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Spring, Time for Full Effort

May 2015Chinese Peony by Jonathan Gilbert

Spring has sprung, time for forging ahead. The seeds of winter months can now be cultivated. In traditional medicine, the herbs of the spring are Yang within Yang.

Winter, Time to Recharge and Be Nourished

December 2014 by Jonathan Gilbert

The winter is now finally upon us and with it comes the sense of wonder and excitement of the holiday season. In traditional Oriental medicine, winter is a time of accumulation and absorption. It is our opportunity to recharge and be nourished. We can build our reserves up for the coming seasons.

Autumn, Time of Gathering and Descending

November 2014 by Jonathan Gilbert

Autumn has arrived and with it the explosion of color and flaming beauty. It is a time of Yin within Yin. We seek within ourselves a place to gently store our energies for the coming months.

Medicine of the Han – Part 4 – The Secrets Inside the Golden Chamber

November 2014ancient chinese medicine book with dried herbs by Jonathan Gilbert

Chronic, debilitating, progressive conditions like arthritis, left ancient doctors perplexed. It wasn’t until the end of the Han Era that the solution was found.

Medicine of the Han – Part 3 – The Code in the Classics

October 2014Old metal keys on vintage book. by Jonathan Gilbert

When writing a medical classic that is to be used to heal, but contains knowledge that could also be used to for profit and manipulation, you have to be pretty darn careful who reads it.

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