Rotem Rakovsky A Personal Note Towards ICCM Congress



Since the initial part of my studies I realised that Chinese medicine is the platform where I can use both feelings, creativity and logical thinking. Where I can think on multiple dimensions and use emotional intelligence with attentiveness.

In most cases the problem lies in connecting the different theories into a cohesive notion. Chinese medicine is made of different theories and constructed of different models. Those theories and models are intertwined and the result is a cohesive notion that is medically applicable. In order to achieve this cohesive notion one should investigate and assimilate each and every theory and then draw a common and clear line between the theories in order to create clarity and harmony in understanding the complete meaning of this medicine.

And so the five elements, six nature Qi, organ function, meridians tracks and the Qi that is related to it, point function on those meridians, Yang Qi movement during the seasons and in the human body, five ancient points, root and attachment, root and branch, opening and closing route in a human body, different herbs formulas, understanding the structure of the spirit according to the classic texts, tongue and pulse diagnosis, general diagnosis - all those and more are assembled together and are turned into one circular continuess understanding. An understanding where each and every part of it is mutually connected and influenced. It is like a string upon which different beads are hanged,where the string is the enabler of the connection between the different beads and the beads are the actual different types of information gathered on the string.

In each and every treatment I am making a point of connecting all the models, theories and details and turning it into something whole. This way the treatment and the treatment strategy are both very focused yet very versatile and diversed. I go on further refining this notion by learning the classics, in its written language. I study different acupuncture and herbs classics and then apply this knowledge in my clinical work.

obviously learning the classics is not enough. It takes a lot of attentiveness to the person and patient in front of us, while being kind and empathic. It takes understanding the physical and emotional patterns that are limiting this person from going forward and evolving. It takes a therapeutic ability to take this patient and make him part of the change. It takes internal awareness while observing this person’s difficulties, his thinking patterns and more and more, when all this should take place at once as part of the fruitful therapeutic process. A treatment in the full sense of the word.

Translated to English by Roni Kalir

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