What Is Qi (Chi)? What Is Qi (Chi)? Central to Taoist world-view and practice is qi (chi). Qi is life-force -- that which animates the forms of the world. It is the vibratory nature of phenomena -- the flow and tremoring that is happening continuously at molecular, atomic and sub-atomic levels. In Japan it is called “ki,” and in India, “prana” or “shakti.” In China, the understanding of qi is inherent in the very language. Many Different Kinds of Qi Practitioners of Chinese Medicine and qigong have identified many different kinds of qi. Balanced & Free-Flowing Qi = Health The fundamental insight of qigong and Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) is that balanced and free-flowing qi results in health; while stagnant or imbalanced qi leads to disease. Feeling the Qi The capacity to perceive the flow of qi directly -- to actually see or feel it -- is something that can be cultivated through training in qigong or acupuncture. Recommended reading: Orr, Katherine. Of Related Interest:
The Twelve Primary Qi Channels - Part 2 In Part 1 of the Twelve Primary Channels there is a short review of the twelve primary channels and the eight extraordinary meridians. You should know that in our body, there are six Yang organs and six Yin organs. Each Yang organ is associated with and harmonized by a Yin organ. Paired Yin and Yang organs belong to the same phase in the Five Phases. The Stomach Channel of Foot-Yang Brightness The spleen (Yin) and the stomach (Yang) are paired organs. The Yin/Yang relationship between the spleen and the stomach is a particularly strong example of the relationship between organs. Though there are some patterns relating to Deficiency of the Stomach (many of these originate in the spleen), most stomach disorders are caused from excess. The stomach, which is located in the middle Sanjiao (Middle Triple Burner) area, is the first step in converting food into Qi. The stomach is related to the emotion of pensiveness. The Spleen Channel of Foot—Greater Yin The Heart Channel of Hand—Lesser Yin
The Twelve Primary Qi Channels - Part 4 In Part 1 of the Twelve Primary Channels there is a short review of the twelve primary channels and the eight extraordinary meridians. Part 2 of the Twelve Primary Channels discusses the stomach channel, the heart channel, and the small intestine. Each Yang organ is associated with and harmonized by a Yin organ. Part 3 of the Twelve Primary Channels discusses the urinary bladder, the kidney channel, and the pericardium channel of hand. Part 4 focuses on the triple burner of the hand, the gall bladder and liver channels of the foot. The Triple Burner Channel of Hand—Lesser Yang At least as far back as the 3rd century A.D., in the Classic on Disorders (Nan Jing) the Triple Burner was regarded as “having a name but no form.” Therefore, the Upper Burner has been compared to a mist, which spreads the blood and Qi, the Middle Burner is like a foam which churns up food in the process of digestion, and the Lower Burner resembles a swamp where all the impure substances are excreted. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Vision restoration therapy Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) is a noninvasive, nonsurgical form of Vision therapy. This therapy was developed by Bernhard Sabel, Ph.D. The phenomenon underlying the therapy is visual neuroplasticity. Description of therapy Vision Restoration Therapy is a computer-based treatment therapy, and is used to help patients with visual field defects regain function by stimulating existing visual neurons to rewire and make new connections. This therapy is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat visual field defects due to stroke, head injury, brain tumors, and brain surgery. Science behind the therapy Neuroplasticity There exist two approaches for visual neurolasticity: The first approach involves rescuing, regenerating, or transplanting visual neurons by biological/pharmacological methods. The Primary Visual Cortex (red) is shown along with the extrastriate visual cortical areas (orange and yellow) from the rear view. Process of therapy
“A Glimpse of the True Nature and High Potential of Chi power” “I am trying to keep an open mind. Can someone show a video clip of a Taichi Master throwing animals like a big dog or a bear? That will certainly convince me”.- therainbowsurf, top rated You Tube commentator From the YouTube video’s description: Ven Lama Dondrup Dorje, a renowned master, teacher of international champions who collected 370 gold medals from 1992 to 1998; here demonstates at the Fifth International Chinese Internal Arts Festival, England in 1996. From The Pathgate website: Qi is the Intrinsic Energy which sustains the configuration and integrity of all forms and substances in the Universe. I’ve always been amazed at the unbelievable claims made regarding “chi” energy. At the end of this video there are some suggestions from the world famous martial arts master George Dillman regarding advanced combat techniques which may help you defend yourself against a “chi” attack, should an assailant decide to use their incredible powers upon you! In summary these include: Footnotes:
The Twelve Primary Qi Channels - Part 3 In Part 1 of the Twelve Primary Channels there is a short review of the twelve primary channels and the eight extraordinary meridians. Part 2 of the Twelve Primary Channels discusses the stomach channel, the heart channel, and the small intestine. Each Yang organ is associated with and harmonized by a Yin organ. The Urinary Bladder Channel of Foot—Greater Yang The Kidneys (Yin) and the Urinary Bladder (Yang) are paired Organs. The main function of the Urinary Bladder is to transform fluids into urine and excrete it from the body. In Qigong, the Urinary Bladder has never enjoyed serious attention. The Kidney Channel of Foot—Lesser Yin The Kidneys store Original Essence (Yuan Jing) and are therefore responsible for growth, development, and reproductive functions. Because the Kidneys are the repositories of the basal Yin and Yang of the body, any disorder, if sufficiently chronic, will involve the Kidneys. The Kidneys perform an important role in the metabolism of water.
