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The Four Dragons
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Four Dragons

Within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin, Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the Dragon Dao Yin exercises, a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine and lead pathogenic energies out of the body. More 'Yang' in nature than Qi Gong, Dao Yin focuses on outwards movements and strong internal cleansing. The book highlights this important distinction and covers the theory, history and development of Dao Yin exercises, as well as the relationship between Chinese medical theory and Dao Yin training. One chapter is devoted to problems related to stagnation and the flow of Qi, and explains the different causes and forms of stagnation. Later chapte...

Chinese Medical Qigong
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 408

Chinese Medical Qigong

Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditio...

Creativity and Taoism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 269

Creativity and Taoism

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life.

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 195

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese Qigong form that works directly on the meridians, awakening areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being. The form is recommended by the authors for patients suffering from cancer and chronic health conditions.

White Moon on the Mountain Peak
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

White Moon on the Mountain Peak

Explaining the process and energetics of Daoist internal alchemy, the author describes in detail the practice of Nei Dan, the alchemical firing practice of Daoism that has until very recently been a closely guarded secret. Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, he presents theory and practice coherently for Western practitioners. He offers his own experiences of each stage of attainment, describing the tangible results that should appear, and provides guidance on the practicalities and potential pitfalls of alchemical training.

The Acupuncturist's Guide to Conventional Medicine, Second Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 848

The Acupuncturist's Guide to Conventional Medicine, Second Edition

Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.

Quantum Soup
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Quantum Soup

Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humor, this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting. Every mini-essay is accompanied by the author's calligraphy and illustrations, including those making their appearance for the very first time. 'Quantum Soup is a gourmet preparation of philosophical snaps and snails, sharks' fins and puppy dogs' tails to tickle the sophisticated palate and provoke happy, healthful belly laughs. Confucius say: "Number One good recipe!"' - Joseph Campbell 'Like sunlight, Chungliang Al Huang's delicate mix of wisdom and humor comes in discret...

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 205

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Previously published by Line of Intent, Inc. Publishing, 2011.

Everyday Qigong Practice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 79

Everyday Qigong Practice

Early-stage Qigong practitioners often find it difficult to establish a daily Qigong practice. This useful handbook teaches simple Qigong exercises that can be easily practiced in the home every day. The book provides guidance for a series of warm-ups and exercises which are easy to learn, very effective and all based on ancient practice. These include refreshing Early Morning Meditations; the classic Eight-Sectioned Brocade; the dynamic Three Circles Posture; the Nine Aggrievement Exercises, which are great for combating bad moods; and the Three Lowerings, an exercise for sound sleep. The author offers advice throughout on important points to remember when practicing Qigong at home and how to deal with any problems that arise in a straightforward and relaxed way. Suitable for young and old, this is the perfect introduction to classic Qigong. The meditations and exercises will be particularly healing for those recovering from illness

Cha Dao
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 172

Cha Dao

In China, the practice of drinking tea is about much more than soaking leaves in a cup of hot water. Cha Dao takes us on a fascinating journey through the Way of Tea, from its origins in the sacred temples of ancient China, through its links to Daoist concepts such as or non-striving, to the affinity between Tea Mind and the Japanese spirit of Zen.