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  1. Taoist Chinese Medicine

    Dear Vortex, First we took her mostly off grains and fed her mostly fish or chicken with wheatgrass powder, barley grass powder, rainforest tea, dehydrated and rehydrated vegetables, una de gato, sangre de gato, cordiceps mushrooms, small amount of olive oil, digestazon or papaya enzymes. It seems like there were some other things I am not thinking of now, but mostly herbs to strenthen immune and highly nutritious. We got a lot of these herbs from Amazon Herbs and others we ordered on the internet like the cordiceps mushrooms. Milk Thistle and papaya enzymes from Trader Joe's and completely eliminated all non organic junk dog food.If I can remember other things, I will let you know as we tried many things, also milk thistle to clean liver and blood. We sometimes gave her valerian root capsules 1 - 2 capsules for pain. We also sometimes gave her a grain free dog food called Origen, I think, for getting capsules in her wraped in dog food.. The powders and liquids we mixed in her foods. Oddly enough after being a picky eater all her life she often scarfed down this meat herbal blend
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    Dear Kempomaster, That is so amazing. I love working with animals too. I do not know what Taoist exercises you did, but I would love to learn. I worked as a healer for humans for many years but when I first moved to Tucson in 1995; I started connecting with many birds. Mostly doves and pigeons, but I worked with a sparrow, a blackbird, a hummingbird and a few others too. My daughter started finding injured birds and I learned to care for them when they were ill, using reiki energy work and feeding and giving them rest and fluids. I did a meditation when I was around them; I would call it the "Be a Tree Meditation" I found when you visualize yourself as a tree; birds feel less intimidated by you. I started learning how to massage their legs from a bird re-abilitator when they got sprained and one pigeons wing after out of a cast as well and was amazed that they actually have tiny little muscles. I kept them in open baskets while healing so they knew they were free to leave when they got well and some liked to stick around. My eldest daughter at 2 years old was saved by a horse from a dog that came after her when I was watching her play in the yard. Before I could grab her, our horse red button went after that dog so fast it ran away with its tail between his legs. Horses are amazing. So are most dogs. We just lost our beloved dog Iris of 15 years. She had cancer which we cured her of for 2 years using herbs and a healthy diet. But unfortunately; she got it back again after 2 years of doing great and being cancer free. My youngest daughter who is 25; is going to Berkeley U.C. and is working on becoming a Veterinarian; She is the one who brought me all the birds and watched me help deliver a breech kitten. Thanks so much for sharing. I have been away for a bit, but nice to see some good energy back here. So many amazing people here. Keep shining your very bright light Much Love, Osalina
  3. Alchemy of 5 Elements - New Book Cover

    It looks like they have changed back to my old cover today. I guess its all the edits. Amazon will probally have the new cover again. Oddly this has a link to both of my books - "The Holistic Medicine Chart Book" and "The Alchemy of the 5 Elements" http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=The+holistic+medicine+chart+book+-+by+Osalina+Berman+&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3AThe+holistic+medicine+chart+book+-+by+Osalina+Berman+&ajr=0 This is my create space site. https://www.createspace.com/3873078 Both show my new cover and the Amazon.com also has my newest book as well
  4. Its been a while, since I have checked in. Been so busy working on my new series and adding a few new things on Ayurvedic Medicine to my book and I also designed a new Cover. Here is my Link: I don't know why Amazon has to make them so long. The other Link you have works too, on Tarot.info and you can see the new cover and it is larger there. I notice sometimes they are down and my Book is not there. Something about account limit of 2000 requests per hour. I am going try to do a link. Keep shining. I will get back soon. Love, Osalina http://www.amazon.com/Alchemy-Elements-Legend-Brothers-Course/dp/147742895X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339744962&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Alchemy+of+the+5+Elements+-+The+legend+of+the+Beet+Brothers
  5. Alchemy of 5 Elements - Book On lIne

