With every issue of Chinese Medicine Quarterly, our aim is to interrogate a single concept central to our profession. Sometimes, those issues are more practical – such as Issue 4′s focus on study and scholarship. Sometimes, they are more philosophical or theoretical – such as Issue 1′s focus on articulating what it means to be a contemporary practitioner of classical Chinese medicine. In the Autumn 2012 issue, the first after a short hiatus, we decided to combine those two elements into a single issue by focusing on the issue of Harvest.
This concept provoked a mix of interesting articles from our writers, many of them new to the magazine. From the most philosophical musings on the meaning for harvest in our lives as practitioners to close looks at Autumn/Metal leaning formulas and treatment principles – this issue has it all. Utilizing all we have learned and continuing to be blessed with the incredible artwork of Sunjae Lee, this issue stands out as an example of what we really want to do with the magazine. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
What’s in the magazine?
30+ full color pages of information & thought provoking imagery, including:
- A new translation of the Neijing suwen chapters 4 & 5 – meditations on harvest, metal and autumn from the foundational text of Chinese medicine. Translation expertly rendered by Sabine Wilms, with an intro by Eric Grey.
- Cayly Christensen shares a personal story and expands from there to discuss the lung, grief and important five element theory in “Grief, Harvest, and the Transformative Power of Loss.”
- In “Two Harvest Season Reflections,” new CMQ writer Jonathan Edwards uses thoughts on wildcrafting herbs, the energies of the autumn, sacrifice and bounty to explore some foundational Chinese medicine theory.
- We then offer you yet another brand new beautiful, yet extremely useful, translation by Sabine Wilms. This time, with a short intro from Eric Grey, she offers important metal/autumn formula Xiao Qinglong tang from the Shanghan lun. Chinese herbal formula lovers take notice!
- With an introduction from chapter 2 of the Neijing, new contributor Summer Collier discusses sour flavor, pregnancy and some practical realities of working with pregnancy in “Baishao: Why Pregnant Women Crave Lemonade.”
- In a powerful and informative article, Brian Pine goes deeply into the Chinese calendar, cosmological influences and the energy of autumn in nature from a Chinese medicine perspective with his article, “Signs of Fall.”
- Finally, Chief Editor and writer Rebecca Groebner discusses a little known but important formula that has important lessons about metal and autumn in “Reflections on Wangbuliuxing San.”
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