“Back Shu” points

“Back shu” (Bei Shu) points are commonly used in modern acupuncture; however, some practitioners claim that needling them is forbidden, others believe that they should be needled for no longer than 10 min or just twisted, flicked and shortly after removed; some others maintain that they can be used but the insertion of needles at these points … Continue reading “Back Shu” points

Sinus cleansing

Sinus cleansing (an Ayurveda procedure aimed at irrigating your nose in order to re-establish the right osmotic balance in the nasal mucosa) can hugely help allergy sufferers (especially in spring) and people with frequent sinusitis. This is what you need for the nasal cleansing A neti (Sanskrit for “nasal cleansing”) pot (can be of different sizes, shapes and materials … Continue reading Sinus cleansing

A fish trap

The purpose of a fish trap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught the trap is forgotten. The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits, and when the rabbits are caught the snare is forgotten. The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are … Continue reading A fish trap

Self cultivation

No scholar pursuing his own nature, who does not make a plan for himself, concerning self-care, will ever be able to partake in any discussion of the path of nourishing life. For this reason we take self-care as primary — SUN SIMIAO from 攝養枕中方 Shzeyang Zhenzhong Fang translated by R. Bertschinger Continue reading Self cultivation