Massage

Importance of Massage in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Massage plays a big role in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and it also has a place in many other forms of alternative medicine. In TCM, massage bears many similarities to acupressure and acupuncture in that it often focuses on key points in the body, helping to restore balance and the flow of Qi…

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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. Typically, an object such as a round-soft edge stone or a scraping device that resembles a shoe insert is scraped repeatedly throughout these points, causing stagnation in the body to come to the surface of the skin. This stagnation is considered to cause energy blockages in the body and when removed, can help rid the body of toxins leading to colds, heat strokes and various other illnesses…

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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. It has been widely propagated in China mainly because of its convenient procedures that are not limited to any specific time or place, but rely on simply two hands to heal.

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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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Office Qigong – Exercises You Can Do At Work

Qigong can be done anywhere and at anytime. Even though most of the exercises are centered around active exercises that require you to be standing or incorporating arm movements, there are a number of exercises that can be performed while sitting in a chair within an office setting that are both simple to do and will not necessarily give others the impression that you are doing Qigong…

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Morning Wakeup – Quick Qigong Practices to Start the Day

Believe it or not, Qigong is not limited to standing up and doing various arm movements, nor is it limited to sitting meditations and visualizations. There are in fact a number of exercises you can do with your own hands that revolve around tapping and massaging the body’s energy points in order to stimulate energy and get the blood flowing…

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Alternative Headache Cures – Using Qigong to Prevent Headaches

Lets face it – headaches are no fun. Nobody enjoys having a throbbing pain in their head that stops them or slows them down in their lives. However, it just so happens there are a number of exercises that can both prevent and reduce headache pain from occurring if done on a regular basis. Many people who do these exercises daily have experienced a great reduction in the frequency of headaches appearing, while some have even completely cut off the pain…

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Using Spring Forest Qigong to Improve Digestion

Many people struggle with digestion due to improper eating, lack of water and even due to lack of exercise among many other reasons. While solving issues related to digestion should be addressed in a comprehensive manner that takes into consideration your overall diet and lifestyle, there are some basic techniques you can use to aid in digestion naturally using your body…

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