January/February 2013

Welcome to Yang-Sheng


We have teamed up with A&C Media Group in Rockville, MD and published a printed issue of Yang-Sheng in both Chinese and English, and hopefully we will start formal subscription for the magazine soon.  Click the link to read Chinese Yang-Sheng (中华养生) in flip book.


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 Yang-Sheng 養生 (Vol 3, No. 1)

Dr. Nadia Linda Hole[From the Doctor]  Birthing Aloha, Back To Now, by Nadia Hole, MD – A delightful play of words to remind us about the joy of life.  Pulling from the happiness of Aloha, Dr. Hole lifts us into Hawaiian celebration of life, and celebration of Spring 2013.

[Learn About Dao 学道] Zhuangzi on Freedom, by Livia Livia_KohnKohn, Ph.D. – Dr. Kohn reveals the essence of the Zhuangzi, one of the pivotal scriptures in Daoism. Within the article we discover the invitation to explore the freedom of our inner essence and reflect upon the process of relaxing into harmony with our surroundings.

Kevin Chen[Research Update 科研 动态] Mind-Body Medicine Research Update, by Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. – A compilation of summarized clinical studies related to qigong and immunity; Taichi and schizophrenia; Deep breathing and respiratory and heart rate; Tai Chi vs. Physical Therapy for Preventing Falls; Meditation Effects on Anxiety & Blood Pressure; Yoga for Menopause; Yoga for Enhanced Brain Function.

Kenneth Cohen headshot[From the Master] Reflections on the Chinese and Mexican Calendars, by Kenneth Cohen – A timely discussion on the concept of keeping time in Daoist and Mayan traditions after some talked about the end of time…. Included at the end is a brief correlation of the state of our environment and its relation to time.

Ellasara Kling[Seasonal Harmony] Spring: A Most Important Season, by Ellasara Kling – Always delicious and insightful, Ms. Kling helps us clear our Livers and thrive during the spring Wood season. Don’t miss the recipe for Lime-Ginger Panna Cotta and more health advices of the season!

Shawn Cartwright

[Daoist Internal Alchemy 道家内丹术] Interpreting The Ancient Codes: An example from the Zhou Yi Can Tong Qi, a Taoist Alchemy Classic, by Shawn Cartwright, MBA – A well-written exploration of the Zhou Yi Can Tong Qi, which is itself a study of the art of NeiDan, Internal Alchemy. Of particular interest is its line by line interpretation. A must read for practitioners of the internal arts.

Eric.Borreson[Meditation in Motion 动中冥想] Sinking the Qi, by Eric Borreson – Sifu Borreson explains how to effectively “sink our qi” by using our breath, specifically abdominal breathing during Tai chi practice..

Roger Jahnke, OMD[East-West Perspectives] The Chinese Wellness Based Health Care System: An Inspiring Solution To Health and Economic Crisis in America, by Dr. Roger Jahnke – Dr. Jahnke details how healthcare when based on a perspective of “prevention” instead of “cure” can be extremely low-cost and accessible to everyone. This is a much needed conversation and one that everyone should be a part of.

[Happiness In Your Life 您生活中的幸福] Metamorphosis by Doe Zantamata – Sometimes change can be scary. But Zantamata invites us to take inspiration from the butterfly who undergoes a complete metamorphosis and becomes one of nature’s most beautiful creatures.

Henry McCann

[Cultivating the Mind 养心斋] The Heart of Healing: Naikan as Applied Benevolence, by Dr. Henry McCann, – This article enlightens us to the importance of the role of inner peace which radiates from the Heart. Finding true meaning to the art of “looking within” to find that peace both within ourselves and within our lives.

[Qi Cultivation & Dao] Balanced and Emotional Flow with George_Love_SQigong by Dr. George Love – Dr. Love guides us through a special qigong routine, which helps to balance qi flow in our Organs and Meridians, and detach from our emotions..

MartyEisen[Scientific Qi Exploration] The Jingluo (Meridian) Part 1: The Horary Cycle, by Marty Eisen, Ph.D. – A detailed exploration on the 12 Primary Meridians and the cycle of qi flow through them. Includes great visuals in the form of charts.

Helen.Hu[TCM Food Therapy 中医食疗] Traditional Chinese Medicine Views and Treatment of Eczema, by Helen Hu, OMD – Dr. Hu helps us to understand the root of a common skin condition called Eczema. She includes herbal formulas for treatment as well as simple recipes that you can prepare at home.

Violet Li

[The Taiji Examiner] Top Pain Management Doctor Recommends Tai Chi for Pain Relief , By Violet Li – Scientific studies of Taichi continue to provide amazing results to practitioners. Now Western trained medical doctors are taking note. Read about Dr. Daniel Richman’s success with Taichi practice.

[Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen] Health Use of Seaweed, Dr. Yuan Wangby Dr. Yuan Wang –  Food is medicine. This article discusses nature’s powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients- seaweed. If consumed from clean sources, seaweed has the potential to provide many health benefits.

[A Comedy Moment 开心一刻 ]  Lighten up with our comedy section! A good laugh is healing for the heart!


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