Health is more than just the absence of disease. Health is a state of balance within your body, with an adequate reserve of energy and resources so that you can thrive. Continue reading
In Chinese Medicine, the body and the mind are seen as a dynamic interaction of Blood, Qi, Body Fluids, and Essence. This matter and energy are collectively referred to as the “Vital Substances“.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the root of breast disease is stagnation. In its mildest form, this poor circulation is reflected as premenstrual breast distension or pain. At its most severe, it becomes the Stagnation of Blood & Qi with Toxic Heat of a malignant breast tumor. Benign breast lumps, cysts and / or pain lie somewhere on the continuum of stagnation, usually involving the JueYin (Liver) and YangMing (Stomach) meridians. Continue reading
The concept of Yin and Yang is critical for understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. The easiest way to understand these concepts is to look at the Chinese characters themselves, and the ideas they are trying to capture.