Based on Chapter 10 from The Beginners Guide to Natural Living by Larry Cook, host Zoe Simpson explains the healing philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Nearly 5,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life which they called Chi. Chi is the animating force that controls the functioning of every organ in the body and is known as the life force by Shamans, prone on by Yogis and bio electric energy by modern scientist. Healing practitioners discovered the Chi flows along specific pathways in the body, now called meridians. Disease can arise when there is a deficiency of imbalance of Chi energy in the meridians and they are related physiological systems. Correcting the imbalance in energy flow is the goal of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Herbs are used to unblock or redirect energy while insertion of very fine needles next to meridians can also cause a desired shift in energy flow. As the vital energy is restore to proper flow, symptoms of illness disappear. If you would like to learn more about natural medicine and the natural living lifestyle, you can read this informative book, The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living.

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