Sunday, July 26, 2009
Spread the word on music, meditation, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
When current lifestyles tend to reduce health and vigour, Chinese medicine ignites the flame that returns you to a healthier outlook and leads to a balanced sense of self. When self indulgent creature comforts (heavily carpeted floors, highly processed food, and excessive air conditioning) seduce you away from nature's changing seasons, I encourage you to investigate the benefits of the healing system that evolved in China several thousand years ago – a healthy balance of music, meditation, and TMC.
Begin with the Five Elements (Wu Xing) of earth, metal, water, wood and fire. In association with Yin and Yang they play an important role in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). These five elements also relate to five seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter and a transitional stage at the end of each season. Five seasons. Five elements. They marry mind and body.
Spring makes a good start – closely linked with the element of wood and signifying dynamic movement with new growth thrusting through warming earth. Rapid change and development the Spring/wood elements associate with the liver and gall bladder and share close affinity with the eyes. Time to avoid allergy bearing winds, drink warm teas, less alcohol, breathe in sunshine. Imbalances in our bodies block the flow of energy (chi) travelling through our bodies. Acupuncture, acupressure, and certain herbs all help unblock the chi and bring the body into harmony. Lay on the knowing hands of good massage with invigorating Tai Chi Chuan (the supreme ultimate) and fitness takes on renewed meaning.
There is much to discuss so decide to take the matter further Click here and you'll connect to my home address. We can talk. And remember to spread the word. Music, meditation, and TCM. Stay well Ian