The Six Conformations of Chinese medicine – a primer

The Six Conformations (6C) system of pathophysiological understanding in Chinese medicine is the primary one relied upon by Zhang zhongjing, author of the Shanghan za bing lun, and originator of the received version of Chinese herbalism. It is also commonly misunderstood. The primary mistake people make is in associating the 6C solely with their channel…

9 Enlightening Things I Learned About the Pericardium from the Chinese Organ Clock

Today’s post will cover some of what I’ve learned about the Pericardium organ system from studying the symbolic information available through the Chinese organ clock and etymological investigation of characters associated with Pericardium. What you will find below is just a fraction of the information that I learned about the Pericardium from Dr. Heiner Fruehauf….

7 Unique Facets of Classical Chinese organ systems

I’d like to piggyback off of the organ clock post and introduce the Chinese medicine theory of organs in a little more depth. Why should we pay attention to an alternative way of looking at the body – hasn’t conventional biomedicine (aka Western medicine) figured it all out? There are many ways of categorizing the…