Feng Shui for a Healthy Home

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), all of life is influenced by seasonal cycles.  You are probably familiar with this in acupuncture, but did you know that these cycles also affect your home?

The practice of making a home “healthy” is called Feng Shui.  By directing the flow of Qi through your home in a balanced way, you can create an environment that promotes health and happiness to everyone who lives in it.  Feng Shui gives rules to harmonize yourself with your home.

There are many ways that Qi is balanced in a home.  Choosing harmonious colors, shapes and symbols, placing furniture auspiciously or strategically hanging wind chimes or mirrors are all typical Feng Shui practices.

Good Feng Shui for Winter

Light up your home to balance the darkness.  Light natural beeswax or soy candles, and make a fire in the fireplace.  Hang strings of light even beyond the holiday season.

Warm up your home with the color red or orange.  Red, gold or orange pillows, rugs, throws, lampshades and pictures all bring warmth to your home.

Cool your home with blue and silver.  With all the lights and red decorations, sometimes a home can become too hot.  Emotions can run high and holiday gatherings can get too heated.  If your home is too hot, focus on white and silver for your holiday theme.  These watery colors bring coolness to your home.

Decorate with waves. Winter is a season of water and its shape is wavy.  Move decorations with wavy patterns to prominent locations.

Clean your home for the New Year.  The New Year is a time to declutter, organize and clean.

Smudge your home with cedar.  Smudging gets rid of negative energy and gives your home a fresh start.

Avoid blues in watery areas.  Winter is the season of water.  Remove blue decorations from the bathroom to avoid having too much water in one location.

Enjoy gatherings with loved ones.  Winter is a time to connect.

Pause, reflect and be quiet.  It’s great to spend time reflecting in the winter.  Create a cozy corner and enjoy being quiet.

Points Towards Health

Kidney 6

Location: In the small indentation approximately 1 inch directly below the inside ankle bone.

Function: Used for painful, swollen and sore throat, tightness in the throat, painful and red eyes, sleep disturbances, dizziness, irregular and painful menstruation, post-partum difficulties, genital problems, chest fullness, leg tightness, heavy limbs, ankle and foot pain.

About Geoffrey He

Dr. Geoffrey He graduated in 1998 with Bachelor of Medicine majored acupuncture (Chinese medicine). He then worked as resident in Heilongjiang Province Hospital of China for five years. At the same time he furthered his education and acquired Bachelor of Medicine majored in Clinical Medicine (western medicine).He started his private practice in 2003 in Sydney and then moved to Adelaide in 2006 to pursue his special interest in pain management and fertility studies in combined Chinese medicine and traditional medicine.He has been practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over twenty years treating general conditions with extensive experience in gynaecological disorders and infertility, stress related conditions and facial acupuncture, he is highly experienced in clinical medicine for pain management (Neurological Medicine), gynaecological disorders, fertility assistance (IVF) and cosmetic acupuncture. He is special interest in the area of Post Injury Management and General Practice in Chinese Medicine.Focusing on an intuitive level to suit each individual, Geoffrey's approach is rooted in the strong link between physical, mental and emotional health and the underlying cause of disharmony. Treatment is supported by additional lifestyle advice with an emphasis on empowering patients to achieve a healthy balance in their lives."I was trained in Western Conventional Medicine and Chinese Medicine with over 15 years clinical practicing experience including ten years in Australia, I combine the techniques of Modern Medicine and the art of healing from Chinese Medicine to help people get their natural and healthy life." - Dr Geoffrey x He