Introduction to Daoist Alchemy

This is a presentation I did on Daoist Alchemy at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in July, 2017. This research is based primarily on the work of Fabrizio Pregadio and Wang Mu. I hope you find this as fascinating as I do! For more information on similar topics, check out MakingTheMedicine.com. Also, on this…

Why “Golden Pearl”?

Some of you may wonder where I got the title “Golden Pearl”. The Golden Pearl is a symbol of optimal physical, psychological, and spiritual health. The notion of a Golden Pearl is a metaphor from an esoteric discipline of meditation and self-cultivation known as Daoist Alchemy. The Daoist adepts believed that by meditating according to…

“Isn’t acupuncture just for pain?”

Oriental Medicine (OM), sometimes referred to as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or simply Chinese Medicine, is often equated with the use of acupuncture needles for the relief of stress and for treating pain. While acupuncture excels at mitigated stress levels and alleviating both chronic and acute pain, we do so much more. Oriental Medicine is…