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The Power of the Goddess: the Dai Mai

A woman’s power is in her hips. In traditional cultures, women carry their young ones against their hips. The womb is located in the pelvic area, relying on the hips for stability and balance.  Fertility goddesses have been depicted as voluptuous women with generous hips. Belly dancing has been regarded as one of the most …

The “Yellow Emperor” meditation

Not long ago I posted my two pence piece regarding the novel Coronavirus. In that article I was posting a visualisation exercise prescribed in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, the most fundamental book for the traditional Chinese medicine, which contains a series of recommendations for practitioners in order to maintain good health, especially in …

The trials and tribulations of Spring

Spring is the season of awakening. All things in nature are reborn, revitalised, awoken. The seeds break open their shells and the plants begin their journey towards the light. Birds and animals are more vocal and they start shouting and fighting to prove themselves worthy of the favours of a potential mate. In Chinese Medicine, …

The Ancients Arts of the Tao

The ancient Tao is a path and a lifelong journey. Many arts and metaphysical practices developed from this ancestral path. The purpose of these arts is the self-transformation and development of the human being and the preservation of the Three Treasures: Essence, Qi and Spirit. Each of the branches was created to serve this purpose …

10 Years

10 years Another life, literally.Got my PhD, got promoted to Senior Lecturer, became the LCCI Centre coordinator at the uni.Wrote several books and a handful of research papers (28 in total) Thought I had everything figured out. I thought I was happy and loved and safe.Then burnout and PMDD arrived, bringing “happy” thoughts of a …

Samhain Blessings and Happy Halloween!

A few words about my friends, the bats, taken from www.fengshuimall.com “Bats are a symbol of prosperity in Feng Shui. Considered an enhancer for wealth, the sound of the word for bat in Chinese, “fook” is very similar to the word for prosperity “fuk.” Contrary to the bat’s association in Western culture with monsters and …

Moxibustion: The Magical Art of Burning Mugwort

As a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, the most frequent question I get from the people I treat for the first time is  What is this this moxa/moxibustion? The term moxa comes from a Japanese word that translates as burning herb.  Basically, moxibustion is heat therapy by burning herbs and it is an intrinsic part of traditional Chinese medicine. Why heat? …

Balance Your Earth Element for a better immunity

According to the Chinese metaphysical arts, each of the Five Elements – Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth – have a corresponding season. “How can that be?” you’re probably wondering. The months of August and September are considered a separate season, called Late Summer. If you look at many of the ancient and pagan traditions, …

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