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Reading Time: 3 minutes Qigong’s systems were created at least five thousand years ago by Chinese masters in order to heal illnesses and maintain good health. Zhineng qigong (智能气功) is a style of qigong created by teacher Páng Hè Míng (庞鹤鸣), a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Western medicine, and heir of nineteen lineages of qigong. Zhineng qigong […]

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Reading Time: 8 minutes For many, the search for genuine meaning remains a desirous, life-long pursuit. How do we know when our lives can actually be characterized as meaningful? On a very fundamental level, searching for meaning places your life in a context of meaning; that is, you know what it means to lose meaning and to reacquire it. […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I really want to help people. That’s what I have been telling myself, at least consciously since 12 years old when I participated in the D.A.R.E. club doing skits about not taking drugs at a rave party. But how? How can I REALLY help people? My parents wanted me to be a doctor, and I […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the system of ancient medical practice that differs in substance, methodology and philosophy to modern medicine. Understanding TCM is a vital part of my ability to be an efficient clinician. As a future holistic dermatologist and cosmetic acupuncturist, I will not be effective without understanding TCM modalities, including herbal medicine, […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The shadow exists in the unconscious parts of an individual. It contains hidden traits present in all of us such as desires, shortcomings, wildness and chaos, but is also the root of creativity. The shadow may manifest itself in dreams, or visions, and can take shape in a variety of dark monsters or exotic figures. […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I love tai chi. I’ve been studying and practicing it for years. As with any long term relationship, I do find myself frustrated from time to time. The fact that my practice is so indirect is what gets to me. While it’s true that I can perform forms or stand when I choose, the actual […]

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Standing Qigong

August 20, 2018

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Combining the energy work of Asian medicine with Taoist meditation and physical movement is the ancient art called qigong (also known as qi gong and chi kung). Masters claim that as well as deeply relaxing the body and mind it can boost athletic and intellectual performance, prevent and heal illnesses and even reverse the degeneration […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Bonnie McLean practices Chinese medicine. She and her colleagues condone interdisciplinary healing which she concludes makes them an integrative team. She believes that because they sometimes refer patients to medical practitioners like psychiatrists their services are complementary.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever heard of the mysterious energy called chi? Perhaps you have watched with awe as the Shaolin monks perform almost superhuman feats of physical prowess on their Wheel of Life tour. Maybe you could even liken the monks to the Jedi Knights who were able to master a mysterious universal Force in George […]

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Reading Time: 11 minutes Daniel Lally, who found connections between ancient mythology, astrology and tai chi in order to heal himself, offers some insights as to how you can repair yourself by re-membering disjointed parts of your self.

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