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An introduction to Chinese Medicine

So for the spring term through to Easter, there will be a Zoom meeting on Monday nights at 20:00 UT (London time). The course is called An Introduction to Chinese Medicine. It will be of special interest to those of you who wish to go into more depth regarding your Tai Chi training but is also of more general interest for health reasons.

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Preventative medicine

Chinese Medicine is based on prevention. According to the Nei Ching or Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine you should not start sharpening your knife on the way into battle, similarly don’t start digging a well when you are thirsty. In English we say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Having a sound grounding in Chinese Medicine diagnosis and theory means you can spot the early stages of imbalance and address them yourself much more effectively than once a disease has reached an advanced stage. Once we understand how Qi (life-force) is made and how it can become depleted we can do a great deal to support it in its task. The principle here is that the body is by and large a self-regulating mechanism and that the mind and body are constantly replacing and regenerating themselves, this is how healing occurs. Skin cells are replaced, blood cells are replaced, bone, muscles, sinews, nerve cells, and everything gets replaced. In ten years’ time, you will be a different person.



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