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靈芝 Lingzhi (ganoderma lucidum), the Spiritual Herb

The Su Wen identifies mushrooms as ‘spiritual herbs’ 芝, 神草也.* 神農本草經 Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, The Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica, describes lingzhi this way: 赤芝,  味苦,平。主胸中結,益心氣,補中,增智慧,不忘。久食,輕身、不老、延年、神仙。 一名丹芝。 ‘Red mushroom: Bitter in taste, neutral in temperature, red … Continue reading

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Stroke in Terms of Five Elements Theory

In terms of Five Phases Theory, a stroke is a violent breakdown in the communication between Fire and Water, the basic polarities of life. Life comes into being by the union of these opposites and throughout its course, the two … Continue reading

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