Author Archives: Kevin Chen

Unlock Your Health Potential with Daoist Bigu (Energetic Fasting)

For the forth year we are offering the teaching of an ancient Daoist wellness practice — Bigu (避谷 energetic fasting) — online by Zoom platform, in response to the overwhelming demand for better health and deep mind-body connection. This is probably the best time for you to invest in your own health and well-being through Qigong fasting (Bigu) and mindset training. Continue reading

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Weekly Online Qigong Gathering — Your Investment in Mind-body Integrative Health

Would you like to… If the pandemic of COVID-19 taught us something important, that would be, the strength of your immune system and your internal strength would always be the key in defending yourself in such a public-health crisis. As … Continue reading

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Wellness Practice in Winter, Nourish the Kidney

Wellness Practice in Winter,Nourish the Kidney First冬季养藏,养肾为先! 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 the … Continue reading

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Highlight on Winter Wellness Practice by TCM

Updated by Kevin W CHEN According to Chinese lunar calendar we have entered in the winter season in Novmber (立冬 November 8, 2023). So what should we do differently in terms of taking care of ourselves and keep up with … 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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The 13 Health-Preserving Techniques by Simiao SUN

The 13 Health-Preserving Techniques by Simiao SUN 孙思邈 养生十三法 Simiao Sun, also known as the King of Chinese Medicine (药王) and Sun Hevenly-doctor, was a famous ancient Chinese physician and practitioner of qigong. He was born during the Western Wei … Continue reading

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Wellness Practice in Summer,Focus on Nourishing Mind

Wellness Practice in Summer Focus on Nourishing the Mind 夏季养生,重在养心 With Discussion of Three-fu Wellness Cultivation Highlights: It’s the summer solstice today (June 21, 2023), the start of the summer in the U.S. customs ( the middle of summer in … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Wellness Practice in the Spring

Spring is a season of renewal and transformation, the golden season in wellness practice.  There is a Chinese saying that “spring does not nurture, summer easily get disease.”  In the “Huangdi Neijing” it states “In the three months of spring, … Continue reading

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Qigong Global Summit 2023 — Free Online Event on Feb 27 ~ March 3

Sponsored by the Shift Network, Qigong Global Summit has established its reputation as a yearly must-go event for the global healing art community. This year’s theme is “Cultivate Ageless Grace, Vitality and Agility through Meditative Movement Practices”.  Qigong is the art and … Continue reading

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Qigong Bigu or Fasting: The Best Investment in Your Health and Long-Term Wellness

Qigong Bigu or Fasting: The Best Investment in Your Health and Long-Term Wellness 辟谷养生、祛病强身、 延年益寿 Kevin W CHEN, Ph.D. Although the pandemic of COVID-19 is gradually over now, the infectious diseases and their effects are still around the world, and … Continue reading

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