What is Chinese Medicine?
Chinese medicine is a natural healing system, used by millions of people for thousands of years. The key to it is an incredibly sophisticated understanding of how the body works: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Chinese medicine holds the answer to your health because it offers countless powerful techniques that effectively clear inflammation and increase immunity, yet fit effortlessly into your day.
Taoism is a philosophy and science of life that could date back at least as far as 8,000 years. It is the foundation of Chinese Medicine and the basis for all of our self-care rituals. Tao means the ‘path’ or ‘principle’. As the life force that continually flows through and animates all living things, Qi is central to the Taoist worldview. Qi is the living vibration that is constantly occurring at molecular, atomic and sub-atomic levels, and is the basis for all that exists. The Taoists, and therefore Chinese doctors, see the quality and movement of Qi through the body as determining human health – the ideal state being one of balance and smoothness with no blockages. We inherit Qi at birth and accumulate or lose it as we go through life, depending on the way we live. So Chinese medicine has created a myriad of techniques to optimise our Qi and therefore our health and longevity.
How Can it Help Me?
Chinese Medicine believes that illness occurs when Qi and blood ‘stagnate’ in the body. And what often causes Qi stagnation? Inflammation. Our modern lifestyle causes chronic stress – one of the main causes of inflammation.The aim of our rituals is to clear inflammation by relaxing the body, enabling free flow of circulation and clearing toxicity. The Chinese approach is that disease, both mental and physical, can be treated at an energetic level alongside physical treatment. Simply by using gua sha and other tools, breathing exercises, considered movements and a particular way of bathing, we can make vast improvements to our health and beauty without needing to resort to acupuncture and herbs. It does for your body what tooth-brushing does for your mouth – and is just as effortless.
Chinese Medicine is brilliant. It’s so powerful that in as little as one-minute a day you can enjoy stress and anxiety relief, boost your immune system and vitality, improve sleep, looks, mood, lose weight and protect yourself against more serious illness in later years. More than ever, we need an integrated, simple yet profound approach to mastering our health physically, emotionally and energetically. This is whatChinese Medicine can offer you and why the Hayo’u Method was created.