Fear and panic is once again setting in for many people, as the mainstream media bombards us with scary Covid-19 daily case number totals and health officials reintroduce lockdown measures, many of which seem completely arbitrary. As we saw in…
Anxiety, depression, suicide, drug use, domestic abuse, violence – with all of the lockdown measures put into place with the Covid-19 pandemic, it has had a devastating effect not just on our economy but also on our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Spring is here now in full swing, with Nature coming alive after her winter sleep. Tree buds and blossoms on display, green seedlings poking their way up out of the garden soil, birds and other animals scurrying around tending to their nests – springtime is a period of vigorous growth and activity.
Daylight Savings Time (DST) is almost here, just in time to throw off our natural body clock and potentially increase the incidences of a variety of health issues, including fatigue, accidents, depression, and heart attacks.
As summer draws to a close and we enter into autumn, it’s a good opportunity to pay closer attention to our own health. In Traditional Oriental Medicine, the transitions between seasons are seen as an important period of time in which a person’s body is trying to re-calibrate and stay in harmony and balance with their natural environment.
In the latest of a series of moves taken by Facebook that makes maintaining a business page even more difficult, they will soon be forcing business owners to also have a personal page in order to continue using their services, under the pretense of “improved security”. Because of ongoing privacy concerns, I have chosen not to do so and will therefore be shutting down my Facebook business page until further notice.
As summer holidays come to an end, most people probably aren’t looking forward to returning back to office drudgery and their regular work routine. Besides the typical mental and emotional stresses that our work environments can create, Traditional Oriental Medicine has recognized for thousands of years that our day to day work activities can also have an effect on our physical health as well.
As the trees begin to blossom and spring is just around the corner, it’s a good opportunity to take some time to look after our health for the year ahead.
In one of the oldest writings of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the acupuncture textbook Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) states that:
With the relaxing days of summer drawing to a close, most of us probably find our lives busier than ever. Back to school. Back to work. Back to our everyday routines.
It can be easy to get caught up in the stress and busyness of life and forget about looking after our own health. However, in the 2,000 year old acupuncture textbook the Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine), the Emperor’s court doctor gave some simple and practical advice in maintaining a healthy lifestyle:
The healing art of KoKoDo Shiatsu, like other methods of Traditional Oriental Medicine such as acupuncture and moxibustion, seeks to regulate and correct imbalances within the body, helping to restore a person to a healthier state of balance.