From a personal prespective, this has been a very uncomfortable year for me. Like everyone else, I have been too busy to take care of myself. I guess I’ll never learn…I’ll never learn that you are never too busy to take care of yourself. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we end up in […]
What an exciting winter as we approach the Year of the Fire Monkey. Although last winter had been very mild, this year the Farmer’s Almanac forebode a more chilly and difficult winter. With the cold comes snow and ice and amazing crystal formations. On Wednesday, first thing in the morning, I looked out my office […]
Daoism is one of the cornerstones of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. The philosophy of Daoism emphasizes the concept of living in harmony with oneself and the life around oneself. Ancient Daoist believed that this harmony was a “music” which everything plays, including the human body.
Beliefs are such a powerful thing. We base our whole lives on beliefs. These beliefs support the identity we have created for ourselves. The importance of maintaining our beliefs comes down to the importance of maintaining our identity. What we strive for in life, how we handle each individual situation in our lives, how we […]
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or intrinsic life energy. Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, […]