Qi is, in a sense, breath, and life force, and energy — but it’s also much more than these three simple phrasesRead More
Author: Colin Garon
About The Author
Colin Garon is a rising fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago studying the history and anthropology of science. He's spending the summer doing research at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
The pulse TCM physicians are concerned with is a different pulse from the one you can measure with a cuff. The tongue tells them more information about the patient’s wellbeing than a biomedical professional might be able to glean.Read More
I can discover yin and yang in the acid-base titrations of my tenth-grade chemistry, in the Biblical creation of Heaven and Earth, and even in Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana. Yin and yang can help us think through the world, much in the same way that they helped ancient Chinese philosophers and doctors think through the seasons, the passage of day into night, or our basic bodily functions.Read More