This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Secrets of Health: Sleep
Master Zhao Bichen (1862-1942):
Volume 22, No. 2 Summer 2012 $5.00
Liangong’s Elusive 3rd Series
Words About Martial Arts for Health
Departments: • The Eleventh Question: “How You Doin”? • Chinese Romanization • Qigong Face Massage • Tuina, Massage and Shiatsu • Prevent and Reverse Osteoporosis • Tidbits, News and Events
....$ 50........... and Energy By Gerald Sharp & Patricia Kessler........... This Volume includes a daily practice companion guide of both series each in its own chapter for easy access and recall............... Gerald Sharp...... waist and legs..... Includes DV552. This English language video presents Dr.. Book: Order #C753 ... and what to look for in your own mastery of chi............. Sharp presents the entire Eight Methods of Wu’s “first series” of Chi Kung exercises.. The video is professionally produced and is over 50 minutes long................. DVD: Order #DV554 .. Office Hours: Mon......... The video concludes with a rare photo image of Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua............. This English language video presents Dr.. Zhuang Yuan Ming... DV458 DVDs: Order #DV510 ..... Sharp demonstrates the entire Five Elements Chi Kung set... arthritis........ back........... DVD: Order #DV456 .... The video is over 50 minutes long....00 Chi Kung: Training for Life. Strains & Sprains (DVD) This Special Edition (new edition) includes professionally shot footage of Dr. DVD: Order #DV457 ..............................$ 60.............. Zhuang Jian Shen...-Fri..........00 Wu Chi Kung Volume 1: Eight Methods In this chaptered volume.. Zhuang Yuan Ming through scientific testing on patients with acute pain in the joints.$40. The Liangong exercises are derived from traditional Chinese medicine..... DVDs: Order #DV555 ....... Unique to this volume is how the postures relate to the Chinese calligraphy in contemplating shape and movement.. and DV554...... This set addresses prevention and healing of pain in the shoulders....... DVD: Order #DV458 ... as well as how to use flexibility in T’ai Chi applications is presented... Sharp presents the entire contents of the “second series” or Five Elements Chi Kung of the Wu Style T’ai Chi system........ unique exercises. tendinitis..................... and strengthening of the internal organs............. demonstrating all 18 exercises in an instructional format from multiple angles! This DVD contains a set of 18 exercises from the 54 exercises developed by Dr.....00 Liangong III: Yi Chi Kung (DVD) This fully-chaptered video contains the third set of 18 exercises developed by Dr.... 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: http://qi-journal...... A description follows each exercise and describes the purpose and health application of the movements........... performing the movements.. a certified student of Ma Yueh Liang.... and instructs in detail the concepts and substance of this rare and prolific practice. The video is professionally produced and is over 50 minutes long.. Gerald A.$ 55........... Over 300 illustrations have been utilized in this text to make the exercises easy to follow and understand. DVD: Order #DV552 ........$55.......00 Wu Chi Kung Volume 3: Daily Practice Guide VOLUME III: Daily Practice Guide for both the Eight Methods & the Five Elements Chi Kung Sets of the Wu Style T’ai Chi Chi Kung... massage. Zhuang Yuan Ming. A description follows each exercise and describes the purpose and health application of the movements....... the creator of Liangong..... 130 pages.. Zhuang Yuan Ming and his son.................00 Liangong II: Joints and Internal Organs (DVD) This fully-chaptered video contains the second set of 18 exercises developed by Dr........ Health..... DVD: Order #DV553 ..00 Also of interest on this volume is rare archival footage of Ma Yueh Liang himself practicing the entire Eight Methods.00 Wu Chi Kung Volume 2: Five Elements On this Volume Gerald A..... Zhuang Yuan Ming and his son... DV457...................$55...........Eight Methods:All thirteen exercises and their variations are presented with the graphics listing all of the Eight Methods (and individual form names) for easy recall... performing the movements....... This English language video presents Dr.. A chapter detailing martial applications for some of the postures of both the Eight Methods and the Five Elements. Zhuang Yuan Ming to enhance life force energy. A description follows each exercise and describes the purpose and health application of the movements........ DV553............. Zhuang Jian Shen........ Zhuang Yuan Ming and his son performing the movements.......... Includes Eight Methods and the Five Elements series..... what the purpose of each movement is.. Five Elements: Gerald A.00 Wu Chi Kung Complete Set A Three Volume Set............... and Patricia Kessler clearly explain how to perform the exercises................ external kung fu stretching and Dr...............$135..........Liangong & Wu Chi Kung Instructional materials from Gerald Sharp Liangong I: Stress..........$120......... Zhuang’s lifetime of experience.... as well as his extensive testing as to what led to the development of these notable......com ................00 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS Liangong Complete Set Complete set of 3 DVDs DV456....$40...........
The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
The Dao of Longevity
Secrets of Health: Sleep ........................................ 18
One Chinese folk recipe for longevity is, “Constancy in the regular patterns of life, moderation in labor and rest.” One aspect of rest that is vital to our health is sleep. Adequate and regular sleep is essential for human health. Modern research has shown that inadequate sleep leads to a wide range of health problems including obvious ones like fatigue and irritability. However, there are more serious consequences as well. By Dr. Henry McCann
Yi Qigong: Liangong’s Elusive Third Series ............ 26
The development of Yi Qigong, Liangong’s third series of 18 exercises began in 1975 at Dongchang Hospital in the Huangpu District of Shanghai while Dr. Zhuang Yuan Ming was testing the effectiveness of health exercises on patients with acute pain in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, legs, and feet. During the early stages of development it was referred to in Chinese as “The Eighteen Methods Continued.” By Gerald A. Sharp
Master Zhao Bichen (1862-1942): Daoist Immortal.................................................... 34
Master Zhao Bichen also known as Zhao Yizi was a much renowned practitioner of neidan—a term which literally translates into English as internal medicine, with the word dan actually referring to a red medicinal powder or ointment—or more specifically a red pill (cinnabar). Within the context it refers to the practice of ‘internal developmental medicine’ and as a consequence, is often rendered into English as Daoist alchemy or yoga. By Adrian Chan-Wyles, Ph.D
Words About Martial Arts for Health .................... 40
How does something aimed at hurting also heal? Thanks to these readings and to Professor Kenneth Cohen who includes them in his teacher training curriculum, I am able to offer here an examination of books with insights on these questions. Because these books are also a record of the entrance and growth in the United States of this Asian art, I discuss them in a roughly approximate order of their first publication dates. By Carol McFrederick
Events and News ........................................................................ 3 The Eleventh Question: “How You Doin”? ..................................... 4 Chinese Romanization Systems .................................................... 4 Qigong Face Massage .................................................................. 8 Tuina, Massage and Shiatsu ........................................................ 11 Prevent and Reverse Osteoporosis .............................................. 50 Back Issues ................................................................................ 52 Calendar of Events ...................................................................... 54 Listings of Professionals .............................................................. 57 Subscription & Order Forms ........................................................ 64
SUMMER 2012 QI—1
. chi. crazy days of summer are here and based on the principles of feng shui.. SHARP ADRIAN CHAN-WYLES PHD CAROL MCFREDERICK LAWRENCE HOWARD LAC. it is a season related to the fire element. Temecula. Below is a guide for common terms.. We continue to recognize the dragon year with another dragon cover. —Steve Rhodes.” Then. HENRY MCCANN GERALD A. but also a lesson Daoist terms and practices. All material in this journal is provided as information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. and “Prevent and Reverse Osteoporosis” by Brendan Thorson. Romanizations We try to use the modern pinyin romanization whenever possible. shen ching.com 2 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . Inc. I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I do. insomnia.In This Issue of Qi THE JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL EASTERN HEALTH & FITNESS —————————— The hazy. And all-natural cotton will support evaporation of sweat which helps cool your body. shen Beijing Peiching (Peking) Beijing. This dragon was photographed in Thailand and the colorful background was superimposed to help create a dramatic effect. Departments include “The Eleventh Question” by Lawrence Howard. Henry McCann shares an important. Wear loose. Adrian Chan-Wyles. Web page: http:// www. 26151 Carancho Rd. or its officers. Always consult appropriate health professionals. CA 92590. listen to your body. INC. But as well as being related to the metaphoric heart. but some articles and proper names are still written in other systems. and avoid outdoor activity if there is a heat/smog advisory in your area. LMP —————————— ADVERTISING & SALES LILY CHIU CHIN YUNG CHOU ———————— MANAGER LILY CHIU —————————— EDITORIAL STEVE RHODES —————————— EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS CHIU. In this issue. ***** Welcome to our Summer 2012 issue. a great tutorial on “Qigong Face Massage” by Margaret Emerson.com —————————— Subscription rates are: $18. Email: lily@qi-journal.S. 26151 Carancho Rd. 26151 Carancho Rd. ch’i. All rights are reserved by Insight Graphics. Inc. Sunscreen is a must. If you are doing physical activities under in the summer heat. even on cloudy days. The Chinese calligraphy is “Long”. lazy. CA 92590 U. MARGARET EMERSON STEVEN LUO BRENDAN THORSON. Our yang energies are at their highest and a person with a healthy fire element will feel happy. Inc. it is important to follow some simple. Then Carol McFrederick shares a long article on books that deal with the health aspects of martial arts. must-read article in “Secrets of Health: Sleep.qi-journal. Incorporated ISSN #1056-4004 —————————— Advertising requests and unsolicited manuscripts should be mailed to Insight Graphics. a brief overview of “Tuina.. Seek the shade whenever possible. Not only is this article a biography. anxiety. Avoid the hottest part of the day for your exercise routines. documents a Daoist Immortal named Zhao Bichen.com. Too much or too little fire can cause sweating. 92590. and even heart palpitations. Temecula. compassionate. Tel: 951-699-5343 The opinions expressed by these authors and advertisers do not necessarily reflect the policies and beliefs of Insight Graphics. the character for “dragon”. editor PUBLISHER INSIGHT GRAPHICS.S. we include the first half of her article. —————————— POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness. Stay hydrated with non-alcoholic drinks. Gerald Sharp takes us through the development of Yi Qigong. Pinyin system Wades-Giles Yale or other taijiquan t’ai chi ch’üan tai ji chywan qigong ch’i kung chi gung jing ching jing Dao (Daoist) Tao (Taoist) Dau (Dauist) Yijing I-Ching Yijing Lao zi Lao tzu Lau dz jing.95 per year for International orders. A new author for us.. but let’s turn our attention to the inside. But most importantly. dizziness. Beiping Sichuan Ssuch’uan Szchwan COVER: In celebration of the Year of the Dragon. Liangong’s 3rd series of exercises. Massage and Shiatsu” by Steven Luo. Dr. light and playful. Inc. US$41. No medical action should be taken based upon the contents of this journal.A. CA U. light-colored clothing because lighter colors reflect heat. we present another auspicious dragon on our cover.qi-journal. qi. SU CHIAO —————————— Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness is published quarterly by Insight Graphics. Tel: 951-699-5343 —————————— ©2012 Insight Graphics.A. dba INSIGHT PUBLISHING —————————— CONTRIBUTORS DR. common-sense tips. shen jing. Visit our Web Site at: http://www.95 per year for United States. summer also affects the physical heart and cardiovascular system. an instructor of Yi Ren® Qigong. Temecula.
540 square meters.com/ developed by Zibin Guo.” said Zibin Guo. the researchers used electroacupuncture to stimulate seven spots on the heads of 73 participants. They were later assessed by experts for their depression levels and the group that received genuine electroacupuncture was found to be a lot happier. thanks to discourage tive can be seen on YouTube the technology and program people with at http://www. With a total investment of 36. dynamic flowing movements of Tai Chi. according to Dr. When the museum is completed in 2014. “The drop (in depression scores) among the group receiving active treatment was more significant than the placebo group. It will be first of its kind in the world. information management and healthkeeping practice.” accessible form of martial arts. empowerment and artistic The innovation has “Too often. who had suffered several bouts of depression in the last 7 years. but has not been an ple with physical disabilities activities. another researcher in the group. An imbalance in serotonin levels is believed to be linked to depression. ing simple. Zhang told a news conference. Depression affects about 20 percent of people at some point in their lives. three kilometers northeast away from Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan province. social and cul.” IN BEIJING OLYMPICS The 13 Posture Wheelchair Tai News Medical: An innovative Chi incorporates 13 of the 24 Tai Chi 13-postures Tai Chi designed for movements and. of the University of Tendisabilities from Tai Chi (Taijiquan) has nessee Chattanooga. expression. It also plans to hold international Kung Fu competitions and stage live performances. University of Hong Kong. low-impact. ■ —Xinhuanet the spirit and give practitioners a sense WHEELCHAIR TAI CHI FEATURED of command of space. Most duce the Tai Chi Wheelchair at the of the 83 million live in rural China 2008 Beijing Olympics/Paralympics where “social and economic develCultural Festival. it will not only attract foreign friends to practice Kung Fu.5 million US dollars. while the other half . upper-body He also cites a National Health exercise by integrating wheelchair Interview Survey that suggests that motion with the gentle.participating been part of Chinese traditional medicine for thousands tural barriers discourage peoin fitness of years. some brain centres responsible for producing serotonin are stimulated.cultural barriers from the 2008 Beijing Olympics/Paralympics Cultural Festory impairment. T The museum will demonstrate the development and evolvement of Chinese Kung Fu with texts.the placebo group . SHAOLIN MUSEUM’S GROUNDBREAKING he foundation of Shaolin Kung Fu Museum was laid Thursday in Shaolin Tagou Kung Fu School.” explained Ng. “Wheelchair Tai Chi opment lags behind urban areas. which published their findings in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) ONE. brought the traditional Chisocial and A demonstration event nese martial and healing arts to people with ambula. films and other exhibits. “Too often.youtube. a consultant at the department of psychiatry at the Kowloon Hospital in Hong Kong. Led by Zhang Zhang-jin at the School of Chinese Medicine. Half the patients received electroacupuncture nine times over three weeks. talent cultivation. the 13 Postures of Wheelchair current issue of Technology and InnoTai Chi transforms the wheelchair vation—Proceedings of the National from an assistive device to a tool of Academy of Inventors.Event & Association News ELECTROACUPUNCTURE MAY BE EFFECTIVE FOR DEPRESSION: STUDY Reuters: Boosting the effect of acupuncture needles with small electric currents may be effective in treating depression. an official from China’s Kung Fu Management Center. pictures. the museum will feature Kung Fu demonstration and research. the privatelyfunded museum covers 135. who abilities. a study in Hong Kong has found. particularly those jing Paralympics Committee to introdisabilities that limit mobility. but it also promotes exchanges and expands the development of Kung Fu.” said Cui Pei.only had needles inserted superficially into their heads. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020. The electroacupuncture was given in addition to medication that the patients were already taking and meant to augment their treatment.” he can be practiced seated for those needsaid. Upon completion. wheelchair users is described in the Guo. PhD.” said Roger Ng. from participating in fitness therapy or exercise for those with disactivities. “When the acupoints are stimulated. depression will rival heart disease as the health disorder with the highest disease burden in the world. Guo estimates that 83 collaborated with the China Disabled million people in China are living People’s Federation and the 2008 Beiwith disabilities. physical watch?v=jR0DbXlS4GI PhD. Zhang said his group may consider moving into another trial using only electroacupuncture on patients suffering milder depression. Dr. It lifts (continued on page 14) SUMMER 2012 QI—3 .
Qi Department: TCM
THE ELEVENTH QUESTION: “HOW YOU DOIN”?
By Lawrence Howard LAc, MSAc uring the Oriental Medical evaluation the “Ten Questions” are typically asked. Although the questions vary somewhat, they typically refer to diet, elimination, emotions, temperature sensations and preferences. The purpose is to better understand the patient’s qi dynamic through a series of correlations. Asking detailed but flexible questions based on the patient’s degree of self and qi awareness can further enhance treatment. These questions are asked before and during treatment and may be generically (and colloquially) summarized by asking “how you doin?” Determining the patient’s initial qi-awareness is simple. If the patient is able to form a “qi ball”1 they will likely experience non-physical sensations of treatment. One forms a “qiball” by holding their palms about 6 inches apart, then gently and slowly moving them towards and away from
one another... one may feel sensations as “magnetic”, tingling or temperature change. How to ask questions Begin by asking simple open-ended questions followed by opposing alternatives. For example, a patient who complains of pain is asked the exact location of their pain followed by questions regarding the quality and intensity. One type of question is if the affected region feels “heavy or weak”. The questions should become progressively detailed. After the exact location has been found the patient is asked if there are variations in the quality, intensity and heaviness/ weakness of the pain of the affected and surrounding region. These finer detailed questions help determine the “layer-cutaneous region to boneand if the imbalance is a combination of excess and deficiency conditions. Questioning continues during
the administration of treatment. If the pain is active while the treatment is being administered then ask the patient exactly how the pain is changing in terms of location, quality and intensity. Sometimes part of the pain will immediately reduce. An acupuncture point may reduce a portion of the affected region or one component such as pain but not heaviness. If the main complaint is not observable or active at the time of treatment then questioning is directed towards the subtle sensations. These include tingling, heavy or light, increasing calmness to changes of thoughts and emotional experiences. Gentle encouragement is important when inquiring about detailed and subtle experiences. Patients are sometimes uncomfortable describing details as this since they are foreign. However, as they become more aware of their own bodies and minds they become more comfortable articulat-
CHINESE ROMANIZATION SYSTEMS
sing Roman (Latin) characters to express the sound of Chinese words is a helpful tool in learning the language and pronunciation. There are several basic systems in current use within the United States and unfortunately, we tend to mix them together. One system is no better than another if it is studied, but few people study one enough to use it accurately. On page 2 of each issue, we publish a small guide to commonly used terms as a sample. Pinyin: Pinyin (meaning “spellsound”) was compiled in 1958 and is now the most recognized and popular method of romanization. The Pinyin system is the romanization of the Zhu Yin system of pronunciation commonly called “bo-po-mo-fo” that was a phonetic tool used by young children. Pinyin became a United Nations standard in 1977 and an International
Standard Organization (ISO) standard in 1982. It is the exclusive system of international media outlets and recently adopted by the U.S. Library of Congress. Wade-Giles: Officially published in 1959 by Thomas Francis Wade. Developed from R. Morrison’s 1815 romanization system, then later modified by Allen Giles in 1912. It was very popular in English-speaking countries and remains the preferred system in many countries for expressing personal names. Yale: Created in 1948 for teaching American military personnel the Chinese language. It then spread through
the U.S. and became popular in Taiwan as a method of teaching Chinese to foreigners. Chinese Post Office: While not an officially recognized romanization system, this was an old system used to express place-names. Usually used in combination with Wade-Giles for non-place names. Examples are Peking, Tsingtao, and Chungking. These spellings are still common in some English-speaking countries. Zu Yin: A system used by Chinese speaking children to learn Chinese phonetics. Sometimes referred to as the “bo-po-mo-fo” method, it uses non-latin characters to represent the various phonetics. This is a useful system for teaching Mandarin to students who speak other Chinese dialetics or Asian languages.
PIN = “Spell” YIN = “Sound”
4 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
is attempting to unblock it and then finally passes the blockage temporarily. Sometimes additional needling may help or moving (typically extending) the nearby or affected limb. “Uneven”–qi is not completely balanced. “Light bad”–weakness.often associated with the chakras. Another may feel tingling along the channel at a superficial level but an organ sensation at a deeper level. This suggests the treatment is still occurring or a blockage remains. “Dizziness heavy”–excess (qi) of the head. The addition of qi to the body or region. or redistribution (of qi) so there is a general deficiency.body part or region. bad”–uncomfortable with possible difficulty moving. “Heavy. may be indicated in such a case. A patient presents with knee pain aggravated by cold weather. Tonification techniques are indicated. The “Four Gates” (Liv3 Tai Chong and LI4 He Gu) cause a centrifugal. Longer treatment time or stronger moving techniques are indicated. Heat or cold–sometimes palpablethe release of Heat or Cold. “Dizziness light”–deficient (qi) of the head Seeing colors. “Heavy. flowing” sensation–Qi flow along the meridian. This to avoid the patient feeling inadequate or frustrated because they don’t “feel it”. Their body tends to feel more “even” after treatment. For example one may feel one leg “heavy uncomfortable” (excess) and the other “light weak” (deficiency). This also may be due to “layering” of imbal- ances such as deep low back fatigue (Kidney Yin/Yang deficiency) with superficial “sharp stabbing” pain (Qi and Blood stagnation of the muscles. counterclockwise motion about the center of their body. The sensation may remain along the surface. Uneven feelings may be due to any combination of true and/or relative excesses or deficiencies between areas. This indicates tonification. move from the surface to the interior or occur only at the interior of the body.) “Layered” treatment plan—Tonify Kidney Yin/Yang and Move Qi and Blood. Alternating “heavy” and “light” sensation–the qi is flowing has reached a blockage. This indicates increasing (of qi) stagnation of a part or region. The SUMMER 2012 QI—5 . Initial needle insertion depth may affect symptoms differently. This indicates that draining/ release of excess (qi) from the body or redistribution.Qi Department: TCM ing their sensations. The practitioner should question only to the degree the patient is comfortable at the time. One may either “release” the excess from the top of the head or “bring down” towards the feet. The release could occur within the body or the release could occur from the body. Subtle Symptom Descriptions and Their Meanings “Tingling. good”–fuller/stronger sensation of a body part or region. good”–relaxed. Either loss of from the body. A patient with low back pain and Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) pain noted shallow needle insertion of SJ5 (Wai Guan) decreased her TMJ pain but deeper insertion decreased her low back pain.2 Typically dark muddy colors suggest disharmonies but become more clear and brilliant as the affected chakra balances. Dispersing or draining technique is indicated. Patient Experiences Related to Treatment Initial needle insertion depth may cause different qi flow sensations and adjustment of the needle may change sensations. This indicates draining (of qi). Patients may describe the affects of acupuncture point combinations. “Lighter. Patients may enhance acupuncture needling by describing sensation and/or symptom reduction upon acupuncture point palpation prior to insertion. Moving Forward Developing correlations between the patient experience and Traditional Chinese medicine terminology further develops the practitioner and profession.
.. Half of the model shows points in English (i. large............ 80 Extra Ordinary Points are also shown...).... Mounted on a plastic base... We can even make up the ad for you at reasonable rates if you don’t have an agency..............).. posed.. Mounts on a plastic base. Half of the model shows points in English (i....... Half of the model shows points in English (i.... the other half shows points in Chinese characters. —Chinese Proverb Autumn 2012 Ad deadline: July 15 Acupuncture Models Acupuncture Human Model: 18” Male Large.. Only $38 for an entire year (35 words..)...... †4 lb.... or enter your listing directly on our website at http://qi-journal... 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) 6 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness .com For more information...-Fri.......TCM How Can I Advertise in Qi Journal? 1 Display Advertising: There is a reason why you see the companies advertise with us for years.. call and get a copy of our rate card and file specifications.... Cv 1 to Cv 24....... For details......... the other half shows points in Chinese characters... Order #M008 ........................ Local acupuncture points are chosen... spend a new coin on an old friend....... In addition...$34. †4 lb. Lu 1 to Lu 11..$39... Display Ad sizes range from 1/6 page to full page spreads..e.. contact Lily at: 1-800-787-2600 To attract good fortune..95 5 Acupuncture Human Model: 19” Female Large..99 1-800-787-2600 Office Hours: Mon. etc....... 19” tall. 18” tall.. with additional words at $1 each). Full color is now available for all sizes.. posed. The Eleventh Question: (continued from page 5) practitioner interprets the symptoms into a pattern as Cold Qi trapped and stagnating in the knee joint. As the needles are retained the patient may describe the sensation of cold emanating from the interior of the knee joint towards the skin..... 80 Extra Ordinary Points are also shown... †9 lb...............com Calendar Listings: Calendar Listings are FREE.. Order #M009 .. Cv 1 to Cv 24..... Cv 1 to Cv 24... plastic female model from China shows 14 meridians and 360 acupuncture points..... the other half shows points in Chinese characters....95 5 Acupuncture Human Model: 24” Male Professional quality........ In addition...... and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon...... Includes point location booklet. This includes a free listing on our popular website as well at http://qi-journal...... VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS Order #M010 .........e.... there is simply no better or cost-effective way to get your unique message our to our highly-targeted market. Fax or mail us a copy of the listing. Lu 1 to Lu 11...... Includes point location booklet..... you can’t beat our Professional listings...e.... etc...... etc..........$34...... Includes point location booklet.... plastic male model from China shows 14 meridians and 360 acupuncture points. share an old pleasure with a new friend...... Needles are retained until the cold 2 3 Professional Listings: If you want your business listed where thousands of people look for clinics and classes. Lu 1 to Lu 11... 24” tall posed plastic male model from China shows 14 meridians and 360 acupuncture points.................. The treatment plan is to “expelling” or “releasing” Cold Qi from the joint.... Mounts on a plastic base.......
................... nei kung...)........... The patient also gained an empirical understanding of the Oriental Medical theory behind the treatment.......... Includes point location booklet. Howard Lawrence........... Howard Lawrence........ The 11th question is a simple... My Patient. †2 lb...... Don’t let ancient knowledge become a thing of the past! To order or for more information on other books and DVDs. Mounted on stand.. Qi The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness.$35... Includes 69 page point location booklet. mounted on a plastic base. The right side shows muscle and partial skeletal structure (no points are shown). the patient can explain the treatment to others and generate referrals....95 Order #M275 Equestrian (horse) 9.... “Getting to the Point…and the Meridian Too”.. Order #M270 .. Now..... Order #M273 Canine (dog) 11........ †9 lb........... Order #M269 ...... The patient’s experience confirmed the diagnosis and treatment plan. Shows 360 points (the points are numbered sequentially from 1 to 360) and 14 meridian lines... the base is part of the model itself..... 1-800-787-2600 Order #M268 .........chutaichi. Endnotes 1 See “Diagnosis by Touching the Qi”....... sex. etc). high quality... the other half shows points in Chinese characters..... Portable..... “Diagnosis by Touching the Qi”...... visit www.............. mounted through both feet (no external support rod is required)...... and self defense.. Issue 11)....95 Veterinary Acupuncture Models Plastic models from China..50/lb for acupuncture models in addition to our $5...... 24” model from China..... ea.... 3 lbs...... Lu 1 to Lu 11. etc.........95 $1.....7” plastic model from China.. is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and Rei Ki practitioner in practice since 1998 throughout the Five Boroughs and Long Island.............................. Acupuncture Today. Vol 08.. the other side shows muscle... 2 Energetic centers along the midline of the body associated with Indian energetic healing and yoga....... †4 lb... In depth answers to questions on tai chi....... Acupuncture Today (November 2007. 10..........K.......50 base shipping charge...$49................... 47 Extra Ordinary Points are shown......$57. My Teacher and Using the Four Gates”......$19....... Includes point location booklet... Includes point location booklet.... St 1 to St 45....Chu’s New Book Why Tai Chi? sensation to ceases... Lu 1 to Lu 11........ internal tissue.. Acupuncture Today (November 2007.......$49............. Vol 08. By Lawrence Howard... One side shows acupuncture points.. chi kung..........95 Acupuncture Human Model: 11” Male Small size.........95 Jing-Luo Human Model: 24” Male New... Cv 1 to Cv 24.... Self supporting. rge SUMMER 2012 QI—7 ...... health.. logical extension of the ancient methods questioning......... Durable model is free standing.5”..(Spring 2010): 4-5........ (December 2005 Vol 06.. Mounted on a stand....Qi Department: TCM Master C......com or call 212-221-6110 Acupuncture Human Model: 20” Male 20” model from China shows 14 meridians and 360 acupuncture points. References: Howard Lawrence....... It is a “low-tech” method to gather information regarding changes of the patient’s qi dynamic during treatment that is as easy as asking “how you doin?” ■ ————— Lawrence Howard LAc..$49. In addition.... Half of the model shows points in English (ie........5” ........... The left side of the model shows acupuncture points in English (ie............ MSAc............. and structure in colors.. Issue 12)....95 Order #M274 Feline (cat) 7”.. Issue 11)... convenient size......
Qi Department: Qigong
QIGONG FACE MASSAGE
By Margaret Emerson
his is a qigong exercise I’ve been doing every morning for the past twenty years. Many of my students have adopted it too. It wakes up the face and brain and generates currents of nourishing, healing qi throughout the body. Like T’ai Chi, it’s stimulating and relaxing at the same time. My sister has used it before going to bed at night in order to help her sleep. The basics were taught to me by Karen Kramer from Berkeley. I later added acupressure points on the face that I learned from Master Wen Mei Yu. John Yamas, O.M.D., L.Ac. and Rebecca Ellis, N.D., L.Ac. expanded and solidified my understanding of the exercise. The face massage takes only about five minutes. It can be done either partially or totally. Anything you’re directed to do twelve times can be done any multiple of twelve times. (According to my original teacher, Kao Ching-hua, the Chinese do many things in multiples of twelve because that’s the number of animals in their zodiac.) I do most things twenty-four times. Prior to beginning, rub your hands together vigorously while shaking your belly. The belly contains the dan tian, your qi bank and qi pump. Shaking it catalyzes the flow of qi. Rubbing the hands together draws blood and qi to the hands and opens the lao gongs—the energy centers in the middle of the palms through which you can emit and receive energy. 1. Hold the palms in front of you, little fingers touching. Starting with the fingertips at the chin, rub the palms gently upward over the center of the face until Step 1: A the heels of the hands reach the hairline. Then move out to the sides of the face and back down to the chin. Do this lightly and quickly thirty times,
Step 1: B
Step 1: C
breathing out through the nose on the upstroke and in through the mouth on the downstroke. Breathe shallowly to avoid hyperventilating. 2. Place the left hand on the highest point of the head—the baihui. With three fingers of the right hand, rub the back of the head from just below to just above the prominent bone—the occipital ridge—at the base of the skull. Do this lightly and quickly sixty Step 2 times. This stimulates the acupressure point known as “wind mansion” (also known as fengfu or Governor Vessel 16). Centered at the base of the skull where the neck tendons begin, wind mansion treats headache, migraines, and infections accompanied by fever. It also has a tranquilizing effect. Placing two hands on different parts of the body creates a current between them, and in this case increases qi flow through the brain. 3. Reverse your hands and repeat the above. 4. Using the middle three fingers of both hands, rub upward on either
side of the back of the neck, starting below and behind the ears and ending at the occipital ridge. After each upstroke, pull the hands away from the head and start at the bottom again—there’s no downstroke. Do this fifty times, lightly and quickly. You’re massaging the twin points known as “wind pool” (fengqi, Gall Bladder 20) located on either side of the neck at the base of the skull. Wind pool is useful for headaches, migraines, dizziness, insomnia, eye problems, tinnitus, colds, flu, fever, and high blood pressure. 5. To prepare for the eye wash, rub the outside of each thumb vigorously on the opposite palm. This warms the thumbs, filling them with blood and qi. Pull the backs of the thumbs gently over the closed eyelids, starting at the ridge of the nose and moving out to the hairline at the temples. Then do the same thing below the eye.
Step 5: A
Step 5: B
Step 5: C
Step 5: D
Step 4: A
Step 4: B
Step 5: E
Step 5: F
8 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
• Next. dizziness. color blindness.Qi Department: Qigong You’re working within the eye socket. Using the middle finger of each hand. blurred vision. Bladder. • Place three fingers of each hand on either side of the crown of the head and circle twelve times. and itchiness of the eye and eyelid and is good for night blindness. The next phase of the face massage is called “bang the heavenly drum. and Triple Warmer meridians (qi pathways). dizziness. • Using three fingers of each hand. This point (“supreme yang” or taiyang) is crossed by the Stomach. This hits a number of points. pain. then rejoining to finish with the tips of the thumbs under the chin. then pull down to just under the jaw. 7. Governor Vessel 20). • Proceed upward to the place on either side of the nose where the bone ends and the cartilage begins. It’s also considered an emergency point for trauma. circle with both fingers at the “third eye” between the eyebrows. These points sharpen hearing and ameliorate tinnitus. pull out to the temples twelve times. This is “ear gate” (ermen. high blood pressure. Hold it there for a count of twelve. Acupressure here at “earth granary” (dicang. This is “welcome fragrance” (yingxiang. Urinary Bladder 1). facial pain. Do this twelve times. Known as “penetrating the nose” or bitong. and sinusitis. convulsions. It can also alleviate headache. For the nose rub. • Move up and find the depressions in the bone at the outer edges of the nostrils. 8. and strokes. and paralysis. circular motion twelve times: • Start with the two symmetrical points at the corners of the mouth. • Raise the fingers to either side of the bridge of the nose—to “bright eyes” (jingming. Cross the index fingers over the middle fingers and then snap the index (continued on page 10) Step 8: A Step 8: B SUMMER 2012 QI—9 . and cramps. insomnia. parting the thumbs to Step 6: A go to either side Step 6: B Step 6: C of the nose. including “auditory palace” (tinggong.” With the fingers pointing toward the back of the head. and confusion as well as eye and nose ailments. Many people rub this point instinctively to soothe a headache. this point treats headaches. massage the temples. Triple Warmer 21). Stomach 4) can relax facial muscles and is good for facial tremors and paralysis. massage the following points with an inward. Hold the fists together so the backs of the thumbs are facing you. This point—“water trough” (shuigou. place the palms over the ears to create a light suction. form the hands into fists with thumbs outstretched. It also strengthens Step 7 the large intestine and is very effective at stimulating bowel movements—a good acupressure point to know about if you’re constipated. They also have a calming effect. Press in at this point. The Chinese call this “hall of impression” or yintang. Start with the heels of the thumbs at the hairline above the forehead and rub lightly down the face. Governor Vessel 26) can stop a runny or bloody nose. this point strengthens eyesight and is good for sinusitis. Do this twelve times. Do this twelve times—six across the eyelids and six just under the eye. press the side of the index finger of one hand just under the nose. Rubbing this point relieves colds. • Starting where the eyebrows meet. Massaging here calms the emotions. 6. • Finally. Called “hundreds gathering” (baihui. Small Intestine 19). This is where all the yang meridians converge. and blurred vision. • Find the depression in the bone where the upper part of the ear joins the head. Large Intestine 20). allergies. This point relieves swelling.
