Feng Shui and Chinese medicine share many common theories – Qi (Chi) ‘Energy’, Yin and Yang ‘Positive and Negative’ and the Five Elements to name a few.  These concepts link the different philosophies through a system of correspondences.

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Dragons of the East and West The Dragon and the part it plays in Feng Shui

The powerful yet beneficial dragons of Eastern mythology form a complete contrast to the fire-breathing monsters of Western legends n East Asia, dragon myths have a totally different origin from those that developed in the West, and they therefore cannot be seen as the same creatures. East Asian dragons are benevolent and are much more friendly and well-meaning than those in the West. In both Chinese and Japanese culture, dragons have similar representations and enjoy…

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Location and Health – A Chinese Medicine Perspective How Does Location affect our Health

The therapeutic system most closely linked to Feng Shui is Chinese Medicine, the two share an identical philosophical basis.  n an ancient Chinese text known as the ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine’ an entire chapter, the twelfth, is devoted to the effects of location on health.  More than 2000 years ago when this, the first medical book in history was written, it was already known that the land you lived upon could directly affect your…

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Shiatsu Body Ch’i Putting Pressure on Your Points

Do you give a Shiatsu about your body? If so this ancient Japanese healing art could be for you. Nadia Raafat and Laurie Davidson look at the two leading styles. You say Shiatsu-Do 'I have a client who's been coming for a Shiatsu massage every week for 12 years,' says Hilary Totah, principle of The British School of Shiatsu-Do, 'and you know what she said to me? She said: "I have two great pleasures in…

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YIn and Yang Food Or the Search for the Perfect Bowl

The quest for the perfect bowl of Vietnamese Chicken Soup took me around the World.  Little did I suspect I would find my Holy Grail in a London backyard Garden t was cold, foggy and the wind was blowing through the Golden Gate - a typical San Francisco summer's day - when I had my first bowl. It was Cork's idea. I was going through a break-up of a marriage and felt as bad as…

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Stressed Out by Geopathic Stress Sleep Disturbed? It could be Geopathic Stress

Most of you may have heard about the controversy surrounding the detrimental Health effects associated with living in close proximity to mobile phone masts. You've probably also heard about power lines and the possible health dangers associated with using a mobile phone for long periods of time. ndeed many studies have been done, linking electromagnetic radiation to cancer and leukaemia. But have you heard about geopathic stress? In many European countries having a survey for…

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Prevention is Better than Cure

We’ve all heard of feng shui for the home but what about applying the theory behind feng shui to the body? Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can treat an array of illnesses and provides primary healthcare for millions of people. Nikoletta Stamatatos looks at how it works tepping into a Chinese herbal medicine clinic can be a dazzling, even bewildering, experience. Every wall is lined with display cases containing remedies from appetising tangerine peel to the…

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The Secrets of Acupressure Under Pressure

Acupressure shares the same stable as acupuncture and other forms of Chinese traditional healing therapies. Jon Sandifer explains that, unlike acupuncture, it is relatively easy to learn and you can practise it on yourself hroughout time, as human beings, we have brought comfort to others through touch. We also constantly and instinctively rub and press parts of our bodies to relieve aches and pains. So the beauty and simplicity of acupressure is that it brings…

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Acupuncture Web of Life Body Ch'i Pins and Needle Therapy

These days it's not a matter of weather Chinese Acupuncture works, but how, Nadia Raafat sharpens her courage for a jab at Needle Therapy eedles are not my idea of fun. I do not equate needles with relaxation. I equate needles with pain. That's why I was not exactly taking short cuts as I threaded my way through the streets of Notting Hill to attend my first Chinese Medicine acupuncture session. As acupuncture's remedial powers…

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You Are What You Eat The Ch’i of Food

Food is literally the life-giving energy, the ch’i , that sustains us all. But ch’i is not only associated with the intrinsic properties of the food, but also with the way it is cooked.  Jon Sandifer tells us about the Ch'i of food he trend over the last 100 years has been to examine food’s properties on a microscopic level. What is the molecular structure of food? What is the fat, carbohydrate, protein and vitamin…

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Acupuncture and Feng Shui Getting to the Point with Acupuncture

‘Huang Tang, Pu Huan Yao’ – an old Chinese saying meaning ‘Change the soup’s essence whilst retaining the water’.  Royston Low (PhD) explains the connections between Feng Shui and Acupuncture hat which is active is yang, the kinetic expression of the yin potential, and the yang rays of Heaven radiated downwards to react with the slumbering yin of the Earth and humans were the result of that union. The Five Elements The cosmic influences can…

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Different Art, Same Aim – Vaastu Shastra and Feng Shui The Vedic Science Of Architecture

Many ancient traditional cultures share similar root beliefs and develop remarkably parallel practices. Practitioner of both Vaastu Shastra and Feng Shui, Kajal Sheth examines the similarities and differences between these two historic arts raditional cultures have a keen understanding and respect for nature. They are mindful that living and working in harmony with natural forces results in a life of happiness and well-being while disregard of these causes struggle and strife. In recent years, the…

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Mother Nature’s Diet Inner Feng Shui

A natural and healthy diet can bring its own rewards. We may already have all the right ingredients but need to rethink how we can combine them for maximum nutritional benefit says Way Long Soo ood and drink nurture life. But if one does not know that the nature of substances may be opposed to each other, and one consumes them all together indiscriminately, the vital organs will be thrown out of harmony and disastrous consequences soon arise.…