The Eight Branches Of Tao:In Chinese philosophy, Tao is the universal principle and law that governs the source of all things. It is the way harmony is created within the natural order of life. Carrieanne is a student of the Eight Branches of Tao (described below) and began her earliest studies at the age of 5, encompassing all aspects in varying degrees throughout her life.
I Ching – Also known as The Book of Changes, a detailed summary of how Yin and Yang transform into 8 Gua, that expand into the 64 Changes.
Acupuncture – A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions.
Herbal Medicine – The art or practice of using herbs and herbal preparations to maintain health and to prevent, alleviate, or cure disease.
Qi Gong – Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention to increase health and wellness in the body and mind.
Tai Chi – An ancient Chinese discipline involving a continuous series of controlled usually slow movements designed to improve physical and mental well-being.
Nei Dan – The internal alchemy of Meditative Practice.
Feng Shui – The Chinese art of placement and creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang.
Astrology – Chinese astrology uses the principles of Yin and Yang, Wu Xing teachings, the 10 Celestial Stems, the 12 Earthly Branches, the Lunisolar Calendar and the Four Pillars: the calculation of year, month, day and time of birth.