.25” x 7. . 128 pages. begin with the hand behind and below the ear and rub downward and forward toward the center of the neck. For the neck rub. and Honors.com. clarity. . Her new video is “Wu T’ai Chi. . . You’re only working with the outer edge of the ear here. . also to Qi Journal. .margaretemerson.95 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS Order #B916. 9. If too much blood is backwashed. . hardcover. . . . not both at once. . . . . . This book briefly discusses the rich history of Chinese chess. . and a penguin to a rose and a tulip to a windmill and masks. . . 248 pages. Order #B452. . . A quick game to learn and fast-paced to play. . . . . . . . . . heavy-stock perforated board and plastic black and white pieces. Winds. . Repeat on the left side. . . . . Black Belt Magazine. . Each stroke counts as one. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. Who says simple can’t be awesome? Try these super simple origami techniques! The Book of Mah Jong: An illustrated Guide By Amy Lo. Holding the outer rim of the ear with the thumb and index finger of each hand.5” x 10. . and meditation since 1979 and teaching since 1989. . . The ear is a microcosm of the body (the British call it “the little man in the ear”) and massaging it helps stimulate all systems. . The Book of Mahjong uses clear. paperback. . paperback. includes a two-sided. This can clear hearing and relieve tinnitus and pain at the back of the head. . . . hitting the twin wind pool points (fengqi. . 8” x 8”. . . Using just five basic forms. . you can make amazing figures and objects. . you could faint. . . a cat. . Gall Bladder 20) just under the occipital ridge. . . 11. . . . twelve times. . $8. . . Complete the face massage by making the fingers of both hands into claws and dragging them over the scalp from the hairline at the forehead back to the nape of the neck. $14. . . . . Includes an introduction to the tiles and sticks. . . Order #C665 . . .5” x 8. $17. 5. . . Characters (or cracks).” Margaret’s Web site is www. . You can also reach her at (707) 822-6508. . paperback. slowing the heart rate and calming you down. . Finish by gently drawing one hand after the other down the center of the throat from chin to collar bone twelve times. . the pieces and their values. starting with a slightly simplified version and then moving on to the full-fledged one. . Each sheet measures 7” x 7”. . . . or accomplished expert. . Also included are 78 sheets of specially produced folding paper for origami plus sheets of gold metallic paper for truly dazzling effects.T.95 The Complete Origami Kit This kit includes everything the origami beginner. . Photos of the author by Brandi Easter Illustrations by the author Got Game? Chinese Chess By H. Kao Style: As Practiced and Taught by Margaret Emerson. . . . . . . This exercise harmonizes the nervous system and summons energy. and Eyes of the Mirror. . . . start at the top of the ear and follow the rim down to the ear lobe twelve times. This backwashes blood through the carotid artery to the heart. . . 10. Perform each step of the face massage with focused intention. .95 Order #C053 . . This hits all the yang channels of qi in the body and stimulates the scalp. Mah-Jongg: Basic Rules and Strategies By Dieter Kohnen. . . Do this twelve times. 112 pages. 7. .-Fri.75”. .25”. It’s also great for the complexion. Order #C619 . including the circles (or dots). $14. . . . . and Aikido Today. . Her books are Breathing Underwater: The Inner Life of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Then do the same thing starting at the temples and going back to the nape of the neck. . . and tranquility. qigong. . accessible language and over 150 full color illustrations to 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. . . .Qi Department: Qigong fingers down.95 The Book of Go By William S Cobb. a memoir. . . I do this one thirty-six times—it’s hard to stop at twelve or twenty-four. She is a contributor to the book Martial Arts Teachers on Teaching. . . . Even Confucius took some time out for fun and games with friends. . . A Potter’s Notes on Tai Chi Chuan.25”. . $15. Repeat twelve times. $14. She lives in Arcata.com 10 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . . . . Learn to play in just a few minutes. Be sure to rub one side of the neck at a time. . . . . . 6. the rules and notations. . from a duck.95 Super Simple Origami By Irmgard Kneissler. . . California where she also writes and paints. 6” x 9”. . . . . . 64 pages. . . . . . . Lau. . . 64 pg. . gives a detailed description of the board. .50 Order #C335 . . . ■ —————— Margaret Emerson has been practicing T’ai Chi. . needs to create a menagerie of origami projects. introduce players to the fascinating play and captivating traditions of the game. Spiral-bound hardcover with portable Go set. . .
and reproductive systems. the disease from gaining a start.... As the art of massage continued to develop and gain structure. asymmetric biphasic square wave with continuous pulse mode..35” x 1. especially specific musculo-skeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive. The frequency is adjustable (1 to 16 Hz) and is also displayed on the LCD digital display when the stimulation button is pressed. which was the specialty of bone-setting using deep manipulation. Zhang Zhongjing. where their heightened sense of touch is a great benefit. “sports medicine”. phlebitis.. around 1700 BC. Order #M088.....000-10.. Acupoint Locator and Stimulators Pointer Plus (Acupoint Locator & Stimulator): This modern....... moxibustion...$129. Physically.. 9-v battery... a famous physician in the Han Dynasty (206 BC).. Order #M287... The term “Anmo” is still used in some surrounding countries such as Japan..... then the more common name became “Anmo”..-Fri.. “adults”.. and acupressure. especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants. In his book “Jin Dui Yao Lue”... “Zhenjiu” and “Gaomo”. When Not to Use It Tuina can be quite powerful and sometimes quite painful during the deep-tissue manipulations.... $51. and the point is stimulated...... open sores or lesions.. a polarity reversal switch offers the options of tonification (-) or V I S A O R M A S T E R C A R D O R D E R S sedation (+) treatment.. Tuina should not be performed on the abdominal portion History of Tuina Tuina dates to the Shang Dynasty.0” LCD digital meter which displays both frequency and location... Simply press the button on top until it “clicks”. Today.. Pulse frequency is fixed at 10 Hz. the term “Tuina” has replaced “Anmo” within China and in the West.. Features a built-in. MASSAGE AND SHIATSU By Steven Luo I n ancient China.000 stimulations.. “rehabilitation”..95 Pointer Excel (Acupoint Locator & Stimulator): The Pointer Excel II is the latest and most advanced user friendly hand held locator and stimulator....... Tuina is not used for conditions involving compound fractures.. medical therapy was often classified into “external” and “internal” treatments. external wounds. Tuina’s massage-like techniques range from light stroking to deep-tissue work which would never to considered during a recreational or relaxing massage. or with infectious conditions such as hepatitis.. 0. respiratory. “Tuina”.95 Piezo DX: Quartz Crystal Stimulator (Acupoint Stimulator): This modern... A flashing light and sound indicate when point detection is made.. carrying case. Push and Grasp? The term “Tuina” translates into “push-grasp” in Chinese.. similar to principles of acupuncture. all of which are therapeutic methods.000 years. “traumatology”.. Tuina was one of the external methods..... hand held unit offers sensitive acupoint or trigger point location and stimulation... 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. etc..... Clinical practitioners often use herbal compresses and packs to aid in the healing process... the unit is self-powered. Tuina is an occupation that is particularly suitable to those with physical disabilities and in China.. Japanese product stimulates the acupoint with a mono-phasic spike wave form. Order #M007.. tapping... It is not unusual to see practitioners working on street corners and parks in modern China... are carried out in order to prevent. It was also around this time that infant “Tuina” became popular.. it merged (around 1600 CE) with another technique called “Tuina”.. Tuina has no side effects unlike many modern drug-based and chemical-based treatments.. with its own set of rules and methods. Good for 5..... Ancient inscriptions on oracle bones show that massage was used to treat infants and adult digestive conditions.. portable and durable. wrote.. Today it is subdivided into specialized treatment for “infants”. $89... The first reference to this type of external treatment was called “Anwu”. which can cause allergic reactions on sensitive skin.. and kneading that removes blockages along the meridians of the body and stimulates the flow of Qi and blood to promote healing. Tuina has been used extensively in China for over 2.. & instructions.....com SUMMER 2012 QI—11 ...00 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon.. many blind persons receive training in the art of Tuina.Qi Department: TCM TUINA. Uses no batteries or power supply.. output is not adjustable. “cosmetology”.” Around 700 CE.. Furthermore.. It was then popularized and spread to many foreign countries such as Korea and Japan. Sensitivity dial to mask skin resistance and isolate micro-voltage locations... “Daoyin”. “orthopedics”. “As soon as the heavy sensation of the limbs is felt.. Tuina had developed into a separate study in the Imperial Medical College.. It has been used to treat or compliment the treatment of many conditions. it is a series of pressing.
... or a specialized massage emulsion or oil developed for Tuina........ muscles and joints surrounding the affected area.......... oil from HongHua........ and develop latent abilities..........95 Massage for Disease Treatment Order #M126 . or surprisingly energized by the treatment and release of pain....com or 1-800-787-2600 See page 64 for ordering info and forms Folding Charts Paper... $3.... Chinese herbalism. $3...... and it is not used for treatment of malignant tumors or tuberculosis.................. also great practical value to practitioners of Qigong and the Chinese medical sciences........... While performing Tuina..... Don’t expect a light..... the patient wears loose clothing and lies on a massage table or floor pad. energy trigger points........... $3.wait at least an hour. this therapeutic method goes directly after the problems..00 Order at: qi-journal.... Techniques of the Trade Some of the techniques used in the art of Tuina include: Tui: Pressing and dragging Na: Grasping An: Pressing Mo: Palm rubbing Rou: Kneading Dian: Finger pressing Ca: Rubbing Gun: Rolling Zhen: Vibrating Cuo: Twist and rub Mo: Wiping Tina: Lift and grasp Anrou: Press and knead Boyun: Forearm kneading Ji: Beating or drumming Pai: Patting Dou: Shaking Yao: Rotating Ban: Pulling Bashen: Extending By Grandmaster T......... $3.. As with most “energy-based” treatments...... and qigong.... and they have evident effects.... is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture. After answering some brief questions about the nature and location of the health problem as well as basic questions about general health.................... An expert physician of Tuina should be well versed in the knowledge of both Chinese and Western medicines.. Many East Asian martial arts schools also teach tui na to their advanced students for the treatment and management of injury and pain due to training. The patient should always be informed before this act........ paperback....... $3.... A new book by Grand Master T.... $3.... Order #C752 .... $3............. unfolds to approx....... It is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial art principles in an attempt to bring into balance the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine...... there are several different schools with greater or smaller differences in their approach to the discipline.......... By practicing the methods in this book you can learn to prevent disease. Practitioners of Tuina Tuina is a clinical practice based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).. ointment of Chinese holly leaf. sometimes requiring significant pressure.. and how to make the vital energies of Jin.. As with many other traditional Chinese medical practices... —Wikipedia....... 10" x 29" Martial Art Forms (diagrams): Shaolin: Liuhe Boxing Order #M121 .... 197 pages.... t’ai chi...... sesame oil... Shih and Melanie Shih.. and has mastered the professional theories and skills needed for clinical diagnosis and treatment.... treat illness.... relaxing massage. and moreover.$30..95 Order at: qi-journal... This book teaches how to open the meridians so that Qi and blood circulates freely...com or 1-800-787-2600 See page 64 for ordering info and forms Tui na or tuina (Chinese: 推拏or 推拿)...95 Shaolin: Changhu Xinyi Menquan Boxing Order #M122 ..com 12 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness .... regulates his breathing.. the physician should never hold his breath or break his concentration..............K... Occasionally........ promote wisdom and longevity... the patient usually feels either relaxed and tired.........95 Massage for Keeping Fit Order #M128 . When excessive friction from rubbing or stroking is involved.. useful and important volume has huge theoretical value.. clothing is removed or repositioned to expose a particular spot that requires direct skin contact..95 Foot Massage Order #M127 .... fire cupping...... This unique......K........... the practitioner may choose to use talcum power.... The methods are easy to learn and practice.Qi Department: TCM of a woman in menstrual or pregnant periods.... What to Expect? When you go into a typical adult Tuina session....95 Chinese Practical Massage Charts: Hand Massage Order #M125 .............. moxibustion.. Tui na is an integral part of TCM and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Oriental medicine......... Treatment sessions last from 30 minutes to over an hour... the physician concentrates his mind... and actuates the Qi and power of his entire body towards his hands. Never go for a treatment just after eating. the practitioner will concentrate on specific acupressure points.... and no inappropriate or unexpected contact should ever be made in a professional session. Shih Chinese M di l Qi Medical Qigong Th Therapy Volume II: The Chinese Art of Healing with Energy 7” x 10”...... Patients often return for additional treatments for chronic conditions........ allergies and other existing conditions.....95 Yin-Yang Bagua Zhang Palm Order #M123 ...... Even when exertion of strength is needed.... Qi and Shen strong....
5” x 11”. . . . . Acupuncture Points Perma-Chart featuring the various Acupuncture Points on the human body. . .95 Order #M282 .-Fri. . . . . . $7. . 1 panel. Reflexology Perma-Chart featuring the practice of Reflexology. 8. . . . . . including Diagnosis. . . $8. . . . . . . . . Treatment and the subject of Qi. . . 8. . . . formulas and classifications. . . . . . . . 1 panel. . 1 panel. . . 2 panel binder. . . . . . including commonly-used herbs. Order #M279 . . . Trigger Points 2 Perma-Chart featuring the extremities’ Trigger Points.Economical.5” x 11”. .5” x 11”. . . . 2-sided chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traditional Chinese Medicine Perma-Chart featuring the many facets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. . $8. . . . . $7. . . 8. . .5” x 11”. . . .95 http://qi-journal. . 2-sided chart. . . . . . . . 2-sided chart. . . . . . . . $8. safety tips and many various postures that can be used. . . . . . 8. . . . 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. . . . . . .95 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS Trigger Points 1 Perma-Chart featuring the head and torso Trigger Points. . . ears and face.95 Order #M285 . . . . . . . . . descriptions. 1 panel binder. . laminated. Perma-Charts has been the global leader for portable learning tools for over 20 years. and/or summaries. . . 2 panel binder. . . . . . . feet. .95 Chiropractic Perma-Chart featuring overview of the practice of Chiropractic. The information presented on each chart depends on the subject and includes drawings.5” x 11”. . . . . high-quality. 2 panel binder. . . 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) Order #M281 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . including warm-up techniques. . 4-sided chart. .5” x 11”. . . . . . including diagrams of the spinal cord and nervous system. 2-sided chart. illustrations.95 Order #M286 . . . . Yoga Perma-Chart featuring the practice of Yoga.95 Order #M284 . . . . . . . . .95 Oriental Herbs Perma-Chart featuring a summary of Oriental Herbs. . . . $8. . . 4-sided chart. 8. . . . . 4-sided chart. $7. . . .5” x 11”. super quick reference guides. .com SUMMER 2012 QI—13 . . . Order #M280 . . 8. including diagrams of hands. Order #M283 . . . . . . . . . $8. . . . . . . . . . including diagrams of all Meridians. . . 8. . including diagrams of major areas. . . . . . . including color diagrams of all major areas. . .
$24. . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Tai Chi for Older Adults (DVD) Order #DV501 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Tai Chi for Diabetes (DVD) Order #DV480 . shoulders. . Arterial compliance is an important indicator of heart health in the elderly because stiffness in the arteries is closely associated with cardiovascular diseases. . . . . . . including blood pressure. Haban. .$24.95 Tai Chi for Back Pain (DVD) Order #DV496 .” Wheelchair Tai Chi movements allow a wide range of lower back and hip movements. it was based on the perceived benefits for health and fitness that a modified Tai Chi could have for people with ambulatory impairment. . . . . . . . . . . stretching. . . The Tai Chi subjects scored better in almost all medical observations. . . . .$39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24. .$24. .95 Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 (DVD) Order #DV482 . . said: “The improvement in arterial compliance could have resulted from a combination of aerobic training. . . . . . Pulse measurements showed Tai Chi improved expansion and contraction of the arteries . Also. .95 Sun Style 73 Forms (DVD) Order #DV375 .95 Tai Chi for Health (DVD) 6 Forms Order #DV511 . . . vascular resistance and pulse pressure. . . . . . . . and links to special offers. . . . . . . . . . . . waist. . . . . . . . . . back. . .™ tion. . .Event & Association News News & Events: (continued from page 3) about 73 percent of people in the U. . Glen F. . . . low cost and acceptance in the popular culture. . . . .00 Tai Chi 42 Forms Sword (DVD) Order #DV373 . . . . . . . .com 14 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . .$24. . . . . .STUDY Daily Mail: London . . . have significantly lower self-esteem and are more vulnerable to depression. . . and especially wheelchair users. . Measurements also showed that both large and small artery compliance was significantly higher in the Tai Chi group. . . . . . .known as arterial compliance .95 Tai Chi: The 24 Forms (DVD) Order #DV254 . . . . . . updates. said Dr. . are discounted 25% while they last. . .facebook. from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. . . . . . . . . . with disabilities have no or infrequent physical activity. . . . . . . Vertical and horizontal circles improve and stimulate the rotation and range of motion for the torso. . . .$24. a study has found. . .$65. . . .$39. . . . “The slow. .Tai Chi can significantly improve heart health in the elderly. . . . . .com/QiJournal Instructional DVDs from Dr. . .95 Tai Chi for Beginners (DVD) Order #DV481 . . . . . . Guo. . Older subjects who regularly performed the traditional Chinese mindand-body exercise were less likely to have high blood pressure and were stronger. . Tai Chi for Arthritis (DVD) Order #DV258 .95 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. .$19. accessibility. . . . . . . .$24. arms and wrists. . . . . . . . . . . .$24.$24. Source: University of South Florida (USF Health) TAI CHI CAN IMPROVE HEART HEALTH . . . . mental concentration and calm meditation.” explained Dr. . Guo. . . . . . 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal.95 Tai Chi for Osteoporosis (DVD) Order #DV512 . . . . . . . . . Researcher Dr William Tsang. .$29.as well as increasing knee muscle strength. . . . . .$24. . published online in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. .95 Qigong for Health (DVD) The 5 Element Qigong Order #DV251 .95 Tai Chi @ Work (DVD) The Secret to Managing Stress Order #DV513 . . . . . . . . . . a neuropsychologist at Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation in Chattanooga when commenting on early clinical studies related to Wheelchair Tai Chi.95 Tai Chi: 32 Sword Forms (DVD) Order #DV259 . . Paul Lam VHS Videotapes. . “The rationale behind developing Wheelchair Tai Chi as a fitness and recreational alternative for people with ambulatory impairment was first based on the documented benefits of Tai Chi in terms of health. . . 29 of whom had practised Tai Chi for at least 90 minutes a week for three years. . . . See website for details. . . . . if available. . involved 65 elderly subjects from Hong Kong. . . . guided muscle movement has a way of helping to reinforce the muscle patterns that may not have been present before. .$39. . . . . . . .95 Tai Chi 4 Kidz (DVD) Order #DV514 . . . .” said Dr. . . .$24. . . .95 Chen Style 36 Forms (DVD) Order #DV256 . .95 Tai Chi: Combined 42 Forms (DVD) Volume One & Two Order #DV252 . . . . . . the movements help promote upper body mobility and internal circula- Help us spread the popularity of Qi by following us on Facebook and receive tidbits of wisdom. . .95 Tai Chi in Flight (DVD) Order #DV515 . . Second. .S. . The study. . . “Studies conducted in China and elsewhere suggest that these individuals. . . . .-Fri. . . . . . .” www. . . . .$39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don’t let ancient knowledge become a thing of the past. .
But the study was small.Three months of acupuncture improved breathing problems in people with chronic lung disease.News & Events ACUPUNCTURE MAY HELP SOME PEOPLE WITH COPD: STUDY Reuters Health . what’s been shown for conventional drugs and exercises used to treat the disease. George Lewith.” said Dr. and more research will be needed to convince doctors and policymakers of acupuncture’s usefulness. According to one researcher. is irreversible (continued on page 15) Inner Strength Health and Wellness Center offers workshops for health as well as certiﬁcation programs in Medical Qigong: Chinese Health Practitioner Certiﬁcation Medical Qigong Therapist Certiﬁcation Formless Taoism Program NEW Doctorate of Medical Qigong Program Begins (3 yr program) Taoist Approach to Life Medical Qigong for Self Health SUMMER 2012 QI—15 . or better than. or COPD. “We don’t know if this is going to extend life.” Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. from the University of Southampton in England. “If I had enough money and I was the patient. but the study suggests it improves quality of life. I would give acupuncture a try. in a new study from Japan. the benefits seen with the alternative treatment were on par with. he added.
$2... No... No.00 Order #J051 ... $2... No.. 4. 1: Spring 1997 Vol..00 Order #J072 . $2. $3. 1: Spring 2003 Vol. often caused by smoking. $2.. 1: Spring 1993 Vol. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.00 Order #J042 . No. 14...... 8. stomach.. One large national health survey suggested 24 million Americans have the condition. 8. 6. No.. $2.. 1: Spring 1998 Vol.50 Order #J091 .. No.50 Order #J033 ...... $2.. 9... No..50 Order #J083 .... 20... including emphysema and chronic bronchitis..” Study included fake acupuncture The new findings are based on 68 patients treated with real or fake acupuncture.50 Order #J053 ..50 Order #J074 . $2.00 per issue price.. No. back.....50 Order #J201 . 3: Autumn 2005 Vol. No.. No. No..... for example. 2: Summer 1996 Vol. No. $3.. $2. $2... 3: Autumn 2000 Vol.. 3.50 Order #J062 . No..... chest and legs that have been tied to asthma and other lung problems. $3. 4: Winter 1998-99 Vol.. 2012 See page 52 of this issue for details on each issue or our online store at qi-journal.00 Order #J052 .... 2: Summer 2005 Vol. $2.70 each ship/handling (minimum order: 4 issues) These are not “slow selling items” or damaged journals...50 Order #J191 . 1: Spring 2004 Vol. More robust studies will be needed before health insurance companies and programs like Medicare. $3. See page 52 of this journal for listing of feature articles. these are simply journals that we overprinted due to the seasonal variations in the magazine marketplace. No.. 5. 19... 3: Autumn 1996 Vol. 2: Summer 2008 Vol. 3: Autumn 2004 Vol... 30. 15.. 1: Spring 2007 Vol.. 3: Autumn 1993 Vol... $2.... 15. 4: Winter 1999-00 Vol.. according to Lewith..50 SELECTED BACK ISSUES: News & Events: (continued from page 15) impairment of lung function.... No.. Shortness of breath is one of the main symptoms of COPD.. Participants in the comparison group went through similar sessions but with sham acupuncture treatment — when practitioners use needles that don’t actually pierce the skin. 2: Summer 1999 Vol..... $2. 18..50 Order #J152 . 10. 2: Summer 1994 Vol. 4: Winter 2005-06 Vol. “What acupuncture does is it seems to relax all the muscles around the chest wall.... 14.. $2. 4: Winter 2002-03 Vol... 2: Summer 2004 Vol. 2: Summer 2006 Vol..00 Order #J094 ..00 Order #J064 . 3: Autumn 2009 Vol. 15.. Typical treatment includes steroids and bronchodilators.50 Order #J092 . No.. $2. researchers led by Masao Suzuki from Kyoto University in Japan randomly spilt patients with COPD and trouble breathing into two groups. No.50 Order #J154 . $2. 16.” said Lewith.50 Order #J124 ....... 1: SPRING 2010 Order #J031 . No. “It’s absolutely consistent with what we’re trying to do conventionally.. 4: Winter 2004 Vol.50 Order #J171 .. as well as breathing exercises. 13. 9. No. $3.. Lewith said.. No. 5.50 Order #J193 ... $2... $2.. 1: Spring 2006 Vol.News & Events INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE ON We are offering the following back issues at greatly discounted prices for a limited time. it’s not totally surprising that an alternative therapy known to promote relaxation would help patients with breathing problems... No. $2. 6. $2.. $2. 1: Spring 2005 Vol.. No. 3: Autumn 1995 Vol... No. 6. $2.. $3. 2: Summer 1995 Vol. No. 15. 7.. 1: Spring 1995 Vol. No...... No... No.. No.. Order Toll free with Visa or MasterCard at 1-800-787-2600 (local: 951-699-5343) 16 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness ...50 Order #J131 .. 19...50 Order #J182 . No..... 7.50 Order #J151 .. 3: Autumn 2002 Vol..50 Order #J142 . with needles placed at points on the arms..... Half of them had weekly acupuncture sessions..50 Order #J161 . No. 9.. which is help with their breathing exercises and their relaxation techniques.com for even more information Limited Quantities + $. 8. TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 20% OFF FOR ORDERS OF 10 OR MORE OF THESE ISSUES Vol.. $2. 14..50 Order #J141 .. No.. No... $2. $2.. 1: Spring 1999 Vol. 16... No.50 Order #J093 .... For this study..50 Order #J153 .. 2: Summer 1997 Vol. No. 9..... 4: Winter 1996-97 Vol... No. $2.. they will return to their full $5. 3: Autumn 1998 Vol... 1: Spring 1994 Vol.50 Order #J144 .50 Order #J071 .. No. 4. $2.. 12..50 Order #J123 . No. Our journals are popular with collectors and the ancient knowledge within our pages never becomes “out of date”. 17. 1: Spring 2001 Vol...50 Order #J063 .. Because of that.. Before starting treatment and at This Offer Ends Sept.. $2... $3..50 Order #J111 . $3. 11.50 Order #J084 .50 Order #J162 .50 Order #J143 .... 7.. $2... 5..... 3: Autumn 1999 Vol.... 4: Winter 1997-98 Vol. $2. $2. 3.50 Order #J041 ..50 Order #J103 . Once the level of inventory reaches an adequate level for normal back issues sales.. No. who wrote a commentary published with the new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.. $2..... No. $2.. start funding acupuncture for this group. All patients were allowed to stay on whatever medications they were already taking. 14.50 Order #J081 .. No.. 12... 1: Spring 2009 Vol.
and conversely. In his presentation. In a recent lecture in Phoenix. while something as simple as family support or mindful meditation can boost it just as dramatically. The practice has also been shown to reduce the nausea associated with chemotherapy. In particular. memory and decision making. When practiced regularly. Dr. ovarian. Yoga fares equally well. This is a double-whammy for cancer patients. including information processing.” says Dr. depression and isolation also increase metastasis and tumor vascularization. helping post-operative breast cancer patients by accelerating healing. BODY AND CANCER Medical Doctor Shares Research on the Benefits of Meditation.chirope. to enable participants to experience the benefits of meditation first hand. and digestive tract. like breathing mindfully. Eliaz. meditation reduces cortisol levels.that can calm stress and restore the body’s healthy balance. increasing the risk of cancer. anxiety. depression and stress. “Study after study shows that reducing stress. “Simple acts. Eliaz has cultivated a deep understanding of the philosophies and application of mindful meditation for healing and personal growth. Yoga and Qigong GlobeNewswire: When it comes to cancer. Dr. For more information or to order please go to: www. The chi rope induces electromagnetic pulses with set tones to bring the mindbody connection back to a state of wholeness and balance. we see one common thread--the calming. “Through all this research.Ac.com or call Dr. While these facts may be daunting.” says Dr. systolic blood pressure.D.” ■ The Chi Rope is a patented precision instrument that stimulates the body’s chi. discussed how negative emotions hinder immune response and fuel cancer formation and metastasis. yoga and Qigong -. He followed by sharing research on mind-body therapies such as meditation. Qigong has similar benefits. metastasis and early mortality. yoga and Qigong which work to counteract the negative effects of stress and boost health in numerous ways. how mind body therapies and emotional support can ramp up immunity and provide numerous health benefits. In particular. stress has been shown to depress the immune system. It also has been proven to increase multiple areas of cognitive function. there are obvious mind-body links. As a meditation practitioner with over 25 years of experience. M. breast cancer risk doubled for women after a divorce. patients did a standard six-minute walking test when researchers measured how far they got in that time and how much breathing trouble they had doing it. stress. Eliaz discussed a variety of mind-body techniques. “Chronic stress significantly reduces the immune response. including meditation. who must overcome anxiety from the moment they are diagnosed. healing power of our brains when harnessed through meditation and mind body practice. there are solutions that can make a substantial difference. Eliaz. Eliaz showed how chronic stress can be deadly to lymphocytes and DNA integrity. mind body therapies can be powerful tools to help us maintain optimal mental. In addition to reducing our body’s resistance to cancer. Dr.an ancient Chinese system of mindful exercises -. AZ at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Fellowship. separation or the death of their spouse. John Lombardozzi at 814-459-2993 SUMMER 2012 QI—17 . boosts the immune system and enhances brain function. In one study cited by Dr. integrative medicine pioneer Isaac Eliaz.” says Dr. pessimism and other emotional factors have been proven to play a role. Highlighting an array of published studies. Eliaz shared important meditation exercises and take home tools for beginners. proinflammatory cytokines. right down to the molecular level. L. Eliaz. can have a dramatic effect on all aspects of our being. Dr. “The contrasts are amazing. and its associated negative effects.. Stress. To integrate practice with theory and research. even damaging DNA. Eliaz. increase inflammation and affect our bodies on the molecular level. emotional and physical health..” Negative effects of stress have been studied in a variety of cancers including breast.Event & Association News the end of the 12 weeks. MIND. reducing hospital stays and enhancing quality of life.
