Holistic or not? A strong debate within Chinese Medicine

wholeness

Is Chinese Medicine holistic? In the world of Chinese medicine, the concept of ‘Oneness’ is very much debated and many suggest that the ‘holistic’ view is something imported from elsewhere and inserted into the corpus of Chinese Medicine’s from a cultural environment alien to it.   The above statement can, however, be easily confuted from…

Dao, the ‘way’: falling in love with life

Graphic Fengshui

Dao, the path of the myriad things Falling in love with life can only happen when we understand how Life works as well as our role of co-creators in the Void (Wuji 無極), from where the myriad of  things spring forth.   The supreme ruler of both Void and Life, as well as  the path…

My wise taoist master

Jinshen Old Man Drawing

My wise taoist master and the change of my perception During my time at college, firstly in the UK and then at the ‘Beijing College of Traditional Chinese medicine’ (now ‘Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine’), I had been fascinated by the fact that Chinese medicine seemed to have a holistic vision of the person…