An ancient Chinese adage says: ‘A tree grows from the roots.’ Yin and Yang and the Five Elemental Energies form the main roots in the Taoist tree of health, and the entire edifice of traditional Chinese medicine and physiology is based upon the foundation of these energy principles.
The Five Elemental Energies and their cycles provide a practical working model through which the interrelationships between the human body and the natural environment may be understood and controlled. They also illuminate the internal functional relationships between the body’s various vital organs and explain how external elements such as foods and medicinal herbs influence the organs and their functions. All aspects of human health, including physiology and pathology, diagnosis and therapy, are rooted in this remarkably reliable system of polar forces and cyclic energy transformations. Continue reading
Unknown to most people, minerals play an essential part of your body’s nutritional requirements in order to maintain normal bodily function and health. A properly balanced diet is one that will provide a fair share of mineral nutrients to meet the body’s requirements. Continue reading
Meridian Massage (MM) simply means stimulating the acupressure points using various techniques to helps us clear any blockage and balance the flow of qi & blood in the meridians, thereby, alleviating common health problems and also achieving Total Wellness for our body and prevent us from falling sick easily. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why you always seem to wake up during the night at particular times?
And it’s not just an odd night here and there. After a while you begin to realise you’re waking up again and again, the nights of sleeping through a distant memory. So you start to look at the clock and find it’s always at the same time – 2:55am or between certain hours like 4am to 5am. You’re not drinking coffee late in the afternoon, you’ve cut down on your much loved sugars and you’re fairly active during the day (incidentally if you are drinking coffee all afternoon and you’re dipping into refined sugars, consider stopping and then see how you sleep!). Sure, life’s a bit stressful but how is it that it’s always 2:55am?! Continue reading
Our bodies come in different shapes and sizes and as such weight alone is not a good indicator of our health and fat levels. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a much better way of evaluating your fat as it takes into account your height in addition to your weight. Say for example, a person who is 6ft tall and 78kg. They could be considered very healthy, whereas a person who is 5ft tall weighing 78kg would be considered obese to the degree that they may face serious health risks as a result. The same amount of weight cannot be carried by a person who is significantly shorter and would indicate a much higher fat percentage. Continue reading