Unnecessary Surgery

September 18th, 2009
During the summer of  09, I travel to Austin Texas to visit my mom.  On walking in, I see that her left eye is drooping and red.  Calling the nurses in at her assisted living home, they insisted that I take her to emergency room to check what might be in their opinion a possible stroke.  The emergency room doctor was almost scornful as he was just adamantly clear that it was not a stroke and he also seemed to imply that she should have never been given such a diagnosis.  I also understand that the nurses want to be cautious. The doctor gave her some drops for what he saw as pink eye.
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Qigong Master Creates Heat with Bare Hands

May 15th, 2009

Exercises and Information on Breast Cancer

June 25th, 2008

In medical qigong, we learn cancer healing protocols as well as cancer prescription exercises. I think this is a great article by Pamela Ferguson, who had to deal with her own cancer diagnosis and healing. I believe much work needs to be done with all the issues that surround cancer, physically, of course and also the enormous fear that surrounds cancer. Part one was published in the January 2004 edition of Acupuncture Today and part 4 was published in the March 2004. I think the information, exercises and protocols are highly relevant and similar to our medical qigong protocols.

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Dangers of Trans Fats

May 3rd, 2008

In Chinese Medicine, life style choices, which include dietary choices, is one of the causes of imbalance. With microwaves, chemicals and processed foods, whatever we can eliminate that is problematic will add to our health and longevity. There has been a lot of political controversy lately about trans fat. Although this is an older article, I think it is excellent.  It is from the USA weekend magazine edition May 3, 2001. Read labels carefully and try to avoid most fast food and processed food that more than likely contains trans fat.  As you will see below trans fat is dangerous.

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Treatment of Polar Opposites and Scar Tissue

March 15th, 2008

The following article is from the Febuary 2008 newsletter of Acupuncture today. I thought it was interesting because in QiGong we talk about the 3 levels from which ones does Qigong exercises. The first level is ming jing which is obvious power with no particular attention to subtle movement. The second level is ang jing which is subtle power. Inherent in this power is the rippling of an X pattern, where, for example, pushing off with the right foot causes a ripple to move from the right foot up the right leg/hip through the torso and then to the left shoulder. This is an interesting article of how the same principles apply to pattern diagnosis and treatment. Like acupuncture, Medical Qigong has many healing protocols using external qi emission as well as treatments for scar tissue.

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Is Coffee Bad for You??

January 17th, 2008

For those of us who love coffee, read the following which comes from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture in Louisville, Colorado

Why we say “No Coffee Please’

In our work with clients we often recommend certain lifestyle changes that will enhance the effects of treatment. One thing we ask of ALL clients is to refrain from drink coffee for the following reasons:

Chinese Medicine classifies coffee as a bitter, pungent, cold medicine which has the power to transform kidney essence into qi energy which moves upward and outward through the body, giving an experience of heightened energy (this is unrelated to the caffeine content)

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Diagnosis by Touching the Qi

October 11th, 2007

This article in the November 2007 issue of Acupuncture Today on Diagnosis by Touching the Qi is consistent with the way International Institute of Medical Qigong teaches flat palm sensing and diagnosis through the energy fields. Additionally, we teach the energy field as having 3 layers: physical, emotional/mental and spiritual so from this perspective each of the 3 fields can be sensed. A reminder that all physical disease will first be perceptable in the energy fields!!!

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Fake acupuncture helps low back pain

October 2nd, 2007

This is an interesting study. The problem I have with research studies is that there are so many subjective factors that can’t be quantitively measured. Factors that I consider interesting and/or important from the study are:

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Treating the “Myth of Illness”

September 28th, 2007

Following are excerpts from Tuesday, May 29, 2007, The Irish Times, LifeFeatures section. It is an interview of Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist priest and practitioners of Classical Chinese Medicine, by Arminta Wallace.

Humanity’s attitude to healing is startlingly ambivalent. We’re fond of a quick fix, but suspicious of people who describe themselves as “Healers”. We cling to our prescription drugs of choice,even when tests suggest they’re better avoided. Few of us-especially those who’ve spent any time in hospitals recently – believe in miracles. Fewer still, despite the accumulated evidence of years of research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, imagine that we can do anything much to heal ourselves.

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Creating Out of Body Experiences

August 25th, 2007

This article is fascinating on several accounts. First, it signifies the real tangibility of an etheric field or “body blueprint” that tangibly affects the physical body. This concept is not new to energy healers but the fact that volunteers were taught how to do it is amazing. Additionally, it offers scientific proof that not only do we have an energy body but there is a correlation between the energy body and the physical body. In this case, the scientists threatened the virtual body of the participants but what if they had sent them loving kindness or had worked on specific energy centers. This is exactly the premise for working through the energy field in order to make changes to the physical body.

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