Nei Jing Book Club: How Not to Die

While Nei Jing Eastern Medicine does not have an official book club, there are some books that we hope all patients should read. The first such book that we want to recommend is “How Not to Die” by Dr. Michael Gregor. The doctor has a long history helping improve his patients’ health through diet. HeContinue reading “Nei Jing Book Club: How Not to Die”

Meat and Dairy Came with a Warning Label in Ancient China

Ancient Chinese medical texts agree with the modern nutrition research by warning against the consumption of animal products. In fact, the ancient eastern medical texts are so thorough, they categorized every consumable, whether it be food or medicinal herbs and labeled everything based on how it affected the body. Warnings are given about any substanceContinue reading “Meat and Dairy Came with a Warning Label in Ancient China”

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, The Nei Jing, Martial Arts and Catch Wrestling, Interview with Dr. Raul Ramirez Part 2

To view original article click here. The original article has many great pictures. A while back I posted part one of my interview with Dr Raul Ramirez, L.Ac. titled; Chinese Kick Boxing, Wrestling and Catch Wrestling Interview with Dr. Raul Ramirez. If you haven’t read it yet just click on the title or right here toContinue reading “Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, The Nei Jing, Martial Arts and Catch Wrestling, Interview with Dr. Raul Ramirez Part 2”

Dr. Ramirez Voted "Favorite Acupuncturist" in Culver City by the Readers of Culver City News!

Dr. Ramirez was humbled once again today when he got the notice of his win.  “I really appreciate this honor because it is voted on by the people of the community I serve. Thank you all very much!”

Korean Constitutional Medicine and the Nei Jing

Korean Constitutional Medicine, or Sasang, is attributed to Dr. Jema Lee (1836~1900).  The premise is that all humans fall into one of four body types, or constitutions. Understanding the differences of each type can help physicians better treat patients as their treatments would become ever more precise.  South Korean researchers at public and private hospitalsContinue reading “Korean Constitutional Medicine and the Nei Jing”

Long Term Physiological Effects of Psychological Stress According to Nei Jing and Modern Research

The physiological effects of psychological stress can linger long in the life of an individual.  The measurable effects from stress begin instantly and endure:“The stress response can be viewed as an intereactional process that causes psychophysiologic reactions that are immediate and can occur up to and including physiologic events three weeks after confrontation with theContinue reading “Long Term Physiological Effects of Psychological Stress According to Nei Jing and Modern Research”

Thoughts on the Efficacy of Acupuncture in Nei Jing

The Nei Jing does not state that needle treatment is effective and that herbal medicine is not effective, but most diseases are curable with needle treatment alone.  Huang Di makes this next statement at the very beginning of Ling Shu, chapter one: “余子万民,养百姓, 而收其租税。余哀其不给,而属有疾病。余欲勿使被毒药,无用砭石,欲以微针痛其经脉,调其血气,营其逆顺出入之会,令可传于后世。”  “I am responsible to all the citizens, [I must] nourish theContinue reading “Thoughts on the Efficacy of Acupuncture in Nei Jing”

Nei Jing Philosophy

Chapter four of the Nei Jing, Su Wen, entitled, “金贵真言论” or “True Sayings form the Golden Cabinet” provides the following philosophical descriptions that will give the basis to understanding disease progression.  They start from the very beginning, Yin and Yang; “阴阳者, 天地之道也,万物之纲纪,变化之父母, 生杀之本始, 神明之府也,治病必求于本。。。阳化气, 阴成形。寒极生热, 热极生寒。” “Yin and Yang are the way of heaven and earth, theContinue reading “Nei Jing Philosophy”

Nei Jing Anecdotes: Fever Contraindications

I received a phone call from a patient the other day.  She was worried about her mother’s fever.  The mother had a fever for over the weekend, then the fever broke.  When the when the fever broke the mother regained her appetite. My patient fed her mother meat with some potatoes.  Soon after, the feverContinue reading “Nei Jing Anecdotes: Fever Contraindications”