Classical Chinese Medicine



Following the 1911 Revolution in China, and as Chairman Mao came to power, many aspects of the medicine were stripped away in an attempt to make Chinese medicine comparable in stature to Western medicine. In this process, mystical and spiritual aspects as well as usage of extended channel systems of the medicine went into hiding. This version of the medicine is termed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

The holistic pre-Revolution Chinese medicine is referred to as Classical Chinese medicine. Today, we are fortunate for the classical knowledge that has resurfaced due to the dedication and wisdom of masters who carried on teaching and practicing outside of their home country. Jeffrey Yuen is a primary source for this information.

Classical Chinese medicine uses a 5 channel system to benefit the embodied spirit and harmonize the microcosm (internal matrix) and macrocosm (external matrix). It acknowledges that one's spirit is not separate from one's body and mind. Rather, they are interdependent vibrations of the same source or branches of the same trunk. An imbalance in one aspect, necessarily affects the others. One's system, however, is always moving towards balance. Classical Chinese medicine offers methods to harness this natural healing capacity and promote life, longevity and humanity.

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