Category Archives: Chinese medical classics

Avoid coughs, colds and virus infections – strengthen your Wei Qi!

Don’t you just hate getting a bad cough, cold or ‘flu – like illness …. it is always so much worse than we imagine! And if we get them frequently it can make us really unwell and unable to get … Continue reading

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Keeping our energy levels up

Have you ever wondered why some people have more life energy than others? Why some people can go, go, go all day their whole lives and others struggle to make it day to day? The following explanation, based on the theories … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions: yangshen, the Chinese tradition of nourishing life.

Let’s face it, New Year resolutions about healthy living can be a bit predictable: ‘go to the gym every day’, ‘go back to Weight Watchers’, ‘relax more by meditating’. This is not surprising given that government, doctors and nurses generally … Continue reading

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Living in harmony with the season of autumn

Are you someone who finds their health and spirits take a dive with the approach of autumn and winter? Or maybe you’re someone who welcomes the cooler autumn air? Either way, Chinese medicine has important and interesting advice to give … Continue reading

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Exercise your body and mind to keep your Qi flowing.

How much exercise should I do? Do you want to keep healthy but feel confused by all the different advice that doctors give you? Chinese medical advice is based on three principles: ‘moderation in all things’, ‘we are all different’ … Continue reading

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