ChiFusion Tai Chi and Qigong What is Tai Chi? In its simplest form, Tai Chi is an exercise that focuses on It produces fantastic benefits. You'll get healthy, be more fit, relieve stress, and develop abundant energy. The exercises and practices of Tai Chi come directly from (Chinese martial arts). Download WMV MP4 What is Qigong? Now that you know a little about Tai Chi, what is Qigong? Actually, Tai Chi can be thought of as just one form of Qigong! Qigong includes like Tai Chi. The Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong Originally from China, but now practiced the world over, Tai Chi and Qigong helps its practitioners improve their health and fitness, aid in healing and recovery of illness, relieve stress, develop energy and vitality, and gain a better sense of connection to themselves and the world around them. Qigong practice has many benefits. increases flexibility and mobility improves strength and stamina lowers blood pressure greater aerobic capacity relieves stress and improves nervous system function ... and much more!
Technologies of Qi: Yin Yoga & Connective Tissue Connective tissue “ A new paradigm is evolving in the West, one that broadens the scope of information and energy transportation mechanisms far beyond simple chemical and electrical models.” Berni Clark, author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga. We are uncovering a new frontier within our bodies – one with previously unimaginable implications for our health and well-being. As our understanding of the body as a matrix of electromagnetic energies deepens, we’ve come to see that the fascia or connective tissue (structuring, sheathing and interconnecting our circulatory system, nervous system, muscular-skeletal system, digestive track, organs and cells) is actually an energetic communication system. liquid crystals composing collagen The collagen that makes up most of the connective tissue in your body is liquid crystalline in nature. Because fascia interconnects every system in the body – it provides a basis for information and energy transfer beyond purely chemical origins. meridian chart
What is Qigong? :: National Qigong Association Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. What is Qigong?
White Crane Gongfu Training Key Points The Crane is a weak animal without much strength to use in fighting. However, when necessary, it can defend itself very effectively. A Crane defending itself relies on only three things: the ability to jump, the breaking power of its wings, and the pecking of the beak. Jumping is used to dodge an attack and also to approach the opponent for its own attack. 1. Normally, in an external style, a master will teach a student how to use the concentrated mind to generate local Qi, such as in the arms, and use this local Qi to energize the muscular power to a high level. Finally, Grand Circulation (Da Zhou Tian) is taught to the student. Therefore, when a high level White Crane practitioner manifests Jin in his practice or in battle, the physical body is very soft at the beginning while the Qi is led to the limbs to energize the muscles for action. 2. In the White Crane sequence training, a firm root is the first requirement. 3. 4. 5. Credits: White Crane painting by Chow, Chian-Chiu.
Debra Betts - Yang Deficiency A DVD/download is now available which demonstrates acupressure techniques for labour. Perfect for pregnant women and their partners, as well as health professionals working with pregnant women. For more information on the DVD click here. The videos from the "Pain Relief in Labour DVD" are also available from the Apple iTunes and Google Play store. Download Yang represents the energy that is responsible for warming and activating bodily functions. Foods especially useful to tonify Spleen Yang Deficiency. Foods especially useful to tonify Kidney Yang Deficiency. Examples of every day western foods that can be used to build yang Mussels cooked with a little garlic Roast chicken with sage and thyme Roasted vegetables with and rosemary Rice porridge with cinnamon, nutmeg and a little brown sugar Leek and potato soup with black pepper Or by adding any of the many spices as listed above to dishes when cooking.
Iridology Iridology teaches us to replace tissue and walk with the patient to see that he or she learns to follow a higher level of consciousness and health because of the teachings I bring forth. May I never knowingly assert an untruth on another's soul path or hinder the betterment of one's future self. May I seek the help of all systems in the healing arts as necessary to help a person to a higher health level. May my interpretations be wise, tactful and lead to the upliftment of the patient. My work should always show the highest concern for the patient. May I never assume that what I teach is the ultimate and only correct understanding of the healing art, and I dedicate myself to continued understanding of the healing art, and to continued study so that I may be of greater benefit to mankind. While I may use iridology for personal gain, I consider the work a privilege and resolve never to forget to help the poor in purse or consciousness. I will try always to be constructive. --by Dr.
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