I (Ramon) often get this question, naturally because people are curious, and also because the concept of Qi has traditionally been mysterious for the Chinese and especially for Americans. After all, it’s a Chinese word to start with, and then it seems rather strange (after all) that sticking needles in the body would do...Read More
[responsive][/responsive]Arty felt extremely uncomfortable. Sclerosa a bit ashamed. But Emily felt right at home eating inside the Co-op’s restaurant. They were, admittedly, out of place. No one in there was over 200 pounds except them. Emily could see they were uncomfortable. She watched with compassion as Sclerosa tried her best to make a salad. Arty...Read More
[separator headline=”h1″ title=”The Upper Jiao”] “So, let’s continue,” Emily said after a brief water break, “talking about the Upper Jiao. In particular, let’s talk about shoulder, neck, and head. [responsive] [/responsive] “Suppose for a moment that your body is rather like a puppet on strings. If you removed the strings, the body would fall, so,...Read More
“Is health really all about the abdomen? The way my doctor talks, and you know… the main reason I got into all this mess… was ma’ ticker,” Arty knocked on his chest.Emily smiled, “Well your doctor isn’t wrong. The lungs and heart are pretty much – outside of the Brain – the most important...Read More
“Let’s talk about the source of your health: internal organs,” Emily started, “There are, in TCM, five Elements or ‘phases,’ of the Universe. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each of these occurs with a season, an organ system, and other things. The Five Elements are how Qi flows from one part of the universe...Read More
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.