Traditional Chinese herbal theory is an incredibly complicated and profound description of both human physiology and pathomechanisms occurring within the human body. With roots stretching back to foundational texts written in the 2nd century, it has benefited from an elaboration of theory and clinical application through scholarly debate and discourse for the past 1800 years, right up to the present day. The sheer volume of texts and discourses (numbering in the hundreds of thousands) of this living tradition is staggering, and shows Chinese herbal medicine to be the most sophisticated herbal medicine system in the world.
Would your quality of life be better if you didn’t feel overwhelmed, stressed, or frustrated by events beyond your control? Would your relationships with family and friends be deeper and more meaningful if you were not emotionally triggered? Mindfulness meditation offers you a chance to directly connect to and experience a deeper, more authentic mind, that is unaffected by the comings and goings of life. This mind has always been there, hidden in plain sight. All that is needed is to slow down and see it.This meditation practice has nothing to due with instant gratification, or projecting pleasant mind-states. Rather, this is a practice in knowing who you are at a core level, in any given moment, and being able to respond clearly and authentically from this place.
Matt is an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. Currently, he offers weekly zen meditation and qigong exercise instructions at Medicine Grove in Madison WI for his patients and anyone interested in learning the art.