New Class: Introduction to Medical Qigong

I’ve added a new class, Introduction to Medical Qigong, for new comers and for those wanting additional instruction on the Golden Eight Medical Qigong exercises. They will be offered in Pasadena and in West Los Angeles. This Intro class is really just the early portion of the Medical Qigong for Beginners class when we were […]

Health and Wellness During the Summer Season

According to Chinese Medicine, your health and wellness is affected by the seasons. By learning to adapt to seasonal changes, you can make the best use of each season’s peaking energies. The summer season is related to the fire element and the organs of the Heart and Small Intestines. The Heart houses the spirit of […]

Medical Qigong for Kidneys and Adrenals

For this week’s Beginner Medical Qigong class I will be teaching the Golden Eight Exercise called Bending for Health. Bending for Health stimulates the Kidneys, the Urinary Bladder, and the Adrenal glands. In Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are very important for longevity, anti-aging and energy. More specifically this exercise benefits your teeth, hearing, urinary system […]

Medical Qigong Update – June 4

Great news: this month we raised $200 for The Learning Garden! Part of your class fees are donated to this nonprofit community garden because I believe it is very important that we keep green community spaces like this open. They have been hosting my classes for years now and with the budget cuts, funds like this really help them out. So thank you for coming to my classes. You are not only doing something great for your health but you are also helping to sustain the Garden and making it a better community space for all of us. Continue Reading …

Acupuncture’s Molecular Effects Pinned Down

Acupuncture’s amazing for pain management of all kinds: headaches, musculoskeletal pain and even emotional pain. But the scientific community still has skeptics that are still unsure of the benefits of acupuncture because they don’t know how it works. Previous studies have already shown that acupuncture creates signals that cause the brain release endorphins — the body’s natural pain-killers. In this new study, scientists focused on adenosine. It is natural compound known for regulating sleep, for effects on the heart, and for its anti-inflammatory properties. After an injury, adenosine helps inhibit nerve signals and ease pain in a way similar to lidocaine but naturally. Link to the full article: Acupuncture’s Molecular Effects Pinned Down: New Insights Spur Effort to Boost Treatment’s Impact Significantly

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