The sun’s cycle & Yin Yang: how to maintain health and recover it

  Sun rising and setting and Yin Yang The Chinese word for sun is Tai Yang太陽. Tai Yang, the sun, pertains to the south. Does this mean that it is always positioned in the south? Of course not. The picture below shows it clearly. Different degrees of ‘sun’ hit the earth as this move through…

Annual practical retreat 2020: 11/09/2020 – 03/09/2020

Acropolis Athens Greece

The annual practical retreat  2020 will take place in the beautiful town of Athens (Greece), right in the heart of its ancient sites. We shall be having our classes in a beautiful location under the Acropolis, a short walking distance from the National Museum, the ‘Odeon of Herodes Atticus’, the ‘Bath house of the Winds’,…

Annual Practical Retreat with Students

annual practical retreat

AOM Acupuncture Practical Retreat – 2019 – 105 hours of learning, playing and growing with 1st year online students The annual  practical retreat with our 1st year students was held between 28/09 and 14/10 in a large house in Kamares, a nice sea village near Patras (GR)  where we spent these days not only working…

Yin Yang Balance – Perfect your health through resonating with Winter

Winter Sunset Snow

According to the Chinese Calendar  Winter, the most Yin time of the year ruled by the Water Element and the Kidneys, starts on the 7th- 8th day of November. By now, the hours of light have become much less than the hours of darkness.   The Yin Yang cycle and Winter A brief reminder of…

Autumn: descending into retreat yields great benefits

Autumn Leaves

According to the Chinese calendar, Autumn begins on the 7th of August, when after the Summer Solstice (23 of June) the light of the day gradually starts to decrease and the first cool weather appear.  Proceeding towards the Autumn Equinox 23rd of  September when daylight and night are equal it  then moves  gradually to  its…

Holistic or not? A strong debate within Chinese Medicine

wholeness

Is Chinese Medicine holistic? In the world of Chinese medicine, the concept of ‘Oneness’ is very much debated and many suggest that the ‘holistic’ view is something imported from elsewhere and inserted into the corpus of Chinese Medicine’s from a cultural environment alien to it.   The above statement can, however, be easily confuted from…

Dao, the ‘way’: falling in love with life

Graphic Fengshui

Dao, the path of the myriad things Falling in love with life can only happen when we understand how Life works as well as our role of co-creators in the Void (Wuji 無極), from where the myriad of  things spring forth.   The supreme ruler of both Void and Life, as well as  the path…

My wise taoist master

Jinshen Old Man Drawing

My wise taoist master and the change of my perception During my time at college, firstly in the UK and then at the ‘Beijing College of Traditional Chinese medicine’ (now ‘Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine’), I had been fascinated by the fact that Chinese medicine seemed to have a holistic vision of the person…