Elemental Acupuncture Blog

These blogs are based on my own reflections and interpretations of what I have learned thus far from sources including teachers, books, websites, conversations, seminars, CPD's etc. All of the information I have included has been to the best of my ability based on Chinese Medicine/philosophy in order to share what I have learned and in order to create a journal of my experiences/understandings through the medium of blogging. Nothing here is set in stone or objectively true as in accordance with Western science but is more in line with the world view of Daoism, Chinese philosophy and acupuncture.

What is a symptom?

In Chinese medicine the body is viewed holistically. It is seen as an ever changing/evolving form of energy or qi that relates to the external world. Through the rhythms of life including sleeping, breathing, eating, drinking, moving, emoting etc, this cluster of energy which includes the self, the spirit, the physicality, thoughts, emotions and the enormity of everything else including memories, perceptions, relationships, experiences (the list is endless)... is a live and flowing entity ever in unison with the expanding universe. It is normal for this being or this person to experience every emotion, even those that we often detest including fear, sadness and anger. Even joy is seen to be

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