Jonathan has written a book:
‘Qi Stagnation – Signs of Stress’.
Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott, Chair of the Scottish Association of Professional Homoeopaths, has practised for thirty years in Edinburgh and before that in London.
He has taught at many colleges in Scotland, represented homoeopathy at the Science Festival and seen many thousands of patients.
Now he’s written a book on Stress. (What, another book on Stress? Yes, but you will never have read one like this! Guaranteed!)
How do you know if you’re stressed?! What do you feel?
What do those sensations mean?
If you cannot change things, what might happen next?
What can you do to manage your stress? (Relax? Not always so easy!)
Western medicine started thinking about signs of stress less than 200 years ago. It still doesn’t have an agreed structure for it.
Chinese Medicine has recognised signs of stress for thousands of years. Like Homoeopaths, acupuncturists, for example, have powerful ways to treat it.
Why Should Homoeopaths read ‘Qi Stagnation – Signs of Stress’?
Homoeopaths will discover how the Chinese medical theory of energy - “Qi” pronounced “TCHEE!” – works. Without realising it, homoeopaths use this every day.
For example, they ask patients about modality and sensation of symptoms. They ask where sensations go to and how they change.
With what they read in this book, homoeopaths will be able to use a powerful new system to help them understand and help their patients.
They will be able to make much more informed suggestions to their patients about how to deal with stress, what to look out for and what to expect if signs of stress develop into more serious conditions.
How will patients benefit?
Patients who read the book will also benefit. After all, it was written for them, not for professionals, although professionals will learn plenty too.
Homoeopaths ask about, or at least look for the emotional undercurrents in a patient. Those emotions can provide a powerful lead to the appropriate remedy for the patient. From the book, patients will learn how their situation fits into their phase of life.
Yet despite it sophistication and history, homoeopathy lacks an energetic structure for understanding Qi.
This book applies Chinese medical theory to the signs of stress that we all encounter in life. Homoeopaths will recognise from the Chinese medical syndromes, such as Qi Stagnation, many of the symptom pictures they see daily.
What else is in the book?
This book is unique in describing how Chinese medicine explains stress and what to do about it.
Aimed at the general reader, the book gradually introduces the concepts. And yes, these include Yin and Yang (and a chapter on how they apply to politics!)
In writing the book, Jonathan benefited hugely from his knowledge of homoeopathy. Every medicine – ‘remedy’ – in the homoeopathic Materia Medica shows how people may react to circumstance. Observed by generations of homoeopaths, a remedy is the distillation of symptoms, including signs of stress, that people actually experience in life.
What Chinese medicine does is to clothe those symptoms with energetic structure and meaning. For patients this can provide a revelation of why and how they feel stress, and WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.
Read more about the book, download (free!) and read the Introduction to the book, and then buy it only if you wish to.