Tag Archives: TCM

Janice Tucker – interview with a Qi Gong woman

I am passionate about Taijiquan and Qi Gong. And I am a woman. And I think that women are a bit underrepresented in the Tai Chi and Qi Gong world. I mean, look at all the big masters, they are mainly men! So I want to raise the awareness for all the wonderful women in our community. In this interview I talk to Janice Tucker from Space to Relax. Continue reading

The 5 best TCM books

Once you start engaging more and more with Qi Gong and Taijiquan, you eventually will be confronted with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It’s all about Yin & Yang, the 5 elements, meridians etc. All that might sound a bit strange in the beginning, especially as there are so many foreign Chinese words. 😉 But it’s really not that hard to understand. There are a couple of really good TCM books. Continue reading

Easy TCM Snack: Sweet Millet

Do you try to eat according to the rules of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the 5 elements cooking? Then you should try this easy to make TCM snack. (If you haven’t heard about 5 elements cooking yet, it basically means that all food can be associated with one element – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water – and each meal should consist of all elements.) Continue reading