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Introduction to medical qigong and paidagong

August 26, 2015

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Introduction to medical qigong and paidagong by Steven Cardoza — For thousands of years, the Chinese have developed and refined their medical system and other types of health-building practices. Some, like acupuncture, herbal medicine and taiji (tai chi) are becoming increasingly familiar to Westerners. Others are less well known, but equally effective in their own […]

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The world’s largest medicine-free hospital

January 23, 2015

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The world’s largest medicine-free hospital by Eduardo Garcia Osegueda —  Imagine a hospital that uses no drugs as it treats 3,000 to 5,000 people every 24 days. Imagine how much scrutiny this hospital must undergo, being closely observed by respected scientists from around the world. Imagine how surprised the scientists must be to learn that […]

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The colors of creativity

April 1, 2013

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by Shelia Eastman —  I  love being creative every day. All my life I have been told I am very creative. For that matter, I often have too many ideas, which makes it hard to stop the flow. But I believe that everyone, with a little practice, can and should be over-the-top creative. You often […]

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The kidneys in Chinese medicine

November 14, 2012

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by Christopher Vedeler —  In the West, we know the kidneys are sophisticated filters that remove toxins from the blood. They also play a key role in balancing water and electrolytes in the body. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys represent the deepest level of our physical being and are also critical to water metabolism. Water […]

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Professional-grade shiatsu

October 9, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  What do you know about your shiatsu therapist? Do you believe you are receiving authentic shiatsu or do you suspect you are receiving a watered-down version? To ensure you are getting the best shiatsu therapy possible, you want to check that the therapist has two certifications and look for a number […]

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Ai Chi — A symphony for the mind, body and spirit

September 17, 2012

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by Jane Copper —  Ai Chi, a simple water exercise and relaxation program, is performed using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs and torso in a flowing yet powerful progression. Ruth Sova, author and founder of the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, says, “Ai Chi, flowing aquatic energy, is […]

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Where attention goes, energy flows

September 8, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  Tuning in to your energy through focused breathing and other practices such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, or stillness and contemplation, is the beginning of healing imbalances in the mind/body. Where attention goes, energy flows; the mind begins to heal the body through intention. As you learn to listen to the […]

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The psyche of infertility

September 7, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Most of us would agree that the mind and body work together. The emotional and psychological factors/forces involved in infertility can be dealt with by talking with a health care professional or by using the body to help heal the mind and emotions and aid fertility. A healthy, peaceful mind […]

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Rejuvenate your life

August 19, 2012

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by Victoria Mogilner —  How many times have you awakened depressed, with low energy and the feeling that everything is moving too fast? Right now everything is speeding up, and unless you take time for yourself, you will burn out, become depressed and feel out of sorts. Chinese medicine is a practical tool to help […]

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Why is deep breathing so important?

August 11, 2012

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by Sheila Eastman —  We all breathe every second of every day and think nothing of it. If you watch a baby breathe, you will see the stomach expand on the inhale, like a balloon blowing up, and inflate on the exhale. However, if you put your hand on your chest and stomach right now, […]

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Spontaneous bliss

July 27, 2012

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by Jangchub Tsomo —  Spontaneous bliss — this is the experience of practicing Kunlun Nei-gung. It might sound too good to be true, and yet bliss is what people can quickly and easily actualize. Whether someone is sitting peacefully in meditation or having a beer after work, everyone is chasing their bliss. So what is […]

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Qigong for a healthy life

April 12, 2012

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by Sheila Eastman —  What if you had a self-healing tool at your fingertips that you could use every day to put your mind, body and spirit in a great place? This tool would help you quiet your mind for clarity, improve memory and ease decision making. This self-healing tool is qigong, pronounced “chee-gong.” There […]

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Curious about qigong?

March 1, 2012

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by Jolin Brandes —  The practice of qigong can yield many benefits and assist you in taking back the power to heal yourself. During the winter season, when you are susceptible to colds and flu-like symptoms, qigong is an excellent therapy to help support your lungs. Qigong encourages a positive outlook on life and can […]

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