Neat Find: Nutrition Just for You!

Came across this on a web search (can’t even remember how I got to the information but here it is): In my book, you will learn why diets don’t work and how to eat based on your individual nutritional needs! In these pages are the nutritional secrets of an ancient practice for eating in harmony…

The Qi of Life

What exactly is Qi? There have been many interpretations over the millennia. Qi, for the most part, can be defined as “force” or “vital substance” that animates and controls the observable functions of [life].[1] The concept of Qi is the basic foundation of Chinese medicine (as well as other traditional medicines, and known by different…

Explaining Chinese Medicine to Laypersons

Once people find out I’m a licensed Chinese medicine doctor/Acupuncturist, I’m asked the same question over and over: “So how do you treat [disorder/disease]…?” My standard reply (met with a look of impatience and disappointment at the lack of specificity): “It depends.” Let me explain: Your question is in a western format, since that’s what…

Balancing energy is the Qi to good health in TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Qi to Health Balancing energy is the key to good health in TCM   Copyright © Denise Thunderhawk, LAc, 1998  Often, Western medicine’s attitude toward the human body comes across as “What you see is what you get.”  Don’t like that tumor, cut it out.  Got pain? Take two aspirin and…