Archive for October, 2013

Ovarian Pathology and the Dai Mai

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

In Chinese medicine, the girdle or belt meridian, (Dai Mai), encircles the waist and hip bones. This is the only horizontal channel in the body and basically “binds” or consolidates the channels that run vertically.  It holds back the kidney potential which gives forth the ability to circulate its essence either to deal with the demands of your life, or to create new life.

The Dai Mai also holds back Kidney essence in pathological states like PCOS, POF, ovarian cysts and cancer. When our energy is overly focused on external gratification in the world, our internal reserves can become blocked and inaccessible. Everything that has a potential for pathology at one time had a potential to serve us. It’s all a matter of balance. The Dai Mai binds this life potential until conditions are correct for its circulation.

The Dai Mai also holds repressed energies for us. If a life situation calls for an emotional response that we are unable to meet, the Dai Mai will hold the latent energy until a time when we have the emotional reserves in the blood to deal with it. These energies can be held for years, even decades. When we achieve some level or maturity, the energetic holding can then “leak” into circulation and give us the opportunity to meet it consciously and resolve the latently held energetic pattern. This could be likened to a “cellular memory” that gets locked into the physiology through psychological denial.

We practice a Dai Mai Qi Gong exercise at retreat, which can actively “call out” latent pathogenic factors to be dealt with. There are also acupuncture and herbal remedies which can address Dai Mai issues, but in my opinion, without the light of your own awareness involved in the process, the tools Chinese medicine utilizes are much less effective. Provided the right environment for release, resolution can be complete, within a short amount of time.

Almost everyone I know is aware of some hidden affliction that they have basically swept under the figurative rug; knowing at some time they will have to deal with it. They may not know the details, but in Chinese medicine, the details are not important. The story is almost irrelevant; but meeting it presently with full consciousness, feeling it, and accepting this hidden aspect of our life is essential to overcoming the blocked pathology.

Join Dr. Randine Lewis – November 15-18 in Asheville, NC!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

November 15th Retreat in Asheville!

Early registration special:

$150 off when you register by October 31st

Use the code TFS150 at checkout

Retreat Success Story:

“You weren’t kidding, the retreat was AMAZING!!!! I am so grateful to all of you! My husband is so happy to have the pre-IVF wife back. He said I even look different, says I am glowing!” – DW

This retreat will be held the Hilton Hotel – Biltmore Park Town Square, Asheville’s newest all inclusive community! Find your perfect place at Biltmore Park Town Square. Humming with life, this vibrant town center in Asheville, NC, is a fresh re-imagining of the Main Streets of the past, made to meet today’s standards of smart growth, green living and reduced driving.

Free Conference Call with Dr. Randine Lewis – October 20th @ 7pm EST

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Honestly, very few who have been on the fertility journey for long look forward to another holiday season without children. It is painful to sit through family celebrations while everyone else seems to be sharing in the joy while all you are feeling is the ache of emptiness at the center of your heart.

We are having our November and December retreats just prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukah for that very reason. No matter what your holiday traditions are, I invite you to join me for our winter retreats in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC. In both retreats we will deal with strategies not only to make it through the holidays, but to truly  join in the spirit of holiday cheer in fertility enhancing ways.

I remember being at my lowest when somebody asked me what I was grateful for. All I could squeak out was “nothing.” I was horrified at how empty my life felt when, from the outside, everything looked good. All I was aware of was what was missing. Yet the energy of gratitude is one of the strongest, most life enhancing energies we can participate in. Yet we can’t fake it. Until it is real, it is just a lie. Our November retreat will bring you to the place of true, unadulterated abundance. There is nothing more irresistible to the grace of new life.

December will take us into the depths with the true meaning of the winter solstice – rebirth. Imagine if this holiday season you could come into the very depths of your being, your most fertile self, and make it manifest. While this may sound like it would be a miracle, it is. Yet, have you ever really recognized the miraculous potential you have within? We will be utilizing traditional rituals and inner work to maximize your most fertile potential. And, like all retreats, the diagnostic aspects of traditional Chinese medicine will be offered, as well as energy work, acupuncture, and individualized herbal prescriptions.

Whether you are a returner or this will be your first retreat, I hope you will be able to offer yourself a gift to yourself and join us during these powerful retreats.

With love and blessings,


Randine Lewis, MSOM, Ph.D., L.Ac.


Author of The Infertility Cure, The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, and

The Way of the Fertile Soul, Ten Ancient Chinese Secrets to Tap Into A Woman’s Creative Potential

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New Retreat Dates Posted!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

We are happy to announce new retreat dates for The Fertile Soul Retreat on our calendar:

November 15 – 18, 2013 @  Hilton Biltmore Town Square – Asheville, NC

December 13 – 16, 2013 @ Doubletree by Hilton Biltmore Village – Asheville, NC

More dates are coming for January and March 2014 – updates will be posted on our retreat site.

For more information please contact Kathryn –