Soul Searching

My journey through the world, helping people with Chinese Medicine

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It just so happens that I love apples…

August 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Like apples? Now you have something to be happy about! That is assuming you like your life of course…
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Tags: Misc

Scorpions and brains

August 1st, 2006 · No Comments

This isn’t about the very tiny brains in scorpions. It’s about the treatment of a very aggressive form of brain cancer which has very few options in terms of treatment. The success of cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) is variable depending on the type of cancer, its origin, location, etc. The treatment of brain cancer [...]

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Interesting research

July 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Two aspects of this research are particularly interesting from a Chinese medicine point of view. First, the preliminary research data showing that slow breathing practiced for 15 minutes a day resulted in a 10 – 15 point drop in blood pressure. Second, the researcher postulates that the prolonged effect of the drop in blood pressure [...]

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Tags: Misc

Some interesting news on AIDS

July 30th, 2006 · 1 Comment

In this article that appeared in wired magazine new research shows that the AIDS virus reeks havoc in the gut, resulting in inflammation. For those of us in Chinese medicine that means we need to “support the center.” For my colleagues out there, anyone thinking “Ministerial Fire”…?

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Tags: Misc

Getting Ready!

July 26th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Getting ready to start up again. The new location will be on 40th Street, just west of Madison Avenue. This has been a crazy year for me. What started as an exploration of myself wound up with me taking on even more projects! Those who have accused me of working too much keep your eyes [...]

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Tags: New York

Wow! Just when you thought the church was out of touch….

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments

some bishop comes out with this. nice to know that god is watching…

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Tags: World Events

Italian Journalists

June 21st, 2006 · No Comments

For those of you that read Italian or know how to use babelfish to translate webpages, here’s a link to a story that appeared by an Italian journalist I met on an island called Pula Wei…here here is is in English

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Tags: Trip

The history of Tibet

June 18th, 2006 · No Comments

As some of you may know, the peaceful land of Tibet has not always been so. It has quite a history of violence and tyranny (think karma on a national scale). Just fyi I’m pretty sure that China’s current claim to Tibet is actually fueled by an ancient edict in which Tibet declared itself part [...]

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Tags: Nepal

Poon Hill

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Here you go. Poon hill is the “must see” spot for people doing the Annapurna circuit. It’s pretty obvious why.

You’ve gotta get up at around 3:30am, then trek like a Banshee (well, I guess actually more like a Sherpa) to the top of this “hill.”

Now I’ve seen hills and I’ve seen “hills,” but I ain’t [...]

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Tags: Nepal

Wow! Has anyone ever told you…

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

…that you should write a book? You should put a contract out on them! It never seems like it’s never going to end! It’s like a black hole. The more you give, the more it wants, the more dense it grows, the greater its pull. Lots of excuses for not getting around to THIS for [...]

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Tags: Nepal