Fundamental Principles

The Concept of Resonance in Chinese Medicine – Part 1

By Robert Keller | November 9, 2021
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I was about 14 years old when I read my first book on acupuncture, Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and how it Works Scientifically by Felix Mann. Even though many years have passed since, I still recall his charts of four-needle tonification and sedation of the meridians. I studied and deciphered these charts […]

Fall-Winter Do’s and Don’ts

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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The theme of this newsletter is obviously taking care of yourself this fall and winter season. It is my impression that poor diet and lifestyle habits are primarily what fuel so many people being sick so often. It is fall and winter, not spring and summer. If you want to stay well, you have to […]

Fruits and Vegetables

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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This article is a response to two topics. The first is the perpetuation of sayings such as “Eat five a day”. The second is the routine reassurance by my patients that they eat “a lot of fruit” (typically grouped with “a lot of chicken and a lot of fish”). My thoughts on this are as […]

Three Important Rules For Injury

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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I am endlessly fascinated by the similarity of response people have to a given situation. Psychologically, we may each show up in our own unique way. But in terms of the end result, I observe the same patterns take place day after day in my practice. This is a very brief article about acute injuries […]

Disposition

By Robert Keller | October 15, 2017
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Disposition – A natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing. The first thing I learned in school regarding herbal medicine had to do with the structure of the Shen Nong Ben Cao, the Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica. Written sometime around 150 AD, it is one of the oldest herbal medicine […]