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  1. Jing Shen
    Jing Shen is the title of the seventh chapter of the Huainanzi, a major Daoist text of the early Chinese Han dynasty. Until recently it has remained relatively unrecognized and only partially translated. Long dismissed as merely a reiteration of earlier writings, its importance as a work in its own right and its role in Chinese intellectual... Meer
  2. Yin Yang
    Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée continues her study of the Chinese classical texts with an exploration of the concept of yin yang, guiding us through the early writings of the Spring and Autumn Annals, the Daoist classics of Laozi, Zhuangzi and Huainanzi, and the medical texts of the Yellow Emperor, the Neijing Suwen. An... Meer
  3. The Rhythm At The Heart Of The World
    Chinese medical knowledge is based on an understanding of the processes of yin yang and the five elements. Chapter five of the Neijing Suwen, the first part of the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, lays out these principles. The chapter begins with the laws of yin yang, progresses to the resonances of the five elements within the human... Meer
  4. The Double Aspect Of The Heart
    Within Chinese medicine the heart is presented as having a double aspect – two functions, two energetic qualities, two meridians. Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée explores this double aspect of the heart – the heart/mind that regulates emotions and acts as the dwelling place of the spirits, and the heart as governor of blood... Meer
  5. The Eight Extraordinary Meridians
    This book presents a full examination of the eight extraordinary meridians from the texts of the Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic), the Nanjing (The Classic of Difficult Issues), and their commentaries. The first section gives an overview of the eight as the template of the interaction of yin and yang within the body,... Meer
  6. The Way of Heaven

    The Way of Heaven

    English - Paperback
    The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, the Neijing, has been a source book for traditional Chinese medicine for two thousand years. The Way of Heaven is a translation of the first two chapters together with a commentary. In Suwen chapter 1 the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi, asks why vitality is no longer retained into old age. His... Meer
  7. The Extraordinary Fu
    The six extraordinary fu, the brain, marrow, bones, vital circulation, gallbladder and uterus, are a set of remarkable systems within the body which can act as fu but which also have the ability to store essences. Each of the six systems is examined in detail, and an introductory section provides etymological insights to give the... Meer
  8. The Seven Emotions
    This book presents a study of the energetics of the emotions. Looking at classical texts each of the seven emotions of Chinese medicine is discussed in detail. The etymology of the characters is examined, pathological and non-pathological manifestations of each emotion are described, and relationships with the various zangfu are... Meer
  9. The Secret Treatise of the Spiritual Orchid
    This book is a perfect introduction to the zangfu, their spheres of influence and their responsibilities as set out in The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, the Neijing Suwen chapter 8. Suwen chapter 8 is a text of simplicity, clarity, and deceptive brevity which hides a wealth of powerful images and concepts. It draws an analogy... Meer
  10. Spleen and Stomach
    This book begins with the Chinese concept of the centre and the characters for the stomach and spleen. It discusses their functions as storehouses and granaries, explores their five phase resonances, and looks at earth as the source of all stability through perpetual change. The interdependent relationship between spleen and stomach is... Meer
  11. Heart Master Triple Heater
    The first part of this book clarifies the aspects of the heart which have been variously translated as heart governor, heart protector, heart constrictor and pericardium. Xin zhu is discussed as ‘the heart as master’ and contrasted with the heart as a void. Xin bao luo is presented as the enveloping and connecting aspect of... Meer
  12. The Heart
    This book presents the central position of the heart in the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, Neijing Lingshu chapter 8. The heart is seen as an empty, silent centre, yet as the root of the spirits. Chapter 8 contains an important discussion of the thirteen fundamental concepts of Chinese medicine: de (virtue), qi, sheng (life),... Meer

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