Journey to Self-Healing (9)

Learning Acupressure by the Youshui River It was very quiet in the mountainous area in west Hunan. My days of learning medicine were accompanied by the crowing of cocks and the barking of dogs. As I stayed on the top floor, I was in a good position to appreciate the...

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Travel in Dali and the Lugu Lake in Yunnan Province Xue Zheng, a friend of mine for years, had bought an apartment at the foot of Mt. Cangshan in Dali, Yunnan province. As nobody was using it, he urged me to stay there for some time, saying it was a great place to...

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Healing Masters in West Hubei and West Hunan Things in life are impermanent. And the impermanence is manifested in the irresistible flow of a person’s life. I continued my journey and traveled to Wuling, a mountainous area in west Hubei in central China. This time, I...

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Staying at Zi Xiao Gong (the Purple Cloud Temple) Leisure trips (Lv-You) and roving (Yun-You) are similar — just one word’s difference. However, roving is much more characteristic of ancient Chinese.  It has been a common scene in movies set in ancient times and...

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Going to Mt. Wudang to Relive a Journey in My “Previous” Life One evening in 2006, my friends Xu Ying and Huang Kejian invited me to dine with some literati at Northeast Grand Hotel in Beijing. We had a great chat together. After that, I went back home and wrote an...

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Gao Jun’s Transition from Practicing Western Medicine to Chinese Medicine        I have heard of and met quite a few elderly doctors of Western medicine turning to study Chinese medicine, some of whom went on to become TCM masters. This phenomenon is rare among...