Monthly Archives: June 2011

Qigong Against Cancer

Bud Beyer feels that his qigong practice was crucial in helping him beat cancer. Here is his most cogent description: ‘The study of Qigong is the preparation for all the activities of life from sports, to healing, to simply meeting the … Continue reading

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Iron Crotch Qigong 3

鐵襠功  tiě dāng gōng Kneading the Navel: Warming the Yang and Dissipating Stagnation Lie on the back, relax the whole body, make the breath slow, long, smooth, and regular without straining while paying attention to the rise and fall of the abdomen. … Continue reading

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Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Zen

An effective acupuncture program for weight loss revs up the metabolism of the body, helps the patient deal with psychological and emotional issues and strengthens her resolve in following diet and exercise regimes. Eating is a spiritual act. When we … Continue reading

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Acupuncture effective for chronic pains where drugs fail

Acupuncture is effective for chronic pains where drugs fail because acute and chronic pain mechanisms are different. Traditional drugs target pain cells directly to numb the pain. This may work for acute pain where the neurons are responding normally to … Continue reading

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Low Back Pain an Equal Opportunity Problem

Low back pain is a problem of overuse rather than unavoidable degeneration due to aging. Life is movement: movement of the body in space as well as movement of the emotions and spirit. Movements are initiated from the lower back, the … Continue reading

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Tui Na Chinese Massage

Tui Na is Chinese massage therapy. Tui means to press or push. Na means to grasp. The name became popular only in the 1950’s. Before that it was called An Mo and in the ancient texts, An Qiao. An means to press. Mo means to touch. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Genetic Diseases: DNA & Epigenetics

Many diseases run in the family over generations. With some, genetic abnormalities have been identified. Does this mean that a patient is condemned to live out this disease and pass it on to her offsprings. Is destiny written in our … Continue reading

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How Does Acupuncture Help Stroke Recovery

Acupuncture is an effective stroke therapy I have treated many stroke patients with good results in improving sensation, motor abilities, speech, stability and depression. How does it work? In the brain, motor fibers of corticospinal tracts originate from the cerebral … Continue reading

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Scalp Acupuncture

  The head, like the ear, is a micro-system reflecting all the organs and functions of the body. In scalp acupuncture, needles are inserted within a thin layer of tissue between the scalp and the skull. Done with proper technique, … Continue reading

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Iron Crotch Qigong 2

鐵襠功  tiě dāng gōng Parting the Abdomen: Boosting Postnatal Qi Lie on the back, relax the whole body, make the breath slow, long, smooth, and regular without straining while paying attention to the rise and fall of the abdomen. (Do this practice … Continue reading

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