    Dear MythMaker, I love that statement. Each day I maintain my body, only to find the sea once more at my sand castle. When I watched psychic surgery done and had it done, I saw inside the body, the surgeon removed cysts and tumors from peoples body and put them in a bowl and sealed the body, washed a little blood into bowl and within seconds their was no scar and no trace of anyone having entered the body. When she explained how it was done, she said that the material existence is just energy vibrating at various rates and frequencies. I believe it is the slower frequencies that take on denser and more physical reality. She said that by raising ones vibration to higher frequencies, one can move through what appears material and remove denser objects, for people who need to see, but still be working at a higher frequency. Also when I did fire walking it was like that for me. Changing frequencies so what would normally burn, is like dancing in the sand. Or in marshal arts cutting through large blocks, moving through dense matter like butter. We each have a Myth we are Making in time. When we see our lives patterns, we get in touch with the dream stuff that weaves the Myths into the actual manifestations to tell us a story of what we came here for. I do not know if your familiar with Joseph Campbell, but he has some great insights on myths. Keep shining Much Love, Osalina
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    Dear Old Green Thanks. I do find combining imaginative story with actual information that is fact helps to absorb the knowledge much deeper. Also my characters can get away with saying more outrageous things, and whose going to talk back or get as upset with a beet or a carrot. My book availability is down again. I decided to add my picture on the back and a short Bio, just so the back cover has more than the ISBN number and code. I added it last night, so hopefully it will show available copies within the next day or so.
  7. I everyone, Well I got my book back on line "The Alchemy of the 5 Elements - The Legend of the Beet Brothers" with copies available. There are 2 Links. Amazon.com has a cool thing that allows you to read certain pages. So anyone interested in getting a better idea of how I incorporated these ideas around the 5 Elements in a Children's story for adults and children. To me it is providing knowledge in a more Zen fashion. Here is Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Alchemy-Elements-Legend-Brothers/dp/147742895X
  8. Taoist Chinese Medicine

    Dear Informer, Thank you for sharing the teachings on Metta. Love certainly is the most important aspect of all qualities in the Universe. I also appreciate your love too
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    I just got my other book published. "The Holistic Medicine Chart Book" this has over 100 pages of charts and works well with my "Alchemy of the 5 Elements" book which should be back in circulation in a few days. I realize I have to wait for it to go on line, right now the link is more internal.
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    In my search for various 5 Element Theories of different cultures I came across one from the Greeks and from Japan I thought you may find interesting. Main article: Five elements (Japanese philosophy) Japanese traditions use a set of elements called earth, water, fire, wind/air, and void. These came from Buddhist beliefs; Earth represented things that were solid. Chi (sometimes ji) or tsuchi, meaning "Earth", represents the hard, solid objects of the world. The most basic example of chi is in a stone. Stones are highly resistant to movement or change, as is anything heavily influenced by chi. In people, the bones, muscles and tissues are represented by chi. Emotionally, chi is predominantly associated with stubbornness, stability, physicality, and gravity. It is a desire to have things remain as they are; a resistance to change. In the mind, it is confidence. When under the influence of this chi mode or "mood", we are aware of our own physicality and sureness of action. (Note: This is a separate concept from the energy-force, pronounced in Chinese as qì (also written ch'i) and in Japanese as ki, Water represented things that were liquid. Sui or mizu, meaning "Water", represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Outside of the obvious example of rivers and the like, plants are also categorized under sui, as they adapt to their environment, growing and changing according to the direction of the sun and the changing seasons. Blood and other bodily fluids are represented by sui, as are mental or emotional tendencies towards adaptation and change. Sui can be associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism. Fire represented things that destroy. Ka or hi, meaning "Fire", represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. Animals, capable of movement and full of forceful energy, are