Poetry of Protracted Illness

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Visit from a Friend  Po Chu’i [772-846 CE] I have been ill so long that I do not count the days; At the southern window, evening – and again evening. Sadly chirping in the grasses under my eaves The winter sparrows morning and evening sing. By an effort I rise and lean heavily on my […]

‘The Three Friends of Winter’ 松竹梅 ☯

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Pine, Bamboo and Plum are highly regarded for their steadfastness, perseverance and resilience, and known as The Three Friends of Winter. Painting by Zhao Mengjian 趙孟堅 [1199-1264] Song Dynasty. • “Peach and plum of springtime, don’t flaunt your pretty blossoms; Consider rather the old pine and green bamboo at year’s end. What can change these […]

☯ PERSPECTIVE ON NEEDLE SIZE

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Many people express that a phobia of needles deters them from receiving skilled acupuncture treatment, equating the experience of acupuncture needles and their insertion techniques to needles such as hypodermics or a chance barb to the finger with a sewing needle, the painful jab from stepping on a thumb tack, and other negative experiences with […]

LONGEVITY PRACTICES FROM A 102 YEAR OLD ☯

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  飯勿吃太飽,覺要睡得好,運動每天做,營養不可少, 盡量找快樂,切莫尋煩惱,赤子心常在,百年也不老, 不作虧心事,人格比天高,為人不貪墨,子孫也逍遙。   Sleep well, Exercise daily, Do not over-eat, but never be in want of adequate nutrition.   Always try to be happy; keep yourself free from worries and troubles, and always retain a good conscience.   Then, you may live in good health and youthfulness even when you have reached the […]

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