Endeavor and Destiny is the name of a chapter from the 4th century A.D. Taoist text The Book of Lieh-tzu (the most well known work of this genre is the Tao Te Ching from the 3rd century B.C.). This chapter is a commentary, told through stories and parables, on the issue of what comes through […]
When people make dietary changes and see results, they are apt to continue with them. But when progress is not immediately apparent, the question arises “why bother”. The question is a fair one. There are 3 primary reasons why people make dietary changes. The first is for health reasons – we want to get rid […]
The majority of people who seek treatment with Chinese medicine (or any other form of alternative medicine for that matter) are generally concerned either with an acute pain or with some chronic condition which has not responded favorably to conventional treatments. Most people do not know, at least at first, that Chinese medicine can treat […]
The awakened view of moderation is finding balance in one’s own life and choices. The unconscious view of moderation is that whatever we do is moderate, and whatever everyone else does is extreme.
It is a natural human belief that we are individually unique, and in so many ways we are. But there is little that any one person has or experiences that others do not as well. I am told by my patients, out of their frustration, that their friends, family, and co-workers seem better able to […]
I am often asked if it matters how long acupuncture needles are left in the body during a treatment. The overriding answer to this and to all questions pertaining to Chinese medicine is that everything matters. My belief is that the purposefulness of treatment creates order in the body. This occurs through the principle of […]