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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Promoting Qigong Research and Education Since 1984
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Bioenergetic Basis of.. Life.. Cancer.. Classes.. Energy-Based Medical.. Technologies and.. Therapies.. Epigenetics.. Psychoneuroimmunology.. and Qigong.. FAQ.. Facebook.. Getting Started with Qigong.. Integrative Medicine and.. Medical Qigong Therapy.. Meditation.. Newsletters, Blogs,.. Magazines and.. Social Networking.. Podcasts, Videos and DVDs.. Qigong and Energy Medicine Database.. Qigong Dissertations.. Related Links.. Scientific Basis of.. Qigong.. Scientific Papers.. Spiritual Qigong.. Store.. Teachers.. and Therapists.. U.. S.. Government and.. Qigong.. What's New?.. What is Qigong.. What is Tai Chi.. Yoga and Qigong.. Contact Us.. Donations.. Username:.. Password:.. Forgot your password?.. About the Qigong Institute.. Search the Qigong Institute Website.. Search the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database.. Qigong, Tai Chi, and Energy Medicine Research, News, and Events.. Qigong and Energy Medicine Research.. The Science of Wellness and Self-Initiated Healthcare.. A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi.. Amer J.. Health Promotion.. Jul/Aug 2010.. Press Release:.. 77 Medical Studies confirm the health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi.. Abstract:.. PubMed.. Article:.. TV:.. abcNEWS Medical Minute.. (1:12).. Qigong is Moving Meditation, a new category of exercise.. Qigong Research Published by the Qigong Institute.. Update on Qigong Practice and Qigong Research in the United States.. Selected Research on the Benefits of Tai Chi.. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being.. Center for Taiji Studies Academic Research.. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants for Qigong and Energy Healing Research.. Mechanism of Pain Relief through Tai Chi and Qigong.. Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi - Qigong and Tai Chi Research.. UC Irvine Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling & Energy Research.. United States National Library of Medicine: Complementary/Alternative Medicine - Tai Chi/Qi Gong.. The Scientific Basis of Qigong and Energy Medicine.. - Discover how new medical research in bioenergy, epigenetics, gene expression, psychoneuroimmunology, quantum biology, cancer, acupuncture, meditation, electromedicine, protein and molecular dynamics, and neuroscience are unlocking the secrets of the miracle of Qigong.. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Endorses Qigong and Tai Chi.. American College of Sports Medicine position stand.. Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy adults: guidance for prescribing exercise.. A program of regular exercise that includes cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercise training beyond activities of daily living to improve and maintain physical fitness and health is essential for most adults.. Neuromotor exercise training, sometimes called functional fitness training, incorporates motor skills such as balance, coordination, gait, and agility, and proprioceptive training.. Multifaceted physical activities such as tai ji (tai chi), qigong, and yoga involve varying combinations of neuromotor exercise, resistance exercise, and flexibility exercise.. Neuromotor exercise training is beneficial as part of a comprehensive exercise program for older persons, especially to improve balance, agility, muscle strength, and reduce the risk of falls.. Harvard Medical School Endorses Tai Chi.. Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications calls Tai Chi.. medication in motion.. The article explains how Tai Chi when combined with standard treatment is helpful for a range of conditions including arthritis, low bone density, breast cancer, heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, sleep problems, and stroke.. Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.. Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being.. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind.. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works.. Tai Chi for Health: Current State of the Research and Challenges Ahead (YouTube 1:09:50).. On, April 11, 2013 researchers from across Harvard Medical School came together to share the cutting edge research that is happening relating to Tai Chi.. This special edition of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine's Research Seminar Series was held in honor of World Tai Chi day, which is happening right now.. The following powerful testimonials are from Tai Chi and Qigong class participants attending classes at Turning Point, The Center for Hope & Healing, a program of the University of Kansas Hospital, and classes at Kansas University Medical Center's Landon Center on Aging.. The video involves people dealing with Parkinson's disease, MS, stroke recovery, balance and flexibility issues, type 2 diabetes, and more.. QUESTION:.. What Do the Following Have in Common?.. Epigenetics.. Quantum Biology.. Biophotonics.. Biophysics.. Clinical Psychology.. Complex Systems Biology.. Neurobiology.. Molecular Dynamics.. Quantum Mechanics.. Bioenergy.. Proteomics.. Bioengineering.. Frequency Therapy.. Transcriptomics.. Mind-Body Practices.. Neurophysics.. Psychotherapy.. Non-linear Biomedical Physics.. Integrative Medicine.. Energy Psychology.. Bioimaging.. Chemical Kinetics.. Kinesiology.. Metabolomics.. Theoretical Physics.. Connectomics.. Integrative Medicine Research.. Molecular Genetics.. ANSWER:.. Qigong, Energy Medicine, the Qigong Institute.. "It is now well known that the human body emits a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and acoustic radiation.. Traditional medicine looks at these as by-products of biochemical reactions in the body.. They are not considered by most biomedical researchers to be involved with the basic functioning (or healing) of the body.. The basic tenet of energy medicine is that these fields are not only involved with functioning of the physical/chemical body but regulate these processes.. Dr.. G.. Rein.. Which Comes First:.. Bioenergy or Biochemistry?.. Emerging scientific fields of bio-energy medical research including.. epigenetics,.. psychoneuroimmunology,.. biophysics.. ,.. proteomics.. , and.. frequency therapy.. are proving that energy is just as fundamental to life as biology.. Tom Rogers, President Qigong Institute.. "Every molecule, cell, living body, and object is comprised of energy that manifests as physical matter.. Some of that energy is detectible as frequencies that belong to one or more radiation bands in the electromagnetic spectrum.. And these frequencies correspond to biochemical and biological processes in the body.. ".. N.. Sylver, PhD.. The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy and Holistic Health.. "For hundreds of years Western medicine has looked at mind and body as totally separate entities, to the point where saying something 'is all in your head' implied that it was imaginary.. Now we've found how changing the activity of the mind can alter the way basic genetic instructions are implemented.. " H.. Benson, MD, director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute.. "The modern Western medical community increasingly has relied on a reductionist framework for defining health, managing disease, and training physicians.. The central tenet of this modern reductionist model is to focus on root causes of disease The reductionist approach assumes that complex problems can be solved by dividing them into smaller, simpler parts, or into more tractable units However, reductionism becomes less effective when the act of dividing a problem into its parts leads to a loss of important information about the whole.. " Dr.. P.. Wayne.. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi (Harvard Health Publications).. Qigong is a.. Mind and body wellness practice.. integrating.. Movement, Posture, Breathing, and Awareness.. in.. Moving Meditation.. for.. Prevention of illness, maintaining and enhancing  ...   cells' membranes.. The Qigong Institute.. Qigong Research and Education.. since 1984.. The.. founding of the Qigong Institute was a natural outgrowth of my interest in Qigong.. The goal of the Qigong Institute is to promote the scientific understanding of the basis of Qigong.. Ken Sancier (1920 - 2013).. Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century (video 3:56).. This is a short clip from.. Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century.. , created by Qigong Institute Chairman of the Board Francesco Garripoli.. It was the first Qigong documentary to be shown on PBS, starting in 1999.. A ten minute clip can be viewed on the.. The full documentary is on Garripoli's Qigong beginning practice DVD which can be obtained via the.. Qigong Institute Store.. Qigong for Cubicles and Corporations.. Mary L.. Durham, PhD, head of Kaiser Permanente s Center for Health Research, explains that stress in the workplace is an enormous burden not just for employees but on companies as well.. She cites the fact that after heart disease, stress is the second-most disabling illness for workers, with an annual price tag of more than $300 billion in lost work time, health care costs, and stress reduction efforts.. Burnout: The Disease of Our Civilization.. This Huffington Post article talks about how more businesses are realizing that the long-term health of their bottom line is directly tied to the long-term health of their employees.. Qigong and Tai Chi are the most profound health practices that can empower individuals and corporations to meet the challenges.. Enhancing Profitability with Corporate Wellness Programs (video 4:48).. Spending too much $$$ on healthcare for your employees? Can't get enough exercise because you're working too much? Want to know how to reduce stress? Listen to.. Roger Jahnke.. talk about how to live and work with less stress by.. doing Qigong now.. In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad.. It Could Make Your Career.. Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley.. And it's not just about inner peace it's about getting ahead.. The Health and Economic Implications of Worksite Wellness Programs.. CFO's, HR Executives, Benefit Managers, Medical Directors, and Wellness Professionals should see the American Institute for Preventative Medicine's wellness whitepaper: The Health and Economic Implications of Worksite Wellness Programs (view as.. webpage.. or.. pdf.. ).. This paper clearly justifies the economic and health benefits of WORKSITE WELLNESS PROGRAMS such as those incorporating Qigong and mind-body practices.. Job Stress: America's #1 Health Problem?.. The Newsletter of The American Institute of Stress.. Companies Get Strict on Health of Workers.. Employers are feeling the need to intensify their efforts to create an environment where people feel they are responsible for their own health.. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness why some of the west s biggest companies are embracing eastern spirituality.. Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill? National Public Radio 3:57.. A handful of executive MBA programs around the country from Harvard to Michigan's Ross School of Business are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques.. It's not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus.. There's no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies.. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective.. Qigong Reduces Stress in Computer Workers.. Why Corporate Wellness Should Include Tai Chi and Qigong (video 5:51).. Meditation Can Reduce Health Care Costs by 28%.. Mayo Clinic Study Recommends Tai Chi and Yoga for Stress.. UCSD Brings Mindfulness to the Workplace.. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness has launched a WorkLife Integration Program for companies that would like to help their employees reduce stress, increase focus and improve productivity.. The convenient in-house training program is designed for companies of all sizes and for employees of all organizational levels.. Program options include lunch-and-learn presentations, introductory mindfulness training workshops, the flagship 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction experience and programs customized to specific organizational goals.. Benefits of mindfulness at work: the role of mindfulness in emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion, and job satisfaction.. Meditation finds an ommm in the office.. Managers are promoting mental-awareness techniques to help employees cut stress and improve communication.. And executives are finding meditation helps them stay cool under fire.. Meditation by phone found effective for corporations.. Findings suggest that a meditation program delivered via phone can be a low cost, feasible, and scalable intervention that shows positive impact on health and well-being, and could allow meditation to be delivered to employees who are otherwise unable to access traditional, on-site programs.. Changes in physician costs among high-cost transcendental meditation practitioners compared with high-cost nonpractitioners over 5 years.. Yoga and Meditation Based Programs Reduce Employee Stress.. Mindfulness-based and therapeutic yoga programs may provide viable and effective interventions to target high stress levels, sleep quality, and autonomic balance in employees.. Qigong reduces stress in computer operators.. Qigong training and effects on stress, neck-shoulder pain and life quality in a computerised office environment.. 10 week worksite yoga program improves flexibility, reduces stress and increases musculoskeletal fitness.. MIndfulness and yoga reduce workplace stress.. Mind-body interventions showed significant improvements on perceived stress, sleep quality, and the heart rhythm coherence ratio of heart rate variability.. Both the mindfulness-based and therapeutic yoga programs provide viable and effective interventions to target high stress levels, sleep quality, and autonomic balance in employees.. "Time spent practicing Tai Chi makes your time at work more focused and creative, helps you manage stress, makes your interactions with coworkers more efficient, and gives you the.. energy to work longer, more productive hours.. Employers all across the nation are recognizing just how important a heathy workplace and a healthy workforce are improving productivity as well as to controlling health-care costs.. wellness programs have achieved a rate of return on investment that ranges from $3 to $15 for each dollar invested, with savings realized within 12 to 18 months.. ".. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.. (Harvard Health Publications).. Yoga can help improve employee wellbeing.. This is a very good introduction to the benefits of yoga.. Oz's Staff Say Transcendental Meditation Quells Stress, Boosts Creativity.. A year after learning the TM technique, Dr.. Oz's employees report long-lasting benefits on the job and at home.. A profitable calm: Meditation for investors and traders.. Meditation is fast becoming a standard part of business training and practice.. Top business schools are including meditation courses, and meditation rooms and workshops are a routine part of company cultures.. Investors and traders, whose business is buying and selling risk, benefit from meditation in ways that can transform not only their profitability, but their ability to enjoy their work and the life it makes possible.. Want a Better Work-Life Balance? Exercise, Study Finds.. Unlike just mindfulness practice, Qigong includes physical exercise.. Why Practice Qigong?.. "Qigong Exercise Reduces Stress and Anxiety in Healthy Adults".. Managing stress and anxiety through qigong exercise in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.. |.. About.. Sitemap.. Copyright 2004-2014.. Qigong Institute.. All rights reserved.. Disclaimer..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - The Bioenergetic Basis of Life
    Descriptive info: The Bioenergetic Basis of Life.. The fundamental principle of Western medical science has been that the basis of life is biological and the combination of biochemistry and molecular biology defines living organisms.. However, each cell in the body can generate and receive different forms of energy --.. heat, light, sound, vibration, magnetism, and electricity.. 11.. Historically, these different types of bioenergy phenomena have been treated as byproducts of normal cellular function instead of being recognized as intrinsic to the function.. Not only is every cell in the body a transmitter and receiver of electromagnetic information, it is these electromagnetic frequencies that precede and correspond to biological functions.. Appendix C: Healing with Electomedicine and Sound Therapies.. in.. Emerging fields of research including.. epigenetics.. psychoneuroimmunology.. (see.. Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Qigong.. ),.. , (including.. biophotonics.. and.. quantum biology.. , biomedical imaging, bioengineering,.. metabolomics.. (see.. Energy Based Medical Technologies and Therapies.. ) are proving that energy is just as fundamental to life as biology.. This should come as no surprise because in 1905 Einstein published his Special Theory of Relativity demonstrating the equivalence of mass and energy (E=mc.. 2.. This fundamental equivalence confirms the fact that human beings are half biological, but the other half is energy.. What explains the coordinated function of the estimated 75-100 trillion cells and over 100,000 reactions per second in most cells in the body, day after day, and year after year? Although DNA holds instructions for creating all of the 70,000+ proteins in the human genome, it is still just a parts list.. Proteins that are involved in metabolism and body function are created and then can be reused many times without.. transcription.. being required from DNA.. When a protein wears out or is damaged and must be replaced or extra demands are placed on the body, then DNA is accessed to create information in the form of a biomolecular program to create a new copy of a protein.. Epigenetics research has demonstrated how proteins are turned on and off by environmental bioenergetic signals, such as those generated by thoughts, emotions, and the practice of Qigong (see.. Qigong and Gene Expression.. Although epigenetics affects cellular function and modulates the expression of genes, it is only one factor in the production and regulation of metabolic enzymes.. Just as computers need oscillators to regulate the rate at which computations take place, the human body also needs oscillators and signaling mechanisms to coordinate body functions and regulate metabolism over time.. The heart and brain are examples of oscillators that generate measurable electromagnetic fields.. Researchers are beginning to understand that the complexity and timing of the regulation of body function is simply beyond chemical signal processing speeds and capabilities.. 8.. Brain cells use electrical pulses to talk with one another and guide functions ranging from heart rate and breathing to decision-making and navigation.. Like the din of a crowd, the chatter of 100 billion neuronal cells in the human brain creates larger patterns of activity commonly called brain waves.. The pulsing of a single neuron can switch a brain s waves from the equivalent of a big ocean swell to ripples on a pond.. Breaking the Waves: A Single Neuron Can Change the Activity of the Whole Brain.. This has not always been the case.. Up until recently, the majority of biology research has been based on.. classical physics.. But many researchers point out that the primary shortcoming of classical physics based molecular biology is that the holistic character of the physical world now recognized in quantum theory is not taken into account.. For example, classical physics is inadequate for describing.. homeodynamics.. ontogenesis.. , and.. morphology.. In addition, fundamental biological processes that involve the conversion of energy into forms that are usable for chemical transformations are quantum mechanical in nature.. These processes involve chemical reactions themselves, light absorption, formation of excited electronic states, transfer of excitation energy, transfer of electrons and protons, etc.. 10.. Molecular biology and biochemistry, though well grounded in empirical knowledge, have had no foundation in the principles of quantum theory.. 1.. Biophysics must be based on more than classical physics in order to be able describe energy-based phenomena within cells such as quantum coherence and oscillating electromagnetic fields.. Today, the.. field.. view of the organism and its interactions is finding increasing acceptance in biology, biophysics, and medicine.. Quantum biology is an example of a new discipline which incorporates field theory and combines principles of biophysics and molecular biology based on quantum physics.. It's interesting to note that some emerging sub-fields of bioenergy research are so new that their scientific descriptions are still being defined (e.. g.. biophotonics, quantum biology, and quantum chemistry).. Muscle contractions require electricity.. Your nerve system is driven by electricity.. Atoms, molecules, all chemical reactions exist because of electricity.. You could not think without electricity.. Your heart would not beat without electricity.. Lec 1 | MIT 8.. 02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002.. http://www.. youtube.. com/watch?v=3omwHv3Cmog.. Understanding the interaction between human energy and human biology is intrinsic to the scientific understanding of the basis of Qigong.. At a basic level, all life depends on molecules interacting through vibrating or oscillating energy fields.. Each electron, atom, chemical bond, molecule, cell, tissue, organ, and the body as a whole has its own vibratory character.. A growing amount of energy field-based biophysics research is confirming the energetic nature of the human body.. The heart, brain, and nervous system generate electromagnetic fields.. Electromagnetic fields have been found to modulate cellular signaling molecules.. Microtubules in cells generate oscillating electromagnetic fields which are believed to have an organizing affect upon water around microtubules and a role in cytoskeleton organization, cellular interactions, and information transfer.. 3, 6.. Bioelectric ion flows and gradients have been found to regulate cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation as well as appendage regeneration,.. embryogenesis.. , and formation of prepatterns for gene expression during.. craniofacial patterning.. 4.. Cancer cells have been detected by their electromagnetic signatures.. 5.. , and their growth has been inhibited by specific electromagnetic frequencies.. 7.. Even the stomach generates measurable electric and magnetic fields.. 9.. Introduction to Bioelectromagnetism.. The basic idea [underlying] all these phenomena is the superposition of electromagnetic fields, in particular biophotons, in a way that during biologically relevant time intervals within biologically relevant structures, interference patterns of destructive and constructive interference are built up that 'organize' the movement and activity of the biomolecules within and between the cells.. Popp, A.. and Zhang, J.. ,.. Mechanism of interaction between electromagnetic fields and living organisms.. Science in China (Series C).. October 2000.. Vol 43.. No 5.. 507-18.. The emerging science of biofields.. 23.. is a recognition of the fact that humans are comprised of energy as well as matter.. Researchers are just beginning to characterize the various electromagnetic fields that occur within cells, tissues, organs, and a human being.. Although there are many proven technologies to diagnose, monitor, and characterize eletromagnetic fields within humans.. 31.. , and therapies that are based on energy are becoming more prevalent (see.. Energy-Based Technologies and Medical Therapies.. ), understanding the role of energy within the human body is still very much a research project.. One of the more established areas of research is.. biophotonics.. As summarized in Rahnama, et.. al.. 12.. There are significant correlations between the fluctuations in biophoton emission and fluctuations in the strength of electrical alpha wave production in the brain.. Biophotons.. are light emitted by biological organisms either spontaneously or as a result of external stimulation.. 15,26,27.. As early as 1923 Russian researcher Alexander Gurwitsch discovered that living tissue gave off photons, which he termed "mitogenic rays.. " He demonstrated that these ultraviolet rays (photons) stimulated cell reproduction.. Gerwitsch's work was replicated in the 1970's and expanded upon by German researcher.. Fritz Popp.. The resurgence of biophotonic research was enabled by the development of the photomultiplier tube which can detect very weak light emissions.. Popp was inspired by Herbert Fröhlich, father of superconductivity theory, who was a theoretical physicist in the field of solid state physics who later applied theoretical physics to biological systems.. Fröhlich proposed the existence of condensates which are composed of a collection of vibrational oscillators that concentrate their vibrational energy in collective motion.. More specifically, he stated that biological systems are highly nonlinear; far away from thermal equilibrium, and must be treated as thermodynamically open systems that constantly carry out work to maintain this non-equilibrium; and macroscopic quantum systems that are able to produce coherent oscillations.. 17, 32.. These coherent oscillations have been observed to generate an electromagnetic field that could enable long-range interactions between cells.. The action of the electromagnetic waves causes the excitation of coherent vibrations pumped by energy derived from metabolism.. This effect should be visible at normal temperatures and occur in all living things, and cells are able to recognize each other at a distance and be attracted or repelled.. Fröhlich's hypothesis of coherent vibrations in biological systems provides a theoretical framework for the regulation of biological processes in and between cells, organs, tissues, and the whole human body via electromagnetic fields.. Oschman outlines the scope of coherent vibrations.. :.. Coherent vibrations recognize no boundaries, at the surface of a molecule, cell, or organism -- they are collective properties of the entire being.. As such, they are likely to serve as signals that integrate processes, such as growth, injury repair, defense and the functioning of the organism as a whole.. Each molecule, cell, tissue, and organ has an ideal resonant frequency that coordinates its activities.. Fröhlich describes how the coherent vibrations would actually work.. 30.. An assembly of cells, as in a tissue or organ, will have certain collective frequencies that regulate important processes, such as cell division.. Normally these control frequencies will be very stable.. If, for some reason, a cell shifts its frequency, entraining signals from neighboring cells will tend to reinstall the correct frequency.. However, if a sufficient number of cells get out-of-step, the strength of the system's collective vibrations can decrease to the point where stability is lost.. Loss of coherence can lead to disease or disorder.. Coherent vibrations in humans have been found in the acoustic, megahertz, gigahertz, and infrared ranges.. Macroscopic coherent states occur when an oscillating electromagnetic field is created within or surrounding a cell.. Research has shown that mechanical oscillations of microtubules and cell membranes generate an electromagnetic field, and it is proposed that this field plays role in cell physiology and participates in the controlling of the organization of intracellular processes and interaction between cells.. 14,18,28,33.. The constant stream of energy in the form of photons and heat that microtubules receive from mitochondria.. 12,25.. has been found to catalyze the ordering of water in cells into a crystalline lattice structure which may play a role in meridians and qi flow in Traditional Chinese Medicine.. Biophoton emission has been found in oxidative metabolism in mitochondria, free radical reactions with biomolecules, and in proteins and DNA.. There is extensive research on electromagnetic cellular interactions.. 13.. Although the use of biophoton emission for diagnostic and treatment purposes is in its infancy.. 28.. , biorhythms of biophoton production have been found to be on the order of weeks and months and may vary considerably after just ten minutes due to the dynamic nature of biological systems.. The intensity of biophoton emission is much higher in the hands and face and can vary considerably (up to fifty percent more or less than the daily average) depending upon skin temperature.. 16,29.. Palm locations produce significantly more photons than dorsal locations, and emission rates vary considerably depending upon the time of day.. 15.. Popp and other researchers have proposed the possible biocommunicaton and bioregulatory effect of photons.. 17.. In this theory, the generated field of photons is a.. quantum information.. field that interacts with body molecules and chemistry in a regulatory biofeedback mechanism.. It is hypothesized that photons released by the cells form a whole interlinked system working as a synchronized coherent field.. The high degree of order in such light reflects its laser-like properties.. 21.. This light is very quiet and shows an extremely stable intensity, without the fluctuations normally observed in light.. Because of the stable field strength, its waves can superimpose, and by virtue of this, interference effects become possible that do not occur in ordinary light.. Because of its high degree of order, the biological laser light is able to generate and keep order and to transmit information in the organism.. 19,22.. Popp's biophoton theory also postulates a web, or hologram, of light created by the constant emitting and absorbing of photons by DNA, cells, tissues, and organs and proteins.. This hologram could correspond to auras, chakras, meridians and other energy matrices that have been part of eastern philosophy and healing traditions for millennia.. An energetic matrix could also explain basic morphology, or cell differentiation, and the regulation of myriad other cellular functions.. However, there are other theories of morphology that are based on ion flows and gradients.. Although this ion-based theory also depends on electromagnetism, it does not as yet involve biophotons.. There are myriad unanswered questions in biophoton research, such as how and why are biophotons generated; how do biophotons contribute to cellular organization, regulation and communication; what is the source of the information that they carry; can biophotons be modulated; which signals result in which metabolic actions; can photon emission reliably be used diagnostically; what is the relationship between biophotons and DNA; what is the function of the absorption of biophotons by photosensitive molecules; how does weak and strong radiation interact with biological tissue; can condensates (collective electron oscillations) form in biological tissue powered by photons; how do microtubules, mitochondria, and photons interact; and what role might biophotons play in the regulation of cell division and cellular differentiation.. Ongoing research in the emerging science of bioenergy will play a major, if not defining role in 21st Century medicine.. For example, imagine energy-based pharmacology instead of chemical-based pharmacology.. More information on the bioenergetic basis of humans and cells can be found in the.. Energy Based Medical Technologies and Therapies,.. by J.. Oschman.. Bischof, M.. ,.. Field Concepts and the Emergence of a Holistic Biophysics.. International Institute of Biophysics, Published in: Beloussov, L.. V.. , Popp, F.. A.. , Voeikov, V.. L.. , and Van Wijk, R.. , (eds.. ): Biophotonics and Coherent Systems.. Moscow University Press, Moscow 2000, pp.. 1-25.. Pilla A, Fitzsimmons R, Muehsam D, Wu J, Rohde C, Casper D.. Electromagnetic fields as first messenger in biological signaling: Application to calmodulin-dependent signaling in tissue repair.. , Biochim Biophys Acta.. 2011.. 3.. Havelka D, Cifra M, Kucera O, Pokorny J, Vrba J.. High-frequency electric field and radiation characteristics of cellular microtubule network,.. J Theor Biol.. , 2011.. Levin, M.. Molecular bioelectricity in developmental biology: New tools and recent discoveries: Control of cell behavior and pattern formation by transmembrane potential gradients.. , Bioessays, 2012.. Pokorny, J.. , Vedruccio, C.. , Cifra, M.. , Kucera, O.. Cancer physics: Diagnostics based on damped cellular elasto-electrical vibrations in microtubules.. , European Biophysics Journal, 2011.. 6.. , Video:.. Microtubules - Electric Oscillating Structures in Living Cells.. (Google Workshop on Quantum Biology).. 2010.. Zimmerman JW, Pennison MJ, Brezovich I, Yi N, Yang CT, Ramaker R, Absher D, Myers RM, Kuster N, Costa FP, Barbault A, Pasche B.. Cancer cell proliferation is inhibited by specific modulation frequencies.. , Br J Cancer.. 2011 Dec 1.. Georgiev, D.. Bose-Einstein condensation of tunnelling photons in the brain cortex as a mechanism of conscious action.. , [Preprint], 2004.. Kim, et.. Influence of body parameters on gastric bioelectric and biomagnetic fields in a realistic volume conductor.. , Physiol Meas.. 2012 Mar 14.. Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group,.. ks.. uiuc.. edu/Research/quantum_biology/.. Oschman, J.. , Churchill Livingstone, 2000.. Rahnama, M.. ,  ...   