Branches and Roots of TCM

BRANCHES 1.) Jīng Luò 经 络 Acupuncture System a. Anatomy (Eastern and Western Theories) b. Xué 穴 位 (Points) c. Mai 脈 (Pathways) Therapies: Acupressure, Cupping, Moxa, Magnets 2.) Yào  藥 Herbs a. Teas and Decoct b. Tinctures and Wines c. Oils, Balms, Liniments, and Compresses d. Powders, Pills, Tablets 3.) Nutrition and Food Therapy […]

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5E quiz

Wu Xing – Five Phase Basics 1. The Mother of Water is mother of Wood Wood is mother of Fire Fire is mother of Earth Earth is mother of Metal Metal is mother of Water Water is mother of=Wood Wood is mother of=Fire Fire is mother of=Earth Earth is mother of=Metal Metal is mother of=Water […]

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Chapter 15 The exhibition of the qualities of the Dao

古之善為士者,微妙玄通,深不可識。夫唯不可識,故強為之容。豫兮若冬涉川;猶兮若畏四鄰;儼兮其若容;渙兮若冰之將釋;敦兮其若樸;曠兮其若谷;混兮其若濁;孰能濁以靜之徐清?孰能安以久動之徐生?保此道者,不欲盈。夫唯不盈,故能蔽不新成。 1. The skilful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep (also) so as to elude men’s knowledge. As they were thus beyond men’s knowledge, I will make an effort to describe of what sort they appeared to be. 2. Shrinking looked they […]

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XIII. THE USE OF SPIES

XIII. THE USE OF SPIES 1. Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the people and a drain on the resources of the State. The daily expenditure will amount to a thousand ounces of silver. There will be commotion at home and […]

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VIII. VARIATION IN TACTICS

VIII. VARIATION IN TACTICS 1. Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces 2. When in difficult country, do not encamp. In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies. Do not linger in dangerously isolated positions. In hemmed-in situations, you […]

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Pulse Examination

Four kinds of pulse are the key criteria in examination: the Floating, Deep, Slow, and Rapid. The floating and deep can be discerned by light and heavy pressure of the fingers (respectively). The slow and rapid may (respectively) become the moderate and the racing. This can be identified by (counting) respirations. If a pulse is […]

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