|Posted on February 4, 2018 at 10:50 AM|
Today is 立春, lìchūn, the Beginning of Spring by the lunar calendar. Interestingly, the Spring Festival, AKA Chinese New Year, does not begin for another 12 days. It starts on February 16 this year, and traditionally lasts 15 days.
I haven't really figured out yet how New Year is calculated in relation to the end of winter and beginning of spring.
Back to the solar term though, today we move into t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 18, 2017 at 4:25 AM|
Over lunch yesterday, someone was talking about the patron saint of the mentally disabled, St Dymphna, who started the tradition of families taking in a mentally ill person instead of gathering them all in a single institutionalized asylum that is still practiced in Geel, Belgium today. He said that the average stay was 21 years, where the 'patient' really becomes part of the host family and requires much less intervention than those in standard psychiatric care who are institu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 9, 2016 at 11:20 PM|
For my doctoral capstone project, I'm making an audiobook of the Huangdi Neijing: Suwen, my favorite classical Chinese medical text, over 2000 years old.
If all goes well with the sound quality I hope to make it available for general consumption via audible.com ...way to harness modern technology for ancient texts. For the win, as my lady de la Libertina would say.
You can follow the evolution of my...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM|
Here's an alphabetical list of Nei Jing references to dreams that I compiled on November 4, 2014. I'll try to get you an actual translation (Amy-style, beware incoming whimsical approximations! ) soon.
The rest of you fine people, I included because I thought you'd find this interesting. Please don't hesitate to let me know if yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
Disclaimer: This post is not for general consumption. I'm trying to clarify my own internal thought process about a diagnostic breakthrough. I'm going to use jargon & shorthand, and organize it for the non-professional acupuncture enthusiast later.
I had a magical moment two days ago, when an accurate diagnosis led to immediate relief of symptoms that were seriously scaring the patient. Not for the first time, I felt the importance of the difference between Ť...Read Full Post »