Here is a short demonstration of the Qi Gong warm up. Traditionally done before a Qi Gong or Tai Chi routine, this is a simple practice for all ages. It can be used as a daily exercise to promote circulation and to help relax the muscles.
In this video, I give a brief synopsis of five Chinese Medicine herbs that are easy to find and commonly used. The five herbs are mint, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and licorice root. I go over what health issues they can be used for and the effects they have on the body.
Here are four simple Qi Gong exercises to help you relax. The first three incorporate a sound along with a movement. The last movement involves a simple breathing practice along with movement. Enjoy!
Here are five easy and simple tips for getting a more restful night’s sleep Eating an early dinner and avoid late night snacking Turn the lights lower as you get ready for bed Get some exercise during the day and spend some time in nature Try abdominal breathing before you got to bed for 10… Read More 5 Tips for a Restful Sleep
Here are 10 tips to help you improve your digestion and refine your diet. In the first half of the video, I have shared some foods to avoid as well as some specific foods you can think about adding into your diet. The second half of the video deals more with how we approach food.… Read More Diet And Digestion
Chinese Medicine offfers many tools for dealing with stress and anxiety. In this short video, I discuss 3 tools that you can use in your battle with stress. Mint Tea is a good way to help soothe the nerves and calm down any upset stomach relating to stress. The video explains how to best prepare… Read More Stress and Anxiety
As the season changes, many of us will feel our aches and pains start to magnify during the cold and damp weather. While its important to seek outside help when the pain is encroaching on our quality of life, there are many ways that we can help ourselves. Wintergreen Oil Wintergreen oil is one… Read More 5 Tips for Pain Relief
Schisandra Berry Wu Wei Zi, or schisandra berry, has been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Sweet and slighty sour, it is a very effective sleeping aid. Without causing the grogginess associated with melatonin, schisandra helps the body relax and get some much needed rest. There isn’t one drug, supplement or herb… Read More Chinese Medicine Tips for Better Sleep
Chrysanthemum Tea This is a popular summertime drink in China. The chrysanthemum flower is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine and has a pleasant flavor. You can find honey sweetened chrysanthemum tea at most Asian markets. It is also sold as the loose dried flower and you can brew the tea yourself. I… Read More 5 Foods to Beat the Summer Heat
How we eat is just as important as what we eat. Chinese Medicine has some very helpful and effective tips for promoting proper digestion. Along with a proper diet and regular exercise, these simple changes can improve your energy and promote a healthy digestive system. Early Dinners For thousands of years, our ancestors relied primarily… Read More 5 Tips for Better Digestion