History and Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Often abbreviated to “TCM”, Traditional Chinese Medicine relates to a broad range of medicines and medical practices that were developed over in China over 2,000 years ago, and remain popular to this day. There are many branches of TCM, all of which have been discussed at length on this website, and while it has remained […]

What Chinese Medicine Teaches us about Gua Sha

Gua sha is a type of Chinese medicine treatment that uses scraping along the body’s meridian channels as well as various acupressure points to move stagnant blood and lymph from the subcutaneous fascia. Typically, an object such as a round-soft edge stone or a scraping device that resembles a shoe insert is scraped repeatedly throughout […]

What Causes Insomnia? A Look from a Chinese Medical Perspective

What Causes Insomnia?

From a Chinese medical perspective, there are many reasons that could contribute to restless sleep and insomnia. With an increase in bad habits in modern society, such as irregular sleeping patterns, lack of exercise and an overall stressful life, people are now sleeping less and at a reduced quality more than ever. In this article […]

The Many Benefits of Chinese Tuina Massage Therapy

Chinese massage therapy known as Tuina (推拿), which literally means to ‘push and grasp’, is a form of therapy that utilizes various techniques to help people achieve muscle relaxation, better blood circulation, and stronger immunity. It has been widely propagated in China mainly because of its convenient procedures that are not limited to any specific […]

The Relationship Between Qigong and Healthy Skin

From a Qigong and Chinese medical perspective, there are two main areas that affect the quality of skin- the lung system and the digestive system. On the digestive side, people who eat oily, greasy, fried and fatty foods tend to have more oily skin and are prone to increased pimples and wrinkles, whereas those with […]

Alternative Headache Cures – Using Qigong to Prevent Headaches

Lets face it – headaches are no fun. Nobody enjoys having a throbbing pain in their head that stops them or slows them down in their lives. However, it just so happens there are a number of exercises that can both prevent and reduce headache pain from occurring if done on a regular basis. Many […]

Chinese Folk Remedies for Treating Insomnia

Insomnia has already become a very common problem in modern society. Long-term insomnia can bring serious harm to people, such as a weak immune system, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, so it is crucial to treat insomnia sooner than later in order to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. But what treatment methods are there? […]