much everything in the universe, vibrate.. Like the heart vibrates at its particular frequency, although not everyone s heart is at the exact same frequency, as it will vibrate at a unique specific frequency depending on whose body it s in.. And then the whole vibrates differently than the parts, so you and I vibrate differently.. This is not something that is debatable.. This is a fact of physics.. But it s something that for some reason Western science misses.. There is a corruption of Western science so that it is not open to the blindingly obvious.. What s blindingly obvious is that everything vibrates.. If you understand that everything vibrates, then it s the whole Gaia theory, where people say that everything is interlinked.. It s sort of a no-brainer, in as much as if everything vibrates then our thoughts and everything have a relationship to each other.. You can measure a healing vibration.. But for some reason science has chosen not to look at vibrations, and certainly not medical science, probably because there is no money in it.. So everything has become chemically based as opposed to vibrationally based.. Matthew Silverstone in Quantum Health, Issue 17, May/June 2012.. (.. www.. quantumhealthmagazine.. blindedbyscience.. co.. uk.. Quantum Health Magazine.. Quantum Health Ltd is one of the world's leading media and training companies specialising in Bioenergetic and Informational Healthcare (BIH).. It publishes the Quantum Health eMagazine monthly.. The Brain Activity Map Project.. (also see NYTimes.. Connecting the Neural Dots.. ) was envisioned to focus on research in neural networks, including how signals are translated to thoughts and feelings.. Hopefully this work will include electromagnetic brain oscillatory activity and not be limited to physical neural pathways.. PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NEW $100 MILLION BRAIN RESEARCH INITIATIVE TAPS SEVERAL STANFORD SCIENTISTS.. Clinical neurophysiology of brain plasticity in aging brain.. Italian researchers have studied the process of physiological brain activity by utilizing non-invasive electromagnetic means.. Their integrated approach to research utilizing modern neurophysiological techniques, including electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), together with biological markers and structural and functional imaging is promising for large-scale, affordable, and noninvasive medicine and testing drug actions.. Connectiomics.. Connectomics (Wikipedia).. is the production and study of connectomes: comprehensive maps of connections within an organism's nervous system, typically its brain or eye.. Human Connectomics.. Recent advances in non-invasive neuroimaging have enabled the measurement of connections between distant regions in the living human brain, thus opening up a new field of research: Human connectomics.. Different imaging modalities allow the mapping of structural connections (axonal fibre tracts) as well as functional connections (correlations in time series), and individual variations in these connections may be related to individual variations in behaviour and cognition.. The Human Connectome Project.. The NIH Human Connectome Project is an ambitious effort to map the neural pathways that underlie human brain function.. The overarching purpose of the Project is to acquire and share data about the structural and functional connectivity of the human brain.. It will greatly advance the capabilities for imaging and analyzing brain connections, resulting in improved sensitivity, resolution, and utility, thereby accelerating progress in the emerging field of human connectomics.. Brain Networks and Gamma Synchrony.. Brain works like a radio receiver.. Initial evidence is found that the brain has a 'tuning knob' that is actually influencing behavior.. Brain circuits can tune into the frequency of other brain parts relevant at the time.. How the brain filters out distracting thoughts to focus on a single bit of information.. Information is carried on top of gamma waves, just like songs are carried by radio waves.. These carrier waves transmit information from one brain region to another.. The lower frequencies are used to transmit memories of past experiences, and the higher frequencies are used to convey what is happening where you are right now.. The cells can rapidly switch their activity to tune in to the slow waves or the fast waves, but they cannot listen to both at the exact same time.. In this way, the brain cells can distinguish between an internal world of memories and a person's current experiences.. Brain Circuits Multitask to Detect, Discriminate the Outside World.. Biophoton Field Theory: An interview with Fritz-Albert Popp, Founder of the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany.. Fritz-Albert Popp is a biophotonics pioneer who began researching biophotons in the 1970's.. Since that time he has developed a bioenergy-based theory of human body regulation.. An electromagnetic field produces a pattern.. Photons are single units of this field.. This field is generated by DNA which is vibrating over 1 billion times per second.. The pattern is not just in a locality.. It is a space-time pattern.. "This spatial dynamical pattern provides the information of the cell, and it tells the cell what it has to do at what time and what place.. He argues that proper function requires speed of light signalling.. It cannot be done through chemical means.. It also requires a.. coherent light.. The predictability and stability of the pattern is a measure of coherence: The coherence time of the best laser is about one-tenth of a second but the coherence time of biological system[s] is at least in the order of days, or even weeks.. So you have a very very high degree of coherence.. And this allows the biological system to communicate with the highest possible clearness.. A chemical reaction can only happen if the molecule which is reacting is excited by a photon.. A photon is necessary to stimulate a molecule to a chemical reaction.. Photons are autocatalytic messengers , meaning that they are self-sustaining catalysts for cascading reactions, without losing their coherence/energy to heat.. Thus, the electromagnetic field itself, the space-time pattern, is the coherent source of the information necessary to regulate cellular metabolism.. Each cell can be viewed as a tiny chemical factory, performing many millions of reactions every second.. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al.. Molecular Biology of the Cell.. 4th edition.. New York: Garland Science; 2002.. Quotes are from the YouTube video.. Biophotons Popp Interview (12:14).. Biophysics Research.. Biophysical Society.. The Biophysical Society was founded in 1958 to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics.. The Society publishes the.. Biophysical Journal.. twice monthly.. It also has an Annual Meeting, a Newsletter, and more benefits for members.. Coherence and Entrainment.. The bioenergetic basis of life is comprised of energy fields.. Coherence.. (constructive interference) and.. entrainment.. are terms used to describe the generation, organization, and interaction of the fields.. Body function and well-being depends upon the degree of coherence which is reflected in the.. Heart Rate Variability (HRV).. HRV is an indicator of.. Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).. function.. Generally speaking, relaxation and regeneration occurs when the ANS is in parasympathetic (highly coherent, or entrained) mode.. moving meditation.. creates coherence and entrainment of body systems and cells.. The body generates electromagnetic fields of varying types and intensities.. For instance, the heart generates an electromagnetic field many times greater than that of the brain.. The electromagnetic fields of people have been measured from as far as six feet away using.. SQUIDS.. This gives a real physical meaning to the term charisma.. Science is just beginning to investigate the properties of these fields.. They have been part of energetic medicine and eastern spiritual and wellness practices for millenia.. Different names refer to different parts or combinations of the fields, such as.. aura.. chakra.. ,.. dantien.. meridians.. , and others.. Institute of Heart Math.. is the first organization to systematically research human coherence and entrainment and make that research known to a wide audience.. The Institute's mission is researching the link between emotions, heart-brain communication, and cognitive function.. Just as oscillators provide the timing for computers, coordination of body function via rhythms such as heart beat and respiration are described by coherence and entrainment.. The following summary is from the Heart Math website:.. The term.. coherence.. is used to describe two or more waves (or systems) that are either phase- or frequency-locked.. This is also called.. In the coherent mode, respiration, heart rhythms, and blood pressure rhythms become.. entrained.. and oscillate at the same frequency.. cross-coherence.. is used to specify this type of coherence.. Note that this use of the term.. coherent.. is different than its use to describe.. coherent waves.. , which are man-made concentrated radiation that can harm biological organisms.. Physiological coherence is a state characterized by:.. High heart rhythm coherence (sine wave-like rhythmic pattern).. Increased parasympathetic activity.. Increased entrainment and synchronization between physiological systems.. Efficient and harmonious functioning of the cardiovascular, nervous, hormonal and immune systems.. An exchange of electromagnetic energy produced by the heart occurs when people touch or are in proximity.. Signal averaging techniques are used to show that one's electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is registered in another person's electroencephalogram (EEG) and elsewhere on the other person's body.. While this signal is strongest when people are in contact, it is still detectable when subjects are in proximity without contact.. Sustained positive emotions affect bodily functions.. Thus, there are physiological correlates of positive emotion.. This is called psychophysiological coherence.. This mode, characterized by heart rhythm coherence, increased heart-brain synchronization and entrainment of diverse physiological oscillatory systems, is associated with increased emotional stability, improved cognitive performance, and a range of positive health-related outcomes.. Additionally, individuals frequently report feelings of increased spiritual connectedness during psychophysiologically coherent states.. Through the use of tools and technologies that foster positive emotions and psychophysiological coherence, individuals can effectively initiate a repatterning process, whereby habitual emotional patterns underlying stress are replaced with new, healthier patterns that establish increased emotional stability, mental acuity, and physiological efficiency.. The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body.. Its electrical field as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG) is about sixty times greater in amplitude than the brain waves recorded in an electroencephalogram (EEG).. The magnetic component of the heart's field, which is around five thousand times stronger than that produced by the brain, is not impeded by tissues and can be measured several feet away from the body with Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID)-based magnetometers.. Clear rhythmic patterns in beat-to-beat heart rate variability are distinctly altered when different emotions are experienced.. These changes in electromagnetic, sound pressure, and blood pressure waves produced by cardiac rhythmic activity are felt by every cell in the body , further supporting the heart's role as a global internal synchronizing signal.. McCraty R.. Clinical Applications of Bioelectromagnetic Medicine.. , 2005.. Measuring Biophoton Activity in Humans.. During the last thirty years the.. Rhine Research Center s.. Bio-Emissions experiment.. has been measuring people.. for charge accumulation and electromagnetic bio-emissions.. These measurements are being used to study bio-energy healers, meditators and people who claim unusual effects on electrical equipment.. Cindy Cicero, Director and Instructor for the.. School of Chi Energy Heals.. , participated in one such experiment at the Rhine Center s Bio-Emissions Lab in Durham, NC.. which is described in the video below.. For more background information see.. Energy Healing and the science of Bio-Photons.. The Rhine Research Center Experiment - A Study of Human Biofields.. The Experiment: A variety of detectors, including those that can measure charge accumulation and eletromagnetic emissions are being used to study bio-energy healers, meditatiors, and people who claim unusual effects on electrical equipment.. This is a continuation of work originally begun at Duke University that is now being performed at the Rhine Research Center.. Several special devices are used to measure bio-emissions.. A thermoelectric cooler detector measurement device is cooled to 30 degree centigrade to create a baseline.. Then a photomultiplier tube measures biophoton emissions.. When one photon of light strikes this sensitive surface it dislodges several other electrons.. The dislodged electrons accelerate striking many more electrons that cause a chain reaction event that gets recorded.. Also see:.. Rhine Research Center Measures Sifu Cindy for High Emissions of Bio-Photons.. Photonic Stimulation In the Practice of Medicine.. There is a rapidly growing body of solid scientific research documenting the effectiveness of near infrared light therapy.. NASA published a study on Navy Seals in the Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery in November of 2001 showing that this frequency of light penetrates 23 centimeters into the body's tissues, and that it not only relieves pain but also accelerates the healing process by 50% or more.. Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group.. (TCBG), an NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics, was founded in 1989 and is located at the Beckman Institute of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).. It is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and other federal and private agencies.. Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields.. This book looks at the application of engineering science and technology to biological cells and tissues that are electrically conducting and excitable.. It describes the theory and a wide range of applications in both electric and magnetic fields.. The similarities and differences between bioelectricity and biomagnetism are described in detail from the viewpoint of lead field theory.. This book aims to help with the understanding of the properties of existing bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements and stimulation methods, and to aid with the designing of new systems.. Detailed.. pdf overview of the book including an introduction:.. Bioelectromagnetism - Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields (.. Biofields and Energy Medicine.. There are several forms of biofield-based Energy Medicine:.. Transmission from human to human: The term biofield here refers to some form of energy that is transmitted from one person to another during practices like External Qi Therapy, Reiki, Johrei, Polarity Therapy, Therapeutic Touch, Pranic Healing, and Healing Touch.. More information and list of references:.. NCCAM holds a Think Tank Working Group Meeting on Biofield Energy Medicine.. Frequency Therapy: Technology for diagnosing and treating illness and chronic conditions:.. Energy-Based Medical Technologies and Therapies.. Self-initiated practice:.. Qigong - Energy Medicine for the New Millenium.. What is Energy Medicine?.. Bioelectromagnetic medicine: The role of resonance signaling.. The discovery by Zhadin that ultrasmall magnetic intensities are biologically significant suggests that electromagnetic signaling is endogenous to cell regulation, and consequently that the remarkable effectiveness of EM resonance treatments reflects a fundamental aspect of biological systems.. The mission of the.. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).. is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies.. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.. This is achieved through: research and development of new biomedical imaging and bioengineering techniques and devices to fundamentally improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease; enhancing existing imaging and bioengineering modalities; supporting related research in the physical and mathematical sciences; encouraging research and development in multidisciplinary areas; supporting studies to assess the effectiveness and outcomes of new biologics, materials, processes, devices, and procedures; developing technologies for early disease detection and assessment of health status; and developing advanced imaging and engineering techniques for conducting biomedical research at multiple scales.. Strategic Plan.. Goal 1: Develop innovative biomedical technologies that integrate engineering with the physical and life sciences to solve complex problems and improve health.. Goal 2: Enable patient-centered health care through development of point-of-care, wireless, and personal health informatics technologies.. Goal 3: Transform advances in knowledge of cellular and molecular disease mechanisms into precise medical diagnostics and therapeutics.. Goal 4: Develop medical technologies that are low-cost, effective, and accessible to everyone.. Goal 5: Train the next generation of diverse and interdisciplinary scientists, bioengineers, and health care providers and promote the value of research that synergizes these disciplines.. Electromagnetic Pollution.. Energy-based Medical Technologies and Therapies.. Integrative Medicine and Medical Qigong Therapy.. Introductory Books on Energy Medicine and the Physics of Biology.. Scientific Basis of Qigong and Energy Medicine..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Treating Cancer with Qigong and Energy Medicine
    Descriptive info: Qigong and Energy Medicine for Cancer.. Overview and Resources.. There are over.. 800 abstracts on cancer.. in the.. Frequency Medicine - Detecting and Treating Cancer with Electromagnetism.. Guo Lin Qigong.. Qigong Practices for the Treatment of Cancer.. Social Oncology: Qigong Classes and Group Interaction in the Treatment of Cancer.. Western medical research has shown that Medical Qigong has profound beneficial effects for cancer patients.. For example,.. Impact of Medical Qigong on quality of life, fatigue, mood and inflammation in cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial.. reports on the positive results for the role of Medical Qigong in improving Quality of Life (QOL), immune function, mood and fatigue parameters, reducing inflammation and improving survival in cancer patients.. A Review of Qigong Therapy for Cancer Treatment.. provides an overview of research results on Qigong for cancer.. Studies on Qigong and its curative effect on cancer have demonstrated consistent results for its inhibitory effect on cancer growth and metastasis, in both in vitro and in vivo studies, as well as in clinical observation.. It is possible to reach a general conclusion that Qigong therapy for cancer treatment may be a powerful alternative to what we are using today in treating cancer.. The textbook.. Chinese Medical Qigong.. (in English) has information on Qigong for cancer treatment.. Theory and Practice of Comprehensive Qigong Anti-Cancer Therapy.. contains information on a highly effective Qigong-based treatment regimen resulting in high cancer survival rates.. The International Institute of Medical Qigong Publishing House sells.. books and DVDs on Medical Qigong for cancer treatment.. Qigong and the Treatment of Cancer.. A short film (6:39) about a program specifically addressing cancer patients.. Qigong Benefits Immune Function in Cancer Patients.. People treated with qigong, along with traditional therapies to treat cancer, had a significant improvement in their immune function.. The immune system plays a huge role in eliminating cancer cells that are present in the body.. New cancer study finds benefit in old therapy.. Patients who practiced medical Qigong experienced significant improvements in quality of life, including greater physical, functional, social and emotional wellbeing, and enhanced cognitive functioning, while the control group deteriorated in all of these areas.. Qigong for Cancer: A List of Health Benefits and How to Get Started.. Medical Qigong benefits cancer patients' cognitive function and quality of life while lowering inflammation.. Using Energy Medicine During the Treatment of Cancer - Your Mind has the Power to Heal.. Understanding cancer through proteomics (video 19:55).. Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body.. As Hillis explains it, genomics is not a blueprint but merely shows us a list of the ingredients of the body -- while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce.. Understanding what's going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens.. MORE on proteomics.. Lifestyle and exercise are key to cancer prevention and recovery.. Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major Lifestyle Changes.. This year, more than 1 million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable.. Only 5 10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90 95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle.. The lifestyle factors include cigarette smoking, diet (fried foods, red meat), alcohol, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity.. Exercise Could Fortify Immune System Against Future Cancers.. Physical Activity Significantly Extends Lives of Cancer Survivors.. Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a new study of 1,021 men has found.. During the period while the men were followed, those who expended more than 12,600 kilojoules per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than those who burned fewer than 2,100 kilojoules per week.. Qigong for Cancer Patients and Survivors Video Series.. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center sponsors a video series for cancer survivors.. In.. Qigong for Cancer Survivors.. Integrative Medicine specialist Dr.. Yang Yang who explains Qigong and then demonstrates exercises and meditation to help survivors and care-givers with fatigue, stress, sleep, strength and balance.. Guo Lin was a Chinese artist and dancer who cured herself of cancer through the practice of Qigong over a ten year period.. She modified an old family form of Qigong which she started teaching to cancer patients and people with chronic illness.. Her qigong eventually spread throughout China and to some Western coutries.. In addition to providing a method to treat cancer, Guo Lin basically invented the idea and practice of social oncology.. From a Chinese clinical treatment standpoint, Guo Lin Walking Qigong became the most popular and effective form of Qigong for cancer.. It is also known by the names Guo Lin Qigong, Guo-Lin New Qigong, and New Qigong Therapy.. There is a short description of it in.. The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi.. There is more extensive information in.. The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body's Own Medicine, Movement, Massage, Meditation, Breathing.. Both of these books were written by.. Roger Jahnke, an Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD).. More extensive information on the history of Guo Lin Qigong as well as the history of Qigong and its medical use in China can be found in.. Qigong Fever: Body, Science, and Utopia in China.. The main component of Guo Lin Qigong is breathing a specific way while walking.. It is called xi xi hu breathing (xi = inhale, hu = exhale).. Starting at about 12 seconds, people are in lines doing Guo Lin Qigong.. Starting at 20 seconds you can hear the instructor saying xi ( she ) xi ( she ) hu ( who ).. In English this is inhale, inhale, exhale.. Two inhales as you swing your arms one way, exhale as you swing them to the other.. There are variations on how the arms swing from side to side, but the breathing is always two inhales then one exhale.. It's not really important how exactly you do the hand and arm movements (for example, how high your arms go, how far you swing your arms, your hand positions -- are they up or down, etc), but you do want them to be coordinated with the breathing.. Breathing is coordinated with moving left or right.. Breathing is the most important part of the practice.. There is more information on.. in the Qigong and Energy Medicine Database , including:.. Prevention and Recovery from Cancer Through the practice of Guo Lin s new qigong therapy.. : Cancer patient practitioners of Guo Lin New qigong therapy have experienced optimism, gradual to complete elimination of side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, shrinkage to complete reduction of tumors and even other ailments or chronic disease in the body have been eliminated.. Influence of Guo Lin new qigong on the lung function microcirculation in cancer patients.. : After continuous exercise of Guo-Lin Qigong more than 2 months, we conclude that Guo-Lin Qigong can improve the lung function and microcirculation of cancer patients.. The practice of Guo Lin qigong can enhance the immune system-assisting in the prevention and recovery from cancer.. : With 26 years of medical experiences with Guo Lin Qigong, it has proven that Guo Lin Qigong is of great benefit for all cancer patients; irrespective of the stage of their uterus, digestive tract, intestines, esophagus, leukemia or the lymph gland.. To date, we have treated tens of thousands of patients from approximately 25 countries throughout Asia, the America and Europe.. Through laboratory experiments in China, it has been found that oxygen is the enemy of cancer cells, which cannot exist among oxygen.. Guo Lin Qigong therapy increases the oxygen content in the blood.. Many positive results can occur with three to six months of practice.. There is a strong social interaction component to the practice of Guo Lin Qigong for cancer.. In the United States, this is now referred to as.. social oncology.. More on Xi, Xi, Hu Breathing.. Practice Xi, Xi, Hu breathing (i.. e.. Tai Chi, Qigong, Mind-Body practice, or Mind-Body Energetics, whatever you want to call it ) while sitting:.. Qigong Medical Doctors and Therapists.. The people most familiar with the use of Qigong in medicine are Doctors of Oriental Medicine (OMD), Doctors of Medical Qigong (DMQ), Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM), or Medical Qigong Therapists.. Devatara Holman, MS, MA, LAc.. is a Qigong Master and acupuncturist and has experience working with cancer patients.. In addition, she specializes in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Medical Qigong Therapy, Herbal Medicine, and Remote Healing.. For more information see.. Marin Oriental Medicine.. Emei Qigong Buddhist Medicine.. Consultations are available individually at the Marin Oriental Medicine Clinic as well as long distance and via Skype.. Music Therapy for Cancer.. Music therapy in supportive cancer care.. Music therapy is an effective form of supporting cancer care for patients during the treatment process.. It may be also basic for planning effective programs of rehabilitation to promote wellness, improve physical and emotional well-being and the quality of life.. Randomized clinical trial of therapeutic music video intervention for resilience outcomes in adolescents/young adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant: A report from the Children's Oncology Group.. Music videos help young cancer patients during treatment.. Music helpls cancer patients.. Music interventions significantly ameliorate anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue in cancer patients, especially adults.. Music interventions were more effective in adults than in children or adolescents and more effective when patients, rather than researchers, chose the music.. Clinical Trials and Research Studies of Qigong and Energy Medicine for the Treatment of Cancer.. 12-week randomized controlled trial finds Qigong may be an effective nonpharmacological intervention for the management of prostate cancer survivors' fatigue and distress.. Qigong improves quality of life in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.. Benefits were particularly evident for patients who had preintervention elevated levels of depressive symptoms.. The study, published in the journal Cancer, is the first to examine qigong in patients actively receiving radiation therapy and include a follow-up period to assess benefits over time.. MORE: See.. Qigong Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients.. University of Texas M.. Anderson Center news release.. Chinese systematic review finds qigong/tai chi had positive effects on the cancer-specific quality of life, fatigue, immune function and cortisol level of cancer patients.. Qigong Could Decrease Fatigue In Prostate Cancer Survivors.. The slow, meditative exercise of Qigong could help prostate cancer survivors beat a common side effect of the condition, according to a small new study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.. Researchers  ...   of life and physiological changes in breast cancer patients beyond the benefits of simple stretching exercises, and these benefits appear to have long-term durability.. Integrative Medicine Classes Help Breast Cancer Survivors Recover.. UCSF s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine with evidence-based practices from other healing traditions, including meditation, yoga, tai chi and qigong.. This approach has become a popular way for cancer survivors and others who are recovering from debilitating illnesses to regain strength and balance after chemotherapy and surgery.. Others benefit from stress-reduction programs.. Stanford review links stress and psychosocial support to cancer survival.. Effective psychosocial support improves quantity as well as quality of life with cancer.. There is evidence that chronic depression predicts poorer prognosis with cancer.. An Oncology Mind-Body Medicine Day Care Clinic: Concept and Case Presentation.. Cancer diagnosis and treatment are often associated with physical and psychosocial impairments.. Many cancer patients request complementary and alternative therapies such as mind-body medicine.. A mind-body medicine day care clinic was found to alleviate psychological consequences of cancer and its treatment.. Tai Chi & Qigong at Simmons Cancer Institute.. Simmons Cancer Institute.. in Springfield, Illinois is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their cancer care needs through medical education, biomedical research, patient care, and community service.. The Simmons Cancer Institute belongs to the School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University (SIU), and its Side by Side Wellness Health Program has been providing valuable health benefits to cancer survivors in the region by offering free mind-body exercise classes, which can be a great model for other health care institutes.. For social oncology, also see.. Frequency Medicine - Detecting and Treating Cancer with Electromagnetism.. Also see.. Review of electromagnetic techniques for breast cancer detection.. This paper focuses on reviewing the main electromagnetic techniques for breast cancer detection, including the cutting edge research in microwave imaging, electrical impedance tomography, diffuse optical tomography, microwave radiometry, biomagnetic detection, biopotential detection, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).. Cancer cells give off lower energy signals than health cells, allowing the cancerous cells to be non-invasively detected with a diagnostic device.. Bio-effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) in context of cancer therapy.. The therapeutic advantages of EMF could be effectively harnessed for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.. This review examines recent findings relating to the mechanisms of action underlying the bio-effects induced by non-ionizing EMF.. It's encouraging to see that the study of the use of electromagnetic fields in healing, especially for cancer, is coming out of the closet.. Too many tens of billions of dollars have been misappropriated on the pursuit of ineffective genetic and pharmaceutical treatments for chronic conditions instead of more promising energy-based treatments.. Microsecond and nanosecond electric pulses in cancer treatments.. The aim of this review is to summarize the present data on the electroporation-based techniques: electrochemotherapy (ECT), nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs), and irreversible electroporation (IRE).. ECT is a safe, easy, and efficient technique for the treatment of solid tumors that uses cell-permeabilizing electrical pulses to enhance the activity of a non-permeant (bleomycin) or low permeant (cisplatin) anticancer drug with a very high intrinsic cytotoxicity.. The most interesting feature of ECT is its unique ability to selectively kill tumor cells without harming normal surrounding tissue.. ECT is already used widely in the clinics in Europe.. nsPEFs could represent a drug free, purely electrical cancer therapy.. They allow the inhibition of tumor growth, and interestingly, nsPEF can target intracellular organelles.. This paper focuses on reviewing the main electromagnetic techniques for breast cancer detection.. More specifically, this work reviews the cutting edge research in microwave imaging, electrical impedance tomography, diffuse optical tomography, microwave radiometry, biomagnetic detection, biopotential detection, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).. Three-dimensional thermoacoustic imaging for early breast cancer detection.. Microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography (TAT) is a noninvasive modality based on the differences in microwave absorption of various biological tissues.. The experimental results indicate that TAT has a great potential to be used for detecting early-stage breast cancers with high contrast and high resolution.. There is clinical evidence that very low and safe levels of amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields may elicit therapeutic responses in patients with cancer.. Irreversible electroporation: the evolution of a laboratory technique to be used in interventional oncology.. Electroporation involves applying electric field pulses to cells, leading to the alteration or destruction of cell membranes.. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) creates permanent defects in cell membranes and induces cell death.. By directly targeting IRE to tumors, percutaneous nonthermal ablation is possible.. The history of IRE, evolution of concepts, theory, biological applications, and clinical data regarding its safety and efficacy are discussed.. Low intensity and frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields selectively impair breast cancer cell viability.. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) may represent a new therapeutic approach to treat breast cancer without affecting normal tissues in a manner that is non-invasive.. Non-Invasive In Vivo Characterization of Breast Tumors Using Photon Migration Spectroscopy.. Frequency-domain photon migration (FDPM) is a non-invasive optical technique that utilizes intensity-modulated, near-infrared (NIR) light to quantitatively measure optical properties in thick tissues.. The metabolic demands of hormonal stimulation and cancer tumor growth are detectable using photon migration techniques.. Preliminary studies show that unique breast tumor optical signatures are, in fact, detectable in human subjects.. Measurements provide quantitative optical property values that reflect changes in tissue perfusion, oxygen consumption, and cell/matrix development.. The potential of terahertz imaging for cancer diagnosis: A review of investigations to date.. The terahertz region lies between the microwave and infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum such that it is strongly attenuated by water and very sensitive to water content.. Terahertz radiation has very low photon energy and thus it does not pose any ionization hazard for biological tissues.. Because of these characteristic properties, there has been an increasing interest in terahertz imaging and spectroscopy for biological applications within the last few years and more and more terahertz spectra are being reported, including spectroscopic studies of cancer.. The presence of cancer often causes increased blood supply to affected tissues and a local increase in tissue water content may be observed: this acts as a natural contrast mechanism for terahertz imaging of cancer.. Furthermore the structural changes that occur in affected tissues have also been shown to contribute to terahertz image contrast.. This paper introduces terahertz technology and provides a short review of recent advances in terahertz imaging and spectroscopy techniques.. In particular investigations relating to the potential of terahertz imaging and spectroscopy for cancer diagnosis will be highlighted.. Low-pressure pulsed focused ultrasound with microbubbles promotes an anticancer immunological response.. High-intensity focused-ultrasound (HIFU) has been successfully employed for thermal ablation of tumors in clinical settings.. Continuous- or pulsed-mode HIFU may also induce a host antitumor immune response, mainly through expansion of antigen-presenting cells in response to increased cellular debris and through increased macrophage activation/infiltration.. Here we demonstrated that another form of focused ultrasound delivery, using low-pressure, pulsed-mode exposure in the presence of microbubbles (MBs), may also trigger an antitumor immunological response and inhibit tumor growth.. Curing Cancer With Ultra Radio Frequencies.. The cells with very weak vibrations, when placed in the field of multiple vibrations, finds its own frequency and starts again to oscillate normally through the phenomenon of resonance.. Early Cancer Cures were Based on Mitogenic Radiation.. Gurwitsch's mitogenic wave theory encouraged Nikola Tesla to develop a mitogenic impulse-wave therapy capable of curing cancer.. Tesla's high-frequency electrical currents are bringing about highly beneficial results in dealing with cancer, surpassing anything that could be accomplished with ordinary surgery.. In 1934, the University of Southern California appointed a Special Medical Research Committee to study 16 terminal cancer patients from Pasadena County Hospital that would be treated with mitogenic impulse wave technology, developed by Dr.. Royal Raymond Rife.. After four months the Medical Research Committee reported that 14 of the 16 formerly-terminal patients appeared cured.. Beating breast cancer - Targeted radiation shortens treatment, reduces side effects.. Microwave Radiometry and Breast Cancer.. The tissues of the body emit natural radiation in the microwave frequency band.. The intensity of radiation is in direct proportion to the temperature of the tissue.. Thus, microwave radiometry is a non-invasive means of detecting internal tissue temperature.. There are many advantages to Radiometry Screening including no signal being passed into the body.. There are no radiation hazards and thus, it is completely safe for both patient and operator.. Information on energy-based devices for healing, illness diagnosis, therapy, regeneration of cells, stimulation of the immune system, and treating acute and chronic conditions.. Beating breast cancer.. Targeted radiation shortens treatment, reduces side effects.. Advances in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in recent years have often been driven by improved radiologic tools.. More precise diagnostic imaging methods such as digital mammography, MRI and 3-D ultrasound have allowed us to detect cancer cells at earlier and more curable stages.. At the same time, the development of more targeted radiotherapies in cancer treatment has provided the capability to focus directly on tumors while protecting healthy parts of the body from harmful side effects.. New MRI/Ultrasound Imaging Improves Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment.. A new combination MRI-ultrasound imaging system can result in fewer biopsies and better treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients.. How Royal Raymond Rife Cured Cancer.. Royal Raymond Rife and the Cancer Cure That Worked!.. PDF).. The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression.. (Book).. Bioelectical Impedance Analysis (BIA), Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA).. BIA and BIVA.. are non-invasive methods utilizing passing an electrical current through the body to measure body composition.. L-dex ratio in detecting breast cancer-related lymphedema: reliability, sensitivity, and specificity.. Advances in bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) permit the assessment of lymphedema by directly measuring lymph fluid changes.. The objective of the study was to examine the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of cross-sectional assessment of BIA in detecting lymphedema in a large metropolitan clinical setting.. BIA was used to measure lymph fluid changes.. Limb volume by sequential circumferential tape measurement was used to validate the presence of lymphedema.. Bioimpedance vector pattern in women with breast cancer detected by bioelectric impedance vector analysis.. Preliminary observations.. The study was conducted to evaluate soft tissue hydration and mass through pattern analysis of vector plots as height, normalized resistance, and reactance measurements by bioelectric impedance vector analysis (BIVA) in patients with breast cancer.. Infrared thermography is a well-known method of superficial screening.. Unfortunately, infra-red thermography has only a very limited depth of penetration approximately 2 mm.. Microwave radiometry detects signals at a much greater depth, ranging from 2 millimetres to seven centimetres, depending on the water content of the tissue.. The breast, being soft tissue, provides an ideal organ for radiometry examination.. Related Links.. Bioenergetic Basis of Life..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Classes
