Yin and Yang: an explanation

The concept of Yin and Yang is a vital part of the Chinese medicine theory of health. Here’s a simple explanation. Yin and Yang are considered to be the two sides of a universal force that influences everything in nature, including us. Yin energy is: heavy cool dark grounded quiet restorative Yang energy is: upward-moving warm light expansive noisy vibrant A balance between Yin and Yang leads to a state of good health. You need both, but not too much of one or the other. If that happens, that’s when health is adversely affected. If your Yin and Yang are out of kilter, you might experience symptoms such as feeling particularly hot or cold, or you might feel tired or, alternatively, have an

The wonderful world of moxibustion

Moxibustion is a treatment I use in my clinic alongside acupuncture almost every day. The two absolutely go hand in hand. So here’s the lowdown on what it’s about. What is moxibustion? Moxibustion involves the burning of a herb called moxa, which is part of the mugwort plant. What’s it used for? The main functions of moxa in acupuncture treatment are to nourish and to warm. Examples of when I might use moxa are: feelings of fatigue and cold; stiff and painful joints; recovery from illness or after giving birth. What does it look like? Moxa comes in three main forms: a cotton wool-like ‘punk’, which is squeezed into little cone shapes; a stick, which is a roll of compressed moxa that look

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