Can yi and biomedicine work together?

Most people who access Chinese traditional healing services also tend to access biomedicine services. Thus it might be considered desirable that biomedicine and traditional healing work together and complement each other. To begin with, the question whether yi and biomedicine could work together might suggest some kind of lack in either yi or biomedicine. I... Continue Reading →

Relation of yinyang & wuxing

Yinang wuxing is one theory, while the doctrine of yinyang explains the interdependency of yin and yang, for example, hight (yang) can't exist without a ground (low, yin). the doctrine of wuxing further interprets the regulation of the changes between yin and yang that manifest different things and phenomena, for example, water is cold (yin),... Continue Reading →

The Chinese medicine tree

Paul Unschuld stated:“Traditional Chinese medicine is comparable with a tree that has lost its roots. The wood is still available and can be put to many meaningful uses, yet nourishment and further development no longer spring from its own forces”. Unfortunately, the wood of yinyang wuxing yi had already been exhausted when the old physicians... Continue Reading →

Why am I attacking TCM

As a qualified modern Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner, I am like every other TCM practitioners loving the idea of chemical free healing.  But I could not accept that we can only copy ancient formulas without knowing how the ancient formulas were created, especially when the formulas do not provide an effective result, with no reasoning... Continue Reading →

Yinyang wuxing

When I used to run a Chinese healing clinic, sometimes people would ask me: “What’s your religion?” And I’d answer yinyang wuxing. The person would then ask, “Is there such a religion?” Well, maybe not, at least not in the way that one usually associates with religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.  There... Continue Reading →

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