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Narrye Caldwell L.Ac.

who has written 11 posts for KaiMen.

Jan
17
2017

Year of the Fire Rooster–January 28, 2017

Year after year, Narrye Caldwell’s annual Chinese Astrological analysis has been one of Plum’s most popular and requested topics. We are happy to once again offer it here. All Chinese wisdom traditions, including medicine, divination, astrology, and feng shui, are systems of pattern identification that guide us in adapting gracefully to change. A world in […]

Jan
12
2016

Year of the Fire Monkey—February 8, 2016

Our resident astrologer makes no predictions for this unpredicatable Monkey Year. Remember though, this is Chinese Astrology…a completely different animal, so to speak. Back in November several friends told me they were sure they already felt the effects of the coming Monkey year. I insisted that this was impossible, that Chinese astrology doesn’t work that […]

Feb
21
2014

Plum’s Official Astrologer Gets Back on her Horse

Year of the Wood Horse-2014 By Narrye Caldwell I thought I could stay safely hidden with the covers over my head, my preferred position during the 2013 Snake year. But the forward impulse of the Yang Wood Horse has finally coaxed me from my den. So, even though I’m late out of the starting gate, […]

Jan
29
2013

2013, Year of the Water Snake

This from our resident Chinese medical doctor and ZiWei astrologer: Narrye Caldwell L.Ac. This year’s Chinese Lunar New Year arrives on February 10 and ushers in the year of the Water Snake. In Chinese astrology Snakes are introverted, mystical, sensual, cautious, observant, quietly ambitious, and don’t like to be in the limelight. They are masters of transformation, […]

Sep
9
2011

Practicing

Every morning I walk to the park near my house and go through a particular routine. Though there are variables in the routine, it always contains the same basic building blocks.

Feb
15
2010

The Year of the Metal Tiger….

It has begun, the year of the Tiger. Read all about thismomentous time of change from our official astologer, Narrye Caldwell as she discusses the events and opportunities to come…

Sep
22
2009

Review: Chinese Medicinal Teas

In “Chinese Medicinal Teas,” the authors have given us a compendium of folk formulas that can be made by lay people as well as Chinese medical practitioners.

Sep
11
2008

PLUM’S Tai Chi Short Set

You might wonder what possible use a new Tai Chi set could be, given the myriad of excellent styles and sets already being taught today. But whether you are a curious beginner just entering this ancient art, or a seasoned professional with many students, the new short set recently developed by master teacher Ted Mancuso […]

Apr
13
2008

Overtraining

The Viewpoint: Chinese Medicine: Proper training is a great aid to martial artists but sometimes dedication can transform into a darker pursuit …

Feb
4
2008

The Doctor as Warrior

The Viewpoint: Chinese Medicine: There are aspects of practicing that are truly an “inner art.” Here we deal with some of these …

May
11
2007

A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth

Tom Bisio’s book is a welcome addition to the literature on treating injuries with Chinese Medicine. It will be useful for practitioners of Chinese medicine, martial artists, and athletes.