Some of my friends think that there is a fundamental biological imperative to propagate our human species. Back in college, this was usually an alcohol-induced activity that have had repercussions to this day. Sex is something that is fundamental in the reproductive process of the individual in order to ensure species survival. An often common quote you can find on the web by the late Lewis Thomas compares humans to ants:
“Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.“
Let’s get to work!
My BaZi chart never revealed to me the fact that, one day, I would be instructed, (by my dog’s veterinarian) to brush the teeth of my pets, (2 dogs and 2 cats.) Don’t get me wrong. I like animals. I do not think pets are four-legged chores. In fact, my children have even named the chickens we have in the backyard. (To clarify I do live in a northern-tier city known as Portlandia.) But brushing their teeth? (The pets not the children.)
Excellent candidate for a BaZi Consultation.
In the last several years I began a research project that involves rethinking some fundamental concepts of the evaluation and application of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My focus has not been trying to ‘downgrade’ or judge the way people do acupuncture in the United States. My goal is not to limit acupuncture to a form of “physical medicine.” Rather, my focus has been to develop a set of practical, clinically tested acupuncture protocols in the treatment of pain.