Chinese Medicine

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…

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What is Qigong? A Beginner’s Guide to Energy Balance

The practice of Qigong – also spelled ‘Chi gong’, depending on the Romanization used – is a 4,000-year-old practice originating from China. Qi means energy and gong means “to work with” so Qigong literally means, “to work with energy”…

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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…

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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…

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Qigong and Meditation for Stress – How Breathing Relieves Anxiety

Qigong and meditation are centralized on one key aspect – breathing. While most people are probably going to say, “Um, yea I think I know how to breathe at this point in my life,” this is not the type of breathing we are talking about…

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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.

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Six Ways to Protect Your Skin during the Fall Season

A list of remedies and facial cleansing recipes to protect your skin…

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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…

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Qigong Techniques to Protect and Recover One’s Eyes

There are many eye diseases in the world, and nowadays people rely on their eyes more than ever due to the large amount of office workers using computers. We stare at screens all day, and if not there our eyes are buried in books due to school studies. The eyes are one of the most important organs in the body that are always being used except for when we are asleep, and it is important like other parts of the body that we maintain them.

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A Look Inside ‘Level 1 Spring Forest Qigong – SFQ Fundamentals’

For anyone interested in entering the world of Qigong under the Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) system, the most important material for you to get started is undoubtedly the Level 1 book and CDs packaged together in what is known as SFQ Fundamentals. Within this package, the Level 1 book introduces the basics of Qigong theory, and outlines in detail how to live a balanced life according to Chinese medicine theory.

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A Look Inside Level 2 Spring Forest Qigong – SFQ for Healing

Following our review of Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) Fundamentals Level 1, it is now time to introduce how Qi can be used for the benefit of healing others. In SFQ Level 2, the entire book is aimed at this, and focuses on introducing more Qigong theory, healing techniques and methods for cultivating healing energy to help others open energy blockages…

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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…

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Qigong Healing – Global Qi Healing Appointments for Optimal Health

Currently there is one main organization that offers Qigong Healing and is a licensed NGO that has been running for 20 years – Spring Forest Qigong. Based in Eden Prairie, MN, the organization offers a number of healing packages based in person and through distance healing…

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Qigong for the Disabled – Exercises with Limited Movements

Being disabled does not necessarily mean being unable to perform Qigong practices. Qigong in fact can be performed sitting or lying down, and is not even limited to movements but in fact visualizations and sounds as well…

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Alternative Chinese Medicine – Lowering Blood Pressure with Qigong

Here at Qiful Living, we never discourage someone to deviate from their doctor’s recommendation or prescribed medical path, but we would like to point out some easy exercises that have been known to help people recover from this illness that are free of charge and can be done easily from the comfort of your home.

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Qigong for Kids – Recommended Practices and Safety Tips for Children

People of all ages can benefit from Qigong and there is no age, gender, religious or nationality discrepancy for learning. Qigong simply means working with the energy in the body and balancing it to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Regardless of where you are in life in terms of growing up or experiencing a wind down in years, keeping your energy balanced as much as possible is important to your overall health…

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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.

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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…

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Chinese Palmistry – Palm Reading Techniques Using Hand Lines

This article takes a look at what the lines on a person’s hand represents based on Chinese palmistry concepts. Males should refer to the left hand for these concepts and women the right hand…

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Chinese Folk Remedies for Treating Insomnia

Insomnia has already become a very common problem in modern society. Long-term insomnia can bring serious harm to people, such as a weak immune system, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, so it is crucial to treat insomnia sooner than later in order to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle…

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