Traditional Chinese medicine has at its disposal many different methods for intervention according to the differential diagnosis of every patient: acupuncture, finger pressure massage, Tui na massage, moxibustion, herbalism, chi kung, etc. Meditation is the highest of all arts, since it consists in maintaining our entranced delight in the Union with Life. The perfect sentiment which animates us is what we call Spirit or Tao; blending ourselves into It fills us with its touch and floods our vital channels. The house of Chi in the kidney lights up; the body becomes warm and flexible; strength holds man in beautiful and perfect equilibrium; living is free from disease and sacrifice; the heart beats with perfect precision. Meditation is apparent quietness, it is a bath taken in the waters of forgotten memory without which time goes by hurting and withering us. It is the profound peace that comes with emptying ourselves in order to feel how full of Tao we naturally are.
Chi kung is the harmony of our movement with the world and the Great Sensation. It is power which consciously clears the pathways of vital energy, teaching us how to enhance and take care of our sensations. With each movement the aim is to become closer to the touch of the Tao, to achieve a consciousness which recovers health and has a profound effect on mind and feeling.
The key to performing an effective treatment is to correctly interpret the disease or psychological disorder, and to reach a holistic comprehension of the relationship between what came before, what came after, what the process is. This final holistic vision involves a process of maturation and comprehension on the part of the therapist. The person who, through ceremony and meditation, is familiar with the Tao, will know where his patient became separated from the Great Sensation, where the touch of Chi finds its path blocked, or becomes weaker or part of an excess; he will see and understand the mysterious language of nature, the language which reveals what is happening to the patient when he becomes separated from Her. Pathologies in all their forms and interactions are observed in their perfect relationship with nature, the heavens and man, throughout time. Through these principles, learning, medicine and mastery in the art of healing should be approached. It is actually very simple to know each patient and their necessity, it only takes the use of a few diagnosis tools and the understanding of the point at which we betray ourselves, drifting away from our union with Life. The natural flow of the Chi is distorted within us, and here is where needles may act harmoniously, redirecting the course and flow of vital energy. A thorough interview with the patient and feeling the pulse attentively are the things which frequently happen during a consultation. An explanation of differential diagnosis and having a clear therapeutic goal will determine our next steps.
Not all patients can be cured through an enlightening diagnosis, guidance, meditative teaching, etc. A lot of them might need for action to be directly and effectively applied upon them; the procedures more comonnly chosen are herbalism and in the final instance, acupuncture. The last therapeutic decision will be the representation of the harmony of all processes and relationships with nature, through concrete spots and areas of acupunctural action. An aura of mystery and respect surrounds the comprehension of the acupuncture points in traditional Chinese medicine; it is a process which comes about with the help of clarity and wisdom. Our body is an emanation of the Tao; a symbol of the five elements and seasons; a mirror for nature. Chi flows within it and needles release its harmony; emptiness, excess, fulness, deficiency and blockage all refer to a flowing current, to a sacred movement which feeds our health. The final application of needles and the planning the treatment for the future are the last steps in the process.