Meridians | 经络 - Muihood

Meridians | 经络

Meridians spread throughout the human body in a connected network, their qi nourishes the body's internal organs. There are hundreds of acupuncture points along meridians. Meridians are essentially strings connecting acupuncture points, which are considered as passageways through which energy flows throughout the body.
Acupuncture | 针刺 - Muihood

Acupuncture | 针刺

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, and today it's still used to treat a wide array of disorders. The practice is based on the concept that disease comes from the disruption in the flow of Qi (pronounced "chee") and imbalance in the forces of Yin and Yang.
Moxibustion | 灸 - Muihood

Moxibustion | 灸

Moxibustion is a type of heat therapy in which “moxa” (a substance made from the dried leaves of the herbs mugwort or wormwood) is burned on or near the skin's surface to warm the meridians, stimulate Qi flow, dispel cold and dampness, and strengthen the immune system.
Gua Sha | 刮痧 - Muihood

Gua Sha | 刮痧

Gua Sha is a form of TCM therapy, frequently used to relieve muscle tension and soreness.

It involves rubbing the skin in long strokes with a tool, together with herbal oil to promote blood circulation, cleansing of toxins, and clearing the meridian channels for better flow of qi.

Yin & Yang | 陰陽 - Muihood

Yin & Yang | 陰陽

The theory of Yin and Yang is that anything or events in nature containing two aspects: Yin and Yang. Humans are considered to be an integral part of nature, composed of the most basic matter (named "qi") and its movement. This movement consists of two basic movements with different trends.
Five Elements | 五行 - Muihood

Five Elements | 五行

The five elements are the movement of five basic substances: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The five elements reinforce and restrict each other.

In TCM, the five elements are matched to five organs: liver, heart, spleen, lungs and kidneys. 

What does “Hot Air” mean in TCM? - Muihood

What does “Hot Air” mean in TCM?

The term “on fire” is a folk term, also known as “excessive internal heat” or “hot air” and is explained by TCM theory as a category of heath syndrome. According to TCM theory, when the body’s Yin and Yang are out of balance and internal heat is strong, the body suffers from excessive internal heat.

What is Food Therapy? | 食疗 - Muihood

What is Food Therapy? | 食疗

Food therapy is used to help our bodies maintain balance of Yin and Yang and to resolve illness and prevent disease. Essentially food such as meat, fruits, vegetable and grains can be used to target, treat or supplement the treatment of certain diseases, adjusting Yin and Yang to bring balance and rehabilitate the body and mind. 

Tui Na | 推拿 - Muihood

Tui Na | 推拿

Tui Na is a form of therapeutic massage that originated in China over 2000 years ago. It uses special massage techniques to remove blockages along the meridian acupoints in order to stimulate Qi and blood flow.