THE DAO OF LONGEVIT Y
SECRETS OF HEALTH:
BY DR. HENRY McCANN
ne of my teachers used to say that Chinese medicine does only one thing. It ensures the continuation of life. Thus the core issue of Chinese medicine is the securing of longevity and health. The most important text of Chinese medicine is a book known as the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, the Huang Di Nei Jing, or Nei Jing for short. Dating to at least 2000 years ago, this treatise on medicine is written in the form of question and answer sessions between the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di), one of the mythic godlike emperor’s of early China, and his physician-teacher Qi Bo. The very first question that Huang Di asks in the very first chapter of the Nei Jing discusses this core issue of Chinese medicine. Huang Di says, “I have heard that the people in high antiquity lived as long as one hundred years with no signs of weakening. However, people in modern times become weakened in less than half of that age.” Huang Di then beseeches Qi Bo to tell him why this is the case. Qi Bo’s answer is very short. He says that, “people in high antiquity knew the Dao.” (上古之人， 其知道者 shang gu zhi ren, qi zhi dao zhe). However, Qi Bo, in his wisdom, knows that this very succinct answer may go right over our heads. After all, he is
the sage and we are not! So for the benefit of those of us still striving to attain sagehood (unsuccessfully), he continues with an explanation of what ‘knowing the Dao’ means. CHINESE MEDICINE – MEDICINE OF BALANCE AND HARMONY The word for Chinese medicine in Chinese is ‘Zhong Yi’ (中醫) – zhong means center and yi means medicine. Zhong is a reference to China, since in Chinese the way to say ‘China’ is Zhong Guo (中 國), or the central/middle kingdom. Obviously, the ancient Chinese were not modest in thinking that China was the center of the civilized world! However, this word has a double meaning. In addition to zhong being a reference to China, it also means that Chinese medicine is concerned with the organism (i.e., the body) being in a state of dynamic balance neither leaning to one extreme or the other. Hence, Chinese medicine is the ‘Medicine of the Center,’ the medicine of balance and harmony. After Qi Bo states that people lived long in ancient times because of their understanding of the Dao, he begins his explanation by saying that this means they followed the patterns of Yin and Yang (法於陰 陽 fa yu yin yang). Yin and Yang are essentially a way
18 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
In terms of Five Phase theory. moderation in labor and rest..3 a type of pre-diabetic condition.5 Not only is short sleep associated with different types of health problems. Modern research has shown that inadequate sleep leads to a wide range of health problems including obvious ones like fatigue and irritability. However. Summer is the most Yang. according to Qi Bo. This is also why the translation of Wu Xing as Five Elements is a bad word choice.6 In other words. Humans are small mirrors of the larger natural world. such as the movements of spring (Wood) and summer (Fire) described here. Inadequate sleep is linked to obesity.e. and finding a balance between too little and too much physical activity. when summer reaches its peak SUMMER 2012 QI—19 . “Constancy in the regular patterns of life. there is a quote that says. these two seasons represent the Wood and the Fire phases respectively. the most expansive.4 The list goes on. lao yi shi du) One aspect of rest that is vital to our health is sleep. Winter stores. we enjoy health and longevity. THE SCIENCE OF TIME AND CHINESE MEDICAL THEORY Chinese medicine uses the concept of Yin and Yang as well as other theories such as the Five Phases (五行 Wu Xing) to understand change in both the body as well as the natural world. when all plants move out of a state of dormancy and animals start shaking off the cold of the previous winter.of describing this harmony and balance on which Chinese medicine relies. then there can be negative health consequences. and man’s spirit penetrates and reflects it. an element).’ What this means is that when either Yin or Yang comes to a peak. In the seventy fourth chapter of the Nei Jing. Spring is the beginning of life anew in the time of the year. Summer flourishes. Chinese medicine teaches that when we successfully harmonize ourselves with the natural world. such as the change of the seasons or the movement from day to night each day. Autumn harvests. They do not represent something physical or substantial (i. and these words are: Spring births. If that wasn’t serious enough. For example. The word xing 行 literally means a kind of movement. SLEEP – A PRESCRIPTION FOR LONGEVITY One Chinese folk recipe for longevity is.” (天地之大 紀，人神之痛應也 tian di zhi da ji. if the sleep is at other times of day besides the night. (春生，夏長，秋收，冬藏) In this wonderfully succinct phrase we understand the core essence of Chinese medical theory. “Heaven and Earth are the great principle. even if people are getting adequate sleep. the most warm. which is the movement of expansion and outward growth. In several sections of the Nei Jing there are a series of eight Chinese words that describe the basic essence of Yin-Yang and Five Phases. Research also confirms the opposite. There has been research that links working the night shift with an increased risk of cancer. As expansion continues. the siesta) is beneficial for health and can reduce the chances of heart disease. but also poorly timed sleep is as well. short sleep is linked with hypertension and heart disease. This movement of birth is the beginning movement of Yang. the Great Treatise on the Essentials of the Most True (至 真要大論 Zhi Zhen Yao Da Lun). there are more serious consequences as well. Even napping during the day (i. ren shen zhi tong ying ye) ‘Heaven and Earth’ refers to the patterns in the natural world.1 It is also linked with diabetes2 and insulin resistance.e. Adequate and regular sleep is essential for human health. For example. One of the basic rules of how Yin and Yang interact with each other is called the rule of ‘mutual transformation..” (起居有常，勞逸適度 qi ju you chang. then summer takes over the movement of life’s growth and brings it to its zenith. The Five Phases represent the movements of Qi in our body or in the natural environment. then the only next possible movement is to revert to its opposite. this means eating and drinking with moderation. Spring and summer are both the seasons of Yang.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. See our website for complete descriptions.95 •Qi Journeys.95 •Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine (#C485): $26.95 •Zhuangzi (I & II) (#C499): $28.95 •A Taoist Classic Chuang-Tzu (#C276): $11.Special sale on selected books Up to 40% Discount Titles currently on sale listed below. Lessons From a Master Archer on Breath.95 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. Reading Comprehension (#C649): $7.95 •Atlas Collection of Acupuncture & Massage (#C581): $26.95 •Chu Meditation.95 •Effective Points Therapy of Acupuncture •The Origins of Chinese Characters (#B149): (#C265): $14.95 $16.95 •A Self-Study Course In Wei Stone Inscriptions (#C257): $12.95 •How to Discover Cancer through Self Examination (#C583): $7.95 •Diagnosis of Sterility and its Traditional •Wisdom’s Way.com •Tai Chi Ruler (#B107): $11.com 20 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness .95 •Tracing The Roots Of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases (#C251): $12.-Fri.95 •Zhuangzi Speaks: The Music of Nature (#B395): $10. 101 Tales of Chinese Wit Chinese Medicine Treatment (#C280): (#B297): $8.95 •Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats (#C104): $12. www.95 •Inside Tai Chi.95 $17.95 •Modern Chinese Beginner’s Course. 2012.qi-journal. Order online or by phone. Li it d quantities on some titles. Training & Process for Students & Teachers (#C627): $16. Posture. Tips. Offer ends September Limited titi 30. A Step-by-Step Guide (#C681): $11.95 •English-Chinese Rare Chinese Materia Medica (#C233): $10. Hints.95 •Methodology of Traditional Chinese Medicine (#C281): $10.95 •A First Zen Reader (#B423): $7. A Collection of Stories to touch the heart (#C372): $8.95 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS •The Chinese Materia Medica (#C483): $17. and the Path of Intuition (#C373): $8.95 •Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment and Dietetic Restraint for Common Diseases (#C582): $20.95 •Chinese Medicinal Teas (#B232): $15.95 •Zen in Motion.
and autumn is the beginning of slowing down. The purpose of this storage is of course to allow the birth of life activity again each new day. Winter is the ultimate in storage and hibernation. The very next day the length of day is ever so slightly longer. December 21 or 22 each year. Initiating sleep after that time is inefficient in that we are trying to put our body into storage while the earth is starting to wake up. the way that humans move into a state of storage.” (順氣一日分 為四時 Shun Qi Yi Ri Fen Wei Si Shi). contracting inward. This is the very opposite of what sleep represents for us. the day is shortest and night is longest. Winter takes this movement of Yin contraction to its extreme. Sleep is the body’s way of going into a state of storage and hibernation. If we go to bed too late though. Scientifically this has been verified. high noon the summer. It is the way we go into the state of the Water phase on a daily basis. and that Chinese medicine uses to diagnose and prevent disease. and Yang to Yin happen? While the spring is the season that represents the birth of Yang and the autumn represents the birth of Yin. but then Qi Bo goes on to say that this is the “constant of Qi. If sleep is initiated too late in the evening. What are the ramifications of this idea to our sleep? Sleep is the way we recharge our batteries. at midnight or later. Without proper sleep humans simply cannot recharge their batteries. On the winter solstice.as the fullest expansion of Yang in the natural world. sunset the autumn. and therefore in the course of the day. The timing of sleep becomes important in light of this understanding of how the day breaks down to Yin and Yang. the beginnings are there. and it is constantly in this cycling of expanding and contracting. Just as there is no spring without the preceding winter. Yang cannot fully expand forever. and the night ever so slightly shorter. and represents the transformation (化 hua) between all the other four. we are not in harmony with the normal movement of the day and the natural world. and cooling off. albeit ever so slightly. the sun is beginning to make its influence stronger again. In this chapter the definitions of the four seasons as previously mentioned are given again. there is no continuation of life without humans moving into the storage phase of sleep. Autumn is the beginning of Yin movement and in Five Phase theory it is the Metal phase. This is the very heartbeat of life that we strive to be in harmony with. Winter is the Water phase. ren yi ying zhi) Not only do humans mimic this cycling of the Five Phases. The time of the year when the sun reaches its highest point and the earth comes to a stop before reversing its Yin-Yang movement are the solstices. the next season after summer is autumn. Therefore. THE SCIENCE OF TIME AND THE TIMING OF SLEEP The title of the forty-fourth chapter of the Ling Shu section of the Nei Jing is ‘The Movement of Qi in the Day Matches the Four Seasons.” (是 氣之常也，人亦應之 shi qi zhi chang ye. for the cycle to continue. and laboratory animals deprived of sleep long enough cannot live. June 20 or 21 each year. The very same chapter of the Ling Shu says that morning mimics the spring. then the next movement it makes is to start transitioning back to Yin. the image of stillness in the world. The Earth phase allows for the change to go on and on. The summer solstice marks therefore the beginning of Yin-contraction again each year. This is the image of the most Yin contraction in the time of the year. The fifth of the phases is the Earth phase. but the day does as well. Getting into bed before SUMMER 2010 QI—21 SPRING 2012 . The Qi of the natural world is active and vibrant. The summer solstice. is just the opposite. Thus. The very next day after the summer solstice the length of day shortens and night increases. Midnight and noon thus represent the times of the solstices. when does this shift actually take place? This question we answer by looking at the length of day (Yang) and the length of night (Yin) as it changes each year. and midnight the winter. When absolutely deprived of sleep for a long period of time we would eventually die. midnight and noon are the times of transition from Yin to Yang and Yang to Yin. Even though spring is still far off. Why is this? After midnight the day is beginning to move into the phase of Yang-expansion. As the season gets colder and we move deeper into winter the days get shorter and shorter. and Yang-expansion is returning to the planet. and human beings also match and reflect this movement. The longest period of time someone has been documented to not sleep is less than 2 weeks. The next important question to consider in terms of the times of the year is exactly when does this shift from Yin to Yang. then we are out of harmony with the day.
sleep has to be adequate. the first recommendation for patients is to simply shut off the television and computer earlier in the evening. Thus sleep is in harmony with the time of the day and is more efficient. is called shi mian 失眠. Physical activity or exercise earlier in the day however helps normal sleep function. One of the problems for sleep in modern times is the pervasive availability of electric lighting and 24 hour entertainment. unfortunately over the last 30 to 40 years the amount of adults reporting sleep times of less than 6 hours per night on average has been on the increase. Certainly. or computers from the bedroom. alcohol or caffeine just before bed midnight. the inability to sleep. such as trying to sleep at a consistent time or doing similar daily wind down activities before bed. Developing some sort of evening ritual before bed. by about 9 or 10pm for example. caffeinated drinks (such as coffee. at least before midnight.9 CHINESE MEDICINE FOR SLEEP PROBLEMS Sometimes. Reading easy books or other material is acceptable closer to bedtime. even with following basic guidelines such as those described above. Eating large meals late in the evening close to bed also negatively affects sleep. will help with getting consistent and restful sleep. One of the easiest remedies to try is basic acupressure. it is vital that sleep be initiated earlier in the evening. and often due to of controllable reasons. people have difficulty sleeping. the presence of excessive artificial light. Doing so puts the body in harmony with the natural environment. This point is 22 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . In our grandparents’ time there were no television programs or movies available late in the evening on home entertainment systems. General lighting is another problem. Excessive lighting is an impediment to normal sleep patterns. and alcohol before bed. Like all diseases. as inadequate sleep leads to weakening of the Qi and eventually the internal organs. But the timing of sleep is also important. Light pollution. Chinese medicine understands that insomnia can be caused by a wide variety of internal imbalance. The amount of sleep that each person needs varies from person to person based on many factors including for example health and age. A very useful acupuncture point for insomnia is at the bottom of the foot. and it has also been possibly linked to other more serious health problems. Shut off any non-essential lights and use smaller lights (such as lamps instead of overhead lighting) to read or do other tasks later in the evening. is epidemic in modern times. radios.8 That said.RECIPE FOR HEALTHY SLEEP • Get to bed early (before 10pm) • Shut off lights early • Avoid television or computers close to bedtime • Try to go to sleep at a consistent time • Take televisions or computers out of the bedroom • No heavy exercise. If patients cannot do this because of work or other life constraints. Especially for sick patients. but backlit screens or television will adversely affect our ability to wind down in the evening. In Chinese. This then becomes a basic prescription of Chinese medicine. A doctor of Chinese medicine uses sophisticated diagnosis to determine what acupuncture or internal herbal medicines may be useful to treat sleep disorders. BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SOUNDER SLEEP Many of my patients are constantly sleep deprived. Only use the bedroom for sleep – try to avoid it as a place for work. there are some very simple recommendations to improve sleep from which almost anyone can benefit. allows the body to move into the state of storage while the time of day is still in a state of contraction. insomnia. tea or soft drinks). and then applies these as appropriate to each individual patient. In our clinic a basic prescription for health is adequate sleep that is initiated earlier in the evening. then the recommendation is to at the very least follow this recommendation on weekends or vacations when it may be more feasible. All of these disrupt normal sleep patterns. According to the National Sleep Foundation the average adult should get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep daily. However. Avoid heavy exercise.7 A very easy recommendation for patients who want better sleep is to simply start shutting off lights earlier in the evening. and teens and younger children need more. However there are a number of easy to apply home therapies that people with sleep problems can safely try. So. It is also helpful to remove televisions.
the herbs used in these pillows have calming and sleep promoting effects.’ in Chinese. and herbal pillows or sachets. like the winter season and the evening when sleep should be happening are all represented by the Water phase). and ancient and modern understand that sleep is an essential ingredient for good health. This can be done several times in the hour or 2 before bedtime to help ensure good sleep. is located in the depression just behind the ball of the foot (see diagram). is called Chen Xiang 沈香. Since aloeswood is very expensive and is a semi-endangered plant species in the wild. Aloeswood. Sleep. A full body bath is prepared similarly. Please see the charts on the next page for example formulas. For full body baths decoct the appropriate amount of herbs in a large pot of water by boiling them for about 25 minutes. The herbs are ground into a powder as in the soaks described above. however the herbs are not powdered. Use a similar technique as described above and repeat several times in the evening prior to bed. This herb helps the Qi move into a state of storage internally. like all other remedies of Chinese medicine. so that a gentle aroma is given off during sleep. a traditional remedy in China to help calm the mind for sleep or meditation is the use of high quality aloeswood incense. Over time the aromatic components of the herbs in these pillows diminishes so they should be replaced periodically. or literally ‘Sinking Fragrance. For herbal foot soaks. Another point that can be used is Shen Men 神門. The bag is then placed to soak in boiling hot water in a bucket or basin. According to Chinese medical theory. In Chinese medicine this understanding dates back thousands of years and relates to the very core theories that the earliest texts of Chinese medicine describe. Please be sure to source your aloeswood incense from a reputable source that is also concerned about natural resource conservation. or ‘Bubbling Spring’ point (Kidney 1). Poor or inadequate sleep leads to a variety of health SUMMER 2010 QI—23 SPRING 2012 . Yong Quan 湧泉. is a way to put us back in line with the harmony of heaven. In all cases similar herbs can be used. however herbs for topical use are easy with few side effects. herbal full body baths. CONCLUSION Both East and West. at least once every few months. however the formulas presented in this article are general and safe enough that any adult can try them before using a custom formula. Shen Men can be pressed in addition to Yong Quan on the bottom of the foot in the same acupressure session. or ‘Gate of the Spirit’ (Heart 7). Some of the methods that patients can try at home include herbal foot soaks. literally allowing it to ‘sink’ inwards to a state of storage. Herbs for internal use should always be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. Once the water is cool enough to place feet in (but still warm to hot). soak feet in the solution for 20 to 30 minutes each evening before sleep. This point is found on the crease of the wrist straight down from the pinkie finger (see diagram). In addition to scented herbal pillows. and as so it helps stimulate the body’s ability to move into the state of storage (the Kidney channel. the natural world surrounding us at all times. also know as agarwood.the beginning of the Kidney channel. the formula of dry herbs is powdered and sealed off in a large teabag (many herbal pharmacies can prepare the herbs in this fashion) or wrapped in a bag made of cheesecloth. Ideally even these external formulas should be custom designed for the patient’s individual needs. An herbal pillow or sachet is a small bag of aro- matic herbs that are placed in the normal pillowcase during the evening or in the bed next to the sleeping person’s head. there are many fakes on the market. Warm your hands by rubbing them together and then apply steady deep pressure to this point and hold for a count of at least 30 seconds on each side. This liquid is then strained and added to the bath water for soaking. and then sewed into small cloth bags.
Baldwin CM. Association between weight gain.34(11):1487-92. painting. Takahashi O. but. it becomes a secret treasure of longevity.165(8):863-7. If sleep does not improve within a few days using these remedies. Med Hypotheses.sleepfoundation. Newman AB. Dr. cdc. 2007 Feb 12. Kromhout D. 2011 Sep 3. when sleep is adequate and properly timed. Fukui T. et al. or if sleep is accompanied by another health concern. Spijkerman AM. Grosse Y. 8 How much sleep do I need? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www. HERBAL FOOT SOAK FORMULA • Suan Zao Ren 酸棗仁 (Ziziphi spinosae Semen) 30g • Bai Zi Ren 柏子仁 (Platycladi Semen) 30g • He Huan Hua 和歡化 (Albiziae Flos) 20g • Ye Jiao Teng 液交藤 (Polygoni multiflori Caulis) 15g • Dang Gui 當歸 (Angelica sinensis Radix) 15g • Du Zhong 杜仲 (Eucommiae Cortex) 15g HERBAL PILLOW FORMULA • Ju Hua 菊花 (Chrysanthemi Flos) 60g • He Huan Hua 和歡化 (Albiziae Flos) 60g • Ye Jiao Teng 液交藤 (Polygoni multiflori Caulis) 60g • Deng Xin Cao 燈心草 (Junci Medulla) 20g • Ding Xiang 丁香 (Caryophylli Flos) 10g • Shi Chang Pu 石菖蒲 (Acori Rhizome) 30g • Yuan Zhi 遠志 (Polygalae Radix) 30g • Tan Xiang 檀香 (Santali albi Lignum) 10g • Chen Xiang 沈香 (Aquilariae Lignum resinatum) 10g • Bing Pian 冰片 (Borneolum) 5g 24 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . Accessed May 6. 4 Hoevenaar-Blom MP. Lancet Oncol. Association of sleep time with diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance. DAOM. McCann is on the faculty of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. and sleep duration: a large-scale 3-year cohort study. people should consult a licensed health care provider. and fire-fighting. 2011 Nov 1. Redline S. 5 Naska A. Yuan B. Punjabi NM. Baan R. and lectures regularly throughout the United States and Europe. Shimbo T.org/article/whitepapers/how-much-sleep-do-adults-need. BMC Public Health. Dai Y.htm.167(3):296-301. Sleep Breath. How much sleep do adults need? National Sleep Foundation. 3 Zuo H. Nieto FJ. Accessed May 6. to determine if other treatment is needed. In an effort to improve sleep otherwise healthy patients are encouraged to try some of the simple Chinese medical remedies described in this article. LAc is a licensed doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. 2012. REFERENCES: HERBAL BATH FORMULA • Suan Zao Ren 酸棗仁 (Ziziphi spinosae Semen) 60g • He Huan Hua 和歡化 (Albiziae Flos) 30g • Shi Chang Pu 石菖蒲 (Acori Rhizome) 30g • Wu Wei Zi 五味子 (Schisandrae Fructus) 30g • Bai He 百合 (Lilii Bulbus) 30g • Ye Jiao Teng 液交藤 (Polygoni multiflori Caulis) 15g • Long Gu 龍骨 (Fossilia Ossis Mastodi) 30g • Mu Li 牡蠣 (Ostreae Concha) 30g 1 Kobayashi D. 2012. 2005 Apr 25. van den Berg JF. 9 Bonnet MH. Available at http://www. Oikonomou E.63(4):58896. 2 Gottlieb DJ. Shi Z.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep. either a practitioner of Chinese medicine or western medicine. 2012 Mar 28. Lighting for the human circadian clock: recent research indicates that lighting has become a public health issue. Arand DL. Interaction between physical activity and sleep duration in relation to insulin resistance among non-diabetic Chinese adults. Psaltopoulou T. Wu G. Trichopoulou A. 7 Pauley SM.com or at drhenrymccann@gmail. Deshpande GA. pleasant dreams! ■ —————————— Henry McCann.8(12):1065-6. 6 Straif K. 2007 Dec. Hu G. Carcinogenicity of shift-work. as simple as it sounds. Resnick HE. Until then. He is an expert on the Nourishing Life tradition of Chinese medicine and has practiced Asian martial arts and Qigong for 30 years. Verschuren WM. Arch Intern Med.com. Arch Intern Med.12:247. obesity. Hussain A.newjerseyacupuncture.problems. Siesta in healthy adults and coronary mortality in the general population. Sleep. 2004. He is a partner at the North Jersey Center for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and can be reached at www. Trichopoulos D. Sleep duration and sleep quality in relation to 12-year cardiovascular disease incidence: the MORGEN study.
SUMMER 2010 QI—25 SPRING 2012 .
YI QIGONG: LIANGONG’S ELUSIVE THIRD SERIES
BY GERALD A. SHARP
he development of Yi Qigong, Liangong’s third series of 18 exercises began in 1975 at Dongchang Hospital in the Huangpu District of Shanghai while Dr. Zhuang Yuan Ming, the creator of Liangong in 18 forms, was testing the effectiveness of health exercises on patients with acute pain in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, legs, and feet. During the early stages of development it was referred to in Chinese as “The Eighteen Methods Continued.” These were exercises that Dr. Zhuang perceived as having an effect on breathing and pulse, but did not directly address acute pain in the majority of patients in the various control groups. While the first two series may have emerged and began the Liangong phenomenon shortly after 1975, and even today is practiced throughout Asia, Brazil, Europe in businesses, clinics, parks, and sports facilities, at the time, Dr. Zhuang could not ignore the many elderly patients that took part in the testing. Some of these patients may have had profound healing experiences, but, for others, these experiences were only temporary. Dr. Zhuang further observed that elderly patients who suffered from acute pain had either chronic bronchitis
or cardiovascular disease. The suffering these elderly patients endured was not only adding further hindrance to their discomfort and pain, but Dr. Zhuang also concluded that these internal disorders were the cause and pathology of their ailments, as well as contributed to internal disorders such as high blood pressure, heart problems, and digestive disorders.
Dr. Zhuang Yuan Ming with author Gerald A. Sharp.
26 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
Dr. as such. enhance heart and lung function if chronic bronchitis or cardiovascular disease was to be addressed. In addition to developing exercises that would encourage range of motion. I was driven to find relief for these patients. and.In 1989. prevention and elimination of chronic bronchitis were not progressing as quickly as doctors would have liked. or the process of respiration in practitioner’s cells. yet. Zhuang said. or eliminated. The primary function of the lungs is to facilitate gas (O2 and CO2) exchange between blood and air. most prominently. because many of these elderly patients were retired and were not as active as they once were. In addition to a person breathing air in the out-of-doors. It was hoped that Dr. and legs. Zhuang was once again working with physicians and patients with orthopedic injuries at Dongchang Hospital. waist. enhancing the quality of the gas in the arterial blood also depends on the quality of every day functional activities the practitioner is involved in. Zhuang observed once again the correlation between chronic bronchitis and cardiovascular disease in elderly patients with a variety of stress related injuries in the neck. refers to the daily exercise routine. and this is what may cause a gas shortage. improve blood supply to tissues and organs involving absorption and elimination. it is common knowledge that Qigong is known for its ability to augment how gas exchange takes place in the human organism. that the qi is sick or stagnate. thus maintaining normal levels of gas pressure in the arterial blood. While working with patients with acute pain Dr. “Traditional Chinese Medicine. While the treatment eliminated or reduced the effect of local lesions. they could not enhance or improve the patient’s ability to resist recurrence. but the effects were only temporary remission. through proper Qigong practice. as well as. Zhuang would develop exercises that would support current therapies and further assist both patients and physicians in the process of managing patient wellness and pain. Amongst clinicians in China. Dr. performed either sitting or standing. The exercise I’m referring to. regardless of what testing showed. which was the primary consideration in the development of the exercises of the Series Three. prevented. Based on his previous success in 1975. and. were using Western drugs to treat symptoms of chronic bronchitis. they had to enhance the magnitude of respiratory motion. Dr. “I knew from previous observations nearly 15 years earlier that these issues were not caused by work related stress.” The clinic. Zhuang needed to ensure that the exercises could be simple in nature. Zhuang said. as with many other hospitals in Shanghai at the time. Zhuang also knew that Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that when a patient is suffering a chronic affliction from bronchitis or a cardiovascular issue. and it ought to address various functions such as breathing or movement that will not only positively affect magnitude respiratory motion. shoulders. However. Dr. or Yi Qigong. SUMMER 2012 QI—27 . it was important that such exercises support the body’s circulation and metabolism. I concluded that what they lacked was range of motion. is Qigong. in nature. more specifically. Dr. holds that such a shortage or quality issue can be turned around through exercise. the practitioner can regulate gas exchange and furthermore enhance the quality of “gas” that circulates in the organism and support respiratory health. nor improve respiratory function. Zhuang was asked to develop exercises that would address chronic bronchitis as well as build up patients’ cardiovascular systems. and this. In effect. he felt. The bottom line. had various challenges and issues with their breathing and pulse. when developing the first two series of Liangong exercises to treat stress related injuries. effect the quality of gas circulating in the practitioner. Additionally.
” The results of preliminary testing revealed that elderly patients. improving the respiratory function with exercise helps strengthen the systemic activities of the body’s transport systems. and be accompanied by cough or hoarseness of the voice and lead to other physical disorders in the neck. herbal or lab made. waist. with large and distinctive arm movements. even now. Zhuang further elaborates. helps increase lung metabolism. in order to build up the internal strength of the patient and encourage them to make progressively larger arm movements to increase breathing capacity. the more they get out of it. daily exercises. and yet consistent. For example. the number of movements and repetitions ought to have the ability to be increased from less to more. with chronic bronchitis. Zhuang teaches “Rotate and Spread Wings” in Indonesia but stimulate particular areas or acu-meridian points in order to support the flow of quality gas and qi. breathing exercises. and the kidney is the root of gas. which expand the intercostal muscles. stand upright and strengthen their posture. which in turn helps promote the recovery of heart and lung function. the exercises had to be. as well as improve the function of respiration in the practitioner. referred to engaging in challenging. small to large. Dr. Zhuang has concluded that physicians and trainers ought to avoid thinking that the length of a routine ought to be reduced because the patient is frail or weak. Like the first two series of Liangong. and universities. easy to follow. such as Qigong. This idea of righteousness is what keeps a person healthy. Instead. for the most part. or Kung Fu. or certain organs may be dysfunctional. shoulders. The more they put in to such self-care. joints.Dr. in order to cope. Zhuang had to create exercises that were also teachable. lack of lung qi may be expressed as shortness of breath. blood loss and other factors.” Dr. and tendons. From the tests he conducted.” The reference to righteousness in my time. Additionally. showed kidney chi deficiency.” Therefore. slow. enhancing and improving system function. schools. Practitioners who lack gas or quality of gas may appear irritable and tired. chi stagnation. which. it only follows that the gas will gradually empty as the practitioner’s organism scrambles to feel better each day or rely on the use of medicines. “According to Traditional Chinese Medicine.“ In order for exercises to support adequate magnitude respiratory motion and address chronic bronchitis and cardiovascular issues in elderly patients. Shanghai 28 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . legs. parks. and overall function. If one accepts living with inactivity. elderly people’s centers. based on a break down of gas capacity and gas quality in the organism. so that the exercises would be able to be taught in a variety of venues such as clinics. Zhuang goes on to say. helps a person. “The lung is the lord of gas. their voice may be affected. in order that a practitioner’s compensatory function and ability to resist diseases improves. progressing from easy to difficult. and based on his observations. Stiffness and dormancy may never be allowed to rule. According to Zhuang the exercises needed “Exercise and Enhance the Qi” in People’s Park. “Older methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine attach a great deal of importance to the body’s “righteousness.
Therefore. when inhaling. Dr. This method of breathing. spontaneous. these vital parts work together to massage the internal organs. the slow coherent exercises combined with the breathing technique have proven to reduce adverse reactions and injuries from sudden movements based on excessively rapid. the exercises play a vital role in health care management by boosting the metabolism in order to reduce abdominal fat consumption. and spew out more carbon dioxide. Furthermore. For example. and be coordinated with the breathing. if the patient were to have the capability to develop a foundation for deeper breathing. as well as the palmar aspect of the hand. In turn. but he also concluded that the rising and falling pattern of the breathing method combined with the exercises also strengthened the thoracic vertebra and the abdominal muscles as well. and the acu-meridian points of the torso emphasized during massage. Matching breathing with the movements in order to enhance the quality of the breathing function was something Dr. are used to perform the massage. extending through their elbows.to have movements that were even. In addition. as well as increase the function of the digestive system and absorption. The distal aspects of the thumbs and fingers. Zhuang’s development of the third series of Liangong. thereby increasing the depth and length of respiratory and pulmonary ventilation volume. 1 2 3 4 SUMMER 2012 QI—29 . Zhuang felt had to be improved. the capability to intake more fresh air. Zhuang observed the greater the range of motion the more immense the lung capacity. gradually lift the chest (not the shoulders). Zhuang developed a method of breathing that immediately enhances the respiratory cavity and magnitude of respiratory motion. are the basis of Dr. Zhuang observe improvement in the function of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. if the practitioner forms a large circle with their arms. That is.sage ought to be performed moves from light to heavy. or uncontrolled reactions which have led to injuries in elderly people and increased risk in falling. Dr. continuous. During and after testing not only did Dr.phalangeal joints. the diaphragm EXERCISE 5: MASSAGE AND MANAGE THE QI The target area includes the metacarpo. upon inhalation. or Yi Qigong. combined with movements that increase magnitude respiratory motion in order to support the breathing function. The manner in which the mas. Range of motion also positively affected the function of the diaphragm. ample breaths that were also both constant and consistent. and when exhaling steadily release from the lower abdomen. and lifts their sternum. and slow and matched with natural.
.S H O P O N L I N E A T Q I . Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and get notices when new articles are posted or internet specials are presented for our followers. video. and current acupuncture/qigong/taiji/TCM news from around the world. Online orders are SSL secured and our shipping is fast and efficient as always. our website has user-supplied listings of professionals and a calendar of current events..000 pages of information available for free and waiting for you to discover. All together. YalePinyin romanization converter.000 word Chinese-English dictionary. and Wade-Giles. or DVD? How about an acupuncture model or chart or a feng shui statue? We have designed our web catalog to help you search through thousands of items we have in stock. of our printed journal. interactive acupuncture model.com Don’t let ancient knowledge become a thing of the past 30 Q I—T h J ournal off Traditional Eastern Healthh & Fitness 0 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health Fitness QI—T J QI—Th Journal Tr ditiona Easter Heal & Fitness QI—The Journal Traditional Eastern Health Fitnes a T Tradit onal Ea tern ealth er r itnes s . C O M VISIT OUR WEB-CATALOG Looking for a Qi-related book. over 60 online articles from previous issues And check out the implementations of research tools such as our 90. 20 articles specifically written for the website. New main topics. we have over 2. more subtopics and full-text and keyword searches are available to help you find exactly what you are searching for.J O U R N A L . audio. And it is not just about our catalog store. http://qi-journal.
and the lower abdomen is released. and isolating those areas does help relieve pressure and persistent pain associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems. However. so that diaphragmatic activity increases in magnitude. The same holds true in the third series. oxygen and nutrient rich blood will be increased to the body and organs. but four repetitions of cleansing breaths are performed. and magnitude respiratory motion improved. these magnified motions also need to be paired with stability. tendons. blood circulation will be regulated. yet enhance it with simple movements that facilitate the greatest amount of confidence and success. and the physiological function of the waist and lower back will also be enhanced. Additionally. concentrate. it is in the best interest of the patient to practice movements and activities that encourage broader motions. the chest relaxed (not slumped). quadriceps femoris. Likewise. coupled with movements augmented with increased range of motion. Therefore. accelerated respiration harmonized. Zhuang’s breathing method of lifting the chest slowly while performing an inhalation. Additionally. muscles. the third series is a combination of Dr. If practiced correctly. what sets Yi Qigong apart from the first two series. “Breathe Naturally. and releasing the lower abdomen while steadily exhaling with 18 comprehensive exercises that address respiratory and cardiovascular issues.” the practitioner is not only taught to stand still and gradually lift the chest (but not the shoulders) while steadily inhaling followed by a gradual release from the lower abdomen when exhaling. and the range of the thorax and the respiratory muscles are also developed. the greater amount of oxygen (O2) will have space to enter. and adductor muscles. 1 2 3 4 SUMMER 2010 QI—31 SP SPRING 2012 QI—31 SPRING 2010 QI—3 0 —31 — . In the first two series. and because additional space has been created in the chest cavity.will contract. Thus. It allows the patient to maintain their bearings. and follow the natural process of respiration. is its primary emphasis on breathing. when the arms are lowered. and this is why moving slowly and focusing on target areas is so essential. there’s an emphasis on sequential movements and timing the breathing with those movements. it is necessary then to exercise with greater range of motion. however. upon exhalation. Yi Qigong does build on the previous two series and encourages the use of target areas. the diaphragm expands and more carbon dioxide (CO2) is pushed out. namely magnitude of respiratory motion. To help bring the effects of chronic bronchitis under control for elderly patients. which includes the intercostals. in order to develop internal strength and wellness. STRENGTHEN THE QI The movement and shape of the form helps to emphasize the target area. in the first exercise. A cleans- EXERCISE 16: REVERSE BOW STANCE. and joints of the upper limbs will be strengthened.
