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One of the most famous Daoist image: the Neijing tu (Chart of the Inner Warp), which maps the body as an “inner landscape” with mountains, rivers, paths, forests, and stars. The chart was engraved in 1886 on a stele in the Abbey of the white clouds based on an old silk scroll found on Mount … Continue reading Neijing tu
Polaris, the northern pole star on Earth, is the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation. Polaris is at the end of the or “handle” of the “Little Dipper” very close to the north celestial pole and can be found using the seven brightest stars of the constellation of the Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) … Continue reading Polaris
the breath, the existential force presiding over all changes in the human body, whether they be macroscopic or microscopic. It is the truest exspression of the way dao works in our bodies according to the modes of yin 陰 and yang 陽 Father Claude Larre Continue reading Qi 氣
are the expression of two complementary opposites. Yin 陰 represent the aspect of quiescence, and yang 陽 the aspect of activity. Almost everything can be divided in yang and yin, but the primary dichotomies are day and night, light and dark, hard and soft, male and female and exterior and interior. It is important to understand yin … Continue reading Yin 陰 Yang 陽
Illness is endemic to life. Animals get ill, plants get ill and human beings get ill too. However humans are the only creatures making the conscious effort to end illness. That effort is called compassion and makes humanity the link between Heaven and Earth. — Master Jeffrey Yuen Continue reading Compassion
What is important to understand is that the science of Oriental Medicine has grown like a plant: an organic process due to the contribution of hundred and hundred of generations of physicians gaining experience by treating people again and again — Zhang Zhiwen Continue reading The plant of Oriental Medicine