by Tom Leichardt, DMQ (China)
There is a constant play, interaction, and exchange between the inner universe of our experience (microcosm) and the outer universe (macrocosm). Qigong is the practice of creating and maintaining harmony within and between these internal and external universes...
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by Tom Leichardt, DMQ (China)
Dao is the great and perfectly blended center of all things. Unnamable, timeless, and eternal, it is contained in all things, and the mother of all things. All that is known and unknown in the universe emerges from the Dao, and eventually dissolves back into the Dao. The Dao alone endures...
Editor's Note: Chinese Inner Alchemy & Medical Qigong is a 10 part series. Read Part 1: Qigong Introduced, Part 2: Three Regulations of Qigong.
by Erin Piccola, LAc
How many people do you know who suffer from occasional (or frequent) sleeplessness? How many colleagues have you overheard in the break room, pouring that third cup of coffee, and recounting the way they just lay there, staring at the ceiling...
Editor’s Note: Acupuncture is highly effective for stress relief. This may be one of the major reasons why it is so versatile. So many conditions, including insomnia are caused or aggravated by unmanaged stress.
by Arthur Rosenfeld
Folks have been asking lately why they continue to catch cold or come down with a flu now and then even when they're really doing their best to live properly. They watch their diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, monitor their stress levels, try not to worry too much, even practice meditation or a mind/body discipline. Some may imagine, I suppose, that the human's natural state of being is eternal optimal health...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Sometimes I think I shouldn't get sick or become injured if I do everything right and try to live in a healthy way....and if I do become sick or injured, what did I do wrong? Arthur's article is a wonderful reminder that life is plastic and in a continual flow. It's the overall quality of life that living in a healthy way provides that gives the joy in living.
Exercise & Fitness
by Victoria Spaurel R Ac
Millions of people all over the world suffer from seasonal allergies. Acupuncture is one way to help deal with this problem.
We experience allergies when the body’s immune system overreacts to common substances in the environment. Grass pollens in summer are a common allergen, and in the fall some people may react to the presence of mold spores...
by Jocelyn Joy, MS, LAc
Acupuncture, part of a 2,500 year old medical system originating in China, is highly effective for pain. And to top it off, these treatments are simple, safe, and have no side-effects...
Editor's Note: This thoughtfully written article explains what to expect from an acupuncture treatment for pain relief, including different acupuncture styles, modalities acupuncturists employ and education and training we receive.
by Therese Walsh Van Keuren, LAc, PhD
In the United States, Oriental/Asian Medicine and Integrative Medicine will surely continue moving in the direction of greater acceptance within the general medical system...
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