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Phenomenology and Chinese Medicine : the lifeworld, holism and integrative medicine

For your reading pleasure, I would like to offer the third piece of my Chinese medicine thesis, written at NCNM. As promised, I’m breaking it up into bite-sized chunks and only presenting the final chapter. The next installment will be the last. Chinese medicine and phenomenology thesis Part I Chinese medicine and phenomenology thesis Part […]

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On entering into a philosophical morass: Chinese medicine and Western science

Let’s get something straight. I’m very confused about the role of Western scientific research as it is currently practiced in verifying the claims of practitioners of Chinese medicine. Various studies, including the famous “sham acupuncture” study seem to challenge the premise that the theoretical bases of Chinese medicine are an accurate description of reality and […]

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