When most people think of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, they don't think of the Middle East -- or Islam. I didn't either, until I moved to Beirut and asked a colleague where I could find an acupuncturist -- expecting to find none.
Rhinos are being poached for their horns at a rate of over two per day. I do not need to explain that this is completely unsustainable. So what drives this inhumane and needless killing of endangered animals?
We want to plan. We want to control. We want to be ready and look our best and come out on top. But controlling for what is coming is no guarantee you are going to make the most of what comes -- in fact, it's probably going to hinder our ability to get the most out of it.
Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese Medicine, is a fungus that has been historically used for over 2,000 years throughout China and Asia as part of treatment for a variety of conditions including many cancers.
Acupuncture is the most practiced way to restore this balance in Traditional Chinese Medicine, although techniques like acupressure, moxibustion and chi kung or tai chi are various other practices incorporated.
As difficult as it is to define qi, it is even more difficult to transmit it through a book. The Key To Qi doesn't attempt such a miracle, but offers ways of understanding the concept and recognizing the presence of vitality in one's life.