A Musician’s Guide to Health and Wellness the Traditional Chinese Way: Taking Care of Yourself for the Long Haul With Tui Na

Musical artists, do you know where your health is or, if not, how you can find it, keep it, and nourish it?  Did you know that traditional Chinese medicine, especially bodywork such as tui na, can work wonders for you on many levels?   Continue reading A Musician’s Guide to Health and Wellness the Traditional Chinese Way: Taking Care of Yourself for the Long Haul With Tui Na

Tui Na in Service: Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy and Hurricane Harvey

~~~~~ Walking out of the parking lot adjacent to the Austin Convention Center with my wheelie bag in tow was an eye-opener.  The sun was shining brightly for the first time in about a week and a tourist bus with an open-air top floor went by me as I stood on the corner and waited … Continue reading Tui Na in Service: Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy and Hurricane Harvey

Tui na Treatment or Acupuncture: Which is Best for You? (Three Points to Ponder)

~~~ As I write out this latest essay, Marvin Gaye’s classic song, “Where are We Going” seems to be winding its way through my mind, bringing up memories and, simultaneously, pointing my nose forward. As those of you who follow my blog know, I’m tying up the loose ends of my 4.5-year-long program in Chinese … Continue reading Tui na Treatment or Acupuncture: Which is Best for You? (Three Points to Ponder)

Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends

~~~ “One of the best things about Facebook is how I’ve made friends world-over. This is my friend Omar, who is in London. He has a fascinating history–he is a scholar, an historian, and a tui na practitioner with the most beautiful grandmother (an Egyptian lady with a history of her own that is like … Continue reading Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends

Beautiful Skin the Ancient Chinese Way: Tui Na and Cups, Pearls and Jade

~~~ There are many ways to diminish wrinkles and rough spots, to achieve beautiful, glowing skin, and to acquire a more sculpted jawline.  Are you ready to give Chinese therapeutics a try?  The foundation of Chinese beauty treatment is that the skin on the outside is a reflection of the health of the inside.  Often, … Continue reading Beautiful Skin the Ancient Chinese Way: Tui Na and Cups, Pearls and Jade