Wei Qi is like our shields.  When it is strong, we remain healthy and well, despite the barrage of pathogens we encounter.  When it is weak, we easily catch colds and our asthma and allergies are triggered.

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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, or, as I prefer to put it, WE ARE WHAT WE DON’T EXCRETE.

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The recent development of the technology of Probiotics has had me consider their categorization of Flavor and Property according to TCM principles.

 

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Being a ‘meditator’ doesn’t require one to live in a yurt, to be into aromatherapy, to appreciate the music of Cat Stephens, or to be able to say ‘Namaste’ without irony.  Meditation is simple, secular, and largely scientifically validated.

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Only recently are we discovering some long-term deleterious effects of our overuse of antibiotics.  We are learning that in killing off the harmful bacteria, the good bacteria would also be sacrificed.
In this series, I will be explaining how probiotics relate to the Traditional Chinese Medicine theories of health and balance, and how I’ve been able to effectively incorporate their use in my practice.

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