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  • Autumn: Chinese Medicine Concepts of Food, Energy & Seasonal Living

How To Stay Healthy In Autumn

Chinese Medicine Concepts of Food, Energy & Seasonal Living
The three months of autumn are in charge of withering and of decelerating the momentum of growth. Autumn is traditionally known as the harvest season, a wonderful time for reaping the benefits of the long, warm growing season provided by spring and summer. It is the […]

By |July 5th, 2011|Categories: Dietary, Seasonal||5 Comments
  • Winter: Chinese medicine concepts of food and energy

How To Stay Healthy In Winter

Chinese Medicine Concepts of Food, Energy & Seasonal Living
Winter is the season of retreat and rest, when the yin (night, female, cold) is now dominant and yang (day, male, hot) energy moves inward. The trees have lost their leaves; the animals hibernate through the long, dark winter days. Winter is a time of stillness […]

By |July 4th, 2011|Categories: Dietary, Seasonal||4 Comments
  • Tea, Life & Health - Through Chinese Eyes

Tea, Life & Health

Tea, Life & Health – Through Chinese Eyes

In the Orient, health and enjoyment are viewed as inseparable, entwined by the fact that to enjoy life you need to be healthy. The Chinese have been pondering and writing about the link between life, pleasure and health for thousands of years.

Our aim in this article is […]

By |July 1st, 2011|Categories: Dietary, General, Tea||2 Comments
  • Winter Flu Season Foods & Tea

Flu Season Foods & Teas

Winter Flu Season Foods & Tea
According to modern bio-medicine, viruses generally cause cold and flu. While Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also recognizes the presence of external pathogens, it has a unique way of viewing – as well as treating – these pathogens. TCM also understands the vital role that both the external environment that […]

By |January 25th, 2011|Categories: Dietary, General, Seasonal||1 Comment
  • Lethargy & Apathy in Summer?

Spleen Cleaning

Lethargy & Apathy in Summer?

Welcome to the world of the Spleen in Chinese Medicine. What has this seemingly insignificant organ got to do with my health, life and well-being?

The organs of summer (fire) are the heart and small intestine and later in the season, the Spleen and Stomach (earth). The Spleen and Stomach are […]

By |December 3rd, 2010|Categories: Dietary, General||0 Comments
  • Talks at a Monastery - by Xiaoyao Xingzhe

Talks at a Monastery – by Xiaoyao Xingzhe

Daoism supplementary reading 1 – Talks at a Monastery

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By |December 15th, 2009|Categories: Articles by Others||0 Comments
  • More Talks at a Monastery - By Xiaoyao Xingzhe

More Talks at a Monastery – By Xiaoyao Xingzhe

Daoist supplementary reading 2 – More Talks at a Monastery

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By |December 13th, 2009|Categories: Articles by Others||0 Comments
  • Alex & Straight Bamboo Bid Farewell to Beijing

Lao Tan (Alex) leaves the capital!

Alex has sensed longer-term Qi changes in the cosmos and after 10-years in the capital, 6-years of full-time practice at the Hutong, he has chosen to relocate the family and his Chinese medicine practice to his wife’s hometown, Flagstaff, Arizona.

China Chapter – age 32-42 – What a journey it has been! What an influence […]

By |December 11th, 2009|Categories: General||0 Comments
  • Investigate Conditioning & Choose to Respond - New Moon Teaching Three

Investigate Conditioning & Choose to Respond

New Moon Teaching Three

Without understanding the power of conditioning, the mind continues to be led astray! In terms of conditioning, we are the product of our beliefs. In order to see the truth, it is necessary for one to have no fixed opinions about anything and to have reached no fixed conclusions. Opinions and […]

By |December 15th, 2008|Categories: Teachings||0 Comments
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