77 reported excellent results.ing breath is when the practitioner gently inhales through the nose and softly exhales through the mouth with slightly parted lips. and 3) Internal disorders including digestive disorders. which contained more specific anatomical language. began to formulate and finalize the third series of Liangong in printed form. Zhuang and his son. 50 above average. This attention to detail helped bring more refinement to not only the Qigong exercises of the third series. In the Japanese test. In the Chinese test. 54 above average. 44 reported excellent results. Shoulders. The physical act of lifting and releasing the torso helps to increase magnitude respiratory motion. etc. heart problems. helping practitioners to more specifically identify target areas and related areas of concentration. heart problems. and Legs. The purpose was to test what effects practicing all three series regularly would have on participants. The participants were from a wide range of backgrounds and physical capabilities. Legs Joints and tendons Internal Disorders (high blood pressure. they also released an updated version of the first two series of Liangong in 18 forms. the oldest practitioner was 90 and the youngest was 30. and Legs. The results of the Japanese control group of 182 practitioners were as follows: In the area of Neck. Waist. Zhuang Jian Shen.) 44 18 19 81 34 36 4 74 14 11 6 31 48 54 7 109 15 23 2 40 Efficacy Results of Liangong on 280 practitioners in People’s Republic of China 1997. 2) Joints and Tendons. Most practitioners fell between 50 and 70 years of age. Waist. digestive disorders. Shoulders. as well as help the practitioner to get off on the right foot as it were in practicing the remainder of the eighteen exercises with the appropriate breathing. and there were 170 females and 12 males. high blood pressure. etc. Shoulders. the oldest practitioner was 92 and the youngest was 35. and 7 reported average results. Efficacy Results of Liangong on 182 practitioners in Japan.) 77 50 3 130 Neck Shoulders. During this time. as well as comparing two groups of people both inside and outside of China. and respiratory issues. and Legs. Waist. and 6 reported aver- Result Problem Excellent Above Average Average Total Result Problem Excellent Above Average Average Total Neck Shoulders. and 19 reported average results. The average age was 60. 11 above average. After their development. In the effects on Joints and Tendons: 34 reported excellent results. 18 above average. 36 above average. In the effects on Joints and Tendons: 14 reported excellent results. Respondents gave feedback in the three categories as follows: 1) Neck. Dr. the third series of exercises along with the first and second series were then tested on 280 Liangong practitioners in Shanghai and 182 Liangong practitioners in Japan. In the effects on Internal Disorders 48 reported excellent results. digestive disorders. 32 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness 2 QI—The Journal Traditional Eastern Health Fitness I—Th Journa — urnal Tr diti Tradit i Ea te Heal h er ealth ea al i e s itness . In 1997. Waist. Legs Joints and tendons Internal Disorders (high blood pressure. but the cleansing breaths practiced in the first exercise support bringing in more O2 and expelling more CO2. 1997. and 3 reported average results. and 4 reported average results. Waist. heart problems. but also to the first two series as well. and were asked to not only respond to a rating scale but encouraged to keep and share personal reflections of their experiences concerning three areas of practice: 1) Neck. and there were 224 females and 56 males.
SUMMER 2010 QI—33 SP SPRING 2012 QI—3 SPRING 2010 QI—33 0 —33 — . Beyond all that. Wu Style Taijiquan Fast Set. and includes multiple views and close ups which help make it an effective. Yang.liangong. incur the most effective results. in their opinion. including the third series. Zhuang Yuan Ming. Zhuang Yuan Ming and Zhuang Jian Shen. In 2000. enough data was collected and assimilated and the results suggested that practicing all three series does offer comprehensive benefits for practitioners. While the current arrangement of the 18 exercises that comprise Yi Qigong are not broken down into sections like the previous series. The Complete Book: The All Inclusive Manual for all 54 of Dr. and now has evolved into a more comprehensive approach for managing and overcoming pain for a wider age range of people.age results. it would be optimal to practice all 18 exercises of Yi Qigong. and Energy with Patricia Kessler. Zhuang practicing the first eighteen exercises was released in 2011. and Shi Mei Ling (translated by Sharp. Zhuang Jian Shen.com. copyright 2011. in order to increase magnitude respiratory motion. that his “Eighteen Methods Continued” which started as a “what if?” for addressing respiratory and circulatory conditions in the elderly was now a pillar in the complete system of the Liangong Health Exercise System that he began developing in 1975. enhance breath quality. Sharp holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has taught people of a variety of ages and backgrounds for over 25 years. the testing tells us the greatest benefits would be derived from practicing all three series. and Xingyi San Shou Pao. and Yang). However. visit www. by Sha Guozheng (also translated by Sharp. and Zou Shuxian. About this article: This is an excerpt from Liangong. over to his son. Wu Ying Hua. Dr. by Ma Yueh Liang. all 54 exercises of Liangong on a daily basis. according to Dr. and 2 reported average results.com or www. Zhuang once again performed the exercises in the book (age 81 at the time). and turned the bulk of the duty of performing the exercises in all three series. supportive learning tool. His other books include: Chi Kung: Training for Life. the practitioner is encouraged to pick and choose those exercises that more directly address their particular issue(s) or. Zhuang. compiled by Gerald A. Published by Chi Flow Books. Ma Yueh Liang. chiflow. It also demonstrated to Dr. or Yi Qigong. In 2003. In the effects on Internal Disorders 15 reported excellent results. in the video series Dr. Dr. and encourage proper flow of blood and qi. the complete series was released in English. That said. After ten years. and has been used to support Liangong instruction worldwide. ■ ————————— Gerald A. and completed an instructional video series. Health. A newer version. moreover. Zhuang chose to perform the basic hands and stances. Yang. 23 above average. For more information about Liangong. Zhuang and his son released the Yi Qigong book. and Yang). He has received personal certificates of study from Dr. Sharp and featuring Dr. Zhuang. featuring additional footage of Dr. Zhuang’s Health Exercises.
MASTER ZHAO BICHEN (1860-1942)
BY ADRIAN CHAN-WYLES, Ph.D
aster Zhao Bichen (趙避塵) also known as Zhao Yizi (趙一子) was a much renowned practitioner of ‘neidan’ (内丹)—a term which literally translates into English as ‘internal medicine’, with the word ‘dan’ (丹) actually referring to a ‘red’ medicinal powder icinal or ointment—or more specifically a ‘red pill’ (cinnabar). Within the context it refers to the practice of ‘internal developmental medicine’ and as a consequence, is often rendered into English as Daoist ‘alchemy’ or ‘yoga’. The practices themselves are designed to transform the inner mind and body so that a calm expansive (and permanently y restorative) awareness permeates the e physical body and transforms it at t the cellular level. Such an achieveement is referred to as the attainment nt of ‘immortality’—which is the eventual objective t l bj ti of all Daoist paths regardless of the differences and peculiarities of each lineage or school. The term ‘immortality’ is pronounced ‘xian’ (仙) and is written as a person living on a mountain. However, exactly the same word (xian1) can be written using ‘僊’, which depicts a person in the act of climbing—literally ascending through effort. Collectively these two ideograms refer both to the specific act or practice of internal development (neidan), and the achievement of the highest Daoist objective, which is the acquisition of spiritual and physical immortality (xian). Immortality is often equated with lon-
gevity or the act of living a very long physical existence before transforming into a purely spiritual essence at the point of death of the human body. Death in this instance is conquered as the dying process is transformed into a facility for the refin refinement of the ‘qi’ energy frequency, o ‘vital force’ (associated with the or brea breath) which defines existence. For the Immortal, death is not the end of e existence, but merely a means of asc ascending to a higher plane of being. In the popular imagination, howeve ever, the concept of immortality ha has often been taken literally and in interpreted to refer to the notion of the attainment of a permanent ph physical existence. This viewpoint, although acknowledging a certain al spiritual aspect to the attainment sp of immortality, nevertheless, tends to limit th notion to purely physical attainment. t li it the ti This viewpoint that defines immortality as the attainment of the state of a permanent, physical longevity, is inspired in-part by the fact that many Daoist masters lived to a very old age, still able to perform impressive physical and spiritual feats in the process. It is clear, however, from the study of Daoist literature that the concept of ‘immortality’, although often hidden, or obscured within an array of bewildering instructional metaphor and allegory, is actually referring to an inner process of spiritual development that transforms the mind and body through breath control, visual-
34 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
at the same time as pressure from Western imperialist forces came to bear from the outside. Both methods sought a unifying and all embracing. they are also usually very distinguishable from the teachings of Buddhism. whilst for the ordinary being who has not been through the ‘neidan’ process of cultivation. Liu Hua-yang. The state of immortality is the realization of enlightenment itself—with apparently miraculous feats. The body is never exclusively trained without the mind being taken into account. However. Liu was initiated into the school by master Wu and attested that Buddhist Ch’an meditation (upon emptiness). The refinement of qi is so precise and subtle that the immortal’s mind and body appears to give rise to all sorts of miraculous feats. Zhao was able to focus his mind in meditation and realise the state of emptiness. two of Zhao’s Daoist texts have been translated. and his mother was called Meng Shengzhen. the penultimate year of the Emperor Qing Xianfeng’s reign (1850-1861). This school was found by the Daoist Wu Chungxu.’ and •Xingming fajue mingzhi (性命法訣明旨) ‘The Secret Cultivation of Essential Nature and Eternal Life’—translated in 1970 by Charles Luk. Beijing was thrown into chaos and the imperial family fled for their lives. an immortal appears to live a very long time. When young. rendering China helpless in the face of further aggression. a reign that saw the Qing Dynasty beset on all sides by destructive forces. The Wu Liu School draws on SUMMER 2012 QI—35 . Changping County. It was against this backdrop that Zhao Bichen was born in Yangfang Town. Wu and Liu agreed that Buddhism and Daoism are paths that seek the same reality. and therefore transformed into a profound wisdom. which was itself a sub-branch of the Complete Reality School (Quanzhenpai). and the former Ch’an Buddhist monk. the wisdom that defines the structure of Daoist philosophy and practice originates within the mind itself. and Dao-jia xing-ming (道家 性命). but only in relation to the perfection of the mind. With this firm foundation. Popular literature has tended to focus upon these miraculous feats at the expense of the intricacies of the neidan practice itself. being merely expedient by-products of this state. the mind and body are transformed into a state of ‘oneness’. In this respect. favouring instead a more natural approach to self-cultivation. and published in English as ‘Taoist Yoga. (such as long life). Indeed. Internal rebellions broke out and were eventually defeat- ed (at a terrible cost in lives). situated in the suburbs northwest of Beijing. •Weisheng shengli xue mingzhi (衛生生理學明 指) ‘Clear Explanations of Hygiene and Physiology’—translated in 1979 by the French academic Catherine Despeux. Prior to this event. His father was called Zhao Yong-Kuan. the cultivation of Daoist immortality does not go beyond the correct cultivation of vitality and spirit. the mind and body appear separate and distinct. Zhao Bichen is a name that means ‘Zhao Avoid Dust’—with ‘Zhao’ being an old Chinese family name that implies a ‘man who walks’. correlated exactly with the primordial essence of Daoist cultivation. the Western forces had inflicted serious military defeats upon the Qing (and Mongolian) forces.ization. In Western literature. a mind that has been fully realized. or a path of Immortals and Buddhas. and the imbuing of specific medicinal compounds. whilst Liu had become disaffected with the austere monastic lifestyle associated with Ch’an Buddhist practice. This carries the French title of ‘Traité d’alchimie et de physiologie taoïste. From the unenlightened position. Zhao Bichen was originally from the Wu Liu School (伍柳派) founded around 1644. no longer has any meaning. underlying reality through disciplining the body and focusing the mind. The Second Opium War culminated with British and French armies entering Beijing toward the end of 1860. burning and looting as they did so. For the accomplished immortal. Wu Chung-xu had previously trained in the Dragon Gate School (Longmenpai). and an inner body of optimum biological functioning. time and space in the conventional sense. but for the immortal. physical exercise. Daoist practices can emphasis the use of the body. and this agreement led to the formation of the Wu Liu School—which is referred to as a ‘xianfo’ path. killing. he expressed a deep appreciation of martial arts and Daoist style exercises such as Dao-fa jia-gong (道法家功). This training ensured a balanced development of both external and internal qigong cultivation.’ Zhao Bichen was born in 1860. Daoist teachings are very diverse. creating a tough and yet flexible physical body. However.
This school emphasises an ‘earlier divine sky’ (xian tian) method. It is also the direction that the ancestral spirits are believed to exist— accessed through correct religious ritual (Confucianism). the second hexagram ‘kun’ is formed. which through cultivation (neidan). The ‘earlier’ divine sky’ concept refers to the notion that spirituality and creativity. non-immortal state. spirit into emptiness and unity. through which all can pass. i. The Wu Liu also advocates the study of Confucian texts from a Daoist perspective. but also the other Chinese religions of Buddhism and Confucianism. routinely found within Ch’an communities. It manages to integrate not only the diverse Daoist schools. and qi (energy) are returned to their empty essence. It can be re-discovered through the cultivation of the mind itself. and takes this meaning from the broad earth itself. dissolves ‘essence’ (jing) into earlier divine sky vital force (qi). toward the sky. or the ‘Thousand-peaks Earlier Divine Sky School.e. is dependent upon effective cultivation (neidan) techniques and good guidance. Many ordinary Daoist qigong exercises perfect this type of practice. but its realisation ‘here and now’. Jing (essence). The teachings of Zhao Bichen—as translated by Charles Luk in ‘Taoist Yoga’—make very interesting reading. Zhao Bichen. This hexagram is interpreted as meaning ‘receptive’. Energy flowing efficiently through both spirit and matter ensures a certain long life and the ability to perform unusual physical feats of endurance and strength. It is comprised of six solid yang lines and denotes out and out creativity. Regardless of the physical cultivation that is pursued and mastered. However. It is a Broad Way (Da Dao). Zhao records that he had two teachers—master Liao Jan and master Liao 36 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . is the physical matter that comprises the world. Jing (the receptive earth). but appear to be separate in the undeveloped. but also within the mind of each human being. all of life itself) emanates from a divine substance that is posited to exist in an upward direction. after absorbing the teachings and experiences of this school. which arises within shen. Within the Book of Changes (Yijing). The Wu Liu School of Daoism may be viewed correctly as eclectic in approach. and that this empty essence is returned to the pristine state of Dao. and emptiness and unity into Dao. ‘supportive’ and ‘bearing’. the Surangama Sutra. and the Hua Yen Sutra—all prominent Mahayana discourses. with that which is below. When the six solid lines transform into six broken lines. Within Daoism. the pristine Dao underlies all things without contradiction. (indeed. so that shen (spirit).the teachings of all Daoist schools and specific Buddhist texts such as the Diamond Sutra. This external broad divinity is inwardly realisable through the correct cultivation methods and suggests that ‘mind’ and ‘physical matter’ are actually at one in essence. and is the product of a particular kind of Chinese spiritual ingenuity. In this context. developed his understanding through a spiritual expression that came to be considered a sub-branch of the Wu Liu School. Qi is the animating vital force that flows through shen and jing—in this regard it unites that which is above. but ‘exact’ in instruction. early Chinese cultures used divining methods that involved burning and smoke—the smoke rose toward the sky—where external divine entities such as ‘di’ and ‘tian’ where thought to reside.’ In essence this refers to the actual realisation of a primordial substance that underlies all things— including ‘emptiness’. Multitudinous creation obscures its presence.’ The spirit ‘shen’ equates with the principle of the ‘divine sky’. the first hexagram is called ‘Divine Sky’ (Qian). In the old days. these divine creative forces are viewed as existing not only as an external entity—throughout the broad sky. but does not destroy it. In this way it is obvious to understand how the ‘divine sky’ can give rise to the ‘supporting earth. the attainment of immortality must be achieved through the focus of the mind itself. earlier divine sky vital force into ‘spirit’ (shen). This school— with Zhao Bichen as its founder—is known today as the ‘Qianfeng Xian Tian Pai’ (千峰仙天派). these attainments of efficient qi manipulation are not the attainment of true immortality as envisioned by either the Wu Liu or Zhao Bichen’s Xian Tian School. The ‘earlier divine sky’ concept refers to the time just before the all things are manifest—it is a state unsullied by the manifestation of the diversity of life. The broad expanse of the physical sky becomes the realised all-embracing oneness of the immortal mind freed from the distraction of incorrect paths that waste qi and scatter the mind’s awareness. which has the ability to support all things.
with each ascending energy centre being fully activated and opened. whilst also containing many technical Daoist terms. For instance: “My masters Liao Jan and Liao Kung once said: ‘When beginning to cultivate (essential) nature and (eternal) life. The state of viewing the world through non-Immortal SUMMER 2010 QI—37 SPRING 2012 . Awareness becomes so subtle that even the smallest of movements within the body is clearly sensed. together with longer explanatory passages compiled by Zhao himself. one should restrain the faculty of seeing. Zhao Bichen’s approach involves the cultivation of awareness throughout the ‘inside’ of the body. and finally to the upper tan tien in the brain where it is called the precious cauldron. it is important to put an end to all rising thoughts and to loosen garments and belt to relax the body and avoid interfering with the free circulation of blood. with each level of attainment represented by an actual conscious level of development within the mind. together with an actual awareness of qi as it is distributed throughout the system. or vacuous spaces. When vitality is purified it rises to the ni wan or brain which then becomes the precious cauldron in which means the cavity or psychic centre in which transmutation actually takes place. the inside of the body is perceived (through meditation) as a number of cavities. Thus stripped of feelings and passions one will look like a stupid man.’ Qi cultivation occurs in an upward manner. Thus the lower tan tien in the lower abdomen plays the role of a burning stove supporting cauldron which contains the generative force ready for subsequent ascension to the solar plexus. When the heart (mind) is settled.Kung. When the generative force is cleansed and purified during the microcosmic orbiting and becomes the alchemical agent. exhibiting the wisdom and experience he has gained from a lifetime of Daoist practice. The qi passes around the body through the action of the inward breath and the outward breath. Charles Luk says: ‘When the generative force moves to obey its worldly inclination. until mind and body cease to be two distinct and different entities. After sitting the body should be (senseless) like a log and the heart (mind) unstirred like cold ashes. one will forget all about the body and heart (mind). travelling with the blood through the arteries and veins. This is the best way to get rid of all thoughts at the start when preparing the elixir of immortality. will be stirred by well regulated breathing which will prevent it from dispersing. Zhao’s explanations about the practice of meditation appear very ‘Buddhistic’ in nature. Daoist ‘neidan’ culture is a journey into the realisation of ‘oneness’ and beyond. the cauldron changes place rising from the lower tan tien under the navel to the middle tan tien or solar plexus. the lower tan tien plays the role of primary cauldron which contains the generative force at the start of the process of alchemy. In other words.” —(Taoist Yoga—Page 1) Once beyond the initial barrier of potentially bewildering terminology. If the breathing is not regulated one will be troubled by gasping or laboured breaths. The breathing mechanism maintains the inflating and deflating of these cavities with qi. In this respect. touch the palate with the tip of the tongue and regulate the breathing through the nostrils. After being purified the generative force is carried in the microcosmic orbit to the solar plexus. So while the stove remains in the lower abdomen during the whole process of alchemy. When breathing is well controlled. It is in the solar plexus that the generative force (now the alchemical agent) is transmuted into vitality which rises to the brain (ni wan) where the vital breath. which becomes the middle cauldron and is scorched by the burning stove in the lower tan tien under the navel. called the middle tan tien. it rises to the solar plexus which then plays the role of the middle cauldron in which the generative force is transmuted into vitality. it is necessary first to develop nature. and can not be limited to their physical structures. The precious cauldron has now manifested in the brain (ni wan) whereas the burning stove remains in the lower tan tien under the navel. hitherto hidden and dormant. Qi also travels simultaneously around and beyond the arteries and veins. In the Introduction (pages xiii-xiv).’ Before sitting in meditation. organised into logical and relevant sections. the purpose of regulating the breathing is to draw the force up to the lower tan tien in the lower tan tien cavity under the navel so as to hold it there and transmute it into an alchemical agent which is transformed into vitality in the solar plexus. and in time the light of vitality will manifest. check that of hearing. The manual itself—‘The Secret Cultivation of Essential Nature and Eternal Life’—reads as a list of instructions from these masters. The eyes should look down and fix on the tip of the nose with one’s attention concentrated on the spot between them.
Eventually. and although everything is distinctive and has its own unique place in the scheme of life.e. they are considered one and the same. for failure to return to the (tsu chiao) centre (which is empty) prevents the light of vitality from manifesting. this is how Zhao’s teachers explain the ‘void’ (Taoist Yoga—Pages 2-3): ‘Question: ‘When I was taught to meditate I was urged to empty my heart (the house of fire) of all thoughts.eyes is a product of qi energy not flowing freely through the body and the world. only when spirit and vitality unite can real achievement be made. indeed. the body and physical world is perceived as appearing within the mind essence itself. this kind of symbolism evolved into the theoretical representation of philosophical notions such as yang and yin. When spirit and vitality return to this cavity. Man lives and dies because of this immaterial spirit-vitality. Zhao’s scheme is similar to that of the Ch’an Buddhist School. set my mind on cultivating (essential) nature and open my eyes to contemplate the void to accord with the correct way. or light and its absence. and thus ensures a purely materialist view of reality. Bearing in mind that Zhao Bichen’s school is also known as ‘xianfo’— Immortals and Buddhas—it is no surprise to find a very close relation between the state of Immortality and the state of Buddhahood. the presence of which does but mean emptiness. Originally this may have referred to phases of the moon which are depicted using roundels of shaded and unshaded areas. In the Immortal state. and in-turn were modified to represent stages of meditational development within both Daoism and Ch’an Buddhism. Daoist neidan cultivation dissolves this small and petty mind so that the true mind can shine through. the Dao is in everything and everything is within the Dao. The true mind remains undiscovered in this state and a human lifetime is wasted. This is the mind of the ‘small person’ (xiao ren) found throughout the Book of Changes. Qi blockages create the state of physical mortality—where the mind—although appearing separate and distinct from the body. spiritual vitality will soar up to form a circle (of light) which is not void. an underlying unity holds it all together. and beyond form. will you please explain all this to me? Answer: ‘Seeing the void as not empty is right and seeing the void as empty is wrong. Under the heart and above the genital organ is an empty space where spiritual vitality manifests to form a cavity. For instance. Voidness that is not empty is spiritual light which is spirit-vitality that springs from the yellow hall centre (huang ting or middle tan tien. the Cao-Dong School of Ch’an use the following roundel arrangement to describe the stages of insight acquisition: Zhao Bichen. represents these worlds 38 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . and vitality without spirit does not cause him to die. i. form. In this state. he lives when it is present and dies when it scatters. in the solar plexus). Hence it is said: “Spirit without vitality does not make a man live. nevertheless relates fully to the substance of the body itself.” Prenatal spirit in the heart is nature and prenatal vitality in the lower abdomen is life.’ The use of roundel imagery has existed in China for thousands of years. As the physical body dies—so does the mind that is attached to it. fully accepting the Buddhist schematic of the three worlds of sense desire. My master Liao Kung said: “When the golden mechanism (of alchemy) begins to move and gives out flashes of light that hall of voidness (hsu shih. Absolute voidness is not empty like relative voidness. Voidness which does not radiate is relative but voidness which radiates is absolute. the heart devoid of feelings and passions) will be illuminated by a white light which reveals the mysterious gate (hsuan kuan).
He has been a ‘work scholar’ for Dr Rupert Sheldrake of Cambridge University. this does not mean that they are of no actual use. As a Ch’an adept. either directly from Zhao Bichen himself. com). 1800–1949 . it borrows so much imagery and terminology from Ch’an Buddhism that its teachings are generally understandable to those following the Ch’an path. London. ■ ———————————— Adrian Chan-Wyles is an independent scholar (and published author) living in the UK. In the early 2000’s. and holds a Philosophy of Mind Certificate from Oxford University. He holds a PhD in (spiritual) Metaphysics. whereas a Ch’an master would simply instruct the student to ‘lay it all down’. The Ch’an master is always taking the student directly to enlightenment and gives no attention to the experiences along the way which are temporary and passing. Richard Hunn was trawling through endless Japanese language religious journals seeking out important information when he came across this photograph. his lineage has survived down to the present time in China and outside of it. However. Zhao Bichen’s Daoist equates the acquisition of the all-embracing emptiness that contains all things. and conveyed by Richard Hunn (1949-2006). Furthermore.weebly. with the state of Immortality. Zhao and his teachers carefully acknowledge all the different stage of experience within meditation.com). On the internet there is much Chinese language content devoted to Zhao Bichen. It is Master Zhao Bichen left his body in 1942—a time when fighting between Chinese forces and invading Japanese troops was very bitter.qianfeng.asp?ID=138). SUMMER 2010 QI—39 SPRING 2012 . However. The picture at the top of this article is of Zhao Bichen. Vincent Goossaert‘s book entitled The Taoists of Peking. He is the custodian of The Richard Hunn Association for Ch’an Study (http:// wenshuchan-online. philosophy. The Daoist master carefully points them out for the student so that they form definite sign posts toward the goal of the attainment of Immortality. or one of his students. As well as the two translations of his work referenced above. a very good Chinese language website for the Qianfeng Xiantian School is Qian Feng (http://www. Dualism is transcended and the true nature of reality is achieved. An excellent English language site for Wu Liu Daoism is The Great Tao Golden Elixir School (http://all-dao. the paranormal and martial culture.org/News/qfyl. he continues the lineage of master Xu Yun (1840-1959). and has written for The Middle Way—the journal of the Buddhist Society. It is not that one method is better or worse than the other. He chose to translate Zhao’s manual because although it is most definitely Daoist in flavour. However. Indeed. but rather that both methods are useful. The original picture is this: Charles Luk received instruction in Qianfeng Xiantian Daoism. but by and large this is often of a very generic nature. the Daoist instruction regarding the void is so precise that any Buddhist would benefit from reading it. and writes extensively upon the subjects of Chinese history.A Social History of Urban Clerics devotes an entire chapter to Zhao Bichen— referring to him as a ‘new’ kind of master.with the following roundel arrangement: a cropped version of the only known photograph of Zhao Bichen which was taken around 1933. its ideal of Immortality is exactly the same as the Ch’an definition of enlightenment. as handed down to Charles Luk (1898-1978). This means that for this school of Daoism.
PA R T
O N E :
WORDS ABOUT MARTIAL ARTS FOR HEALTH
B Y C A R O L M c FRED ERI C K
hen my taijiquan classes ask me to recommend a book, I hesitate to answer because I know that what they want is a book full of diagrams focusing on where to place their hands and feet and I know that, while such a how-to has a use, the real taijiquan is not likely to be discovered in such a book. In fact, it doesn’t make sense to expect any book, based on the Taoist philosophy, which transcends language, to unlock its “secrets.” On one hand, the written word can overcomplicate the subject, which for me is altogether captured in Basho’s wonderful poem:
neth Cohen who includes them in his teacher training curriculum, I am able to offer here an examination of books with insights on these questions. Because these books are also a record of the entrance and growth in the United States of this Asian art, I discuss them in a roughly approximate order of their first publication dates. ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE: (D.T. Suzuki) Misled by the title Zen and Japanese Culture, which suggests that the book contains the kind of superficial photographs and anthropological insights found in an encyclopedia from the 1950’s, I could not help but wonder how this book was relevant to a study of Chinese martial arts and qigong. Then, as the first several chapters emphasize the Chinese Taoist and Chinese roots of Japanese Zen and as at least half of the text is devoted to Samurai and Swordsmanship, the relationship becomes clear. A reader like myself could expect to learn the historical and philosophical roots of a martial art and might hope help in resolving the question of learning a martial art as a way of learning to heal. The book delivers much more! For D.T. Suzuki, Zen is not a philosophy. He says it refuses to deal in abstractions. It’s not about scientific analysis or thinking. He quotes the master
The old pond, A frog jumps in Plop! On the other hand, while taijiquan and its principles are simple, they are not easy to learn and there are many levels of understanding them. So much about taijiquan is paradoxical and generates many questions: If it’s so natural and if being human is natural, why do we humans have to remember the moves and practice so much to get it right? Why is it so difficult to let go of effort? People, especially those who are drawn to this particular qigong in order to overcome a health issue, wonder at the martial purpose behind taiqiquan. How does something aimed at hurting also heal? Thanks to these readings and to Professor Ken-
40 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness
” As Hui-neng cutting bamboo anything that opposes the will of its “the mother of the universe. “If and this is where the samurai training joins hands you want to see. but here is no doubt that can a person even learn a taiji form without conthey are superhuman and work wonders.1 Zen influenced the samurai. Without breaking through the just do your job.limitations. it would be difficult to argue that selfist would say that the Tao is so great. For ChapThe book emphasizes very much the samurai’s ter 24. Of course. who lized brain only needs to relax. see right at once. Tsukarhars Bukuden. Death now loses its sting altogether Tenno Dogo’s (748-807) saying to a disciple. So a reader could erronedeeds” (74). it transcends preservation is not an instinct. Then concludes: plished without going mad—that is when expressed If you want to accord with the Tao. should gate more bamboo. you miss the point” (1970: 12) IntelSuzuki. for picture of a samurai wielding the sword without it states that no great work has ever been accomdesire for fame or fortune. When scious effort and technical skill? the unconscious is tapped it rises above individual SUMMER 2012 QI—41 . then. when Chinese will fall in place. rience” which should open by itself when you can execute wonderful (1970: 15). not as a weapon of murD. If one is with Buddhists’ warning against attachment to to follow the spirit of Zen or of the Tao Te Ching’s either life or death. “symbol of loyalty and self-sacriThe Tao Te Ching says : “The Tao fice. Suzuki says. of course. and. lose really understood the mission of inhibitions./ and everything the time of the Sung Dynasties. are neng cutting a bamboo. suggests a readiness to give his life away at any moment. in modern terms. then one should open “to the Tao/ D. of fistcalled the Hagakure: clenching resistance to the flow of time.T. when applied to the samurai. the samurai’s role Following the Tao does not mean requires him to risk his life for his abdicating the responsibility of feudal lord. not be equated with mere instinct. then let go. is he saying instinct monks brought Zen into Japan where the political is not natural. But is letting go of distinctions. if instinct does not lead to the Tao. those “who have not one).—(Mitchell) ordinary level of consciousness and letting loose So. In ink-drawing (plate about. what’s the hidden powers lying below. piece of the culm in order to propathe Tao. The viewer liable to hold the mistaken notion” can not determine if he will use the that the Tao is no more than animal knife is needed to kill or to cut off a instinct or social usage. These powers may wrong with thinking and conscious effort? How be devilish sometimes.” So. has “a is great. however. He mentions a swordsously conclude that the overly civiman. the Tao is not natural or does he and military climate was conducive to the prachave a particular concept of “natural”? Perhaps tice. He says. D. I wonder. the equivocal nature of a cutpenetrated into the depths of our ting instrument can be seen in the consciousness. quotes from the lectualization is a “deadlock” on Hagakure: “a mind attached to life the “door of enlightenment-expeand death must be abandoned. and rely on instinct. Apparently. Suzuki. this is compatible For me. including the distinction between this instinct natural? life and death. Perhaps instinct is a seventeenth century Zen-inspired document just another manifestation of attachment. Suzuki presents a puzzle. When you begin with Zen. T. The sword becomes a choice. Suzuki discusses attachment is not natural.” it owner and to sacrifice all the impulses that arise begins long before human instinct and “returns from the instinct of self-preservation” (1970: 89).” It is “formless and perfect” double office to perform: to destroy and “flows through all things. —(Suzuki 1970: 70) to think. Chapter 23.” The sword.T Suzuki traces the history of these views to then trust…natural responses. although natural. makes it der but an instrument of spiritual clear that instinct is not what it is discipline (74). to the origin of all things” (Mitchell 25) The TaoCertainly. including both the rendering of the sixth patriarch Huiconscious and the unconscious. the sword.
D. or the Absolute Mind.” reaches a deeper refuses to be restored to its native state of fluidity spiritual level than the swordsmen who. and loses control from health. Buddha.” “original” and “primordial. Suzuki’s drawing from a letter written by sion. To accomplish this The samurai-in-training seems limited to expehe must not allow himself to be stopped by fear. Suzuki/Takuan is about to strike. captive. and taijiquan training does not. “Intention” sugstrike “instinctively.” which ness. the Tao.” One loses the “instantaneity in which So. this being constantly in the present Clearly. would want to train. the very thought makes the mind at first. and it is now—without With no-mind-ness the body and limbs will stops.D. For this reason.” These not ignore the philosophical roots but provides a “stops” that thought creates are “the sign of being vision of how taijiquan can enhance modern life moved by something external. he suggests that both the habit of calcuconsciousness (1970: 199).T. could. after or emptiness or no-mind-ness” (fn 101 quoting battle. training starts: Later when he uses the word “attenhe is taught how to handle the tion” as a stand in for “mind” when sword. of Prajna Immovable—or the mind I think the words “intention” “capable of infinite movement”— and “attention” offer a clue. and such is said to be the mind of an ordithe seventeenth century Zen abbot Takuan to nary being belonging to the stage of Ignorance Yagyu Tajima no kami Munori on the mystery and Affects”(Takuan in Suzuki 1970: 101-03). whenever he be everywhere—not localized. Suzuki indicates that the Zen master who “mind” in two different senses and that one is starts “with the fundamental problem of real“the mind of ignorance and affects. However.”—(Takuan in Suzuki 1970: 100) attention is everywhere. grief. Liang’s book. the swordsman of fluidity. Moreover. the duality of life and death. And this applies strikes the opponent he feels unusually hamnot only to the physical body but psychologically pered. we may follow different paths to ed mind of affects “calculates so as to be quick in achieve these.” Then. show its philosophical underpinnings. with the ultimate significance of life. someone seeking a shorter book that does the flint emits a spark when it strikes steel. ments that it is important to understand the word D. While most of us seek either physical or spiriAfter all. acquires fuller maturity. 42 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . But as days and years go by. returns to ordinary life with an ordinary Takuan). he Takuan Soho (1573-1645) which makes his mind “stop” at indicates that the attention should various junctures. in battle one needs speed. if now were not eternal. Suzuki interjects into Takuan’s comexist in a world of before and after. with with an object or experience it may have and the totality of his personality. anger. be interpreted to When D. where to keep the mind he advises the swordsman on where and many other technical tricks— in the body to keep the mind.T. as his training as well (Takuan in Suzuki 1970:105-7). which is a delumight prefer Master T.” spirituality are necessary in achieving no-mind“native. and this deludtual well-being. “Have no intenapplies the concept of instinct to the tion to counterattack” (Takuan in beginner who parries an opponent’s Suzuki 1970:95). Mind/ “no-mind-ness.” The other meaning of “Mind” refers serves as a meaningful model for transcending to God. with ziran. joy or pensiveness—emotions that So one wonders how the thinking and deluded can infect anyone’s physical or psychological mind that seeks control. helps explain the interdependence Suzuki/Takuan uses the word of conscious effort and a warrior or “intention” when he advises Yagyu taiji player’s cherishing “no calculatTajima no kami Munenori to not ing thoughts whatever (Takura in let his “mind ‘stop’” when a sword Suzuki 1970: 96 -97). even if his lation and instinct are not part of the “native state sites are only directed to battle. which stops ity. movement. T. riencing the “stops” of the mind subject to affects. Thus.when gests forming a plan before acting. his bodily attitude and “attention” does not involve a plan for the future his way of managing the sword advance toward even if it’s less than a millisecond away. the very act of seeking it. that is with spontaneity. T. both technique and the principle of sheds light on the re-occurring words “nature.T.
