From the Heart 

from the heart

We have a lot of sayings about the heart. We say that a person can have a big heart, or to “speak from the heart.” Expressions like “light hearted” or “heavy hearted” and even things like “you broke my heart.” All of those things, even though we think they’re a figure of speech, in Chinese […]

Letting Go – The Metal Duo 

letting go

The Large Intestine channel is all about letting go. This is a partner of the Lung channel which I wrote about in the last post. A central theme in Chinese medicine is balance and relationships. This is demonstrated with the iconic image of Yin and Yang. These two opposites have to co-exist in order for […]

The Philosophy of a Balanced Life

balanced life

Chinese medicine, at its heart, is rooted in philosophy—the philosophy of a balanced life. So this approach to healing is about how to live life; completely balanced, in peace and in true harmony with everything around us.  One of the foundations of Chinese medicine is called channels. Channels are where blood and Qi (life force) […]