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Health tips based on the time-honored principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 5 of 5

Let’s review some key points to form a simple meditation for stress relief that we covered over the past 4 articles. Allow yourself to be still and quiet for about 5 minutes before beginning your meditative practice. Beginners level – Your goal is to practice each component (body, mind and breath) individually in an effort […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 4 of 5

Continuing to explore a simple meditation for stress relief I’d like to make this practical so you can take this meditation with you instead of feeling you have to lock yourself away in a quiet room to practice. Each of the concepts of regulating and relaxing the mind, body and breath in the previous  3 […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 3 of 5

The past 2 related articles focused on finding a deep sense of relaxation by regulating the body and the breath. In this article “simple meditation for stress relief – 3 of 5” will focus on regulating the mind or mental focus. The mind is likened to an insubstantial, and highly active force directing our qi (vital […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 2 of 5

In the first article of this series called “Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 1 of 5” we introduced the concept of regulating or controlling 3 components – body, breath and mind and explained a method to regulate the body. Regulating these components means to practice them until they become natural or until they occur habitually with the goal […]

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Simple Meditation for Stress Relief – 1 of 5

Yin Yang theory defines balance as two equal but opposite forces coming together for harmony. This series is about finding balance when under stress. Stress is fire-like (yang) which is opposite to relaxation which is water-like (yin) and complementary. When there’s too much fire we need to cool it down with water – too much stress requires relaxation to restore balance. […]

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Stop Symptom Chasing

Do you feel like you’re falling apart? Are you experiencing a variety of signs and symptoms that seem to be unrelated? Are you taking medication but still don’t feel right? What’s the root cause of all of this? Perhaps you don’t have your fundamentals in order. If you find yourself chasing several different branch-type health […]

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Key Points for Health – Part 5 – Appetite

How’s your appetite? Is it light or on the low side not wanting to eat much? Is it heavy with feelings of always being hungry? Either way these are symptoms of an imbalance that can lead to much more concerning health issues such as weight gain/weight loss, malnutrition, lack of energy, sleep problems and more. A low […]

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Key Points for Health – Part 4 – Emotions

Emotions can tell us a lot about how the body is functioning health-wise. Think of emotions as energy patterns. Qi or functional energy is supposed to flow smoothly within the body unobstructed. When there is pain or dysfunction there is a block to the body’s functional energy. Emotions are normal but being in any emotional state […]

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Key Points for Health – Part 3 Unusual Sweating

Here’s another key point in health to be aware to encourage balance and well-being. Do you notice any unusual sweating? Night sweats? Do you break out in a sweat for no apparent reason? Do you sweat abundantly in one body region such as your face or your feet? Do you experience excessive sweating? Sweating is […]

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Key Points for Health – Part 2 Hot / Cold Sensations

Hot or cold sensations of the body can tell us a lot about finding balance in health. Common complaints like cold hands and feet are simple signs of Qi circulation being impeded as it flows out towards the limbs. Exercise like Tai Chi and Qigong styles can mobilize qi to the extremities and even out unusual temperature sensation to promote better circulation. Exposing your neck […]

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