June 17, 2014
by Kiri Weimann
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Mainstream Medical Paradigms vs. Ancient Chinese Methods

I was inspired to write this post while I was talking to my Chinese doctor before my treatment today. I have been wanting to make my views clear about this for a while – actually ever since I experienced how … Continue reading

June 16, 2013
by Kiri Weimann
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Who do you think harvested your food today?

This post is inspired by my readings of the book ‘Cultivating Chi – A Samurai Physician’s Teachings on the Way of Health’ by Kaibara Ekiken (1630-1714). I only recently realised that there was such a book and that this Way … Continue reading

January 24, 2013
by Kiri Weimann
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“When men turn 30, they become a flower. When women turn 30, they become tofu…..”

Girls, don’t cry… In the old days in China (and in many cases today) couples married before 30 and this saying follows tradition. After marriage, men had a blast! The wife cooked food for him, he was taken care of and could show that he was a real man earning money to support his family. However, the wife stopped trying to look hot for the guys, she did a lot of work inside the house and started looking a bit like tofu…

Luckily this old saying is outdated!          Well.. At least I decided it is!