History and Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Often abbreviated to “TCM”, Traditional Chinese Medicine relates to a broad range of medicines and medical practices that were developed over in China over 2,000 years ago, and remain popular to this day. There are many branches of TCM, all of which have been discussed at length on this website, and while it has remained […]

What Chinese Medicine Teaches us about Gua Sha

Gua sha is a type of Chinese medicine treatment that uses scraping along the body’s meridian channels as well as various acupressure points to move stagnant blood and lymph from the subcutaneous fascia. Typically, an object such as a round-soft edge stone or a scraping device that resembles a shoe insert is scraped repeatedly throughout […]

What Causes Insomnia? A Look from a Chinese Medical Perspective

From a Chinese medical perspective, there are many reasons that could contribute to restless sleep and insomnia. With an increase in bad habits in modern society, such as irregular sleeping patterns, lack of exercise and an overall stressful life, people are now sleeping less and at a reduced quality more than ever. In this article […]

The Many Benefits of Chinese Tuina Massage Therapy

Chinese massage therapy known as Tuina (推拿), which literally means to ‘push and grasp’, is a form of therapy that utilizes various techniques to help people achieve muscle relaxation, better blood circulation, and stronger immunity. It has been widely propagated in China mainly because of its convenient procedures that are not limited to any specific […]

The Relationship Between Qigong and Healthy Skin

From a Qigong and Chinese medical perspective, there are two main areas that affect the quality of skin- the lung system and the digestive system. On the digestive side, people who eat oily, greasy, fried and fatty foods tend to have more oily skin and are prone to increased pimples and wrinkles, whereas those with […]

Chunyi Lin’s ‘Head to Toe Healing’ Review – Spring Forest Qigong

Head to Toe Healing is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow books for stimulating energy in the body for the purpose of self-healing and balanced health. It draws on techniques and practices used for hundreds and even thousands of years by Qigong practitioners and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through stimulation of the body’s various […]

Alternative Chinese Medicine – Lowering Blood Pressure with Qigong

One of the most common illnesses among people in the 21st century is high blood pressure. It is estimated that 1 in every 3 adults in the US have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The center also states that money spent on to cure the disease exceeds over […]

Qigong Techniques to Maintain Healthy Lung Channels

There are many channels in the body that connect to the lungs. Typically, when someone experiences congestion or feels stuffed up and unable to breathe normally, there is likely more than one area of the body that is affecting this.  From a Western perspective it is often thought that if there is a problem with […]

Chinese Viewpoints on Preventing Insomnia – Recommended Habits

There are many common methods of preventing insomnia in daily life, including maintaining a good sleeping schedule that ensures you sleep and wake up on time every day. Good bedding also has an effect on the body and prevents spinal disease.  A large number of experimental data and sleep culture in Western countries have shown […]