    Descriptive info: The Qigong Institute does not sponsor classes.. Check the Qigong Institute.. Teacher Directory.. to see whether there is a teacher near you offering classes.. Try the links in the See Also section of the.. page.. Google using the search string 'qigong mycity ' or 'tai chi mycity ' where mycity is the name of a city, town, state, region, province, country, or some other geographical designation for the area you live in.. For example, if you are searching for classes near San Francisco, type qigong san francisco or tai chi san francisco.. ONLINE CLASSES.. The Qi Center.. Wisdom Healing Qigong..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Energy-based Medical Technolgies and Therapies
    Descriptive info: What is Energy Medicine.. Acupuncture.. Bioenergetic Basis of Life.. Energy Medicine is the use of electromagnetism in medicine for diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and wellness.. Nikola Tesla is credited as being the first to publish research results on the use of high frequency electrical currents in medical applications.. His benchmark.. High Frequency Oscillators for Electro-therapeutic and Other Purposes.. was published in 1898.. Since that time, electromedicine has had a checkered history of acceptance by governmental regulatory agencies and the established western medical community.. For energy-based medical practices and therapies such as Qigong and Tai Chi that do not require technology, see.. Integrative Medicine and Medical Qigong Therapy,.. Introductory books, articles, and information on Energy Medicine can be found on.. This page describes the use of electromagnetic technology in medical practice and bioelectromagnetic research.. Integrity Research Institute.. Electronic antioxidants produced by bioelectromagnetic therapy can satisfy and terminate free radicals by abundantly supplying the key ingredient usually found only in encapsulated antioxidant supplements.. the electron.. There are many bioelectromagnetic devices re-emerging in the 21st century, based on high voltage Tesla coils, that apparently bring beneficial health improvements to human organisms.. Electromedicine or electromagnetic medicine are the terms applied to such developments in the ELF, RF, IR, visible or UV band.. With short term, non-contacting exposures of several minutes at a time, such high voltage Tesla PEMF devices may represent the ideal, non-invasive therapy of the future, accompanied by a surprising lack of harmful side effects.. A biophysical rationale for the benefits of BEM healing a wide variety of illnesses including cancer, proposes a correlation between a bioelectromagnetically restores transmembrane potential, and the electron transport across cell membranes by electroportation, with normal cell metabolism and immune system enhancement.. first 20 pages.. of Bioelectromagnetic Healing are also online in.. PDF form.. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Electromedicine.. Free radical proliferation is linked to pathological changes that cause cellular malfunction or mutation (i.. cancer) as well as protein degradation.. Free radicals.. also play a large role in causing damage to all cells of the body but particularly the immune system.. Free radicals also deplete cellular energy by interfering with mitochondrial function and contribute to shortened lifespan, according to studies with animal species.. Cellular energy generation in the mitochondria is both a key source and key target of oxidative stress in the cells.. Seeking an electron to complete the radical, free radicals cause chain reactions as electrons are ripped from molecules, creating another free radical.. Cellular energy generation in the mitochondria is both a key source and key target of oxidant stress in the cell.. One can therefore envision a model whereby the inevitable increased production of free radicals compromises mitochondrial efficiency and eventually energy output in a detrimental feedback.. The electrical currents set up by the heart, brain, muscles, the retina, and by other tissues and organs give rise to electric fields that are measurable at the surface of the body.. These fields are used in medical diagnosis.. Energy medicine is the diagnostic and therapeutic use of energy (heat, light, sound, gravity, pressure, vibration, electricity, magnetism, chemical energy, electromagnetism) whether produced by or detected by a medical device or by the human body.. Energy medicine recognizes that the human body utilizes various forms of energy for communications involved in physiological regulations.. Energy medicine involves energy of particular frequencies and intensities and wave shapes that stimulate the repair of one or more tissues.. James Oschman.. Theory and Practice of Energy Medicine.. Frequency Medicine.. Frequency Medicine, Frequency Therapy, Electromedicine, Electrotherapy, Electromagnetic Healing, Bioelectromagnetic Medicine, and Electromagnetic Medicine are all terms applied to the use of portions of the electromagnetic spectrum such as Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) , Radio Frequency (RF), InfraRed (IR), visible light, or Ultra Violet (UV) band to affect the health and well-being of humans.. Devices based upon particular frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum have a wide variety of healing and health improvement benefits such as curing illness, relieving pain, and restoring function.. These devices which operate by delivering an electromagnetic pulse of a particlar frequency for a particular amount of time have been found to provide the ideal, non-invasive therapy.. Frequency Medicine is poised to become a dominant force in medicine in the 21st Century.. For an overview of the medical use of electromagnetic (EM) frequencies for therapy and healing, and specific EM therapeutic methods and tools, see.. Healing with Electromedicine and Sound Therapies.. For even more comprehensive information on energy-based technologies, devices, and their use for therapy, complementary therapies and how to use them, and holistic health, see.. Crash Course in Frequency Therapy (video: 12:41).. Frequency devices typically work by targeting a pathogen's mortal oscillatory rate (MOR) to disable or kill it.. Pathogens can be oscillated to destruction by applying resonant frequencies that cause the pathogen to lose it's integrity.. In addition, many frequency devices have therapeutic and healing effects of cell regeneration and stimulation of the immune response.. New Therapy for Depression.. Using a mild electric current to stimulate the brain has shown promise in several studies.. Frequency therapies can increase cell energy, normalize membrane conductivity, lessen oxidative stress, reduce the amounts of inflammatory chemicals in the blood, improve protein synthesis, boost feel-good endorphin levels, restore depleted adrenal function, and enhance immune function.. The restoration of these metabolic processes leads to the regeneration of tissue as well as resistance to disease.. Rife machines, frequency generators, and how to make the body as healthy as possible.. A Brief History of the Use of Electricity for Pain Treatment.. Neuromuscular electrostimulation techniques: historical aspects and current possibilities in treatment of pain and muscle waisting.. The pain relieving action of electricity is explained in particular by two main mechanisms: first, segmental inhibition of pain signals to the brain in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord and second, activation of the descending inhibitory pathway with enhanced release of endogenous opioids and other neurochemical compounds (serotonin, noradrenaline, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), acetylcholine and adenosine).. The modern electrotherapy of neuromusculo-skeletal pain is based in particular on the following types: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS or electro-acupuncture) and spinal cord stimulation (SCS).. Energy-based technologies are accepted by the medical community as essential tools for diagnosis.. However, energy therapies, research, and clinical applications and trials have not been as widely embraced (although this is slowly and inexorably changing -- see.. Western Medicine's Increasing Acceptance of Qigong and Energy Medicine.. The following is a partial list of energy-based technologies and therapies.. It is further evidence of the acceptance of Energy Medicine by Western Medicine.. For a comprehensive treatment of energy therapies, see.. Inserting needles at particular points in the body to alleviate pain or cure illness by balancing the body's energy.. Types of acupuncture include manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture (EA) and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS).. Low- and high-frequency transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation induces different effects on cerebral μ-opioid receptor availability.. Systematic studies have demonstrated that acupuncture or electroacupuncture (EA) analgesia is based on their accelerating endogenous opioid release to activate opioid receptors and that EA of different frequencies is mediated by different opioid receptors in specific areas of the central nervous system.. More on Acupuncture.. Ariculotherapy.. Electrical stimulation of the ear to treat health conditions in other parts of the body.. Fluid management in the intensive care unit: bioelectrical impedance vector analysis as a tool to assess hydration status and optimal fluid balance in critically ill patients.. Bioelectrogenesis.. The generation of electricity by living organisms.. A nerve impluse is an example.. Bioelectrography.. See.. Gas Discharge Visualization.. The interaction between biological items and photons.. Bronchoscopy.. Endocbrochial ultrasound.. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB).. Summary of the British Thoracic Society Guidelines for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in adults.. The guideline covers transbronchial needle aspiration and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration, electrocautery/diathermy, argon plasma coagulation and thermal laser, cryotherapy, cryoextraction, photodynamic therapy, brachytherapy, tracheobronchial stenting, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, endobronchial valves for emphysema and bronchial thermoplasty for asthma.. Chromotherapy.. See Light Therapy.. Colored Light Therapy (Chromotherapy).. Colorpuncture.. See Laser Therapy.. Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT/CT).. X-ray Computed Tomography (CT).. Combines multiple x-rays via computers to create 3-dimensional images of parts of the body.. One specific implementation is.. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography.. (SPECT).. Chinese researchers have used SPECT technology to show the beneficial effects of eletroacupunture for treating childrens autism.. Although CT scans are the most accurate diagnostic technology for certain conditions, they can also expose patients to the risk of excessive or unnecessary radiation.. Identification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in lung cancer screening computed tomographic scans.. Journal of the American Medical Association.. First clinical trial of tomographic neurofeedback in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Evaluation of voluntary cortical control.. Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT).. Also known as Diffuse Optical Imaging and Near Infrared Optical Tomography.. Optical imaging - Wikipedia.. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).. Most common test for measuring bone mineral density.. Radiographic absoptiometry.. Electrical Impedence Tomography (EIT).. A non-invasive medical imaging technique.. Patient examinations using electrical impedance tomography-sources of interference in the intensive care unit.. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is expected to become a valuable tool for monitoring mechanically ventilated patients due to its ability to continuously assess regional lung ventilation and aeration.. Electrical Properties Tomography (EPT).. Recent progress and future challenges in MR electric properties tomography.. MR Electric Properties Tomography (EPT) is a lately developed medical imaging modality capable of visualizing both conductivity and permittivity of the patient.. Electroacupuncture According to Voll (EAV).. The use of electrodes and low-voltage currents in conjunction with acupunture points.. Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG).. Measures the electrical current of the heart.. Electrochemotherapy (ECT).. Wikipedia: Electrochemotherapy is a type of chemotherapy that allows delivery of non-permeant drugs to the cell interior.. It is based on the local application of short and intense electric pulses that transiently permeabilize the cell membrane, thus allowing transport of molecules otherwise not permitted by the membrane.. electroporation.. Electro-crystal Therapy.. Electro-crystal therapy.. uses pulsed high-frequency EM stimulation of crystals to balance the human energy field.. Electroencephalogram (EEG).. Electroencephalography measures the electrical current of the brain.. Intracranial EEG (iEEG) is a particular application of this technology where the electrodes are actually inserted into the brain.. It is being used, for example, with epilepsy patients.. Low Resolution Brain Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA) can be performed on the EEG recordings to compute the intracortical distribution of neuroelectrical activity.. Dynamics of electrocorticographic (ECoG) activity in human temporal and frontal cortical areas during music listening.. Signals recorded from the surface of the brain (electrocorticography (ECoG)) encode information about the sound intensity of music.. ECoG activity in the high gamma band recorded from the posterior part of the superior temporal gyrus as well as from an isolated area in the precentral gyrus was observed to be highly correlated with the sound intensity of music.. Electrogastrogram (EGG).. Also see Magnetogastrogram.. Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL).. A flexible probe breaks up small kidney stones with shock waves generated by electricity.. Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging (EMAI).. Electromagnetic acoustic imaging (EMAI) is a new imaging technique that uses long-wavelength RF electromagnetic (EM) waves to induce ultrasound emission.. See Ultrasound.. Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB).. Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy Performed by Thoracic Surgeons: One Center's Early Success.. Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy.. Electromagnetic bronchoscopy (ENB) is an emerging technology that allows the practitioner the ability to both sample and treat small peripheral pulmonary lesions.. In experienced centers, ENB provides high rates of diagnostic yield for small lesions and a complication rate significantly lower than that of more conventional diagnostic modalities.. Electromyography (EMG).. Measures electrical activity generated by muscles.. Electron Holography.. Electron Holography Produces First Image of a Single Protein.. This research demonstrates the imaging of proteins using low energy electron beams that don t destroy biomolecules.. Low energy electron beams have a wavelength of about a nanometer with is perfect for measuring proteins as well as holography.. Electron Microscopy.. Microscopy using an electron beam instead of light to form an image.. An.. electron microscope.. (EM) is a type of microscope that uses an electron beam to illuminate a specimen and produce a magnified image.. Electro-Photonic Imaging (EPI).. See GDV.. Electrophysiology.. The study of the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues.. Electroporation.. Wikipedia: Electroporation, or electropermeabilization, is a significant increase in the electrical conductivity and permeability of the cell plasma membrane caused by an externally applied electrical field.. It is usually used in molecular biology as a way of introducing some substance into a cell, such as loading it with a molecular probe, a drug that can change the cell's function, or a piece of coding DNA.. New local treatments based on electromagnetic fields have been developed as non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments of tumors.. In particular, short electric pulses can induce important non-thermal changes in cell physiology, especially the permeabilization of the cell membrane.. Gene electrotransfer.. Electrochemotherapy.. which are two types of electroporation.. Electro-scanning Method (ESM).. ESM uses sound and radio frequencies to create three-dimensional numerical information in decibel levels about a subject's energy field.. Electroshock Therapy (ECT).. Also called.. electroconvulsive therapy.. This is administered to patients under anesthesia.. Also see Transcranial direct current stimulation.. Endobroncial Ultrasound (EBUS).. External Beam Radiation Therapy.. Radiation Therapy.. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) or Technology (ESWT).. Highly focused sound (shock) waves projected from outside the body pulverize kidney stones anywhere in the urinary system.. Also see Ultrasound.. EWST has proven effective for tendon and ligament injuries, wound healing, osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease, removal of kidney stones, treating plantar faschitis and rotator cuff injuries, and more.. PulseVet.. has been very successful on animals, and it has been successful with humans too.. Shockwave Therapy.. Fluorescence imaging and Fluoresence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Microscopy.. Deep-tissue focal fluorescence imaging with digitally time-reversed ultrasound-encoded light.. Fluoresence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) is a photophysical process that can be exploited to obtain highly sensitive information about protein-protein interactions.. FRET is a phenomenon in which energy is transferred between two appropriate fluorophores called donor and acceptor that are in proper orientation and distance (usually,.. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy imaging of live cell protein localizations.. The current advances in fluorescence microscopy, coupled with the development of new fluorescent probes, make fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) a powerful technique for studying molecular interactions inside living cells with improved spatial (angstrom) and temporal (nanosecond) resolution, distance range, and sensitivity and a broader range of biological applications.. Quantitative intensity-based FRET approaches--a comparative snapshot.. Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) has become an important tool for analyzing different aspects of interactions among biological macromolecules in their native environments.. FRET analysis has also been successfully applied to study the spatiotemporal regulation of various cellular processes using genetically encoded FRET-based biosensors.. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).. Diagnostic technique for obtaining images of soft body tissue via magnetic fields and the radio waves generated by them.. Imaging the functional connectivity of the Periaqueductal Gray during genuine and sham electroacupuncture treatment.. fcMRI carries MRI a step further by monitoring continuous treatment activity instead of brief and intermittent activity.. fcMRI was used to characterize the difference in connectivity in key brain regions due to genuine vs.. sham acupuncture.. The intrinsic functional connectivity changes among key brain regions in the pain matrix and default mode network during genuine EA compared with sham EA.. We speculate that continuous genuine EA stimulation can modify the coupling of spontaneous activity in brain regions that play a role in modulating pain perception.. Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) - University of Michigan Functional MRI Laboratory.. Brain regions associated with meditation-related anxiety relief were found to be remarkably consistent with the principles of being mindful.. Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging was used to identify brain regions activated during meditation.. Arterial spin labeling allows the weighting of the fMRI signal by the actual cerebral blood flow.. What does that MRI signal MEAN, anyway?.. See also MRI.. Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV).. is a new and controversial field within physics whose purpose is to study the electric emissions of objects and living organisms.. The method used in bioelectrography is called the Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technique.. It is a more advanced technique than.. Kirlian photography.. and has been accepted as a medical technology by the Russian Ministry of Health.. It creates a computer model inreal time of the energies measured by GDV, and is thought to be able to perceive 'imbalances' in energy fields which can then be used as a tool for medical diagnosis.. Technically, GDV is capturing the image of gas discharge during exposure to EMF.. The cells exposed to the EMF produce a burst of electron-ion emission and optical radiation light quanta in the visual and ultraviolet light regions of the EM spectrum.. These particles and photons initiate electron-ion avalanches, which create the gas discharge along the dielectric surface.. A spatial distribution of discharge channels is registered via glass plate by an optical system with a CCD TV camera, and then it is digitized.. The avalanche effect amplification of the object response can only occur in ionized gas and does not work in a vacuum.. Stress Reduction with Osteopathy Assessed with GDV Electrophotonic Imaging: Effects of Osteopathy Treatment.. Gas Discharge Visualization camera used to assess subjects before and after osteopathy treatment.. GDV is also called Electro-Photonic Imaging (EPI).. Gel Electrophoresis.. A method for separation and analysis of macromolecules (DNA, RNA and proteins) and their fragments, based on their size and.. charge.. Gene Electrotranser.. Gene electrotranser enables transer of genetic material into cells.. It is based on electroporation.. High Tone External Muscle Stimulation (HTEMS).. HTEMS is a form of electrostimulation.. The modern electrotherapy of neuromusculo- skeletal pain is based in particular on the following types: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS or electro-acupuncture) and spinal cord stimulation (SCS).. In mild to moderate pain, TENS and PENS are effective methods, whereas SCS is very useful for therapy of refractory neuropathic or ischemic pain.. In 2005, high tone external muscle stimulation (HTEMS) was introduced.. In diabetic peripheral neuropathy, its analgesic action was more pronounced than TENS application.. HTEMS appeared also to have value in the therapy of symptomatic peripheral neuropathy in end-stage renal disease (ESRD).. Besides its pain-relieving effect, electrical stimulation is of major importance for prevention or treatment of muscle dysfunction and sarcopenia.. In controlled clinical studies electrical myostimulation (EMS) has been shown to be effective against the sarcopenia of patients with chronic congestive heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ESRD.. Intravital Microscopy.. Imaging of live animals at microscopic resolution (intravital microscopy, IVM) represents a powerful tool for addressing such questions.. IVM can reveal cellular responses over time and space and can be conducted under conditions closely approximating those of a natural environment.. This is crucial because cellular behavior is influenced by many factors including cytokine gradients, interactions with other cellular and extracellular components, anatomical compartmentaliza- tion, and forces of fluid flow.. Recent advances in intravital imaging of dynamic biological systems.. Intravital multiphoton microscopy has opened a new era in the field of biological imaging.. Focal excitation of fluorophores by simultaneous attack of multiple (normally two ) photons generates images with high spatial resolution, and use of near-infrared lasers for multiphoton excitation allows penetration of thicker specimens, enabling biologists to visualize living cellular dynamics deep inside tissues and organs without thin sectioning.. Iontophoresis.. Iontophoresis is the introduction of ionizable drugs through intact skin by the administration of continuous, direct electrical current into the tissues of the body.. Laser Doppler Flowmetry.. Measures blood flow based on the laser Doppler principle.. x.. Light Therapy, Low-Intensity Light Therapy (LILT), Laser Therapy.. Len Saputo on infrared light therapy:.. Photonic stimulation sounds like Star Trek medicine -- something out of the future that seems too far-fetched to exist in today s world.. However, quantum healing with near infrared light photons is a reality today and is poised to become an essential technology in medical practice for years to come.. This powerful, effective, safe, and affordable technology is revolutionizing medical treatment for pain, many neurological disorders, and a wide variety of musculoskeletal and soft tissue maladies.. Many health problems that had previously been notoriously difficult or even impossible to successfully manage can now benefit from photonic stimulation.. This therapy is being used in diabetic and other neuropathies, sports and other injuries, plantar fascitis, cervical and lumbar disc disease, repetitive stress injuries, postoperataive pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, and other conditions.. Red/near-infrared irradiation therapy for treatment of central nervous system injuries and disorders.. R/NIR irradiation therapy (R/NIR-IT) has not been widely adopted in clinical practice for CNS injury or disease for a number of reasons, which include the following.. The mechanism/s of action and implications of penetration have not been thoroughly addressed.. The large range of treatment intensities, wavelengths and devices  ...   traditional options such as myomectomy.. Most thermal ablation devices involve hyperthermia (heating of tissue), which entails the conversion of an external electromagnetic or ultrasound waves into intracellular mechanical energy, generating heat.. Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of renal tumors: technological principles and outcomes.. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive, energy-based, needle-ablative treatment modality that is currently being used to treat small renal masses (SRMs) and offers advantages over extirpative techniques.. RFA treats SRM with heat induced by the tissue impedance to radiofrequency current emitted from a needle probe within the SRM.. Another example of radiation therapy is the use of.. External Beam Radiation and Brachytherapy.. for.. Mesothelioma.. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) also uses brachytherapy:.. Radio telemetry enables monitoring of cardiovascular functions such as systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate.. A more general term for this is.. biotelemetry.. A.. Radioelectric Asymmetric Conveyer REAC-CRM.. device applies radiofrequency fields to body parts.. Radioelectric asymmetric stimulation of tissues as treatment for post-traumatic injury symptoms.. For the past few years, treatment of contusions and associated symptoms, such as bruising, pain, and loss of function, has involved instrument-based therapies, ie, lasers, electromagnetic fields, and electrical stimulation.. In this study, tissue optimization (TO) sessions were applied using a radioelectric asymmetric conveyor (REAC) for the treatment of contusions and associated symptoms.. REAC-TO is able to promote regeneration and repair processes in the human body.. External Beam Radiation Therapy Reduces Risk of Subsequent Mastectomy in Patients with Invasive Breast Cancer.. Standard external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) provided a higher breast preservation rate than brachytherapy in women age 66 and older with invasive breast cancer.. Raman Spectroscopy.. Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy.. Vibrational spectroscopy: a tool being developed for the noninvasive monitoring of wound healing.. Vibrational spectroscopy, specifically Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, offers the capability to accurately detect and identify the various molecules that compose the extracellular matrix during wound healing in their native state.. The identified changes might provide the objective markers of wound healing, which can then be integrated with clinical characteristics to guide the management of wounds.. Neuroscientists Use Lightwaves to Improve Brain Tumor Surgery.. Rife Machine.. EM healing device utilizing radio transmission.. Healing with Electromedicine and Sound Therapies - Part 1.. Royal Rife was persecuted by the existing medical establishment and his work was distroyed (see.. Suppression of Energy Medicine.. His cure for cancer was discovered in the 1930's.. It is only now starting to show up in treatments.. For more complete information see:.. Sacral Nerve Stimuation (SNS).. Sacral nerve stimulation, also termed sacral neuromodulation, involves the implantation of a programmable stimulator subcutaneously which delivers low amplitude electrical stimulation via a lead to the sacral nerve to treat such complications as fecal incontinence.. Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) or acupuncture for the treatment for fecal incontinence: a clinical commentary.. Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has become an established therapy worldwide for the treatment for fecal incontinence.. A large number of papers have been published over the years, and SNS is generally considered very effective with improved continence and quality of life for most patients.. Scanning Kelvin Probe.. Scanning Kelvin Probe.. is a state-of-the-art device that measures electrical potential without actually touching the skin.. SCIO Frequency Healing Technology.. SCIO.. measures and balances the body's electro-physiological activity.. Shockwave therapy is a relatively new treatment option in orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine.. Shockwaves (high frequency sound waves) are used to treat many orthopedic conditions, including plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), patellar tendinitis (jumper s knee), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer s elbow) and shoulder tendinitis.. Multiple studies have been conducted to assess the efficacy of shockwave therapy.. Many have shown a positive response versus placebo treatment and others have shown no benefit over placebo.. No studies have reported any significant side effects when utilized for orthopedic conditions.. However, there are some orthopedic conditions for which this technology is contraindicated.. Shockwave Therapy - Southern California Orthopedic Institute.. Pulse-vet.. com - The veterinary use of shock wave therapy.. White papers.. Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications On High-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave for Musculoskeletal Conditions.. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in musculoskeletal disorders.. Shortwave Diathermy.. (SWD).. Elevation of tissue temperature via electromagnetic waves.. Effectiveness of thermal and athermal short-wave diathermy for the management of knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. The case for over-the-counter shortwave therapy: safe and effective devices for pain management.. Pulsed shortwave diathermy, an electromagnetic therapy, has been in clinical use for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain for many decades.. Innovation, miniaturization and advances in technology have allowed for the development of a new generation of shortwave devices that deliver a localized, low fixed dose of shortwave therapy.. Clinical research has shown that these novel shortwave devices can be used safely in order to reduce acute and chronic pain, as well as the need for pain medications.. Their ease of use and safety profile make low-dose shortwave devices an attractive alternative, or adjunct therapy, to pharmacological-based pain therapies.. