The Five Stagnations - East West School of Herbology - Come study with Michael Tierra The Mother of all Diseases Dr. Michael Tierra O.M.D., L.A.C. and Lesley Tierra L.A.C. The Five Stagnations are Qi, Blood, Fluid, Cold and Food. According to TCM theory, any substance that is in excess or not moving is potentially toxic and injurious. Abstinence of light fasting from food for many types of Stagnations as well as appropriate exercise, must always be considered an option. Indications for the Upper Warmer Stagnations : Indications for the Middle Warmer Stagnations Indications for the Lower Warmer Stagnations Pulse Diagnosis There are six basic pulses: Floating pulse --- External syndrome Deep pulse --- Internal syndrome Full Pulse --- Excess syndrome Empty pulse --- Deficient syndrome Rapid pulse --- Heat syndrome (80 or more beats per minute) Slow pulse --- Cold syndrome (60 or less beats per minute) Tongue diagnosis Tongue body: Pale --- Coldness, Blood and Qi Deficiency Red --- Heat and inflammation Swollen and/or scalloped --- Dampness and/or Qi Deficiency Hara Diagnosis a. 8.
The Ying Qi Cycle By William Morris, DAOM, PhD, LAc Editor's note: This article is from an upcoming book, Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis. It is the result of clinical application of classical passages. "When one is joyous, then the qi is in harmony and the mind is unimpeded. The nutritive qi and the protective qi pass freely," states Qi Bo in The Yellow Emperor's Classic. This article examines a method of diagnosing and treating the flow of the nutritive qi that is commonly used in Europe and America. Ying Qi Ying qi is translated as "construction qi" by Wiseman2 and "camp qi" by Unschuld.1 The definitions of nutrient qi and protective qi find root in military metaphors and could be likened to the U.S. The circulation of ying qi takes place throughout the day, remaining approximately two hours in each vessel. The two fire radicals in the upper portion of the character ying suggest not only a campfire, but also the fire of the sun, with the line below suggesting a rooftop. Figure 1: The Nan Jing pulse system.
Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge - Perfect Health The 10 smartest Ricky Gervais tweets about religion Wuxing (cosmologie) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les wuxing (chinois simplifié : 五行 ; pinyin : wǔxíng) ou Cinq Phases — bois, feu, terre, métal et eau — constituent un concept important de la cosmologie chinoise traditionnelle. Le terme xíng (行, marche), habituellement traduit par « élément », évoque plutôt un mode d’action qu’une matière ; il est d’ailleurs remplacé par le terme de (德, vertu ou effet) chez Zou Yan. Néanmoins dans le Zuo Zhuan, le terme cai (材, matériau) apparaît. Les cinq éléments sont mentionnés dans la langue selon l'ordre : 金, jīn, « métal »木, mù, « bois »水, shuǐ, « eau »火, huǒ, « feu »土, tǔ, « terre » La première mention développée des wuxing se trouve dans le Classique des documents (书经 / 書經, shūjīng), daté aux environs de la fin du IVe siècle avant notre ère. 「一、五行：一曰水， 二曰火， 三曰木， 四曰金， 五曰土。 水曰潤下，火曰炎上，木曰曲直，金曰從革，土爰稼穡。 潤下作鹹，炎上作苦，曲直作酸，從革作辛，稼穡作甘。」 « Les cinq agents sont : eau, feu, bois, métal, terre. eau→feu→métal→bois→terre. bois→feu→terre→métal→eau ou d'engendrement
What Is Qi (Chi)? What Is Qi (Chi)? Central to Taoist world-view and practice is qi (chi). Qi is life-force -- that which animates the forms of the world. In China, the understanding of qi is inherent in the very language. Many Different Kinds of Qi Practitioners of Chinese Medicine and qigong have identified many different kinds of qi. Balanced & Free-Flowing Qi = Health The fundamental insight of qigong and Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) is that balanced and free-flowing qi results in health; while stagnant or imbalanced qi leads to disease. Feeling the Qi The capacity to perceive the flow of qi directly -- to actually see or feel it -- is something that can be cultivated through training in qigong or acupuncture. We might be in the habit of perceiving our world in terms of solid shapes and forms. Recommended reading: Orr, Katherine. Of Related Interest:
Mindfulness: Montreal Practice - Mindspace Clinic Mindfulness is an emerging mental health practice that cultivates a calm, clear, and open way of relating to present moment experience. Ultimately, the concept of mindfulness dates back thousands of years to ancient Buddhist teachings. The word itself is an English translation of the Pali word ‘Sati’ which roughly means awake or alert. Thanks in large part to the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a modern, western, secular version of mindfulness was introduced into mainstream health care. Research on mindfulness exploded in the 1990s and 2000s, particularly with the expansion of the field of neuroscience and the availability of brain imaging technology. The mindfulness programming offered at MindSpace is modeled after the programming at the Stress Reduction Clinic at UMMS.
Changes in Acetylcholine Extracellular Levels During Cognitive Processes Abstract Measuring the changes in neurotransmitter extracellular levels in discrete brain areas is considered a tool for identifying the neuronal systems involved in specific behavioral responses or cognitive processes. Acetylcholine (ACh) is the first neurotransmitter whose diffusion from the central nervous system was investigated and whose extracellular levels variations were correlated to changes in neuronal activity. This was done initially by means of the cup technique and then by the microdialysis technique. Acetylcholine (ACh) is the first neurotransmitter whose diffusion from the central nervous system was investigated and whose extracellular levels variations were correlated to changes in neuronal activity. The first question asked was whether ACh diffusing from the brain into the cortical cup originated from cholinergic nerve endings and whether changes in its extracellular levels were expressions of changes in the activity of the cholinergic nerve endings under the cup.
philippe sionneau : médecine chinoise, acupuncture, medicina china, acupuntura, école de médecine chinoise, escuela de medicina china Qi Etymology The etymological explanation for the form of the qi logogram (or chi) in the traditional form 氣 is "steam (气) rising from rice (米) as it cooks". The earliest way of writing qi consisted of three wavy lines, used to represent one's breath seen on a cold day. A later version, 气, identical to the present-day simplified character, is a stylized version of those same three lines. For some reason, early writers of Chinese found it desirable to substitute for 气 a cognate character that originally meant to feed other people in a social context such as providing food for guests. Appropriately, that character combined the three-line qi character with the character for rice. Definition References to concepts analogous to the qi taken to be the life-process or flow of energy that sustains living beings are found in many belief systems, especially in Asia. The ancient Chinese described it as "life force". Pronunciation Philosophical roots
Nourishing the Liver It’s Spring Down Under. The Sun returns. Time for rebirth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring time is when the ‘Chi’ is in the Liver Meridian more than any other time of year. The Liver energy is considered the General, the director of energy, the leader of all the meridians, the instigator, the birth. Spring is here. Our Liver energy is responsible for the free flow of energy which is needed to clear away accumulations and project us into Summer. Symptoms such as: * Yin is the principle related to the feminine, nourishing, moistening, cooling energies of the body. You may notice these symptoms appearing or worsening during Spring. How do we deal with these symptoms? The Liver is trying to do it’s job but in order to do so it needs, you guessed it, Nourishment. Most of these symptoms are expressions of liver Yin deficiency so nourishing the Yin would be the best way to bring balance. How do you Nourish the Liver? Practically every cuisine has liver specialties. But isn’t Liver Dangerous?