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Self-Care for the Lungs

By Robert Keller | April 21, 2020
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The number one most important thing you can do to benefit your Lungs is to breathe. Most people breathe very shallowly, with little attention given to the process. Practicing proper breathing can have more health benefits than any other exercise you can perform. The following instructions are for abdominal breathing. This exercise takes 5 minutes […]

What Does Health Imply

By Robert Keller | April 21, 2020
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Without a starting concept of health it is impossible to have a perspective on disease. I find that the lack of a notion of what the term health implies is one of the biggest stopping points in achieving it. The purpose of this article is to discuss some common obstacles which obstruct the path to […]

Causality in Chinese Medicine – The Issues of How and Why

By Robert Keller | April 21, 2020
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The topic of causality is, in my opinion, the number one most important issue in medicine. People ask more questions about it, spend more time stuck on it, and know the least about it, than any other issue I can think of. There are three concepts that need to be discussed – causality, mechanism, and […]

About Side-Effects

By Robert Keller | April 21, 2020
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There is no such thing as a side-effect. Any medicinal, be it an herb, a pharmaceutical, a vitamin, a food, etc., has only a set of actions, or effects. Side-effects are just those effects we do not like, but there is nothing “side” about them. We discuss this in Chinese medicine as indications and contra-indications. […]

The Smallest Dose

By Robert Keller | April 21, 2020
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I do not think that anyone likes to take medicine. I’ve never met someone who takes prescription drugs and is happy about it. However, the reality is that most people do regularly use at least one prescription medication, and they have to develop a perspective to help them deal with this. There are two which […]

The Receptivity of Blood

By Robert Keller | October 15, 2017
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The Spleen manufactures Qi from the transformed essence of food and drink. In the Heart, this mixes with the extracted Qi of air and is transformed into Blood through a process known as red transformation.