The Five Phases

Five Element or Five Phase Theory is something which many people are increasingly familiar with, whether they have a background in Chinese Medicine or not. It sometimes goes by the Wuxing (“Five Phase” in Chinese), and dates back to approximately 200 BC. The five phases are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. The phases are…

Jing: The Substance of Vitality

Jing – it’s what you’re made of. CAUTION: Includes explicit topics related to reproductive health. In Chinese physiology, there is a substance that each of us possesses called jing –┬áit’s often translated into English as “essence” or “vitality”. Jing is said to be stored in the kidneys and is believed to decline with age. In…

This is Your Body on Microwaves

Let’s face it: We’re microwaving ourselves. Cell phones, microwave ovens, Wifi routers, bluetooth devices, and other electronics that use microwave and radiowave frequencies have been encroaching on our lives for decades – and they’re hurting our bodies. It’s the official position of the industry and the NIH that because the radiation coming from electronic devices…

Free Brainwave Entrainment

The following is a brainwave entrainment file I produced. Disclaimer: I accept no liability for any ill-effects experienced by anyone who partakes in brainwave entrainment. Use discretion and continue at your own risk. There are two tones being played, both with an isochonic beat of 7.83hz, the resonant frequency of the Earth’s ionosphere or “Schumann…

Cholesterol: One of Your Body’s Most Important Molecules

Cholesterol gets a bad rap. Many people don’t realize how incredibly important cholesterol actually is. In order to get a handle on how important it is, let us reverse engineer our understanding of cholesterol by first looking at the side effects of suppressing cholesterol synthesis with a statin drug: Increased risk of developing cancer [1]…

Sun And Earth: On Grounding and Getting Tan

One thing that all my patients and clients hear from me is that I want their “bare feet on the ground and bare body in the sun.” This article explains some simple reasons why. I have come to find that many of us are Sun and Earth deficient. We simply don’t spend enough time in…

Multivitamins: Natural vs. Unnatural

When people used come into the healthfood store looking for multivitamins, I often redirect them by asking “What are your objectives?” For most people, buying a multivitamin is a one-size-fits-all way to cover your bases. It’s sort of a nutritional insurance policy. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? I don’t think…

Qi and Blood and Their Imbalances

Chinese Medicine is both a physiological and an energetic medicine. We deal primarily with what we call bodily substances. These are Qi, Blood, Yin, And Yang. Bodily substances can take more of an energetic form – as in Qi or Yang – or they can take a denser form – as in the case of…