Articles

Here are a selection of written pieces mostly focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoist Medicine and Healing.  I am also fascinated by the Preseli Landscape so include the occasional article that explores the nature of the land here in Wales.

Dark Moon Power – Going Inward

Dark Moon Power – Going Inward

You may feel an inward pull today, or a kind of quiet in the atmosphere that isn't just the gentle rain. In fact we are coming up to the dark or new moon. At this time of the month, qi descends through the central channel settling deep within the body system. The Taoist's recognised, all those years ago, that the human body is intrinsically...

Spring & the Wood Element.

Spring & the Wood Element.

The Wood Element  In Taoist/Chinese medicine, Spring is associated with the Wood element.  Wood is connected with our Liver and Gallbladder, the emotion is anger.  Wood governs our tendons and when in balance, lends us flexibility of mind and body. The colour is green. Imagine a sapling, the strength of a plant's rising sap gives it the...

Grounding #1

Grounding #1

Remaining connected to the earth is so very nourishing for our immune system, stabilising our thoughts, focus and ability to stay on task. So what can we do to begin to ground ourselves? We can utilise the grounding forces of Nature to help us re-connect to Gaia's core. Water always flows to the lowest places and is naturally and lovingly...

New Magic, Old Romans

New Magic, Old Romans

In the ‘Web of Wyrd’ Brian Bates describes a world in early Christianised Britain, where the remnants of a perceptual magical world remained.  Often referred to as the Dark Ages, this was the time of King Arthur and Merlin.  Of Avalon and magic.  The post Roman landscape of Britain was a far cry from the Nature based...

Blessed Buddha Bowl of Delight

Blessed Buddha Bowl of Delight

Here is my recipe for a delicious lunch that supports the Lungs.  Ingredients Green salad Roast sweet potato Kimchi Tahini and miso dressing with added turmeric Top with a mix of finely chopped leek, onion, crushed garlic and chilli Sprinkled with sprouted, dehydrated (live) sunflower and pumpkin seeds Directions Roast the sweet potato (roasting...

Healing Happens When the Time is Right..

Healing Happens When the Time is Right..

Healing happens when the time is right.  Our lives and bodies are subject to an enormous amount of interior and exterior influence.  Our emotions, relationships, our immediate environment such as our home and the land we live on, as well as the planets that constantly move above us.  The Taoist sages of old learnt to...

Lung Support Green Juice

Lung Support Green Juice

Support your lungs and clear mucus and phlegm with this tasty green juice.  Our lungs love pungent tastes so Leek and garlic help pierce the sticky, low grade energy of mucus, helping dissolve and disperse it.  Mucus forms as a protective layer in our lungs, sinuses and other organs as a...

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Like the picture of this little bird, our bodies are constantly seeking balance.  Given the right conditions the body will automatically move towards homeostasis, a natural place where all systems and functions work together in harmony.  A place where good health, joy and a wellspring of vitality flow in abundance.   You are your...

Five Element Basics

Five Element Basics

The Five Elemental Cycle has its origins both in the ancient shamanic traditions of China and Taoism.  Harmony with nature lies at the core of both shamanic and Taoist thought and it is from close observation of nature that the Five Elemental Cycle emerges.  The earliest written records of the Five Elements come from the...