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).. A medical imaging technique using gamma rays.. A neuroimaging application of SPECT is the measurement of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) during a task, for example:.. Neuroimaging during Trance State: A Contribution to the Study of Dissociation.. Sonogram.. Spinal Cord Stimulation.. Superconducting Quantum Interface Device (SQUID).. Diagnostic device that can detect minute magnetic fields.. SQUIDS map biomagnetic fields produced by physiological processes in the body.. One example is recording the magnetic field of the heart (magnetocardiography).. Since thinking causes electrical signals in the brain which in turn produce magnetic fields, it's possible to detect thoughts, even at a distance, using SQUIDS.. Fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG): moving forward in the establishment of clinical reference data by advanced biomagnetic instrumentation and analysis.. Fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG) is a non-invasive technique measuring magnetic signals generated by fetal heart activity.. Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (SXRF).. A form of electromagnetic radiation used in physics and biomedical research.. Thermoacoustic Tomography (TAT).. see Microwave.. Terahertz imaging.. Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS).. A type of brain stimulation caused by a mild electric current that appears to have minimal negative side effects is showing promise as a potential treatment for major depression, according to several studies.. The experimental therapy, known as transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, involves a low-level charge about one-400th of that used in electroshock treatment.. Unlike electroshock (also called electroconvulsive therapy or ECT), which is administered for a few seconds to patients under anesthesia, tDCS is given for 20 to 30 minutes continuously while patients are conscious.. Transcranial direct current stimulation ameliorates tactile sensory deficit in multiple sclerosis.. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).. Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for psychiatric disorders: A comprehensive review.. Stimulates the brain with magnetics fields.. Deep TMS is being used to treat drug-resistant major depressive disorder and is being tested to treat a very wide range of neurological, psychiatric and medical conditions.. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an effective treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).. Transcranial photon migration spectroscopy.. Chemical absorption of laser light shone through the skull.. Transcutaneous Electrical Acupuncture Stimulation (TEAS).. See Acupuncture.. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).. Used for treating nerve disorders such as knee osteoarthritis and managing pain.. One criticism of TENS is that its effects are often temporary.. (especially the 'Frequency Specific Microcurrent' section) for a more in-depth discussion.. Recent research suggests that TENS over acupoints on lung function and dyspnoea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease warrants further investigation.. For more information, see the.. Chinese researchers confirm effectiveness of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation for drug-resistant epilepsy.. Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS) uses the fact that a branch of the vagus nerve in the outer ear can be stimulated through the skin (transcutaneous) with electrical impulses.. This stimulation passes along particular nerve fibers to reach the brainstem to consecutively activate higher centers of the brain associated with an anticonvulsive (anti-seizure) effect.. Ultrasound.. Infrasound.. Use of sound waves for diagnosis and treatment.. Ultrasonography.. is nearly as accurate as CT scans, but does not cause radiation damage.. Ultrasonic lithotripsy is the use of high frequency sound waves delivered through an electronic probe break up kidney stones.. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in the treatment of nonunions.. Low-intensity ultrasound has demonstrated an acceleration of bone healing and more profound callus formation in animal and human clinical experiments.. In this study, the effect of pulsed, low-intensity ultrasound was determined in established nonunion cases.. Mechanical means to improve bone strength: ultrasound and vibration.. One method that has been used to improve fracture healing is low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS).. LIPUS has been US Food and Drug Administration approved for several years, and some preclinical and clinical evidence indicates that fracture healing can be improved by this technique, which appears to be generally safe.. Star Trek Medical Device Uses Ultrasound To Seal Punctured Lungs.. High intensity ultrasound successfully used to seal punctured lungs.. The Role of Endobronchial Ultrasound in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging: A Comprehensive Review.. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) technology is a relatively new bronchoscopic method of visualizing the tracheobronchial tree, the surrounding pulmonary parenchyma, and the mediastinal structures, with a particular role in lung cancer diagnosis, staging, and treatment.. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Biopsy of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes.. Mediastinoscopy is the gold standard method for determining the presence of nodal metastases in the mediastinum.. Generally performed as an outpatient surgical procedure, it is associated with a low rate of serious adverse effects ( 1%) and the procedure is highly accurate, with false negative rates reported to be between 6% and 9%.. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of mediastinal nodes offers a less invasive alternative for histologic sampling of the mediastinal nodes.. The procedure has been widely adopted by pulmonologists and is poised to replace mediastinoscopy in the future.. For thoracic surgeons, the technique can be easily learned and it may be important to do so if our specialty is to maintain its traditional and important role in the diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancies.. Stopping Internal Bleeding Without Surgery.. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) stops internal bleeding without surgery:.. High-tech acupuncture made in Austria--cerebral circulation.. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) sonography.. uses ultrasound waves to measure the specific effects on cerbral hemodynamics caused by acupuncture stimulation.. Infrasound Sensitizes Human Glioblastoma Cells to Cisplatin-Induced Apoptosis.. Infrasound at the frequency of Qigong external healing has been shown to enhance the chemotherapeutic effects of a chemotherapy drug:.. Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging (EMAI).. Electromagnetic acoustic imaging is a new imaging technique that uses long-wavelength RF electromagnetic (EM) waves to induce ultrasound emission.. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Interventional.. The primary focus of this program is the improvement of technologies for diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic uses of ultrasound.. The diagnostic ultrasound program includes, but is not limited to the design, development and construction of transducers, transducer arrays, and transducer materials, innovative image acquisition and display methods, innovative signal processing methods and devices, and optoacoustic and thermoacoustic technology.. It also includes the development of image-enhancement devices and methods, such as contrast agents, image and data presentation and mapping methods, such as functional imaging and image fusion.. The interventional ultrasound program includes the use of ultrasound for therapeutic use, or as an adjunct for enhancement of non-ultrasound therapy applications.. Examples include, but are not limited to, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a non-invasive or minimally invasive interventional surgical or therapy tool, and as an adjunct interventional tool.. It also includes the use of ultrasound contrast agents for therapy and for targeted drug delivery, and the use of ultrasound for image-guided surgery, biopsy, and other interventions.. Ureteroscopy.. A laser may be used to break up a kidney stone.. Vibrational spectroscopy.. Using light to monitor low-level functioning of a system.. Also see Raman Spectroscopy and NIRS.. Intra-operative optical diagnostics with vibrational spectroscopy.. Currently, vibrational spectroscopy techniques (both Raman and infrared) complement the standard methods for tissue diagnostics.. Vibrational spectroscopy has the potential for intra-operative use, because it can provide a biochemically based profile of tissue in real time and without requiring additional contrast agents, which may perturb the tissue under investigation.. In addition, no electric potential needs to be applied, and the measurements are not affected by electromagnetic fields.. Vega Test.. A highly effective electronic procedure to detect all allergy conditions by monitoring skin impedance at acupuncture points.. Visual Evoked Potential (VEP).. An eye functionality test which monitors brain responses to visual stimulai.. Also see the more general term.. Voltage clamp.. voltage clamp.. is used by electrophysiologists to measure the ion currents across the membrane of excitable cells, such as neurons, while holding the membrane voltage at a set level.. The Emerging Science of Biolectromagnetic Medicine.. Bioelectric Medicine is coming of age in the 21st Century.. The explosive growth in understanding the relationship between electromagnetism and physiology is creating amazing non-invasive diagnostic and treatment tools.. Virtual Reality Therapy.. Patients can get relief from pain or overcome their phobias by immersing themselves in computer-.. generated worlds.. Virtual-Reality Video Game To Help Burn Patients Play Their Way To Pain Relief.. The virtual-reality system eases pain of treatment by immersing burn patients in a wintry, computer-generated environment.. Its interactive, multi-sensory, features put patients in a deep freeze of distraction, leaving less attention for the processing of incoming pain signals.. It s similar to what has been done with music, movies and even two-dimensional video games, but more effective because it involves problem-solving activities that emphasize coolness.. Epigenetic Modulation of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis by Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.. Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fieldsstimulated hippocampal neurogenesis.. Students play video game with their minds at Duke.. Electromagnetic fields instantaneously modulate nitric oxide signaling in challenged biological systems.. Electromagnetic fields found to non-invasively aid healing.. Body Area Networks (BAN) - the cutting edge in health monitoring technologies.. Most of us are familiar with LANs (local area networks) and WANs (wide-area networks) for computers.. Now there's an entirely new class of networks that is being envisioned to monitor the health of your body via intrabody communications.. Portable EEgs are an example of this emerging technology (see.. Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park.. Bioelectric modulation of wound healing in a 3D in vitro model of tissue-engineered bone.. Endogenous electric signals, such as spatial gradients of resting potential among non-excitable cells in vivo, have also been shown to be important in cell proliferation, differentiation, migration, and tissue regeneration, and may therefore have as-yet unexplored therapeutic potential for regulating wound healing in bone tissue.. Biophoton transfer along the nerves of rats has been demonstrated experimentally.. Different spectral light stimulation (infrared, red, yellow, blue, green and white) at one end of the spinal sensory or motor nerve roots resulted in a significant increase in the biophotonic activity at the other end.. Such effects could be significantly inhibited by procaine (a regional anaesthetic for neural conduction block) or classic metabolic inhibitors, suggesting that light stimulation can generate biophotons that conduct along the neural fibers, probably as neural communication signals.. The mechanism of biophotonic conduction along neural fibers may be mediated by protein-protein biophotonic interactions.. Wireless patch sensor for remote monitoring of heart rate, respiration, activity, and falls.. Unobtrusive continuous monitoring of important vital signs and activity metrics has the potential to provide remote health monitoring, at-home screening, and rapid notification of critical events such as heart attacks, falls, or respiratory distress.. Magnets may cure acid reflux.. A small band of magnets placed around the valve just above the stomach to prevent acid from rising into the esophagus or throat expands to allow food to travel from the esophagus into the stomach but also tightens the valve so that acid does not rise up out of the stomach.. Once the band is in place, patients can resume a normal diet without any reflux symptoms.. Magnetic sensing via ultrasonic excitation.. Magnetization on the surface of ferromagnetic metals is temporally modulated with the rf frequency of the irradiated ultrasonic waves, and the near-field components emitted from the focal point of the ultrasonic beam are detected.. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) and wound healing: implication of cytokines as biological mediators.. Research supports an anti-inflammatory effect of EMFs by the modulation of cytokine profiles that drive the transition from a chronic pro-inflammatory state to an anti-inflammatory state of the healing process.. In this review, we focus on the effect of EMFs on skin wound healing showing emerging details of the anti-inflammatory effects of EMFs, with a view to cytokines as candidate biomarkers.. Magnetic Medicine.. Nanoparticles and magnetic fields train immune cells to fight cancer in mice.. Food Quality and Safety.. Quantifying and predicting meat and meat products quality attributes using electromagnetic waves: An overview.. This paper overviews the recently developed approaches and latest research efforts related to assessing the quality of different meat products by electromagnetic waves and examines the potential for their deployment.. The main meat quality traits that can be assessed using electromagnetic waves are sensory characteristics, chemical composition, physicochemical properties, health-protecting properties, nutritional characteristics and safety.. A wide range of techniques, from low frequency, high frequency impedance measurement, microwaves, NMR, IR and UV light, to X-ray interaction, involves a wide range of physical interactions between the electromagnetic wave and the sample.. Electron Holography.. Electron Holography: phases matter.. Phases have to be determined precisely, because they encode the most dominant object properties, such as charge distributions and electromagnetic fields.. Terahertz Technology.. Terahertz nanotechnology.. Terahertz (THZ) spectroscopy techniques are becoming increasingly important in nanomaterial characterization.. In contrast to hazardous x-ray radiation, in medical imaging, the advantage of THz radiation is safety, because its energy is much lower than the ionization energy of biological molecules.. Terahertz detection and imaging systems.. Field effect transistors (FETs) based on semiconductor nanowires (NWs) are highly-sensitive room-temperature plasma-wave broadband terahertz (THz) detectors.. Terahertz molecular imaging.. The principle, characteristics and applications of molecular imaging with terahertz electromagnetic waves are reviewed in this paper.. Surface plasmons, induced around the nanoparticles, raise the temperature of water in biological cells, and the temperature-dependent changes in the optical properties of water, which are large in the terahertz range, are measured differentially by terahertz waves.. Transient and selective suppression of neural activity with infrared light.. It is possible to selectively and transiently inhibit electrically-initiated axonal activation, as well as to both block or enhance the propagation of action potentials of specific motor neurons.. Thus, in addition to previously shown excitation, we demonstrate an optical method of suppressing components of the nervous system with functional spatiotemporal precision.. Magnetic, Biomagnetic and Bioelectric Devices.. This program supports technological development of magnetic, biomagnetic and bioelectric devices, e.. , EEG, MEG, etc.. Examples include (but are not restricted to) novel detectors, increased sensitivity and spatial resolution, improved reconstruction algorithms, multiplexing with other imaging techniques, etc.. Imaging Technique Helps Improve Outcome for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.. Clinicians routinely monitor electrical signals from the brains of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients to assess the response to treatments such as anti-seizure drugs.. However, determining the specific location of injuries, where abnormal electrical activity is generated, has remained elusive.. Researchers combined several imaging technologies to track abnormal electrical signals to the specific injury site.. Known as inverse localization, the technique promises to enhance patient-specific monitoring and treatment, optimize surgical effectiveness, and improve clinical outcomes for those suffering from traumatic brain injury.. Professional Societies Researching Energy-Based Medical Technologies and Therapies.. The EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) and the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography (ISBET) focus on all types of electrical and magnetic brain activity.. The International Society for Neuro-Imaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP) specializes in structural and functional brain imaging, such as fMRI.. The Evoked Potentials International Conference concentrates on brain function studies based on evoked responses.. EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS).. The primary goal of ECNS is to further the clinical practice of classic electroencephalography (EEG), quantitative EEG (QEEG), evoked potentials, magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), polysomnography (sleep EEG), and EEG Neurofeedback from the professional, scientific, and economic standpoints.. The ECNS is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge regarding the latest scientific advances in the above mentioned fields of electrophysiology as they relate to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of Neurobehavioral disorders including, but not limited to, head injury, epilepsy, pain syndromes, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, metabolic and degenerative disorders, thought disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality and substance dependence disorders.. International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP).. ISNIP is an international non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge regarding the latest scientific advances in the field of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and related fields and promote the understanding, treatment, and prevention of neuropsychiatric diseases..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Qigong
    Descriptive info: Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Qigong.. Research by the Harvard Medical School and others has demonstrated that the practice of Qigong positively affects gene expression, the immune system, nervous system, and cellular function allowing cells to live longer -- true anti-aging and the legendary "fountain of youth".. Qigong promotes gene transcription for stress reduction and improvement of immune function.. The scientific basis of Qigong is explained in part through the convergence of epigenetics (cellular biology) and psychoneuroimmunology (neuroscience).. is the study of the relationship between the mind, or psychological processes, and the nervous and immune systems.. The meditation component of Qigong is an example of a psychological process that affects physical health and well-being.. The moving meditation of Qigong lowers stress, strengthens the immune system, reduces chronic inflammation, and improves cellular metabolism and aging.. Qigong can be considered a mind-body practice or mind-body medicine.. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School and Founder of the.. Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.. describes the profound affects of the mind on the body and health based on his lifetime work as a cardiologist and researcher.. Benson compares health and well-being to a three legged stool.. The legs are pharmaceuticals, surgery, and self-care.. Self-care includes nutrition, exercise, the relaxation response (practices to achieve the relaxation response include Qigong), and belief or faith.. Benson is quick to clarify that faith as a psychological state is healing, regardless of its origin.. "There's a rush towards Alternative Medicine which I essentially believe is remembered wellness".. Herbert Benson.. The idea that the mind can heal is not new.. In the early 1950's Norman Vincent Peale wrote.. The Power of Positive Thinking.. which became a cultural phenomena.. Peale's basic message was that individuals have the power to make themselves sick or well by their thoughts.. By the 1960's the power of positive thinking was well accepted by the general population, but not the medical community.. A major catalyst for a change of heart came from journalist and author Norman Cousins.. Cousins was informed by his doctor that he was unlikely to survive a condition thought to be an autoimmune disorder.. He not only embraced the power of positive thinking by refusing to believe his doctor's prognosis, but he also developed a radical new therapy: laughter.. Cousins is credited with literally laughing his way back to health against all odds.. In 1976 he wrote an article on his experience that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.. This article was positively received by thousands of M.. s.. He later expanded this article on the benefits of laughter and humor in the healing process to his memoir.. Anatomy of an Illness.. , published in 1979.. Inspired partly by this high-profile case of healing through laughter, the medical community finally started taking notice of the effect of the mind on health in the early 1980's.. The neuroscience sub-field of psychoneuroimmunology was one result, and mind-body healing through laughter became the object of serious scientific inquiry.. Laughter therapy is widely accepted today even though it's mechanism of action is not fully understood.. For example, see.. Laughter prescription.. Laughter Remains Good Medicine.. Psychoneuroimmunology may provide the scientific basis for personalized and systems medicine.. The exploration of the extensive interactions among psychological and behavioral factors, the nervous system, the immune system, and the endocrine system may help understand the mechanisms underlying health, wellness, and diseases.. Mind-Body Wellness.. Blue Shield of California Health Library Article.. Research shows that what your brain produces depends in part on your thoughts, feelings, and expectations.. If you're sick but you have hope and a positive attitude and you believe that you'll get better, your brain is likely to produce chemicals that will boost your body's healing power.. Negative thoughts and emotions can keep your brain from producing some of the chemicals that help your body heal.. Psychoneuroimmunology: the experiential dimension.. Experience makes an impact on all adaptive systems, including the endocrine, immune, and nerve systems, and is of the essence, not only for the unfolding of an organisms' healthy status, but also for the development of malfunctional traits.. The phrase mind over matter can be summarized in one word: autogenic.. Autogenic means conscious regulation of body function.. In the case of Qigong, the mind is regulating the function of the autonomic nervous system through the combination of meditation and breathing.. Autogenic Training.. It's a Gut Feeling - how the gut microbiota affects the state of mind.. The gut microbiota is a dynamic and diverse ecosystem and forms a symbiotic relationship with the host.. This research describes the components of the gut microbiota and mechanisms by which it can influence neural development, complex behaviours and nociception.. Furthermore, the authors propose the novel concept of a state of gut rather than a state of mind.. The Molecular Basis of Emotions and Health.. Candace Pert's (1946-2013) pioneering work in neuroscience uncovered the primary mechanisms for how mind-body medicine works at the molecular level.. A bodywide network of peptides and receptors are the molecular (i.. biochemical) basis of emotions, wellness, and life itself.. When they vibrate at a different rate and pattern, the body functions less well and the person feels not so good every thought is a pattern of energy characterized by a certain vibratory rate and pattern the vibratory pattern of the thought and its consequent emotion are experienced throughout the entire body, by each cell, and this vibratory influence triggers the release of certain kinds of neuropeptides which flood through the body thus thoughts are patterns of energy which influence the functions of the whole body.. Candace Pert in.. Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine.. Candace Pert, 67, Explorer of the Brain, Dies.. PBS Special 'Healing and the Mind' with an excerpt of Candace Pert discussing her work (4:14).. Candace Pert wrote a popular book on her research called the.. Molecules of Emotion.. The following are excerpts from this book:.. The nervous system is a network based on neurotransmitters (chemical proteins which consist of.. peptides.. A second nervous system based on ligands and receptors (vibrating molecules/peptides) coordinates the activities of cells throughout the body.. This includes the endocrine, neurological, gastrointestinal, and immune systems.. Peptides are created throughout the body.. Peptides that affect the brain are called.. neuropeptides.. Brain function is moderated by both neurotransmitters and neuropeptides.. A gut feeling is related to the density of receptors in the intestines.. Emotions are physically instantiated as neuropeptides and their receptors, both of which can be found throughout the body.. Physiology and emotions are inseparable.. There's a wonderful section in the movie.. What the Bleep.. which depicts this process.. Cells are constantly signaling other cells via neuropeptides, which bind with receptors.. The signaled cells respond by making physiologic changes.. These changes create a feedback loop to the signaling cell, providing a mechanism to moderate the production of the neuropeptides.. Virtually any peptide found anywhere in the body can be found in the respiratory center.. This may provide the substrate for the powerful healing effects of consciously controlled breathing.. is the study of the functional integration via peptides of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.. Neuropeptides and their receptors join the brain, glands, the spleen, bone marrow, and immune system in a multi-directional network of communication between the brain and body.. At the molecular level, there is no difference between the mind and the body.. Conscious breathing modulates peptide production and activity which in turn creates the healing effects associated with Qigong breathing practices.. (literally, control beyond genetics) is a new field of biology that is exploring the effect of the environment on cellular behavior.. The environment includes one's physical, social, and electromagnetic environment as well as beliefs, perceptions, lifestyle, habits, behaviors, and mind-body practices such as Qigong.. Gene expression.. is the process by which proteins are manufactured from instructions stored in the DNA.. Humans have about the same number of genes as rats, mice, and other mammals (~30000) and roughly 4500 more genes than plants, 10900 more genes than roundworms, and 16400 more genes than fruit flies.. There simply aren't enough genes to account for the complexity of human biological processes and behavior.. The complexity is made possible by several factors.. One is regulatory proteins which direct the activity of the genes.. A cell's nucleus contains regulatory proteins and DNA.. Environmental signals affect the binding of the regulatory proteins to the DNA within the nucleus as well as the function of the cell through interaction with proteins in the cell cytoplasm, cytoskeleton, and the cell membrane.. The environment turns genes on or off through three main processes:.. phosphorylation.. of proteins and.. methylation.. histone modification.. of genes and DNA.. In addition, research indicates that.. junk DNA.. plays an important role in gene expression and is another proposed pathway for environmental signals to affect gene expression.. According to some epigenetics researchers, the true brain of every cell is not the nucleus but the cell's membrane which interacts with and responds to environmental signals.. A broader view sees the environmental signals affecting proteins both inside and outside the cell, as well as on the membrane.. Epigenetics gives a mechanism for a bridge between the energetic basis and the biomolecular/chemical physiological basis of our existence.. The energetic basis is our fundamental bioenergetic structure and being interacting directly with environmental signals which are different forms of energy, such as light, electromagnetism, sound, heat, vibration, emotions, thought, and the practice of Qigong.. See also.. Why Your DNA May Not Be Your Destiny.. Epigenetic changes are biological markers on DNA that modify gene expression without altering the underlying sequence.. Researchers have found that environmental and lifestyle factors such as trauma, stress and even diet can activate epigenetic changes.. Epigenetic traits can be passed down from generation to generation.. Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From Junk, Play Crucial Role.. The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as junk but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave.. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health because many complex diseases appear to be caused  ...   a simple blood test that measures proteins, lipids and some other key signals, which can then be plugged into a systematic database to help us treat diseases long before any symptoms arise.. It is a huge upgrade in efficiency, one that could save millions of lives and alleviate the indebted healthcare system in the process.. Biomarkers.. Baseline Immune Biomarkers as Predictors of MBSR(BC) Treatment Success in Off-Treatment Breast Cancer Patients.. Lymphocyte subsets serve as stress biomarkers.. Influence of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Telomerase Activity in Women With Breast Cancer.. Telomere length (TL) and telomerase activity (TA) are known markers of cellular aging, psychological stress, and disease risk.. Telomere Shortening: A Biological Marker of Sporadic Colorectal Cancer with Normal Expression of p53 and Mismatch Repair Proteins.. Emerging Science of Bioelectromagnetic Fields.. Genomics and Transcriptomics.. Mind-body practices that elicit the relaxation response (RR) such as Qigong and Tai Chi have been used worldwide for millennia to reverse the detrimental physiological effects of stress.. Practices that trigger the relaxation response (a term pioneered by Dr.. Benson), have been reported to be beneficial therapeutically (sometimes as an adjunct to medical treatment) in numerous conditions that are caused or intensified by stress.. has written a review of the Benson study and several others on gene expression that will fundamentally transform science, medicine and society.. The implications for corporate wellness, integrative medicine and fitness are huge.. Read Dr.. Jahnke's Report [PDF].. Genomic counter-stress changes induced by the relaxation response.. ABSTRACT: Mind-body practices that elicit the relaxation response (RR) have been used worldwide for millennia to prevent and treat disease.. The RR is characterized by decreased oxygen consumption, increased exhaled nitric oxide, and reduced.. psychological distress.. It is believed to be the counterpart of the stress response that exhibits a distinct pattern of physiology and transcriptional profile.. We hypothesized that RR elicitation results in characteristic gene expression changes that can be used to measure physiological responses elicited by the RR in an unbiased fashion.. This study provides the first compelling evidence that the RR elicits specific gene expression changes in short-term and long-term practitioners.. Our results suggest consistent and constitutive changes in gene expression resulting from RR may relate to long term physiological effects.. Dusek JA, Otu HH, Wohlhueter AL, Bhasin M, Zerbini LF, Joseph MG, Benson H, Libermann TA.. Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States of America, Genomic counter-stress changes induced by the relaxation response.. , PLoS One.. 2008 Jul 2;3(7):e2576.. Press Release: Relaxation response can influence expression of stress-related genes.. Full Text.. Mindfulness Meditation Alters Gene Expression.. A new study conducted by researchers working in Wisconsin, Spain, and France shows that mindfulness can even affect your genes.. Specifically, the study shows that mindfulness can limit the expression of genes associated with inflammation.. The changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, study co-author Dr.. Perla Kaliman, a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona in Spain, said in a written statement.. Our findings set the foundation for future studies to further assess meditation strategies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions.. Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes.. Study Reveals Gene Expression Changes with Meditation.. The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities.. