Classical Feng Shui & Chinese Medicine
The links between two healing energies.
By Amanda Collins
Classical Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed in China over 4,000 years ago and shares philosophical roots with acupuncture. Feng Shui reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the inhabitants. Just as needles are used in acupuncture to treat the energy patterns of the body to improve the flow of energy and therefore your health, classical Feng Shui uses items from the five elements; earth, metal, water, wood and fire to balance the invisible energies in your home. Bringing the elements into our space also helps us reconnect with the natural order of things.
Chinese medicine has served its people well for thousands of years, succeeding in maintaining health, preventing and reducing illness in the Chinese and other adherents. Traditionally, a Chinese doctor was paid to maintain their clients’ overall health and to prevent illness. It was expected that all clients of traditional Chinese doctors would incorporate all eight limbs of Chinese medicine into their lives; acupuncture, herbology, bodywork, nutrition, I-ching astrology, Feng Shui, exercise and meditation. The principles governing all eight limbs are considered to be universal and have an intimately connected. These principles are based on the interactive nature of yin and yang, the dynamism of the five elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal, and perceiving and accessing Qi (chi) quality and flow.
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