Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Channels of the Body: Heart

A fundamental component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that was developed over 2,000 years ago is the theory of channels, or “Jing.” It is through the channels of the body that the Qi (energy) & blood circulate and yin and … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice – Entering into the Fire Element

According to the theory of Five-Elements, summer is related to the Fire element. It represents warmth, light, movement & excitement; it is lively and colorful. Understanding nature’s laws of the seasons can help us obtain optimum health. Continue reading

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Balancing Fire and Water – a Qi Gong Exercise

It is important, especially during the summer, to maintain an healthy balance between Fire (the Heart) and Water (the Kidneys). When Heart and Kidneys are not balanced we may experience difficulty sleeping, emotional stress, and heart issues. Taking the time each day to focus on your body’s energetic balance can help you relieve symptoms and strengthen your overall health. Continue reading

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