SUMMER 2012 QI—43 .
he describes meditative and spiritual qualities similar to those sought by a Zen practitioner. T. Then the chi 44 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . but T. after “a long period of serious study and practice. In expanding on Chang San Feng’s. “As long as one has three square feet of space. the swordsman stops short of the Zen master who begins “to walk hand in hand along the road to ultimate reality [the cosmic Unconscious]” while the swordsman. T. He understands and explains the health effects mostly from the traditional Chinese perspective. and insecurities” (Suzuki 1970: 199). Both books are an amalgam of translations and commentaries upon ancient and revered sources. And. (1977: 18) His comment on Wang Chung Yueh of the Ming Dynasty is similar: The mind leads and the chi follows. full of “desires. consciousness. It is an economical exercise. attachments. The same principle is illustrated by the conversion of water into steam: the latent invisible power in water is made active enough.” which is attributed to Chang San Feng (late Sung Dynasty) as well as the “Treatise on T’ai Chi and “The Mental Elucidation of the Thirteen Postures” which are attributed to Wang Chung Yueh (Ming Dynasty). Liang lays the foundation of his “Personal View” by citing the I Ching: “As nature is always in motion. T. Liang presents two main advantages: 1.Defense. so should man act to strengthen himself without interruption” (1977: 11). including the “T’ai Chi Chuan Classic.” He wonders. Suzuki does for the Zen masters.T. Liang celebrates the health benefits T’ai Chi practice bestows on “ordinary” life.” However.T. but their aspirations differ. he says. his attention to ordinary things like health and self-defense reflects cultural and philosophical values underlying the practice of t’ai chi chuan. once returned to ordinary life. seemingly less about cultural and psychological and ontological insights and more about practice. All the postures should be relaxed and firmly rooted. Liang) The central focus of T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health and Self-Defense is T. after developing sufficient skill with t’ai chi chuan practice “you” can enter “a trance. action in meditation” (1977: 7). the “ch’i of itself.” It’s not a problem that one returns to ordinary life after practice. His description of the world he enters while doing the T’ai Chi movements is peaceful and quiet. latent in the body. Is it worth it? (or—What’s the point?): T. The Tai Chi Classics and T. Moreover. Liang’s translation and commentary on the major T’ai Chi Classics. So half of me wonders whether a half-hour spiritual experience is worth whatever is involved in learning T’ai Chi. your five attributes (form. Liang define t’ai chi chuan as a martial art sharing an ethos of warfare with the swordsmen. Liang’s is modest. Suzuki who sees the samurai’s return to ordinary life as a loss of transcendence. retains his instinctual nature.T’AI CHI CH’UAN FOR HEALTH AND SELF-DEFENSE: PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE (Master T. Liang knew from the personal experience of beginning T’ai Chi “after a grave illness” because he was afraid he might become ill again (1977: 7). he says: “The ch’i is an inherent oxygen in the body for stamina and vitality. In T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health and Self. action.T. very few clinical studies had explored T’ai Chi. disease can be prevented and longevity enhanced. it’s easy to discern those Daoist and Buddhist roots that inform both the Japanese swordsmen and the Zen masters. the heart (mind) will be tranquil and the entire body relaxed so that one may become alert and sensitive. T’ai Chi Ch’uan is “meditation in action.T. the way the Classics discuss them. In fact one’s thirty minutes of enjoyment is the blessing. and knowledge) are all empty” (1977: 7). He says that.T. T. the other half asks how to enter this paradise.T. T. is not sufficiently forceful to increase the flow of blood” unless. however. For D. “Where have I been?” (1977: 11). Yet. effective enough to drive the pistons of a powerful engine. Suzuki. perception. Unlike the samurai. Improved Health and Relief from Tension: Unlike D. T. one can take a trip to paradise and stay there to enjoy life. it suggests attainment of one of the primary goals of many spiritual systems—loss of ego: “When you finish and come to the end of the postures suddenly you are back. the T’ai Chi Ch’uan practitioner does not need to be a member of a special social class.” one is able to “concentrate the spirit of vitality” so that the “ch’i is persistently stimulated” so that: it produces heat and becomes powerfully effective in activating the circulation of blood without any discontinuity. as D. The mind should be tranquil and at rest. To him. T. When the spirit of vitality is concentrated and retained internally. When in the 1970’s the book was first published.T.
one child on the seesaw goes down so the other one can come up. Smith’s three years of experience in Taiwan during the 1960’s. CHINESE BOXING: MASTERS AND METHODS (Robert W.T. raised shoulders are a source of unhealthy fatigue and tension and lowering the elbows relieves the shoulders and helps to keep the elbows down where they can defend the body’s centerline in fighting. Clearly. both healthy practices and selfdefense abilities are good for survival. Otherwise. One body part. An internal intrinsic energy will be gradually developed which is tremendously powerful. and forgetful of everything returning to the natural way (following the desire of the mind)” (1977: 55). Smith) First published in 1974 and based on Robert W. Coming to the United States at the age of 62. he wrote as a way explaining to westerners from his personal point of view as an experienced practitioner. So the understanding of T’ai Chi Ch’uan circles back to the I Ching and the idea that humans should follow the movement of nature. T. The delusion of dualism disappears.can permeate the bones and become marrow. Liang: “The single most important guiding point of T’ai Chi Ch’uan is the use of mind-intent to direct the movements” (1977: 54). a machine has stable parts so the moving parts can function. ineffective. but with “a long period of serious study” might become limitless! 2. Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods provides a mid-twentieth-century. can exemplify both the interconnectedness of the body and the way martial and health principles are the same. Smith was traveling China and discovering various practitioners. could similarly accuse the billion-dollar national football industry of similar irrelevance. when the elbow is raised.” he indicates that the “practical” or martial “skills of this art are trifles” (1977: 50). Shortly before T. (1977: 22) Although the chi that is naturally in the body is limited. follow the Taoist doctrines).e. and limited. What are the relevant the principles of nature? One way to understand a principle is to envision its opposite. Another concept T.T. Movement should emanate from a middle way. Robert W. Everything on the planet earth that is inclined must moves according to this principle. Observation of the principles of the natural world shows how substantial and insubstantial require each other to produce movement. According to T. he shows the importance of coordination of substantial and insubstantial (1977: 55). Besides the fact that. but the Classic’s concept of “natural” has to do with observing the natural world. There is no reason to separate movement for health from movement for defense. Self-Defense: When. the elbow. Liang sheds light on is the concept of nature. If the children remain equal or double weighted.T. Caucasian male’s perspective of various Chinese martial arts as they were practiced at that time SUMMER 2012 QI—45 . The mountain is substantial and stable so the water can flow freely.T. martial powers and the health benefits are inseparable —sides of the same coin.T. the tight. Liang discusses Chang San Feng’s statement “’[that in] every movement the entire body should be light and agile and all of its parts connected like a string of pearls’” by describing the opposite as “heavy and clumsy” movement from a disconnected. If T’ai Chi Ch’uan is so natural. As the elbows and shoulders are connected. Liang says the “object of prime importance is to keep good health…so as to live longer 2and find the way to immortality (i. and limitless. “Formless and imageless (forgetting oneself) the whole body completely relaxed (internal and external united into one). T. the shoulder is immediately affected (1977: 62). which is weak.” T. from the standpoint of evolution. strong. “dispersed and confused” body that is unlike the string of pearls. Liang who was born in 1900 lived to the age of 102. Liang entered the United States. who say they do not live in ancient villages and they cannot reasonably rely on the hand-to-hand (or sword–to-sword) fighting of the residents to protect themselves from nuclear attack. T. in commenting on “Song of Substance and Function of the Thirteen Postures. Liang deepens and expands on this by quoting from the “Song of the True Interpretation of T’ai Chi” which describes a state. Modern. the energy developed is only an external muscular force.T. urban people. there’s no fun. a lot of people might think that “natural” means it’s easy. The mind and nature are one.T.
An impressively long list of his references includes: Gilbert Seldes. but his family required his aid. “boxing” isn’t much more accurate than “kung fu. Smith’s uncertainty about the purpose he consciously or unconsciously expects to find behind the method is evident when he wonders about Cheng Man-ching”s going to Taiwan intending “to advance from the first step of the third (Heaven) stage of skill. and he was forced to return to Taipei and mundane affairs. The idea that method can be separated out seems to force Smith to.” lapse frequently into dualistic thinking. “the man of the ‘Five Excellences’ (painting. clearly. that it needs supplementing with other forms of Taoist meditation.” as “ A member of a secret society in China that attempted to drive foreigners out of the country by violence” provided me with an uncomfortable connotation. However. and T’ai-chi)” provides a clue to an aspect of Cheng that seems to puzzle Smith who is collecting and recording “methods”(1974: 29) Smith’s book.T. Since one of the masters Smith studied with was T. In fact. When Smith mentions that T. However. Liang was a senior student with Cheng Man-Ching in Taiwan. Smith’s own portrait of Cheng Man-ch’ing. There’s no blind worship of one culture or the other.T.” Smith’s intention is to “reflect the real so that the reader may be equipped to reject the chicanery of the charlatans and their associates in the media” which in the early 1970’s must have meant the DavidCaradine Kung Fu series and action movies that sensationalized martial arts for the Western audience. Liang. I get the impression that Smith’s idea of the Summit requires “total reliance on the mind” (T’ai-chi Boxing Classics quoted on page 40) solely for fighting. as Liang told Smith. As is true with Yang Yang. he takes issue with the term “kung fu” which he calls “an American bastardization that is meant to mean but does not mean boxing”—thus the title Chinese Boxing (1974: v). rather it is meant to be “a pragmatic account. Liang was attracted to T’ai Chi and Cheng Man-Ching to recover from a liver ailment that brought him “near death. Smith’s brand of pragmatism demonstrates considerable sensitivity to much of the abstract and spiritual qualities of the masters he profiles. unlike an American boxer’s hard fists.”3 This required that he go into seclusion for intensive meditation. at the same time he discusses “mind-body synthesis. he presents evidence that the Chinese don’t seem to see irony in seeking healing through martial practice.4 (1977: 40) Given the context of the above passage and the tone of Smith’s book. it’s a good idea to remain pragmatic and stay away from metaphysical claims.on Taiwan and in Southeast Asia. poetry. along with his being. suggests otherwise. I couldn’t help doubting whether or how “method” could be extracted from metaphysical concerns. No doubt the ch’uan in ch’uan shu justifies “boxing. makes no claim to recording more than methods. in fact. Of course. this seems to imply that the art we have is incomplete.T. He says it is “in no sense a metaphysical study of the art. In fighting Cheng did not seem to be a man of 46 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . He continuously draws from a wide range of Western writers and thinkers who observed the same truths as those at the root of Chinese martial practices.” that Cheng Man-Ching himself practiced T’ai Chi to “’completely’” defeat an advanced stage of tuberculosis. Cheng Man-ching’s experience with illness. could hold butterflies. Usually. medicine. more philo- sophical. His book is nicely balanced in that he is not uncritical of either Western or Asian charlatans. the healing and the fighting function are part of the same thing (1974: 28-9). the master of five excellences. He began this regimen. Bertrand Russell. If it is true that Cheng when he came to Taiwan wanted to retire from society so that his art would ascend. Smith’s perceiving such connections across cultures is a good beginning step toward finding a place for such martial arts and related essences in the West. Bertolt Brecht. I was interested in reading his perspective on T. and Smith’s goal of sticking to methods seems reasonable.” but since such practices as T’ai Chi Ch’uan and “pushing hands” require much more than the use of fists and the fists.” I don’t know enough about American boxing to assert that there are not deeper.” Then. And he never is clear about what the “methods” are supposed to accomplish. its definition of “Boxer. or spiritual qualities to the sport than appear on the surface.T. “boxing” is not a Chinese word. However. but I wasn’t sure exactly what it meant in English. calligraphy. Liang when T. and Seneca. so I looked it up in my American Heritage Dictionary and found it defined as “a sport of fighting with fists.
my brain struggles to keep track of the continuous changes in the map of Africa. any attack could be neutralized and countered without recourse to a specific riposte for a specific attack. Buytendijik’s Pain which states: that the sensation of pain is possible only when there is an involuntary ‘tendency to resist’ within one. preeminently as in T’ai-chi” (1977: 49).” because Ch’en developed a different approach to push hands. In his chapter “Master of Relaxation. nothing more. god-determined borders that were permanently set sometime in the nineteenth century. despite the male-and martial-only photographs and commentary in Smith’s text. the will is able to do what the mind formerly could not. I’m not convinced that Smith himself with chapter headings like “Bone-locker Extraordinary” and his pragmatism or results-oriented angle of vision fully believes his own words. Smith seems to have consulted Cheng about the story and: He [Cheng] said that this posture was not really meant for use in this way. is not to imply that Smith ignores the healing capacities of qigong. He praises F. he touches on the question of purpose. however. with my concept of T’ai-chi. any goal other than to participate in a universal “One Motion” or the Tao. that their relationship became “inevitably…strained. If the body is mastered.J. So.T. He claims. he said. So. I tend to imagine that the countries in the world have clear. it can influence the tendency to resist to such an extent that the sensation of pain is not felt. And Cheng did not teach the function of the postures per se. which is the seat of involuntary awareness. however. put more emphasis on “self-defense aspects of the art” and that with Cheng: you learned the combative aspects after you had mastered the therapeutic discipline.“methods. the function cannot but be automatic and effective” (1974: 36).” in which he focuses on Wang Yen-nien. Probably neither [Cheng or Ch’en] is wrong. I confess difficulty in distinguishing things SUMMER 2012 QI—47 . However. in any case. “If one does. I can’t help but wonder based on the D. Then. TEACHERS & COACHES (Howard Thomas) Educated as an English-speaking American. in fact. when Smith relates a story that Ch’en told him (apparently with a tone of admiration) about Yang Lu-ch’an’s killing a man with the Beginning posture. After hearing the story from Ch’en. but one should not train as if this were the goal. “the chi is subverted and we end with mere mechanical counter. For instance. TAI CHI TRAINING IN CHINA: MASTERS. he believed that if the T’ai-chi body is developed. Suzuki’s work and on the spirit of Cheng Man-ch’ing that shines through here. fits. For when Smith’s portrayal of Ch’en’s teaching that a T’ai-chi response to an attack “is done through the chi” (83) doesn’t seem too different from Cheng’s spontaneous T’ai-chi body. And relaxation is not ignoring—as the mind (or in Smith example. Thus relaxation causes pain to disappear.(1977: 82) For me. the mind in Wang Yen-nien’s arm) is “always lightly absorbing or detecting like an antenna”(1977: 49). The posture may be used in this way.” Smith says.50) The martial principle of relaxing rather than blocking applies both when the mind sees discomfort within the organs of a body as it does for a person attacking from on the street. By asserting through relaxation dominance over the psychic center (for which read tan-tien). (1977: 49 . If the chi flows then when attacked one responds with this measure” (1977: 83) While the idea one should practice or play with the chi without a lethal goal or. “Cheng always stressed that the body of the art is much more important than mere function. This. Smith’s claim of a strained relationship is not entirely convincing. I would.” According to Smith. at least. be disappointed to think that two such men would find their personal relationship damaged by this type of disagreement. he comments on the benefits of “muscular relaxation [that] can be achieved only by methodical exercises. in transitioning from Robert Smith’s 1960’s American studying martial arts in Taiwan to an English person’s mostly-post-Tienanmen-Square (June 4. The hands are raised to circulate the chi. Smith also discusses Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s disciple William Ch’en. 1989) experience training in a place called China. if Smith’s interpretation is entirely accurate. a careful reading reveals the inescapable value of taiji as both a healing and fighting art Howard Thomas’s book provides a continuing record of the West’s discovery and adoption of taijichuan.
But it was easy to see the difference between the traditional.” As Thomas tells it: The national body responsible for promoting and popularizing tai chi is the Chinese State Commission for Physical Culture and Sport. So one part of me wants to dismiss nationalism as a fetish and say we are all citizens of the world. his son Fu Sheng Yuan a fifth generation master…[etc. In fact Thomas spent more than a year teaching English at the Pharmaceutical University and studied Chen style tai chi with Guan Tie Yun who was affiliated with the nearby Shenyang Institute of Physical Culture. steps were taken to preserve and propagate China’s cultural heritage. whereas wushu tai chi is not” (1997: 103). internal values and wushu and to see how Thomas was “left with the distinct impression that [in China] tai chi is viewed as a valuable product to be packaged and marketed for international consumption” (1997: 98). when I was in China in 2001. When I read his description of this Institute as being one of six such institutes. The PRC seems inclined to separate out only the qualities it expects to yield profit or prestige. Thomas finds traditional tai chi “steeped in culture. The People’s Republic has been insecure when confronted with spirituality or anything conducive to self-expression. both Buddhist and Daoist. They were being trained at this boarding school for a future performing in martial arts movies and I would see them in the gym forming human pyramids. By way of example. With the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This included the rich and varied field of wushu—Chinese martial arts. while at the same time it has recognized the economic and health benefits of a populous who practices martial arts and qigong. a master who did not separate tai chi practice from the culture. (1997: 97) Thomas goes on to say that the “modern routines are taught in sports schools or Institutes of Physical Culture just like any other sports event” (1997: 102). This is where in August 2001 I spent a week. were promoted as relics of history—not as spiritual sites. The same cherry-picking pattern shows in the acceptance of tai chi when it is locked in under the category of “sport. Buddhist.]5 (1997: 85) I can’t detect Buddhist elements in Thomas’s account. Thomas studied with Mei Ying Sheng. Still Thomas makes it entirely clear that both he and the traditionalist Mei trained the martial 48 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . says very little about the Confucian. the children were charming and the people in my group all got wonderful aerobic workouts as we learned the rudiments of Long Fist. the doyen of Yang style tai chi in China.that are a product of recent history from things rooted in the essence of tai chi practice. evidence shows that the Chinese government has been one of the most active agents for obfuscating the roots of qigong and tai chi. was a fourth generation master. Thomas points out that for the most part.The object was to make tai chi and accessible to the public at large. This retired doctor. while another part has a lot of questions about the transference of tai chi and qigong from one culture to another. many temples were available for tourists to visit. is it the same thing? Does it have the same benefits? Strangely. The danger in so doing was that the art became devalued and diluted and the essential tenets. Is it right to pull it up from its roots? When uprooted. “people do not want to learn tai chi for its martial applications. However. but I suspect that in the 1990’s Buddhism was not practiced much in public. surgeon. precepts and values of tai chi were compromised.6 In Xian the food was great. The students there were boys about ten years old with uniformly adorable smiles.” They focus on “relaxation and health promotion. The first step came in 1956 when a simplified set of tai chi in 24 forms was devised…. Fu ZhongWen.” And the family is a hierarchical unit within a hierarchical society. I was told that these temples. who lived in China during the 1990’s. until his untimely death on the 24th of September 1994. I discovered the wushu school in Xian listed. He is a traditional master with a pragmatic approach. and acupuncturist: Carried out a great deal of research in this area based on his own practical experience and real case histories. Before he left China. and Daoist philosophies and their contribution to tai chi’s development and practice. To rigidly adhere to the promotion of tai chi’s martial aspects would be to set one’s face against the tide of society” (1997: 105). the Confucian influence is evident when Thomas describes the “structure of traditional arts training” as being “akin to that of a family. Thomas. And Mei’s approach is in keeping with the times. However.
Paul B. 1997. Originally copyrighted in 1988. Zen and Japanese culture. For example.com.” In the culture where I grew up. spirit. Gallagher’s work. An example that is of enormous significance is Song. Suzuki. initiation and coordination for all tai chi movements” (1997: 119). it is imperative to explore and harness the internal content” (1997: 105).” Something. Perhaps other varieties of qigong can achieve health objectives as well as tai chi. Thomas explains the relationship of Li and Jin: As can be seen from the respective Chinese characters. shows the in-road taijiquan made into the culture. by a Westerner for Westerners. as well as females. BIBLIOGRAPHY Hsu. Gallagher.aspect of tai chi. 2007. but I think that the practice of tai chi should aim for Cheng Man-ch’ing’s tai chi body—in other words. were well-known Chinese watercolorists and calligraphers. ABD) (www. Rutland. the symbol for Li is contained within the character for Jin with the addition of the Gong radical. This could seriously dilute the essential values of tai chi. Princeton. Master T.taichijoy. Paul B. also. Liang. Gallagher. Another “essential requirement for correct practice as laid down by Yang Chen Fu is ‘Song Yao’—Relax the waist. I think that it is equally wrongheaded to forsake the martial purposes for health goals.com) has been teaching taiji and qigong in South Florida since 1994.T. seems to be lost in translation with the word “waist. Seemingly. “the basic principle in tai chi training… the first stage one must achieve” (1997: 117). even opposing parts only appear to be separable. NC: Total Tai Chi. Thomas advocates for the idea that “the integrity of the tradition can only be established through the tradition’s transformation and improvement” and that it is “evolving” and developing in a way that “crosses international boundaries to join people together” (1997: 105).” However. T’ai chi ch’uan for health and self-defense: philosophy and practice. Thomas translates it as “looseness”. Adam. (1997: 118) The evidence is in the words. As her ﬁrst teachers. the waist is what in Gone With the Wind Scarlet O’Hara tried to keep pinched in to 17 inches. They are extreme manifestations of the same phenomenon. and. for males. Drawing silk: a training manual for t’ai chi. 1970. 1977. NY: Kodansha International. It’s hard to envision it “as the axis. Thomas discusses various words that yoke together concepts in ways that English speakers might not expect. NJ: Princeton University Press. “Softness and hardness are opposites. Healing (qigong) and harming (martial activity) are likewise two aspects of the same thing. There is no English equivalent. Fairview. others approximate with “relaxation. This is also the same radical included in Qigong so implying the addition of a certain special skill. . Smith.T. 1974. the late Chow Chian Chiu and Chow Leung Chen-Ying. Ltd. she has a particular interest in the infusion of qi in both the martial and the expressive arts. SUMMER 2012 QI—49 . But he suggests that there is no substitute for immersion in the Chinese culture. The written language reveals the artificiality of separating qualities such as internal and external power. Shen means both spirit and mind and Yi means both mind and intention. NY: Vintage Books. Chinese boxing: masters and methods. —————————— Carol McFrederick (MA. editor. For as Thomas says. Paul B. caol@taichijoy. both omit the “maintaining an essential element of energy or even tension” that Song indicates. “to benefit from the healing side of tai chi. martial readiness…the whole package. Robert W. VT: Tuttle. The sword polisher’s record: the way of kung fu. it’s a circumference that increases unhappily with age. just as are Yin and Yang” (1997: 118). D. health. He points to the untranslatable words with concepts that are essential for understanding tai chi.
”5 (Maybe there is a correlation between seasonal depression. vitamin D has to be converted to an active form in the kidneys. which is very important in controlling the level of calcium in the blood. and should be energized in order for bone health to improve. If you are interested in having powerful bones and a high level of health and vitality. With continued practice of Yi Ren® Qigong and a focus on the kidneys the body can continue to upgrade the kidney vitality and as the kidney levels improve so will the strength and sturdiness of the bones and the whole body. directly causes loss of skeletal function…you end up with weakened bones. which can assist you in maintaining or building strong kidneys and bones. then Yi Ren® Qigong can help you achieve your goals. thinner. For instance when the kidneys’ energy levels are low they leak essential calcium and phosphate which is lost in the urine. the parathyroid glands normally produce more PTH. who created Chinese medicine and acupuncture. and then gradually going deeper into debt. Yi Ren Qigong and the Kidneys At the heart of Yi Ren® Qigong for health is the development of the kidney power. Since I began practicing Yi Ren® Qigong I have been able to awaken my kidneys and gradually get them stronger and more powerful and as my kidneys have gotten stronger I have also felt my 50 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness .” said Keith Hruska.”3 Your bones are alive and never stop rebuilding themselves—old bone cells are constantly being replaced by new bone cells in a process referred to as Remodeling. is also used in other parts of the body to ‘power’ muscle and is used in many other chemical reactions. LMP. if someone is having significant problems with his or her teeth or a child’s bones are not developing properly. and the level of calcium in the blood falls back to normal. As a result. then weak kidneys could the culprit. ”(These patients) lose the ability to form bone at a normal rate. normalizing the blood’s calcium level. in this case. knew thousands of years ago that the number one key to healthy bones is having strong kidneys. most people in America are aware that calcium and vitamin D help create strong bones. but most is made in the skin. However. if you have strong and vibrant kidneys. Even then. Phosphate. Phosphate is also another major mineral that contributes to strong bones. and together with calcium makes up most of our bones. the “parathyroid hormone (PTH for short) is a hormone. Kidney dis- W ease.2 During my research for the article. As noted above. and Cell Biology and Physiology at The University Washington School of Medicine. less dense and more fragile bones. vibrant bones and not be concerned about osteoporosis and/or having weak. I was excited to discover that Western medicine has found a correlation between weak bones and kidneys. you will naturally have healthy. in a process that only occurs if the skin is stimulated by sunlight. for people with Osteoporosis or others with weakening bones. fragile bones? “In the United States. Professor of Nephrology. because your body’s energy—in particular your kidney energy level—is functioning at a low level.4 This is analogous to spending more money every month than you have earned.Qi Department: Qigong PREVENT AND REVERSE OSTEOPOROSIS: Taoist Secrets to Vibrant Kidneys and Strong Bones By Brendan Thorson. The ancient taoist masters. Thus. which pulls some calcium from the bones into the blood. or loss of kidney function. PTH secretion falls. Yi Ren® Qigong Instructor ould you like to have strong Kidneys and youthful. A little vitamin D is absorbed from food. the bones’ bank account is running in the negative and is gradually getting deeper and deeper into debt. essentially a chemical messenger.”5 “If the level of calcium in the blood falls. therefore. to vitamin D dependency on kidney function to do its job correctly.”1 Strong and healthy bones are essential to everyone’s health and having the ability to be independent and live their life to the fullest. “A common side effect for patients with kidney failure is bone decay. If the calcium level in the blood rises above normal. “Phosphate is a mineral in the body.”5 “Vitamin D is a chemical needed so that calcium can get from food into the body. who created Chinese medicine. The effect of Kidneys-Minerals-Bones As a result of the public messages by dairy industry and the FDA. Modern medicine has recently found evidence that shows a direct correlation between the kidneys functioning at low levels and bone loss. your bones are going into debt—spending more (old bone cells) than they are earning (new bone cells). Based on the previous paragraph you may be able to hypothesize the domino affect that occurs when the kidneys are leaking phosphate and calcium and bone loss—kidneys leaking calcium and phosphate—bone remodeling process is losing more cells than gaining—if calcium level in blood is low then parathyroid hormone triggers the bones to release extra calcium—creating more loss of bone mass… In addition. the remodeling process is unable to keep up with the bone loss. Pediatrics. they cannot help a person maintain healthy and strong bones.”5 When the kidneys are not working efficiently. knew thousands of years ago that the kidneys rule the bones. Qigong can connect you to the teaching of the ancient taoist masters. vitamin D and weak kidney function?) In addition. However. the ancient taoist masters. more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. like calcium. Starting in the first class of Yi Ren® Qigong we begin to work on upgrading the kidney energy levels and working capacity with the “Internal Power Station Activation Exercise”6. powerful body and skeletal system to support one to achieve their life’s mission and the kidneys are the root of the foundational work. Almost everybody who has kidney failure will have a loss of bone forming potential. dense and robust bones. where we more or less jump start the Kidneys like one would jump start their car battery if they left their car lights on too long. Chinese medicine clearly states—the kidneys rule the bones and the teeth are an extension of the bones. which results in weaker. Yi Ren® Qigong follows the secret teaching of the ancient taoist masters to build a strong and hearty foundation including a vibrant.
SUMMER 2012 QI—51 .gov/Health_ Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_ff.com/osteoporosis/living-with-osteoporosis-7/causes Jan. Teaches weekly classes and weekend seminars. The Qigong practice also allows one to upgrade and keep their essential reproductive energies strong and healthy which is necessary for longevity and vitality of the whole body including the bones. the risk of osteoporosis and fracture increases as older women lose more bone than they replace. and many other internal activities. like I shared about my personal experience from Yi Ren® Qigong.com/articles/view. Guan-Cheng Sun and Jill Gonet. I believe the addition of Yi Ren® Qigong along with weight bearing exercises can significantly amplify the benefits to the bones and overall muscu- lar skeletal structure (like the use of steel rebar in concrete). 2.uk/Medical-Info/Calcium-Phosphate/ 2 Feb. In closing. Bonegenerated electromagnetic fields relate directly to the assimilation of nutrient energy. “Dr. org. I commonly feel my whole body enveloped in a magnetic field and my feet deeply magnetized to the earth. Which is contrary to how I use to feel from exercise I did prior to studying Qigong. LMP.M. In addition. 6 “Recovery Effects of a 180 mT Static Magnetic Field on Bone Mineral Density of Osteoporotic Lumbar Vertebrae in Ovariectomized Rats” Shenzi Xu. I have witnessed my whole body including my bones get more and more deeply filled up with vital energies.hindawi. 2010.TaichiQigongSeattle. I used to do lots of physical exercise which felt good in a lot of ways. Similar to the construction of concrete–they add reinforced steel to concrete when it needs increased strength and power to accomplish its job. enzyme activity. I can feel the amazing healing benefits from the earths amplified magnetic energy field on my body and bones.7 Reproductive Energies and strong Bones “Bone loss accelerates after menopause. Qigong can dramatically improve the health of practitioners kidneys and bones to bring one vitality and longevity. whose ovaries were removed and had osteoporotic lumbar vertebrae. for instance at times in my pre-Yi Ren® Qigong past. These fields can affect cell nutrition. spine and wrist fractures in postmenopausal women. 2007 Rebecca Buffum Taylor http://www. Kaptchuk O. fascia.asp 1 Feb. but on many levels I could also feel I was deeply exhausted and actually depleting or stealing energy from other vital areas of my body like my organs and nervous system to repair my broken down muscles. Yi Ren Qigong in 1999 and teaching Yi Ren Qigong in 2001. and PTH in Kidney Failure” 2/2011 http://www. NY: 1983 3 “Kidney Bones” Karen Lurie http:// www. Began practicing Tai Chi & Qigong in 1994. 2012 7 Mantak Chia Bone Marrow Nei Kung. Magnetic Energy and Bone Health Another thing that has happened to me from my Yi Ren® Qigong practice is an increased connection to the magnetic energy field of the earth.6 This is very important news because one study has shown that women who have had both ovaries removed “caused a 54% increase in hip. as my body is more filled with vital energy from Qigong and I do physical exercise. tendons and joints.”4 “Younger women who stop menstruating—such as thin athletes or girls with anorexia—also have compromised bone density”4. Similarly our reproductive energies are vital to create extra power for our bones like the use of steel used to create extra strong concrete.”7 Research has shown how bones can heal at a faster rate from the use of small electrical current. Gabriel Cousens has compiled many documented studies pertaining to the crystalline structure of the human bone structure. During my daily life. energy transfer. 2012 4 “What Causes Osteoporosis and Why” Feb. Owner and operator of The Noble School of Tai Chi & Qigong Training in Seattle. Brendan’s website is www. which may explain how electro-magnetic fields. Rochester. webmd. Phosphate. cell functions.sciencentral. Congdon & Weed. 2012 2 Ted J. Vermont: 1988 & 2006 ——————— Brendan Thorson. New York.Qi Department: Qigong whole body upgrade and remodel itself from the inside out. “Men need both testosterone and estrogen for bone health.2 Hideyuki Okano. As I walk and move throughout the day I feel like I have magnets on my feet connected to the earth and the magnetic energy field surrounding my body creates a feeling like I am walking under water. had significant bone mineral density improvements from the use of magnetic therapy. research with rats.4 From my personal experience.nih. Destiny Books. In his book. 1 and Yoshito Ikada 4 April 2010 http://www. Calcium. php3?type=article&article_id=218392216 1 Feb.com/journals/ ecam/2011/620984/ 1 Feb. he reports that bones can receive and emanate electromagnetic fields in the same manner as other crystalline structures. but not stealing essential energies from other vital areas of my body. 1. The combination of the physical exercise can help the “qi” (harnessed from the Qigong practice) integrate into the bones and the overall muscular skeletal structure to make it healthier stronger and more youthful. can make bones stronger and healthier.”4 Exercise and Bone Density Research has found a positive correlation between bone remodeling and weight bearing exercise.3 Naohide Tomita. WA.niams. Research has documented the positive use of electro-magnetic energy on bone healing—electro-magnetic energy has been used to increase calcium levels in bones suffering from osteoporosis. When the estrogen is missing the bones are much weaker. From my own experiences I know Yi Ren® Qigong has been the key ingredient to help me transform and upgrade my once fragile and weak muscular skeletal system and depleted kidneys. which means that they affect our intake of energy from external sources such as food. That’s because men convert testosterone into bone-preserving estrogen. Now. The Web That Has No Weaver. Spiritual Healing and the Rainbow Diet. when older women have a quick drop in estrogen.com you can reach him at TaichiQigongSeattle@gmail. muscles.D.com and or at (206)-354-8216. ■ 1 “What Is Osteoporosis? Fast Facts: An Easyto-Read Series of Publications for the Public” 1/2011 http://www. I can feel it is helping compress the energies deeper into the depth of my bones. Over time. 2012.kidney. Qigong: Internal Activation: Yi Ren Medical Qigong Manual Volume I.”4 As you can see reproductive energy is an essential ingredient for strong bones. Something the taoist masters have known for years. 31 2012 5 “Bones.
