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Qigong is a gentle exercise form that originated in China thousands of years ago. Some people call it a “moving meditation.”  There are many different forms of qigong and also many benefits to regular practice. The most common forms of qigong usually involve very slow, fluid body movements synchronized with breathing. There is also a...
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The Centers for Disease Control issued a health advisory warning that this year’s flu vaccine is less effective than normal. According to the report, 91% of cases nationwide have been a strain of Type A (H3N2) Influenza, which is the most severe strain. The vaccine produced for this season has been effective in only 48%...
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The Chinese “5 Elements” are actually more like Five Phases or seasons. They are winter, spring, summer, late-summer, and autumn or Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each “Element” or “phase of energy” is associated with one of several things: Viscera – an organ that “stores” energy; Fire = heart, Wood = liver, Water =...
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Many patients have asked me about how to enhance their longevity and quality of life. I am happy to report that there is indeed built into Chinese philosophy the aspects most sought out by Americans and Baby Boomers! It is called Yang (yawng) Shen (shinn) or Nourishing Life (Jap: Yojokun). To discuss this I will...
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In TCM, there are 6 main types of headaches. I’d also like to add four more, and discuss ways of dealing with them. Taiyang (frontal & occipital) Causes: Qi deficiency, wind-cold attack, excessive thinking, and glucose imbalances. Treatments: Typically speaking, all of these have a root in qi deficiency or qi taxation. The main thing...
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Cold & Flu Explained The west has a lot of newfangled ideas about how colds, caused by rhinovirus, and flu, caused by the influenza retrovirus, are caught and treated. I say newfangled, because prior to the 1950’s, everyone around the world knew about the connection between a medical condition called Exposure, and cold and flu. Famously...
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Qi Gong Qi Gong (Chi Kung) literally means Energy/life-force Skill. The Gong is the same as the Gong of Gong Fu (Gung Fu). This implies excellence. Yang Shen, or Nourishing Life, is a sub-study of Qi Gong. In general, Qi Gong can be divided into yin and yang, or water and fire methods. In the...
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In the ancient days, there was no microscope or petri-dish culture to help the doctor understand rot and disease associated with fluids and humidity. Nowadays we know about bacteria, mold, yeast, and insulin issues. We know that these things are related to skin issues, acne, digestive irregularities, UTI, leukorrhea, cataracts, diabetes, and more elusive things...
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