primary examples of ka objects. Bodily, ka represents our metabolism and body heat, and in the mental and emotional realms, it represents drive and passion. ka can be associated with motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit. Besides the obvious examples of heat and flame, lightning can also be thought of as an extension of Ka. Air represented things that moved. Fū or kaze, meaning "Wind", represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Aside from air, smoke, and the like, fū can in some ways be best represented by the human mind. As we grow physically, we learn and expand mentally as well, in terms of our knowledge, our experiences, and our personalities. Fū represents breathing, and the internal processes associated with respiration. Mentally and emotionally, it represents an "open-minded" attitude and carefree feeling. It can be associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom. Spirit represented things not of our everyday life. Kū or sora, most often translated as "Void", but also meaning "sky" or "Heaven", represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly those things composed of pure energy. Bodily, kū represents spirit, thought, and creative energy. It represents our ability to think and to communicate, as well as our creativity. It can also be associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, and inventiveness. Kū is of particular importance as the highest of the elements. In martial arts, particularly in fictional tales where the fighting discipline is blended with magic or the occult, one often invokes the power of the Void to connect to the quintessential creative energy of the world. A warrior properly attuned to the Void can sense their surroundings and act without thinking, and without using their physical senses. Classical elements in Greece The Greek classical elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Aether) date from pre-Socratic times and persisted throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, deeply influencing European thought and culture. The Greek five elements are sometimes associated with the five platonic solids. Hellenic elements fire - earth - air - water - Plato characterizes the elements as being pre-Socratic in origin and called them the the four "roots" Plato seems to have been the first to use the term "element. Air is primarily wet and secondarily hot. Fire is primarily hot and secondarily dry. Earth is primarily dry and secondarily cold. Water is primarily cold and secondarily wet. Aristotle added aether as the quintessence, reasoning that whereas fire, earth, air, and water were earthly and corruptible, since no changes had been perceived in the heavenly regions, the stars cannot be made out of any of the four elements but must be made of a different, unchangeable, heavenly substance. According to ancient and medieval science aether (Greek word aithēr, also spelled æther or ether, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. This was believed to be where the God's lived. It is amazing how each culture has corresponding philosophies although slightly different aspects. I copied this from a Wikipedia page I found it so interesting
  11. Taoist Chinese Medicine

    Dear Informer, Although the Thyroid does play a key role in temperature regulation, as well as the hypothalamus and perhaps that role is more associated with the Thyroid than the Thymus. However, the Thymus also has a role. The thymus gland is the central control organ for the immune system. When it is functioning properly, the thymus gland acts like a thermostat to provide the right balance of immunity. It turns up heat to help the body fight infection or tumor and down to prevent autoimmune disease. It is the association with the fire element and the fact that it is located under the sternum, just above and in front of the heart, that I find this connection to the fire element in Chinese Medicine. There is a Internal exercise that you can do that is called the Thymus Thump that I learned from Dr. Stephen Chang. You simply Thump on the Chest in Rhythms, like beating a Drum and it increases immune function as well as circulation of blood to the heart and helps bring more warmth to the body. Here is a great U-TUBE Video of someone doing the Thymus Thump, for more in depth instruction to increase circulation of Chi and Energy. I also find your 6 Chakra Chart interesting. What system does that come from? I am sorry if we got off to a rough start in communications, but I found some of your comments to me seemed you were inferring I did not understand love, etc... but perhaps I misread you. I am always open to learning new things. Thank you ChiDragon, for all your great input. I am learning so many things from you and I have so enjoyed your feedback. Much Love, Osalina
