• If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand

Chapter 36 – 道德经 Dào Dé jīng

道德经 Dào Dé jīng History
The Warring States Period (403-221BCE) in which the Dao De Jing was born is fairly named. As time passed, internecine warfare raged with escalating ferocity among the contending states of the central Chinese plains. At every level of innovation, from the introduction of calvary, to standard issue crossbows, to siege engines, […]

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  • The Unity of Humans and Nature

Human Beings: A Reflection of the Living Cosmos

We usually think of our bodies as complete in themselves, separate from the air we breathe and the ground we walk on. It is true that the body is a whole universe in itself. But it is part and parcel of the total universe in which we live and to which we are connected […]

  • What does Chinese Medicine say about living longer?

How Long Can a Human Being Live?

Question: How Long Can a Human Being Live? What does Chinese Medicine say about living longer?
Answer: There is no objective answer to this question and I emphasize here that longevity is not the goal. Balance is the goal, longevity may be a fortunate side-effect. The question is how much is determined by your genes […]

  • Useful and Useless - Another classic story from Zhuang Zi 300BCE

Useful and Useless

Zhuang Zi
As many of you know, I love the stories from Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu). He was a sage that stood apart from others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, who was well known for his deep understanding of the Dao (Tao) and sense of humour. A great mind that lived twenty-four […]

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  • The Mantis Hunts The Cicada - Another classic story from Zhuang Zi 300BCE

The Mantis Hunts The Cicada

Zhuang Zi
As many of you know, I love the stories from Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu). He was a sage that stood apart from others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, who was well known for his deep understanding of the Dao (Tao) and sense of humour. A great mind that lived twenty-four […]

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  • The Horse Lover - Another classic story from Zhuang Zi 300BCE

The Horse Lover

Zhuang Zi

As many of you know, I love the stories from Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu). He was a sage that stood apart from others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, who was well known for his deep understanding of the Dao (Tao) and sense of humour. A great mind that lived twenty-four […]

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  • What’s So Special About Rhythm?

What’s So Special About Rhythm?

Daily Rhythm – The Chinese Clock
The physicians of ancient China strongly emphasized the importance of ‘regular life rhythm’ and ‘living in accordance with the universe’ for maintaining health and longevity.

“Regular life rhythm is the first and most important key to health and longevity in Chinese Medicine”

Chinese Medicine is based on the assumption that we […]

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  • Chapter 1 of the Yellow Emperors Canon - 200BCE

The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon – Chapter 1 – The Universal Truth

The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon 黄帝内经 Huángdì Nèijīng
The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been treated as the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese Medicine for more than two millennia. The work is composed of two texts each of eighty-one chapters or treatises in a question-and-answer format between the […]

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  • The Chef Cuts the Ox - A story by Zhuang Zi 300BCE

The Chef Cuts the Ox

If you have not encountered Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu) before, you are in for a real treat. He was a sage that stood apart from others in Chinese history. He was a unique presence, who was well known for his deep understanding of the Dao (Tao) and sense of humour. A great mind that […]

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