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Patient Teach the Practitioner

Posted in Health and Wellness with tags , , , on September 11, 2013 by ctkwingchun


After chatting with a long-term patient of 6 years, she looked at me and said,

“Ask the Universe for help with that.”

Rhyme Training

Posted in Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on August 8, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Today is about a few things while I’m at work.

Obviously, giving the very best acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment is high priority.  It all comes down to me being a beacon of light the minute they see me.

I have a gap in my day large enough for me to change into my Pegasus 27’s and Jaco shorts.  Best enjoy the sunshine while it’s here.

I will try to finish a 1200 word article for acupuncture today dot com.  I have my own column there you know.  All part of the master plan.

July 19, 2013

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training with tags , , on July 19, 2013 by ctkwingchun


Forms, heavy bag, solo rolling.

Knee felt bad in riding horse stance so no sprinting.


Rehab.  Physician, heal thyself.

Two eggs, spinach, salsa and goat cheese.


Sh*t My Patients Say

Posted in Health and Wellness with tags , , , on January 19, 2013 by ctkwingchun

Patient: I poop once a week and that works for me.

Me: That’s unhealthy.  You need to go everyday.  I recommend you get some more flax in your diet.  I also recommend eating some roughage like apples.

Patient:  Flax everyday?  And I don’t like apples – they hurt my teeth.

Me: So…what do you have planned for the rest of the day?

Patient: Going to the gym.  I’ve gained about 60 pounds over the last year.  Stopped going to the gym because my wife and I started trying for a baby.

Me: How are you feeling?

Patient: Nothing happened.  My back still hurts.

Me: Okay.  So how’s the pain in the hip?

Patients: Oh, that’s gone.

Me: And the hot flashes?

Patients: That’s a lot better.

Patient: I wish I was skinny like you.

Me: Come run sprints with me this week.

Patient: (Nervous laughter.)

Patient: I started with a new exercise class this week after not exercising for a long time.

Me: That’s great!

Patient: She was really good.  I didn’t feel anything the next day.  No muscle soreness or anything.

Physician, Heal Thyself

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Music and Clips with tags , , , , on December 17, 2012 by ctkwingchun

I am very blessed to do what I do for a living – trading health for bread.

I am even more blessed that I can do what I do on myself.  I am currently nursing my shoulder which seems to pain at the most odd times – like shaking off my toothbrush.  Alas, even the jolt from a run is quite annoying.

So I’ve been pinning myself, burning moxa and cupping it daily.  Shoulders are tricky – right up there with hips.  I find it interesting that shoulders mirror hips according to image- and channel-theory.  It’s a pain the ass to try and treat my hip (pun intended), so I’ve just been using the ol’ maxim: ‘Where there is pain, there is a point.’

Unlike Skip, I didn’t start my Chinese medicine studies to keep my body in check because of the active lifestyle I lead, but it’s a wonderful benefit just the same.  Blessed, this one will heal himself.


The Brave Soldier; Ling Shu

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training with tags , , , on November 27, 2012 by ctkwingchun

A Discussion of Courage

Huang Di said, “I would like to hear about the origins of bravery and timidity.”

Shao Yu said, “The brave soldier…anger causes the qi to be abundant, the chest to strengthen, the liver qi to be raised, the gallbladder qi to be extended, and the gap between the eyebrows and eyes to be raised.  The hair rises and the face becomes green.  These are the origins of a brave soldier.”

Huang Di said, “I would like to hear about the origins of the timid soldier.”

Shao Yu said, “The timid soldier…although there may be a proper and great anger, qi is unable to fill the chest, and although the qi of the liver and lungs are raised, the qi is sparse and returns below.  Therefore, anger cannot be sustained for a long period.  These are the origins of a timid soldier.”

*Emphasis mine.  The Ling Shu (Spiritual Pivot) is an ancient Chinese medicine text written ~2500 years ago.  It is the basis of all things Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Nothing To Eat

Posted in Health and Wellness with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2012 by ctkwingchun

Patient came into clinic last night with a yeast infection.

I recommended to her that she not eat any sugar for about 10 days while I treated her and she used an over-the-counter medication.

“No sugar!?” she exclaimed.  “What will I eat then because everything has sugar in it?”

Deadpan, I replied, “Vegetables, fruits, nuts and meats.

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