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    Dear ChiDragon, I agree that in many ways the 5 Elements are more like 5 Attributes. Although in most teachings they are also called Elements. I also see the Elemental aspects and correlations to each Element. Earth - has Muscles which is like fabric of earth Fire - Heart and Small Intestines Engine for us Warm blooded creatures and Thymus keeps us warm Water - Urinary system, Reproductive ( conceived and gestate in water) Bones made from mineral salts from Water Metal (Air) - Respiratory and Lungs for breathing Air, Skin exposed to air, Thyroid for oxygen metabolism and Large Intestines where we pass out air Wood (Ether) Space - Nerves and Brain - Holds the space of our thoughts and where ideas are created. Pituitary and Pineal where we activate higher functions of Brain and consciousness
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    Dear Friend, I appreciate your interest in my book. I am so enjoying the interchange of ideas and concepts. Some of the points that ChiDragon is helping me formulate is the translations of Ayurvedic Elements as compared to Chinese Medicine, so it inspired me to add an extra page or two to my book, which may delay the preview once again for another day or so. But should be available https://www.createspace.com/3873078 by the 1st. When I first printed and laminated my 5 Element Charts and my book was around in 2002, 10 years ago. My goal was to teach 5 Elements in a relative format to people to encourage a deeper understanding of the connection we have with the elements, a way to teach their inter-relations with organs, glands and systems and how their bodies work, the 5 taste and how that relates to various herbs and foods related to those elements and organs, glands and systems as well as emotions and 5 senses. This was all coming mostly from Chinese 5 Element theory, only I borrowed from Ayurvedic Ether or also called (Space), and Air (Metal) as I felt these names for the Elements make more sense to people in terms of what we think of in terms of what we call Elements. However; since there are so many differences in Ayurvedic 5 Elements, I think adding a page or two describing these differences may bring greater clarification to people who have just studied Ayurvedic and ones who have just studied Chinese 5 Element to show both aspects. Of course Ayurvedic is a whole science in itself and as Apech pointed out that Medicine is not only a science it is an art and understanding the depths of mulch-layered meanings requires deep contemplation. By the way Apech - I may have mentioned Paracelsus is in my book when Frances the Fragrance Fairy tells some of the history of Alchemy with the Beet Brothers, she speaks of Paracelsus as the Father of Modern Chemistry, but also very much into the Mystery Schools and Spiritual aspects of healing in Alchemy. Keep shining and thanks for all the feedback, links and ideas Much Love, Osalina
  14. Taoist Chinese Medicine

    Dear Ya Mu, Thanks for posting my Book Link. I had published it already and recently decided to do some revisions and was not aware till today that CreateSpace puts it in a holding pattern. I am actually glad that is the case and I think I may even add a little on Ayurvedic translations of the Elements, today, which once again puts it into another 48 hour review process. But the great thing about CreateSpace, is you can order a book from them or through Amazon.com and other online stores they link it too and they print on demand, so I can edit and make changes at any point I choose, without having to print up thousands of books. Also thank you ChiDragon for the info on Ayurvedic 5 Elements. Actually Space is also called Ether in Ayurvedic and the Senses and Sense organs are also different in Ayurvedic than they are in Chinese 5 Elements. I am actually more familiar with Chinese 5 Elements. However, I do plan to study Ayurvedic more in depth. I must say though that when I think of Elements and for the purpose of my book, I do not think of metal as an element nor wood and although I do include the Chinese translations, to my mind, elements are earth, water, fire and air. Ether was just the closest term to what I could refer to as an element, and since in Ayurvedic it is listed as a element, in some ways it is even a stretch to call it that. But since wood is definitely not what one would call an element, but more an object in nature, I tried to translate this system in a way that I felt made more sense in terms of the English language and getting people to respect the elements of nature and see how we all connect and how these organs function relate to elements. A great site for Ayurvedic Element descriptions is http://www.holistic-online.com/ayurveda/ayv-basis-five-great-elements.htm