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October 2017

The Energy Within Us: How Acupuncture, Qi Gong and Reiki Work

By Michelle Gellis, LAc, MAc, Dipl Ac

What’s the difference between a dead body and a living, vibrant human being? It’s the life force, the energy that flows through all of us. It is what animates us and enables us to move through our day.

This life force is known by many different names around the world. In China, it is called Qi (pronounced “chee”). In India, it is referred to as Prana…

What is Qi?

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture. At the core of Chinese medicine is the philosophy that Qi flows throughout the body. Qi is loosely translated to ‘life force’ that is part of everything that is alive. Where there is no Qi there is no life. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is…

How Our Emotional Expression Effects Our Face and Our Health; a Chinese Medicine Perspective

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According to Chinese Medicine, one of the most common causes of disease is repressed emotions. Emotional health is an integral part of Chinese Medicine. The seven emotions associated with disease are: anger, joy, worry, pensiveness, grief, fear and fright. As stated in an ancient text, the Su Wen, Chapter 8, our internal organs are portrayed in terms of their mental, emotional and spiritua…

What is Shen?

In Chinese medicine “Shen” can be translated as Spirit or Mind. It is our consciousness, mental health & vitality, and our awareness.

The Shen lives in our Heart. If our Shen is disturbed, there may be insomnia or dream disturbed sleep. Our Shen resides in our blood, if the quality of our blood is deficient it will effect our mind.  External or internal Heat (of various Organs) may…

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