The Kidneys – Fire and Water

The Kidneys – Fire and Water

The Kidneys are considered a Zang or solid organ and their Fu counterpart is the Bladder. In energetic anatomy, the Kidneys are responsible for far more than the filtration of water. They are one of the first organs to form during pregnancy due to their role as the...
The Lungs – The Canopy of Breath

The Lungs – The Canopy of Breath

By Ben Veal The lungs (fei) are one of the easiest organs to compare across modern physiology and traditional Chinese medicine. They are considered to have similar functions, with a few extra energetic aspects discussed from the Chinese medical perspective. Both...
Chinese Medicine’s Influential Philosophies

Chinese Medicine’s Influential Philosophies

By Damo Mitchell www.lotusneigong.com   |   www.scholarsage.com (this is a short excerpt from a forthcoming text on Chinese medicine. This section is taken from the introduction) Before studying the subject of Chinese medicine we should understand a little about the...
Living with the Seasons – Autumn

Living with the Seasons – Autumn

By Roni Edlund www.lotusneigong.com   |   www.scholarsage.com Living according to the cycles of nature is a key teaching within Daoism. Studying Yin and Yang and their various gradients. Nature and the seasons are a manifestation of the constant change and fluctuation...
The Spine and Kidneys

The Spine and Kidneys

By Damo Mitchell www.lotusneigong.com   |   www.scholarsage.com This is there first in a series of articles which are going to be posted up here over the next year or so. They are all excerpts from theoretical lectures given by me on courses I have taught across the...