Feng Shui: Shut the Front Door!


Feng Shui is an 8,000 year-old Chinese philosophy about the relationship between humans and their environment. Every item in a space and its placement is thought to either enhance or diminish our well-being. Based on the laws of nature, logic and common sense, we have incorporated feng shui principles into our office.

the front door in feng shuiIn our Wilmington, NC office, Acupuncture Associates uses many traditional feng shui elements, like a strong front door, to help promote positive energy, or qi, in our office space.

Qi is the natural flow of energy within all people and things, including acupuncture offices! A balanced energy flow helps make for a more positive space.

We use Chinese guardian lions, long used in Chinese temple architecture, in front of our doorway.  Sometimes referred to as “Foo Lions”, you may recognize these guardian lions from Chinese buildings and restaurants.  While our pair is small, these lions can also be large and imposing.  The purpose of these male and female pair of lions is to bring stability and protection to a building.

We also use orange and white “dots”, reminiscent of our branding, to make our glass front door less transparent, as glass doors are considered less substantial (or strong) in feng shui philosophy. The addition of these dots help make the qi more stable.

As you can see, it is easy to promote feng shui in your own entryway.  If you’d like to add these properties to your own space, consider these important elements highlighted on about.com:

  • An unblocked flow of energy when the door is opened
  • No cluttered items around the door that could impact qi flow
  • A solid, substantial door in an appropriate material and color
  • A door that is in harmony with the rest of the house

It is important for our door front doors to be secure and in harmony, just as it is important for our body’s qi to be in harmony.  If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can bring your qi, or energy, into a better, health-enhancing harmony, visit our Wilmington, NC office.



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