van Buren’s legacy

In the last week of May I attended a very interesting seminar on the Shang Han Lun (medical anthropology and clinical applications) and Neurology (affections caused by wind in the classics) in Rome . The seminar was led by Master Jeffrey C. Yuen and organised by the Medical Association for the study of Acupuncture (AMSA) and the Xin … Continue reading van Buren’s legacy

“Back Shu” points

“Back shu” (Bei Shu) points are commonly used in modern acupuncture; however, some practitioners claim that needling them is forbidden, others believe that they should be needled for no longer than 10 min or just twisted, flicked and shortly after removed; some others maintain that they can be used but the insertion of needles at these points … Continue reading “Back Shu” points

Sinus cleansing

Sinus cleansing (an Ayurveda procedure aimed at irrigating your nose in order to re-establish the right osmotic balance in the nasal mucosa) can hugely help allergy sufferers (especially in spring) and people with frequent sinusitis. This is what you need for the nasal cleansing A neti (Sanskrit for “nasal cleansing”) pot (can be of different sizes, shapes and materials … Continue reading Sinus cleansing

A fish trap

The purpose of a fish trap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught the trap is forgotten. The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits, and when the rabbits are caught the snare is forgotten. The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are … Continue reading A fish trap