Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dietary Prohibitions

Continuing translation of chapter 24 of Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin gui yao lue) by Zhang Zhong-Jing, a 1,700 year old text. Liver organ meat, especially if it’s from an animal that died on it’s own, should not be eaten … Continue reading

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Do’s and don’ts in food combination and preparation

Being an unscholarly translation of chapter 24 of Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin gui yao lue) by Zhang Zhong-Jing, a 1,700 year old text. Foods and drinks sustain our lives. Their flavors and the way they are prepared are very … Continue reading

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Iron Crotch Qigong 6

鐵襠功  tiě dāng gōng Iron Crotch Qigong strengthens kidney function, boosts yang energy, nourishes essence, and benefits the constitution. It can help with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, male infertility, and aging. Massaging the Testicles: Sit comfortably and relax the whole body. Make … Continue reading

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The lotus is a natural symbol of transformation

The lotus flower is a natural symbol of the transformative power of the human spirit. Rooted in a muddy pond, it is able to rise above it to blossom in glory, untainted by the turbid waters, in fact drawing nourishment from … Continue reading

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Iron Crotch Qigong 5

鐵襠功  tiě dāng gōng Iron Crotch Qigong strengthens kidney function, boosts yang energy, nourishes essence, and benefits the constitution. It can help with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, male infertility, and aging. Kneading the Testicles: Enlivening Essence Sit comfortably and relax the whole … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Help for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is differentiated as functional or structural. It is functional when the curvature is caused by contracted muscles and the spine itself is intact. It is structural when the spinal bones themselves are involved. Functional scoliosis is easier to treat … Continue reading

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Iron Crotch Qigong 4

鐵襠功  tiě dāng gōng Iron Crotch Qigong strengthens kidney function, boosts yang energy, nourishes essence, and benefits the constitution. It can help with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, male infertility, and aging. Rolling the Spermatic Cord: Soothes Liver Qi and Clears Stagnation Sit … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Green Tea

Mr. Zane, the proprietor of Tai Chi Green Tea, came to visit at my Lakeview office. While I sipped his delicious green tea and ate the baby leaves (Yes! More about that later) he regaled me with the lore of … Continue reading

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One Hand: China’s Living Treasures

For decades I have been a fan and collector of One Hand Videos. This “is a video series composed of demonstrational and instructional titles. Both DVD and tape formats are available. It is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional … Continue reading

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Stroke in Terms of Five Elements Theory

In terms of Five Phases Theory, a stroke is a violent breakdown in the communication between Fire and Water, the basic polarities of life. Life comes into being by the union of these opposites and throughout its course, the two … Continue reading

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