Epigenetics: More Western Scientific Support for Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation…

In this NOVA science video, researchers discuss epigenetics. Imagine genes are like computer hardware. Epigenetics is like the software, that tells the computer when to work, when to rest, what to do. Your heart, skin, hair all have the same genes. Epigenetics changes the genes into the type of cell you need in a certain […]

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science The Huffington Post | by Alena Hall The Earth may not be flat nor is it the center of the universe, but that doesn’t mean old-world intellectuals got everything wrong. In fact, in recent years, modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in […]

Interesting Story on Acupuncture, Stress and Western Medicine Understanding Chinese Medicine

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | No Comments

I found an interesting article on acupuncture, this morning.  I’ve blogged a few times in here about Western Medicine slowing catching up and affirming Chinese Medicine, and this is one of those stories.  We’re starting to learn enough about the body to figure out how acupuncture works!  Enjoy! David   Needle This: Study Hints at […]

Acupressure Points For Gastrointestinal Discomfort

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | One Comment

Summer is the high season for gastro-intestinal (GI) discomfort. More people like to drink cold drinks, temperature changes may be abrupt (suddenly hot, suddenly cold), plus better growing conditions for bacteria all contribute to more incidents of bloating, diarrhea, stomach aches and other GI upsets. Chinese medicine texts offer a way to help adjust gastric […]

The Difference Between Chinese And Western Medicine

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | No Comments

A T’ai Chi teacher once said: “The difference between Chinese and Western medicine is thus: Western medicine is based on corpses, things that you discover by cutting up dead bodies and pulling them apart. Chinese medicine is based on living flesh, things observed from vital, moving humans.” Once there was a playboy who got himself […]

Live 20 Years Longer Through Tai Chi, Flossing and Avoiding Texting

In this Woman’s Day article that I picked up via Yahoo, Alyssa Shaffer talks about simple ways to extend your life.  Of course exercise is in there, walking, weight training, that sort of thing.  She talks about eating and sleeping well.  She talks about stress.  And she talks about even flossing your teeth and texting. […]

Chinese Herbal Patch (Plaster) For Pain Relief

Posted by on Oct 1, 2011 in Store, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | 3 Comments

No matter what your age or activity level, you will likely experience some type of pain during your lifetime. Whether you suffer from sciatica, knee pain, or menstrual pain — or pain from an injury like a sprain, bruise, or burn. Pain is the most common complaint physicians see in their practices. Besides experiencing pain, […]

Pai Sha (strike therapy)

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Store, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | One Comment

Pai Sha (strike therapy) is an ancient Chinese method for maintaining one’s health. The term “Sha” refers to congested blood, or debris formed by bruising or clots in the blood vessels, which impede transportation of nutrients via the blood and cause poor blood circulation. In turn, this results in disease within the human body, such […]

Some Useful Acupuncture Points For Headache Relief

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | 5 Comments

Overall our quality of life is better than thirty years ago, but our rhythm of life is also faster than ever before. Being busy and hurried has become a part of our modern lifestyle. As a result, many people have headaches, especially migraines. The most common headaches treatment is to take pills and then wait […]

So you want to live a long time?

Make good choices.  Make good decisions.  Walk a moderate path. Danny and I have posted a few times on Chinese Medicine.  We’ve posted about and linked to articles that discuss the health benefits of Tai Chi, meditation, stretching and chi kung, four of the pillars of our practice. The classic Chinese perspective is live a […]