FENG: The Meaning of Wind in Chinese Medicine
with special attention to acupoint fengchi (GB-20)
by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon
A term in the field of traditional Chinese medicine that causes considerable difficulty for modern practitioners is wind (feng). It is known as:
one of the six external causes of disease (six qi or six yin);
one of the conditions associated with the five elements systematic correspondences (wind associated with the wood e..
Edema is a common symptom of diseases like congestive heart failure, nephritis, endocrine disease, ascites, trauma or bi syndrome (i.e. arthritis and rheumatism). Edema indicates accumulation of fluid in the body and manifests as swelling of the eyelids, face, limbs, trunk or the entire body. Edema can be caused by exogenous pathogenic attack. More often, edema signals internal stagnation disorders of the lung, spleen or kidneys or involves blood obstruction of the water passages of the sanjiao.
Gentle diurectics found in TCM benefit the movement of water to disperse sw..
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Empathy - Sharing or recognizing another’s feelings.
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Myth 1: You should drink 8 glasses of water per day.
In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends approximately 125 ounces (15 cups equivalent) for men and 91 ounces (about 11.4 cups) for women. However this can include water from foods and beverages. The average person gets enough hydration unless there is heat stress or long periods of activity to upset the daily balance.
Myth 2: There's not much water in food.
In fact, the average person gets 20% of their daily water allowance from food. Considering an apple is 84% water, bananas are 74% water, broccoli is 91% water, a p..