Feel Well, Every Day

Feeling stuck? Poor concentration?  Sore joints?
Broken sleep?
Feeling old and creaky? 

Get plugged into your vibrant life energy and soul purpose – start your day right in Chi Flow with Jo.

We begin new moves for Beginners and Experienced members on the first week day of every month.


Tune in to the latest episode of the Chi Flow with Jo Podcast, where Ayurveda intersects with Traditional Chinese Medicine, both focusing on alleviating pain and boosting energy levels. 

Throughout the month of June, join us in Chi Flow with Jo as we delve into the realms of Qi Gong, Acupressure, and Chinese Medicine, offering insights to help you reduce pain and inflammation, enhance blood circulation, and alleviate anxiety.

If you’re grappling with stiff, achy joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and shoulder tension, frozen shoulder, inflamed knees, or sluggish, uncomfortable digestion, these symptoms may stem from stagnation of blood and energy flow within the body. Discover how Dr. Shivani Gupta, an Ayurvedic doctor, and Joanne Faulkner, specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, collaborate to effectively reduce pain and restore balance for lasting health. Don’t miss out on this enlightening discussion!



To accompany the FREE TALK : An introduction to Shiatsu demonstrating 3 major acupressure for health points.

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This series has been set up so that you can submit a question and if chosen, your question will be answered in an episode by Joanne Faulkner using her knowledge of Chinese medicine to suggest some great qi gong, acupressure and food tips to help.

In this episode, Joanne suggests some qi gong, acupressure and food recipes to help poor circulation and cold hands and feet.


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How does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach the treatment of gout, arthritis and painful joints?

For the month of June, in Chi Flow with Jo we are going to be covering Qi Gong, Acupressure and Chinese Medicine that can help you manage painful and stiff joints. 

What we’re going to do in Chi Flow with Jo is give you Qigong, acupressure and food medicine to help alleviate some of the symptoms and find ease in your body.  

Read the blog for more information and to get a FREE Qi gong class

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WEDNESDAY 12th June 2024  @ 7.00pm (Irish time)

Let the Rivers Flow

with Chris McAlister

Last year, we climbed Buddha Mountain together, footstep after handhold, using powerful Yin Source points to reach the summit. The general idea was to gather energy rising up and then bring precious resources all the way down again to safety and security.

This year, we investigate the opposing principle. We use the polar opposite, namely Yang Source points. Summer is almost here and to match the rising pulse of the warmer weather, we raise energy and allow flow to reach its peak: Let the Rivers Flow!

Join us (if you join Chi Flow you get this talk for free!)


In June, let’s take action in Chi Flow with Jo! Join us as we delve into Qi Gong, Acupressure, and Chinese Medicine techniques aimed at alleviating pain and inflammation, enhancing blood circulation, and reducing anxiety.

When Qi encounters obstacles and stagnates, it creates the potential for discomfort. This stagnation may stem from blockages, such as those caused by phlegm, or from insufficient energy to propel blood circulation.

If you’re grappling with stiff, achy joints or symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, it could be a result of stagnant blood flow. Qi Gong offers an effective means to unblock this flow and revitalize your life force energy.

Read the blog and try the Qi Gong move in the video. Join us as we take proactive steps toward improved well-being!

ALMOST SOLD OUT!  Set on the beautiful island of Lanzarote at the Villa Amatista, through Qi Gong exercises, self shiatsu, meditation, mantra and connection with food medicine you can be in the moment, allowing freedom, spontaneity and joy to bubble up and express itself through your miraculous life.

All meals are vegetarian on Retreat and are prepared by our personal chef, to nourish you throughout the day.

We will experience the body through heart-focused Qi Gong exercises, stretches and acupressure points, plus meditation, mindfulness and mantra techniques that calm the mind and bring the Heart home for peaceful sleep and a loving joyful life. You will leave feeling healthy, happy, rested and well-fed, with an understanding of how food connects to heart health and a happy mind.   CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA

Feeling exhausted?

Can’t shake that Virus? 

Red dates have long been used in Chinese Medicine for strengthening the spleen energy. Specifically, they help build strength and energy following chronic illness, exhaution, anemia or post partum recovery.

Traditionally they are given at Chinese New Year as a symbol of health and longevity. 


This fantastic course gives you a solid grounding in Shiatsu bodywork and a more extensive introduction to the theories of Chinese medicine including Yin/Yang and the 5 elements including the foods, the flavours, the seasons, the emotions that nourish and heal each organ in the body.

Learning powerful acupressure points you will be able to balance your body and live in alignment with the natural rhythms of nature and life.

If you are already a complementary therapist this course will deepen your understanding of the body and how to treat clients from the ancient Chinese Medicine perspective.

Upon completion you will receive a certificate and the foundation qualification required to enter professional Shiatsu Studies which is recognised across Europe.

Taught over a series of weekend workshops, held once a month, starting in Febuary 2024 – Full course see the website.

I will be teaching  the Fire Element of the Heart & Small Intestine through Acupressure, Qi Gong and Food Medicine.

Venue is West Cork Coastal Haven, overlooking Roaring Water Bay in West Cork.

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Carrageen Moss supports Lung & Large Intestine in the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine

☯️ Carrageen supports Lung & Large intestine
☯️ In this short video I show you how to make a fantastic health drink from this seaweed. 
☯️ It’s great for soothing dry coughs whilst at the same time dispersing mucus, both from the Lung and Large intestine. 
☯️ It’s been used as a traditional remedy for hundreds of years here in Ireland
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Plantar Faciitis Video to accompany the Ask Me Anything – Menopause & Trauma Release
☯️Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, tissue in the foot used during walking and foot movement.
☯️However sometimes problems in the feet are cause by tension in the abdomen
☯️ In this short video I use acupressure points in the abdomen, which is energetically very important in Chinese medicine, to release tension which can refer down and cause pain in the feet.
Our abdomen (Hara) is where life force emanates from and is a focal point in most forms of Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai qi and other martial arts practices. Use your fingers to massage the points related to the hips, knees and feet, helping to relieve this painful condition.

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Find out how – using the 5 Element system of Traditional Chinese Medicine – you can understand your body and feed it what it needs.


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Which foods support which organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine?
☯️ There is a system in Chinese Medicine called the 5 elements which links each organ with a flavour, an emotion, a colour, a time of year and much much more.
☯️ In this short video I cover each organ and which foods you can use to understand and treat your body so that you feel alive and well, full of energy and ready to enjoy life

Take the 2 Question Quiz

What do you fancy for tea?

Take the quick 2 question quiz that will show you which food will either
**Lift your mood or **Relieve Pain **Increase Energy or **Calm Body and Mind.
Click the link for the answer that suits you. Using the 5 element system of Chinese Medicine and the flavours you crave, you can learn to listen to your body and feel well every day.