Today I am excited because I have been wanting to tell you all that I am travelling to Europe and the UK in September-October for a 5-week Chinese medicine workshop and conference tour. This is another exciting opportunity to meet up with like-minded people in the Chinese medicine community. So where will I be, when […]
Welcome to the second part of my procrastination blog. It was originally going to all be in one big blog but I kept getting distracted from my task and so it has become two blogs instead. As you may recall (or in case you haven’t read it yet), part 1 was a more general look
To Procrastinate or not to Procrastinate? That … wait a minute. I can’t possibly work on this dusty laptop. I need to clean it first. Oh no. My computer screen is so grotty; the carpet is filthy; and I’m not even going to describe the current state of the window tracks. Like, so gross! But
For those of you that read my blog posts, you will know that I think Seneca’s Praemeditatio is quite possibly the best philosophical piece I have ever seen written. I mentioned it in the ‘Ancient Chinese, Greek, and Roman view on health’ blog posted July 3, 2021. I am also in the process of dedicating
About ten years ago I started going across to Port Vila, Vanuatu (a group of islands east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean) to work as an acupuncturist. I would go over for two weeks at a time and treat patients every day. I did this a total of six times over an 18-month period.
Did the Sòng Dynasty (960-1279CE) provide us with the biggest dichotomy in Chinese Medicine history?
Do you treat your patient, or do you treat their disease? Do you establish an underlying pattern of disharmony/diagnosis/constitution, or do you use a tried-and-true formula for different disorders? This dichotomy first appeared during the Sòng dynasty (960-1279CE) because of three key features – ‘Moveable Block Printing’, the government establishing the ‘Pharmacy Service’, plus opening
Does Kidney Jīng provide you with a natural/genetic immunity OR, does it actually predispose you to ancestral diseases?
Today I will be throwing out a hypothetical discussion about Kidney Jīng, genetics, and hereditary diseases/disorders, especially in the context of diseases and immunity. For example, does Kidney Jīng provide you with a natural/genetic immunity, OR does it actually predispose you to ancestral diseases? I have felt compelled to write about this topic for over a
Today I wanted to post a discussion that relates to early Greek, Roman, and Chinese medicine. It includes Greek and Roman Gods/Goddesses and Chinese Demons. I am unsure as to what most of you know about ancient history, in particular health, sickness, andhealing? So, this post is a brief look at some different deities in
Hello, my name is David Hartmann, and welcome to my blog reimagined. It is the first time I have been able to manage my blog via my brand-new website. Yay! I did start my blog officially back in 2015, but I have been very lax with it the past year. I was originally inspired to