What is Chinese Medicine?

Learn everything you need to know about what Chinese medicine is, how people are using it and why it can help you live a healthier and happier life.

Chinese medicine is a natural healing system that has been used by millions of people for thousands of years. The key to it is an incredibly sophisticated understanding of how the body works both physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

The origins of Chinese Medicine

Taoism is a philosophy and science of life that could date back as far as 8,000 years. It is the foundation of Chinese medicine and all our Hayo’u self-care methods are rooted in it.

Tao means the ‘path’ or ‘principle’ and describes the eternal, primordial source or void, as well as the potential from which all things arise. As the life force that continually flows through and animates all living things, Qi is central to the Taoist worldview. It 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.

Chinese medicine believes that disease, both mental and physical, begin and can be rectified at this energetic level – and so the root cause can be addressed as opposed to only treating, masking or suppressing the physical symptoms.

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How can it hep you?

Chinese medicine is brilliant. It’s so powerful that in as little as one-minute a day you can improve stress levels, 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 what Chinese Medicine can offer you and why I was so inspired to create the Hayo’u Method.

You can learn how Chinese medicine can boost your immune system in one of our recent posts.

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