Chinese Medicine – In Dr.Ho We Trust

I have suffered headaches for forever. Sometimes cervical spasms with vomiting, sometimes I feel half of my face pulsating, sometimes it’s a migraine with an aura, during which I cannot see or hear for three hours. I’ve been with this nice illness since I was a kid. Although the headache is underestimated by those who do not have it, it is to all effect a debilitating illness that sometimes forces you to sleep in a dark and silent room for a whole day and anyway at best, you live muffled, slowed down and unconcentrated for three days in a row. A headache is difficult to cure, the causes are multiple and different for each of us. But I don’t give

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What Hands Are For

Yesterday morning I did a meditation lesson that was unusual.   We were lying down on the mat with the yoga block positioned behind our back, between the shoulder blades so the chest and the heart chakra is opened. We had to repeat the Mantra connected to this Chakra (IAM) continuously and concentrate the mind on the heart. For those who have never done meditation, this probably leaves you perplexed, some of you will even laugh. But when you are there, lying down with the eyes closed, following the warm and reassuring Master’s voice, letting yourself be cuddled from this continuous IIIIIAAAAMMMMM repeated from 10 different voices, letting the vibration pass from your lips to the throat and down to

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Hong Kong: The Villain Hitters

I’m walking around Hong Kong. Strangely it rains. I take shelter under a highway and I see them, in their splendor, all old, toothless and smiling, they are the Villain Hitters. It’s like a siren calls for me. I smile at all, I try to communicate but obviously they speak only Cantonese. I am not even helped by the two words I know in Mandarin. I choose the less-tooth hitter, just for sympathy and compassion. She has oily hair held back with iron combs, a gorgeous blouse and long yellow nails. I love her already. She makes me sit on a low stool, hands me a bunch of printed sheets in different colors and shapes, folded over one another, makes

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