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Acupuncture Today – April, 2021, Vol. 22, Issue 04

The Root, the Branch and the Soil: A Path Toward Healing & Transformation

By Kim Peirano, DACM, LAc
In Chinese medicine, one of the first diagnostic principles we learn is to differentiate the root from the branch. When we begin to treat the root, we see transformative shifts occur in the patient. Looking another step deeper, we see the soil, the deepest layer; this unseen and usually unnameable force that sets us up to create and experience certain things in our lives. It's the unseeable pattern that sets up the visible and nameable string of events that eventually leads to the presentation at hand. 

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