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Acupuncture Theory Articles

The Four-Level Theory

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has withstood the test of time, dating back thousands of years. Central to TCM's diagnostic and treatment methods is the Four-Level Theory, a diagnostic framework that aids a practitioner in differentiating disease. This theory...

The Ying and Wei Levels

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient healing system that has stood the test of time for thousands of years. It embraces the idea of gaining balance and harmony within the body by nurturing the flow of energy, known as Qi. TCM teaches us that imbalances in...

The Five Shen: The Metaphysical Side of Medicine

In this article, we'll be exploring the fascinating concept of the Five Shen, or Five Zhi (五 志).  In TCM, the "Five Shen" refers to five aspects of the spiritual and energetic dimensions of a person.  The Five Shen are: Hun (魂), Po (魄), Shen (神), Yi (意), and Zhi...

The Po & Hun 

We have two aspects to our consciousness. The Ethereal Soul (Hun) is the aspect of consciousness that comes from the Heavens and leaves the body in death to return there. It is subtle and intangible in its form. It arrives last after birth and it is the first to leave...