Within the cosmology of Chinese medicine, human beings are regarded as microcosms of the natural universe. We are subject to the same cycles that occur in nature. Autumn follows on the tail of the harvest, signaling that it is time to prepare for winter. It is a time to eliminate what is unnecessary and become aware of what is essential.
Many people are turning to this ancient practice for relief from acute pain and chronic symptoms. Here’s why it works.
The theories of Chinese medicine resemble those of Hans Selye, the biological scientist who first employed the term stress in his seminal book, The Stress of Life. Selye articulates the theory that most chronic illness is due to a deterioration of the organism’s capacity to adapt to stress, whether physical or psychological. He emphasizes the… Read more »
Humans as a microcosm of the universe: As opposed to Western Medicine, other cultural medicines view humans as a microcosm of the universe, postulating that the human body behaves according to the same natural laws that govern all living process. One of the core theories of Chinese philosophy and Chinese Medicine is that we humans… Read more »