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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 …

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, …

The Ancient Art of Meridian Manipulation

I made the decision to give acupuncture a break and put the needles away.     Some of my colleagues were surprised, many of my clients were relieved. The truth is that, along the millennia, practitioners developed at least 70 different ways of manipulating the Qi along the meridian pathways and acupoints, some using physical …

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