Its been so long since I was studying Chinese Medicine at university, it almost feels like a lifetime ago. Yet as always, there are certain milestone moments that stick with you. I was in my first year studying the “Nei Jing”. The first and most famous text written 1,000 years ago about Chinese Medicine and the workings of the universe. The lecturer was as Dao as humanly possible, a truly insightful man. In trying to give us the underlying meaning of Daoism and the interaction of humans and the world around us, he gave many poetic examples. This one has stayed with me: “We eat seedless watermelon, seedless grapes. We are eating foods that have had their reproductive ability removed. Is it any wonder that we as humans are losing that ability too?”.
Food for thought….