Archive for 2007

  • Can You Be Cured?

    On Friday night, I hosted Lama Lobsang who lectured on Tibetan medicine. One of the more notable things I wanted to share from that talk was the following statement: If […]

  • Boys and Cervical Cancer?

    Check this link.

  • Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy?

    A very important article to read. You can access it here:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/magazine/16epidemiology-t.html?ex=1190606400&en=6f2433873fafc89c&ei=5070&emc=eta1

  • The Art of Diagnosis

    The art of diagnosis is disappearing and I take this as a very sad occurrence. One of the problems, perhaps, is that western medicine and scientists try so hard to […]

  • Living Without Reference Points

    What would your life be like if you could live each moment in the moment without judging it based upon your past experiences or projecting it into the future? Experiencing […]

  • Surfing in La Jolla

    Surfing in La Jolla

    Back from La Jolla and a week at the beach. The week wouldn’t have been complete without a surf lesson. I didn’t have my camera, but luckily someone caught a […]

  • Environmental Toxins Killing 13 Million Children per Year

    excerpted from organic consumers newsletter:The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the most extensive research to date on the impacts of environmental toxins on children’s health. The report indicates that […]

  • The State of our Healthcare System

    I urge everyone to see this film (Sicko). While Michael Moore is seen by many as controversial and presenting one-sided arguments, this is a side of the story everyone should […]

  • The Four Examinations, Part 6 (Palpation Diagnosis)

    Palpation Pulse: (mostly TCM here, not Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, except for a few concepts) Left RightDistal = cun (inch) = heart and small intestine lungs and large intestineMiddle = […]

  • The Four Examinations, Part 5 (Inquiry/Asking Diagnosis)

    The “10 Questions” Inquiry/Asking Demographics: name, age, sex, profession, life circumstances, birth place, where they live… Past Medical History: Birth history (did mom have trouble conceiving, did she have any […]