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Daoist Contemplation and Chinese Medicine, Part 1: History and definition of contemplation in Daoist texts

Different forms of contemplative practices have been one of the key elements in Daoist tradition. This essay will appear in four parts dealing with:1. History and definition of contemplation in Daoist texts2. Contemplative practices and concept of body-mind3. Contemplation and dietary practices4. Contemplation and art of medicineIn these short essays I define contemplative practices, look historical relevance and how has it affected the development Chinese medicine and what does it has to do
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September 26
It’s not very often that public opinion quickly shows noticeable change. Although people’s opinions can change from day to day, we usually don’t see it at the level of a population. And when we do, it tends to happen very slowly.For example, big national surveys show increasing acceptance of homosexuality, but these changes took decades. From 1970 to 1990, opinions barely changed at all, and even though there’s been change since then, it’s been incremental, changing a little each year.But it
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Horary Astrology of IllnessJanuary 19, 2015 by adminIllness focuses the mind on the essentials; nutritious food, a hot drink, and a comfortable bed or couch become key, while everything else recedes into the background. Having suffered from a cold these last few days, I focused on the above life-saving factors while recuperating. Illness has been a great excuse to get caught up on my reading and sleep. Nonetheless, being sick is no picnic, and in between sneezes, I had only one question on my
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What is Recreational Therapy? Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling
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Astrology SoftwareAstrology is the science dealing with the influence of celestial objects on various aspects of life. The key to every astrology analysis is rightly finding the movements and positioning of these celestial bodies. It’s a complex process requiring so many calculations and this signifies the need for using astrology software. Astro-Vision, the company that pioneered the use of astrology software in India, has an array of software tools to meet the various astrology requirements.A
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Like the Western astrology, the Egyptian astrology too has 12 signs. The difference is that these signs have different days of different months. With the exception of the Nile, other signs of the Egyptian zodiac system have an Egyptian God.Check out your zodiac sign and what the Egyptian astrology has to say about you:The Nile (January 1-7, June 19-28, September 1-7, November 18-26) Born under the first sign of the zodiac, these people are the ones who are calm and quiet in nature. Like
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The Eight Auspicious Buddhist Objects:If you wish to insure complete good fortune to all your household, you may want to display all eight auspicious objects together to seal your intent for good times and good fortune for your home and all who inhabit it. The eight auspicious symbols are…♦ The Lotus – A symbol of purity and perfection – In Buddhism it represents the attainment of enlightenment.♦ The Wheel – Symbol of noble truth – and a symbol of the wheel of life, it represents the Buddha’s
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The variation in Astrological sciences does not differ in its essence or purpose but rather the base or inspiration. Mayan astrology gives us the same in-depth view of future and predictions. The difference in technicality arises from the use of calendars. Mayan use their calendar influenced by their culture instead of a Georgian calendar. This article will give you a brief account of Mayan astrology and Horoscope.Mayan Calendar and Its TypesTwo calendars are used in Mayan astrology, of which
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What is a medical massage?It’s becoming increasingly more common for the medical profession to incorporate massage therapy into a patient’s treatment plan, and is often prescribed by a doctor. This prescribed massage, referred to as a medical massage, is often prescribed by a physician and performed by a specialized therapist after an accident or chronic pain injury.Who performs a medical massage?A massage therapist must be a certified medical massage therapist in order to receive referrals
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Original guest post by Kenneth Zysk (University of Copenhagen)I this paper I should like to revisit a problem in the history of Indian medicine, which is yet to find a satisfactory resolution. The issue centres on when and where Āyurveda came into existence and from where all or part of it could have derived, in a word, the origins of Āyurveda.The Origins of ĀyurvedaAt the core of classical Āyurveda stands the aetiological theory of the three doṣas (tridoṣa), broadly defined as defilements of
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Excruciating, painful, even up to a point that you would think it is sheer torture. That’s how it was to be on the operating table during the Middle Ages.Back in the days when painkillers and anesthetics were non-existent, how do ‘doctors’ remove an appendix or remove an aching tooth? And what is it that exactly occurred during this period in human history?Basically, the Middle Ages in European history lasted for about one thousand years, starting from the fall of the Western Roman Empire
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