Article on Covid-19 for local paper

This is an article I submitted to a local newspaper (The Beachhead). I thought I would post it here. Its March 17, 2020 here in Venice, California so the only thing to write about is Covid-19. I have been an acupuncturist and herbalist here in LA since 1996. As an acupuncture clinic owner and as…

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Auto Immune Diseases

Auto Immune disease is as difficult to get a handle on in Chinese Medicine as it is in Western Medicine. Part of the problem is that in the 20th Century even Chinese Medicine practitioners will know auto immune through a Western lens. Despite this classical theory and fundamental principles can be applied to great effect…

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Boosting Qi

Boosting Qi – Wei (way) and Zheng (Jung) If you are fighting a disease you want to raise zheng Qi which creates the overall resistance to pathogens. Wei qi circulates on the outsides of the (blood) vessels and is protective in the sense of keeping colds and flus away. During the day it circulates on…

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Attributes of Yin and Yang

Opposite Yin and yang are the attributes of two opposite aspects of related things or phenomena in the universe. Yin and yang can be applied to two different things or phenomenon, or to one object or phenomenon with the aspects of yin and yang within it. The original meaning of yin and yang was very…

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Distinguishing Yin and Yang

Distinguishing Yin and Yang Western Thought and Yin and Yang Western thought and western medicine emphasize finding the particulars and unique qualities of objects, even down to their microscopic components. This microscopic and molecular viewpoint becomes the essence of what is examined, also being the main evidence used to diagnose and cure disease. Chinese philosophical…

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