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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 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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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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The benefits of qigong

February 23, 2012

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by Jolin Brandes and Jiliane Provinn —  The Chinese word “qi” translates literally to life force. “Gong” means the practice of developing more qi or life-force energy. Qi is present in the body from birth. Later we acquire qi through the ingestion of food, from the air we breathe and through our constant interactions with […]

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Detox tips for health, vitality, longevity and fat loss

February 23, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  The average American has 116 synthetic compounds in his body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are exposed to toxins from various sources such as food additives and preservatives, dry cleaners, digestive distress, nonorganic foods, the environment, poor quality supplements, pesticides, chemicals, xenoestrogens and so much more. […]

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