The Philosopher’s Stone Hasn’t Disappeared…

It has simply changed venue. Steven wrote a regular column called “The Philosopher’s Stone” for Acupuncture Today from April, 2006 through April 2009. That opportunity allowed me to work on the challenging process of articulating the nature of classical Chinese medicine, by sharing my thoughts regularly with the profession. Those short essays include many concepts from classical and historical Chinese medicine that didn’t fit into the modern clinical doctrine. Like its mythological namesake, that series of essays was intended to transform the narrow “physical” perspective of modern TCM into a richer and more profound version of Chinese medicine inspired by classical and historical wisdom.

While my relationship with AT eventually ended over editorial differences, the work to articulate important classical and historical approaches to Chinese medicine continues to grow. During the past two years, I’ve taught seminars on Waike (External Medicine) and Digestion through the Professional Education Program of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs. I’ll be teaching a weekend seminar on the channel divergences and distinctions (commonly called the “divergent channels”) in Albuquerque, NM on Sept. 12 & 13.

Thank you for joining me on this new site, and enjoy uncovering the wonders of classical and historical Chinese medicine.


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