillars of health. A good practitioner will start from top and work down, guiding the body to heal itself. Chinese Medicine is all natural, using your body’s immune system to help heal itself. There are no side effects or complications from complicated drug interactions. It may take longer, but the benefits are well-worth it!

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1. Perspective/spirituality/emotions

When the spirit is calm and the heart taken care of, health will persevere.

2. Food and nutrition

What we put in our bodies is incredibly important. What our bodies need and do not need affects the function of organs, blood, qi, and essence.

Books I recommend: The Tao of Food by &  “Healing with Whole Foods” by Paul Pitchford.

healing with whole food One suggested diet change: ...

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More on the Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

More on the Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians. 

I love the spiritual (extraordinary) meridians, and I have been introduced to some great resources.

–This is a wonderful PDF excerpt from a conversation with Jeffrey Yuen, world reknowned Chinese Medicine practitioner and educator:

Jeffrey Yuen discusses eight Extraordinary Spiritual Meridians

Article of how the ying qi cycle is used to examine the way in which the paired extraordinary vessels and extraordinary fu may relate to the evolution of consciousness and the art of humanity.

–Very interesting article combining quantum energy, sacred geometry, chakras, and Chinese medicine.

8 spiritual meridians

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The 12 Main Meridians

meridian-channelsChinese 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
  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Pericardium
  • San Jian (Triple Warmer)
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver

Each meridian is responsible to attend to a specific part of the body, to maintain health and homeostasis, and move qi, blood, or jing (essence). If congested, like a blocked river, the meridian will cause physical, emotional, or spiritual disease...

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