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By Lisa VanOstrand, DMQ
Chinese Medicine is rich in commentary regarding the emotions and how they affect our qi. Through understanding the directionality of qi associated with the different emotions, we can help our patients understand how long-standing or suppressed emotions can cause injury to the associated organ system. Some patients are unable to connect emotional causes to their physical conditions.
By Neil Gumenick, MAc (UK), LAc, Dipl. Ac
The Kidney is known as the Official Who Controls the Waterways. In Western medical terms, a major function of the Kidneys is to filter the blood. Every day, a person's kidneys process about 200 liters of blood to sift out about two liters of waste and excess water.
By Samuel A. Collins
Q: I am confused on using the new 1500 form, particularly Block 14 and Block 15. What is required and how do I properly fill these out? And do I actually have to use this new form or may I continue using the old version?
By I Chun Peng, Doctor of Chinese Medicine
The Liver belongs to Wood in Five Element Theory and is in charge of Dispersing and Expanding (as a General may "move" troops) which means all the processing and detoxifying of harmful substances such as medications and chemicals require the efforts of the Liver.
By Douglas R. Briggs, DC, Dipl. Ac. (IAMA), DAAPM
I am sure we have all heard the old adage: "When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail." The idea being that you can become so focused on the thing you do that you forget that there are other options out there – other tools in the toolbox.
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