The Medical Benefits of Soaring Crane QiGong

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  In 1982, Professor Chen Hui Xian was diagnosed with breast cancer. The prognosis was grim, until she began learning Soaring Crane Qigong from one of Master Zhao’s first students. One year later she was in excellent health. The ancient traditions of Chinese healing, movement, and martial arts bring with them a profound and poetic ‘something’ that has enticed more …

Boosting our Immune System – a Chinese Medicine Perspective

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Qi, the Force Behind our Vitality & Immunity Qi, Prana, Vital Force, Etheric. These are all words that generally mean the same thing – that special energy that makes us alive, gives us vitality. In this article, we take a dip into how the immune system works, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There are many different forms of Qi. …

Myer’s cocktail: Sometimes your cells need a boost, too.

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Snail mail vs. E-mail – the difference between getting your vitamins intravenously vs. orally For the past several decades many practitioners in the alternative health field have administered IV nutrients to help patients with a variety of conditions. One such formulation has been used again and again, with great success. This preparation is commonly referred to as a Myer’s cocktail. …

Yoga: Body purification, breathwork and postures

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Yoga as an integrated system for boosting immunity: body purification, breathwork and postures 1. improve the circulation of white blood cells and lymph 2. stimulate the thymus gland and 3. clear the broncials. Immune System 101 The immune system is made up of different organs, cells and proteins and aside from the nervous system – it is the most complex …

Functional Movement Screen: Improve Your Sport Performance and Lower your Injury Risk

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Deep squat, hurdle step, inline lunge, shoulder mobility, leg raise, pushup and rotary stability: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS®) is a seven point test to help you get your game on! Written J. Michael Burke, Doctor of Chiropractic Summer is a time when most of us become more active. Even if you’ve been busy during the winter, skiing, biking, running …

ATTENTION MEN: Time for a Prevention Intervention?

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin If we didn’t change the oil in our car for 10 years, some very major, costly issues would come up – the kind that could be easily avoided if we’d just changed the oil. We do regular anti-virus scans to catch the bugs that can crash and …

Holistic, Healthy Men (in Hollywood)

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Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, LeBron James and other gratuitous name-dropping of the men in Hollywood who take a more natural approach to holistic health. What makes a man healthy and fit? All too often this conjures up images of tan twelve-packs and hard-core workouts that got them that chiseled, rock hard body. But in this article, we want to give …

Could you have a Food Sensitivity?

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If you suffer from a malaise that is difficult to source, it could be that you have a food sensitivity, which is different from a food allergy. A true allergy is easy to spot. Known as an IgE reaction, there is an often immediate reaction ranging from hives, to swelling, to anaphylaxis. We probably know one or more friends who …

Yoga and Running

Yoga and Running: The Perfect Match

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  “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy At first glance, running and yoga might not seem to go hand in hand. But actually, they are a perfect match. Yoga can help to alleviate the sore backs, knees, hips, …