July-August 2015

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(Nurturing Life; ISSN: 2326-277X) is an E-magazine and a network for all healthcare professionals of preventive medicine, practitioners of  mind-body exercise (such as meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Reiki, and mindfulness), true health seekers, and spiritual cultivators. It promotes philosophy and methods of self-healing, positive mind and health preservation, and shares knowledge and experiences with those who are interested in the subjects and their applications in everyday life.

Yang-Sheng merges traditional life-nurturing knowledge with modern scientific research and clinic evidence, and combines ancient wisdom with our own experience to support our daily practice and well-being,  and to reach true meaning of health in body, mind and spirit… Your contribution, participation, sharing and suggestions are truly appreciated.

[Note: Due to short of hands & personnel change, there will be no March/April issue this year.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Please check out our “Help Wanted” and “Volunteers” pages if you are willing to help us] 

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Highlights of  Current Issue of  Yang-Sheng (Vol 5, No 3) 

Michelle[From the Editor  编者的话] Food As Medicine Issue by Michelle Wood welcomes you to this delicious issue — foods as medicine, an important part of Yang-Sheng practice, and shares the news of her departure from Yang-Sheng.

Helen Hu[Featured Article 精选文章] Traditional Chinese Medicine, Food Therapy, and Pro Cancer Condition by Helen Hu, OMD Lac, discusses how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help prevent cancer by establishing a strong immune system through foods. If the “pro cancer condition” is eliminated, the more chance that one can win the battle.

Nan Lu

Nan Lu

[Quantum Healing with Dr. Lu 咨询陆医生] “Gain Energy, Lose Weight” – How to “Eat Healthy” for a Healthy Weight by Dr Lu of the TCM World Foundation, tells us that the Chinese medicine way of eating for weight loss is totally different from the Western concept! Instead of focusing on eating foods that are low-calorie, take more calories to digest, or help build metabolically active muscle tissue, the Eastern way to eat for health is to rebalance the body and boost its energy levels. In other words, one eats to “gain energy, lose weight.” Thankfully, with this approach, one doesn’t have to count calories!

Shuan Gee[Food As Medicine 食疗] The Natural Medicine: Food Mood, Food and Movement—Three Secrets of Health, Part IV By Shiuan Gee continues from her last article. This month she explains how we can make these three balances work well through mindful food choices and invites you to think about all the nearby grocery stores and food markets as your food pharmacies with no prescriptions and with no worries about chemical pollution or medicinal reactions.

Figure 1. The Sheng and Ko cycle of flavors

Figure 1. The Sheng and Ko cycle of flavors

[TCM Food Therapy 中医食疗] From Shen Nong site: Why different foods are consumed each season and what are their health benefits?  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the world is a harmonious and holistic entity where all living beings are viewed in relation to the surrounding environment. Since ancient times, the Chinese have tried to explain different complicated phenomena by creating yin yang or the five elements theories.

Ellasara Kling[Seasonal Harmony 季节的和谐] Seasonal Harmony By Ellasara Kling. True health might be described quite simply as a state of a harmonious, free flow of energy creating balance, unification, and gentle vibrancy of the mind/ body/spirit. In natural healing modalities, it is the unique combination of energy and information in the “medicine” that is transmitted to the body. The axiom of Chinese medicine truly rules: Prevention is the best cure!

Medicinal-Herbs-300x199[Chinese Wisdom 前人智慧] Medicinal Herbs by Pacific Herbs tells us about the a long tradition in China of using medicinal herbs in cuisine. The Chinese Ministry of Health has a list which includes more than 80 foods that can be used both as food and medicine, more than 110 herbs used for health and 59 ingredients forbidden in foods for health purposes.

Mauro Carboni

Mauro Carboni

[Method of Self-Healing 自愈法] The Care of Person in Tai Chi as Educative Mutuality by Mauro Carboni begins through an axiom that may be viewed as a paradoxical form of thought that, in some ways, may remind as of the Taoist thoughtful approach: Tai Chi works caring for the person, because it doesn’t.

lilian_kluivers-zw-klein_thumb[Experience Exchange 经验交流] Preparing for fall by Lilian Kluivers shares easy exercises and advises to strengthen you chi during summer and fall, and explains the Shen cycle and how to use it: Summer is – besides a Season of its own – also at the same time a preparation for Fall. Taking good care of yourself in Summer, when the Fire-element is most active, means you will experience Autumn more energetically. You will feel nourished during Summer at the same time.

Marty_Eisen_Snapshot_20110110[Scientific Qi Exploration 气的科学探讨] The Twelve Tendino-Muscular Meridians.  Part 2 with Marty Eisen Ph.D. continues Dr Eisen’s series on the meridians, their paths and acupuncture points, and symptoms that may be treated through each.

taichichuan[East West Perspective 东西方之观点] Chen Jinao: An Introduction by Alan Sims tells us about Chen Jinao, listed as being born in 1900 and I think sometimes [depending on the source], in 1899 and  passed away in 1971. We deserve to know something about someone who was lucky enough to have studied Taijiquan from Chen Yao, who himself was extremely good, and was the son [along with Chen Xin], of the hero Chen Zhong Xin.

Kevin Chen Headshot[Food as Medicine] The 18 Foods That Can Effectively Eliminate Cancel Cells Within, Edited by Kevin W Chen. There is a common Chinese saying, “Diseases come from the mouth.”  These seemingly simple words in fact contain several levels of meaning: Health issues, nutrition, food safety, and the even deeper issue of healthy diet and food as medicine.  Here we share 18 foods that can effectively kill or eliminate cancer cells within our bodies according to Chinese medicine and modern research, and should be considered as healthy food.

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