Conclusion, the beginning of a lifelong journey.
For those of you just checking in, the following is a blog focusing on case studies and teachings from various departments of the Liaoning TCM Hospital in Shenyang, China. I have taken note of diagnoses, treatment protocols, formula usage, acupuncture prescriptions and other therapies used, in hopes that this can be of use to practitioners and students in a clinical setting.
Now that I have had a few days to reflect upon this experience while being back in my home town, I am deeply touched. It has changed my life, as extended travel often do.However, this time I feel a deep shift of focus within myself and a consolidation of what my priorities truly are. The infinite layers of TCM understanding, summarized by Qi, Yin and Yang, keep peeling themselves to reveal more depth and wisdom.
What a gift it is to have a lifetime of learning ahead. All the while I feel a sense of peace because I no longer feel the need to defend or explain the medicine I love so much. It simply is. I simply am, and therefore can simply practice. Practice and practice, and hopefully return to china many more times along the course of my life.
Thank you PRC, you have taught us well, I am so grateful.