Notes on Kung Fu.. The Subtle Art of Feng Shui. Acupuncture and Emotion. Reports from The Pacific Symposium and The 2nd World Congress On Qigong. Pediatric Massage. Listening To Our Body’s Messages. TCM: Unmasking The Myth of Meat. SUMMER 1999: Wild Goose Qigong. Qigong: A Chinese Method of Self-Perfecting. Qigong Power: “Feel It. Disease & Senility: The Enemies of Longevity. Transforming Negative Emotions. Reading The Body–Types of Diagnosis. NIH Study: Using T’ai Chi To Prevent Falls In Senior Citizens SUMMER 1996: Bringing Chinese Buddhism to the West. The Legality of Natural Healing.Use It”. The Perfect Pot of Rice. Scientific Taijiquan. Learning T’ai Chi Ch’uan: Practice and Persevere WINTER 1996-97: Practicing Qigong: Basic Requirements for Body Posture (part 2). SUMMER 1994: An Informal Discussion on Taoist Meditation (part I). Chi-Therapy. The Art & Skill of the Heart. SUMMER 1997: Feng Shui: The Big Picture. Where’s The Beef? A Taoist View of Meat Eating. WINTER 1994-95: Maggie Newman: Song of Connections. and Self-Transformation: If You Can’t Stand. The Stages of Evolving and Self-Cultivation. SPRING 1994: Chinese Steam Cuisine. A Perspective on the Development of Taijiquan. Qigong Rehabilitation: An Integrated Approach. Eastern vs Western Arthritis Exercises. Qigong. Interview with the Authors of Dragon’s Play. Embodying Tai Chi Chuan: The Universe in Miniature. The Healing Relationship.. Death: Another Breath. WINTER 1998-99: Tibetan Medicine: The Buddhist Healing Tradition.. Qigong Counterparts from the Mother Culture. Korea and the Historical Foundations of Ki. Held Hostage by the Medical Lobby. Evolution and Scientific Principles of Taijiquan. AUTUMN 1994: An Informal Discussion on Taoist Meditation (part II). Human Emotions in Chinese Medicine. Foods & Diet for Procreation. The Healing Relationship. Awakening & Mastering the Profound Medicine that Lies Within. Restoring an Ancient Religion: China Sees Value in “The Way”. Health Care Comes to the . Wang Hui-Juin & Search Center. Applying the Three Treasures to Personal Finance.. The History of Chinese Qigong. Longevity Without Happiness Is No Good. The Use of Intuition in Traditional Chinese Medicine.99 Store. Yang Cheng-Fu’s 10 Essential Points.The Three Treasurers of Life. Circle Walking of Baguazhang (Part II) WINTER 1993-94: Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer.B A C K I S S U E S O F Q I J O U R N A L Don’t let Ancient Knowledge become a thing of the past. T. The Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Improve Your Shape with Yoga..But Did Anyone Listen?. A Qigong Adventure: From New Orleans to Manchuria. Abode of Wisdom. Chinese Medicinal Desserts: Proof That Good Medicine Doesn’t Have To Taste Bad! AUTUMN 1997: YiJing: The Book of Zhou. SPRING 1997: A Discussion on: The Curative Effects That Taijiquan Has On Insomnia. SPRING 1999: Are Western Body-Minds Demanding A New American Qigong?. SUMMER 1995: The Role of Lymphatics in Qigong. SPRING 1993: Taoism & the Allegory of the Internal Alchemy (part two). Qigong and TCM. Chinese Medicine in a Western World. Tao Kung SUMMER 1992*: Eating in Harmony with Daily Energetics. External Qigong Healing: Chinese Therapeutic Touch. Liang: A Venerable Taiji Master. Dit Dah Jow & It’s Effect on Bio-electric Nature of Human Tissue. Qigong For Mind & Body Development.. The Physical Side of Qi. Opening 36 Movements: Wild Goose Qigong. A Master Came. WINTER 1995-96: Hazards of Improper Qigong Practice: Qigong-Handle With Care. Ginseng–The Mysterious Root of Heaven. AUTUMN 1998: Why Qigong Should Remain An Unlicensed Profession. 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 List of Feature articles in each issue of “Qi Journal”. China: A Visit to the Birthplace of T’ai Chi. How to Practice Taijiquan. Bad sexual habits can rob you of valuable Qi: “Jing”-The Stepping Stone To Health. Eastern Ways of Knowing. Eight Extra Vessels and Shiatsu. Are Chinese Medical Qigong Standards Too High for the West?. Answering Some of the Questions About Taijiquan. SOLD OUT SOLD OUT 2002 52 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness 52 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness .How Fresh is Fresh?. and Regeneration. Tofu Terrific. Internal Arts for the Physically Challenged. Preparing to Practice Qigong. Cultivating The Vital Breath AUTUMN 1991: Baoding Iron Balls. AUTUMN 1992: Diet for Vitality. SPRING 1995: China’s Ancient Solution to the Crisis in Modern Medicine. SPRING 1996: Chinese Medicine: A Healthy Lifestyle. Mystery of the Secrets. An Interview with Bob Flaws: TCM-Holistic Medicine Par Excellent.. SPRING 2000: Medical Qigong: Therapy and Surgery. Metaphysical Dimensions of Medical Qigong Healing. Raw Meal: Raw Deal. Why are Most Published Works on Qigong So Poor?. The Six Movement Sun Style Tai Chi. Water Imagery in Qigong. Taoism: It Is About The Way Things Are. Medical Qigong Therapy and Oncology. AUTUMN 1995: Thai Massage: In The Spirit of the Father Doctor.. Acupuncture: Ancient Medicine for a New Millennium. Yang Style Taijiquan & the Taiji Diagram. Taoism: More Precious than Gold. AUTUMN 1996: Practicing Qigong: Basic Requirements for Body Posture (part 1). The Wild Analyst–On Healing & Being Healed. A Chinese Pharmacy in Your Garden?. Reflexology: Sole Searching. Five Flavor Theory. Essentials of Qigong. Is Qigong Political? A New Look at Falun Gong. WINTER 1999-2000: Dao Yin for Longevity. Cancer Prevention using Qigong & Diet. SPRING 1998: A Qigong Primer.. Chinese Divination. Will TCM and Macrobiotics Survive. Qigong Study in China. The Wisdom of Taijiquan. SUMMER 1993: Fresh Foods. Baguazhang Qigong. Nutrition: Going with the Grain. AUTUMN 1999: Encountering Yang Zhenji’s Traditional Taijiquan. SPRING 1991 (premiere): Qigong for Arthritis..Setting Limits. Calligraphy: The Demands of the Soul.Capture It. Rejuvenation. Internal Strength WINTER 1991-92: The Eight Trigrams of the I-Ching.. The Spiral Exercise of Wild Goose Qigong. Sacred Mt. WINTER 1992-93: Taoism & the Allegory of the Internal Alchemy (part one). Qi & Internal Strength SUMMER 1991: Acupuncture. An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain. SUMMER 2000: Taijiquan: The Flowering Spiral. From India to China: Transformation in Buddhist Philosophies AUTUMN 1993: Bringing Back The Soup Pot. Mathematics of Qi. Qigong Theory & Practice. QM Therapy SPRING 1992: Clinical Observations of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Eight Immortals of Chinese Mythology. Chen Style Taijiquan at the Veterans Affairs Hospital.. Taoists in China: Mortal and Immortal. Internal Aspects of Shaolin Fist. Qigong and Longevity. Kombucha: A Fungi You Want to Know. Xing Yi Chuan: Standing Practice. The Need for Reality Testing in Feng Shui.. Let 100 Flowers Bloom. Taijiquan in the Treatment of Arthritis. Future Medicine. AUTUMN 2000: Internal Martial Arts: Where is the Value in your Practice? Shining Light on a Taiji/Self Defense Dilemma. The (Invisible Light in Times Square. In Praise of Poultry: The Qi of Chicken. A Taoist Overview. A Profile of Taijiquan Instruction in America. WINTER 1997-98: Revealing the Real Powers of Qigong. Interviews. Ancient Qi or Modern Bio-Electricity?. SUMMER 1998: Clinical Study: The Effects of Qigong on Hypertension. The Water Element: “It’s Not What It Used To Be”. Wutai: Three Bridges of Reality. Qigong: The essence and Foundation of TCM. The Circle Walking of Baguazhang (Part I). The Sweet Taste of Qi. Center of Power. Qigong of the Shaolin Temple. Taijiquan In The Workplace. Xingyiquan’s Five Elements: Harmonizing Creation and Destruction. The Physiology of Qigong.T.
B A C K
I S S U E S
J O U R N A L
Back issue pricing:
Individual issues: $5. + postage. *(Summer ‘92: $25.00 + postage; limit of 1 copy per person) Domestic Postage = $2.00 for first copy, then $1.00 for each additional copy. Overseas Foreign Postage = $7.50 for first copy, $4.00 for each additional copy.
WINTER 2000-2001: Falun Gong: A Way of Cultivation Practice; Bagua: Another Tool in the Pouch; Movements 37 through 64 of Wild Goose Qigong. SPRING 2001: T’ai Chi: Going with the Flow; Receiving and providing Qi Healing Therapy; Various Styles of Taijiquan: Which One is for Me? The Scientific Work of Wilhelm Reich: Orgone & Qi. SUMMER 2001: The Key to Practicing Taijiquan’s Skill and Form; Water Method of Daoist Meditation: Journey To Stillness; Applying TCM Principles to Western Psychotherapy. AUTUMN 2001: Mind Intent & Medical Qigong; Taiji: A Beginner’s Perspective; The Dao of Herbs; Tuina: An Internal Healing Art; Taijiquan: Li Ya Xuan (part 1); An Interview with Li Junfeng: From Wushu Glory to Qigong Wholeness (part 1). WINTER 2001-2002: Taijiquan: Yang’s taiji Boxing Secrets; Tonic Herbs that Every Qigong Practitioner Should Know (part 1); An Interview with Li Junfeng: From Wushu Glory to Qigong Wholeness (part 2); Medical Therapy Through Phonation: Qigong Sounds. SPRING 2002: 5 Days in a Daoist Cave; Teaching Taiji in the Rehab Setting; No Wasted Needles; Tonic Herbs that Every Qigong Practitioner Should Know (part 2). SUMMER 2002: Finding Qi In Internal Martial Arts; B.P. Chan: A True Person of No Rank; Liangong in 18 Forms: Massage in Motion. AUTUMN 2002: Special Feature Issue: Taiji vs. White crane: Wu Gong Yee & Chan Hak Fu (Detailed account on the epic battle in 1954 and how it became a pivot point in Chinese culture). WINTER 2002-2003: The Soft Palm Exercise of Wild Goose Qigong; The True Nature of Taijiquan; Cultivating Nature; Harmonizing Internal Contradictions: The Inner and The Outer. SPRING 2003: Reiki Healing Touch: An Ancient Art for Modern People; Energy Release Therapy; Meditation and the Nature of Being; A Qigong Tour: Discovering China’s Sacred Mountains. SUMMER 2003: Beyond Qigong: Martial Arts and the Transcendent Function; An Introduction to Qigong: Health, Wisdom and Longevity AUTUMN 2003: Exploring the Original Meaning of the Pure Yang Mudra: Seeking the Roots of Classical Qigong; Psychological Disturbances Due to: Erroneous Qigong; The Source of Qi and the Seat of Wisdom: Your Lungs. WINTER 2003-2004: Feeling the Rhythm of Qigong, Calligraphy, & Wu (Shamanism): Dancing & Drumming; Kidneys: The Root of Life; taiji: The Psychological Benefits...A Psychologist Looks at Taiji; Yang Style Hook Hand SPRING 2004: Cultivating the Body’s Information System and Experiencing Meridians through: Qigong Practice; Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Roots of Health; Why is it called Taijiquan and how to Recognize: Real Taijiquan; Tuina Rehabilitative Therapy for Paralysis (Wind Stroke) SUMMER 2004: Quantum Gathering Qi, The Taiji Sword, Science, Synchronicity & Qi, The Physiology of the 3 Gates in the Process of Energetic Development. AUTUMN 2004: An Interview with Sifu Wong Kiew Kit; The Dao of Internal Cultivation; Asthma, Medical Qigong & the 3 Dan Tians; Meanings and Purposes of Meditation. WINTER 2004-2005: Medical Qigong Qi Emission: Therapy for the Treatment of Breast Cysts and Tumors (part 1); Energetics of Food from a Classical Chinese Medicine Perspective; Dissipative Brain Qi. SPRING 2005: Medical Qigong Qi Emission: Therapy for the Treatment of Breast Cysts and Tumors (part 2); Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation; The Vital Importance of the Qigong Tree Hugging Experience and Installation; Wu (Chinese Shamanism) and Qigong. SUMMER 2005: The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui; Nourishing Life, Cultivating Qi, and Qigong; Mao Shan Form School of Daoist Mysticism. AUTUMN 2005: If You Want to Learn Something...Teach It; Medical Qigong and Menopause: A Second Spring; Qigong: Energy Medicine for the New Millennium; Defining Quantum Qi. WINTER 2005-2006: Qi Emission Therapy for the treatment of Uterine Cysts & Tumors; Sound of the Gong (Transmitting Spiritual Vital Energy and Compassion); Healthy Aging; The Yi Jing Origins of Five Element Theory in Qigong Practice. SPRING 2006: Bagua Bu: The Eternal Spring of Bagua’s Basic Steps; Imagery for Taiji Stance & Stepping; Multiple Sclerosis & Medical Qigong; The Plum Flowering Mind SUMMER 2006: Sports Medicine & Qigong: Knee Injury Rehabilitation; Nei Gong: The Heart of Daoist Practices (part 1); Acupressure during Labor and Delivery; The Extraordinary Yi Ren Qigong of Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun (part 1). AUTUMN 2006: Budo & Qigong: Extraordinary Methods of Cultivating the Way; Nei Gong: The Heart of Daoist Practices (part 2); The Science Behind Taiji & Qigong: Why They Work; The Extraordinary Yi Ren Qigong of Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun (part 2). WINTER 2006-2007: Chinese Face Reading (part 1); Practical Dynamics of Taijiquan; Possession and Mental Illness; The DaVinci Code of Taiji. SPRING 2007: Chinese Face Reading (part 2); Healing Mechanisms in Taijiquan; An Overview of the Nine Steps of Internal Cultivation: YiRen Qigong. SUMMER 2007: The Fundamental Question: What is Qi?; Taijiquan: A Moving Medication Practice; Our Vital Center. AUTUMN 2007: The Importance of Embryonic Breathing; Establishing a Safe Medical Qigong Clinic; The Importance of the Three Treasurers and Why All Daoists Have Used Tonic Herbs to Nurture Them. WINTER 2007-2008: The Way of the Inner Smile; Chinese Philosophy in America: How It Influenced H.D. Thoreau; Rejuvenating the Alchemic Roots in Taijiquan. SPRING 2008: Laozi’s Classic on the Way of Virtues; Traditional Chinese Health Secrets: Dietetic Healthcare; Qigong Basics for Everyone; Introduction to Daoist Mysticism. SUMMER 2008: Qigong: A Scientific Perspective (part 1); The Emotional Alchemy of Intimate Relationships; TCM Secrets: Principles of Healthcare. AUTUMN 2008: Qigong: A Scientific Perspective (part 2); The Role of Momentum in T’ai Chi; Daoist Zuowang Meditation; Can Qigong Drive You Crazy? WINTER 2008-2009: 5 Phases Qigong: The Language of Qi; Daoist Acupuncture: The Pestle Needle; Turning Arthritis from a Curse to a Blessing with Taiji; Qigong & Taiji in the Prevention & Treatment of Chronic Disease. SPRING 2009: The Many Faces of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Elixirs, Wines, Pills & Porridges; The Posture-Liver Stagnation Connection; Qigong For Weight Loss; Optimizing Your T’ai Chi Practice. SUMMER 2009: Qigong Self-Cultivation Retreat; Bloodletting Therapy; Chinese Medicine & The Slippery Slope; The Inner Structure of Tai Chi: Why Practice Taichi Chi Kung? AUTUMN 2009: Qigong in the Park: Inner-Energy Cleaning and Body Toning; Your Journey in Taiji; Taiji as Part of Global Awakening?; Taiji Principles and Concepts. WINTER 2009-2010: Plasters, Pastes, Salves & Liniments; Practitioner Morality; Taking A Taiji Class; Enhancing The Flow of Teaching Taiji. SPRING 2010: Experience the Qi: Buddha Palm Qigong; Tiger & Tai (Balance); Qigong (but not taiji) in the Prison System; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 1). SUMMER 2010: Medical Qigong Therapy for Senior Citizens; Sun Style taiji Qigong: Daoist Internal Alchemy?; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 2). AUTUMN 2010: In Harmony with the Tao: The Musical Roots of Qigong; Sleep: The Hun, The Po, & The Zhi; Powerful Healing in 15 Minutes a Day: Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 3). WINTER 2010-2011: The Six Healing Sounds: Chinese Mantras for Purifying the Body, Mind, & Soul; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 4); A Clarification of “Secret” Teachings Revealed by Cheng Man-Ch’ing. SPRING 2011: Three Treasures, Three Teachings: Encounters with Chinese Spirituality in Beijing; Medical Qigong: healing for the 21st Century; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 5). SUMMER 2011: Cultivating the Field of the Elixir: The Dan Tian Revisited; The Yijinjing; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 6). AUTUMN 2011: Mantak Chia: An interview about the Man and his Teachings; Xingyi’s Mother Fists: Where Precision Meets Simplicity; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 7). WINTER 2011-2012: Taiji Qigong: Shibashi and Lin Housheng; Healing the Patient’s Emotional Trauma; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (part 8). SPRING 2012: Year of the Dragon: Mysteries, Magic, & Predictions; Martial Grand Circulation; Complete Reality: Internal Experience & Realization; The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui (final part).
VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS: Toll Free 1-800-787-2600 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 to 5 (Pacific Time Zone)
ONLINE ORDERS: http://qi-journal.com
SUMMER 2012 QI—53 SUMMER 2012 QI—53
nurturing. This fourth course is designed to introduce the student to the advanced theories and clinical modalities of internal organ treatment. 2012 Taoist Philosophy and Life Coaching Series. 1-888-CHI-GUNG or (724) 845-1041 Web: www.com Email: lisachi@rochester. Contact: Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School.org Email: info@ inner-strength. 2012 Beginning Qi Gong Healers Certification Seminar in Rochester. for several years. Bernard Shannon. Contact: Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage POBox 9224 Moscow ID 83843-1724 Tel: 208 285 0123 Email: daoisthermitage@gmail. Most importantly.org JULY 6–8. Contact: Lori Furbush. but also every meridian within the body. week long retreat just for women. Emerge feeling nurtured. MedicalQigong.org Email: info@linggui. Learn supportive forms for nourishing the body and activating the Dai Mai Channel. MA: Certified Qigong Therapist and Instructor through YMAA. Suite 307. Shih. as well as the Medical Qigong Exercises and Meditations prescribed as homework in the Medical Qigong Clinic. 595 Blossom Rd.org AUGUST 3–5. and inspired. OR 97232 Web: www. 2012 ing to know yourself better so that you can continue to do good work on this earth and enjoy your personal journey. Twelve Meridian Meditation. adaptive possibilities of the mind. O’Shea. translating that information into pragmatic applicable daily uses for com- Level 1: Eight-Day Qigong Therapist Training Intensive with Grandmaster T. offers Beginning Qigong Healers Certification Seminar. Contact: Lisa B. Fragrance Qigong. Qigongrochester.com JUNE 22-24.com Email: lisachi@rochester. Enjoy informative discussions and simple practices of meditation. 2012 Treatment of Organ Diseases and Medical Qigong Prescription Exercises.5 Elements Theory. enerqihealing. Qigongrochester. meditation.retreat4women.com AUGUST 31–SEPT 3 & OCT 19–22. friendly refuge of Westerbeke Ranch. P. 595 Blossom Rd. O’Shea. Items listed in this publication are also listed for free on our internet web service at http://qi-journal. Contact: Lisa B. 24 Acupuncture Pts. prospective students may arrange a visit to experience hermitage life. 2012 Beginning Qi Gong Healers Certification Seminar in Boston.com Email: lisachi@rochester. Qi 54 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness .com AUGUST 17–19. 1631 NE Broadway #409. Contact: Ted Cibik. meditation. Four Seasons Qigong.com Email: email@example.com. Fragrance Qigong. O’Shea. 2012 Intermediate Qi Gong Healers Certification Seminar Rochester NY: Certified Qigong Therapist and Instructor through YMAA.com JULY 21. MN 55731 Tel: (800) 341-8895 Web: www. 1-888-CHI-GUNG or (724) 845-1041 Web: www. Suite 307.inner-strength. Qigongrochester. CA.rr. 2012 Annual 5 day summer retreat! Immerse yourself in Qi learning a variety of Taoist Medical Qigong forms. California Web: www. 2012 “Annual Women’s Healing Retreat” with Lori Furbush at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma. Qi Gong Institute of Rochester. nestled in the quiet. Contact: Rebecca Kali.Qi Department: Calendar Calendar listings are a free service to the Qi community. Lisa B. Body and Spirit of Modern Women. April 1 for the Summer issue. Lisa B. Qi Gong Institute of Rochester. 595 Blossom Rd. Toll Free: (877) 3464017 Web: www.rr. Box 750. The Journal reserves the right to list and/or edit as deemed necessary. The Introduction to Medical QiGong course is highly suggested.com JULY 25–29. Toll Free: (877) 346-4017 Web: www. Includes Qi Healers techniques. O’Shea.org JULY 6–10. Contact: Lisa B. and other techniques in a program specially developed to empower and benefit women. Contact: Ted Cibik. 2012 Tai Chi Standard Form (24) Certification Seminar Rochester. Suite 307. Qi Gong Institute of Rochester. O’Shea.com Taoist Philosophy and Life Coaching Series. Contact: Lori Furbush Web: www.org JULY 13–15. (Deadlines: January 1 for the Spring Issue. consciousness.com Email: lisachi@rochester. to assist people in their spiritual journey takes thousands of hours of study and practice -so a weekend or week of study does not adequately qualify anyone to become a teacher or counselor in spiritual matters–hence our 2-year intensive program. 2012 “Daoist Culvation Today” with Livia Kohn in Santa Rosa. Portland. Learn and experience within yourself the basics of TCM through meditation and Qigong Techniques.5 Elements Theory. 2012 Nourishing Woman & Dai Mai Qigong: Qigong forms for women for all phases of life.. Qigong.com JULY 14-15. California. one of the world’s leading scholars in Daoist studies. NY 14610. The Taoist explores the infinite. Special Qigong movements and meditation techniques for self-practice are taught that enable students to open not only their own Microcosmic and Macro cosmic Orbits.linggui. Tai Chi.com AUGUST 10–12. and philosophy. Rochester.html Email: Lori@ EnerQiHealing.rr. Rochester. Apply at the hermitage. Contact: Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School. the modern science of mind. Please send typewritten information. Yoga. consciousness.html Email: Lori@EnerQiHealing. adaptive possibilities of the mind. July 1 for the Autumn issue. Ely. Includes Qi Healers techniques.com JULY 14-15. 595 Blossom Rd. meditation. October 1 for the Winter issue). NY 14610. Lisa B. 1-888-CHI-GUNG or (724) 845-1041 Web: www. and Meditation. (503) 380-5814 Web: www. O’Shea. 2012 Open House Weekend Inquiring. As the serious practicing student comes to realize. 2012 Qigong Retreat for Women: 8th Annual Qigong Women in the Wilderness Retreat. Portland. 2012 JULY 7–14.org Email: info@ inner-strength. and the brain. and the brain. Lisa B. Toll Free: (877) 346-4017 Web: www. Rising Lotus Qigong. O’Shea. Toll Free: (877) 346-4017 Web: www.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org JUNE 16. The Taoist explores the infinite. Join Rebecca Kali and Cis Hager for a special. and 36 additional Acupuncture Points.com/events. 2012 Formless Taoism Program. Immerse yourself in the restorative healing arts of Qigong. theory. prior to enrollment along with several of the Taoist lectures and seminars here at Inner Strength. It is assumed that there is foundational knowledge of energy terminology and one can feel Qi in various parts of their anatomy. Explore ancient and contemporary Daoist techniques to manage your energy body and improve well-being. 1631 NE Broadway #409. Ancient Wisdom to Nurture the Mind.Qigongrochester. do not send brochures or flyers.6 Healing Sounds. Contact: Ted Cibik. Enjoy gourmet meals and a cozy.enerqihealing. linggui. Rochester.. DMQ (China).O. OR 97232. 24 Acupuncture Pts. breathing. Santa Rosa. Rochester. O’Shea.6 Healing Sounds. and movement. relaxed lake shore setting as you learn Tai Chi. NY 14610. refreshed. offers Tai Chi Standard Form (24) Certification Seminar: Includes the complete Standard Short Form and the Eight Pieces of Brocade Qi Gong. Rejuvenate yourself and create a self-healing practice. the modern science of mind. Rising Lotus Qigong. offers Intermediate Qigong Healers Certification Seminar: Advanced Qi Healers techniques.org Email: info@linggui. NY: Certified Qigong Therapist and Instructor through YMAA. Contact: Dr. offers Beginning Qigong Healers Certification Seminar. Suite 307.rr. translating that information into pragmatic applicable daily uses for coming to know yourself better so that you can continue to do good work on this earth and enjoy your personal journey.com/events. or it’s equivalent.K. Contact: Lisa B. This course of study is reserved for people who are actively practicing energy work and prayer including meditation.com JUNE 23-24. Qi Gong Institute of Rochester. NY: Certified Qigong Therapist and Instructor through YMAA. Most importantly. This is a unique opportunity to learn from Livia Kohn. Microcosmic Orbit.inner-strength. NY 14610. (800) 848-0649 Web: www.
Box 628.com SEPTEMBER 7–9.org ■ Attention: Please note our deadlines listed at the beginning of this column. self-cultivation techniques and also techniques to heal others without touching the body. Journey with practicing daoists to Beijing. NY 14610.htm Email: larry@guangpingyang. 2012 Intermediate Qi Gong Healers Certification Seminar in Old Lyme. Qi Healers will learn methods to teach to their clients. you must print or type the information neatly. Contact: Charlotte Sun.C. O’Shea. Small group. Chiang. Microcosmic Orbit. and Final Examination. DMQ (China). Internship. Beijing Opera. P. Suite 307. Four Seasons Qigong. cultivation. Visiting Great Wall. The focus of this class is Yi Ren Medical Qigong philosophy and the natural steps of internal Qi-energy activation. Temecula. Hui Liu. (425) 602-3152 Web: www. qigong therapy. China.Bastyr.org/annualconvention. 2012 Level 1: Eight-Day Qigong Therapist Training Intensive with Grandmaster T.qihealer.K. com Email: qihealer@aol. Twelve Meridian Meditation. Rochester. Contact: The Chinese Healing Arts Center at (845) 338-6045 with any questions. Qufu). TaiYuan. The student will study and experience different aspects of energetic dysfunctions and symptom manifestations. but to get listed in the calendar. qi-healing.com Be a certified qi healer. Qigongrochester.edu/continuinged Email: continuinged@bastyr. This seminar is the culminating event for each of the certification programs (MQP. and 36 additional Acupuncture Points. Laoshe Tea House. Tiananmen Square. Lama Temple. Sending a replacement copy will take 6-8 weeks. Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate Program (570 hrs). A 7-day Health Trip to Beijing. Or fill out our Calendar form at Web: http://qi-journal. The post office does not forward bulk class (standard) mail. Tel: (715) 297-8569 Web: www.com Email: qihealer@aol. WI 54402-0628.rr. and students in their third year or higher of a health care practitioner program. 2012 Guang Ping Yang T’ai Chi Association Convention 2012. In addition. 595 Blossom Rd.edu HAVE YOU MOVED? Don’t forget to send us a notice when you change your address.. Contact: Dr. body tui na New Medical Qigong Certificate Program by Guan-Cheng Sun. Learn Chinese Medicine & treatment. Every student is guaranteed to become a successful Qi Healer. and MMQ). CA. Henry Look. Practitioners who have earned the Medical Qigong Self-Care certificate may opt to complete an additional 285 hours to earn the Medical Qigong Therapist certificate. Box 9224 Moscow ID 838431724. a free day shopping or Hutong tour.qihealer. Contact: The Chinese Healing Arts Center at (845) 338-6045 with any questions.qihealer. 2012 New Medical Qigong Certificate Program by Guan-Cheng Sun. This advanced study will provide energetic diagnostic techniques and methods to explore and understand the causes or roots of an illness in order to treat the patient not only for health conditions. (425) 602-3152 Web: www. Wausau.com OCTOBER 26–30.com SEPTEMBER 9–13. 2012 LEVEL 1: Six-Day Qi Healers’ Intensive with Grandmaster T. Contact: Larry Riddle. Bernard Shannon. Lisa B. 2012 massage. Randy Elia. Contact: Bastyr University. Nanjing. 2012 An Island in Time: China 2012 Daoist Wanderings. Qi Gong Institute of Rochester.O. MedicalQigong. Enjoy medical dinner. Learn to cultivate your energy and heal others.com Email: lisachi@rochester. Consultation and treatment for your specific needs. Medical Qigong SelfCare: Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal QiEnergy Activation (285 hrs).. Contact: Tian Enterprises (800) 859-4343 Web: www. CA 92590. Squaw Creek Resort at Lake Tahoe.O. Squaw Valley.edu/continuinged Email: continuinged@bastyr. Suzhou. as well as how they relate to basic Qigong theory and principles. PhD.K. Additionally it offers Qigong therapeutic training to treat the cause and root of an illness to facilitate a more effective and complete healing and recovery for a patient.com SUMMER 2012 QI—55 . CA 92590 1-800-787-2600 or email: lily@qi-journal. guangpingyang. Contact: The Chinese Healing Arts Center at (845) 3386045 with any questions Web: www. Web: www. director Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage P. Email: email@example.com Email: qihealer@aol.Bastyr.com SEPTEMBER 22. Temecula. Shih. participants explore methods and techniques for direct. INSIGHT PUBLISHING 26151 Carancho Rd. Time for exploration and experiences. Diagnoses for herbal medicine. Fu-Tung Cheng. Tel: (208) 285-0123. Hangzhou. Open to licensed health care practitioners whose scope of practice includes diagnosis and/or treatment of chronic disease. grounding and circulation. experiential understanding of the functions of Du-Ren energy pathways in managing the activities of the autonomic nervous system. We appreciate flyers. listed by date (notice our format) and mail to our offices at 26151 Carancho Rd. You will experience opening of the Microcosmic Orbit. Homestle Chinese food. Toll Free: (877) 346-4017 Web: www.com OCTOBER 19-28. The instructor will guide and assist the student in all phases of diagnosis and treatment during the Clinical Theater and Internship phases. Beyond the theoretical and practical exams. JiNan(TaiShan. train in Beijing.com SEPTEMBER 14–21. 2012 SEPTEMBER 22. Daily qigong practice. 2012 Clinical Theatre. See China from off the bus. but also as a whole person. Shih. Special Qigong movements and meditation techniques for self-practice are taught that enable students to open not only their own Microcosmic and Macro cosmic Orbits. both near and long distance. and an opening of the heart and mind.edu OCTOBER 9–30. Lijiang. Web: www.org NOVEMBER 2-4. Contact: Bastyr University. CT: Certified Qigong Therapist and Instructor through YMAA.Qi Department: Calendar Healers will learn methods to teach to their clients. Summer Palace. GPYTCA Conference 2012 c/o Wisconsin Wen Wu School. offers Intermediate Qigong Healers Certification Seminar: Advanced Qi Healers techniques. Datong. Forbidden City. Dug Corpolongo.com Email: te@modex. MQT. Learn and experience within yourself the basics of TCM through meditation and Qigong Techniques. Contact: Lisa B. Learn & practice the keys to healing with energy. it offers the student exposure and first hand experience of medical qigong diagnoses and treatments. O’Shea. (800) 848-0649 Web: www. Nick D’Antoni and Tom Carney. Ming Tombs. Presenters: Y. but also every meridian within the body. PhD.