In Ayurvedic the Elements are described as Element - Ether (Space) Senses - Hearing Sense Organ - Ears Action - Speech Organ of Action - Vocal Chords, Tongue, Mouth Element - Air Senses - Touch Sense Organ - Skin Action - Holding Organ of Action - Hands Element - Fire Senses - Vision Sense Organ - Eyes Action - Walking Organ of Action - Feet Element - Water Senses - Taste Sense Organ - Tongue Action - Procreation Organ of Action - Genitals Element - Earth Senses - Smell Sense Organ - Nose Action - Excretion Organ of Action - Anus As compared to Chinese Medicine Element - Ether (Wood) Senses - Sight (Vision) Sense Organ - Eyes Action - Thoughts? Organs, Glands and Systems - Brain, Nerves, Pituitary,Pineal, Liver, Gallbladder Element - Air (Metal) Senses - Smell Sense Organ - Nose Action - Breathing Organs, Glands and Systems - Lungs, Skin, Large Intestines, Thyroid, Throat, Vocal Cords, Respiratory System Element - Fire Senses - Touch Sense Organ - Hands Action - Feeling? Organs, Glands and Systems - Heart, Small Intestines, Thymus, Lymphatic, Circulatory Element - Water Senses - Hearing Sense Organ - Ears Action - Procreation Organs, Glands and Systems - Genitals, Bladder, Kidneys, Adrenals, Skeletal, Urinary, Reproductive Element - Earth Senses - Taste Sense Organ - Mouth and Tongue Action - Eating and Movement? Organs, Glands and Systems - Stomach, esophagus, spleen, pancreas, muscular system In Ayurvedic the organs and systems are more described by action and more in terms of solid, gaseous, liquid, etc... such as Earth is the solid, bones, muscles, tissues Water is the Liquids, blood, lymph, urine and waters that transport the goods Fire is the power of transforming solids into liquids, and to gas and back again. Perhaps bile, stomach acids, enzymes, etc... may fit, but I am uncertain. However, these are the things that do turn solids into liquids and gas Air is the gas and oxygen in the body and it is air that is required for fire to burn Ether - is the Space - where everything happens. So each system has its own way of looking at things and each has a logic of its own if you contemplate the reasoning. I think the organ associations have to do with taste a lot as well in Chinese Medicine. Fire: Bitter stimulates bile in small intestines and also increases circulation as well as hot foods. I see small intestines as fire in it being the digestive organ that helps cook foods into liquid nutrients for heart and being as heart pumps warm blood and circulation is what gives us the fire to move and circulate energy, the thymus regulates heat, and lymph helps burn germs, in one sense to fight bacteria. Bitter stimulates bile that transforms solids into liquids, I refer to bitter as heating in that sense. In Ayurvedic, bitter is consider having a cooling, but drying affect. Bitter herbs often have antipyretic and cooling properties or diaphoretic, but often through heating causing sweat to cool the body down Earth: The Spleen/Pancreas connection to sweet in producing insulin, turning starches into sugar. also carbohydrates for muscles and the solid aspect of Earth is also the muscles and tissues. Mouth and Taste perhaps were seen as one of the first senses we experience, when nursing our own mother like earth. I do not know but this is how I envision this relationship. Air (Metal): Pungent and Aromatic tastes relates to air because pungent and aromatic smells are released into air. To me Respiratory seems most natural for air element. Air is breathed in through the Nose, and Lungs and passed out the Large Intestines. The Thyroid metabolizes oxygen in its relationship to air. Water: is Salty like the lakes and oceans have all the mineral salts from plants and sands. To me urinary seems obvious as a water element system - kidneys, adrenals and bladder. Reproductive as we are conceived in fluids in sperm and egg and live within a watery womb and skeletal because the bones are made up of mineral salts from the seas and lakes. Ether (Wood): Sour; Could also be associated with some actions of Liver /Gallbladder. Brain, Pituitary, Pineal ( This is the more mystical aspect of body) where thoughts generated from ether's and they float around in space) Nervous system as Nerve cells are characterized by their ability to conduct electrochemical energy forms called nerve impulses. This to me has correlations with Chi, life force energy, although not quite the same and meridian channels are different, I feel there is a link. Liver/Gallbladder because the liver helps to break substance down to nutrients for the brain and nerves. I still have a hard time with these associations and between wood and ether and liver/gallbladder, perhaps someone here could add to the Liver/Gallbladder connection to Wood in Chinese Medicine.