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.. Rapid changes in histone deacetylases and inflammatory gene expression in expert meditators.. After an intensive one-day meditation intervention we detected reduced expression of histone deacetylase genes (HDAC 2, 3 and 9), alterations in global modification of histones (H4ac; H3K4me3) and decreased expression of pro-inflammatory genes (RIPK2 and COX2) in meditators compared with controls.. The regulation of HDACs and inflammatory pathways may represent some of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential of mindfulness-based interventions.. Relax - it's good for you.. Researchers at Harvard Medical School completed a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level.. What they discovered is that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ''disease-fighting genes'' were active, compared to those who practised no form of relaxation.. The research is pivotal because it shows how a person's state of mind affects the body on a physical and genetic level.. Relaxation response (i.. Qigong) induces beneficial changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways.. This is yet another outstanding research result from the Benson-Henry Institute and Harvard Medical School.. Both short-term and long-term practitioners evoked significant temporal gene expression changes with greater significance in the latter as compared to novices.. Relaxation response practice enhanced expression of RNA associated with energy metabolism, mitochondrial function, insulin secretion and telomere maintenance, and reduced expression of RNA linked to inflammatory response and stress-related pathways.. This research proves some of the most significant benefits of Qigong practice.. Meditation Produces Opposite Effect of Fight or Flight.. How Exercise Changes Fat and Muscle Cells.. Exercise changes the expression of genes through a process called methylation.. Methylation, analogous to a light-switch, turns on or off the expression (or behavior) of genes.. Exercise and lifestyle (e.. Qigong practice) directly influence methylation patterns.. Epigenetics is the study of the effect of lifestyle and environment upon genetic activity.. Changing Your Lifestyle Can Change Your Genes.. Genes are not Your Fate (video 3:11).. Changing your lifestyle will change the expression of your genes.. Proper nutrition, exercise, managing stress, loving more, your brain gets more blood flow and oxygen.. The result is an increase in brain size through the creation of more neurons.. Changes in prostate gene expression in men undergoing an intensive nutrition and lifestyle intervention.. Newsweek article by Ornish describing research which shows that improved diet, meditation and other non-medical interventions can actually turn off the disease-promoting process in men with prostate cancer.. Effects of radiofrequency-modulated electromagnetic fields on proteome.. Global protein expression in response to extremely low frequency magnetic fields.. Proteomic Analysis of Differential Proteins Related to Anti-nociceptive Effect of Electroacupuncture in the Hypothalamus Following Neuropathic Pain in Rats.. This study reports that electroacupuncture can modulate pain via regulation of expression of multiple proteins in the hypothalamus.. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a technique for acquiring protein data at atomic resolution and determining the three-dimensional structure of large protein molecules.. SERS Based Protein Assays.. The goal of this project at University of California Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology is to exploit the sensitivity offered by the SERS (surface enhanced Raman scattering) effect as applied to label-free detection of target biomolecules for medical and fundamental biological applications.. Currently available assays and sensing techniques involve either tagging of the target molecules with fluorescent markers and/or incorporating a secondary tagged-molecule.. These conventional approaches are subject to numerous limitations (i.. , sensitivity, specificity, complexity, expense, assay time, possible loss of activity, photobleaching, toxicity, etc).. Present studies seek to develop assays for direct or indirect detection of biomolecules.. Proteins provide a measure of actual status, not just risk or disposition.. Proteomics is the study of many proteins at once in a biological system using a given technical approach.. The enormous diversity of proteins can be appreciated by considering that tens of thousands of genes give rise to hundreds of thousands of mRNAs which in turn give rise to potentially a million or more forms of proteins including post-translational modifications; a typical biological sample may contain tens of thousands of different protein forms.. Proteins are a very valuable source of potential biomarkers: protein presence is driven by combined genetic and environmental factors, and thus proteins provide a measure of actual biological and disease status, not just risk or disposition.. In addition, proteins are easily accessible in body fluids and tissues that collect from many of the body's systems.. Applied Proteomics, Co-Founded by Danny Hillis, Gets New CEO, $22.. 5M.. API s goal, Klemm says, is nothing less than to elevate molecular diagnostics to another level beyond the genome by measuring the proteins made by genes a long-sought technology that is expected to help doctors improve medical care for individual patients.. Because proteins carry out most cellular functions, the company says a snapshot of all the proteins circulating in the body at a given moment represents the most powerful source of information in terms of understanding a patient s health status.. Stem Cell Study Opens Door to Undiscovered World of Biology.. Different kinds of cells synthesize proteins at different rates and in different ways, and that those highly regulated differences are important for cellular survival.. How is Human Metabolism Controlled?.. Metabolomics is the chemical fingerprint of your body.. Your genome and genetic profile are simply a blueprint of the raw material or ingredients (proteins) of your body.. The blueprint does not give an idea of how the (expressed) genes interact and how the environment affects the genes.. Metabolomics is concerned with what is occurring in your body moment to moment as a result of factors such as nutrition and lifestyle with the ultimate goal of understanding how metabolism is regulated and identifying the metaboloic signatures of disease.. Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank.. A Repository for Data from NMR Spectroscopy on Proteins, Peptides, Nucleic Acids, and other Biomolecules.. Enzyme Kinetics, Past and Present.. Enzymes catalyze biochemical reactions, speeding up the conversion from substrate to product molecules.. One hundred years ago, Leonor Michaelis and Maud Leonora Menten studied the equation characterizing enzymatic rates This landmark development in the quantitative description of enzymes has stood the test of time, and the Michaelis-Menten equation remains the fundamental equation in enzyme kinetics.. Today, the quest for fundamental understanding of the working of enzymes continues with vigor at the single-molecule level as new experiments and theories emerge.. Tweaking MRI to Track Creatine May Spot Heart Problems Earlier, Penn Medicine Study Suggests.. Measuring Creatine Levels with MRI Has Benefits Over Contrast-Enhanced MRI and MRS..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Frequently Asked Questions
    Descriptive info: Frequently Asked Questions.. For general information, questions, submission of educational material, changes to Teacher Directory entries, etc.. :.. What is Qigong?.. The word Qigong (pronounced "chee gong") is a combination of two ideas: "Qi" means air, breath of life, or vital energy of the body, and "gong" means the self-discipline skill of working, cultivating, and balancing Qi.. The art of Qigong consists primarily of the use of intention, meditation, relaxation, physical movement or posture, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises.. Practitioners of Qigong develop an awareness of qi sensations (energy) in their body and use their mind to guide the Qi for improving their health, all of which can easily be learned by almost anyone.. Medical Qigong has been extensively studied scientifically more than any other alternative therapy and it has been shown to be a cost-effective therapy.. Ultimately, Qigong is not about pursuit of excellence in form; rather, it involves experience through practice.. Although the term "Qigong" was coined around 1948, Qigong is a self-initiated health practice that has its roots in pre-historic China.. Ancient dao yin, nei gong, and yangsheng practices combined with other Taoist exercises to form the basis of Qigong.. Qigong is a pre-cursor to but considered part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with herbal medicine, acupuncture, and acupressure.. Qigong can be considered acupuncture without the needles because both practices involve manipulation and balancing of the body's energy.. Qigong differs from acupuncture in that Qigong additionally includes cultivation and balancing over time of the body's energy through self-initiated practices.. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, seventy percent of diseases are preventable, yet most people have no idea of how to do this.. Being truly well requires much more than workouts at the gym or western-style aerobic sports.. While most exercises focus on building muscles or endurance, Qigong focuses on the body as a whole and involves the regulation and regeneration of the cardiovascular/circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, and nervous systems as well as the body's internal organs.. Slow, graceful movements combined with mental concentration and relaxed breathing are used to increase and balance a person's vital energy or life force (qi).. When mind intent and breathing technique is added to physical movement, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.. There are thousands of Qigong systems.. Medical and spiritual components such as clearing the mind to reduce stress and increasing focus are built-in to all forms and styles of Qigong.. Literally millions of people practice Qigong in China and around the world each.. It gives people a practical way to take more responsibility for their own health care, especially for disease prevention and wellness.. Qigong is not just a physical exercise system or a healing technique; it is a way of being.. Beyond its medical capabilities for disease prevention and chronic illness, Qigong is a superb way to achieve spiritual awareness.. It has a long history of cross-fertilization with the fascinating Chinese philosophy of Taoism.. This heritage is responsible for Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Zen Buddhism, and the modern Chinese blend of Taoism and Buddhism.. The beauty of pursuing spirituality through Qigong is that you get the medical benefits for free as part of the practice.. A good place to start with spiritual Qigong (which can deepen anyone s spiritual awareness, regardless of their religion) is getting a good solid grounding in Qigong by reading:.. Cohen, Ken.. The Way of Qigong.. Ballantine Books.. New York.. 1997.. Cohen's book and others may be found in the section on.. Qigong and Energy Medicine Books.. Also consider the books on Qigong and Taoism by John Cleary, books from the masters and teachers listed in the.. , and the Qigong Institute's information on.. To get more acquainted with the spiritual and philosophical aspects of Qigong and the modern adaptation of Taoism to western life, check out the quarterly publication The Empty Vessel (see.. abodetao.. What is the Mission of the Qigong Institute?.. The Qigong Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Qigong to improve health and healing by programs of research and education.. The Institute's website contains scientific reports published in peer review journals by it's members.. The Institute supports research efforts including: experimental studies; development of the.. , which contains over 4000 abstracts in English of scientific studies of Energy Medicine (the majority of which involves Qigong); cooperation between Chinese and American researchers in clinical studies; providing an opportunity for graduate students to publish their findings in Qigong research; and sponsoring classes and lectures series in Qigong.. The educational component of the Qigong Institute includes sponsoring classes; co-sponsoring events to raise the awareness of Qigong, such as.. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.. The Qigong Institute website provides.. lists of Qigong teachers & practitioners.. , copies of.. scientific studies by Qigong Institute staff.. , the.. sale of video tapes of lectures.. given by professionals on various aspects of Qigong,.. popular media articles on Qigong.. , and reports of.. current events and what's new on Qigong.. published in the press.. The QI website also has a.. page which serves as a gateway to worldwide Qigong resources.. The Qigong Institute also takes part in meetings and conferences to support efforts to help integrate Qigong and Tai Chi into chronic illness management and preventative healthcare programs, especially for the elderly.. These efforts include participation with the Coalition for Living Well After 50, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Active Aging Partnership, the National Council on the Aging, Oregon Research Institute, UC Irvine, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, and World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, and others.. I have recently become aware of Qigong and Taiji (.. what is the difference between "Taiji and Tai Chi?".. ) and feel that this practice is just what I need now.. I would like to learn about the different styles and what would be best for me.. I am seeking mind, body, spirit connection as well as physical healing, deep inner peace, finding Qi and using it, increased strength and abilities, and deep, deep relaxation.. Do you have any recommendations for me?.. If possible, find a competent Qigong instructor with whom you can discuss your objectives.. For some possibilities, please visit the.. Teachers' Registry of the Qigong Institute.. the National Qigong Association.. , and the.. Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.. Read books on the subject: authors whom you might want to search for including Kenneth Cohen, Francesco Garripoli, and Roger Jahnke.. These authors (as well as the instructors in the Qigong Institute Teacher Directory) also have Qigong videos, DVDs, and books available and they give seminars and retreats.. Attend Qigong conferences.. The NQA (National Qigong Association) sponsors such conferences, as does the East West Academy of Healing Arts.. Show me some Qigong videos.. Show me some Qigong DVDs.. I hurt my back a few years ago and am the primary care giver for a child who cannot take care of himself.. I don't drink alcohol or smoke.. My doctor suggests that I'm stressed and could use some relaxation techniques.. See previous answer.. Also, understand that Qigong is something that you can be doing throughout your day to get the most benefit.. How do you do this? It's as simple as.. making three adjustments: adjust your posture, adjust your breath, and adjust your mind.. A good time to do this is when you would otherwise be wasting time or becoming stressed through anticipation, such as waiting at a traffic light, standing in line, or worrying.. You can be doing Qigong all the time.. It then becomes an integrated part of your life instead of a "practice" that you have to set aside time to "do.. " The minutes that you remember to do this during the day add up.. Also, you can carry through the calm achieved during your regular practice to the other parts of your day.. Adjusting your posture involves a few easy steps: pretend that your head is suspended by a string, like a marionette, so that your spine is straight; tilt your pelvic bowl slightly forward so that the "fruit" (your internal organs) does not spill out; pull your shoulders slightly back and down; feet are shoulder-width apart; eyes looking forward; and the chin is slightly tucked.. In this posture, you could draw a straight line from the middle of the top of your head, down through your perineum to the balls of your feet.. Another way to approximate this pose is stand upright with your back straight against a wall, doing all the posture adjustments described earlier.. Then slowly move out from the wall without changing your vertical alignment, until your back is no longer in contact with the wall.. Then do a standing meditation or some other Qigong form.. This will give you a kinesthetic grounding that you can use to adjust your posture during the day when you aren't doing Qigong.. The posture adjustment is the easiest adjustment to do and remember.. It can provide an enormous benefit when your body energy is allowed to flow unobstructed by, for example, slumped shoulders or a sunken chest.. Slow, deep relaxed breathing, where your abdomen fills up first and then your chest when you inhale, constitutes adjusting your breathing.. Try to remember to do this type of breathing whenever you can.. You may figure out ways to remind yourself to do this, like at every stop sign, when you do the dishes, watch TV, etc.. There are many different names and phrases for "adjusting your mind", such as stress reduction breathing, meditation, mindfulness meditation, clearing your mind by eliminating thoughts, etc.. The three adjustments get you into the Qigong state where relaxation and healing occur.. Note that your brain and nervous system are engaged during dreaming, since the brain doesn't know the difference between what it experiences in real-time and imagines.. It may well be that the only true relaxation time that many people can get is during meditation when the nervous system is in the parasympathetic, relaxation, and regeneration state.. What is the difference between Qigong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu?.. Tai Chi (also spelled/referred to as Taiji, Taijiquan, and Tai Chi Chuan) and Kung Fu (also called Gong Fu, and more recently WuShu) are both martial arts forms of Qigong.. Tai Chi is a soft, or internal martial art whereas is Kung Fu considered a hard, or external, martial art form of Qigong.. Qigong provides the foundational power, strength, focus, discipline, etc.. for all of these martial arts practices (regardless of whether they are hard or soft ) through manipulation and balancing of the body's energy.. Tai Chi started as a health practice and was so effective in developing internal power that it was adapted by some into the martial art Tai Chi Chuan.. Now Tai Chi is once again becoming primarily a way for people, especially older adults, to take responsibility for their own health care.. The health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi are legion.. contains over 4000 Energy Medicine references, the majority of which involve Qigong.. A particularly good summary of the benefits of Tai Chi can be found in:.. Li, J X; Y Hong; K M Chan.. Tai chi: physiological characteristics and beneficial effects on health.. British Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2001 v35 i3 p148.. Tai Chi for Health.. for more information on Tai Chi, the health benefits of Tai Chi, and additional differences between Qigong and Tai Chi.. Perhaps a more philosophical way to characterize the key differences between.. martial art Qigong.. Qigong for health and spirituality.. comes from Roger Jahnke, OMD:.. When you cultivate balance and harmony within yourself, or in.. the world -- that is Tai Chi.. When you work and play with the essence.. and energy of life, nature and the universe for healing, clarity and.. inner peace -- that is Qigong.. What is the difference between Yoga and Qigong?.. Unlike Qigong, most yoga (with the notable exception of Vinyasa Flow) involves very little, if any, movement.. It is movement, and not just deeper breaths, that normally increases the amount of oxygen to the tissues.. No amount of deep breathing will produce more oxygen to the system when the blood is already oxygen saturated.. Movement is required.. Movement is also key to balance and excellent health.. There's the story of Bodhidharma who came from India to China around 500 CE and settled in with the monks at the Shaolin Temple, who were extremely adept at meditative techniques.. However, they were not physically fit.. Bodhidharma's moving Qigong practices turned the monks into lean, mean, Kung Fu fighting and meditating machines.. Yoga is based on asanas, which are essentially static poses held for varying periods of time.. Although the founder of yoga (Patanjali) describes a progression from asanas to pranayama (breath practice), breathing isn't built-in to a lot of yoga classes or instruction, or it isn't taught until some skill with asanas is achieved.. Another way of saying this is that breathing is incorporated into yoga practice at different times, depending upon the particular style of yoga and the teaching style of the yoga instructor.. By following some styles, it can take years before breathing becomes part of the practice.. By contrast, breathing is key to Qigong from the start.. Furthermore, yoga is harder to do than Qigong, especially for older adults, and yoga does not have practices that involve energy transmission.. On the other hand, both can ultimately lead to similar higher levels of spiritual awareness.. In terms of public perception, Qigong is where yoga was twenty years ago.. Qigong and Yoga.. Is a more complex type of Qigong better than a simple one?.. The simple answer is no.. We'll say over and over that there are many different styles of Qigong.. There is no single best way to do Qigong.. Some people like a single motion or stance as their entire practice.. Others may want to do a type of Qigong for a particular ailment, condition, or for prevention of illness, and the complexity of the practice may vary accordingly.. One of the most popular types of Qigong, especially for martial arts, is zhan zhuang ("jan jong").. This is also known as "stake standing".. The practitioner stands motionless in a particular posture to develop internal strength.. Others like a variety of Qigong forms, with different amounts of movement.. Some even like Qigong forms (such as Wild Goose, or Dayan) that are similar to Tai Chi forms in that they are long forms with many individual movements that may take from a few minutes to forty-five minutes to complete once.. Ultimately, find a form or type of Qigong that you like.. If you eventually get tired of it, try a different type of Qigong.. If you are very fortunate, you can find a good teacher in your area that can help you with your practice and show you new forms and how to more effectively do the Qigong that you have chosen.. Also note that there some Qigong masters who argue that your body knows best -- so just do any general Qigong practice with proper intent and your body will do the right thing.. How can I find a teacher in my area? How do I know how good a teacher is?.. Start with the.. Teacher Directory on the Qigong Institute website.. If you don't find what you want there, try the Teacher Directories on one of the following sites:.. the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.. Be wary of teachers who want more money to show you each new level of Qigong, teachers whose Qigong practice consists trying to impress you through seemingly incredible physical feats, and those who claim that you are getting the benefits of Qigong from them, and not directly from your practice.. Beyond that, some evaluation will be required on your part.. You have to see whether you like the teacher's teaching style or resonate with their type of Qigong or Tai Chi.. There's no problem with trying a number of teachers.. Each of us is different, so a teacher who would appeal to one student might not appeal to another.. There's a lot of subjectivity/personal preference involved in the selection.. Perhaps the best advice, especially when you are starting out, is try to get references from people you know and whose opinions you trust, and/or just try a bunch of different teachers.. Eventually you'll find what you are seeking.. Try taking a few seminars from the teachers you can find in the Teachers Directory.. This is an excellent way to get acquainted with quality Qigong practice.. More considerations on teachers can be found in.. Qigong Teachers - Masters or Chinese Knock-offs? Finding a Qualified Qigong Instructor.. Since there are so many types of Qigong to choose from, how will I know which one is right for me?.. Doing Qigong is a way to strongly support your own fundamental health and invest in your future health, healing, and happiness.. It is important, however, that you understand there is a bit of a 'period of exploration and discovery' involved.. One often needs to be exposed to several different teachers and styles before one finds the most appropriate one for his/her particular needs.. In addition, it is important to be clear about exactly what is your goal in practicing Qigong.. Try to find a style or practice that helps you to meet that goal.. Different practices have different effects.. Make sure you are choosing a style that will support you toward your desired outcome.. For example, some Qigong forms have the specific quality of developing specific sensory ability such as vision or olfactory.. Others will focus on calming the nervous system and relieving anxiety.. Yet others will develop one's stamina or mental acuity.. Still others support immune function or digestive function, etc.. Experiment, practice, and enjoy different types of Qigong as you create and refine your own Qigong practice.. Ultimately, the Qigong practice that keeps you doing your practice is the one that is right, at least to start with.. You may develop a base set of favorite Qigong forms and then add new forms and movements as you deepen your practice.. I would like to learn Qigong.. How much does it cost to attend your classes?.. The Qigong Institute does not teach classes.. Current information about qigong conferences and special events is listed in.. What's New.. You can also check for teachers and classes in your own area (see the.. Can I learn Taiji or Qigong just from books or videos?.. There are many excellent books on Qigong.. You can learn how to do a non-moving form of Qigong from a book.. Although you can learn some motion-oriented Qigong practices from books, it is best to study a video or DVD.. If you already know Taiji or Qigong, then it is much easier to pick up a new Taiji or Qigong form from a video/DVD because you understand the basics of energy cultivation.. Still, some subtleties of particular forms will elude you, and they really require some sessions with a master.. It's the old 80-20 rule: You can get eighty percent of the form from the video/DVD, but the rest you really need to get from the master/teacher.. However, the 80-20 rule doesn't hold as well for someone with no experience.. Also, only remarkable individuals or those who have had lots of previous Taiji experience will be able to truly master a Tai Chi form from a video.. Don't let any cautions stop you: You can always learn enough from a video or DVD (.. show me some Qigong DVDs.. ) to benefit your health and spirit.. However, there are many layers and subtleties to many forms of Qigong and Tai Chi.. Understanding how energy flows and how to kinesthetically make that happen often requires time spent with a Master or teacher.. Tai Chi or Qigong forms (as opposed to individual movements that are repeated some number of times) are best learned from an expert (e.. a master or a teacher).. You can also check out.. Qigong Study Materials.. When is the best time to practice? How often should I practice?.. Traditionally, most people do it in the morning.. This is when the Qi is best , the complexities in your daily life have not started to happen yet, and air pollution is normally at a low point for the day.. Practices may last a few minutes, ten minutes, or an hour.. Practice when it feels right to you and for as long as it feels right (although more than an hour at any one time is considered a lot).. This answer is ambiguous and subjective.. But that's the nature of doing the practice.. Some times will feel better than others, and you should feel free to practice whenever you want.. There may be some suggested guidelines depending upon the type of Qigong form that you are doing.. Ultimately, it is best to incorporate Qigong practice into your life and do it all time.. To do this, just Stop, Breathe, Relax.. You can see that there are many different recommendations on when to practice and how to practice.. Don't practice because you feel you have to practice.. If you do, Qigong will become something that you feel compelled to do, just like any other exercise, and not something that you are.. Millions do it in China, and practically all of them do it in the morning.. This is the traditional time to do it.. It may have as much to do with convenience as anything else.. Is it OK to mix different Qigong systems? Is it true that people should find one type of Qigong they enjoy doing, and NOT mix it with another form of Qigong?.. It's fun to do different stuff -- this is a good way to prevent practices from becoming boring.. Eventually you might want to specialize in a particular Qigong or you will potentially settle in upon a certain set of practices.. These may change over time as you become more experienced with Qigong.. You can also practice different Qigong forms at different times of the day.. For example, you may do your Tai Chi in the morning and Qigong in the early evening before dinner.. Is the Kong Jing or Empty force no contact pushing for real?.. We'd have to see this and experience it for ourselves to believe that it is possible.. Many such claims by presumed "Qigong Masters" turn out to be stage tricks done on a gullible population.. It usually involves a subject who is in on the trick.. What is the  ...   a more recent name for energy massage that may be more familiar, but it's basically a rediscovery of Qigong.. Acupressure is also a very generic term for Qigong massage.. You can find a version of Tui Na massage on one of Francesco Garripoli's DVDs.. One more thing, if you haven't read them already, The Way of Qigong by Cohen and.. by Jahnke are very good beginning Qigong texts.. Cohen's book is broader and more inclusive while Jahnke's book focuses on Qigong practices that anyone can learn and start doing without requiring special instruction.. Qigong Master Michael Tse is located in England and has several centers.. He was a student of Yang Mei-jun, the Wild Goose (Kunlun Mountain School) Qigong lineage holder who recently passed on at age 105.. Michael also teaches and practices marital arts and Qigong healing.. Tse Qigong Centre.. UK Office.. PO Box 59.. Altrincham, WA15 8FS UK.. Tel: (0161) 929 4485.. Fax: (0161) 929 4489.. Email:.. tse@qimagazine.. A friend of ours and a person who has come on China Qigong Study Trips is named David Lees.. He is an excellent Qigong teacher, and though a bit of a drive from London, a person well worth getting in touch with.. He has a caring heart and much experience in Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.. You can write him at:.. info@davidjameslees.. Lastly, check the.. Qigong Institute's Teacher Directory.. for teachers in your area.. What would you say to a doctor who is hesitant about a cancer patient wanting to try Qigong?.. Many doctors are hesitant to try Qigong and other Complementary and Alternative Therapies.. This is often due to cultural biases, as well as medical training that does not include exposure to these profound eastern healthcare therapies.. Your question could apply to many other energy therapies besides Qigong.. One of the best ways to educate western doctors and introduce them to eastern healing arts is DJ Benor's (a western trained MD) article Energy Medicine for the Internist , Med Clin North Amer 2002.. 86(1), 105-125.. Beyond that, the.. has thousands of references to articles on the medical benefits of Qigong.. One excellent article that summarizes some of these benefits is K.. Sancier's Medical Applications of Qigong , Alternative Therapies, Jan 1996.. Vol 2.. No 1.. This is also available on the QI website on the.. Another article to look at is Qigong for Cancer: Self-Healing Practice , by Daniel Ko, in the July 2005 Townsend Letter for Doctors Patients.. Also consider contacting practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine at.. The Arizona Cancer Center.. Guo Lin's cancer recovery Qigong became so popular within China that it was adopted in hospitals and healthcare centers across the country.. There are two important aspects to using Qigong for cancer: One is the Qigong practice itself and the benefit it can provide, and the other is the group aspect, or the benefit that group support provides.. Both are intrinsic to achieving the benefits of Guo Lin s cancer recovery Qigong, which has become so widely practiced that it is just called Guo Lin Qigong.. Personally, we believe that people have everything to gain and nothing to lose by doing Qigong.. There are many documented successes in Qigong therapy for cancer, but no literature on any side effect of Qigong for cancer.. As Qigong therapy may significantly reduce the side effect of chemotherapy by boosting up the immune system, the practice of Qigong would actually help the patient to complete the course of chemotherapy and recovery from the side effect of conventional therapy.. Therefore, allowing a patient to try Qigong only stands to increase the effect of the doctor's conventional therapies, and benefit both patient and the doctor.. The doctor should learn more about the field of Energy Medicine and develop his understanding about the functions and correct applications of Qigong.. The best way is for the doctor to try some Qigong.. Beyond that, we understand that it is difficult to know what type of Qigong might be appropriate and how one should decide on a good Qigong teacher, Therapist, or OMD.. It is best that the patient investigate several teachers and methods before deciding.. The patient should have a feeling of confidence in the personal integrity of the teacher and in the method or style being taught.. The technique should actually feel good to the patient.. They should feel better after having practiced the Qigong form.. Are there any situations when Qigong would not be advised for a cancer patient?.. The rare situation would be 1) when a patient has a metal implant in the key area or organ transplant that depends upon low immune function (since Qigong will build up immune system quickly, that may form some rejection from the body), or 2) people who have a history of psychotic disorder are not recommended to do deep meditation Qigong.. If you have any question at all about your particular condition, consult qualified medical assistance.. Note that there are some Qigong forms that may not produce the desired results.. It is also possible, like with anything, that a given form is not appropriate to an individual's temperament or current condition -- just as if someone is told to study some tennis or yoga, weightlifting, pilates, dance or even stretching.. Each individual must find methods, techniques and teachers to suit their own, individual physical needs, style, and preferences.. Otherwise, results will not be optimal.. It is also possible that one can practice a Qigong style that is not appropriate to his condition.. One must be clear with the teacher about one's needs and goals before deciding upon a Qigong form to study.. A qualified Qigong professional should be able to prescribe a method that is helpful.. One must then feel confident in the method and the teacher.. If not, one should find more appropriate instruction.. What would you say to cancer patients who are thinking of learning Qigong?.. Go for it! Qigong should have many benefits for cancer patients without any disadvantage.. Please see the following review on Qigong therapy for cancer for more details:.. Chen K, Yeung R, 2002.. A review of qigong therapy for cancer treatment.. Journal of International Society of Life Information Science.. 