Nei Jing Perspective on Life, the Universe and Acupuncture
PODCAST WITH DR. EDWARD NEAL
INTERVIEWED BY MICHAEL MAX ON QIOLOGICAL
We trace our medicine back to the Nei Jing, but most of our actual practices come from a more modern perspective.
Going back to those roots is not easy. Even for native speakers of Chinese, reading the 文言文 wen yan wen, the classic Chinese is difficult. For those of us in the modern West, these ancient texts are challenging. They require not just language, but a mindset that views the world from through a completely different set of lenses and prisms than Cartesian and materialistic science offers to us.
Immersion in this ancient material changes us if we allow it. Gives us hints at seeing how matter and energy interact in ways toward which modern medical science is blind.
In this conversation we listen into how the Nei Jing gives another way of approaching acupuncture, the 脈 mai, channels, and helps us to understand our bodies as fluid based ecosystems.
In This Episode We Discuss:
- The journey toward Chinese medicine began with the questions “Why were people not getting well?”
- It’s not until things start to go wrong, that you have the opportunity to become a good practitioner.
- There is an important difference between making a patient better, and making them different.
- Paying attention to the three dimensional tissue planes of the body.
- There are about eight things that make you sick, and two of them are pre-natal.
- Emotional problems are not seen as being psychological in nature, they change function and form.
- If you can find the one silent place that is not moving, you can dramatically change a person’s health.
- The motivation behind founding the Xing Lin Institute
- Shifting the disease/health equilibrium can put a person on a whole different trajectory in life.
- Considering li 理 as the patterning that arises from the flow of energy.
- The Nei Jing is not a text about medicine; it’s a text about how the universe operates.
- A case study from Michael to see how this Nei Jing thinking works.
- Cold is not a concept; it is an actual thing with location and depth.
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