“Many times during my practice of tui na, I have felt the presence of what in kung fu parlance is referred to as the ‘past masters’ – the living body of wisdom passed through the centuries that keeps the art alive much like a soul animates a body. What would they think if they saw us practicing this art today? I think they would recognise us as kindred spirits, even if we come from faraway lands.”
Yes. Be it London or Austin or anywhere in between, we stand on the shoulders of giants when we practice tui na. It is my hope, as an essay writer, as a scholar, and as a Chinese medicine practitioner, that we develop strong friendships and vibrant practices and lively communication amongst ourselves. Our patients and our community, as a result, are the thriving beneficiaries of such developments.
One of my favorite things about being the face of Two Hearts Wellness is the sense that I have a duty towards the readers of my blog. One does not wish to be boring or self-serving. Rather, one aspires to charm, to fascinate, and to share worthy information, thoughts, and experiences on not just health and wellness but, expanding upon the same, on any and all matters relating the a joyful and rich life. This essay, for its part, pertains to fashion and music. And so I begin, then, with a question.
To wit: what, dear reader, do Jerry Ryan of Heritage Boot, singer Elvis Costello, and writers Giovanni Boccaccio (the Decameron), Geoffrey Chaucer (Canterbury Tales), and Don Juan Manuel (El Conde Lucanor) have in common?