As with every issue of Chinese Medicine Quarterly, our aim is to interrogate a single concept central to our profession. We look at these simple ideas because they are so easily overlooked – they typically become buzz words without much meaning.
Perhaps chief among this is the master pathogen – wind.
Wind-cold, wind-heat, internal wind, wind related to wood, the evil winds, the list can go on and on. Indeed, it is said that all external invasion begins with wind. So, in this issue, four authors come at the idea from different angles.
By weaving together these diverse perspectives, we are able to understand wind at a deeper level and at least find ourselves better able to ask the right questions.
If you have wondered about wind, or simply are interested in learning more, this issue is for you. While you will not find the definitive guide to comprehending wind in the pages of this simple magazine – you will be inspired to learn more, feel more connected to the many perspectives that exist in our profession and obtain some nuggets of wisdom to use in your own clinical practice.
What’s in the magazine?
26 full color pages of information & thought provoking imagery, including:
- “The Modern Wind,” by Stephanie Irzyk, DOM discusses wind in the context of contemporary complex clinical manifestations. Along the way, she considers the six conformations and gu syndrome, and much more.
- In “Using Guizhi and Guizhi Tang During Pregnancy,” by Amanda Wang, DOM, she approaches this sometimes controversial topic in a way that will help you make up your mind for yourself.
- “Invasion,” by G. Michael Reynolds, DOM, explains what actually takes place during a wind invasion and what you, as a practitioner, can do about it.
- A wonderful recipe for Persimmon punch, with an explanation of how it relates to this season by Howard Kim, DOM
- Input & inspiration from yours truly, Eric Grey, LAc
- Beautiful calligraphy and imagery from Chinese medicine student & Portland, OR area musician, Eugene Lee
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