Here you will find info on the 24 solar terms of the Chinese agricultural calendar, nerdnotes about classical Chinese medicine, tips for self-care drawn from all the various healing modalities I practice, epiphanies about mind & body awareness, and other personal ramblings. Enjoy.
|Posted on February 21, 2016 at 9:35 AM|
excerpt from an email to a patient:
You can work on slow breathing. I mean really slow, smooth, and relaxed, like you're sipping sweet air through a straw that's the very back of your airways to fill up your lungs from the bottom to the top. I can get down to 2 breaths a minute (15 seconds inhale, 15 seconds exhale) but you can start by timing yourself breathing normally and try to cut that down by half. For example, if you breathe 12 breaths a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM|
It is always exciting when things shift the way you intended them to, sometimes sooner than expected. It is also sometimes puzzling and terrifying too, to face that moment when the patient comes back and says,
"That was great! Can you replicate it?"
I'm no longer in the 'no, I was totally guessing' phase as a practitioner, but often (too often for comfort) I find myself unsure of how or what to d...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 16, 2015 at 9:55 AM|
|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 October 4, 2015 at 9:20 AM|
I can't find any information on the properties of fennel leaves or stalks, but pepper, like we thought, is spicy hot, goes into stomach/large intestine (i.e. yangming) meridians, and seems mostly good for warming 'cold heart & abdomen' i.e. epigastric symptoms (e.g., vomiting clear fluid, undigested food in stools, nausea & hiccups with inability to eat). Patient may have "limbs cold as ice." Black pepper (like green/white tea) is the raw unripened least processed form....Read Full Post »