20 (2): 532-542.. Even in the US, hospitals are starting to incorporate Qigong into their cancer recovery programs.. Arnold Tayam s work at Stanford Medical Center is one example.. Other Doctors of Oriental Medicine (OMDs) have written extensively on the use of Qigong as a cancer treatment.. Jerry Alan Johnson is one such OMD.. What do you have to say to those who have tried Qigong and have given up on it because they haven't seen any results?.. Ask them whether it is enough to walk his/her dog one day or one week for the entire life of the dog.. You just have to do it everyday to see the benefit.. Also, ask what type of Qigong they had tried and for how long? Did they practice with consistency and sincerity, e.. with dedication in their mind? Or did they practice with their mind wondering off into distant places or in constant doubt that their practice would not be helpful? Constant doubt can be lethal to any practice (see previous answer on placebos and psychoneuroimmunology).. Did they enjoy the practice and feel comfortable with it? What results did they expect? The teacher/Master should make clear what one can expect from practice.. If that goal is not reached after having performed the practice in the prescribed way and frequency, then it is clearly not the right practice for them.. It may not be sufficient or complete enough.. The teacher may also be lacking in sufficient skill or understanding.. The proof should be in the pudding.. One should feel better.. If they do not, then first clarify that with the teacher.. Ask if there are any adjustments that need to be made in the practice.. Following that, if results are not clear, then use a different method that is designed to help meet one's specific goals.. Also, it's very difficult to know why someone did not have any results.. There are many factors to consider, such as length of practice, type of practice, and whether they had a support group.. Furthermore, people have to realize that nothing is a silver bullet with cancer.. Chemotherapy isn't.. Surgery isn't.. Qigong isn't.. In other words, people who practice Qigong still get cancer, and people who know Qigong well still get sick and die from cancer.. If a cancer patient is not getting results using some type of Qigong, see another Qigong doctor and try a different Qigong regimen.. Do you have any personal anecdotes or stories about the success of Qigong with chronic illness?.. See Chen K, Turner FD, 2004.. A case study of simultaneous recovery from multiple physical symptoms with medical qigong therapy.. The Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine.. 10(1): 159-162.. Ted Cibik's account.. of his dealing with incurable asthma.. Will alcohol consumption or anti-depressants, slow down the positive affects of Qigong?.. The most effective way to practice Qigong, or do any type of exercise for that matter, is in an unimpaired state.. About two years ago, I found that I have energy in my hands that can heal disease.. I tested it several times on my close family members and found healing power in my energy.. The feeling of the effect of my energy transfer to others is different and depends on people and their condition.. Conditions include heat, sleepy mood, and whether they are relaxed.. Although sometimes some people don't feel the effect of energy, my energy is doing its healing process.. For your info, I don't need to touch people and can heal different type of diseases, but the improving effect varies for different people and types of diseases.. Now what I want is to find an official institute or university to test my energy so I can get a certificate in order to help people officially.. I am sure I have this healing energy but I need to prove it.. What you are describing sounds very much like transmitting qi.. There is a section in Roger Jahnke's book The Healing Promise of Qi that talks about this ability/phenomena.. Just about anyone can learn to transmit qi, but some are fortunate enough to recognize that they have this gift and use it to help others (like you seem to be doing).. We're not aware of anyone testing people to provide a certification that a person can in fact transmit qi, although testing is sometimes done on research projects where the goal is to characterize or measure the qi being transmitted.. Usually Qigong Therapists do transmission of qi during a healing session.. The person doing the energy healing is most often a Qigong Master, an OMD (Oriental Medical Doctor), massage therapist, a Medical Qigong Therapist, or someone certified to do Reiki or Therapeutic Touch.. The qualifications for certification vary in different countries, so you'd have to research what would be required where you live.. However, we'd suggest looking into being certified in Qigong Therapy or Therapeutic Touch to begin with.. These are recognized fields in Energy healing, and they are probably the easier certifications to meet.. Also, Therapeutic Touch is being recognized by the Western medical establishment, and is being used by nurses.. There are many levels of Qigong Therapy certification, with successive levels requiring more study.. The Internet is probably the best place to start your research (I think you already did by sending your question) into where certification programs are offered.. You may have to travel and do a residence program (weeks/months) of some sort.. To be a little more specific on where you can go for certification, Dr.. Jerry Johnson (China) went to Hai Dian University, Medical Qigong College of Beijing, in China and received training and certification after his healing abilities were tested.. Arnold Tayam (OMD) was also certified at that hospital.. I'm interested in reading more about Qigong.. Do you have any handouts or information packets or information on teachers?.. See the bottom of the.. Qigong Institute home-page.. for a two-sided one-page hand-out on Qigong and the Qigong Institute.. Also on the website you'll find research and reference material, as well as the online.. Be sure to check-out the.. Qigong for Health.. pages.. For information on teachers, see the.. Hopefully you can find interesting information on the QI website, or on some of the.. websites.. A company in (substitute any country name here) is interested in Qigong classes.. How would I go about finding someone to give a Qigong seminar in my country?.. See the.. and the related teacher directory links on that page.. You may be able to find a good local teacher through one of them -- and they would speak your language! Another choice would be to contact one of the teachers on the Qigong Institute's Teacher Directory page (who may not be located in your country).. They are all very well qualified and many of them give seminars internationally.. Also, google qigong country , chi kung country , tai chi country , and taiji country where country is the actual name of your country.. At the present time I'm studying to be a Massage Therapist and will be doing a Tuina (a form of Qigong massage) course as soon as I graduate.. I'm also planning to study Qigong as I feel that if I'm working on balancing out my clients' Qi then I need to have some understanding of my own.. I've read a lot of articles on what Qigong can do for people with health problems but what can it do for someone like myself who is in his twenties and is fairly healthy? Can Qigong help me with my strength workouts and flexibility training instead?.. Qigong is going to help you physically and mentally in a number of ways, especially if you are active.. In order to be active, you have to be healthy.. In order to be healthy, do Qigong.. Qigong is extremely effective for prevention of illness and maintaining wellness -- so that you don't have to take advantage of it's proven therapeutic value for the treatment of diseases, especially chronic ones.. Realize that Qigong is not something you just go and do like an exercise class.. If you are serious about it and want the most benefit, you try to do it all the time: sitting in traffic or meetings, in lines/queues, while passively watching events, while doing the dishes, etc.. How do you do this? Your mantra is simply this: adjust your posture (easiest e.. always remind yourself to straighten your shoulders so the energy will flow better), adjust your breath (next easiest -- you have to find ways to remind yourself to do deep diaphramatic breathing), and adjusting your mind -- clearing your mind of thoughts or not dweling on thoughts and emotions so that your neurotransmitter profile heads towards the regenerative (parasympathetic) state.. If you want strength and flexibility, do the three adjustments all the time, but add some movement and more strenuous Qigong.. Tai Chi is a good way to develop strength and flexibility.. Some styles such as Chen and some of the weapons forms are more vigorous.. Check out.. Bingkun Hu's.. 'Creating Flexibility' and Wild Goose Qigong videos/DVDs.. I guarantee that if you learn Wild Goose that very few people you know will be more flexible than you.. You might also check out Larry Johnson's '18 Buddha Hands' Qigong.. It's a little more physically demanding than many types of Qigong.. There are thousands of types of Qigong.. Part of the fun is trying different ones and adapting them to your own practice.. In no time you'll have more than you have time for! Another good one to check out is anything from Francesco Garripoli.. (www.. I practice Qigong, but I am also very interested in the theory.. I assume that my Qigong practice will be accelerated by using technical devices.. Do you have any references for technical papers describing the electronic equipment used to measure an electromagnetic spectrum of qi-energy: frequencies, amplitudes, etc.. Qi energy is not something real and measurable from western science's standpoint.. No one knows what qi really is, and there are no devices yet that are capable of measuring it.. Discovering and measuring qi is still very much a research project in the scientific community.. However, there have been some successes measuring acupuncture pathways, which are basically qi pathways.. At least one company has created a qi machine based on the acoustic portion of the qi energy spectrum.. This work was done in China.. A Qigong master went into a perfectly quiet room used for testing hearing, and qi energy was acoustically measured coming from the master's hand.. It is also mentioned in the PBS documentary Qigong - Ancient Chinese Medicine for the 21st Century.. You could go into the the.. and look for the reference to this work or other references to scientific measurement of qi.. What might be more helpful would be to use google and search for qi machine.. You could then do some research into the products based on the results.. But again, realize that these machines are based on the acoustic signal only, and that is only part of what qi really is.. However, thousands of these machines have been sold, and many people have said that they have benefited from them.. You may be able to contact the companies that produce these products and ask them for technical information, but it is doubtful that this information would be useful for your Qigong practice.. There is a lot of research into qi and Energy Medicine (especially acupuncture) going on at various universities and research centers.. People are investigating using ultrasound and SQUIDs, among other devices.. Just for some background on Energy Medicine, you might want to read the paper Qigong - Energy Medicine for the New Millenium which you can download for free from the QI website (look on the.. Scientific Research.. page).. One of the more published energy researchers is James Oshman, his book ( The Scientific Basis of Energy Medicine ) is referenced in this paper.. It's a great book.. He might have some newer papers that would interest you.. Do not assume that anything with Qigong will go faster or better with some device.. It won't.. There aren't any devices except for the qi machine, and it's doubtful that it would be of much help in your practice.. The whole point with Qigong is to do the practice, not read about it, although the reading and researching is a lot of fun.. Actually, the fastest way to improve would be to find a great Qigong teacher near you.. See previous FAQ responses for more information on this.. There is at least one device that you might look into.. It was created by the Institute of Heart Math.. Read some of their papers.. They are very interesting.. Their machine is a bio-feedback machine.. You can use it to calm your mind/lower your stress.. This is also one of the major benefits you get from practicing Qigong.. So it's a machine that can help you with your Qigong practice since it will tell you whether you are calming your nervous system.. Google heart math and then go to the Institute of Heart Math and you'll be able to find the device somewhere on their site or possibly on someone else's, since other sites sell it now.. For more information on technical devices that measure EM fields, see.. Energy-Based Technologies and Therapies.. What can you recommend for information regarding recovering from drug addiction.. See the paper Use of Qigong Therapy in the Detoxification of Heroin Addicts.. You can get a copy on the.. page on the Qigong Institute web site.. You can do pretty much any type of Qigong for drug addiction.. You'll note in the article that they don't have a particular Qigong to recommend, but they use a simple one.. We'd recommend starting with a very easy to learn and practice type of Qigong.. The enhanced vitality method by Roger Jahnke (see the.. DVD Qigong - Chi Kung.. ) would be great.. Another set of excellent DVDs can be found at kahunavalley.. Any one of these would be good.. The main point about the recommended DVDs is that anyone can learn to do basic Qigong with them (no personal instruction necessary).. What about enhancing learning/education.. Any Qigong would work for this.. It's mainly the meditative aspect of Qigong that helps people focus, become more aware, and de-stress.. These and other benefits of Qigong practice result in an enhanced ability to learn.. Qigong and Tai Chi, a martial arts form of Qigong, are used in many school situations.. It is usually done by individual teachers locally, so it's a bit hard to get write-ups on it, although some have appeared in either Empty Vessel or Qi Journal.. One program that has been very successful and been used for a number of years was started by Dr.. Gaspar Garcia.. If there isn't anything about this on his website (luohan.. com) yet, you could try contacting him.. Also see kahunavalley.. org for information on bringing Qigong into the school.. Kahuna Valley is doing this with their local school district and has also worked with corporations.. I also just visited a friend today who has a dojo with many children's programs.. They teach karate, but they also teach Qigong.. This is a wonderful combination for kids, especially.. Discipline, respect, hard work, and wonderful life skills such as the ability to de-stress on demand and exercise and regulate the immune and nervous systems.. Can you recommend anything about sexual energy transformation.. There is a complete text-book for this.. It is the most thorough presentation of the subject that one could imagine: Taoist Secrets of Love -- Cultivating Male Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia.. I think there's one for women too.. If you are unaware, there is a website featuring transcendental meditation -based educational programs.. Thanks for the pointer.. Their program focuses on meditation, which is excellent.. Qigong is a combination of this along with movement, breathing, and self-massage.. Meditation helps the most with handling stress and the development of mental concentration and clarity.. But note that in order to be fully healthy, you have to do the movement and breathing too.. The Shaolin monks were excellent at meditation, but not that healthy or physically capable.. Then along comes Bodhidharma and introduces movement and breathing exercises.. The rest, as they say, is history: The Shaolin monks became world famous, and for many good reasons.. They are astounding to watch in person..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute - Getting Started with Qigong
    Descriptive info: Introduction.. Qigong ( chee-gong ) is an over five-thousand year-old Chinese health method that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person s vital energy.. It has been popularly referred to as Chinese yoga.. Qigong is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine.. Literally millions of people practice Qigong in China and around the world each day to successfully treat diseases ranging from osteoarthritis to cancer, to improve their overall health.. National Qigong Association Introduction to Qigong.. Qigong is especially effective in reducing stress, thereby enhancing the immune system and preventing illness.. As such, it is a proven way to implement anti-aging (for more information on the research that has shown this, see.. The Scientific Basis of Qigong and Energy Medicine).. Qigong shows people how to take more responsibility for their own health care and achieve benefits for their body, mind, and spirit.. This is vitally important in our society in the face of declining health care services and options.. Qigong can be done sitting, lying down, standing, or moving.. The Qigong shown below is standing and moving Qigong.. The main psyiological differences between the moving and non-moving forms of Qigong are additional oxygen intake and the exercise of additional parts of the body.. There are thousands of different forms and movements of Qigong.. Shown in.. Sample Qigong Exercises.. are repeated movements.. Repeatedly doing the same Qigong movement is often called 'Tai Chi Qigong'.. There are other forms of Qigong that are similar to Tai Chi in that they take some amount of time to complete, e.. Wild Goose IV can take eight minutes or more, depending upon how slow the form is done.. Another example of a Qigong form that involves many individual movements is.. Wild Goose 5.. demonstrated by.. Medical Qigong Master Bingkun Hu.. Thus, the term form can refer to individual movements repeated, as shown below, or a form like a Tai Chi form, that can take years to learn and up to forty minutes or more to repeat once.. By contrast, the forms shown below are repeated movements.. Repeating the same Qigong movement over and over is sometimes referred to as 'Tai Chi Qigong', but more commonly, just 'Qigong.. ' The easier movements can be learned very quickly.. Qigong requires no special clothing or place to practice, is free, and can be done anytime.. As with the rest of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the main focus of Qigong is eliminating deficiency (associated with chronic illness) and stagnation (indicated by pain) of your qi (energy) through a combination of movement, breathing, and awareness.. At first, the dynamic adjustment of posture, breath, and mind is only done during the time you set aside to do Qigong.. With more practice, you ll begin doing these adjustments throughout the day as Qigong becomes a natural part of your life and personal healthcare program.. Introductory Articles on Qigong and Tai Chi.. from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.. Fundamentals of Practicing Qigong.. The Three Intentful Corrections.. Qigong is not exercise -- it is dynamic meditation.. Doing repetitions is not the focus - it is conscious application of the three intentful corrections - lengthen the spine, deepen the breath, clear the mind or visualize healing.. Roger Jahnke, OMD.. first intentful correction (i.. mindful adjustment) involves body posture.. Incorrect posture results in decreased or blocked energy flow, the unnecessary expenditure of energy, a decrease in stamina, and greater susceptibility to injury or illness.. An excellent text on posture and balance that can have a dramatic effect upon your health, all by itself, is.. Ageless Spine, Lasting Health: The Open Secret to Pain-Free Living and Comfortable Aging.. Doing moving forms of Qigong is a particularly appropriate way to train for sports like climbing because you must adjust and be totally aware of your weight distribution, balance, and posture as you make each move.. second intentful correction involves breathing.. In spite of years or decades of practice, most of us breathe in a non-optimal way: On the in-breath, our chest fills up with air and little air gets into the abdomen.. Interestingly, we all came into the world knowing and practicing the right way to breathe; we had to learn the wrong way through the experience and conditioning of growing up.. The form of breathing most used with Qigong is abdominal breathing, where on inhale the lower abdomen expands and fills with air before the chest, and the abdomen contracts on exhale.. Tai Chi & Chi Kung Breathing Tutorial - from World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.. final intentful correction involves mental state or awareness.. Regulating your mind is a practice designed to reduce stress and increase your awareness of the moment, helping you to achieve a state of pure consciousness by stripping away thoughts and emotions that keep you unnecessarily immersed in the complexity of your daily life.. Qigong meditative techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, are combined with slow, deep breathing and gentle movement.. Start your Qigong practice using any meditative technique with which you are familiar.. Three Intentful Corrections are explained in detail in Jahnke's.. Meditation and spiritual Qigong.. It is Qigong s gentle movement that demands more oxygen in the system and helps regulate the body's critical oxygen/carbon dioxide balance.. Slow, deep breathing dilates the blood vessels so that the heart doesn t have to work as hard.. Besides muscle contraction, the main way to enhance the functioning of your lymph system is through breathing.. The lungs have been called the heart for the lymph system, which is key to your body s immune function as well as removal of toxic metabolic by-products from your cells.. Your body goes into a waking regeneration mode during Qigong practice as your nervous system switches from the overactive sympathetic mode to the restorative parasympathetic mode, with an immediate calming effect and an astonishing increase in focused awareness and effective performance.. Note that when you are dreaming, even though you are not awake, your nervous system is still engaged and not in the restorative state.. As with all Qigong, use slow deep abdominal breathing, a relaxed posture, and alert but focused on nothing in the mind.. No thoughts.. This has been described as cheerful indifference.. All of these movements can be modified for practice sitting in a chair, lying on the floor, or in a hospital bed.. Remember, with Qigong, Pain is no gain.. Note that there are thousands of different types of Qigong.. Enjoy, experiment with, and discover new forms and adapt them to your personal practice.. Figure out what works best for you.. Remember to breathe.. The Three Mindful Alignments (.. Stress Relief Relaxation Calming Sitting Qigong.. A very basic sitting Qigong mediation video from Bill Douglas and World Tai Chi and Qigong Day:.. The Art of Practise.. To get the most out of your practice there are a few basic principles that apply to the styles of Qigong presented in this book.. Generally, you can practise Qigong at any time of the day, so choose a time that best suits you.. Remember, we are creatures of habit and you will benefit more if you practise at the same time on each practice day.. Some styles of Qigong are best practised at a particular time and sometimes facing a certain direction.. In time you will find the best time that suits you.. Exercising in the early morning and late afternoon, when the sun rises and sets, is a very powerful time as it s a natural transition between dark coolness of night (Yin) and the bright warmth of day (Yang).. From: The Art of Life, Simon Blow.. simonblowqigong.. Reprinted with permisson of the author.. Read the.. introduction to Dragon and Tiger Medical Chi Gung.. (5.. 7 MB.. pdf) by Bruce Frantzis for suggestions on how to start practicing and what to expect when you do.. More information and the complete document is available on the.. Energy Arts.. website.. Qigong Self-Massage.. In addition to movement, breathing, and awareness, Qigong consists of self-massage practices.. Here is an example practice for improving eyesight from the article.. 4 Ways to Improve Your Eyesight.. by Qigong expert, Dr.. Maoshing Ni.. These simple exercises will help you maintain optimal vision and may also keep those annoying eye floaters at bay.. Perform these exercises first thing in the morning, before bedtime, or any time your eyes feel fatigued.. Make sure that your hands are clean and that your mood is relaxed.. Commit to daily practice and you may just see better results within one month.. Warm your eyes.. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds.. Repeat this three times.. Roll your eyes.. Start by looking up and then slowly circle10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise.. Focus.. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about six inches away from your nose.. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all.. Massage your temples.. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other.. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.. Complete Idiots Guide to Tai Chi.. The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & QiGong Illustrated, Fourth Edition.. The following video is one of the nearly 150 web-video support videos that are designed to augment the 300 illustrated instructions in Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas's world acclaimed tai chi and qigong instructional book.. Without the CIG to T'ai Chi and Qigong (fourth edition) these video clips usage cannot be fully realized, but with your CIG to T'ai Chi and Qigong book these clips will profoundly expand on the book's world acclaimed text and illustrated instructions.. Example of What Class Instruction May Look Like.. Beginning Qigong DVDs, Videos, and Books.. A More Comprehensive (and FREE) Introduction to Qigong Practice - The Global Qi Project.. The co-founder of the.. National Qigong Assocation.. James MacRitchie is sharing his.. Global Qi Project.. with the world, Because the world needs this knowledge now.. His website contains a FREE document, an 'ebook', called '.. The Eight Extraordinary Meridians Qigong.. '.. This is a very extensive introduction to Qigong and includes the comprehensive Eight Extraordinary Meridians Training Program.. Singapore Provides Beginning Qigong Practices to its Citizens.. Singapore's Health Promotion Board (HPB) is the country's main driver for national health promotion and disease prevention programmes.. Its goal is to increase the quality and years of healthy life and prevent illness, disability  ...   eat breakfast.. This is a great way to set your "resonance" for the day.. I also do a shorter set right before I go to bed.. Again, this is the last thing you do to set your resonance for sleep.. so after you brush your teeth and after emails and so forth.. I usually only spend 15 minutes on this session.. it is a slow and deep practice, designed to put me into a peaceful state of mind/body/spirit.. I immerse myself in gratitude for waking to a new day each morning.. and immerse myself in gratitude at night for all the "waking dreams" I had during the day.. The real key in Qigong practice is to find your own groove and savor your forms when it feels right for you.. when you can be in your presence.. Sometimes this may be amidst the chaos in the middle of the day, when you need to stop the patterns that get you all caught up.. and then just take time for yourself to return to your core, to honor your energy, and return to gratitude and self appreciation and love.. Remixing Qigong Moves.. There are many different ways to put together Qigong moves to form a practice session.. For example, Progressive Looping is a term coined to describe a way of remixing Qi Gong exercises.. A simple exercise is broken into some of its component loops, finding the points where new transitions can be created.. For example, watch the above exercise for the Lung.. The principle of Progressive Looping can be applied to many Qigong exercises.. Never be afraid to take things apart and put them back together differently.. This exercise is slow and simple.. Touch the thumbs to pointer fingers, and extend the remaining three fingers.. During the inhale, raise the arms, palms up, close to the body, eventually reaching the space over the head.. The transition to an exhalation is accompanied by the arms now lowering, palms down, away from the body.. This exercise can be repeated many times.. Next, look at some of the loops that can be found by dissecting the movement.. There are certain pause points where we can begin to reverse the motions.. Inhale and raise the hands, palms up.. When the hands are level with the top of the chest, slowly exhale, and reverse the motion, as if you had a rewind button.. The next loop is the opening and closing of the elbows in front of the face.. The shoulders and chest act like a bellows to allow for very deep breathing and stretching during this loop.. As the elbows and chest open, inhale.. As they close together, exhale.. This can be an extremely slow movement.. Lowering of the arms can be broken into three parts: from the very top to the midpoint, from the very top to the bottom, and from the midpoint to the bottom.. As the arms descend, exhale.. As the arms float back up, inhale.. Keep the palms down the whole time.. Any of these loops can be performed and repeated as an exercise in their own right.. It becomes very interesting, though, when we merge these loops together, and tighten up the transitions.. How to Feel Qi.. Violet Li gives a short explanation of Qigong, explains how to do Qigong, and demonstrates some easy to follow Qigong.. Disclaimer: The Qigong Institute makes no suggestions, claims, or recommendations regarding any medical therapy, treatments, exercise program, or medical practitioners.. For medical advice or before embarking on any exercise program, we recommend that members of the public consult with a qualified physician.. Click image to watch video.. These Qigong forms are often practiced much slower than shown.. The movements range in difficulty from easy (flowing motion) to more complex (tuoa and drawing the daoist symbol).. The most complex forms of qigong consist of a combination or sequence of many different movements (as opposed to the same movement repeated multiple times) and take many minutes (e.. ten to fifteen) to complete once.. One of the easiest forms of Qigong is.. Flowing Motion.. , from Enhance Vitality Method, shown in the DVD.. Qigong Chi Kung.. Breathe in as you go up and out as you go down.. For more exercise, go up onto your toes.. Rolling the Ball.. movement is used to feel the qi between your hands and get out of your normal way of thinking.. Imagine you have a ball between your hands and you can move it anywhere, but your hands cannot move through the imagined ball, just like they couldn't go through a real ball.. Many different types of Qigong have a movement like Rolling the Ball.. A little more energetic movement is.. Inner Rivers Flowing.. which is described in.. A fun Qigong form similar to Inner Rivers Flowing is called.. Push and Pick Up the Wheel.. from the DVD.. Creating Flexibility through Qigong.. by.. Medical Qigong Master Dr.. Bingkun Hu.. This one is called.. Flying Wild Goose.. , and comes from a form of Qigong called Tai Chi Qigong.. There are hundreds of different versions of.. Wave Hands in Clouds.. This movement is usually done as part of a much longer T'ai Chi form, but it can also be done by itself.. T'ai Chi is a moving form of Qigong.. Double Helix.. movement has its origin in Hua Shan Qigong and can be found in the DVD.. See if you can discover the figure-8 pattern (infinity symbol) made by the arcs described by your hands.. When the hands pass each other, palms are facing so that energy flows between the Lao Gong points (Pericardium 8 acupuncture point) located roughly in the middle of each palm.. A little more challenging practice is called.. Rejuvination.. , from the DVD.. by Medical Qigong Master Bingkun Hu.. Be sure that your arms describe circles both in front and in back of your body as you go through the range of motion.. Tuoa.. is the signature move from Wuji Hundun Qigong, featured in the.. PBS Qigong documentary "Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century.. (Click to.. preview the documentary.. Traditionally, rocks were held in the hands to make sure that the palms were facing up throughout the range of motion.. Imagine you are a waiter carrying a tray with a glass on it, and the glass cannot fall.. See if you can spot where the two-armed pattern changes.. There are at least two more remaining variations on arm movement patterns that are not shown.. This is a very challenging but rewarding form called.. Drawing the Daoist Symbol.. About the music: Initially created for use in a Taiji intervention study at the University of Illinois,.. Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditation.. is a music CD for moving and still meditation practices.. This CD is unique in that it was composed and performed in entirety by both a master traditional Chinese musician and longtime practitioner of qigong meditation.. For more information, visit.. yangying-music.. com.. Some Simple Qigong Practice Examples.. While doing Qigong remember to incorporate the.. The following short video [Part 3 of 5] features some easy and gentle beginning Qigong exercises led by Dr.. Adeline Ge in an educational video presented by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH.. Also see [.. Part 4 of 5.. Swimming Dragon Qigong.. Wuji Swimming Dragon.. is a very simple and easy to learn yet powerful form of Qigong.. There are many other versions of Swimming Dragon besides Wuji.. A characteristic of Swimming Dragon Qigong forms is that the body is continually moving or flowing and exercising some or all joints while describing a form such as a Figure-8 or infinity symbol as in.. Animal Frolics Swimming Dragon.. video was created by Francesco Garripoli, the Chairman of the Board of the Qigong Institute.. It is part of a longer DVD.. the Qigong Store.. for how to purchase this and other Qigong DVDs.. Simple Qigong Movements.. binabouchi.. Sitting Qigong.. Qigong can be practiced many ways, including sitting, standing, moving, or lying down.. Stress Relief Relaxation Calming Sitting Qigong Meditation.. This 20 minute video was created by Bill Douglas, founder of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, as an easy to follow example of Sitting Qigong for relaxing and reducing stress.. Sitting Qigong - Shi Er Duan Jin.. Classic Qigong Forms.. There are many different versions of classic qigong forms.. The following are just a few of them.. Classic qigong forms have been practiced for centuries or millennia.. Five Animal Frolics.. Develop Qi Sensitivity and Restore Balance to the Three Jiaos with a Powerful Exercise from Master Hua Tou (.. This simple practice example is taken from the Crane form of Hua Tou s Five Animal Frolics, one of the oldest and most revered forms of Qigong.. Hua Tou was a famous physician during the Eastern Han Dynasty (circa 200 C.. E.. He is famous in the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine as the first doctor to successfully practice abdominal surgery and for creating the Five Animal Frolics.. The Five Animal Frolics are movements designed to mimic the energies and strengths of five different animals: the crane, bear, tiger, monkey, and snake.. The five animals also correspond to the five elemental energies as well as the five seasons, with the fifth season being late summer.. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine history, the Qigong exercises developed by Hua Tou have been proven to be some of the most effective for restoring health and promoting vitality.. Animal Frolics Qigong - IIQTC (video 54:16).. These are more vigorous Qigong forms.. The five animals in the exercises are the bear, tiger, monkey, deer, and crane.. They are said to improve functioning of the lung (tiger), kidney (bear), liver (deer), heart (crane), and stomach (monkey), respectively.. Magwandui DaoYin Qigong.. Mawangdui Daoyin Shu: Qigong from the Mawangdui Silk Paintings (Chinese Health Qigong).. Some of the earliest known images of Qigong exercises were found on a colored silk painting unearthed at MawangduiTomb in the early 1970's that date to the Han Dynasty (206BCE - 220CE).. The 44 people are shown doing dao yin, postures and movements combined with breathing and physical exercise for health maintainance and treating illness.. The forms can be done by themselves or in a particular sequence, as shown in the following videos.. To get the most out of the practice, learn it from a teacher.. Since one probably won't be available where you live, buy the book because it has some important details that are not obvious from watching and studying the videos.. And as with all Qigong, practice the.. Wu Xing (Five Element) Qi Gong.. Five basic health internal exercises from the Daoist tradition of Qigong Practice.. The video demonstrates some very simple yet powerful Qigong movements..

