Monthly Archives: February 2015

Board member wants meditation in every Palm Beach County school
A school board member thinks meditating should be a regular part of the school day, and she's asking administrators to look into whether 15-minute meditation sessions could become a reality in Palm Beach County's public schools. During a discussion ...
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Hinsdale Central club offers after-school meditation
"I did a meditation session at the fair last year, and it was very popular, so I asked kids to sign up to be part of a club if they were interested." Gose has been practicing meditation for the past two years. The Meditation Club at Central has 15 ...
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The Simple Truth to Modern Meditation
It is an informal collection of practices called Modern Meditation, and it is a modality that is quickly spreading as a part of the overlapping yogic and meditation tradition of North America. No, it is not replacing traditional meditation. It is ...
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The history of Chi Kung can be traced back to about five thousand years ago in China. Since there were emperors ruling over the country claiming to be the "Son of the Sky" (a traditional concept that was used to fool the common people, "Sky" in ancient time in China sometimes is equivalent to "God", the emperors wanted the people to believe that they were authorized by "God" to rule over, so listen and obey at all time, no question asked) who loved the power, glory, position and privilege so much that they wanted immortality.

People of knowledge tried very hard to satisfy their emperor. Roughly speaking, there were two groups of people studying this, the first group tended to use medicine, it ended up that eleven emperors in Chinese history have been poisoned to death by this so called "Immortality Medicine". The second group found that the best medicine had been existing in our bodies already, which were born with. Our job is to cultivate it, make it stronger and accumulate it to a certain part of the body and make use of it. People practice this tends to live longer according to statistics but not yet be immortal. This kind of exercises is called "Chi Kung" to-day.

What is Chi Kung?

In China, it is called "Chi", in Japan it is called "Ki", have you ever heard of Aikido? In India, it is called "Purana", ask the Yoka people, In Philippine, it is called "Mana", in Europe, it is called "Aura". There are about 30 names for about the same thing. You see, in human history, not only Chinese struggled to find out the secret of "Chi". Around the world in the past, people sensed that there was something you couldn't see, didn't know what color, how heavy, what smell, closely related to our bodies and lives did exist.

In the Chi-Kung eBook, everything is explained from the point of view of a scientist, so you can understand and handle it easily. Not at all those abstract, fancy, classic, difficult Chinese terminologies. There is a term which is more substantial in the Western World to describe it. You can temporarily put it equal to "bio-electricity" for the time being (actually it is more than that). Our bodies are conductors, electricity can pass through. You know some eel can produce electricity, so do our bodies. But why we don't feel it, the reason is that the electricity we produce is too weak to be detected. But, in some special situation, the famous Chinese scientist, the father of missile of China ---Dr. Chin Hoc Sum called it "The Chi Kung Situation", we can feel it. This e-book teaches us how to practice to set up this Chi Kung Situation so that we can feel this bio-electricity and accumulate it to become stronger and stronger, finally it circulate along the meridians driven by or led by our "Intent ". Kungin Chinese means "exercise" or "function" or "work' sometimes. This means that we have to work for it. We reap what we sow.

Sifu Tommy Cheng is a legendary man who was an actor and action choreographer in Kung Fu movies for about 20 years where he became a close friend of Bruce Lee. Check this: to know more about Chi-Kung!

Tai chi chuan is a form of Chinese martial art that is usually practiced for various grounds including competition, longevity and health. The name was derived from taiji. There are modern and traditional forms of training for this martial art. During the initial training in tai chi, you will have to learn some solo routines which are referred to as forms. Most people associate this form of art with slow movements but there are some secondary forms of this art that include fast movements.

There are three aspects that are involved in the study of taichi including:

The movements make you focused and calm and will help you to relieve stress and maintain homeostasis. This meditation occurs when you are practicing the soft style of taichi.

This form of martial art focuses on relieving any form of stress on your body and mind to allow you to meditate and get to that state or calmness and also be able to use tai chi as a martial art since physical fitness is necessary if you want to defend yourself properly.

Martial art
Once you have understood the art of tai chi chuan, you can be able to apply it in self defense. When it comes to the martial art aspect of you will study how to change as a way of responding to outside forces. You are taught how to yield and stick to an incoming attack instead of trying to put up an opposing force.

There are 5 styles of taichi which are named according to the Chinese family from where each of them originated. These five include, Chen, Yang, Wu style of Wu Yuxiang and Wu style of Wu Quanyuo. There are various fusion styles, new styles and offshoots of the original styles.

There are two features that are included in the core training of tai chi chuan. The first is the solo form which has slow movements that highlight the spine natural movements and abdominal breathing. This feature retains the posture, improves circulation through your body, keeps your joints flexible and makes you familiar with the way these movements are used for the martial art aspect. The second feature is the various approaches of pushing hands.

Various hospitals, community and senior centers and clinics now have taichi classes. This is because it involves low stress training which is suitable for seniors. This modern form of tai chi chuan is practiced for self defense, physical and mental benefits and for aesthetic appeal. This makes it one of the most popular activities used to maintain health and fitness after yoga.

