Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Two small boys, not yet old enough to be in school, were overheard talking at the zoo one day.

"My name is Billy. What's yours?" asked the first boy.

"Tommy," replied the second.

"My Daddy's an accountant. What does your Daddy do for a living?" asked Billy.

Tommy replied, "My Daddy's a lawyer."

"Honest?" asked Billy.

"No, just the regular kind", replied Tommy.

From Stress,Humor and Health.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Qigong:-Mystery of Qigong

Today's post will be brief due to technical challenges encountered!

There have been much misconception of Qigong, especially medical Qigong. Qigong enhances and uses energy that is already within us to bring us to wholesome health,physical,mental and spiritual.

It is cost-effective. Unlike biofeedback, there are no technical devices. The only investment you need is time - and what a payback you receive in return! It is not advisable to change to different systems of Qigong from one to another!

Will continue on Monday! Your questions, comments are sharing will be most appreciated!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Qigong - What research proved

While western medicine had succeeded in treating critical illnesses, eastern medicine with Qigong as a main example has had great success in chronic, degenerative, addictive behaviors and stress related conditions.

Recent Research has shown that healing occurred in the following body systems
1. Cardiovascular 2. Respiratory, 3. Immune system, 4. Circulatory system, 5. Musculoskeletal 6. Digestive,7 Endocrine,(Diabetes) 8.Neurological, 8. Skin, 10.Eyes
Asthma and allergies have also been cured by the practice of Qigong!

So what exactly is Qigong. It is an ancient Chinese system of health. There are many types of Qigong systems as there qigong masters.

Is it an exercise?
Is it a technique?
Is it a behavior?
Is it a certain nutrition?
Is it a positive mind-set?
Is it relaxation?
Is it meditation?
Is it healing?
Yes it is all of the above and more - it is actually a harmonious, healthy, empowering way of life!

Chow Qigong is a medical Qigong and it is unique as the grandmaster Dr. Chow blended eastern with western medicine in her practice of Qigong.
There is so much to know about Qigong and these postings will only show you a small picture of Qigong which has had a healthy impact on my life and countless others.

Tomorrow we will continue with what are the tools involved with Qigong? Your comments will be most welcomed!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Qigong - What's that?

Qigong - pronounced chee-goong) It is an ancient method of healing from China. QI means in traditional chinese medicine - our vital breath or vital energy. A rough equivalent is bio-energy or electromagnetic energy.
GONG can mean discipline, work or skill. So Qigong means -" energy work" or "breath work" Also called "air energy".

My initiation toChow Qigong was 4 years ago, when I was searching other ways to cure my cancer instead of the usual route of chemo and radiation! My success and the success I have seen in others have made me a proponent of Qigong!

In the following posts, we will discuss some of the diseases that have been cured through Chow Qigong, the benefits, some success stories and one well-known Qigong practitioner who was responsible for promoting Qigong in the US, Dr. Effie Chow.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Non Invasive Treatments For Pain Management.

I realized that I did not complete the treatment phase of yesterday's posting "the final frontier".

In my experiences with pain control, I have found two very simple ones - 1. effective breathing techniques. 2. Accupressure.
Qigong exercises is another but that deserves a week on its own. Why? The benefits of

Qigong has positive effects on those who have experienced it, from people with severe pain and joint problems to those suffering from cancer, high blood pressure and the list goes on.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Final Frontier - Conquer Pain

People react differently to pain? Perhaps you can identify with these adjectives, - grouchy, sad, irritable,angry, mad, discouraged, cranky, unsociable, stiff, listless and hurtful.

What is commonly referred as chronic pain? They include headaches, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritic pain, neurogenic pain (peripheral or central nervous system pain)and psychogenic pain

Treatment (excluding medication therapy)
Acupuncture, local electrical stimulation,brain stimulation, psychotherapy, relaxation, biofeedback and behavior modification are some.

What is the prognosis?
According to NINDS, scientists state that advances in neuroscience will lead to better treatment for Chronic Pain. In my humble opinion, I have already seen positive results of some non-invasive therapies for chronic pain.(NINDS-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

NINDS have 50 research studies or clinical trials at present, some are already in progress while others are awaiting funding, etc.

Recent research has shown that people with chronic pain had lower than normal Endorphins (the body's build-in pain-killer)in their spinal fluid. When an Electrical Impulse or Acupuncture stimulates the nerve endings, the Endorphin system is activated and relieves the pain.

You must have heard this phrase "Crippled with Pain." If we find out how to manage pain then, we should share it with others as there is far too much Needless Pain in our communities. Contact me (Click on Comment) to know more of some new and some old therapies that can bring you COMFORT.

Managing Pain effectively is Super- Empowering!