Author name: David Hartmann

My name is David Hartmann, and I am an acupuncturist and tuning fork therapist living in Brisbane, Australia with my wonderful and loving family. I've been a TCM lecturer for over 25 years in Australia as well as presented seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the USA.

My Vanuatu Experience

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.

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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

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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

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