Peace is easily maintained
Trouble is easily overcome before it starts.
The brittle is easily shattered;
The small is easily scattered
Deal with it before it happens.
Set things in order before there is confusion
–Lao Tsu, ‘Tao Te Ching’
The primary focus of Chinese medicine is the creation of wellbeing. According to Asian medical theory, energy flows through the body along invisible pathways called meridians. From here the energy, or chi, branches out to enrich the organs and cells. Disruption of this flow of energy is correlated to disease.
Stimulating points along the meridians balances the flow of chi, encouraging the body’s innate healing ability. Acupuncture treats the major systems of the body, including the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, nervous, circulatory, muscular, and skeletal.
That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing. – The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
For over 2000 years, the Chinese have used auricular acupuncture to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. The auricular, the outer portion of the ear, is a map of our anatomy and physiology. Stimulating points on the auricular can relieve chronic and acute symptoms throughout the body.
In modern America, auricular acupuncture is used to treat addiction, reduce acute and chronic pain, and relieve psychological and behavioral disorders. It enhances the immune system to provide overall wellness.
From quarks, to atoms, to molecules, to cells, to bodily organs, to bodies, we hear music. From the spin of the Earth and its musical pitch, to the configuration of the planets of the Milky Way, to the spiral galaxies of outer space, we hear music. From the colors of the electromagnetic spectrum to the ratio forms of flowers and trees, we hear music. – Charles T. Eagle
From the beginning of our lives, we are enveloped in sound. Our mother’s heartbeat, our first words – sound is one of our most primal senses, deeply imbedded in our brains. Conscious use of sound through music, toning, chanting, or singing elevates our spirits and has powerful effects on our moods.
With current technology, we are discovering that sound frequencies impact chemicals, amino acids, elements, and body parts. By stimulating acupuncture points with tuning forks, we activate cellular frequencies for self healing, deepening the acupuncture experience.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. – Thomas Edison
Blended nutrition brings together the best of Eastern and Western dietary principles, combing the scientific understanding of nutrition with the energetic properties of food. The starting point in blended nutrition is the awareness that our minds and bodies are intimately connected. Eating in harmony with the seasons and with our personal constitutions helps us digest easily, think clearly, and live life fully.
“I’m not trying to copy Nature. I’m trying to find the principles she’s using.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller
A traditional alternative to massage, cupping has been practiced in ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Europe, and the Americas. Gentle suction is created by placing glass cups directly on the skin. This drawing action relaxes the muscles, releases toxins, and activates the lymphatic system. Cupping is used to treat respiratory diseases and musculoskeletal conditions; these include the common cold, pneumonia, bronchitis, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.