Always Healthy and Happy was found in 2009. Our goal is empowering you to lead a healthy and happy life with a natural approach.
The universe is always in an equilibrium state no matter how chaotic it seems. Ancient Chinese philosophy and medicine see human beings as part of the universe and therefore health is understood as an expression of the body in a balanced state, where disease is the result of an internal disharmony.
Our aim of diagnosis is to identify the nature and location of disharmony in your body and mind, and then focus our treatment on attempting to restore and maintain the balance. We employ a unique approach based on ancient Chinese medical theories with a combination of traditional and modern methodologies. Our treatment is natural and simple.
Basic Chinese Medicine Concepts
After several thousand years of evolution, Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) has become a very rich and sophisticated system of rational medicine with a great diversity of theories and applications. However, in its essence, it seeks to understand and facilitate harmony in human life.
The three concepts unique to TCM are Qi, Yin/Yang and Five Elements, which form the foundation of TCM.
Qi (usually translated as “vital energy”) embraces all manifestations of energy, from the most material aspects of energy (such as the earth, mountain, river, and flesh and blood) to the most immaterial aspects (light, movement, heat, nerve impulses, thought, and emotion).
Life, said in the Chinese medical classics, is a gathering of Qi. A healthy (and happy) human being is a dynamic but harmonious mixture of all the aspects of Qi that make up who we are.
Yin and yang are terms used to describe relative opposite qualities or manifestations of Qi. If yin is form, then yang is function. If yin is material, then yang is immaterial.
When all of the yin and yang aspects of Qi are in harmony with one another, there may be health, wellbeing and contentment. When yin and yang are in disharmony, then there may be iillness, pain and suffering.
Yin Qi and Yang Qi give birth to Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water), whose various combinations produce everything in the Universe. The operation of the Five Elements can be seen within the human body, within an ecosystem, or within any other living system. When the elements of a system are in balance, the cycles of generation nourish and support each other. When the elements are out of balance, they “overact” on and/or “insult” one another.