Posts in ACM Theory
The Middle: Transformation, Assimilation and the Role of the Spleen in Chinese Medicine

Throughout written history, China has referred to itself and its empire as 中国 Zhongguo, the Middle Kingdom. The inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom are the descendants of a great mythological figure known as 黄帝 Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor. Coming to the throne at a very young age, legend has it that the boy emperor was endowed with a miraculous power to converse with the immortals through dream.

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Circular Dynamics of Ancient Chinese Medicine II

Those who would like to study Chinese medicine must first understand the reasoning for the names of the twelve meridians; in order to understand the reasoning for the names of the twelve meridians, one must first understand the principles of yin and yang, five elements and six environmental factors; in order to understand the principles of yin and yang, five elements and six environmental factors, one must first understand the 24 solar terms as the circular movement of the heat from the sun as it strikes the surface of the earth and descends, stores, rises or expands.

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Circular Dynamics of Ancient Chinese Medcine I

Those who would like to study Chinese medicine must first understand the reasoning for the names of the twelve meridians; in order to understand the reasoning for the names of the twelve meridians, one must first understand the principles of yin and yang, five elements and six environmental factors; in order to understand the principles of yin and yang, five elements and six environmental factors, one must first understand the 24 solar terms as the circular movement of the heat from the sun as it strikes the surface of the earth and descends, stores, rises or expands.

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