The Ying Qi Cycle By William Morris, DAOM, PhD, LAc Editor's note: This article is from an upcoming book, Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis. It is the result of clinical application of classical passages. "When one is joyous, then the qi is in harmony and the mind is unimpeded. The nutritive qi and the protective qi pass freely," states Qi Bo in The Yellow Emperor's Classic. This article examines a method of diagnosing and treating the flow of the nutritive qi that is commonly used in Europe and America. Ying Qi Ying qi is translated as "construction qi" by Wiseman2 and "camp qi" by Unschuld.1 The definitions of nutrient qi and protective qi find root in military metaphors and could be likened to the U.S. The circulation of ying qi takes place throughout the day, remaining approximately two hours in each vessel. The two fire radicals in the upper portion of the character ying suggest not only a campfire, but also the fire of the sun, with the line below suggesting a rooftop. Figure 1: The Nan Jing pulse system.
Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge - Perfect Health Twelve Primary Channels The Twelve Meridians Scan through this whole page first. Click an organ to read everything about that organ. An ancient Chinese adage says: 'A tree grows from the roots.' The Five Elemental Energies and their cycles provide a practical working model through which the interrelationships between the human body and the natural environment may be understood and controlled. The traditional Chinese view of human physiology differs significantly from the Western view in that the Chinese have always focused attention on the function rather than the form of the vital organs. Over the ages, Chinese physicians discovered two fundamental principles which govern the vital organs and regulate their functional relationships. In the Chinese system, everything ultimately boils down to energy, a view which modern Western physics is beginning to verify. The below chart illustrates where the meridians begin and end on the surface of the body, not showing the exact paths they take.
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. 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. We might be in the habit of perceiving our world in terms of solid shapes and forms. Recommended reading: Orr, Katherine. Of Related Interest:
Mindfulness: Montreal Practice - Mindspace Clinic Mindfulness is an emerging mental health practice that cultivates a calm, clear, and open way of relating to present moment experience. Ultimately, the concept of mindfulness dates back thousands of years to ancient Buddhist teachings. The word itself is an English translation of the Pali word ‘Sati’ which roughly means awake or alert. Thanks in large part to the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a modern, western, secular version of mindfulness was introduced into mainstream health care. Research on mindfulness exploded in the 1990s and 2000s, particularly with the expansion of the field of neuroscience and the availability of brain imaging technology. The mindfulness programming offered at MindSpace is modeled after the programming at the Stress Reduction Clinic at UMMS.
"ATLAS OF TIBETAN MEDICINE" The Mandala of the Medicine Buddha -Menla by Dr. Natalia D. Bolsokhoyeva (Ulan-Ude, Rusia) The "Atlas of Tibetan Medicine" or "Tibetan Medical Thankas" is preserved in the museum of history in ulan-Ude. At sman rtsi Khang (Official name: the Hospital of Tibetan Autonomous Region) in Lhas there is the original set of the "Tibetan Medial Thankas. The first table of " Atlas of Tibetan medicine" from the museum of History in Ulan-Ude is the mandala of rhe medicine buddha -Menla. 1. 2. 3. 4. Any one who likes to mediate, and who wishes a long life, as geed health, happiness and to asttain Nirvana Should l earn the science of Medicint, Menla at the <Medicine paradise- Tanatuc projects two emanations. Numerous Buddhism cosmological texts consisted of traditional informations state that Mt. The mandala of the Medicine Buddha has three levels of its interpretation and different planes, earthly and celestial on which it exists. The mountain Malaya (Ma-La-Ya) is situated in the west. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Qi Etymology The etymological explanation for the form of the qi logogram (or chi) in the traditional form 氣 is "steam (气) rising from rice (米) as it cooks". The earliest way of writing qi consisted of three wavy lines, used to represent one's breath seen on a cold day. A later version, 气, identical to the present-day simplified character, is a stylized version of those same three lines. For some reason, early writers of Chinese found it desirable to substitute for 气 a cognate character that originally meant to feed other people in a social context such as providing food for guests. Appropriately, that character combined the three-line qi character with the character for rice. Definition References to concepts analogous to the qi taken to be the life-process or flow of energy that sustains living beings are found in many belief systems, especially in Asia. The ancient Chinese described it as "life force". Pronunciation Philosophical roots
Nourishing the Liver It’s Spring Down Under. The Sun returns. Time for rebirth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring time is when the ‘Chi’ is in the Liver Meridian more than any other time of year. The Liver energy is considered the General, the director of energy, the leader of all the meridians, the instigator, the birth. Spring is here. Our Liver energy is responsible for the free flow of energy which is needed to clear away accumulations and project us into Summer. Symptoms such as: * Yin is the principle related to the feminine, nourishing, moistening, cooling energies of the body. You may notice these symptoms appearing or worsening during Spring. How do we deal with these symptoms? The Liver is trying to do it’s job but in order to do so it needs, you guessed it, Nourishment. Most of these symptoms are expressions of liver Yin deficiency so nourishing the Yin would be the best way to bring balance. How do you Nourish the Liver? Practically every cuisine has liver specialties. But isn’t Liver Dangerous?
Yoga Poses Yoga asanas index This page has most (all) of the most used Yoga poses listed. Every item in the list (will) link to a detailed description on the asana: how-to for a particular Yoga pose with photos, advantages and contraindications of an asana, even video demonstrations. Yoga asanas Sanskrit names In principle in most of the Yoga centers asanas Sanskrit names are not used. Yoga pose name pronunciation Sanskrit has many more letters than Latin alphabet. Structure of this page Standing Yoga asanas Utthita Trikonasana: triangle pose.
Chi and the Martial Arts by Rich Robson Almost everybody has heard that martial arts practice is good for improving one's health. Indeed, in most ads promoting a martial arts studio, health is given as the reason right after self-defense for studying the martial arts. While all of that is true, there is an area of health benefits, more powerful than those mentioned above, that is virtually unknown by the non-martial artist and, unfortunately, too often little understood by martial art instructors themselves! While the study of chi has been part of Oriental culture for thousands of years, it was unknown in the West until only a few years ago when Nixon opened the doors to China in the 1970s. It is axiomatic that the human body requires energy, or chi, to run efficiently. When it comes to human chi, there are two basic types of chi: pre-birth chi and post-birth chi. However, the chi produced by the metabolic process is not that which actually makes a person "alive."
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