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Firing up the Yang - Keeping warm in Winter with Chinese Medicine
For many people, Winter brings a whole range of health issues. From aches and pains to colds, from depression to low energy, or just feeling cold and miserable! From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, the natural, healthy state of being is to feel warm, vital and healthy no matter what the temperature is outside. Aside from the treatment methods of Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal Medicine, there are many methods and tricks that the Chinese use to kickstart their own internal central heating, the body's own "Yang Qi". Alex will be sharing some of these secrets in this talk, including methods that you will be able to try out straight away. Subjects covered will include Chinese Medical Theory, Chinese nutrition and recipe ideas, Chi Gong and Tai Chi, Self-Acupressure, Herbal Medicine and much more. The meetup group will also be a chance to meet other like-minded members and to ask any questions that you might have about Chinese Medicine. After the meetup, Alex and the other practitioners present will be going for dinner next door at the Magdala pub with any members who would like to join. This is a great opportunity for us to all get to know each other. About the Speaker Alex Jacobs is a Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Tui Na Massage practitioner and Tai Chi teacher. He has lived in both China and Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin and has rudimentary Hokkien. He has been fortunate to have studied with a number of great Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners in both the East and the West. His inspiration is to do justice to the essence of Chinese medicine and show how the principles can be used in almost every area of life to empower and take control of one's life. For more information contact Alex on[masked] or [masked]

West Hampstead Community Centre

17 Dornfell Street, NW6 1QN · London


What we're about

This is a group for anyone who is interested or curious about any aspect of Chinese Medicine and using its principles to promote healthy living. From my time living in Taiwan and China I came across the concept of Yang Sheng or 'cultivating life', a range of techniques from Chinese cooking to qi gong to just soaking your feet in hot water to promote health, vitality and long-life. In this group we will organize talks, workshops and experiences ranging from learning self-acupressure or Chinese recipes to more philosophical topics. It is fundamentally a group for anyone who wants to learn how to empower themselves on their own healing journey and take control of their own health. We also want to have fun and meet new people!

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