The Year of the White Rat

The Year of the White Rat

January 25, 2020 is the start of the Chinese Year of the White Rat (or Mouse). The Rat is the first of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac and so it is the beginning of a new 12-year and 60-year cycle. It is thus the beginning of a new era. 2020 being the start of a new...
The New Moon Eight Day Method – by Elio Basagni

The New Moon Eight Day Method – by Elio Basagni

During autumn and winter everything in Nature starts to move inward. This is a natural cyclical process that allows life to be constantly renewed. What is not essential is shed away: trees abandon their leaves showing their intimate form; fruits’ pulp gets rotten to...
ICOM Acupuncture Clinic is open again!

ICOM Acupuncture Clinic is open again!

In this short video, Director of Clinic Sarah Major explains the new safety procedure for appointments at our clinic. You’ll see some changes, but the warm welcome you will receive remains unchanged. More safety information is below, and you can find details of...
Myanmar 2020

Myanmar 2020

For over 10 years, ICOM Graduates and Acupuncture practitioners have been involved in a charitable project in Myanmar training Doctors at the Watchet Jivitadhana Sanga Hospital near Saigang City. Sarah Major reports from this year’s visit: As with previous...

Chang’e (嫦娥), the Chinese Goddess of the Moon

In Chinese mythology, Chang’e (嫦娥) is the Moon Goddess. The ancient story goes that long ago, the earth had been scorched by ten suns that had appeared in the skies. The people on Earth were suffering as a result. Chang’e’s husband Yi, an archer,...