Hayo’u. An integrated approach to wellness.
Modern living has an acknowledged and detrimental effect on our health, beauty and wellness. The knock on effects of our lifestyle trigger everything from poor sleep and bad skin to weight gain, anxiety and multiple chronic illnesses. The solution? Chinese Medicine. A natural healing system that has been used by millions of people for thousands of years and offers a wealth of techniques that protect your health.
The ground-breaking Hayo’u Method distils this remarkable holistic philosophy into easy but pleasurable techniques.
Treat yourself well.
To relieve stress, enliven your complexion and supercharge your wellbeing. No pill popping, crash diets or plastic waste.
Why are we different?
*Because our products combine with simple one-minute rituals rooted in the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine to maximise their potency. *Because we have the specialist knowledge and experience to support you on your journey. *Because we offer direct access to our founder in the form of live feeds and events, in case you need extra help.
Thousands of years in a single minute.
Our rituals only take a minute to do. But they are thousands of years in the making. Combined with our range of tools, they become incredibly powerful self-treatment techniques to counter-balance the negative impact of modern living and achieve clear results. Bridging the gap between ancient wisdom and modern living.
Meet our founder.
Hayo’u was founded by acclaimed Chinese medicine practitioner and best-selling author Katie Brindle.
Founder Katie always dreamt of becoming an opera singer. But a serious car crash spun her life in a different direction. Katie lost her singing voice – but discovered the immense self-healing power of Chinese medicine. Now with over 20 years working in Chinese medicine, Katie has seen first-hand how this ancient wisdom can help many of our most pervasive modern ailments – from poor skin and bad digestion, to adrenal fatigue, depression and anxiety. Her aim is to show you that we all hold within us the power to treat ourselves better. These one-minute rituals are intended as a simple place to start. Thousands of years of Chinese wisdom, distilled into potent self-treatment remedies. Visit Katie’s official website here: www.katiebrindle.com
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 what Chinese Medicine can offer you and why the Hayo’u Method was created.