Life can get hard and we easily find ourselves pigeonholed or confined in any number of infinitely unique universal ways. Suffering is nearly 100% perspective, and when I find myself suffering I have found it useful to step back and witness myself from–literally–a higher view. I much enjoyed these series of pictures for just that purpose; “as above so below” goes the saying in Chinese medicine. Check out these 26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.
Did you know that 7 out of 10 doctor visits involve GI complaints? That’s massive. And as you likely know there is woefully little remedy offered by Allopathic medicine, and those that are provided–antacids, bile powders, antibiotics–are based on weak medical theory and inevitably make the problem worse. It comes as no surprise that over 80% of doctors feel they lack the knowledge and training required to handle these and other chronic ailments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a powerful medical systemology that has become increasingly popular in areas outside of its origins in East Asia. This poses the significant challenge of teaching the principles of TCM to a population that is entirely unfamiliar to its medical concepts and series of cosmological organizational principles such as Yin Yang and 5 Element theories. While some of these components can be translated into and explained (at least partially) in familiar terminology taken from Allopathic medicine and chemistry, for example, much of Chinese medicine can only be understood in its original conceptualization.
Puett’s course Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory has become the third most popular course at the university. The only classes with higher enrollment are Intro to Economics and Intro to Computer Science. The second time Puett offered it, in 2007, so many students crowded into the assigned room that they were sitting on the stairs and stage and spilling out into the hallway. Harvard moved the class to Sanders Theater, the biggest venue on campus.