Happy Year of the Dog!

By Michael Dell'Orfano, Lic.Ac. On February 16, 2018 the Chinese Lunar New Year begins. This is a two week long celebration in China with many traditional customs, including wearing the color red for good luck, eating particular foods for health and longevity, and traveling to see family members. According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2018 … Continue reading Happy Year of the Dog!

Year of the Fire Monkey (2016)

This post is copied from our older, original blog. Original post date 2/1/2016. By Michael Dell'Orfano, Lic.Ac. Celebrating the Year of the Fire Monkey In China, the New Year is celebrated for several weeks starting on New Year’s Eve.  Families take a week off from work and school to travel in order to spend quality … Continue reading Year of the Fire Monkey (2016)

Alternate ways of moving stagnant qi

Therefore, as effective and, in fact, necessary physical exercise is for moving our qi, so too can we exercise our emotions/mind.  Qi stagnation closes things down, tightens things up, and slows things down.  In the mind, qi stagnation manifests as stress/anxiety, irritability or anger, overthinking, excessive worry, depression, an inability to let things go, to name a few.  We can see in these examples that the ‘stuckness’ of the flow of qi through ourselves impacts the way we perceive and interact with the world.