Complementary Health

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Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Innovate Ireland! Heaven in this country Peaceful land Planted with rights People pleasant. Blooms flowering Dreams becoming realities Fresh air Sun shining bright. Natural living Consent of course Green juice Intuitive gut. Ambitions to aspire to Healing reinvigoration Epic marathon Finish line limitless. © U McRory, 2019

Wonderful Winter

Wonderful Winter Hope you have a wonderful Winter. Winter remedies Sore throat – Suck Urticalcin tablets as per the product instructions (from The Nature Doctor by Dr Vogel 1995 edition). Gargle with warm water and a small bit of salt (spit out after gargling). I found that gargling with a few drops of tea-tree oil in …

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Cultivate Culture

Cultivate Culture Listen to cultured music! Listening to cultured music is a wonderful sophisticated way of keeping in tune. Reliving memories of melodies, singers or musical instruments that inspire is reckoned to be good for the brain, body and wellbeing.    

To fast or not to fast

To fast or not to fast Fasting has been mentioned for quite a few centuries however fasting does not suit certain people and can cause side-effects such as fainting, nausea, vomiting or worse! In my personal experience, I found it much better to eat three healthy moderate meals a day and to include fresh raw …

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Think Tao (TT)

Think Tao (TT) When finding the way think Tao. Wise Tao trusts intuition as a concept along with life experiences in the temporal world to find a path towards the principle of the wonderful way of Tao. Chinese philosophy informs the road to attaining real tangible Tao. Transcend, transform and try naturally to be in …

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An overdose of sadness

An overdose of sadness Hope you have a wonderful autumn. Let it go From calamities, famine, funerals and wakes to wars civilisations have excelled in the promotion of unnecessary grief and loss for many centuries. Overdosing on sadness may affect the lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This autumn breathe in nature’s fresh air, choose a healthy …

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Evict ennui and exhaustion!

Evict ennui and exhaustion! Find the root causes! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine moderation is usually best. Too much exercise, study or work for a prolonged length of time may exhaust the body physically as well as affect the Qi and Blood. The length of time will depend on the person’s original constitution as well …

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The aetiology of heat

The aetiology of heat Achieve your potential – overcome the heat Emotionally fiery fury, frustration and stress can lead to lucid, rationalthoughts which overtime with oppression, persecution and suppression may evolve. Fuel can be added to this fire by heating foods such as alcohol, drugs, excess spices and fatty foods. Warm environments and summer heat can bring things to …

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Raised from the cold

Raised from the cold

Excessive cold may cause problems in the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Internally, it may affect the stomach, intestines and uterus with issues such as pain, digestive and fertility problems. Externally, it is advised to ensure that the whole body including hands, arms, feet, knees, lower back, neck, throat, shoulders and head are warmly covered during cold weather. 

 

Apart from the weather cold may come from sitting on a stone-cold surface, keeping on cold wet clothes, living in a cool house, not wearing warm enough clothes, eating too many cold or raw foods, drinking too many unheated drinks or working in a cold environment. Cold may be alleviated by wearing warm clothes, exercise, eating warmer foods such as root ginger, soups, stews etc and using herbs, moxa and acupuncture. 

Kidneys need the right liquids

Kidneys need the right liquids

In Traditional Chinese Medicine kidney qi or energy is thought to be inherited from parents and gives our constitution, strength, vitality and willpower. Besides, qi can be generated by eating well, not overworking, lifestyle factors, specific exercises etc. 

 

Kidney qi may be seen in hair, bones and teeth as well as in physical growth and development during childhood, puberty and the ability to reproduce. The kidneys dislike cold such as sitting on a cold surface, living in a cold environment or consuming too many cold or raw foods or cold drinks. Warmth is preferred hence why the Chinese suggest drinking liquids at least at room temperature. 

 

Better fluids can help cleanse the kidneys, however, do not consume too much or unsuitable liquids. Certain products are thought to adversely affect the kidneys such as excess sugar, overindulging in alcohol, too much vitamin D or the wrong type of vitamin or medication. Now and again I like to drink a golden rod herbal tea to assist my kidneys.