Qi or Prana

When I became fascinated with Chinese medicine it was not due to the fact that I got to help people get will by sticking them with needles. I became enamored with the philosophy behind it. The medicine itself is based on the idea that we have something innately inside of us that wants us to be healthy. Not only wants us to be healthy, but works towards that goal at every moment.  Chinese medicine calls it qi, Aryuvedic calls it prana, and it is defined as the life force that propels everything.  It would seem to be quantum physics at the level... Read More »

Fall Leave Changing Needs

In Traditional Chinese Medicine each season brings with it changes to our constitution, which affects our physical, mental, and emotional needs. The transition we feel in the air where dryness starts to pervade, and the wind we feel on our skin are both elements that can affect our health. Dryness can be experienced via our skin, our mouth, our lungs, perhaps developing a dry cough in the season. Wind is a source in nature that invades us and we feel it penetrating our skin which is the equivalent of affecting our immune system, so we may feel depleted at times... Read More »

Face Reading for Candidates, Part 5

This is the final list of candidates to look at a few elements of character they present. Some may come as a surprise, others may just be an affirmation of what you have been seeing. Please remember, as I have mentioned in each of readings that there is way more to the face than is being revealed in a couple of paragraphs. There are no judgements being applied, just observations. The overall picture is to perhaps help you take away a tip or two to apply to people in your own life and learn a little more about them. Donald... Read More »