Our good friend Elmar tipped me to the link below, which deals with a reconsidered Western understanding of Chinese Medicine. It’s an interesting article, whatever your opinions on TCM may be.  But one paragraph in the first installment would work just as well if you replaced “Chinese medicine” with “karate.”

In the next article I’m going to give you an explanation for how Chinese medicine works that is not only historically accurate, but also consistent with the principles of anatomy and physiology as we understand them today. I’m also going to tell you how this blatant mischaracterization of Chinese medicine in the west came about.

Anyway, enjoy the article.

Chinese Medicine Demystified (Part I): A Case of Mistaken Identity