Stone Medicine: A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems by Leslie J. Franks

By Leslie J. Franks

Detailing the healing homes of two hundred gem stones, stones, minerals, and crystals, Leslie Franks explains the actual, emotional, and religious stipulations each one stone can deal with and the way their colour, shape, hardness, and full of life characteristics have an effect on us based on chinese language medication. together with an intensive primer on conventional chinese language drugs, this ebook explains how stones entry our inner most layers, vibrating ever so slowly, to begin deep lasting switch.

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Among some of the common descriptive terms for health conditions related to Qi are Deficient Qi, Excess Qi, Rebellious Qi, and Stagnant Qi. The Humours of Chinese Medicine While Qi relates to function, or yang, the humours relate to physical substance, or yin. As long as we are alive, there is inseparable interaction between these two aspects of life. Blood and Fluids—Nourishment for the Essence and Conductors of Qi In the context of its ability to foster relationships, Qi requires a medium in which to circulate through our bodies.

As the Grand Ultimate manifests in physical form, it divides into two. indd 24 1/5/16 6:11 PM The Numbers 25 Interdependence, Balance, and Change As this Grand Ultimate begins to become manifest in physical form, it divides into two (fig. 2). In early Daoism there is no mention of yin and yang, a theory developed by the school of Naturalism around 400 BCE. Previously the concept was called liang yi, that is, the Virtues That Come out of Duality. While often understood in the West as opposites, yin and yang represent balancing aspects of the whole.

1/5/16 6:10 PM 2 The Big Picture T he goal of Chinese medicine is not only to prevent and treat illness but also to support people in their efforts to achieve a meaningful life. Chinese medicine is informed by the philosophies that were prevalent during its development, including Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. The material in this book is primarily influenced by Daoist thought, but influences from the other traditions are also present. A fundamental understanding of some key concepts and beliefs will be helpful as we move forward in this discussion.

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