Chinese Medicine and the Aura

By Matthew Fellows

Chinese Medicine and the Aura   The ‘aura’ is a term that is bandied around in new age communities though few are in agreement to what it actually is or how best to define it. The ancient Chinese however were expert anatomists of the energetic world and described the aura in great detail and divided …

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The Moon and Chinese Medicine

By Matthew Fellows

Chinese Medicine and the Moon What with the Goddesses, Witches and probable Werewolves of this town, it feels a bit like preaching to the converted but the recent moon rise over Glastonbury Tor in January was so spectacular I felt compelled to write about its importance from a Chinese medical and Daoist perspective. It is …

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The Bladders of Winter

By Matthew Fellows

The Bladders of Winter   Well we find ourselves here in the depths of winter and our tour of the internal organ systems of Chinese medicine brings us fittingly to the Bladder. The Bladder along with the Kidneys is part of the Water element cycle, which itself is associated with the season of winter. This …

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Chinese Medicine and Cancer

By Matthew Fellows

Chinese Medicine and Cancer Statistically, either you or I will develop cancer. That’s quite a statement but a study in the British Journal of Cancer states that 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in our lives. Cancer has clearly reached epidemic proportions and the causes of it …

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The Gallbladder

By Matthew Fellows

You’ve got a lot of Gall (bladder)   The Gallbladder in Chinese Medicine is a relatively unimportant organ, so much so that many people can live quite happily without one. However it is probably the case that most of us have experienced pain somewhere along its meridian. It is in fact, the longest meridian of …

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Cannabis and Chinese Medicine

By Matthew Fellows

There is a lot of talk around at the moment both locally, nationally, and internationally about the benefits of cannabis as a form of medicine. This idea however is nothing new. Cannabis has been used in China for at least 10,000 years and has been part of the medical canon since records began. One of …

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By Matthew Fellows

As a practitioner of an ancient form of medicine I feel it is important to try understand the philosophical and political background from which it came. To truly understand the depths of Chinese medicine it essential to get in to the minds of the people who devised it. Modern acupuncture is vastly different to how …

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Sort it out….It’s the Small Intestine!

By Matthew Fellows

Sort it out….It’s the Small Intestine! We are supposedly now coming in to the summer months and the organ that is usually associated with this fiery season is the Heart. However we mustn’t forget its’ sometimes over looked partner the Small Intestine. The Small Intestine is the Yang to the Heart’s Yin but their connection …

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The Sneezin’ and Wheezin Season !

By Matthew Fellows

Along with the warmth and sunshine that spring and summer often bring, comes for many people, the misery of hay fever. Typical symptoms include sneezing, running nose, coughing, wheezing and red itchy eyes. A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from an allergy of one kind or another and this number is on the …

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It’s all about the flow…

By Matthew Fellows

It’s all about the flow….   As a keen rugby fan I was watching the final game of the 6 nations as always and I witnessed something quite astonishing which got me thinking. For those who didn’t see it (or have no interest), basically what happened was that England were cruising at half time, leading …

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