Can Chinese medicine be used to heal multiple myeloma?

Question: I am 57 and recently discovered your book A Woman’s Guide to Healing from Breast Cancer. I have had chemotherapy and am almost finished with radiation treatments. I’ve been reading your book with great interest.

My question to you regards multiple myeloma. My 60-year-old sister has multiple myeloma and is on medication. She has already had one stem cell transplant but her para-protein levels are going up again. Can the practices of healing in your book be used for her type of cancer as well?

Answer: Everything is interconnected, as shown by discoveries in modern science, particularly physics. This principle of interconnection is the foundation of all Chinese medicine theories and practices. Read more

Food cravings during the Dragon’s Way program

Question: Hi, this is my second week of the Dragon’s Way® program and it’s been going great, but lately I feel I have to drink chocolate. I’m holding myself from doing that because I don’t want to ruin the benefits I’ve already gained from the  program. My question is if I drink chocolate milk will it affect the benefits that program gives, like the healing process or weight loss?

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk, photo used under Creative Commons from NukelarBurrito

Answer: The answer is no. Food cravings are the body. It’s your body telling you that it needs something. In your case, with chocolate, your body is craving something sweet. So food cravings are not something negative. You can change the way you look at them and see that your body is communicating with you on a deep level. Read more

How does TCM view fibromayalgia?

Question: I’ve had fibromyalgia for almost five years. I take prescription medicine for my symptoms—burning pain and achiness throughout my body, headaches, fatigue—but lately I’ve been wondering if it would be possible to get relief from a more natural method of treatment. How does TCM view this condition?

Answer: Generally speaking, fibromyalgia is a muscle problem. Sometimes, it also involves the tendon, but it’s generally a soft tissue problem. So it’s not the bone and not the joint that has the problem, it’s the muscle or the tendon. Read more

Can TCM help gallstones?

Question: Recently I have found out that I have gallstones. Do I have to have them removed or can I use TCM to get rid of them? I’m a man in my late 40s.

Answer: Chinese medicine sees gallstones as caused by a Liver function disorder. According to Chinese medicine, the Liver and the Gallbladder work together as partner organs. So usually it’s a Liver function disorder. It happens when the Liver cannot handle any more stress or frustration, so the Gallbladder takes over. Read more

How does Chinese medicine view cataracts?

Question: My ophthalmologist has just told that I have begun to form cataracts in both eyes. She says there’s not much I can do at this point; that I have to wait until they “mature” and then have them operated on. I’m curious: How does Chinese medicine view cataracts? Is there anything that can be done to stop them from forming?

Answer: Yes, particularly if you catch them early. When Chinese medicine looks at any condition, there are two levels: one is the physical level; the other is the energy level. Anything that manifests on the physical level is always out of balance at the energy level, which is means the meridians are out of balance. So to fix anything, you have to impact the meridians. Read more

Fibroids and Medical Qigong

Question: Recently, I have been diagnosed with a fibroid tumor in my uterus. Is it possible to heal this kind of condition with Medical Qigong?

Answer: Before I answer your specific question, I’d like to say a few words about Medical Qigong. This form of natural healing is becoming more and more known and studied in the West. In Medical Qigong the practitioner directs his or her Qi, or energy, to the person seeking treatment—for example, through an outstretched hand. Read more

See Pain, Feel Pain; See Joy, Feel Joy

Question: I’ve always been a person who likes to be alone, but it’s even more pronounced now. When I go out in a place where there’s a lot of people and noise, I get a lot of impressions coming in, and it’s overwhelming. I feel like I don’t want to be around a lot of people—it’s painful, it’s almost like a torture for me. What is your impression of this? What does my feeling about people really mean?

Answer: It means they are the mirror to show you that you have pain on the inside. You are hiding this. If you can pick up on everybody’s pain that means you have the same thing. Read more