00 Volume 3 . M.00 * Additional overweight charges apply for each book. Clinical Foundations. VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon.. Order #C711: $65. s) ene ancient metaphysical theories of tissue formation. as well as the practical Medical Qigong applications used to treat such conditions. Psychic Attacks. for the treatment of various types of cancer. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal.S. Order #C715: $65. Gynecology.00/lb domestic USA).Qi Department: TCM Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy xx Volume 1 .Prescription Exercises and Meditations. and other practical clinical applications of energetic medicine. Paralysis. Geriatrics. Parkinson’s Disease. 56 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . Written by an internationally recognized Grandmaster and Professor of Medical Qigong training who specializes in cancer treatment. (4 lbs @ $1. Materializing and Dematerializing Energy. as well as other related medical ﬁelds of study practical applications of Chinese energetic medicine.An Energetic Approach to Oncology This ﬁfth textbook (570 pages) includes a thorough understanding of the Medical Qigong treatment protocols and prescription homework used successfully in both China and the U. Dao Yin Therapy and Qi Deviations This second textbook (616 pages) includes a thorough understanding of ancient Chinese esoteric alchemy. Neurology and Energetic Psychology This fourth textbook (592 pages) includes a thorough understanding of ancient Daoist and Buddhist energetic exercises. and Qi.-Fri. Order #C714: $65. the treatment of Stroke. Treatment Principles and Clinical Protocols This third textbook (580 pages) includes a thorough understanding of the ancient metaphysical theories of Chinese energetic medicine. secret meditations.00 Volume 2 . Long Distance Scanning (Moving Clairvoyance). metaphysical theories of projecting the Soul.com See order form on page 64 for standard shipping and handling charges. Breath Incantations (Mantras) and Medical Talismans.S. Hand Seals (Mudras). including Qi diagnosis. Discovering and Removing Energetic Cords.Energetic Anatomy and Physiology atomy This ﬁrst textbook (644 pages) includes a thorough understanding of the creation and development of the body’s energetic ﬁelds. Spirit. and the evolution of ancient Chinese energetic medicine. Daoist Sorcery. advanced energetic theories.Energetic Alchemy. Advanced Energy Cultivation and Qi Emission Techniques. Order #C716: $65. and Demonic or Spirit Oppression/Possession.00 Volume 4 . the ancient Daoist use of the Magic Mirror. Order #C713: $65.Treatment of Internal Diseases. Vibrating Palm Cultivation Techniques.Differential Diagnosis.00 Volume 5 . Pediatrics.
. Order #C605. 39 years teaching internationally: classes. . Taoist Meditation Circle and Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong Online Course. Bill Helm. . . . . . . . Governing and Conception Vessels. .95 Acu-Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure 7” x 9”. Includes an overview of TCM. . . . . . . . .com PEACEFUL WAY T’AI CHI CH’UAN Sifu Lana Spraker. . . . pms. . private instruction and mountain-top retreats: “T’ai Chi. recover faster from injury & illness. . Instructors: Tori & Don Fiore. nutrition. herbology. . Complete program syllabus. . . . . . . . . .. .$16. net COLORADO QIGONG RESEARCH & PRACTICE CENTER Kenneth S. . . Animal Acupressure Equine Acupressure A Working Manual 7” x 9”. 166 pages. . . . . . . . . . .95 12” x 18” laminated. . . . . . . . . At Acupedics. . . . & weight. . . .qi-healing. . Phoenix AZ 85076 CALIFORNIA PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE Offering Master’s programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine. . . . . . Larkspur. . .com. . . . . . clinical practice. . . . . . This easy to follow. . . . . . . ion foot spa. www. . . . . . . . internationally renowned health educator and Qigong Master. Medical Qigong Healing Sessions also available. . (800) 859-4343 www.00 Order #M250 . . Box 50663. . . . and kung-fu. . . meridian and acupoint charts. sprakerlg@ earthlink. .com JASMINE DRAGON TAI CHI OF COLO Our Yang-style Tai Chi and Qigong is about an integrative approach to your health. .acupedics. Box 25654Q. . Applications.$16. . . correspondence/certification training and yearly intensive training/certification as a Qigong Instructor or Qi healer. Hollywood. . . . . . .95 The Well-Connected Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure 7” x 9”. . . . . manage your pain. . . . INC. . . . Accumulation. . . . Instruction in acupuncture. . 166 pages. . P.taoistsanctuary. . .com TIAN ENTERPRISES Organized and operated by Qigong Master Tianyou Hao. . . . . . . . . how to perform an acupressure treatment. . . .qi-journal. Qigong.com SUMMER 2012 QI—57 .com TAOIST SANCTUARY OF SAN DIEGO Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . massage. . . . . . . paperback. New DVD: Easy Tai Chi for Seniors and Parkinson. . . .. . CA 91601 (818) 760-4219 www. . The Water Method of Taoism has been transmitted for thousands of years from teacher to disciple in an unbroken chain. . . .PacificCollege. These are especially useful to highlight points for a treatment plan during the point work segment of an acupressure treatment. workshops. . . . . . . . . CA 91225. .Professional Listings Looking for a class.emptymountain. . Check out his 2012-13 teaching schedule and sign up to receive free special reports at www. HEALING QI INSTITUTE Medical Qigong Practitioner. . . . . . Chinese herbal medicine. CA 90025. . Order #C604. Therapist and Masters levels. . . . . . paperback. . . . . . Demonstration/Training videos also available. charts. . workshops. . . . . .taoistinstitute. . . . . San Diego. . . Leads annual learning trip to Beijing. . . . . . . Order #C603. P. . gastrointestinal disorders. . . 188 pages. . . . . .alexandertaichi.healingqiinstitute. . . . .” P. . . . . workshops. TaiChiDon@ aol. . and illustrations. . .$32.O. . . . . . . Pa -Kua and Qigong. . . . . step-by-step guides to animal acupressure are filled with photographs.TaiChiHealthProducts. . .edu TAOIST INSTITUTE Classes in qigong. . and specific treatments for many of the common health and psychological issues. five day intensives in California and Canada. . . . offers comprehensive instruction in all aspects of Qigong and Tai Chi. . . ARIZONA TAI CHI. . www. . 166 pages. . insomnia. CA 92103 (619) 692-1155 www. . . . we thrive to integrate complimentary alternative modalities of therapy. .com ACUPEDICS ACUPUNCTURE GROUP. . 4229 Park Blvd. . . . . . Director. . . . No. . . . . . Dr. . . Box 1727. . . . . . . China. . OH 44118. Books and videos also available. . . . author of the Tao Te Ching. Plus Five-Element Theory Chart. . 10630 Burbank Blvd. . 2188 Vernon Rd.$26. Professional healing with Reiki and Shamanic energy processing. . . Los Angeles. . . P. . Command. Connecting.. . . . .com ENERGY ARTS Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis’ teachings are unique in their practicality and relevance to modern life. Seminars are taught as a series of four. . clinic. . . . Fiore. . . . . . .50 Order form on page 64 • 1-800-787-2600 • www. Classes. . . . . Acupuncture. . tai chi chuan. .O. Tuina bodywork. . . Instructor Training with Certificates. . . . . . . . .qigonghealing. . . . . . herbs and Taoist philosophy. . Offering Qigong classes and practice.com. . . . info@ healingqiinstitute. . . . .org CHIFLOW. . . . . .$30. .COM Seminars and private instruction in Push Hands. . . . . . Cohen. . & teacher training throughout North America. . . . Hsing-I. . . se habla espanol. . . the second most translated book in the world. . . . . . . . www. . . .95 Acu-Cat A Guide to Feline Acupressure 7” x 9”. .net www. . . massage therapy. Tel (310) 479-3646. . . spiral bound. Source and Ting Points. . . . . . . The Taoist lineage to which Frantzis belongs is directly linked to that of Lao Tse. University Hts. .com. . Qi Gong & Zen”. . DVD’s available. .. Equine Acupressure Meridian Chart Order #M252 . . . . . . . . . Approved for Acupuncture CEUs and PDAs. . .$16. . . . Glendale. Inspiring informative instructional DVD of Traditional Yang long form: “The Way of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: Gentle Exercise for Health & Inner Peace. . . . .O. . . . . . . . . .com (480) 7590048. . . #201 North Hollywood. .$53. . .00 Canine Acupressure Meridian Chart Feline Acupressure Meridian Chart 5-Element Theory Equine Chart Set Order #M251 . . . . . . Alarm Association. . .O. . . . . . . . .com/415-454-5243. . . . . . . Now Frantzis shares these ancient teachings to help you move closer to feeling truly alive and joyful with his newest releases. . . insurance accepted. . . Contact: 5652 Vineland Ave. CA 94939 (415) 9247883 http://www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . com EMPTY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE Offering International Institute of Medical Qigong certification at the Practitioner. .$23. . . . . . . . . . CO 80466 (303) 258-0971 www.(323) 664-8241. . . . We focus on By Amy Snow. Nederland. . www. . . 12 Skylark Dr. . . . . QIGONG. . and seminars in Chen Tai Chi.EnergyArts. Carl Totton. . color Meridian Charts. Box 251558. Director. . . stress. #33. . . . . . . . FENG SHUI Classes. . Therapist and Masters certificationtraining program in 5-day Seminar Intensive format in Los Angeles. . . Retreats. (800) 729-0941. . fertility. . . . . . Order #C751. . .ChiFlow. Email: acupedics@sbcglobal. . Non-certification courses also available. . . . . .. New York and Chicago.00 Includes four 12” x 18” color laminated charts of meridian system: Twelve Major Meridians. CA 91601 (818) 506-0485 Web: http:// www. . . . Order #M253 (4 equine charts) . .dates and details on website. . . Nancy Zidonis & Marie Soderberg. . Campuses in San Diego. Wendy Lang MMQ. . . Two person and Solo forms and weapons training in T’ai Chi. . or master instructor in your area? How about staying in touch when you travel from city to city? This listing of “Qi Professionals” gives you a method of finding and supporting these experts that practice traditional Chinese healthcare on a daily basis.
For more information: Web site: www. 5 element theory.taichibythesea. Chinese herbal medicine. Wild Goose Form. NJ 08816. weekend workshops. Over 20 years experience. internal energy. Chinese herbal medicine. and acupressure. Asian Bodytherapy. CT. Frances Lea Gander.biz NEW JERSEY ANDY LEE’S T’AI CHI CH’UAN CENTER OF NEW JERSEY Celebrating 20 years: 1992-2012. and don’t care about breaking boards.O. Ann Arbor.com 25% Off Hundreds of Titles Still Available Many of our videotapes are being replaced by DVDs. Pangu Shengong. NEW MEXICO WHITE CLOUD INSTITUTE Taoist Studies. Professional Listings developing your chi. meditation to refine practice. military veterans (special discounts). private lessons.Ac. weapons. Frederick.O. Chinese herbal medicine. (402) 310-5990. Also offering Therapy and Tuina Massage. Ohio (740) 593-7915. Box 2057 Royal Oak.TheWayoftheHealerWithin.daoisttraditions.threetreasuresathens. Qigong www. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. Travel/study to China P. (734) 741-0695 www. even if they have no DVD equivalent yet. flow through your life in a new invigorated way at Jasmine Dragon Tai Chi/Qigong—a form perfected for its energy cultivation. 1998-2012. New Mexico and worldwide.com for details. Buddhist and Taoist meditation. Classes and seminars. Qigong. Continuing Education for massage and acupuncture. Private and group classes. Athens. staff. (208) 285-0123 MARYLAND U.com MICHIGAN PEACEFUL DRAGON SCHOOL OF T’AI CHI CH’UAN AND CHI KUNG Comprehensive classes in: Yang style short form... Box 9224. 342 E. LAc. admissions@daoisttraditions. burn victims.org or www. Sound baths and other forms of exercise such as stretching and strength building. 36 years of experience. North Carolina.edu. FL. Chi Kung. Yang Tai Chi.CLEARANCE All Videotapes Regular Price Offer ends Sept. one year certificate programs in Oriental Medicine Theory. and Qigong therapy.. Bagua Zhang. 30. teaches private and group lessons in Taiji-Quan. East Brunswick. lupus. P.com OHIO THREE TREASURES HEALTH CENTER Center for qi cultivation and whole being integration: Qigong. Even recently released titles have been discounted. Contact: gmhuang@usksf. Treating the 3 bodies with Medical Qigong. Idaho 83843. your balance. Call (954) 415-9631. COPD and people of all ages. Its a perfect opportunity to collect any titles that you’ve been wanting to watch. and external applications. threetreasures@frognet. meditation. Xingyiquan. MI 48068. To help make room for this new format. firstname.lastname@example.org IDAHO GENESEE VALLEY DAOIST HERMITAGE Residential facility. Inner-Door Disciple of Grandmaster Chen Yun Ching. and once our inventory is depleted those videotapes available in a DVD format may no longer be stocked. Tien Shan Pai. (505) 471-9330.. Center also offers Chinese medical treatments including acupuncture.net www.taoist-arts. MS. Tuina & Acupuncture. www. (828) 225-3993. Shaolin. CONNECTICUT CT INSTITUTE FOR HERBAL STUDIES Providing professional. Hsing-I.TaiChiFitness.peacefuldragonschool. www. Moscow. Supplies are limited on some titles. We especially welcome seniors. I-Ching. In Santa Fe.com 58 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . MEDICAL QIGONG CLINICAL PRACTICE/ ENERGETIC MEDICINE Fort Lauderdale/Broward County. 9th St. KUOSHU ACADEMY Grandmaster Huang Chien-Liang. Box 232. Fax (443) 394-9202 www. MI 48103. massage and daoist healing skills to harmonize chronic disorders.com FLORIDA TAI CHI BY THE SEA Offering morning classes on New Smyrna Beach (weather permitting). Taiji. Convenient class times at very affordable rates. Three levels of weekly classes.com.CTherbschool. An easy-to-follow instructor with 30 years teaching experience and progressive curriculum offers individualized training. Chinese Herbology (wk-ends) and Acupressure.S.. (732) 238-1414 INSTITUTE FOR CLASSICAL ASIAN MEDICINE Qigong. All tapes are new and in the original packaging. Qigong classes.com Email: qihealingsystem@gmail. Tao Meditation. Taijiquan. L. diabetics and those with special health concerns. sleep issues.qihealingsystem. Master Wasentha Young also instructs Chi Kung classes in: fundamentals. NYC 10003 (212) 477-7055 website: www. and Energy Medicine Certification Programs. Official Labyrinth of NJ. breathe. MD. JasmineDragonColo. Chinese Energetic Medicine. www.whitecloudinstitute.taichiusa. to Beijing for Herbology. DAOM. Acupuncture.com MICHIGAN QI HEALING SYSTEM Offers Qi Healing. (240) 409-3709 http://chenpanlingmd. Bagua Chang. since 1995. Chi Nei Tsang. your health. (973) 660-0110. Baqua. and still growing while adhering to original goal of ‘Tai Chi for Everyone’. Qigong. Yearly studies in Nov. Qigong. saber.org CHEN PAN LING FOUNDATION Sifu Scott. NJ. Xing Yi Chuan. sword.tienshanpai.-Fri. in Lincoln with Master Gary Yuen. a world renowned leader in Classical Chinese Medicine. sustainable gardening.com. Website: www. Relax. www. We’ve worked with PTSD.org. we are offering this discount for all VHS videotapes which we have in stock. Preparing students to enter the profession as skilled acupuncture clinicians.edu. weapons. www. External Qi Healing. cooking. Qigong and Spiritual Development. Director Chris Headlee has studied Yang style.com NEW YORK TAOIST ARTS CENTER Wu style Tai Chi. NEBRASKA TAI CHI FITNESS CENTER Celebrating 14 years. (443) 3949222. Retreats and Healing Tao supplies. Also classes in Qi Healing.asianmedicine. 2012 or until supplies last. VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. afternoon and evening classes inside. and Daoist Meditation instruction by Dr.newjerseyacupuncture. Taoist Meditation. 30yrs experience Contact: Qi Healing System P. See www. Accredited Masters program in Oriental medicine.com NORTH CAROLINA DAOIST TRADITIONS COLLEGE OF CHINESE MEDICAL ARTS In Asheville. weapons. steeped in the spirit of Daoism and teachings by Jeffrey Yuen. Madison.com or call (386) 423-0083.O. in small groups. push hands. call (860) 666-5064 Wethersfield. Web: http://www. Clinic hours by appointment. Director Susan Rabinowitz. Training in Taiji. weekend workshops. diabetes. Instruction is one on one according to your own needs and pace. Medical Qigong Therapy and Distant Qigong Healing Therapy. 1945 Pauline Blvd. Henry McCann. 40 years of experience. com.
taichiproductions. weekend and private lessons.moongatecm. private study available.95 $25. Tel: 800-787-2600.singingdragon. Order #M110 .com SUMMER 2012 QI—59 . .inner-strength. 1631 NE Broadway #409. . and a UV-plastic covering to protect the delicate gold. . Comes in a padded brocade gift box. DREAMING PEACE PUBLICATIONS Learning to Flow with the Tao: the 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching and reference books for dreaming a better world. Jade Body and many others.. thus promoting the bodymind’s natural ability to restore and rebalance itself. P. . www. .org (206) 7260088. 7. experiencing and integrating Qi-Mind-Body-Spirit principles. . www. . Ted Cibik. . Director Roger Blough certified as instructor of Qigong by Dr. personal development. Lu. www. Seattle. Listing begins with the first available issue.com. . Nourishing Woman.bendingtree. 600-D Carlisle Dr.5” frame.qielements. qielements@verizon. autumn seninars in taijiquan. Executive Director NATIONAL JIN SHIN DO BODYMIND ACUPRESSURE™ Gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acupoints and verbal Body Focusing techniques help release “armoring” or chronic tension and balance the “Qi”. Classes in Taijigong. atocrice@verizon. Herndon VA 20170.com PENNSYLVANIA INNER STRENGTH Formless Taoism and Medical Qigong training and certification programs. Sun and 42 Combined Tai Chi Forms. . . . weapons. Rose Allen.qigongseattle.com VIRGINIA A TASTE OF CHINA Annual spring.O. we offer foundational and advanced certification programs to develop or strengthen your self-cultivation practice and qigong teachers’ training. Integrative health clinic for all diseases: Jing. go to norimuster. . Paul Lam provides certification for instructors in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes. Hand painted designs may vary slightly. ceramic wash cup. Call (724) 845-1041 or visit www.. lineage holder Grandmaster Xu Mingtang treats patients with Image Medicine therapy at his Beijing Kundawell Institute. Daytime. Traditional wolf and goat hair brushes.95 Fu Lu Shou 24k Gold Leaf Lithograph. and applications. (503) 734-6743 Contact: 419 Center St. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. 111 Shirley St. . .com BENDING TREE TAI CHI KUNG To find out more about instruction in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. . Additional words will be billed at $1. . $46. . P.Professional Listings OREGON LING GUI INTERNATIONAL HEALING QIGONG SCHOOL celebrating 20 years of qigong teachers’ training with over 5. plus you will automatically be listed here in each printed journal in space allows.com TEXAS THE GOMPA DR. Yang style long form. 26151 Carancho Rd. . org TENNESSEE SHELIA RAE Master Trainer for Dr. MAcOM. summer.org ZY QIGONG Zhong Yuan Qigong hosts classes and workshops around U.00 per word.aomdegree. Each trigram represents one of the eight elemental forces of nature and the design is often worn to ensure good fortune. Dark rosewood frame. easel back. www. $49. Yang. Visit www. Arlington.95 Inside Painted Snuff Bottle: Zen Ox Set of 4 Crystal bottles.95 Calligraphy Brush Set Lacquered wood case with two brushes. IQ & IAM Medicine.95 Clearance Pricing ends 9/30/2012 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. CA 92590. China. . $38. (703) 435-4400. Ox Herd illustrations painted on the interior of thick crystal glass bottles. . Immortals Fu. http://www. Indepth training. $39. VA 22601 (540) 667-7595. ND. 35 word maximum. To make an “inside painting”. Email: moongatecm@gmail. Yang Style Taijiquan. Practitioners and teachers found at: www. www. (703) 742-7800. Order #M204 . . OR 97045 Web: http://www. atoctaijiquan. . . When not travelling to give lectures or participate in conferences. . . Qigong. TX 76004 (817) 860-0129 or Fax (817) 460-5125 thegompa@aol. other Chinese arts. . #203 Oregon City. and martial arts. Bringing together the best in theory and practice from all over the world. . JOHN PAINTER Baguazhang-Xingyiquan-Taijiquan-Qigong.O. HERNDON Taijiquan and Qigong. It’s free. and Shou represent Auspicious. . ceramic brush holder.bastyr. .95 $29. please contact Tom Wolf at (757) 318-9355 or www. email@example.com. evening. Temecula. qigong. Qi and Shen conditions. Jow Ga Kung Fu.edu INSTITUTE OF QIGONG & INTERNAL ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (IQ&IAM) Yi Ren Qigong is designed to guide individuals to explore and express the intelligence and wisdom within the body through understanding.S.com. Thermally bonded onto a thin 98% pure gold base (24k certification enclosed). LAc. Seminars and private instruction by 4th generation Shifu Daoqiquan system of Sichuan. Winchester. Singing Dragon is actively seeking outstanding new manuscripts for possible publication.com or Amazon. PhD. http://qi-journal.org MOONGATE CHINESE MEDICINE Polly Maliongas. . . .net. OR 97232 (503) 380-5814 http://www. .org.000 qigong teachers certified since 1990. (901) 359-5580.com for more information. .com ■ CLEARANCE TenChi Watch: Trigram The Trigram is the basis for the I-Ching. the artist must work on the inside surface of glass or crystal through the mouth of each small bottle.jowgashaolin.com WASHINGTON BASTYR UNIVERSITY Pursue a career in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the most respected school of natural Health.org. __________ A year-long listing is US$38.5” silklined Chinese brocade gift box. Box 31576. Jwing Ming.zyqigong. Zhong Yi. Box 1777. . Fortune. Tai Chi and bodywork for health. & Longevity. Order #M226 . . and Shaolin Mizong Quan and full range of empty hand and weapon routines. by Nori Muster. ink stick. . ink stone.org or (951) 659-5707 SINGING DRAGON Publishes authoritative books on Daoism. Battery operated.org QI ELEMENTS. www. . JOW GA SHAOLIN INSTITUTE Qigong and Chinese martial arts. Portland. . . The gold medalist from Memphis also conducts ongoing classes in Yang. taichimail@ yahoo. .linggui. . DMQ. mat with metallic beveled edges. .com Order #M212 . provides support through all stages of life.-Fri. two stone chops and seal paste in ceramic holder inside a 8” x 12” x 2. . Qi Journal reserves the right to edit as needed. WA 98103. . Faculty of highest level instructors. Offering forms: Jade Woman. . Record your seminars on our website calendar and reach thousands who search for events from around the world. . prepaid to Insight Publishing.95 $35.jinshindo.5” x 9. Certified Instructor of the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School.95 $29.
. . Prepared Rehemannia. Good for those who are suffering heartbreak. . Licorice. . Polygonum. . Cordyceps. . Achyranthes. . . and by those who have exhausted themselves emotionally and/or mentally. . Rehemannia. Women who want even more sexual power may try adding Women’s Jing or Magu’s Treasure. Order #H025 . As an anti-compulsive agent. . . Jujube Date. thus it is the primary herb of the formula.00 Love Goddess Elixir This will awaken dormant energy and increase sexual sensitivity. . Ant. Polygala. . Cinnamon Bark. . . . . . Schizandra. . .$21. . the goddess Magu is revered because of her radiant beauty. . Bupleurum. . Sleep is deep and peaceful. Gardenia. Chaenomeles.00 Magu's Treasure In China. . . . . . cinnamon Twig. This formula may enhance orgasm and will intensify the experience. .” is used to generally build up the system. Prepared Rehemannia. . White Peony. . Qi and Shen. . . . Eclipta Herb. . Ginseng. Dipsacus. strengthening the Qi. Phellodendron. . Uncaria. and Sea Dragon are considered to be the ultimate substances for increasing Yang. Lycium. . . . Sea Horse. . which is the most potent Jing restorative in Chinese tonic herbalism. Astragalus. Ginseng has been well established as a pituitary strengthening herb. Ligustrum. Oyster Shell. . and called the “Herb of Kings. and excellent athletes formula and potent immunity booster. Pueraria. Lycium. . Dried Ginger. . . . . Codonopsis. . Placenta. Cornus. Chinese tonic herbalism evolved within the Daoist (Taoist) traditions of China. Uncaria. . . . It is famous for its ability to help stabilize addictive/ compulsive behavior. . Cistanche. Order #H020 . . Dang Gui. Scutellaria. Dried Ginger. Pinellia Prepared. Honey Fried Licorice Root.00 Super Jing A powerful primal essence formulation. Poria. . . Microcosmic Orbit is centering.. Morinda. . It is warm but not overly so. It is especially suited for those who are recovering from traumatic injury to bone. Poria. . . and fortifying the spirit. . . . . Dang Gui. It is excellent for relieving wide mood swings. Salvia. . Polygala. Licorice. . . Bupleurum.$45. . . Royal Jelly. such as lumbago. . etc. Order #H022 . and Reishi mushroom (the “Herb of Good Fortune”). Bupleurum. Sea Horse. and Lungs. . Eucommia Bark. Lycium. . . Lycium. Spirit Poria. .00 Bupleurum & Peony Used primarily by women to regulate their hormones & establish physiological balance. Cynomorium. Polygala. Deer Antler. Polygala. chronic fear. . . . White Atractylodes. Order #H019 . . Order #H026 . which means that it prevents the leaking of Jing. Poria. . . Combined with Jing & qi tonics. plus Shen tonic herbs used by sages throughout Order #H017 . Albizzia Flower. Dragon Bone.$21. the ages. Cinnamon Twig.00 Order #H036 . White Atractylodes. . . . The formula is famous for its anti-stress actions. frustration & anger. . . To help people who have become exhausted to restore their Jing quickly and efficiently. Dioscorea. Ant is a potent energy tonic that has immediate and long term benefits.00 Ant Power Superb tonic for athletes and a powerful formulation for building deep power of the body. Jujube Date. . . Achyrathes. Strengthened by adding placenta. Mint Leaf. Licorice. . this formulation can be used to control one’s weight. nourishing Yin and Yang Jing. It contains all three Treasures—Jing. . It is said to improve will power. Codonopsis. White Atractylodes. Eucommia Bark. . Moutan.00 Supreme Creation An extremely potent primal essence (Jing) formulation of unsurpassed quality. Dioscorea. Polygonum Root. . . . . .$55. Schizandra. Biota Seed. promoting mental power & creativity. . . White Peony. Red Jujube. .00 Ginseng Nutritive A superb general tonic. . . Schizandra. Cinnamon Twig.Tonic Formulas Bupleurum & Dragon Bone One of the primary antistress formulations used in Chinese herbalism.$23. . This formula helps a person to relax and thus to fall asleep easily and without side effects. . . Bupleurum. Epimedium. It will help produce sexual fluids. Astragalus. . Polygala. Endocrine Health Designed to strengthen and regulate the endocrine functions. Lycium. Based upon an 1100 year old formula used by an emperor to provide creative and procreative power. . Classic Chinese tonic formulation. . Deer Antler. Cornus. Magu’s treasure is a combination of nothing less than the finest tonic herbs available in the world. Lycium. . The formula utilizes the finest Shen herbs known to the people of Asia. The Chinese herbal system differs from Western herbal programs because it emphasizes the enhancement of health rather than the eradication of disease. known in China as “horny goat herb. Achyranthes.$27.$23. . strengthen the mind. Dioscorea. . . Amber. .00 Easy Qi Easy Qi is a relaxing yet energizing blend of twelve herbs designed to relax. nourishing quality. & strengthening the organs & senses. . Poria. Epimedium. It is believed to provide a creative spark. . Placenta. . . especially through the muscles of the back. . .00 Frame Builder Frame Builder can strengthen the structural framework of the body. . Placenta. etc. Tortoise Shell. . Cuscuta. . Poria. Poria.00 Pearl Shen Calming. . . Fennel. . . Spleen. . . . Red Jujube Date. Longan. Drynaria. . . . Order #H013 . . . Emperor's Tribute Ginseng. .$28.00 Lights Out Lights out is a Shen stabilizing sleep aid. . . . Qi and Shen. . Epimedium.00 Order #H018 . . . White Peony. . . . Dioscorea. Order #H016 . Morinda. Eucommia Bark. and thus enhance the free flow of energy. Cordyceps. .$26.” Polyrachis Ant is blended with a powerful combination of Yin Jing building and adaptogenic herbs. . Polygala. Schizandra. Fresh Ginger. . White Peony. Codonopsis. including Pearl powder. Lycium. .00 . . Schizandra. Angelica Duhuo. Rubus. Eucommia. . . . . Longan Fruit. Ant is regarded as a virtually miraculous herbal substance in China. . The formula may be used by those who wish to strengthen bones. . It is also a superb sexual tonic. . Cornus. Licorice. . Order #H024 . Hydrolyzed Pearl.$18. Pinellia Prepared. . . Ginseng also benefits the functions of the adrenal cortex and the gonads both in terms of tonifying and regulating functions. that results from monthly hormonal fluctuation. Qi Journal has chosen to carry Ron Teeguarden’s Dragon Herb brand because of its extraordinary quality and authenticity to traditional recipes. . . . . This is an excellent sexual tonic for women. Dioscorea. Notopterygium. Cistanche. Red Jujube Date. Widely believed to prevent symptoms associated with aging. White Peony. . soothing and uplifting to the spirit. . . . . . ant has the effect of strengthening sexual function. grief. Prepared Aconite. . . Order #H027 . . . tonifying all three treasures: Jing. . Dang Gui. . Triticum. . Ginseng. shoulders and neck. Tribulus. Eucommia Seed. . Spirit Poria. .$41.$55. . . . . Cnidium. . It has a deep replenishing. . . Plantago Seed. . Scute. Asparagus. This formula tonifies and regulates the entire endocrine system. . Polygala. . and/or tendon.$55. . . . Licorice. tendons and ligaments. . reduce anxiety. . . Dang Gui. Duanwood Reishi. specifically designed as the ultimate woman’s tonic. . . . Sea Dragon. Prepared Rehemannia. Cynomorium. creating a powerful anti-aging tonic and rejuvenation formula. Astragalus Seed. . . Order #H014 . . . . Clematis. . Asparagus. . Known as the “lawyer’s formula” in Japan. . . Morinda. . Astragalus. . . Polygonatum. A primary formula used in Chinese herbalism to eliminate PMS. Schizandra. . Amber. . It can strengthen the lower back and knees. Deer Antler Tips. Eucommia Bark. . . Dipsacus. White Peony. Eucommia. Cornus. Zizyphus. . building Blood. . Schizandra. . Angelica Dahurica. . . . Deer Antler. Ant Essence Premium. Amber.$32. . Ophiopogon. . . It is used to treat irregular menstruation and other female problems. Heart. . . . Dang Gui. Hydrolyzed Pearl. Zizyphus. . Order #H021 . . Polygonum Stem. Emperor’s Tribute Ginseng. Raw Ginger. Liver. It is composed of virtually every superior herb traditionally used by the most beautiful and wealthy women of the Orient. Codonopsis. Dang Gui. .00 Microcosmic Orbit A formula used in the Chan (Zen) Buddhist and Daoist traditions to open the primal energy channels and to promote the flow of energy in these channels. Prepared Rehemannia. . Potent and well balanced Yang Jing tonic suitable for most men and many women. Deer Antler Tips. It is traditionally believed to be highly sexually invigorating. anxiety. . . . adaptogenic Jing restorative formulation. excessive worry. . . . . . It also has an “astringent” quality.$21. Aged Citrus Peel. suitable for those who require serious restoration of Jing. depression. ligament. . . . Order #H015 . Dragon Jing Dragon Jing is a yang primal essence formulation designed to quickly and unfailingly tonify Gate of Life Yang. Cuscuta. . Licorice. . It also tonifies all five primary organ systems: Kidneys. . . Cornus. .
