January 15, 2020

The Yang Metal Stem (庚) supports the Water Rat (子) which lies below it, according to the Five Element cycle. The Rat is a Water Element. Hence in the Five Element cycle; Metal births Water.

The Heavenly Stem of Yang Metal symbolically represents the axe or knife. The bl...

January 3, 2019

In the year of the Pig 2019 we have a shift in elements from the year of the Dog 2018 which was dominated by strong Earth pillars, those being the Yang Earth Dog. This year the subtle vibration of the Yin elements come into play. For year of the Pig 2019 elements are t...

April 6, 2018

Cultivating ones health is one of the arts of longevity in Taoism. Without a healthy body we live an unfulfilled life that leads to an unfulfilled destiny. One could say we just wonder through life aimlessly. The Taoists would call these types of people ghosts. Neither...

November 22, 2017

This year constitutes the heavenly stem of Yang Earth and the Earthly Branch of the Dog. This will be a strong Earth year for the Chinese astrological new year. The settled stability of the earth element has come into fruition. The previous tw...

July 17, 2017

There is a passage in a classical herbalist text book by the author Zhang Ji I would like to share with you in relation to his thoughts on preserving life, modern doctors and what medicine truly entails to become a competent practitioner.

June 15, 2017

There is an interesting passage in an ancient Chinese book called the Ling-shu (The Spiritual Pivot) that has a chapter called the forbidden years. It refers to times or ages in life when we need to be particularly careful around certain ages.

May 21, 2017

Men's health and health in general is a huge topic. Over the last three years in my clinic I have seen a steady increase in male patients, which I think is great as men are starting to take more responsibility for their health. Generally speaking from a Chinese medical...

May 3, 2017

I have been using the eight silk brocade for years now and the effects are incredible. It makes the body feel soft and supple, calms the mind, enables greater concentration, sharpens thoughts, enhances greater sensitivity and is essential for psychological disorders su...

April 25, 2017

The challenge in daily practice is that we can never really find the time to give to our patients the attention these exercises deserve to do them justice.

March 30, 2017

Pain is debilitating and draws on our bio-energy reserves often enabling us to feel vulnerable, weak and unable to focus on our day to day activities.

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