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A Biography of Gongga Huofo Part 1

Lama Gongga Hutukutu (Lama Gangkar Rinpoche) was born in the nineteenth year of the Qing Guanxu reign (1893), the water-snake year according to the Tibetan calendar, on the fifteenth day of the ninth lunar month (甲午?) (24th October?). He was born in Geleidi Village 格勒底村, Pengbuxi Township 朋布西乡, Kangding County 康定县 in the modern-day Sichuan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Ganzi (Garzê) 四川甘孜藏族自治州, into a half farming and half herding middle-class family.

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How can Acupuncture & Acupressure help with Menopausal Symptoms?

Chinese medicine (whether acupuncture, acupressure or qigong) sees the climacteric as a time of life when depletion of the Yin and Yang factors in the body mean that a woman can no longer have children. Here, Yin relates to the essence, blood, and body fluids that are important factors in Chinese Medicine diagnosis. These Yin factors provide a cooling function within the body, and, from a Chinese Medicine perspective, their depletion accounts for the hot flushes that are common at this time.