Jan/Feb 2014

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Yang-Sheng (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.

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Highlights of  Jan/Feb Issue of Yang-Sheng (Vol 4, No 1)

Michelle Wood[From the Editor] Our editor-in-chief gives quick introduction to this issue with the theme “Nurturing Spirit (养神).

[From the Doctor]  A “New” Love Story by Nadia Linda Dr. Nadia Linda HoleHole MD, is an amusing and interesting look at what allows people to live long lives. It’s not just diet and exercise, a lot of it has to do with love!

Raven-Cohan[Experience Exchange] Why My Number One Priority is Nurturing My Spirit By Raven Cohan, shares her journey to self-realization through many different  and diverse but compatible systems from the Science of Mind techniques of Ernest Holmes through the Chinese Medicine traditions of Grand Master Mantak Chia. It’s a wonderful blueprint showing the successful merging of Western and Eastern teaching and practices. 

[Meditation in Motion] A Simple Taiji Technique to Calm the Mind Eric.Borreson295x300.jpgBy Eric Borreson. This very simple and easy Open and Close Hands practice is very effective at helping with relaxation and calming. When feeling stressed, take a moment to practice open and close, and  you’ll find that your stress level will immediately be reduced.

Zinnia Maravell[Feature Article] Life’s Challenges, the Nine Palaces by C Zinnia Maravell, discusses the areas of life in which we may face challenges: health, abundance, prosperity, relationships, creativity, adventure, career, wisdom, home. Rather than a psychological approach, she offer suggestions to effect wellness energetically through the Extraordinary Meridian channels available in acupuncture treatments.

[Tales of the Dao] The Way of Wu Wei by Solala Towler. Wu wei (oo way) is Solala Towlerone of the most difficult yet pivotal concepts in Daoist philosophy. Roughly translated, it means “doing nothing.” The true meaning of the phrase wu wei is something like “not doing anything that is not natural” or “not doing anything that does not have its roots in Dao.” It can also mean not over doing.

[Method of Self-Healing] Fibromyalgia and Dancing by Joyce Del Rosario, offers an alternative for fibromyalgia treatment: dancing! Studies show the efficacy of dance intervention on pain when performed once or twice a week with moderate intensity.

MartyEisen[Scientific Qi Exploration.] Part 1, The Divergent or Distinct Meridians by Marty Eisen Ph.D.,begins a new series on The Distinct or Divergent Meridians which derive their name from the fact that they diverge from the 12 regular Meridians. Their importance is that their paths make internal linkages which are not made by the principal Meridians.  Hence, they can be used to understand the actions and indications of some acupoints and the course and symptoms of some diseases.

[Book Reviews] A Daoist Practical Journal: Come Laugh With Michael Rinaldini Li Chang DaoMe by Michael Rinaldini (Shifu Li Chang Dao), reviewed by Michelle Wood. Written in a diary-entry style, Shifu Li Chang Dao’s book certainly lives up to the title: it is, indeed, a marvelous journal chronicling the eighteen-year journey of Michael Rinaldini’s personal progress as a Daoist priest and practitioner.

Kevin Chen[Research Update] Mind-Body Medicine Research Updates Compiled by Kevin Chen, includes reports on a qigong massage treatment of tactile impairment in young children with autism, the effects of Buddhism Walking Meditation on Depression, Functional Fitness, and Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation in depressed elderly, as well as other studies showing efficacy in a variety of alternative  medicine mind-body modalities.

[The Dancing Doc] Cultivating the mind – Mind Matter Sharon Montes, M.D headshotConnections by Sharon Montes, MD, is an exploration of just what we really mean by “mind,” and how it really connects with the Body. How we think, and how we think of thinking is a fascinating look into our body/brain chemisty as well as how to  cultivate mindfulness.

Ellasara Kling[Seasonal Harmony] Spring – Renewal/Reinvention By Ellasara Kling. Through the moment-to-moment choices you make to follow Nature, take the time to truly engage in quality practice, you can establish balance and calm in your daily life, and maintain and increase your health in order to, ultimately, reap the wellness harvest of your dreams.

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