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A discussion of many diverse topics within the realm of Alternative Medicine and Healthy Living, some of which include: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Eastern Nutrition, Pulse Diagnosis, Psychology and Bodymind Medicine, Aromatherapy, Philosophy, Spirituality, Buddhism, Daoism, Meditation and Family.

 
  • The Four Examinations (Chinese Medicine Diagnosis, Part 1)

    One of the major strengths of Chinese medicine is its ability to diagnose imbalance. It does this via the 4 Examinations or 4 Diagnoses, Inspection/Looking, Listening/Smelling, Inquiry/Asking and Palpation (pulse, […]

     
     
  • Do you have a pulse?

    Often people check the pulse to see if someone is still alive. In Chinese medicine, this is no different. In our medicine, however, we are checking for life, or health, […]

     
     
  • Breaking Bad Habits

    This is a response I wrote to a comment from a post in June on the Effects of Lifestyle. As comments from older posts are not as accessible, I thought […]

     
     
  • The Disease as Part of the Treatment

    Often in medicine, the tendency is to view illness as antagonistic. But, like everything else, a simple shift in perspective can point one in a whole new direction. If one […]

     
     
  • Rangnang Ogminling Bendirya Kunphen Ling

    Rangnang Ogminling Bendirya Kunphen Ling

    I wanted to inform everyone of the above-referenced monastery and medical school/clinic that Rinpoche has asked me to create on His behalf. I am in the process of forming a […]

     
     
  • Recent Vaccine Study

    For some reason, the debate regarding vaccines still goes on. I’ll let you guess my opinions on this subject As this subject is immense, as I have mentioned in the […]

     
     
  • State of Mind

    There is no more important determinant of one’s health than the state of mind. Of course, genetics, constitution, lifestyle habits, etc. have a large impact, but the power of our […]

     
     
  • Battle of the Emotions

    HH The Dalai Lama’s book The Universe in a Single Atom: the convergence of science and spirituality has a wealth of interesting discussions on the nature of consciousness, the origin […]

     
     
  • Stop Drinking Cold Water

    I have written about this a number of times in the past and speak to all my patients about it. It is such a common occurrence for Americans to drink […]

     
     
 
 

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