When I was about five years old I fell into a swimming pool in late November. I lived in New England, and at that time of year the leaves had fallen off the trees and the ground was frozen. Winter was just around the corner, but it was not yet bitterly cold. I had my snowsuit and boots on, and was curious to know what a swimming pool looked like when it was all wrapped up for the winter. Would it have water in . . . → Read More: Understanding Dampness in Chinese Medicine
Halloween is almost here; a time when small people transform from children to goblins, superheroes, princesses—and of course, ghosts. It’s a season of pumpkins, candles, and all things scary. We often forget that Halloween comes from the term All Hallows Eve, the night before the Day of the Dead, when we honor those who have passed before us.
Halloween then, is really a day about spirits or ghosts, and even in Chinese medicine, ghosts have their place. Here are a few things you may . . . → Read More: A Short History of Ghosts in Chinese Medicine