Dang Gui Siberian Ginseng. Many people use it as a powerful brain tonic. Polygala. . .00 Strong Bones Strengthens the skeletal structure. It builds blood when combined with a healthy diet. . Schizandra.$65. . Many people suffer from a dysfunctional Liver. . 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. . Eucommia Bark. . Rubus. . chronic fatigue. . Lycium. . Suited to men and women. . . Will Power can be used by anyone wishing to build will power in order to achieve new heights and to break old habits. . Jing (Regenerative Essence). . .$26. . . Also. . which controls female fertility. . Order #H033 . . It is one of the most important double direction immune modulating herbs in the world.Jing. . . Dang Gui. Cynomorium. Lycium. . night sweats. Schizandra.$32. Each of the other three herbs in this formula have been used for centuries to improve concentration. . . . Cuscuta Seed. . . Schizandra. This formulation tonifies the skeleton. . It is remarkably effective. . . Imperial Garden is one of the few powerful vegetarian Yang Jing tonics in the supertonic class of Chinese herbalism. Fennel. . Tibetan Rhodiola. Rehemannia. Lycium Polysaccharides Order #H031 . . . . . Eucommia. Red Jujube Date.$36. . It is extremely safe and has no side effect on the fetus. Poria. .$36. Asparagus. It contains the three strongest immune modulators known to Chinese herbalism. surgery and childbirth. one of the greatest of all tonic formulations. . strengthen the kidneys and fortify the adrenal. One of the few powerful vegetarian Yang Jing tonics. A powdered extract. . Cornus. Broussonetia Seed. Glochidion. . . . . . . Astragalus Root. Cornus.$27. Cornus. . which are enzymaticly cracked to release their full therapeutic and tonic effect. . Schizandra.00 Diamond Mind Diamond Mind is designed to strengthen and empower the mind. It is an ideal formula for athletes in contact sports and for those recovering from bone fractures. . Imperial garden is said to strengthen the legs and the back. . Reishi mushroom (Duanwood Reishi fruiting body). ." Polygala is combined with herbs that strengthen Qi and Shen. Suited to all ages. strengthens the lower back and joints and it can be a powerful sex tonic. . premature aging and degeneration. . . White Peony. . . . Premium quality herbs are extracted and spray dried at full potency to create this powerful product. A superior athlete's formula. . dioscorea.00 Duanwood Reishi Arguably the most revered herbal substance in Asia. . . . . Safe and nontoxic. . . . . inner awareness and inner strength. . power and endurance. Dipsacus. The herbs help to protect the liver from toxins & protect the lungs from pollutants & infection. It is good for men and women.00 Strength Builder Strength Builder is designed to build and preserve Kidney Yin and Yang. . . except for Reishi spores. . .$27. . . but traditionally known as the "Will Strengthener. . Tibetan Rhodiola increases oxygen in the brain. . . . Lycium. . . Dragon Bone Siberian Ginseng. . Polygala. Rehemannia. Schizandra. etc. It is extremely safe and effective. climacteric symptoms. and Shen (Consciousness & Awareness or Spirit). . Plantago Seed. Prepared Rehemannia. Traditionally used to prevent weakening and degeneration of eyesight and hearing.00 Astragalus One of the premier tonic herbs of China. . Curculiginis. Red Juice Date. This formula expands the power of the body to adapt to all the stresses of life and strengthens the immune system. infertility. . . Astragalus. Tonifies all three treasures . . Dipsacus. Order #H034 . .-Fri. Agaricus. Polygala. The formula is also extremely well suited to athletes who are looking for a potent Yang tonic to increase strength. focus. . . Siberian Ginseng. It is a potent formulation designed to provide herbal nutrients for athletes and other highly active individuals. Duanwood Reishi. . Eucommia Seed. Schizandra Order #H030 . . Polygonatum has traditionally been used to restore energy to the brain after prolonged mental exertion. . It tonifies the kidney and liver energy. . Cistanche Order #H029 . . Aged Citrus Peel. . centeredness. . It is suitable for those who have experienced chronic or acute stress. balance. The herbs in this formula have been used successfully for centuries by martial arts practitioners to speed up the healing of broken bones and damaged soft tissues of the skeletal structure. Morinda. . . . Lycium. . Duanwood Reishi.$23. . & memory. Women’s Jing This is a special formula that promotes female fertility and stimulated libido. . . . Poria. Ligusticum Order #H003 . . . . Order #H001 . . .00 Protector 2000 This is as potent an immune system protector as you can find. . . . White Peony. Achyranthes. and Lycium polysaccharides.com SUMMER 2012 QI—61 . . . Spirit Poria. Helps overcome chronic fatigue and increases mental and physical endurance. Tibetan Rhodiola. helping us to remain “centered” during stress and thus allowing us to persevere through difficulties. should a woman become pregnant. . . . . Gynostemma. Agaricus. This is the key formula for people trying to escape addictions. . Red Jujube Date. 100% Duanwood Reishi (Ganoderma lucidus) Order #H004 . Licorice. Polygonum Root. Drynaria. . Women’s Jing promotes female sexual drive and prevents miscarriage. . Eucommis. Jing. codonopsis. . certainly ranking with Ginseng as the elite substance for the attainment of radiant health. . . Lycium. . Duanwood Reishi is far more powerful than common hot house Reishi and Reishi mycelium. and are highly adaptogenic. . . Cuscuta. In addition. Also serves as a superb general tonic.$65. Tibetan Rhodiola. Each is a potent immune modulator have powerful anti-stress activity.00 Supreme Protector Composed of the three kings of defense in Chinese Herbalism: Reishi. . overwork or sexual excess and for those who wish to maintain an active lifestyle. Shen) by using the regulating principles of Yin and Yang. Ant strengthens the entire Kidney system. . Made from premium Astragalus roots and highly concentrated to our precise standards. . . Ophiopogon. . Ant. . Siberian Ginseng. . . joint problems. Dioscerea. Achyranthes. Ant. . . . . Licorice. . Reishi Spores. . old and young. .$20. Epimedium. . . Gynostemma. . .00 Adaptogen Energizer Increases physical and mental vitality both quickly and cumulatively. This formula may be used by those wishing to increase athletic or sexual power. Dragon Bond. . . . . . . . . . All the herbs in this formulation have been use to re-establish Liver health. They do not result in rapid detoxification. Broussonetia Fruit. . Fennel. Ginkgo Biloba (standardized to 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones). . . An excellent Blood tonic and is used to strengthen the entire body.$36. Qi and Shen. Licorice. . . Astragalus and Cordyceps. . . Epimedium. . . Similar (less potent) formulas based on Reishi spores are being sold in Hong Kong and Japan for over $500 for a month’s supply. . Dioscorea.00 Will Power Will Power is based on a wonderful tonic herb now called polygala. Lycium. . they are mild and cannot harm the Liver in any way. Order #H005 . . Qi (Vitality or Energy). Ant. . . . . Liver Tonic 2000 This is a very powerful Liver tonic. but it is also used as a Brain tonic. . . Eucommia.$26. Lycium. Polygonum Root. Ginseng. .$21. Supreme Protector is also an excellent Shen tonic. . White Peony. loss of memory and ability to concentrate. Cistanche. .$21. . . .00 Return to Youth Formula A famous rejuvenation formula in China. Ginseng. . . . . Reishi spores are 70 times more potent as an immune system modulator than Reishi mushrooms. Achyranthes. . . . Cistanche. .00 CardioPro 2000 This product contains substances that have been clinically proven to help protect the cardiovascular system.$27. Schizandra.00 Buddha’s Yang Buddha’s Yang is a powerful vegetarian Yang Jing tonic formulation. . . It is also a powerful tool for those who need to break out of a rut. The herbs are all extremely safe. . Licorice Order #H028 . Order #H035 . Morinda. . . Astragalus is said to strengthen the primary energy of the body and strengthen all metabolic. .00 Three Treasures: The Daoists in China thought there were three primary forms of energy in the human body and in nature. Cardio Pro 2000 can help lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and raise HDL (“good” cholesterol). since the herbs are so safe. . cardiovascular disease. . this formula lowers cholesterol and helps reduce fat. Cinnamon Bark. Tonic herbs balance these three treasures (Qi. and is excellent for the recovery from illness. . ligaments and tendons. Dioscorea. . Cornus. . Epimedium. . and by those interested in becoming generally more vital. Dang Gui. respiratory and VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS Order #H002 . .00 Order #H032 . including bones. . Polygala. . . . Aged Citrus Peel. thus improving cognition. Duanwood Reishi. This product is an excellent adjunct to any medical care. Gypenosides (Gynostemma Saponins) Order #H007 . Morinda. . Gynostemma. longevity and spiritual attainment. Achyranthes. . Cnidium. . . . Schizandra. Standardized Ginkgo biloba has been demonstrated to improve blood flow in the brain and to deliver increased oxygen to brain cells. Polygonatum Sibericum. They all have antioxidant action. . . Cinnamon Twig. Prepared Aconite. . . .memory loss. Daoists have continuously claimed that Reishi promotes calmness. . the most common sources on the American market. Prepared 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: Office Hours: Mon. . It is mildly yang in nature and used to strengthen the entire body. . . . This formula will build your immune system. . White Peony. . fatigue. Astragalus builds energy and helps warm up the body. Oyster Shell. . . Cordyceps. . . . but they do work quickly to restore Liver functions to a healthy state. Cordyceps Mycelium (vegetarian) Order #H006 . It is considered to be a “rejuvenation formula” by the Chinese. Eucommia.00 Imperial Garden A superb Jing tonic. . . Bupleurum. . . . . . . . Prepared Rehemannia. . . Astragalus. . . . Astragalus. . Licorice.
It is also an important Yin Jing tonic.00 Order #H009 . . . . Benefits circulation. Astragalus Seed. . antioxidant. Polygonum Root. Ilex Pubescens Rhizome. immune modulating. . . . . These are the four most powerful immune stimulating mushrooms in the world. . . . .com 62 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness . . Schizandra. . . . . or Super Yin Nourishing Formula. . and to improve sex functions. . Shou Wu Formulation can be used as a basic Essence tonic by anyone. . strengthening the back and knees. has a strong anti-fatigue effect. excessive stress. Prepared Rehemannia. strong hair and nails. to reduce oxygen deficiency at high altitudes. brain power. . . . . It is known in China a Da Bu Yin Wan. . . . . Sandalwood. . Order #H040 . Licorice Root. . . The overall effect of this formula is to replenish Jing. . Dragon Bone. . All four herbs are known for their powerful tonic and protective benefits. . . . It is for people who have severely depleted their Yin reserves and are in serious health condition as a result. . This formulation is designed to nourish Yin. Lycium. . It tonifies the immune system. substance abuse. Peony Root White. . . . . . .00 Profound Essence A broad spectrum formulation. .$36. One of the primary anti-aging herbs in China. . . Schizandra. dryness or night sweats. . cardiovascular protecting. . . platelet regulating. . . Red Peony. prepared Rehemannia. . . and in particular to reduce fatigue. liver protecting. Cordyceps is widely use for the purposes of strengthening the primal kidney functions. and who wish to further prevent degeneration. Tortoise Shell Order #H010 . . . . Gynostemma. $9. . . . . . . and White Peony Root. . . this could be the one. . . structural integrity and healing ability. It is composed of safe herbs that have been demonstrated to be effective. . It forms the foundations of a great many other formulations in Chinese herbalism. it is an important blood vitalizing agent which improves blood circulation in congested areas and dispels stagnant blood. salvia. . . adapting to stress or from aging. which include sexual functions.00 Young at Heart Similar formulas have been used clinically in China to improve coronary blood flow. nourishes the blood. . while preventing further loss of this primary treasure.$20. . Order #H041 .” It is a quintessential adaptogenic herb. building blood and producing sperm in men and increasing fertility in women. .$23. . . Yin deficiency will lead to rapid aging and rapid deterioration of one’s health. . removes blood stagnation. It is a superb anti-aging and rejuvenation formula. . and particularly the micro-circulation that supplies the hair and nails. These herbs have a general "heat clearing" effect. . Dang Gui. . . and probably the most powerful immune stimulating herbs. . In addition. . An adaptogen is a substance which helps bring the body into a state of harmony with its environment by inducing chemical. Ginseng. Dang Gui root. consult your physician. It is also believed to help calm the nerves and to ease pain. . . . wrinkling and drying of skin. anti-obesity. . Jujube Date Red. . It is used as a tonic by those who have experienced extreme Yin Jing depletion and are experiencing inflammatory symptoms. . . Ligusticum Root. 100% Vegetarian Cordyceps respiratory tonic. . . Aged Citrus Peel. . Order #H043 . a short temper. . Notoginseng. . . Cornus Fruit. benefits the heart. . . These herbs are all very excellent tonic herbs which protect the body and help it to ward off invasion with utmost verocity. . . . . . . It also has been found to be anti-ulcer. Gypenosides (Gynostemma Saponins). . Lycium Fruit. Polygonatum Rhizome. . . . .00 Office Hours: Mon. Ligusticum. Rehmannia Root Raw. also known as “southern ginseng” and the “miracle herb. Eucommia Bark. Red Jujube Date Eagle Vision Herbs used traditionally to maintain excellent eye health. highest grade Gynostemma. cholesterol regulating. Tonifies Yin Jing and clears heat in the eyes. . . . . . . Qi and Shen Order #H039 . . Tonifies Jing. . fortifying the senses. . . . . . The formula is headed by Polygonum. . . . This is a full spectrum adaptogenic formula which nurtures all three treasures. It is an adaptogenic. . .” It replenishes Yin Jing. . Currently one of the most popular herbs in all of Asia. . . Rehmannia Root.00 Cordyceps Cordyceps is used to strengthen the body and mind at a fundamental level. . Gynostemma.00 Four Kings The four great "longevity mushrooms" combined into one extraordinary elixir. Aged Citrus Peel. Hair and Nails Hair and Nails formulation is composed of herbs that have been used for a thousand years by Chinese royalty to promote the growth of beautiful. Chaenomeles. . . Four Things Combination is a famous woman’s blood tonic. . Rehmannia Root Order #H011 . Notopterygium Primal Yin Replenisher Dendrobium Primal Yin Replenisher is an extremely powerful Yin Jing tonic.$18.$23.00 Spring Dragon Longevity Tea Gynostemma is generally reinforcing to overall health. to increase vigor. . Licorice Root. . to reduce plaque and improve cholesterol profile. anti-hyperlipidemic. . . to strengthen the mind. . moistening blood tonic. . It is also suitable for those who have reached mid-life and who wish to replenish Ching. .$27. Peony Root White. . cellular. Duanwood Reishi. healthy. . . this is the supreme blood tonic formulation of Chinese tonic herbalism. Gynostemma. . . Astragalus. Strong antioxidant activity. This harmonizing function reduces the effects of unfavorable conditions and stimulates the body’s own immune and healing functions.$36. eliminate fire and to nourish the Kidney’s Yin Jing.$27. Tibetan Rhodiola. anti-inflammatory. . restoring the deep energy expended as a result of excessive exertion.00 Order #H098 . . . Astragalus Root. . . .Tonic Formulations eliminative functions.00 Gynostemma Pure Gynostemma. .00 Four Things Combination Sometimes called Dang Gui Four Combination. This product has the effect of improving adaptability. yet mild. . to improve digestion. Cordyceps. triglyceride lowering. Dioscorea Root. . If you are on any medication. and systemic balance. These adaptogenic substances help the body to adapt to various stressful challenges presented by the environment and reduce the damage inflicted on the body. Raw Rehemannia. .$18. .$23. . It is moisturizing and may be used regularly to restore the Yin and Blood.$23. . . . to slow down aging. . . . . . . Tibetan Rhodiola. . .00 Order #H097 . . . Fortifies the protective functions. . chronic pain or chronic illness. Gynostemma pentaphyllum leaf Shou Wu Formulation Shou Wu Formulation is a Jing tonic designed to nourish the Kidney Yin and to enrich the blood. anti-aging agent. Dang Gui Root. pregnancy. Gynostemma pentaphyllum is widely believed to have the following health benefits: to slow down aging and to prevent feebleness at all ages. .00 Super Adaptogen If some one were to take just one formula. . . Cyperus. which yields incredible results in restoring deficient blood and Yin. One of the great herbs in the world. strengthening hair growth. . . . . It is regarded as one of Asia’s premier longevity herbs. . It has been used for centuries as a nutritious. Salvia.00 Order #H099 . . . . . . It is suitable as a long term “restorative” Jing tonic for those who have been exhausted by overwork. . It is said to be able to increase the “primary motive force for life activities. . . Siberian Ginseng Root Order #H012 . . focusing heavily on Yin and Yang Jing. . The formula removes toxins and stagnation and helps regulate hormonal functions. . Package of 20 tea bags. . Achyranthes Root. enhancing sexual and mental energy. and an excellent Yin Jing tonic that may be used as a basic formula in a personal longevity program. In China. and anti-thrombic. . . SIberian Ginseng. . . VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: H100. Ligusticum root. Polygonum.$18. Premium Astragalus Root Order #H008 . male or female. Profound Essence is primarily a deeply restorative essence tonic. . . . thus promoting well being. This powder is made from the highest quality Chinese Astragalus root. . Includes Chrysanthemum. . Dang Gui Root. Atractylodes Root White.-Fri. Made from the purist. . . . Dipsacus Root. . . . White Atractylodes. with herbs that tonify all three Treasures. . Eucommia. . . Cuscuta Seed. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) http://qi-journal. . . . . . . They tend to promote the body’s own ability to cope successfully with stress. young or old. . The herbs also improve blood circulation. Gynostemma is universally believed in Asia to be an anti-aging herb. Polygonum. Licorice.
. Shen stabilizing herbs help stabilize our emotions so that we can experience our higher self. . . . . . purifies the blood. Ginkgo Biloba. .00 Activated Ginseng Asian Ginseng is an energy tonic that helps regulate the human energy system. Pearl. Licorice. . . . Agaricus is traditionally known as “God’s Mushroom” because of its near miraculous healing benefits. . . Forsythia.00 Poria Five Combination This famous classical formula is used to improve the utilization and circulation of fluids in the body. Gelatin. Codonopsis Root. . . allowing it to grow. Siberian Ginseng. Poria. . Dragon Herbs now has its naturallygrown high-mountain “house ginseng” freeze dried immediately upon harvesting. . freeze drying preserves the freshness of freshly harvested ginseng. as ginsenosides and polysaccharides. . . naturally grown and processed roots). . . . . . help regulate our bodily functions. Pearl Powder Made from cultivated pearls that are grown in clean fresh water and are enzymatically broken down (hydrolyzed) for easy and complete absorption.$21. .$40. . loss of appetite and dry skin.00 Bupleurum & Rehmannia This is a deep and superb detoxification formulation. . Agaricus mushroom originated in the rain forest of Brazil and the Chinese have become the premier growers of Agaricus to the world.$21. . . . . Astragalus Root. . regulates menstruation. Codonopsis Root. . anemia. dispels heat. diarrhea. Poria. . chronic fatigue.$21. .00 Order #H109 . . . you will become more resistant to stress. Astragalus. . . . . . Dang Gui. . . this formula will help to burn fat and eliminate excess water weight. Blood and Shen tonic. Effective for women who wish to regulate their female cycle and women who lose emotional control during the pre-menstrual period.$17. . diabetes. It may be used strengthen Qi and Blood which have become deficient due to major illness. . Gypenosides. Hydrolyzed Pearl is a very rich source of calcium. . Gardenia. Cynomorium. People have used it to overcome numerous disorders relating to the immune system. the formula is a formidable immune system enhancer. Active Ginseng™ is as close as you can get to eating a freshly picked ginseng root. . to relieve”wandering arthritis”. . Astragalus. hearing difficulties. Atractylodes Root White. . . White Peony. It is designed to help handle stress. . cataracts. Order #H106 . . If you use Tao in a Bottle regularly. . Notopterygium. so it is easily dissolved in water and is virtually completely absorbed by the intestines. . . . and it works quickly to release tension and worry. . Red Atractylodes. Gynostemma. Hydrolyzed Pearl Powder is arguably the best calcium supplement known. . Mint. Cassia Tora. .$32. . constipation. . when consumed internally. Dang Gui Root. . Atractylodes Root White. Siberian Ginseng Magnolia Sinus This is a time tested. Ledebouriella. Order #H105 . It should be used with Yin Jing tonics and some individuals do well when they use this formula with either Bupleurum and Dragon Bone Combination or Will Power. White Atractylodes. reduces blemishes and wrinkles in the skin and calms the mind. . . Astragalus. Polyporus. . . and disorders of the liver. . . Licorice Root. Citrus Aurantium. . Carob. Poria. . Lotus Leaf. . . Cinnamon Bark. surgery or childbirth.$21. and calms the Shen. . . .00 SUMMER 2012 QI—63 . . Arctium. . Alphathean is an herbal ingredient that helps you to feel calm and alert at the same time. . an extremely important antioxidant utilized by the human body to neutralize free radicals are preserved by this process. . . . and it is renowned for its ability to relieve a broad range of female imbalances. extremely effective and perfectly safe formulation made to promote healthy nasal functioning. Ligusticum. digestion. . . to benefit reproduction. Prepared Rehmannia.” or “super pills” of Chinese herbalism. It can strengthen eyesight in those with weakened vision due to fatigue. . Glycerin. Ligusticum. cardiovascular system. . Agaricus blazei murill (freshly dried mushroom fruiting body only). Furthermore.00 Ginseng and Longan Combination A premier Spleen-Heart tonic of classical Chinese tonic herbalism. The main ingredient is an amino acid called Alphathean which is found only in green tea. Green Tea. It normalizes digestive functions.$40. Licorice. Green Tea. . .00 Order #H0103 . . Licorice Root. stress syndrome. Order #H108 . Crataegua. Qi tonic herbs increase our energy. Rhubarb. Coptis. White Peony. Pearl has a very high content of highly absorbable calcium. It contains 92% calcium compounds or 38% calcium element. chronic and acute allergies. . Excellent for those with allergies and chronic nasal dysfunction. This is a Citrus Aurantium-based thermogenic formulation. . Schizandra. Tao in a Bottle also contains adaptogenic herbs. . . SOD. Zizyphus Seed Order #H107 . . . . . . White Peony. anti-aging supplements ever discovered. . . Alisma. Cimicifuga. It may be used by men or women as an adaptogenic formula. . . whereas SOD is destroyed using other traditional methodologies. . . H102. Jujube Date Red. . Dang Gui. It is used for fatigue. . . . . smoothes and regulates the flow of Qi and Blood. . . Angelica Dahurica. .00 Lighten Up Diet Formula Perfectly balanced thermogenic formulation for those who need to speed up their metabolism in order to lose weight. Asarum. Nourishes the blood. Jujube date Red. The extraordinary rich aroma and flavor tell it all! Fresh Manchurian Ginseng (6 year old. . It is considered to be “the complete tonifying formula. . . Order #H110 . Yet.00 Tao in a Bottle A new and unique formula designed by Master Herbalist Ron Teeguarden. . Dang Gui. to relieve internal fever. . . 100% pure. It is considered one of the premier beauty-enhancing. Gymnema. H101. . Carthamus. Mint. . Ledebouriella. Phellodendron. Order #H111 . and preserves it in a way that prevents degradation of its vital constituents. . A Shenstabilizing adaptogenic Qi tonic. . It helps clear the sinuses and regulate immune functions. . . . . It is the most widely used classic formulation for strengthening the immunity and resistance of immune suppressed individuals. . a process by which the constituents of pearl become highly dissolvable and almost totally bio-available. Polygonum. Longan Fruit. This formula has excellent skin clearing effects Bupleurum. Scute. . . . . The calcium contained in hydrolyzed Pearl powder exists in its ionic form. Ligusticum. . . It is routinely used for debility after an illness. . . to promote muscle development and to invigorate blood circulation. . . . This formula tonifies two of the three treasures: it strengthens the Qi (both the Qi and the Blood components). Recent Chinese medical texts credit pearl with the ability to relieve uneasiness of the heart and mind. . such Order #H104 . Tibetan Rhodiola. chronic or acute bleeding and/or mental or physical stress. . The pearls are “hydrolyzed”. . Platycodon. Rehmannia Root White Atractylodes. . Purified Water. . . Cinnamon Twig. . . Used in conjunction with an proper diet and regular exercise program. . Polygala Root. . It promotes urination and is often used as a tonic to improve digestion. . Peony Root White. Magnolia Flower. . .” This formula is a major energy and blood enhancer. Everyone in Asia knows that there is nothing better than fresh ginseng root for providing energy and long-term health benefits.Ten Complete Supertonic This is one of the original “dabu wan. It also has immune potentiating activity. and to relieve fluid stagnation. and is especially beneficial to the digestive and urinary functions. Green Tea.00 Agaricus Agaricus blazei murill (most commonly known simply as Agaricus) is one of the most exciting new herbs on the market today. . . to remove visual obstacles and improve eyesight. . . vitalizes. Akebia Caulis. . premium grade fresh water pearls. . Chromium Polypeptide. . . . Beeswax. and regulate our immune system. Licorice. or to overcome chronic ailments due to Qi and blood deficiency. Lecithin. . It is famous in the Orient for reducing the size of swollen lymph glands and for a variety of toxic conditions. . . .00 Bupleurum & Dang Gui It is a Qi. . .$18. Trichosanthes. . Soybean Oil. . Adaptogenic herbs increase our vitality while promoting our ability over time to handle stress.$18. . Bupleurum. weight management. Pearl has a huge reputation in Asia as both a beauty tonic and as a Shen tonic. . . . . Lycium. This great Qi and Shen tonic formula has been used for centuries to increase vital energy and calm anxiety. White Atractylodes. A recent technological breakthrough has taken ginseng to a new level. and it is a harmonization formula. . . Bupleurum and Dang Gui Combination nurtures. . . . . . . . virtually all ginseng products available in the world market are made from sun-dried or steamed ginseng roots. . Unlike sundrying or steaming.$29. . Licorice. . dang Gui Root. . . . to clear sputum. Poria. . Fresh Ginger. .
95 ■ One Year airmail: $41. The journal is published quarterly.asp J222: Summer 2012 order form Newsstand schedule: Spring Issue = March Summer Issue = June Autumn Issue = Sept Winter Issue = December MERCHANDISE ORDER FORM Shipping: For standard Continental US (48 states): $5. TAX: _______ S&H: _______ Add’l shipping (if required): _______ TOTAL ORDER: _______ Mail orders to: INSIGHT PUBLISHING. Contact our sales office for quote if needed.Order and Subscription Forms JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION ■ YES.75% sales tax Shipping and Handling: See details in left sidebar to calculate shipping charges.com/store. 26151 Carancho Rd. visit our on-line web-catalog at: Name: _______________________________________________________________ Street Address: ________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________ GRAND TOTAL: _______ www. CA 92590. If I am not satisfied with the first issue. Quantity Price Each Total _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ Ship to: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ Make checks or money orders (U. I want to take advantage of your money-back guarantee and subscribe to Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness. Attn: Sales Department Toll-Free: 1-800-787-2600 64 QI—The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness VISA or MC orders (9-5 PST Monday thru Friday) .com J222 California residents: add 7. I understand you will mail me a complete refund. ___________ Signature: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mail check or money order to: INSIGHT PUBLISHING 26151 Carancho Rd.95 ■ 3 Years: $46.95 Credit Card # (VISA or MC only) _______________________________________________________ exp.. ■ One Year: $18. Note: Items that are noted for extra shipping (†) are charged by weight (additional $1.S.00 additional postage) Subscription: (U. Temecula.. CA 92590 Telephone: 1-800-787-2600 or 951-699-5343 You can also purchase a subscription on our secure website at http://qi-journal. Item Code Desc.50 for first item + $1.00 for each additional item. Name: ________________________________________________ Bus. Domestic) (International) ■ Next Issue Please select either current newsstand issue or the next available issue.S. Temecula.95 ■ 2 Years: $32. For the latest information. We continually add items to our inventory. funds only) payable to: INSIGHT PUBLISHING Prices are subject to change without notice. USA.qi-journal. Air or other special delivery services are charged at our cost.25 per pound). Name _____________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________________________ State: __________ Zip: ____________________ Telephone: ( ________ ) _________________________________________________________________________________ Start subscription with (send me): ■ Current Issue (add $2.95 ■ Canada One Year airmail: $26.
95 •David Carradine’s Tai Chi for the Mind.95 •Chi Kung for Health.95 •PMS Relief! Unwinding Naturally.com .95 •Yang Taijiquan: Part 2 Long Form. Limited quantities on some titles. 30. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: http://qi-journal.95 •Tai Chi 10 Forms (#V353): $24. 2 Volume Boxed Set (#V336): $25.95 •Chen Tai Chi Chuan: Part 2 (#V086): $29. Order online or by phone. The Crane Frolic (#V395): $20.95 •Vitality Qigong. Relax.qi-journal. Invigorate •Yang Taijiquan: Part 4 Long Form.95 •Chi Kung for Healt. The Timeless Art of Self Healing (#V446): $12. www.com •Chi Kung for Health. Section 2 •David Carradine’s Tai Chi for the Body.-Fri.95 (#V433): $25. Advanced Flying Phoenix Meditations (#V010): $19. Offer ends Sept. Section 1 •Enter the Magical World of Tai Chi (#V316): (#V431): $25.95 $25. Advanced Long Form Meditation (#V007): $15. Loving Woman.95 •Wu/Hao Taijiquan: Part 1.95 •Chen Tai Chi Chuan: Part 3 (#V087): $29.95 •Chen Tai Chi Chuan: Part 1 (#V085): $29.95 •Chi Kung for Health. Section 1 Long Form (#V434): $25.95 •The Healing Workout: Chi Kung (#V103): $14.95 •Serenity Qigong. Eight Seated Meditations (#V006): $19. Advanced Taoist Meditations (#V011): $19. Beginners.95 Beginners Workout.95 Office Hours: Mon. tone.95 •Yang Taijiquan: Part 3 Long Form.95 •Reﬂexology and the Living.VHS videotapes: 25%-50% discount Titles currently on sale listed below.95 •Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong: Part 1 (ﬁrst 64 form movements 1 to 34) (#V452): $25.95 •Yang Style Taiji Quan Competition Routines (#V235): $25. Beginners Workout. Section 3 (#V333): $14. See our website for complete descriptions.95 •Tai Chi for Healing The Pearl of Immortality Style (#V137): $18. Focus. 2012. Relieve the •Discover Tai Chi: Weight Loss (#V448): $12. The Monkey & Deer Frolics (#V397): $20.95 •David Carradine’s Tai Chi for Mind & Body.95 VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS •David Carradine’s Tai Chi Workout for Beginners (#V184): $15. (#V432): $25.95 stress and PMS (#V283): $15.95 Inner Strength Your Self Defense for Stress •(#V132): $16. Refresh.95 •Chen Tai Chi Chuan: Part 4 (#V088): $29. Rejuvenate (#V335): $14.
. Regimen Tea Music A228 Chinese Tea Ballads Qigong and Taiji Music A019 Qigong Melodies A021 Tai Chi Melodies A037 Qigong Massage A160 Zhan Zhuang Gong Music A161 Ba Duan Jin Music A217 Gong Fu: Music for Chinese Martial Arts Feng Shui Speciﬁc A085 Feng Shui Music....-Fri..asp I-Ching Music set A007 I Ching Regimen A008 I Ching Wood A009 I Ching Water A010 I Ching Metal A011 I Ching Fire A012 I Ching Earth Music for Health Conditions A025 Invigorating the Spirit A033 Sleeping A035 Awakening A215 Acupuncture for Mind A223 Sleep for Body and Mind A216 Chinese Massage for Heart A224 Musical Nutrition Five Tones Music set A043 Five Tones Healing Music. Office Hours: Mon.CLASSICAL CHINESE PSYCHOSOMATIC MUSIC: Orchestral sets performed by the Shanghai Chinese Traditional Orchestra and The Chinese Racial Music Troupe. Based on theories from “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine”.. Kung Tone A044 Five Tones Healing Music.. Great background music for class or meditation practice. Traditional & Folk Music: Buddhist. Dragon A087 Feng Shui Music...50 Cassette tapes (if available): $10.......... a result from changing atmospheric..com .. $49.com/store. there are two major causes for disease. which is brought about by an imbalance in a person’s pscho-mental state... Tiger A089 Feng Shui Music... The first is internal. Yu Tone A048 Five Tones Healing Music...... climatic conditions... and Massage for Heart M Order #A227 ..... & Folk tunes arranged in beautiful instrumental sets. In collaboration with leading traditional medical advisors.. The second is external... Serpent A088 Feng Shui Music... Shang Tone A045 Five Tones Healing Music. Tortoise A086 Feng Shui Music.. Beautiful melodious music with the capacity to counter specific imbalances in the body..95 O VISA OR MASTERCARD ORDERS Music for Expectant Mothers A118 Awaiting Joy A119 Hope of Delight Note: Most any title can be used as background music for relaxation. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time Zone) 1-800-787-2600 ONLINE ORDERS: http://qi-journal.1 A081 Masterpieces of Chinese Folksongs A077 Masterpieces of Chinese Traditional Music A108 The Jasmine Flower A123 Chinese Lullabies A155 The Dance of Cherry Blossoms A164 The Lotus That Stands Out A190 Pastoral Song A191 Ching’s Mulberry Tune A220 String Glamour A221 Reminiscence A229 Flower Goddess M dit ti Meditation and Zen Music dZ M i A063 Zen Rhythm A133 Return to Simplicity A134 Tranquillity A163 Resonance New Lower Price on Individual CDs: Compact Disks: (CDs) $15..... According to ancient Chinese medical theory.. Jyy Tone A047 Five Tones Healing Music. or in a clinical/office setting... Acupuncture for Mind. Sleep for Body & Mind. Chueh Tone A046 Five Tones Healing Music....95 Eastern Music Therapy E 4 CD Boxed Set includes Musical Nutrition. or the local environment.. practice sessions. Phoenix A187 Chinese Feng Shui Music Traditional Music and Folk Instruments A079 Spirit on Two Strings Vol.... See complete descriptions of each title in our online store at qi-journal.. Taoist....
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.