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Jun

Summer Tips

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Summer means sunshine, long days and abundant energy. Weather and time of the year can significantly influence how we feel, both physically and emotionally. In the theory of Yin and Yang, summer is the most Yang time of the year, hence no surprise that it’s all about expansion, growth, activity and creativity. In Chinese philosophy, summer […]

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09
Mar

The Five Elements

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Closeness to nature is important in Chinese philosophy. We are like a microcosm of the world around us. Nature inside us follows similar patterns with nature around us and we are balanced when the elements (or phases) within us are balanced. Each of our organs is assigned to an element, and within the elements we […]

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08
Feb

Spring Tips

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The year of the Red Monkey starts today. In the Chinese calendar, the first day of the new year is also the first day of Spring. Winter was all about nourishing ourselves and conserving our energy. Spring is a time for regeneration and new beginnings.   Element: Wood, an upwards moving energy.   Organs: Liver […]

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11
Nov

Winter tips

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In Winter, Nature appears to stay still while it replenishes itself below the surface. From a Chinese medicine perspective, Winter is linked with   Element: Water – a strong generative force from deep within.   Organs: Kidneys and Bladder. The Kidneys harbour our essence and vitality, the source of all energy in our body, on […]

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14
Sep

Autumn tips

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It’s Autumn in the Chinese calendar. Autumn is the season when Nature contracts and goes inwards, letting go of what it created through the year in a grand final display. From a Chinese medicine perspective, we are microcosms of the natural world that surrounds us and Autumn is linked with   Element: Metal – giving […]

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