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The balance between healthy qi and disease qi

Before looking at these causes in more detail, it is useful to consider the dynamic relationship between what Chinese medicine calls 'upright qi' and 'pathogenic(disease-causing) qi'.For a discussion of meaning of 'qi(pronounced chee) please refer to the Glossary. Upright qi, also called normal qi, refers to the healthy energy that results from our inherited constitution…
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why we get ill

As a general principle for nurturing life, nothing is preferable to knowing the root cause. If the root cause is known,sickness will never arise. The Annals of Lu Buwei,3rd century BCE The length or brevity of human life is not a spontaneous occurrence. It is all due to lack of care in using the body,such…
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SUNSHINE

Summer is characterised by opulence and biossoming...Go to rest late at night and rise early. Never get enough of the sun. Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic,from 2nd century BCE Once upon a time,a wayfarce came across ten old men; over a hundred years of age...With earnestness and sincrity he hastered forward for the key to their…
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THE AGEING BRAIN

To learn and in time to practise it,isn't this joyful indeed? Confucius,6th/5th centuries BCE The mind cannot be keep idle...learning cannot stop because of old age. Cao Tingdong,1699-1785 As we age,a number of brain changes take place.Brain weight and volume decline(by about two per cent per decade), other signs of atrophy occur,connections between neurons become…
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