The Chemistry of Happiness

  “All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself” – Shantideva, ninth century Indian Mystic Reading this quote it would be understandable to conclude that this, at best, this is a pleasant but idealistic sentiment and, at …

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How Acupuncture Works

Given that there seem to be a lot of preconceptions Chinese Medicine, I thought I would write about how acupuncture works and, hopefully, dispel some myths. Firstly, acupuncture works according to a proven, scientific basis. It is a physiological medicine that works to increase blood flow in the body thereby initiating a natural healing response. …

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The Magic of Meridians

The following post is an article I wrote for the November 2013 Edition of the Colne Engaine Parish Magazine: In my last article I briefly discussed the role of the meridian system in Chinese Medicine. I thought I’d say a little more about this and attempt to demystify a subject that can seem a little …

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Thoughts, Emotions and Wellbeing – Part III

As the final part of this series of posts, i’m going to talk about an understanding that i’ve found to be highly effective for  generating profound and lasting insights into the nature of how we experience the world. This understanding is called the 3 Principles, and was uncovered by the late Sydney Banks in the …

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Thoughts, Emotions and Wellbeing – Part II

Hand in hand with the positive effects of acupuncture, there are many other ways to improve one’s emotional and mental balance. Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise that uses slow, meditative movements and mindfulness to gain awareness of the inner state of one’s body and mind and can help to clear the body of biochemicals …

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