a journalist’s questions

A journalist recently asked me about people’s expectations of Chinese Medicine. She had been commissioned to write an article for the LUX* Resort group, and she probably hope for some pithy quotes that she could tie together in a brief wrapup. If only explaining Chinese Medicine were that easy. The journalist asked me because I’m […]

Don’t ride bare-back

Chinese Medicine says that you shouldn’t ride your bicycle with your back exposed, but so did my cycling coach in the 80’s.

germs don’t cause colds and flus, low immunity does

Germs don’t cause colds and flu, low immunity does. How’s that for a controversial opening? A recent study has shown that only 23% of people infected by a flu virus display symptoms.* So while infection with a virus is necessary for viral illness, it isn’t sufficient alone to cause it. This means that the immune […]

Germs are not all bad

Germs are not all bad. Even H. Pylori that can cause peptic ulcers may be healthy for some.

wrist and elbow qigong rehab

This is a qigong rehab exercise that I usually teach to clients with wrist or elbow problems. It is best done standing with feet about shoulder width apart and the knees bent, but it can also be done sitting. Relax the shoulders and draw your hands towards the chest with your palms facing you while […]