Massaging Your Dantien Can Increases Vitality

Dantian, dan tien or tan t’ien can be is loosely translated as “elixir field.” Chinese: ?? d?ntián ; Japanese: ?? tanden; Korean: ?? danjeon; Thai: ???????? dantian literally “cinnabar or red field”. Your dantien is an important focal point for internal meditative techniques. There are various points on your body called Dantian. There is one […]

Can Exercise Keep You Young?

Found an interesting NYT article on Exercise and Youth: Can Exercise Keep You Young? By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS We all know that physical activity is beneficial in countless ways, but even so, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, was startled to discover that exercise kept a strain of mice from […]

The Way Of The Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Regime

“In the old days the sages treated disease by preventing illness before it began, just as a good government or emperor was able to take the necessary steps to avert war. Treating an illness after it has begun is like suppressing revolt after it has broken out. If someone digs a well only when thirsty, […]

Some Practical Acupuncture Points

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | 12 Comments

Some forms of acupuncture can be practiced anyone, not just by specialist. Whether for healing or as part of your health regime, you can do acupressure at home. But there are three hundreds sixty-five acupuncture points. Remembering where they are and how to use them is not easy, even for a trained acupuncturist. I recently […]

2010 Dharma-Zen Workshop(Retreat) Schedule

Learn Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation & Chinese herb salve at same time Dharmazen Retreat at Ocean Resort Vancouver Island BC, Date: April 16th – 18th, 2010 “” Dharma-Zen Workshop at the Farm, Manitoba Date: May 29th & May 30th, 2010 Contact: (Facebook – Ginette Hacault,, 204-526-2869) Ginette is a shining light who works with […]

Make your own Chinese Herbal Salve

Right now I would like to introduce you to a Chinese herbal salve called “Zi Tsao Gao” or “Purple Grass Salve.” You can make it at home all by yourself. Efficacy: This is most effective for muscle and joint aches, sprains, headaches,insect bites, itchiness, and hand dermatitis. It is also useful in helping wounds with […]

Peace of Mind Then Chi(Qi) Will Be in Harmony “Sing Pin Chi(Qi) He”

In my last note, called “Press Acupuncture Points to Help Decrease High Blood Pressure”, I mentioned how a calm mind can help decrease high blood pressure. If you care to search, you can find many Western medical studies that agree with this. I.e. Hypertension in older adults and the role of positive emotions” U of […]

Press Acupuncture points to help decrease high blood pressure

Posted by on Oct 12, 2009 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | 20 Comments

High blood pressure is a major predictor of heart disease and stroke. We already know that moderate exercise, careful diet, sufficient sleep and having a calm mind can prevent these. But did you know that pressing the right acupuncture points will also improve your blood pressure? There are several acupuncture points linked to regulation of […]

Chinese Medicine

For centuries, Chinese doctors have understood that the body is made up of nerves that carry eletrical energy around your body, through your spine and to your brain. Western doctors understood nerves might carry electricity a few hundred years ago with the publication of Luigi Galvani’s (1737–1798) theory of animal electricity (galvanism) in 1791. Chinese […]

Some Practical Chinese Medicine

In one of my recent blog entries I talked about the relationships between Wu Shu (Chinese Martial Arts) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this article I would like to share some practical Chinese medicine with everyone. Below is a formula for a medicinal wine that is commonly used for practicing Iron Hand but is […]