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Year of the Yin Metal Ox

According to the 2021 Chinese horoscope, this year is synonymous with hard work, discipline, loyalty and a fair appreciation of tangible reality. The characteristics that gain influence are constancy, a taste for traditions, but also the internalisation of feelings, discipline and making savings. The energies of Wu Xing (Five Phases) and Feng Shui (Wind Water or the Chinese art or practice of …

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Year of the Yang Metal Rat

The origins of the Chinese Zodiac go back a few thousand years. According to the myths, Buddha decided to call all the animals on earth. But only twelve came. In recompense, he assigned each of these animals a year on the cycle affirming that children born in that year would acquire the personality traits of …

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Turning Japanese in the Year of the Pig

This year I’m offering patients the chance to experience Toyohari acupuncture. Based on the Chinese classical medical texts and meridian therapy, Japanese acupuncturists in the 1960s developed a non-invasive method of acupuncture and moxibustion based on pulse diagnosis. Like all traditional East Asian acupuncture the aim is to restore health by bringing the body back …

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Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog

Chinese New Year begins on 16 February 2018, which is the 4715th Chinese New Year. With each year there is a related element and this year it is earth so it is also said to be the Yellow Male Earth Dog year. According to Chinese horoscope theory, the Male Earth is represented by mountain and …

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