I am a PLANETARY HERBALIST. That means I use the TCM model of health, well being and illness along with other traditions in order to assess and facilitate healing.
The TCM model of health is based on the concept of "Qi" or energy and is central to how we understand life, health and our place in the greater scheme of the universe.
All things have an energetic nature as such TCM uses several methods by which we understand these energetic manifestations.
Most of my work is based on the 5 element model or "Wu Hsing" (5 shapes). This model lends itself to many applications i.e. constitution, disease assessment ect. and is used by all levels of Chinese culture (see photo on the right).
My specialty "Da Ke" or Hit Medicine (Chinese Trauma medicine) uses the 5 elements extensively in its approach to treating pain and injury.
All my work is based on TCM energetic pattern assessment and terms as "wind", "cold", "excess" or "deficient" are used to create paradigms for health and disease manifestation.
For more information about Da Ke please visit my facebook page Black Belt Herbs.