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  • Title: Qigong Institute: Integrative Medicine and Medical Qigong Therapy
    Descriptive info: Alternative' Medicine is Mainstream: The evidence is mounting that diet and lifestyle are the best cures for our worst afflictions.. Deepak Chopra , Dean Ornish , Rustum Roy and Andrew Weil.. Read the article.. What is actually 'alternative': drugs, surgery, and technology or enhancing your body's natural healing capability?.. ~Tom Rogers, President, Qigong Institute.. Doctors of the future will give no medicine, but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of diseases.. ~Thomas Edison.. Although not proven conclusively from a Western Medical stand point, qigong is an accepted treatment option in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine [16][54][96].. Qigong treatment is also used extensively in China as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been included in the curriculum of Chinese universities [97].. Qigong practice serves both a preventive and curative function.. It is considered to be effective in improving the effects of many chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, allergy, asthma, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, cancer, depression, anxiety and addiction.. Qigong works by improving the practitioners immunity response, increasing a person s self-healing and self-recovery capabilities and enhancing one s self-regeneration potential.. Lee Holden: "Qigong for Health".. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation.. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body.. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.. The brain then sends this message to your body.. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax.. 23 Ways to Boost Your Immune System.. #4: Practice Qigong.. This Chinese mind-body exercise combines breath control and slow movements to reduce stress and improve focus, but it may also help combat colds.. Twenty-seven varsity swimmers in a University of Virginia study learned qigong, and during their seven-week training season, those who practiced it at least once a week got 70% fewer respiratory infections than swimmers who used it less.. Society s focus on disease is bad for our health.. One of the difficulties in writing about wellness and prevention is that our health-care system in fact, our whole society is focused on disease.. Television shows like House M.. and ER show dramatic, extreme examples of patients with life-threatening problems.. Wellness care just isn t that dramatic.. I doubt there will ever be a TV drama about the chiropractic patient who didn t need back surgery because of his care, and also didn t get an ulcer because he was able to stop taking his ibuprofen.. Or about the acupuncturist who saved a patient from a hysterectomy because the treatment balanced her hormones naturally.. True wellness and prevention restore health and function without serious side effects, or causing other health problems.. When a person s overall health is restored, seemingly unrelated conditions may resolve.. Tai Chi Program at Kansas University Hospital Shows Dramatic Results.. Traditional Chinese Medicine.. The quest for modernisation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.. A short review of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the 1950's through today.. Healing and the Mind: The Mystery of Qi.. Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients -- people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health.. In a five-part PBS series of fascinating and provocative interviews, he discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?.. Qigong and the Treatment of Disease.. Qigong is a truly holistic healing knowledge system.. Our body has a complex diagnostic and healing system that I call the internal hospital , a hospital called Nothingness, all inclusive.. Critical to genuine Qigong healing is the understanding that Qigong does not work at the structural level (anatomy), but at the Qi level, or Qi based knowledge system or framework, even beyond the Qi dimension.. From:.. Restoring Natural Harmony.. , Simon Blow.. Reprinted with permisson of author.. Global Health Institute.. The mission of the Global Health Institute is to educate health professionals, students and the media community on the discoveries, cutting edge therapies and emerging knowledge that is shaping the integration of healthcare.. Mitochondria are Key to Health.. Targeting mitochondrial biogenesis for promoting health.. Ensuring proper mitochondrial function (e.. proper nutrition) represents a compelling therapeutic strategy for dealing with metabolic, degenerative, neurodegenerative, and metastatic diseases.. TEDxIowaCity - Dr.. Terry Wahls - Minding Your Mitochondria.. How to cure a neurological disease (in this case Multiple Sclerosis) using nutrition.. Light as Medicine.. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers have shown near-infrared and blue light can successfully treat MS symptoms, clear infections, reduce inflammation, and restore function to mitochondria.. Therapeutic (Healing) Touch.. Effects of healing touch in clinical practice: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.. Hands-on healing and energy-based interventions have been found in cultures throughout history around the world.. These complementary therapies, rooted in ancient Eastern healing practices, are becoming mainstream.. Healing Touch, a biofield therapy that arose in the nursing field in the late 1980s, is used in a variety of settings (i.. , pain centers, surgical settings, and private practices) with reported benefits (i.. , decreased anxiety, pain, and depressive behaviors; increased relaxation and a sense of well-being).. For more information on Therapeutic Touch:.. Search the.. Read an overview article in.. Massage Today.. :.. Effects of Healing Touch in Clinical Practice: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials.. Visit the.. Healing Touch Program.. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain.. National Institutes of Health : Acupuncture for Chronic Pain.. A recent National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)-funded study, employing individual patient data meta-analyses published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, provides the most rigorous evidence to date that acupuncture may be helpful for chronic pain.. In addition, results from the study provide robust evidence that the effects of acupuncture on pain are attributable to two components.. The larger component includes factors such as the patient s belief that treatment will be effective, as well as placebo and other context effects.. A smaller acupuncture-specific component involves such issues as the locations of specific needling points or depth of needling.. The Misuse of Prescription Drugs in the Delivery of Healthcare.. Prescription Drug Deaths Increase Dramatically.. Prescription Narcotics Overdoses Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined.. Pfizer Gives Details on Payments to Doctors.. Pfizer, the world s largest drug maker, said Wednesday that it paid about $20 million to 4,500 doctors and other medical professionals for consulting and speaking on its behalf in the last six months of 2009.. Pfizer also paid $15.. 3 million to 250 academic medical centers and other research groups for clinical trials in the same period.. Database on Doctors and Patients Aids Drug Company Targeted Marketing.. In the old days, sales representatives from drug companies would chat up local pharmacists to learn what drugs doctors were prescribing.. Now such shoulder-rubbing is becoming a quaint memory thanks to vast databases of patient and doctor information being used by pharmaceutical companies to market drugs.. David Anderson, a professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology compares drugs effects to a sloppy oil change.. If you dump a gallon of oil over your car s engine, some of it will dribble into the right place, but a lot of it will end up doing more harm than good.. Commentator Bill Maher wryly discuss our society's over-dependence upon drugs (video 4:10).. while ignoring the profound health benefits of diet, exercise, and preventative medicine.. The Politics and Manipulation of Medicine.. The attack on non-allopathic, energy-based forms of medicine by the American Medical Assocation, mainstream Western medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and others started with the.. Flexner Report.. in 1910.. Flexner was John D.. Rockefeller's stool pigeon in setting up the takeover of the entire medical school industry by Carnegie Foundation, which was a Rockefeller Foundation subsidiary at that time.. When you say Carnegie Foundation , you're talking about something that has no substance.. It's entirely under the domination of the Rockefellers.. He (Abraham Flexner) did The Flexner Report , and this changed the medical schools of the United States from homeopathic, naturopathic medicine, to allopathic medicine -- which was a German school of medicine which depended on the heavy use of drugs, radical surgery, and long hospital stays.. That's what we've got today, allopathic medicine.. ---Eustace Mullins.. [Interview 2003] by Tom Valentine.. Additional References:.. Electrotherapy.. Alternative Medicine Therapies, Cures and Treatments: Vibratory Energy Medicine.. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.. 1953 Fitzgerald Report - Suppressed Cancer Treatments.. Persecution of Innovative Therapies.. - Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine.. The Color of Truth Kate Baldwin, M.. See Also: 'The Politics of Medicine and the Nature of Health' in.. This includes facts and fallacies about clinical trials; preventable deaths; how drugs are marketed and publicized; the relationships between the pharmaceutical Industry and the United States Government, government officials, and universities; how drugs are approved; drugs in our drinking water and antibiotics in our food; and effects of psychotropic drugs on children.. How Scientific Is Modern Medicine.. Doctors today commonly assert that they practice scientific medicine, and patients think that the medical treatments they receive are scientifically proven.. However, this ideal is a dream, not reality, and a clever and profitable marketing ruse, not fact.. The British Medical Journal's Clinical Evidence analyzed common medical treatments to evaluate which are supported by sufficient reliable evidence (.. BMJ, 2007.. They reviewed approximately 2,500 treatments and found:.. 13 percent were found to be beneficial.. 23 percent were likely to be beneficial.. Eight percent were as likely to be harmful as beneficial.. Six percent were unlikely to be beneficial.. Four percent were likely to be harmful or ineffective.. 46 percent were unknown whether they were efficacious or harmful.. In the late 1970s, the US government conducted a similar evaluation and found a strikingly similar result.. They found that only 10 percent to 20 percent of medical treatment had evidence of efficacy (.. 'Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies'.. - Office of Technology Assessment, 1978).. More: How Scientific Is Modern Medicine Really?.. World Health Organization.. reports that the evidence base for standard western medical practice is as follows:.. 8 percent Randomized controlled Trials (RCTs).. 14 percent Well conducted clinical trials.. 28 percent Expert committee review.. In other words, at least.. 50% of current western medical practice has no evidence base.. Most Practice Guideline Recommendations Based on Less-Than-Ideal Quality of Evidence.. A study published in the January issue of.. Mayo Clinic Proceedings.. shows that most clinical practice guidelines for interventional procedures (e.. , bronchoscopy, angioplasty) are based on lower-quality medical evidence and fail to disclose authors conflicts of interest.. The selective reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials results in a biased "evidence base" for modern western medicine.. The best evidence shows that half of all the clinical trials ever conducted and completed on the treatments in use today have never been published in academic journals.. Trials with positive or flattering results, unsurprisingly, are about twice as likely to be published and this is true for both academic research and industry studies.. Breaking the Seal on Drug Research.. Researchers are pushing Big Pharma to disclose all clinical results -- and not just those that make it look good.. Overview of the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong for specific health issues.. - World Tai Chi and Qigong Day website.. Yoga, Qigong, and Energy Medicine for Cancer Treatment.. What is Integrative Medicine?.. Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM).. at the University of Maryland School of Medicine provides complementary medical patient care; is a National Institutes of Health research center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM); integrates CAM in the School of Medicine curriculum; and disseminates information on CAM.. The term Integrative Medicine is slowly replacing CAM.. As summarized on the CIM webpage:.. Integrative Medicine blends the best of conventional and complementary medical approaches, addressing not only physical symptoms, but also psychological, social, environmental spiritual aspects of health illness.. It believes in stimulating the innate human capacity for healing, empowering patients in their own care, while providing them with choices in healthcare that are proven to be safe and effective.. Integrative Medicine believes that mental and emotional factors, the ways in which we think and behave, can have a significant effect for better or for worse on our physical health and on our capacity to recover from illness and injury.. " Jon Kabat-Zinn,.. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.. What is Integrative Medicine.. ?.. Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Francisco.. Integrative Medicine combines modern medicine with established practices from around the world.. By joining modern medicine with proven practices from other healing traditions, integrative practitioners are better able to relieve suffering, reduce stress, and maintain the well-being of their patients.. Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.. Brigham and Women's Hospital.. A Teaching Affiliate of Harvard Medical School.. The Osher Center's clinical work is grounded in rigorous laboratory and clinical research that aims to understand the effects of conventional and alternative treatments on various disorders and basic functions of the body.. The Center performs its own high-quality research studies and is committed to engaging in the dialogue around the latest findings in scientific literature.. Through this approach, we are stearing a course toward integrative medicine based on sound scientific inquiry.. Integrative Medicine Centers.. American Holistic Medical Association.. The Doctor and the Healer.. Anyone truly interested in health, illness, and healing, and, therefore, in medicine and psychotherapy, whether professional health-care practitioner or lay person, cannot help marveling at what is happening today in the medical profession and in the world! On the one hand, we have never had more knowledge, material resources, and on-going medical research.. The medical technologies and sophisticated remedies that are available to us have never been greater or more accessible to more people on this planet.. On the other hand, it is highly questionable as to whether these are paying off in terms of global health, longevity, personal happiness, and fulfillment! Social science statistics are very clear but rather pessimistic: the rates of psychopathology, suicide, anti-social behavior, depression and doctor-induced deaths and illnesses keep going up, particularly in those countries that are most developed, wealthy, and technologically advanced.. All over the world and particularly in traditional societies and in Europe, there is a growing interest in ethnic and traditional medicine, in holistic or integrative medicine that seeks to bring together the best of modern science and the wisdom of the past.. Some Chinese research has found that the curative effect of Chinese-Western medicine and Qigong Therapy is superior to just Qigong Therapy or just Chinese-Western therapies.. This combination of medical paradigms and practices forms the basis of Integrative Medicine which incorporates the best practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine, and Qigong Therapy.. Examples are practicing Qigong during cancer recovery after a course of chemotherapy to improve quality of life, or the proven ability of Qigong to reduce the amount of prescription drugs required for treatment, or the combination of Qigong and the drugs was superior to the drugs alone.. Integrative Healthcare Symposium.. Integrative Healthcare Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient care and defining the future of integrative healthcare.. Mind-body lifestyle modification programs reduce hospitalization rates and Medicare costs.. Lifestyle medicine: the future of chronic disease management.. Lifestyle medicine is a new discipline that has recently emerged as a systematized approach for management of chronic disease.. NCCAM continues to expand its online continuing medical education (CME) offerings.. CEUs are available from NCCAM for these lectures.. Ralph Snyderman, M.. , Emeritus Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University; James B.. Duke Professor of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine.. This lecture covers the concept of prospective care and personalized medicine, incorporating personalized health planning and how this differs from the current disease-oriented approach; the types of new tools becoming available to facilitate the practice of prospective and personalized care; the compelling need for greater personal responsibility for maintaining ones health and the tools available to do so; and understanding the potential for an increased and more dominant role for rational integrative medicine approaches in prospective care.. Neural Basis of Mind-Body Pain Therapies.. M.. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.. , is Scientific Director of the Division of Intramural Research.. Bushnell is responsible for establishing and overseeing a new, state-of-the-art program to be the focus of NCCAM s intramural research, on the brain s role in perceiving, modifying, and managing pain.. The program will be highly collaborative and complement basic-science and clinical-research efforts across the NIH in neuroscience, imaging, and behavioral health.. This lecture Identifies which brain regions are involved in pain processing and pain modulation; discusses the differences in how emotional state and attentional focus alter pain; and describes the effects of chronic pain on the brain and how psychologically based therapies influence these effects.. Optimal Healing: Use the Best of East and West.. 6th college of surgeons lecture - the philosophy of balance: the art of healing.. The art of healing is the art of balancing the Science and the Art of Medicine, treating the disease and the  ...   to the Contemporary Crisis in Healthcare.. Chinese medicine is wellness based and its benefits are accomplished through functional enhancement.. When a body heals any part, the whole participates.. Only in the Western world do we, because medicine is pathology based and potentially dangerous, believe it is critical to attack specific pathogens or remove a particular diseased part very specifically.. In the more primitive systems of medicine where the paradigm is based on healing by maximizing the function of the whole being on every level, it is well known that the whole body works together to resolve pain and heal disease.. In the more whole person paradigm, the idea of treating a part or process pales next to the profound idea that, integrally, any part can only be transformed with the support of healing components, factors and processes that happen throughout the whole system.. Roger Jahnke, Founder and Director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.. Chinese Wellness Based Healthcare System: An Inspiring Solution To Health & Economic Crisis in America.. There are many ways to turn on (activate, create, maximize) the internal medicine.. By enhancing wellbeing and function disease is neutralized (healed) or even better, disease is prevented.. These methods were fully described in the ancient yet practical tradition of Chinese Medicine.. An interview with Dr.. Roger Jahnke: The Power of Mind-Body Medicine to Transform the Delivery of Health Care.. (9:22).. Conventional medical science has been so busy creating new technologies for treating disease that we have forgotten about caring for health.. In the West we incorrectly believe that health care and medicine are the same thing.. While we in the West have a truly fantastic, though very expensive, system based on treating people after they are sick, China has a profoundly remarkable and quite inexpensive system of health care based on keeping people well.. Cultivating Qi and Activating the Healer Within.. An Interview with Roger Jahnke, O.. M.. What would healthcare look like if Qigong was adopted more widely (scroll down to page 31)?.. Because Qigong introduces the concept of self-healing and mind-body integration into health care and daily life, it has the potential to change people s general lifestyles and philosophies of health and healing.. The term Qigong sounds very Chinese, but the practice of mind-body-breathing exercises that have been called Qigong in China can be found in many different cultures.. As you will see in the book, meditation, yoga, Reiki, Taiji quan, deep breathing and guided imagery are all described thoroughly in ancient Qigong literature, and all mind-body or energy practitioners can work under the same theory and principles to promote a similar healing philosophy: self-healing, cultivating the mind or spirit, and achieving mind-body-spirit harmony or balance through practice.. How To Be More Well, Reduce Medical Costs & Help Pay Off the National Debt.. Preventative Medicine - The Cure for the Health Care Crisis.. United States health care costs stem from an over-dependence on high-tech allopathic medicine and pharmaceuticals that treat symptoms; the bureaucracy and paper work of dealing with numerous insurance companies; the threat of malpractice lawsuits; and greed.. The current US health care system is set up to make profits for investors rather than to heal [we] must accept responsibility for our health by making health-promoting choices daily and seeking true preventative care that assists the body's innate healing ability.. Therapies other than drugs and surgery need to be available through Medicare and insurance plans The current system in the US depends upon sickness and high-tech solutions in order to make a profit.. Our very economy is dependent upon the health care industry as it now stands.. A November 2006 article in BusinessWeekOnline says that ' health care has become the main American job program for the 21st century, replacing, at least for the moment, all the other industries that are vanishing from the landscape.. ' Robert J.. Zieve, MD in The Townsend Letter (www.. townsendletter.. com) - February/March 2007.. In his book.. Beyond the Medical Meltdown.. , Zieve discusses the factors contributing to the high cost of US health care.. Demand Better! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System.. The authors describe myths about the health-care system that conceal the real problems and emphasize the failure to promote preventive care: "[the] reimbursement system often penalizes appropriate care by underpaying for essential preventive care services.. Providers get paid much more for treating more serious and expensive medical problems than they do for effective preventive medicine.. " They also confirm the lack of evidence to support many standard medical practices and prescriptions.. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare - YouTube Trailer (4:01).. This documentary tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken healthcare system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground.. Escape Fire shows how our healthcare system is wasting trillions of dollars by over using drug and surgical solutions, while profoundly under using mind-body wholistic health options.. Also see this summary of the benefits of neuromotor exercise training:.. Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults.. Integrative Medicine in Universities and Research Institutions.. The Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine.. offers clinical services which include.. Medical Qigong.. Medical Acupuncture.. Some universities have taken the lead in educating medical students, the public, and health care professionals on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies, including Qigong.. A few innovative examples are Georgetown University Medical Center which has a.. Science-Based Master's Program in CAM.. In addition, the.. University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine.. focuses on the body's own healing mechanisms, and the.. University of Illinois Kinesiology and Community Health Department.. has innovative programs which include research on the.. benefits of Tai Chi.. , especially for the elderly.. Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center.. focuses on complementary and integrative medicine through research, delivery of educational programs to the public and medical community as well as sustainable models of care delivery.. Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine.. at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to the study and clinical practice of mind-body medicine.. Likewise, the University of Massachusetts Medical School's.. Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (CFM).. was founded in 1995 to bring stress reduction techniques to a wide audience through its respected.. Stress Reduction Program.. The Mayo Clinic recommends Tai Chi for stress reduction (.. Tai Chi: Stress reduction, balance, agility and more.. ) while the Arthritis Foundation recommends.. Tai Chi for easing arthritis symptoms.. The Mayo Clinic includes Tai Chi and Qigong (the meditation, spirituality, and guided imagery aspects of Qigong) in the.. Mayo Clinic's Top 10 Complementary Therapies.. Looking East for Health and a Career:.. 77 percent of medical students believe that patients whose doctors are knowledgeable about complementary and alternative medicine benefit more than those whose doctors are trained only in Western medicine.. Five Branches University Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.. For a more comprehensive list of mainstream medical schools that are integrating CAM into their curriculum and offering CAM therapies, see.. The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.. NCCAM Establishes Integrative Medicine Consulting Center.. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has established an Integrative Medicine Consult Service at the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) Clinical Center, the world s largest hospital devoted to research.. This service will provide physicians, nurses, and other members of the Clinical Cnete health care team the ability to discuss complementary and alternative medicine ( CAM ) therapies with knowledgeable medical staff from the consult service and learn how various CAM practices might complement or interact with a patient's care as a research participant at the Clinical Center.. Press Release.. United States Government and Qigong.. Psychologist Michael Mayer discusses the effectiveness of Medical Qigong for a range of conditions, especially some chronic illnesses that are not being treated effectively by western medicine.. Watch a.. preview of his talk.. or read.. Body Mind Healing Psychotherapy: Ancient Pathways to Modern Health.. which has received strong.. endorsements.. from top leaders in mind-body medicine, and a very positive review from one of the most respected psychology journals, PsycCritiques.. To see the.. contributions.. the book makes to psychotherapy, behavioral healthcare, energy psychology, and Qigong click on the contributions link or view the.. Table of Contents.. Listen to.. podcasts on Qigong and Psychotherapy.. Also see the.. Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care.. which discusses CAM in mental health care.. For more in-depth information on the incorporation of Qigong and related Energy Medicine therapies in clinical psychology see.. Energy Psychology: Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health.. Mayer.. Therapists found to be more effective by engaging in a mindfulness centering exercise 5 minutes before a therapy session.. Psychotherapy and Acupoint Tapping.. As Dr.. David Feinstein summarizes his highly effective approach to energy psychology in.. Rapid Treatment of PTSD: Why Psychological Exposure with Acupoint Tapping May Be Effective.. , "Combining brief psychological exposure with the manual stimulation of acupuncture points (acupoints) in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other emotional conditions is an intervention strategy that integrates established clinical principles with methods derived from healing traditions of Eastern cultures.. Feinstein has written a number of.. introductory articles on energy psychology.. which include an overview of the field, case studies, brief history, how it changes gene expression, concepts and procedures, and more.. Energy psychology is a clinical and self-help modality that combines verbal and physical procedures for effecting therapeutic change.. While utilizing established clinical methods such as exposure and cognitive restructuring, the approach also incorporates concepts and techniques from non-Western healing systems.. Its most frequently utilized protocols combine the stimulation of acupuncture points (by tapping on, holding, or massaging them) with the mental activation of a targeted psychological issue.. David Feinstein Ph.. Feinstein has published a number of.. Energy Psychology articles.. explaining the scientific basis of Energy Psychology and how it has been found effective for PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and other Psychological Symptoms.. Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.. Formed in 1999, the.. Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).. is a US Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Publicly Supported Foundation of approximately 1,300 licensed mental health professionals and allied health practitioners around the world.. ACEP members are dedicated to exploring, developing, researching and applying energy psychology methods to alleviate human suffering, enhance human performance and access human potential.. The New Science of Energy Psychology.. Neuropsychoanalysis and Ecopsychoanalysis.. The author argues that psychoanalysis still largely remains not only a psychology without biology, which neuropsychoanalysis seeks to remedy, but also a psychology without ecology.. Escaping the behavioural 'spin' of evidence-based psychiatry: a new ontology of truth.. Merleau-Ponty's ontology rejects causality and mind/body duality, and views 'truth' as the expression of our deepest embodied feeling and perception of the world, which establishes all our thinking, and on which all our thinking relies, including 'scientific' thinking.. Decentering" helps people deal with chronic pain.. Acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments for chronic pain attempt to alter the impact of pain-related thoughts and feelings on behavior without necessarily changing the thoughts and feelings themselves.. A process called decentering appears relevant to these treatments because it includes the capacity to observe thoughts and feelings from a detached perspective, as transient events in the mind, that do not necessarily reflect reality or the self.. People with chronic pain may benefit from the capacity to contact their thoughts and feelings from a perspective as a separate observer, to see them as transient, and to experience them as cognitively defused.. Integrative Mental Health Care.. The Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care.. is a new book on integrative approaches including Qigong in mental health care that provides a comprehensive resource on the theory and clinical practice of integrative mental health care.. The book presents a framework for psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, and CAM practitioners who wish to learn about the conceptual foundations of integrative medicine and examine the evidence for non-conventional and integrative approaches used to assess and treat common mental health problems.. Teaching all the evidence bases: reintegrating psychodynamic aspects of prescribing into psychopharmacology training.. The authors argue that Psychiatry is poised for a paradigm shift which incorporates the evidence base that pharmacologic treatment outcomes are as dependent on psychological and interpersonal factors as on medical ones.. Modern psychiatric education and training programs need to recognize the importance of the psychology of psychopharmacology.. Non-pharmacological mental healthcare treatments have been proven effective, but they still aren't being prescribed.. Over the last 30 years, treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy have been shown to be effective for ailments ranging from anxiety and depression to PTSD and eating disorder, but surprisingly few patients actually get these evidence-based treatments from their psychiatrists.. Earthing - The Medical Benefits of Direct Contact with the Earth.. Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons.. Emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth.. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact.. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness.. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits including better sleep and reduced pain from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth's electrons from the ground into the body.. James Oschman Discusses Earthing or Grounding (1:14:50).. Chronic inflammation is related to all disease processes and its effects become even more problematic as people age.. Free radicals are main contributors to inflammation.. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, leading to healing and better health.. Most people believe that the way to get free radicals is to ingest them, in the form of herbs, dietary supplements, fish oil, or vegetables.. However, recent scientific research has discovered that the most effective antioxidants are electrons, and the easiest and most effective way to get them is as simple as coming into barefoot contact with the earth.. Homeopathy.. Recent advances in homeopathic research indicate that nanoparticles provide a mechanism for the effect of homeopathic remedies.. Adaptive network nanomedicine: an integrated model for homeopathic medicine.. Researchers propose that the action of nanoparticles provides a model for the mechanism of homeopathy.. Like cures like: A neuroimmunological model based on electromagnetic resonance.. The main cause of the therapeutic effects of homeopathic remedies is the occurrence of resonance between the non-physiological electromagnetic (EM) waves of the patient and extremely low-frequency EM waves produced by nanostructures present in the homeopathic remedy.. A model for homeopathic remedy effects: low dose nanoparticles, allostatic cross-adaptation, and time-dependent sensitization in a complex adaptive system.. Homeopathic remedies are proposed as source nanoparticles that mobilize hormesis and time-dependent sensitization via non-pharmacological effects on specific biological adaptive and amplification mechanisms.. Homeopathic potentization based on nanoscale domains.. This study presents a simple descriptive and quantitative model of how high potencies in homeopathy arise.. Advances in Integrative Nanomedicine for Improving Infectious Disease Treatment in Public Health.. Homeopathy is being increasingly recognized as a major form of the emerging science of nanomedicine.. Infectious diseases present public health challenges worldwide.. An emerging integrative approach to treating infectious diseases is using nanoparticle forms of traditional and alternative medicines.. Advantages of nanomedicine delivery methods include better disease targeting, especially for intracellular pathogens, ability to cross membranes and enter cells, longer duration drug action, reduced side effects, and cost savings from lower doses.. Integrative Veterinary Medicine.. The Integrative Veterinary Medicine.. clinic integrates the ancient wisdom, art and science of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with the most up to date science of Western Veterinary Medicine (WVM).. A holistic viewpoint is utilized to assess the entire mind and body of the animal.. Acupuncture now healing pets.. Lakewood Veterinarians Praise the Healing Effects of Pet Acupuncture.. Guidelines for Selecting Qigong Healers in the Scientific Research of Qigong.. In the view of the fact that there is no recognized certificate or licensing system for Qigong healers or Qigong masters in the U.. , nor in China, the Qigong Institute has developed the following guidelines to help research scientists who are interested in Qigong research to select the appropriate Qigong healers or masters in their scientific exploration of Qigong.. In general, a good Qigong healer or master should meet at least three of the following seven criteria:.. A specially invited member or director of the Chinese Society of Qigong Science (about 1000+ of such members existing in China who have been officially evaluated by the Society).. A recorded history of scientific research (with published paper(s) or certified report(s)).. A member of the national or international professional Qigong organization(s).. A formal disciple of the traceable and renowned Qigong master or Qigong tradition, such as lineage holder or representative of a special form.. A solid medical training or background, and preferably belonging to some kind of national organization of medical practitioners.. Does not currently have any verifiable negative claim against him/her in the field.. Have an established Qigong healing practice in this country (Some may be visitors with similar qualifications in their home country)..

