Entries by Neil Kingham

UK Tui Na Massage Register launched

I’m very pleased to announce that the UK Register of Tui Na Chinese Massage has now launched, and the website is live. The register is an independent, professional organisation dedicated to promoting high standards of training and practice in Tui na, to supporting its trainee and qualified practitioners, and to developing the profile and fostering […]

Jujube (Chinese Dates)

The Chinese date or ‘jujube’ is so important to the Chinese that it has worked its way into folklore – a traditional Chinese story tells of a woman who lived 2000 years ago who ate nothing but jujube and when she married at the age of 50 she had the appearance of a 20 year […]

Longan Fruit

The longan (literally ‘dragon eye’) is a close relative of the lychee, and is one of the most well known and well used of the medicinal fruits in Chinese Medicine. It’s forte is in treating Blood Deficiency, especially in the realm of calming the spirit. The longan fruits strengthen both the digestive system and also […]

Recipe: Nettle Soup

This is a lovely earthy soup, which looks great, and does you good to boot! Nettles can be used in cooking roughly the same way as you might use spinach. When collecting, pick only the top 2-4 leaves, and only in Spring, before the nettle flowers. If you wear gloves, you can easily avoid being […]

Recipe: Malty Flapjacks

By popular request, here is the recipe for my Malty Flapjacks. I’ve spent some time gradually refining this recipe – the finished result used honey and malt instead of white sugar, and also much less fat than most flapjack recipes. It’s very easy to cook, and about as healthy as a sweet treat can be! […]

Qi Gong

Qi Gong (or ‘Chi Kung’) is one of the branches of Chinese Medicine, and is closely related to T’ai Chi (taiji). It literally means ‘energy work’ and is considered by many both the most important and the most profound method of health maintenance and spiritual development. Qi Gong is typically divided into 5 types: Taoist, […]