Sun and Moon in the Unity of Human and Heaven

The ancients were not entangled with trivial matters every day like modern people, nor did they have so many entertainments and daily distractions. In addition to solving their survival problem, their time and energy can be used to observe, record, and study the changes and movements of the world to find the most effective wayContinue reading “Sun and Moon in the Unity of Human and Heaven”

Human Palms Bring Warmth

In TCM’s point of view, human palms are the indicator of body health and they bring natural warmth to people’s lives. With ten fingers connected to the body through meridians, hand temperature is closely related to human physical, even mental health. When children feel afraid, parents hold them hands in hands. When the warmth ofContinue reading “Human Palms Bring Warmth”

The Ancestor of Medicine Is Music

Beautiful music can cultivate people’s sentiments, purify people’s hearts, and give people wonderful enjoyment. But, do you know music might originally be created for healing? For the Chinese word “药”-medicine, if we look into its ancient way of spelling, it is “藥”. Unscramble this word “藥”, it contains two simple words: “草”-grass at the top,Continue reading “The Ancestor of Medicine Is Music”

Summer – Fire – Heart

The summer solstice is the most northerly day of the year, and it is the extreme northward movement of the sun. On this day, the northern hemisphere receives the most solar radiation, nearly twice that of the southern hemisphere. After the summer solstice, the altitude of the sun at noon began to decrease day byContinue reading “Summer – Fire – Heart”

Long Summer – Soil – Stomach and Spleen

When we use the earth soil element from the Five Essential Elements to analyze the earth’s structures and its related life systems, the soil means the crust and mantle layers of our Mother Earth. Between Mother Earth’s core, the fire, and surface, the water and air, lays the soil, the crust and mantle layers. UseContinue reading “Long Summer – Soil – Stomach and Spleen”

Stretch the Body, Stretch the Mind

From TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine)’s point of view, meridians and Qi and Blood circulation are complementary. Healthy meridians lead Qi and Blood to be smooth, and the internal organs will become healthy. Good Qi and Blood circulation promote meridian functionalities. Stretching is a method of independent health management besides meditation. With proper stretching, people can dredgeContinue reading “Stretch the Body, Stretch the Mind”