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    Descriptive info: Understanding Meditation.. contains over.. 1400 abstracts on meditation.. is one of the four fundamental components of Qigong along with.. movement/posture.. self-massage.. breathing.. Qigong (and it's most popular moving form, Tai Chi) is a new category of exercise.. called.. Meditation in combination with breathing and slow, gentle movements (although there are many forms of Qigong that do not involve movement) affects humans physically and psychologically through relaxation techniques which reduce stress through modulation of the autonomic nervous system.. The practice has a proven effect upon quality of life, self-esteem, relationships, the ability to recognize and handle stress, pain relief, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, and more.. ABC World News - Meditation.. A brief report on the benefits of meditation, now being used in corporations, the military, schools, and increasingly by patients on the recommendation of their doctors.. Meditation is increasingly being used in clinical situations for a range of conditions, and there is a growing scientific evidence base of its benefits.. Qigong meditation and mindfulness training cultivates body awareness and promotes self-management of illness.. Do Meditation Now.. Qigong is moving meditation.. Moving means either physical movement or movement of energy internally, even if no musculo-skeletal movement is occurring.. The integration of.. interoception.. proprioception,.. and mindfulness is a key component of the practice.. You learn to create moments of peace within activity.. All of this comes on a foundation of breathing.. Mindfulness is both a type of meditation and a key component of Qigong.. Mindfulness can be defined as presence, or moment to moment awareness.. Paying attention to the present moment as life unfolds moment to moment is called non-doing, or being.. The practice of being is an attitude (i.. an intention) to be in the present moment on purpose.. The attitude that is brought to the meditation will determine its long-term value and whether it leads to a changed state of mind.. Committment to practice requires effort and consistency in order to achieve best results.. With practice, Qigong mindfulness becomes a state of mind that enables a profound state of being.. Note that Qigong meditation is a part of any Qigong practice session, but the most enduring benefit of the practice is obtained by integrating Qigong (and its meditation component) into your daily life.. Meditation is a Key Component of Qigong.. Lama Sakyong Mipham on Meditation.. Succinct introduction to the fundamental concepts of meditation with some deep insights from his book.. Turning the Mind Into an Ally.. Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind trains us to be undistracted, focused, and fully present in our lives.. Mindfulness is what we use to hold our minds to any object and awareness is the intelligence that tells us what we're doing.. Mayo Clinic Recommends Meditation.. Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress.. Meditation can wipe away the day's stress, bringing with it inner peace.. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most.. Jon Kabat-Zinn summarizes the key considerations of mindfulness practice.. Seven Fundamentals of Mindfulness.. The essence of mindfulness practice is making the following seven key attitudes and intentions the foundation for your mind's moment to moment experience of life.. These are fundamental to Qigong as well as any mindfulness-based meditation.. Non-judging.. : seeing experience as it is without adding interpretation or judgement.. Patience.. : understanding that change and understanding develops in its own time.. Beginners mind.. : being curious about the current situation, as if you have never experienced anything like it before, rather than viewing it through a fog of preconceptions.. Trust.. : developing faith in the validity of your own body sensations, thoughts, emotions and intuition.. Non-striving.. : allowing experience to be the way it is without trying to change it.. Acceptance.. : being open and willing to see things as they actually are in the present moment.. Letting go.. : developing a sense of non-attachment to experience, letting thoughts and emotions arise and pass by without getting entangled in them.. A Personal Reflection on the Relationship Between Tai Chi Qigong and Mindfulness Meditation.. The main differences are that with Qigong, relaxation is a focus and not a by-product; deep diaphragmatic breathing is practiced; and there is a focus upon balancing qi, or life energy.. Mindfulness relieves anxiety.. Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging.. was used to identify brain regions activated during meditation.. More Mindfulness, Less Meditation.. Don't expect more than meditation can deliver.. In the modern world, meditation is far more effective as a technique of self-management than as a means of personal transformation, much less enlightenment.. There is a difference between mindfulness meditation and simple mindfulness.. The latter isn t a practice separate from everyday life.. Mindfulness just means becoming more conscious of what you re feeling, more intentional about your behaviors and more attentive to your impact on others.. The real challenge isn t what we re able to do with our eyes closed.. It s to be more self-aware in the crucible of our everyday lives, and to behave better as a result.. That s mindfulness in action.. Harvard study concludes that the mind is a wandering mind and.. a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.. Is Mindful Reflective Practice the way forward to reduce medication errors?.. Considering the benefits of mindfulness, the authors suggest that healthcare professionals should be encouraged to develop their practice of mindfulness.. This would not only be beneficial in relieving stress, increasing attention levels and awareness, but it is believed that the integration of mindfulness and reflective practice in a 'Mindful Reflective Practice' could minimise some of the individual factors that lead to medication errors.. Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention.. This isn t the old San Francisco hippie fluff, said Mr.. Tan, who started the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute as an extracurricular program in 2007.. More than a thousand Googlers have gone through the course, which uses scientific research and the profit motive to entice coders and programmers to be here now.. Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies verify the benefits of mindfulness training, and Mr.. Tan appeared familiar with all of them.. Meditation thickens the brain s cortex, it lowers blood pressure, it can heal psoriasis and it can help you get a promotion, he said.. Roots of MIndfulness Meditation.. Mindfulness in the field of psychology refers to quality of awareness in which your focus on the moment by moment here and now is brought to your attention -- a non-judgemental, purposeful paying attention in which thoughts and feelings are acknowledged and accepted without criticism.. This is not just a case of experiencing the moment to its fullest possibility but also about being open to experience in a spirit of curiosity and acceptance.. It is thought that you can train for this state of mind, that it is something that can be acquired through meditation practices that quiet the mind and focus attention.. Through meditation the aim is to eventually be able to bring this way of being into everyday life.. To be able to experience the world in this mindful state of being.. The ability to shift attention away from the constant babble of the mind or away from strong emotions can teach you that there is more to being than just your thoughts and feelings.. That these can be looked at objectively rather than reacted to subjectively.. It helps break habitual patterns of behaviour and, over time, allows you to respond in different ways to stimulus from the world, your mind and your feelings.. The UCSD Center for Mindfulness.. is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into all aspects of society.. The Center offers a broad range of mindfulness-based programs and initiatives.. The Center is a program of the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry.. Mindfulness and Medicine at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness.. UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness Director Steve Hickman explains how the practice of mindfulness can alleviate the difficulties of life.. He describes how stress can be alleviated with the systematic practice of living in the moment.. Breathing In vs.. Spacing Out.. Are mindfulness and creativity mutually exclusive? Implicit learning underlies all sorts of acquired skills and habits, but it occurs without conscious awareness.. The trick is knowing when mindfulness is called for and when it's not.. We know that being mindful is really good for a lot of explicitly cognitive functions.. But it might not be so useful when you want to form new habits.. In the Art of Qigong.. Mindfulness is mental strength.. while.. Awareness is mental flexibility.. is essentially the integrating of a form of meditation such as mindfulness into your life 24x7.. Through meditation the relationship between you and your life changes and deepens.. You gain new insight and perceptions on living your life.. However, mediation is not something to be practiced in ascetic isolation from the rest of your daily routine.. In fact it is the integration of mindful practices such as Qigong into the fabric of daily life that most directly result in significant changes and improvements in health and wellbeing.. 7 Myths of Meditation.. Deepak Chopra debunks some of the more common myths surrounding the practice of meditation.. A Definition and Overview of Benefits.. Meditation can be defined to include any of a family of practices in which the practitioner trains an individual to consciously calm his/her mind in order to realize some benefit or achieve inner peace or harmony.. Despite lack of consensus in the scientific literature on a definition of meditation, most researchers agree that meditation implies a form of mental training that requires either stilling or emptying the mind, and its goal is to achieve a state of detached observation or restful alertness.. [ 7 ] The foundation of meditation practice is rooted in the principles of self-observation of immediate psychic activity, training one s level of awareness, and cultivating an attitude of acceptance of process rather than content.. [ 6 ].. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), all forms of meditation that are essentially mind-body integrative exercises are categorized as qigong.. Qigong is defined as the skill of mind body exercises that integrate body, breath, and mind adjustments into one, [ 8 ] which addresses both psychological and physiological aspects of health.. Although qigong has both dynamic (movement) and static forms, the meditative state body, breath, and mind into one is common among all of them.. Given a lack of consensus in Western psychology about the definition of meditation and exactly what techniques it includes, in this review we use the established definition of meditative therapies in Chinese medicine.. Specifically, we include all mind body exercises, both dynamic (moving) form and static (still) form, which aim to integrate breath body mind adjustments into one.. As a result, this includes all meditations, yoga, mindfulness training, Transcendental Meditation (TM), qigong, tai chi (or Taiji), and even guided imagery, as guided imagery is an ancient technique in meditation practice.. [ 8].. Chen, et.. MEDITATIVE THERAPIES FOR REDUCING ANXIETY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS.. DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY 29:545 562 (2012).. What Meditation Really Is.. Jon Kabat-Zinn (4:01).. What is the Difference Between Qigong and Mindfulness-based Meditation.. There are some subtle differences between Qiqong, Tai Chi, and Mindfulness-based meditation.. However, they all seek the truth of the present moment, seeing it clearly without pre-conceived ideas and habitual judgements, you can promote the healing of both physical and mental aspects of the self.. This in turn supports the sustained practice required to achieve spiritual insight and personal transformation.. Monk changes body temperature thorough Meditation.. Attempts to understand advanced mediation will lead to better treatments for stress-related illnesses.. My hope, says Dr.. Herbert Benson, is that self-care will stand equal with medical drugs, surgery, and other therapies that are now used to alleviate mental and physical suffering.. Along with nutrition and exercise, mind/body approaches can be part of self-care practices that could save millions of dollars annually in medical costs.. From OM to OMG: Science, your brain, and the productive powers of meditation.. This is a nice overview and introduction to medtiation that summarizes some of its key benefits and the medical research that proves it.. Harvard Yoga Scientists Find Proof of Meditation Benefit.. Unlike earlier studies, this one is the first to focus on participants with high levels of stress.. The study published in May in the medical journal PloS One showed that one session of relaxation-response practice (i.. the meditation component of qigong or yoga) was enough to enhance the expression of genes involved in energy metabolism and insulin secretion and reduce expression of genes linked to inflammatory response and stress.. There was an effect even among novices who had never practiced before.. Medical Benefits of Meditation.. Blood Pressure.. Brain Plasticity and Improved Cognitive Function.. Cancer Care and Treatment.. Cardiovascular Health.. Immune System.. Meditation for Health Care Providers and Doctors.. Pain Relief.. Psychological Health.. Introduction to Medical Meditation Science and Research.. Meditation Might Reduce Stress and Enhance Health.. A short video (9:48) introduction to the history of meditation and its integration into medical research and clinical practice by Anne Harrington, Professor for the History of Science in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.. American Academy of Neurology -- Meditation as Medicine.. Millions of people all over the world claim that meditation transformed their lives.. But for centuries, only anecdotal reports about these benefits were available as proof.. Now, scientific evidence from well-designed studies including images of the brain is emerging.. Some of these studies suggest that meditating for as little as twenty minutes daily can affect the function and structure of the brain in a positive way.. Researchers have found that meditation increases attention span, sharpens focus, improves memory, and dulls the perception of pain.. Feeling Stressed? An Rx for Meditation.. Ronesh Sinha, an M.. at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, shares why anyone who feels stressed can benefit from meditation and how to get started.. The effectiveness of meditation in treating an array of illnesses has led to studies of how meditation can change the brain.. Since Herbert Benson, the cardiologist and author of the ground-breaking 1975 book The Relaxation Response, first began pioneering mind-body research 40 years ago, numerous scientific studies have have reported positive results from meditation in a wide range of ailments, including high blood pressure, stroke risk, heart disease, weight management, chronic pain, and mental health.. Meditation is going mainstream.. Your mind as medication.. How you can reshape your brain to deal with pain and other problems.. More doctors are now prescribing it almost as a medication to help with healing and more.. Meditation is gaining respect in the medical community as more research reveals this practice of calming the mind and focusing isn't just an exercise in self-indulgence.. It can actually bring real changes to the brain.. Imaging shows meditation can allow the brain to make new connections even grow new neurons in this state.. This is yet another outstanding research result from the Benson-Henry Institute and Harvard Medical School.. Quality of life and functional health status of long-term meditators.. Long-term meditators experience better functional health, especially mental health, compared to the general population.. American Heart Association Backs Transcendental Meditation.. Note that Dr.. Herbert Benson (The Relaxation Response) makes it clear that all types of meditation, and not just Transcendental Meditation, have similar benefits.. Role of Meditation in Brain Development Gains Scientific Support.. New York Times.. Pain  ...   programs, reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress.. Stronger study designs are needed to determine the effects of meditation programs in improving the positive dimensions of mental health as well as stress- related behavioral outcomes.. Qigong for Meditators: Spinal Stretch (video 5:08).. Mindfulness Research Guide.. Mindfulness is a quality of human consciousness characterized by an accepting awareness of and enhanced attention to the constant stream of lived experience.. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions can impact our health and quality of life.. Mindfulness can be cultivated through meditation practice.. Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on mindfulness.. United States Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health.. An introduction to stress and relaxation techniques, clinical guidelines, scientific literature, research results, and information for patients.. Stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter changes in life.. Occasional stress is a normal coping mechanism.. However, long-term stress may contribute to or worsen a range of health problems including digestive disorders, headaches, sleep disorders, and other symptoms.. Stress may worsen asthma and has been linked to depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.. Some people use various relaxation techniques to induce the relaxation response, which helps release tension and may counteract the ill effects of stress.. Relaxation techniques often combine breathing exercises and focused attention to calm the mind and the body.. Some examples of relaxation response techniques are:.. Stress and Relaxation Techniques.. 5 Things To Know About Relaxation Techniques for Stress.. Relaxation Techniques for Health: An Introduction.. Meditation: An Introduction.. Stress and Relaxation Techniques: What the Science Says.. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) research blog Highlights New Research on Meditation.. NCCAM is planning a series of blog posts to highlight some exciting work from its research portfolio.. Currently one intriguing area is the effect of meditation on the brain.. Meditation can be viewed as a kind of mental exercise.. New insights are coming from incorporation of brain-imaging studies into meditation research.. In particular, studies suggest that meditation is accompanied by changes in activation of select regions in the brain, particularly the amygdala, a region associated with processing of emotion.. A new NCCAM study goes further and concludes that the changes in brain function in the amygdala seen during meditation are persistent, enduring even outside meditation sessions.. Research spotlight:.. What are the benefits of mindfulness.. A wealth of new research has explored this age-old practice.. Here's a look at its benefits for both clients and psychologists.. The Incorporation of Meditation into Western Medical Practice.. Healing and the Mind - A PBS Documentary Introduction to Meditation.. The Clinical Use of Meditation.. Herbert Benson and Jon Kabat-Zinn are the two people have been most instrumental in the introduction and acceptance of meditation into basic western medical practice.. Herbert Benson was the first to research and publicize the benefits of meditation in his ground-breaking book.. the Relaxation Response.. published in 1975.. Benson's message was simple and straightforward.. He argued that meditation could counter physiological and psychological adjustments to change which cause stress and accompanying illness.. Benson recommended a meditation practice consisting of four basic elements -- a quiet environment, a mental object to dwell on, emptying all thoughts and distractions from one's mind, and a comfortable position -- which he called the.. relaxation response.. From Buddhist meditation practices, Jon Kabat-Zinn developed a secualr form of meditation he called mindfulness-based and very successfully marketed it to get it accepted and integrated into mainstream western medical practice.. Q A: Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks About Bringing Mindfulness Meditation to Medicine.. Jon Kabat-Zinn, an MIT-trained molecular biologist, began meditating in 1966, when the practice was primarily the province of hippies and gurus, not scientists.. Now, thanks in large part to his efforts, it has become mainstream medicine.. Dozens of studies have since shown the benefits of what he termed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in treating cardiovascular disease, depression, addictions, chronic pain and many other conditions.. Article: Jon Kabat-Zinn: The Prescription is Meditation.. From the inner city to the executive suite, in hospitals and prisons, Dr.. Jon Kabat-Zinn s meditation courses are helping thousands handle illness stress, anger and addiction.. Lawrence Pintak profiles the man who has brought meditation to the American mainstream.. Book: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.. Healing is a process of undergoing a profound transformation of view.. This transformation is brought about by the encounter with one's own wholeness, catalyzed by the meditation practice.. Healing always involves an attitudinal and emotional transformation.. This is a texbook of the benefits and practice of meditation.. It is perhaps the most widely used text for clinical applications of meditation.. Clinical integration of Mindfulness-based interventions.. This is an excellent review of mindfulness research published during the last five years.. Over 500 scientific articles on mindfulness were published in 2012.. This was more than the total number of mindfulness articles published between 1980 and 2000.. A recent survey by the Mental Health Foundation found that 75% of general practitioners in the UK believe that mindfulness is beneficial for patients with mental health problems.. Indeed, recent findings indicate that Mindfulness-based interventions may be effective treatments for a broad range of psychological disorders and somatic illnesses.. If every 8 year old in the world.. is taught meditation,we will.. eliminate violence from the world.. within one generation.. -- Dalai Lama.. Doctor s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day.. Meditation increasingly is being worked into hospital rehabilitation programs as studies show it can lower blood pressure and help patients with chronic illness cope with pain and depression.. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) article by Johns Hopkins researchers recommends meditation.. Clinicians should be prepared to talk with their patients about the role that a meditation program could have in addressing psychological stress.. How Does Meditation Work.. A Three-Minute introduction to Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn.. This excellent audio book explains in detail what mindfulness meditation is, how to do it, how it works, and its beneficial effects.. Mindfulness Meditation: How It Works In The Brain.. Mindfulness may be so successful in helping with a range of conditions, from depression to pain, by working as a sort of volume knob for sensations, according to a new review of studies from Brown University researchers.. In their paper, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the researchers proposed that mindfulness meditation works by enabling a person to have better control over brain processing of pain and emotions.. Specifically, the researchers postulate that mindfulness meditation plays a role in the controlling of cortical alpha rhythms, which have been shown in brain imaging studies to play a role in what senses our bodies and minds pay attention to.. Buddhism and the Blues.. -.. Buddhist psychology's core techniques of meditation and awareness may have much to offer ordinary Westerners.. To most people Buddhism is an ancient Eastern religion, although a very special one.. It has no god, it has no central creed or dogma and its primary goal is the expansion of consciousness, or awareness.. But to the Dalai Lama, it's a highly refined tradition, perfected over the course of 2,500 years, of analyzing and investigating the inner world of the mind in order to transform mental states and promote happiness.. Whether you are a believer or not in the faith, the Dalai Lama told a conference of Buddhists and scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, you can use its time-honored techniques to voluntarily control your emotional state.. Silencing the Monkey Mind.. : For those of us engaged in any form of meditative efforts, such as bio energy, traditional chi gung, or even Zen meditations, each of us can personally attest to the brain s wandering tendencies.. Long ago, Buddhist monks created an analogy describing the wandering activity of the brain akin to a chattering monkey.. Qigong for Meditators (.. Qigong is a complete meditative practice in itself as well as a perfect complement to any other form of meditation.. It empowers meditators with calm, clear vitality, strength, and vibrant health bringing peace to the body, heart, and spirit.. The ease of performing qigong belies the transformative power it offers.. It is precisely this ease that allows its mindful practice to open the gateway to the direct experience of being.. Includes principles of practice and examples.. Open Monitoring versus Focused Attention meditation.. Meditation and Health: An Annotated Bibliography.. A short overview of meditation.. Alan Watts Teaches the Art of Meditation.. The art of meditation is a way of getting into touch with reality.. And the reason for it is that most civilized people are out of touch with reality because they confuse the world as it is with the world as they think about it, and talk about it, and describe it.. For on the one hand there is the real world and on the other a whole system of symbols about that world which we have in our minds.. the principle disadvantage with symbols is that we confuse them with reality.. Just as we confuse money with actual wealth.. Alan Watts.. Meditation and Health the Research.. The three main principles of Qigong practice are the concentration of body movements, the breath and the mind.. Qigong has both a dynamic (Yang) and stillness (Yin) component.. Qigong can be referred to as a mindful or meditation practice.. The term meditation refers to a variety of techniques or practices intended to focus or control attention.. Most meditative techniques are rooted in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions and have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years.. Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings to improve their health and wellness.. Researchers have been collecting data on meditation for many years and countless studies have shown that meditation has not only a mental but a physiological effect on the body.. Many of the findings show that, among other benefits, meditation can help reverse heart disease, reduce pain and enhance the body's immune system.. From:.. The Art of Life.. Meditation in Education.. Meditation helps kids pay attention, leading researcher says.. About 200 students at four elementary schools have used breathing techniques to hard-wire their brains to improve their ability to focus on their work.. It's so widely popular and successful, the district wants us to scale it up the entire (Madison) school system.. Neuroscientist touts benefits of meditation for kids.. Simple meditation techniques, backed up with modern scientific knowledge of the brain, are helping kids hard-wire themselves to be able to better pay attention and become kinder, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson.. Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors in Teachers.. School teachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed and more compassionate and aware of others feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with the most current scientific methods for regulating emotions.. Meditation can boost test scores, study suggests.. The study, which appeared in the March 2013 issue of Psychological Science and was reported by The New York Times Wednesday, found subjects who participated in two weeks of mindfulness training had improved test scores and memory capacity as well as reduced distracting thoughts.. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine trial shows meditation improves psychological functioning of urban male youth more than standard health education.. Calming Children with Qigong Walking Meditation.. Hawn Foundation.. Meditation should be "an everyday task, like brushing your teeth, says Goldie Hawn who recommends daily meditation to create well-being, health, and happiness.. Hawn describes the benefits of a personal meditation practice.. She also mentions the Hawn Foundation's.. MindUp program.. which is bringing the multi-faceted benefits of meditation to schools.. MindUP is a comprehensive social and emotional learning program for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students, and is informed by current research in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, mindful education, social and emotional learning, positive psychology, and evidence-based teaching practices.. David Lynch Foundation.. The David Lunch Foundation.. , a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; American Indians suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; homeless men participating in reentry programs striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults.. The Foundation also funds university and medical school research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.. David Lynch gives his insights on consciousness, creativity and benefits of Transcendental Meditation.. Note that the benefits of meditation come from any type of meditation, not just Transcendental Meditation.. Lifestyle, Personal Development.. Information and Meditation -- Improving attention in the digital-age.. In the University of Washington Information and Contemplation class, participants scrutinize their use of technology: how much time they spend with it, how it affects their emotions, how it fragments their attention.. They watch videos of themselves multitasking and write guidelines for improving their habits.. They also practice meditation during class to sharpen their attention.. Video 3:20.. Meditation fosters liberal attitudes.. Besides conferring health benefits, meditation also fosters liberal attitudes immediately after a session, say Canadian researchers.. There s great overlap between religious beliefs and political orientations, says psychology researcher Jordan Peterson of University of Toronto.. Inducing a spiritual experience through a guided meditation exercise led both liberals and conservatives to endorse more liberal political attitudes, adds Peterson, a study co-author.. Meditation makes you kinder, scientists find.. Scientists have previously found that meditation benefits the brain and body, but a new study by David DeSteno of Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues examined its impact on kindness.. They found that people who meditate are more apt to become that helpful stranger who steps forward in a situation when no one else will.. The legend and reality of meditators being able to dry wet sheets wrapped around their bodies.. Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness.. Many of us go through our daily lives on autopilot, not fully aware of our conscious experiences.. In a discussion moderated by Steve Paulson, executive producer and host of To the Best of Our Knowledge, neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, how we can train our minds to be more flexible and adaptable, and cutting-edge neuroscience findings about the transformation of consciousness through mindfulness and contemplative practice.. The following is an edited transcript of the discussion that occurred February 6, 2013, 7:00-8:15 PM, at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.. 2013 New York Academy of Sciences.. Intelligent, passionate people talking about neuroplasticity and meditation.. Benefits of Meditation in the Workplace.. Fifteen minutes.. of chair-based yoga postures or guided.. meditation.. performed in the office can reduce physiological and psychological stress.. Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?.. Meditation Reduces Health Care Costs by 28%.. Meditation Can Reduce Health Care Costs.. Meditation, exercise may cut sick days from colds.. (popular press article reporting on the same research).. Effective and Viable Mind-Body Stress Reduction in the Workplace: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Both the mindfulness-based and therapeutic yoga programs may provide viable and effective interventions to target high stress levels, sleep quality, and autonomic balance in employees..

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    Descriptive info: Newsletters, Blogs, Magazines, and Networking.. Qigong and Tai Chi Newsletters.. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Newsletter.. Energy Arts Newsletter.. - Energy Arts, Bruce Frantzis.. Singing Dragon Newsletter.. - Monthly newsletter on books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.. Singing Dragon Press is one of the most prolific publishers of books on complementary and alternative health modalities, including Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.. Tai Chi, Health and Lifestyle Newsletter.. Paul Lam.. Taiji and Qigong Newsletter.. - Center for Taiji Studies.. Yang Yang.. University of Illinois Kinesiology Department.. See the Omega Institute background info and.. video on Yang Yang.. Inner-Strength e-Newsletter.. Articles and information from Dr.. Ted Cibik.. AmericanTaiChi.. net.. Supreme Chi Living.. Breathe Deep Newsletter.. - Contains current events, China trips, upcoming Qigong seminars, and observations and insight on the practice and philosophy of Qigong:.. I know in the depths of my wisdom that I create this world I experience each day I create it through the overt choices that I make which guide the flow of my outward life and I create it through the subtle energy shifts that come from the thoughts and intentions I hold, from the Qi (life-force energy) field I generate around me, and from the unconscious holdings and emotions that I carry with me.. It appears that we attract what we think and feel I believe it goes to another level and that we resonate at a certain harmonic and this actually molds the world around us.. It's almost too simplistic and misleading to say that we attract and draw in what we hold in our minds.. I see the tremendous power each of us has to actually shift and change the subtle energy field around us and create our world.. This sounds like a mental exercise or word play, but I think there is an important, albeit subtle difference To attract means that you assume that something is already out there; accepting a duality where you seek/avoid something outside yourself.. On the other hand, to create only allows for a unified field where there is nothing outside you it immerses you in a state of total responsibility where you acknowledge and embrace your interconnection with all you experience.. Francesco Garripoli.. Breathe Deep Newsletter Issue 36, December 2006.. NQA e-List.. - Online newsletter of the National Qigong Association.. Singing Dragon.. Authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.. Yang Sheng Magazine - Online Journal.. Yang-Sheng (Nurturing Life) is a FREE e-magazine and a network for health care professionals, complementary medical practitioners, Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Reiki and other mind-body and spirit cultivators.. It promotes methods of self-healing, positive mindfulness and health preservation.. Yang- Sheng merges traditional knowledge with modern scientific research and clinical evidence and combines ancient wisdom with modern experience to support health and well-being.. It includes abstracts of the most recent research on mind-body medicine, articles on the practice of Qigong, book reviews, food as medicine, and current events in Qigong, Tai Chi, and Energy Medicine.. To subscribe to the e-magazine and read the current issue, go to the.. Yang Sheng home page.. for more information.. Qi Magazine.. - Download Qi Magazine -- for FREE.. Qi Magazine was founded in 1990 by Michael Tse as a means of helping his students learn more about Chinese culture.. Often his students would ask the same or similar questions in class and so he felt he could benefit more people with his knowledge by offering the Qi Magazine to them and also a wider audience.. The magazine grew from a small black and white booklet to a proper magazine that was distributed all over the world.. Qi Magazine has now ceased production, but not after 18 years and 90 issues all packed with rare and unique articles covering all aspects of Chinese Qigong, martial arts, culture and philosophy.. This wealth of information is now available to everyone as you can now download every single issue of Qi Magazine ever produced, in.. pdf format for free.. A number of printed issues are available to purchase in sets.. IMOS - Into Mountains Over Streams.. : a Journal of Qigong Taiji Culture, online.. Three Pines Press.. Limited selection of books on Qigong and Taoism.. Qigong classes via Skype.. qigongsb.. Qigong and Tai Chi Blogs.. Qigong Institute Blog on Facebook.. Follow the latest Qigong research, news, and events.. Facebook page content is also on the.. Francesco Garripoli Blog-i-poli.. - Francesco is an author, television producer, Qigong instructor, Certified Watsu Practitioner and wellness advocate.. His documentary Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century, airs on PBS and has been seen by some 88 million viewers and he created an award-winning instructional Qigong DVD series.. Francesco teaches workshops, appears on radio and television and lectures around the world, and leads groups of travelers to study Qigong from its source in China each year.. Chairman of Kahuna Valley and the Qigong Institute, his hope is to bring practical energy healing exercise to children and adults He also regularly blogs in the.. Feel The Qi Blog.. Having studied and practiced Qigong and Tai Chi for over thirty  ...   Tai Chi is a print magazine.. Qigong Social and Professional Networking.. The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.. Yang-sheng.. Dr Jahnke.. Wuji Productions Qigong for Health and Personal Empowerment.. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.. The Healer Within.. The National Qigong Association.. The Tai Chi and Qigong Way.. Qigong Network.. : Integral Qigong and Tai Chi training and certification and information on how you can make a difference in your life, your community, and your workplace.. CommunityAwake.. is a unique cyber Global Community.. There are communities for Dreaming Awake meditation, a forum for exploring contemporary Daoist thought, Shamanism, Qigong Wellness, Radiant Lotus Qigong, a consortium of instructors and students of the internal arts who seek to further develop and enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual condition, and more.. Feel the Qi Revolution.. - Feel and be your best.. Join the FeeltheQi.. com email family.. Learn about Qigong and Tai Chi training opportunities in your area and discover exciting research on the health benefits of Qi cultivation.. American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA).. American Tai Chi and Qigong Association(ATCQA), formerly American Tai Chi Association(ATCA), is a national non-profit organization.. Its ultimate goal is to promote Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) - in any style, lineage, or application - in the United States for American people's health, fitness and wellness.. The Tai Chi and Qigong Way FREE membership website.. Contains information about Tai Chi Qigong, sample instructional videos, music and audio files for practice, full-length keynote lectures, library of articles and media releases, radio interviews, chapters from Dr.. Jahnke's books which include The Healing Promise of Qi and The Healer Within, and information about Professional Training opportunities.. The Tai Chi and Qigong Way YouTube Channel.. National Qigong Association (NQA).. The National Qigong Association is a membership community of Qigong enthusiasts, open to all and working together to promote Qigong.. The NQA website hosts information on Qigong, including.. selected articles.. on research, varieties of Qigong, and easy to learn and practice Qigong.. The NQA also sponsors a.. Healing Wave Project.. to promote Qigong practice.. Included is a Discovering Qigong DVD which may be purchased for a small charge and freely duplicated and distributed.. YouTube preview for the Healing Wave DVD.. The following is a synopsis of Qigong from the.. NQA website.. Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly.. a highly effective health care practice.. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements.. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system.. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions.. Qi Talks - A monthly seminar series on Qigong sponsored by the National Qigong Association.. Qi Talks airs the second Thursday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 PM EST.. It's FREE and open to anyone and everyone interested in learning more about Qigong and the Energetic Arts.. Tools for Qigong and Tai Chi Professionals.. Tai Chi & Qigong as Modern Healthcare.. A step-by-step instruction into how to expand Tai Chi & Qigong into Mainstream Healthcare from the founders of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.. Qigong Tracker.. is an online software system that builds community around Qigong and Tai Chi practice and the data collected from actual results, healings, and feedback, monitored by a medical advisory panel.. Its features range from advanced tracking survey/data gathering tools to interactive calendars and automated group emailing for scheduling and promoting classes or events.. QigongTracker is a revolutionary way to reinvent your practice.. Qiresearch Yahoo group.. - A discussion forum for those who are interested in the scientific exploration of Qigong, biofield or human subtle energy, and its applications in healing and in our everyday lives.. we welcome all who are interested in research of Qigong or energy medicine to make intelligent contributions, and to ask challenging questions, no matter what form of energy healing he/she is practicing or studying, but we do not promote any specific form of Qigong or energy healing.. [Note: Qigong is really a broad Chinese term to cover all forms of energy exercises, mind-body healing or therapies, meditations and exercises.. All Daoism, Budhhism, medical, martial arts and other meditations, as well as energy healings are labeled as qigong.. In that sense Reiki, yoga, TM, pranatic healing and other meditations would all be called Qigong in China].. Yang_Sheng Yahoo group.. - This is a virtual community for all qigong, taiji, yoga, reiki, meditation practitioners, and other spiritual cultivators.. Its goals are to share experience and knowledge, to support each other s practice, and to illuminate higher spirituality; to create a network and platform for those who are seeking health, happiness, longevity and harmony in life through their own effort, sharing and exploration; and to promote self-healing, self-empowerment and positive mind power through feasible daily practice and effective clinical applications..

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