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Danggui / Angelica sinensis, Jueyin and Liver lessons

In my lineage and my clinical practice, I see the Liver chiefly through the lens of Jueyin. Jueyin – the deepest of the six conformations, is the reverting yin, home of both Liver and Pericardium, and the depth of the nourishing force of the blood. The reverting nature of this conformation and the functional pairing […]

Treating Dry Eyes With Ayurveda

The dry eyes syndrome refers to a condition wherein the eyes of the patient become extremely dry and cause uneasiness. The reason for this dryness is associated with a reduction in the production of tears or in excessive evaporation of the tears. Show More Summary

Tips for Buying Aromatherapy Oils

Aromatherapy refers to the practice under which natural extracts from most natural elements like plants, flowers, tree barks, plant leaves, stems etc. are used to improve the overall well being of an individual. The application of aromatherapy is very diverse since there are numerous natural oils that have diverse uses and benefits. Show More Summary

Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a point pressure massage with its origin in Japanese culture. The term ‘shiatsu’ literally means figure pressure in Japanese. This massage explores the energy pathways spread throughout our bodies and make use of pressure points on corresponding organs. Show More Summary

Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling

Acupuncture and dry needling both involve the use of very thin needles, which are inserted into the skin. The purpose of both the procedures is almost the same, that is, to restore the flow of energy through the body and relax the muscles/ organs. Show More Summary

What Does “Letting Go” Really Mean?

“Let it go” has become a big buzz word in self-help and new age circles. It’s even seeped into the mainstream. So much so that it’s become a cliché. Letting go has become a convenient catch-phrase you say to someone in yoga class, at the water cooler, at the gym, your Uber driver, or over the phone with your sister. Show More Summary

Acupressure vs. Shiatsu

There has always been a constant debate and comparison when it comes to two similar practices which are acupressure and Shiatsu. People are not able to distinguish between the procedures and hence end up mixing both of them. It is true...Show More Summary

The Yijing in Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice – Part 19

This is part nineteen in a series about the use of Yijing in clinical practice of Chinese Medicine. Read : Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6  / Part 7 / Part 8/ Part 9 / Part 10 / Part 11 / Part 12/ Part 13/ Part 14 […]

Thistle Shirts for Herbal Resurgents

You may have seen it on Facebook or Instagram, or heard somebody talk about it – but yeah, we just received a new shipment of  Plant Healer shirts.  They are on better cotton this time, silkscreened with a new cream and purple design. Wolf used historic thistle designs from the Scottish rebellions to represent what [...]

7 essential symbols that relate to the Liver organ system

The Liver organ system – gan ? –  kicks us off here in our new and improved year of sagely living. Before I begin to explore the Liver myself in creative or intuitive ways, it is important to establish the absolute essentials. What’s this thing that, in Chinese medicine, we call Liver? We already know […]

Healthy Disagreement in Herbalism

–––––––OPEN TO DEBATE–––––– Vital Disputation & Healthy Disagreement in Herbalism by Jesse Wolf Hardin Plant Healer Magazine & Events – A recent article in Plant Healer Magazine opened up discussion on the topics of political correctness and cultural appropriation as relates to the practice of herbalism.  There was at least one person we will [...]

Welcome Dr. Changhong Zhou!

This announcement comes a little late but I am very happy to announce that my husband and business partner will be joining Boston Chinese Acupuncture and Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic as an acupuncturist and herbalist this year! TheShow More Summary

Reiki and the Bodhisattva Model

A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion within himself or herself and who is able to make another person smile or help someone suffer less. Every one of us is capable of this.   — Thich Nhat Hanh This is the bodhisattva that will be discussed here. Show More Summary

A New Year of Sagely Living for a New CMC

Years ago, I hatched and carried out a project I called the Year of Sagely Living (YSL). The idea then was to use the flow of the organ clock as a guide for leading a more examined, more intentful life. There, I worked to find realms of life activity that seemed aligned with the energy […]

Herbal Schools Directory 2016 – Call for Listings

Plant Healer’s Upcoming 2016-2020 HERBAL SCHOOLS DIRECTORY Invitation to Promote Your School of Herbalism or Online Courses to tens of thousands of herbal enthusiasts – by participating in this special directory of physical and online schools Deadline for Confirmation: Mar 25th  –  Deadline For Materials: Apr. 15th –  Releasing: May 1st-June 1st, 2016   Every 5 [...]

Plant Healer’s Free 5th Anniversary Supplement

Plant Healer Magazine’s Free 5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SUPPLEMENT   The Winter 2015/16 issue of Plant Healer Magazine has been released, with a record 350 pages of herbal information and skills, and featuring a special 128 pages of special Anniversary sections celebrating this publications 5th Anniversary.  For any of you who are NOT a subscriber and missed it, we have [...]

Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy

Before you try to understand how Kinesiology is used in occupational therapy, it is really important to understand the term Kinesiology. In medical science it is popularly known as human kinetics as it refers to the study of human movement. Show More Summary

The Yijing in Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice – Part 18

This is part eighteen in a series about the use of Yijing in clinical practice of Chinese Medicine. Read : Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6  / Part 7 / Part 8/ Part 9 / Part 10 / Part 11 / Part 12/ Part 13/ Part 14 […]

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Iridology

Iridology or iris diagnosis is a method or a tool which many naturopaths use to evaluate the health condition of the person by looking at the iris.  This method is performed by making use of a magnifying glass, torch and an iris camera. Show More Summary

7 Effective Tips to Prevent Highway Hypnosis

Have you ever driven on a highway for a long time and realized that you don’t remember the last few miles that you drove? Well this condition is known as highway hypnosis.  Most of us experience this at some point or another and this can actually be a little frightening and dangerous. Show More Summary

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