A healthy lifestyle is more than abstinence from alcohol, it is more than eating raw, paleo, sugar-free or more vegetables. We often limit our perception of health to what we eat – or don’t eat – how many times we hit the gym, and our dress size. We vilify coffee, sugar, wheat, alcohol and yet remain frustrated, angry, resentful, unforgiving, tense, distracted, competitive, chaotic, busy.
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There was a point in time where I felt deeply disempowered about my health. It was a time I was broken, physically, emotionally, mentally. It’s gravely concerning when you think about it, that we are not taught how to live our lives in a manner that keeps us well, outside of murky, generic and often contradicting information. If we want to help ourselves, then it’s left to just that – ourselves. That’s probably what’s brought you here, now.
Concerned with prevention rather than cure, Chinese Medicine is based off an entirely different model to evidence-based Western Medicine. Medicine as we know it here in the West has it’s limitations. It’s amazing at diagnosing and treating what is already broken, at which point – the tumour, high cholesterol, diabetes, autoimmune disease – is already a long way down the path of ill health. See, no one spontaneously gets diabetes. There is years of warning signs beforehand and we’re just not taught to look for them or know what to do about it. Enter, Traditional Chinese Medicine.