What is Qigong? Qigong is an ancient system of exercises rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy. They are designed to cultivate and influence “Qi” in order to improve the health and harmony of the mind and body. This is done by coordinating the breath with gentle movements and visualisation while standing and moving through set sequences. […]
Tom and Jack who shared the same trench and witnessed the horrors of war together do not come home equally traumatised. Tom comes back home and suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder whereas Jack comes back home using that experience to write a book about setting operational strategies for entrepreneurs. Do you wonder why that is? […]
Your body does not need anyone to tell it how to heal itself. In fact the very narrative that many of us have when we are sick, which goes something like – “My body is broken. It gets in the way of my life. I hate my body” – is compounding the very problem that […]
Most people have heard of Tai Chi – that’s what all the old folks do in the park, right? – but far fewer know what Qigong is. This article should explain that, answer the most frequently asked questions about it, and most of all, show you why you should be doing it. What is Qigong? […]
Pain is not something to simply ‘get rid of’ (although we can certainly help with that!). There is innate wisdom in it. To dive into the oceanic depths of pain, we asked one of our brilliant acupuncturist’s, Priscilla, to share a little wisdom of her own.
We got so many talented friends! This loveliest infographic was put together by our friend Jordan, her style is impeccable and her professionalism next to none. Have a look around her graphic masterpieces here at https://theartofjordan.com/ Oh, too late? You have already stuffed up your neck? Shoulder? Back? Well, you have come to the right […]
Winter is coming… How we support our immune systems Locking up at home, researching for vaccines, counting deaths, contemplating drinking disinfectant… these are a few responses we have seen in response to current times. But with the corona-craze and winter approaching, let’s redirect our attention back to a fundament of Chinese Medicine – prevention. […]
Why do I feel like crap during this lockdown? “What is going on?” We are in such interesting times! There is obviously a lot going on in our environment, but what’s a possible reason for why our systems aren’t feeling optimal? In Chinese Medicine fundamentally we’re looking for balance. What does this mean? Essentially it […]
How to Plan Your Year and See Results “What you can envision, you can achieve” – Yanan, founder of Project DAO “A friend of mine who runs a very successful business once said that since she’s started doing her yearly plan, she found herself achieving goals that she’s set for herself. That was a light […]
Chinese Medicine sees disharmonies in the body through a different lens. People may have the same symptom but through further investigation it becomes clear that it is not at all the same thing. The same symptoms can be caused by heat or cold, dampness or phlegm, and each will need a different treatment to ensure the body gets back to its proper balance.