Chinese Medicine and the Seasons: Spring

Spring is finally in the air, the sun is warming up and the wind blows the last of the dead leaves from the trees, making space for the explosion of new growth. In Chinese Medicine we look at symptoms both physical and emotional, taking into account the environment that we are living in. One aspect … Read more

Wake up the Eyes

My friend Laura (movingqi.co.uk) is back with another video – showing you this quick exercise to help wake up the eyes. This exercise was taught in schools and in factories and offices in China as part of the daily wake up routine before the start of the working day. Place the thumbs on the temples … Read more

Rings of Life

My wonderful friend and colleague, Laura Ichajapanich, a fellow acupuncturist and tai chi/qi gong teacher has recorded this video to help show you a simple but effective exercise to help mobilise the joints.

My water challenge

8 Glasses of Water

One of the patterns that we often see in Chinese Medicine is something known as Yin Deficiency. The symptoms of Yin Deficiency are varied, but the one that I’m currently experiencing is waking up in the night really thirsty. The night is our Yin time, Yin is also all about moisture and nourishment, so when … Read more