Taichi can also be practiced as a form of sport as there are many international games where practitioners compete against each other. The Chinese have for many years used tai chi for health purposes and the modern world is now interested in the benefits that can be derived from it. Many studies are being carried out to find the most effective styles and the duration which a participant needs to do the movements to achieve maximum benefits.

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although Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is common medical care throughout Eastern Asia, it is certainly not considered a traditional medicine in more Western societies. TCM is typically considered an alternative medicine, or alternative therapy, despite its long history of proven healing techniques.
Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of TCM, focusing on restoring, treating and preventing imbalances within the body. Believing that the body, mind and universe are interconnected, Chinese herbal medicine seeks to keep the body balanced and in a state of harmony. It embraces the concept of wellness and seeks to restore the body to its natural state and attain complete wellness. It is a completely holistic approach to healing.

Practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine focus on maintaining health through restoration of a balance among body, spirit and energy, rather than treating a specific disease, ailment or condition. Herbs are a major aspect of Chinese herbal medicine, nourishing the body as part of the balance restoration process. As opposed to traditional medicine, Chinese herbal medicine treats patterns of symptoms and complaints expressed by the patient rather than diagnosing what is believed to be the cause. What we may consider a cause in Western thinking, is merely a symptom according to Chinese medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is also used to prevent diseases from occurring, by treating certain inconveniences one may feel, yet cant be measured by conventional medicine, before a full on disease results.

Chinese herbal medicine uses a specially formulated combination of different herbs and plant extracts to return the body to a state of balance. Some common herbs are becoming more well-known, such as Ginkgo, Green Tea and Ginseng; yet the healing power behind these herbs remain under-acknowledged. Herbal formulas are claimed to treat and prevent infections, hormone imbalances and other diseases, while some practitioners have even claimed to be able to treat and prevent certain life threatening diseases when used in combination with more traditional treatment.

those in the Western World have really underestimated the power of Chinese herbal medicine for far too long. As a result, so many today continue to struggle with common ailments, failing health and an ongoing pursuit of wellness. Fortunately, researchers and scientists are finally beginning to give some proper attention to Chinese herbal medicine and reconsider their original views on its healing power. All Chinese herbal remedies used in the Western World have shown positive results in clinical trials. Isnt it time that modern medicine do what is truly in the best interest of its patients? Wellness can be achieved. Balance can be restored. Health can be achieved and diseases prevented. Conventional medicine needs a change. Perhaps it should look in the mirror and see that, as Chinese herbal medicine knows, a body imbalanced in spirit, energy and body will result in nothing less than disease and poor health not curable by prescriptions, painkillers and medical drugs.

We at> take of your health and healing seriously, and we want to make sure you have the most effective way to bring about long lasting results! Chinese Herbal Medicine remains the most refined, intricate, and effective form of herbal practice in the world, with over 2,000 years of written accounts.

A traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient system of medication from China. It is around 2000-3000 years old system of medication. This was largely practiced in china but now has spread to all over the world, and considered as alternative medication system. In short it is termed as TCM. It works by understanding the human body as a universe and diseases are treated after complete diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes. This medication does not work on the disease but on the root cause of disease so that chances of occurrence of a particular illness are reduced.

The basic principle of Traditional Chinese medicine believes that body is made of five elements i.e. metal, water, wood, fire and earth. An imbalance in these five elements is the cause of any illness in the body. Balance is them is maintained with the flow of energy in the body. This energy flows through pathways lying along the body called as meridians. The energy flow is termed as chi. Sometime blockages in these pathways disrupt the smooth flow of energy which leads to disorders in the body. The coordination in the energy, body organs, and elements results in healthy mind and body of an individual.

Traditional Chinese medicine adopts various methods for maintaining homeostasis in the body. Every method works on the similar principle of energy pathways but the procedure is different. They are:

ü Acupuncture: this method involves insertion of pointed needles on the specific points in the body called acupuncture points. These points are located on meridians. Insertion in these points releases tension in muscles and stimulkates free flow of blood. With the activation of points contraction and relaxation of muscles is regained and this removes any blockage in meridians.

ü Cupping therapy: in this with the help of plastic cups, suction or vacuum is created at the points of pain. This suction generates heat at that point which increases circulation of that area. It also releases accumulated toxins in that part. Mainly performed on the back, it is very effective in healing the body giving relaxation.

ü Moxibustion: it also works on the heat concept as in cupping therapy but here moxa wool is used. Moxa wool is obtained from a herbal plant Mugwort. The stick of moxa wool is kept at a distance from the treated part. Heat reaches through fumes of the burning end of moxa stick.

ü Chinese herbal medicine: herbs are considered as the best medicines in Chinese medication. They believe that each herb has five temperatures among hot, cool, cool, warm and neutral. An herbalist determines your body temperature and then gives you suitable herb. These herbs are either applied on body in the form of oils or can be included in diets.

