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About Lok-Kwan

Lok-Kwan is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois. He is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. He sees patients and teaches qigong in Chicago and Wilmette. Visit his website http://www.energymedicinechicago.com.

Li Shi Zhen’s stick and carrot diplomacy to chase out a ghost

Recently I talked about Li Shi Zhen and his treatment of a case of gui qi, literally ghost qi, or demonic influence. A ghost or demon invaded an acupuncture hole (an acupuncture point is actually a hole: it’s three dimensional) and … Continue reading

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Demonic influence as a cause of disease

Let’s consider the idea of gui qi, demonic influence or possession as a cause of disease that was brought up in the last blog entry. It’s easy to dismiss gui qi, demonic influence or possession as a cause of disease, as primitive … Continue reading

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Peach seeds to treat evil qi

There was a time in the past when gui qi, or demonic influence, was an accepted cause of disease. Sixteenth century doctor and scholar Li Shi-Zhen, in Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, reported a case in which an evil spirit invaded an … Continue reading

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The Concept of Fertility in Chinese Medicine: Tian Gui 天癸

Fertility, the natural ability to give birth to offspring, is expressed in Chinese Medicine by the concept of Tian Gui 天癸. Tian 天, meaning ‘heaven’, has two aspects: the pre-heaven and the post-heaven. That which is given at birth is … Continue reading

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Regulating Moods and Emotions with Breathing

Except for the mechanical tickings of a clock, time is an illusive concept inseparable from experience that occurs in space. Does time heal all wounds? Not necessarily. It’s what happens in time that can heal. What connects one point in … Continue reading

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How to identify five element body types

Stereotypes are caricatures. Every pure type represents a distortion in which one elemental force dominates to the exclusion of the other four.  Perfect health implies a life in which the tendencies of all five elements participate in equal measure, promoting, … Continue reading

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Five Elements Theory

The translation from the Chinese 五行 (wŭ xíng) into Five Elements does not convey its essential meaning of movement. The character 行 is composed of two parts, 彳on the left and 亍 on the right. They are actually the same … Continue reading

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What is Yin/Yang

Yin/yang is a way of knowledge  If everything in the world is the same shade of white then one can not see anything. One is able to see because things are of different colors and different shades. The yin and the … Continue reading

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Chief acupuncture point for eye problems

Urinary Bladder 1, named Jing Ming, meaning Bright Eye, is located within the eye socket, but off the eyeball. It is useful for inflammation of the eye causing redness, swelling, heat sensation, and pain. Also for blurry vision, eye itch and twitch. … Continue reading

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Premier issue of Inner Gate Qigong newsletter is out

New students may take advantage of the 50% discount for a private class and experience how customized and targeted instruction can help them along their paths. This issue features three stories. Ancient history meets space age science in the perennial … Continue reading

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