Complete Guide to High Blood Pressure

Complete Guide to High Blood Pressure

Here is a video about what you can do to lower your blood pressure if you have been diagnosed with hypertension. **Please make sure to consult your doctor or primary health care provider before making any...

Easy Qi Gong Routine for Anxiety and Stress

Here is an easy qi gong routine for anxiety, stress, and depression. For more info on qi gong come visit us at: http://qigongforvitality.com Qi gong practice is great for stimulating the healing of several different problems; anxiety, stress, and depression being one of the many. While you should always make sure that you are under the care of a primary healthcare provider, qi gong practice can greatly help calm your mind and body down. This is a traditional qi gong routine that helps “push” stagnant qi out of the body. When we have ‘stress’ of any sort, it causes the qi to become stagnant. When you get an acupuncture treatment, exercise, and practice meditation, qi gong, tai chi, or yoga you can move your qi. This routine specifically helps move stagnant qi from stress when it is causing: -chest tightness -anxiety -depression -palpitations, irregular heart beat -insomnia -repetitive looping thoughts -throat tightness -excessive or no appetite -digestion problems -sweating -weakened immune system -nightmares Practice this routine every day. After you have done it 10 times or so, you will probably remember it, so you can practice even twice a day. Let me know what you experience!...
New Qi Gong website and videos

New Qi Gong website and videos

Many of you may already know this, but a big part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture is the practice of Qi Gong. Qi means breath or energy, Gong means work. It is an exercise similar to Tai Chi, but easier to learn and practice. While I love TCM and acupuncture, I feel really passionate about Qi Gong! I dare¬†you, just ask me to talk a little about Qi Gong and you will see how excited I get! The reason I like it is because it is a form of self care that has many hidden “secrets” in it. Over the past year or so I have been “academically” analyzing qi gong to figure out why it actually works. I see there are so many movements that are the most effective¬†exercises in physical therapy, core exercises, and rehab built into the soft, circular movements of qi gong. Often, during a practice, or routine you don’t even know what you are doing, but you just feel better after you are done. This is the reason why. The joints and muscles get loosened up and relaxed during qi gong. Here is a simple routine: If you are interested in learning more about Qi Gong including having access to a growing library of routines, come visit the dedicated Qi Gong site at www.qigongforvitality.com You can also sign up for our newsletter so you’ll receive an email when we release new videos! Subscribe to our Qi Gong...
Summer Season in Chinese Medicine

Summer Season in Chinese Medicine

Summer is the season of long days, abundant energy and lots of daylight. It is considered the ‘fire’ element and is the most active (yang) time of the year. It’s the best time for activity and movement. Your body has a higher metabolism in the summer, circulation is at its best and now is the time to get outside and move your muscles! The heart, mind, and spirit are ruled by the fire element. To live in accordance with the seasons, now is the time to reach outwards, spend time in nature, nourish your mind and move your body. In Chinese medicine the heart is associated with mental activity and a healthy heart improves memory, ability to learn and emotional well being. When the fire element is in balance, the heart is strong and healthy, the mind is clear and joy comes easily. When the fire element is imbalanced, there is apathy, anxiety, fuzzy thinking and restless sleep with vivid dreams. In Chinese Medicine the best ways to nourish the body during summer months: Wake earlier in the morning Rest in the midday (when sun is highest) Don’t go to sleep with a full stomach Drink plenty of fluids Eat cooling foods Spend more time outdoors and in nature Cooling foods help the body cool down and adjust to high temperatures: Watermelon Apricot Cantaloupe Peach Bamboo Broccoli Cucumber White mushroom Snow peas Spinach Watercress Seaweed Cilantro Mint Dill Until next time, be well and think...