Five Element Theory: Chinese or American?

Soon after graduating from acupuncture school in the summer of 2000, I was invited to a celebration of the autumnal equinox taking place at a friend’s home. The celebration was set up around a native American medicine wheel that had been set up for this purpose. As the talking stick was passed around the circle of […]

The Heart Only Says Yes!

Spirit Storehouse, Spirit Seal, Spirit Burial Ground. What do these points have in common?  Not only do they have mysterious names indicating spiritual functions, but they each lie on the Kidney meridian as it travels up through the chest from the abdomen to the collar bones. Their presence over the heart gives us a clue […]