Exterior and Interior Causes of Disease According to The 8 Principles

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April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN

Why do we get ill?

Illness or disharmonies are reflective of a homeodynamic imbalance in the body.  Likely you’ve heard of the term ‘homeostatis’–the idea that the body reaches a healthy point and then stays there.  I prefer homeodynamic, because our body and mind is constantly adjusting, like a tightrope walker, to come back to health.  It’s a very dynamic and active process not one that reaches a plateau and then becomes static.

It’s not always clear sometimes, however the 8 Principles theory of Chinese Medicine can help us identify the functional disharmony and thereby focus treatment. Like Five ElementsOrgan theory,  and the 6 Jiao, the 8 Principles is just one of many tools that a Chinese Medicine practitioner has available to identify patterns and thereby hone treatment to the individual.   […]