Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
An Ancient Practice of Timeless Perspectives
Tao can be talked about, but not the Eternal Tao.
Names can be named, but not the Eternal Name.
As the origin of heaven-and-earth, it is nameless:
As “the Mother” of all things, it is nameable.
So, as ever hidden, we should look at its inner essence:
As always manifest, we should look at its outer aspects.
These two flow from the same source, though differently named;
And both are called mysteries.
The Mystery of mysteries is the Door of all essence.
- Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching*
*Translated by John C. H. Wu, Shambala Pocket Classics, 1990
Chinese Medicine is an ancient healing practice that has its roots in Asian cultural traditions, spiritual beliefs, Chinese astrology and Taoist philosophy. It has evolved over thousands of years and continues to evolve in our modern times. At the heart of Chinese Medicine is the perspective that each human being is a microcosm, or hologram, of the larger, more expansive macrocosm that is the earth and the entire universe as we know it. Each of us is a landscape that is in constant interaction with our external environment. All things are interconnected and interdependent, and we are individually and collectively in a perpetual dance with the natural world. Even as the new physics shows, every experience is relative, and the observer is not separate from the observed experience.