Introduction to TCM Wellness Practice in Winter

Compiled by Kevin W CHEN According to Chinese lunar calendar it is the festival of starting winter today (立冬 November 7, 2021). In the agriculture society it is officially winter season. So what should we do differently in terms of … Continue reading

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Where energy come from during Bigu manifestation

Where the Energy Come from during Bigu Manifestation? 探讨辟谷期间能量从哪里来 Kevin W CHEN, Ph.D. The Bigu manifestation, also known as energetic fasting, cut-off grain, or stop grain-eating, is a unique Daoist practice and wellness technique.  It literally means avoiding grain, or not eat grain, but … Continue reading

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Qigong Fasting or Bigu: Your Best Defense Against COVID-19 & Your Best Investment for Long-Term Wellness

The COVID-19 continues changing our lives in many ways. As the outbreak is still alive around the world, your best defense against the pandemic may still be the strength of your immune system. When you get a lot of time … Continue reading

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Our Online Qigong for Health Continues as the Health Challenge Remains

After Dr. Fauci claimed that the US is out of pandemic phase of COVID-19 the life goes gradually back to normal for most American. However, the virus and their potential threatening are still around, and the challenge to defend our … Continue reading

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Wellness Practice in Spring Focuses on Protecting and Nourishing Liver

       Spring season begins with the Start of Spring, followed by Raining, Awakening of Insects, Vernal Equinox, Tomb-sweeping Day and Grain Rain, the six solar terms, ending on the eve of Start of Summer. In the spring, Yang qi rises, … Continue reading

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Winter Kidney-nourishing Dietary Adjustments

Winter Kidney-nourishing Dietary Adjustments 冬季养肾的饮食调理 After entering winter, the metabolism of the human body slows down and energy consumption is relatively reduced. “Winter tonic” can make the energy transformed from nutrients stored in the body, thus strengthening the foundation and … Continue reading

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Preservation of Health in Winter, Nourish the Kidney First

Preservation of Health in Winter,Nourish the Kidney First冬季养藏,补肾为先! Winter is the season of kidney. According to “The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic” (Huangdi Neijing): “The kidney is the foundation of sealed preservation, the place of essence.” Preserving both innate essence and … Continue reading

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Organ Times and Meridian System

Traditional Chinese Medicine Organ Times and Meridian System –-Their Applications in Health and Wellness Practice An Overview The meridian system is a key concept of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), but understandings of the energetic body are shared by many cultures. It … Continue reading

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Qigong & Mindfulness May Be Your Best Defense against COVID-19

[Method of Self-Healing] Qigong & Mindfulness May Be Your Best Defense against COVID-19: Boost Immunity, Reduce Stress/Anxiety, & Get Social Support! Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways.  This is the biggest … Continue reading

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Five-Animal Play and the Five-Elements Five-Zang Theory

Five-Animal Play Qigong and Five Elements and Five-Zang Theory 五禽戏与五行五脏学说 Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. MPH Wuqinxi, or Five-Animal Play is one of the important Qigong exercises in traditional Chinese wellness practice. Its founder, Hua Tuo (about 145-208), was born in … Continue reading

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