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A Mindful Poem


1) I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole on the path.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am hopeless.
It isn’t my fault
It takes forever to find a way out.


2) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole on the path.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I’m in the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


3) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole on the path.
I see it is there.
I still fall in… it’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.


4) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole on the path
I walk around it.


5) I walk down another Street


Autobiography in Five Chapters By Portia Nelson, from Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying



James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media.


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Beetroot Blood Tonic Soup


If you have a diagnosis of anemia or your traditional Chinese medicine practitioner informed you that you have a Blood Deficiency? This is an excellent speedy way to nourish blood, especially good for women but men will benefit also.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium beetroots, grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, cut into thin strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 liter (1 3/4) pints beef/chicken/vegetable stock (or plain water)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the vegetables and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Before the end of cooking time add salt and pepper to taste. You can add yogurt just before serving.

Beetroot is nutritious and really gives lots of energy. Its rich in potassium, silica, iron, amino acids and vitamins A, vitamin B and vitamin C.

It is an ideal blood tonic for Blood Deficiency and is traditionally used in debilitating diseases and convalescence. Beef stock provides vital amino acids and nutrients for strengthening muscles and bones.

Enjoy!



James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media.


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Horseradish and Lemon Sauce


This powerful natural medicinal remedy has been used for Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Influenza, Pneumonia or for any respiratory issue. It is also used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones, fluid retention, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), gallbladder disorders, sciatic nerve pain, gout, colic, and intestinal worms in children.

It can also be applied directly to the skin for painful and swollen joints or tissues and for minor muscle aches.

The potent components in fresh grated horseradish will resolve and dissolve the mucus in the sinuses and bronchial tubes effectively and quickly.

Mixing the grated horseradish with fresh lemon juice doubles its efficacy.

Directions:

  • Grate fresh horseradish into a bowl, add enough lemon juice to make into paste.
  • Take 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a day or as needed.

Food is Medicine too!



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Sun Si Miao – famous physician


Chinese Medicine is a deep and intricate art that has been practiced for thousands of years. Throughout its history, there have been many famous physicians who have advanced and grown its capacity to help people. We are indebted to the man famous practitioners and teachers who devoted their lives to contribute to its long history. Without these contributions, we would never have the knowledge and skills, techniques and literature to practice and further develop this medicine today.

Sun Si-Miao, a Chinese Medicine physician, during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) wrote the following beautiful advice and it serves to emphasize the art, science, and honesty aspects of the medicine we practice here. It is a useful code for practitioners of any form of medicine…


A Guide to Medical Workers: “The Golden Principle”

When people come to you with a serious disease and ask for help, you cannot concern yourself with whether they are esteemed or dishonorable, wealthy or poor, elderly or young, beautiful or ugly. Your care must be safe, and not swayed by whether they are your dearest family member or your adversary, your good friend or a stranger, American or foreigner, foolish or wise. In your mind’s eye each patient is on the same level, degree and class, and is treated as close as family. Your care must never by self-serving or motivated by what brings good for bad fortune, or by that which is pleasing or upsetting. Your protection and care should be precisely what is necessary: no more, no less, without deference to your own safety and life. Know, in your heart, that your good deeds are sincere and not a game. Show courage but caution. Actively explore and broaden your knowledge but stand firmly on the principles of which you are certain.

Chinese Medicine is not a “cure-all”, but it is an effective, adaptable medicine that when used properly can treat any number of conditions. There is a responsibility on the practitioner’s part to listen closely to the patient and use all their skills to devise appropriate treatments.

There is also a responsibility on the patient’s part to involve themselves in their own health and wellbeing. By making dietary, lifestyle, and mental changes, patients can greatly improve their health and live a more full and vibrant life.


In the Smiling Body clinic, we hope all our patients that you will not just be free from illness, but that you will learn to lead vibrant lives that enable you to grow stronger mentally and physically throughout your years.
I have also included with this article some famous sayings by Sun Si-Miao. Like all famous sayings that survive time and scrutinization and critique over history, I would advise to read with an open mind and accepting heart.

Sun Si Miao Quotes:

Medicine is intention. Those who are proficient at using intention are good doctors.” ~ Sun Si Miao

First, modify the patient’s diet and lifestyle and only then, if these do not effect a cure, treat with medicinal herbs and acupuncture.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Whenever a great physician treats disease, he has to be mentally calm and his nature firm. He should not give way to wishes and desires but must develop first a marked attitude of compassion.He should commit himself firmly to the willingness to take the effort to save every living creature.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Doctors should first understand the cause of disease, then treat it with diet. Medicine should only be used if diet fails.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Above all, I will keep an open heart. As I move on the right path I will receive great happiness as a reward without asking for anything in return.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Food is Medicine too!



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Headache and Migraine due to HBP, Stress and PMS


Try these for headaches due to high blood pressure, menstrual cycles, emotional stress or tension, or migraines.

  • Take lemon juice and 4g baking soda mixed in a glass of water and drink.
  • Make tea of Chinese prunes, mint, and green tea.
  • Make tea of oyster shells and chrysanthemum flowers, slowly boiling the shells for 90 minutes, then adding the flowers for the last 30 minutes.
  • Mash peach kernels and walnuts. Mix with rice wine and lightly roast; take 2 teaspoons three times daily.
  • Rinse head with warm water, gradually increasing the temperature to hot.
  • Make carrot juice. If headache is on the left side, squirt carrot juice into left nostril; if on the right side, squirt into right nostril; if both sides are painful, squirt into both nostrils.

Food is Medicine Too!



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