ü Traditional method: Sometime Traditional Chinese Medicine works to remove the negative energy around you and attracting positive one with the use of aesthetic products of feng shui. Feng shui are the Chinese product that controls the energy of the universe. They are very helpful in keeping you calm, happy and relaxed.

ü Tai nu massage: this massage involves activation of acupressure points by rubbing, stretching, pressing. This is done without applying any oil or greases on the body so no need to unclothe any part.

These are techniques involved in Traditional Chinese medicine. All these methods are safe, relaxing and without any side effects. Due to the fruitful results, these methods are gaining publicity all over the world.


George Jhon is an Author for Backonyourfeet, A Natural Health Clinic where our highly skilled experts may guide you about Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine to Improve Your Life. For more information, visit


Rochester, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

“Infected with a latent virus such as herpes, HPV, EBV, CMV, or HCV? The CBCD, which conducted two separate post-marketing clinical studies on the natural, antiviral formula of Novirin, recommends taking this effective remedy to help the immune system target latent viruses in the body.” - Greg Bennett, CBCD

According to Dr. Mao Shing Ni, acupressure is like a “button” that turns on the immune system. Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. Dr. Mao wrote that “A practice handed down over thousands of years; acupressure was first mentioned in writing in ‘The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine,’ the oldest medical book in the world. It involves warming an acupoint on the leg with the herb mugwort to stimulate the immune system. In this procedure, the practitioner rolls leaves of mugwort into a cigar shape, lights the roll, and holds the smoldering end near the acupoint. However, the same result can simply be achieved by applying firm, steady finger pressure. The point is found on both legs, about four finger-widths below the outside indentation of the knee next to the shin bone. Modern research in China confirms the efficacy of this treatment for improving immune function and preventing colds, flu, and infections.” (1) Dr. Mao has been featured on the Ricki Lake Show, Dr. Oz, and contributes to Yahoo Health and The Huffington Post. He is a bestselling author, doctor of Oriental Medicine and board certified anti-aging expert.

The CBCD points out that some in the medical community reject the positive effects of acupressure on the immune system, such as those described by Dr. Mao. For example, had this to say about acupressure: “after decades of research and more than 3000 trials, acupuncture researchers have failed to reject the null hypothesis, and any remaining possible specific effect from acupuncture is so tiny as to be clinically insignificant. In layman’s terms, acupuncture does not work - for anything.” (See Science - Based Medicine, from June 2013) (2)

The CBCD points out that while some scientists may reject alternative medicine, or Chinese medicine, there is evidence to show that many people believe alternative medicine (also known as Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, or CAM) has many benefits, and does in fact “work.” The National Institutes of Health, the most important medical research organization in the world, financed by the American government recognized the value of CAM and decided to dedicate an institute specifically for this type of medicine because “The widespread use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is of major importance to today's health care consumers, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.” (See the Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public, from 2005) (3)

According to the CAM Instituted at the NIH, “In the United States, approximately 38 percent of adults (about 4 in 10) and approximately 12 percent of children (about 1 in 9) are using some form of CAM.” (See the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, from December 2008) (3). In addition, it's important to emphasize that those who use natural remedies are normal, everyday Americans, well educated, with high income. “People of all backgrounds use CAM. However, CAM use among adults is greater among women and those with higher levels of education and higher incomes.” (4)

The CBCD believes in a positive blend of CAM and traditional, Westernmedicine. For instance, the product Novirin has an all natural, antiviral formula that was designed to help boost the immune system, and help target latent viruses. The Novirin formula is set apart from most natural products, however, because it also has two clinical studies, which found that it reduced symptoms associated with several common viruses.

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The formula of Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the herpes simplex family of viruses, which includes VZV. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with the (HSV-1) … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment…” (5) The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (5)

Novirin can be ordered online through the product website, here:

Novirin is a natural antiviral dietary supplement. Its formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin is the only natural antiviral product on the market with published clinical studies that support its claims.

When it comes to boosting the efficiency of the immune system, Dr. Mao recommends, that in addition to acupressure, people should “maintain a positive attitude.” (1) He also recommends that individuals “eat lots of garlic, ginger, cilantro, oregano, and other herbs and spices, get enough rest - eight hours a night (and) keep stress low with meditation, tai chi, or yoga.” (1)

The CBCD agrees with these recommendations, but also recommends that individuals infected with a latent virus, such as herpes, HPV, EBV, CMV, or HCV, take Novirin.

Interested individuals can view the studies published on the antiviral formula of Novirin here: and

All orders of Novirin are completely confidential, and no information is shared or sold to any third party. Privacy is assured.


(1) Mao, Shing Ni "Boosting The Immune System: The Cold & Flu Season." Santa Monica Mirror. Published on February 15, 2015.

(2) Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States." Published in 2005.

(3) Novella, S. "Acupuncture Doesn’t Work." Science-Based Medicine. Published on June 19, 2013.

(4) National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - The Use of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. Published in December 2008.

(5) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

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