Your wellness handbook
A step-by-step manual for the elimination of your unhealthy habits.
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“The physician who teaches people to sustain their health is the superior physician. The physician who waits to treat people after their health is damaged is considered to be inferior. This is like waiting until one’s family is starving to begin to plant seeds in the garden."
—Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine, ca. 500 B.C.E.
1. CHINESE MEDICAL THEORY MAKES CONNECTIONS: Mind with body, lifestyle with genetics, and your little toe with your ear. A medical system that connects everything, Chinese medical theory explains everything. An accurate understanding of problems is the first step toward wellness.
2. CHINESE MEDICAL THEORY IS TIME-TESTED. Two thousand years ago, Chinese medicine divorced itself from magical thinking, and embraced empirical testing. In one unbroken written language, doctor after doctor would test hypotheses and record the results. Over time, the theory took on a highly consistent and logical character.
3. CHINESE MEDICAL THEORY IS USER-FRIENDLY. You do not need college degrees or years of study to grasp the concepts, which are couched in simple, day-to-day, English-language terminology everybody can understand and use. This lends itself very well to wellness coaching.
4. CHINESE MEDICAL THEORY IS UNIVERSALLY VALID. No matter the place or time, Chinese medicine puts it all together. Chinese influence and culture will continue to spread around the world. As it does, the precious gift of Chinese medical theory based on the theory of yin and yang will come to play a central role in health and wellness.
Acupuncture with needles and acupressure with thumbs are safe and effective techniques for alleviating qi stagnation. Traced back to the Stone Age, Chinese medicine developed them over millennia into a high art form.
The ancient and modern use of Chinese herbs depends on an accurate diagnosis, which requires a thorough knowledge of Chinese medical theory. A temporary formula of 6-12 herbs is put together that balances yin and yang answering all symptoms and syndromes.
Other techniques such as cupping, pictured above, and moxibustion are commonly employed to resolve symptoms, break syndromes, and balance yin and yang. These Chinese medical techniques can help you reach a state of health and WELLNESS.