According to traditional Taoist philosophy, which is the origin of all Chinese medicine, there are 8 branches of the comprehensive Taoist healing tree. Interestingly enough, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are actually on the bottom positions of that list. Meaning that, according to the ancient Taoists who created this healing system, those two modalities are the LEAST powerful as far as maintaining one’s overall health and well-being. Curious what the top 4 are?
Guess what, the most powerful of these four methodologies are actually FREE because they are things you do every day at home. Here goes in the order of what the Taoists consider to be the most powerful, to less powerful as you go further down the list:
2. Energy Cultivation (including Qi Gong & Tai Chi, etc.)
3. Diet (based on your own constitutional strengths and weaknesses)
4. Tui Na (a combination of massage, physical therapy and bone setting for injuries-before modern orthopedics)
Interesting to note that MEDITATION is # 1 on the list. This means that they believed that one’s own personal meditation is the MOST POWERFUL WAY TO STAY HEALTHY in the long run.
Don’t know how to meditate? We have a solution! We will teach you! Root and Branch Oriental Medicine is hosting a friend and national expert in teaching meditation Dr. Susan Taylor. She is the founder of the Center for Meditation Science and will be teaching an EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP in HOPKINTON MA ON OCTOBER 23rd from 1-4pm. The cost is $59 ( a steal for a 3 hour stress reduction/meditation seminar!) if you pre-register by October 15th. Please call us for more details and to register @ 508-435-8184. See you in blissland!
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