The Unfolding of the Vessel: Human Growth and Development from Eastern and Western Perspectives
Friday, 11/03 at 8:45 AM to 9:50 AM
This plenary will explore the different lenses that Chinese medicine uses to understand human growth and development. From the roles of the extraordinary vessels to the spirits of the organs and how channels develop over time, we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves as beings. Our journey from single cell to fully formed adult is structured and predictable, but also amazingly elegant and revealing. Considering this process through the compatible views of Chinese medicine and evolutionary biology gives us a profound glimpse into our patients as well as ourselves.