Monthly Archives: November 2015

Li Shi Zhen’s stick and carrot diplomacy to chase out a ghost

Recently I talked about Li Shi Zhen and his treatment of a case of gui qi, literally ghost qi, or demonic influence. A ghost or demon invaded an acupuncture hole (an acupuncture point is actually a hole: it’s three dimensional) and … Continue reading

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Demonic influence as a cause of disease

Let’s consider the idea of gui qi, demonic influence or possession as a cause of disease that was brought up in the last blog entry. It’s easy to dismiss gui qi, demonic influence or possession as a cause of disease, as primitive … Continue reading

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Peach seeds to treat evil qi

There was a time in the past when gui qi, or demonic influence, was an accepted cause of disease. Sixteenth century doctor and scholar Li Shi-Zhen, in Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, reported a case in which an evil spirit invaded an … Continue reading

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