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Elemental Acupuncture Blog

These blogs are based on my own reflections and interpretations of what I have learned thus far from sources including teachers, books, websites, conversations, seminars, CPD's etc. All of the information I have included has been to the best of my ability based on Chinese Medicine/philosophy in order to share what I have learned and in order to create a journal of my experiences/understandings through the medium of blogging. Nothing here is set in stone or objectively true as in accordance with Western science but is more in line with the world view of Daoism, Chinese philosophy and acupuncture.

October 29, 2019

What can be challenging this day and age is staying present. When we're present, it means we are not thinking about the future or the past, and we are not overcome by intense emotion. Rather we are right here in this moment, present, aware and our life is unfolding wit...

June 1, 2019

In Chinese medicine the body is viewed holistically. It is seen as an ever changing/evolving form of energy or qi that relates to the external world. Through the rhythms of life including sleeping, breathing, eating, drinking, moving, emoting etc, this cluster of energ...

May 17, 2019

It is nothing new to remark that a good nights sleep brings us back to a better level of energy. Chinese philosophy has a very nice way of looking at sleep and understanding it in a way more in line with the seasons.

As night approaches it as if winter is coming. Winter...

May 13, 2019

Yin and Yang is a concept that underpins the ancient Chinese Philosophy of Daoism. They can be seen as polar opposites however each is integral to the others existence. Without one the other would cease to be. To understand this it can be helpful to think of hot and co...

May 11, 2019

We all know what it feels like to be stressed. A feeling of wearing thin, overwhelm and a sense of overdrive and exertion without the vitality to support it.

In Western Medicine, there are two fundamental states that we can be in at any given moment. Like a binary or yi...

March 30, 2018

It is common these days to use or hear the word 'balance'. Whether talking about diet, work routine, play, sleep or any other aspects in life that require moderation and awareness so as not to get too out of control, 'balance' has worked its way into everyday speak....

December 13, 2017

Deep within is the capacity to see beyond the 'I' or 'You', beyond the separation. A place of no ideas. A place of nothing.

An ancient people named this space Dao. And they were aware that in their attempts to name it, they lost it. To apply thought to it was to dissolv...

October 16, 2017

Letting go is an important part of life. The ancient Chinese philosophers compared this action to the season of autumn where the sun energy is declining and everything is preparing itself for the cold depths and icy stillness of the approaching winter. Leaves are shed,...

October 12, 2017

Upon waking from a deep night's sleep, we enter the world. That which pulls us out of bed are our tendons, ligaments and muscles working in unison to place us in the direction of our next journey. Our thoughts, emotions and desires deliver impetus and momentum, intimat...

October 7, 2017

As the last of the warm days make their final bow, we are reminded that it is time to slow down and prepare for the winter ahead. The seasons are mirrors of how to live in harmony with nature and therefore to follow the season of autumn means to take thought, to intros...

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