Category: Chinese Medicine

  • Tai Chi and pain relief

    Tai Chi and pain relief

    Before we explore how Tai Chi can ease pain, let’s first understand what Tai Chi is. Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan, is a Chinese practice that combines slow, graceful movements, deep breathing, and meditation. It’s been around for over 2,000 years and aims to improve both physical and mental well-being.…

  • What is Yin?

    What is Yin?

    What is the essence of Yin? In the vast tapestry of Chinese philosophy and medicine, few concepts are as integral and profound as yin. Rooted deeply in the country’s ancient cultural and spiritual traditions, yin offers an enlightening perspective on balance, harmony, and health. When one delves into Tai Chi, the art of graceful movement…

  • What is the Tao?

    What is the Tao?

    What is the Tao? A Deep Dive into Yin, Yang, and Tai Chi Introduction to Tao Tao, a word often spoken but perhaps less understood, stands as a pillar of Chinese philosophy and spirituality. Have you ever wondered about those moments when everything seems to click into place? When there’s an inexplicable harmony in the…

  • Summer Course 2024 in Cornwall

    Summer Course 2024 in Cornwall

    St John’s-in-the-Fields church, St Ives TR26 2FB Tai Chi week Monday 29th – Friday 2nd August 2024 Feng Shou Kung Fu week Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August 2024 Anmo Health and Massage week Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 2024

  • Emotions and Health

    Emotions and Health

    The connection between chronic emotional stress and negative physical ailments like heart disease and diabetes is commonly accepted and it is encouraging to see how more employers are providing Occupational Health services to their employees. However Western medicine, while acknowledging the effect of emotions on physical health, often treats these aspects separately and in a…

  • Relieving anxiety

    Relieving anxiety

      In Western medicine, anxiety is understood as a mental health disorder characterized by a consistent state of apprehension, persistent fear, or excessive worry about everyday situations. This condition can manifest through various symptoms including racing heart, rapid breathing, sweating, brain fog, lack of focus, indecision and chronic fatigue, significantly affecting an individual’s quality of…

  • Chang Ming means longevity

    Chang Ming means longevity

    Embracing Chang Ming: A Journey Towards Health, Longevity, and Sustainability Introduction In the face of modern health challenges and environmental concerns, the ancient Taoist Chang Ming diet, also known as the Long Life Diet, offers a unique and sustainable solution. Rooted in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and Qigong, this diet promotes natural, organic, and locally grown…

  • Immunity


    Why do some people seem to be able to weather any storm without getting sick, while others fall prey to even the slightest sniffle? The answer lies in our immune system, which can be weakened or strengthened. What can we do to aid the body in its fight against external pathogenic factors? Traditional methods like…

  • The Science of Tai Chi: Research and Evidence

    The Science of Tai Chi: Research and Evidence

    Tai Chi is a martial art that has gained immense popularity across the world. This soft internal style martial art is known for its low-impact, meditative practice that offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits. In this blog post, we will explore the science of Tai Chi and examine the research and evidence that supports the…