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This commander was so revered for his heroic feats that after his death, the Chinese started to believe religiously in his spiritual protection and patronage. In the 12th century, Kuan received the title of Duke and then Prince, and in the 16th century, he received a posthumous title of Emperor and God.
These days, the Emperor Kuan is still considered to be one of the main deities of China -he is the defender of the country, the patron saint of crafts (including trade), the god of abundance and literature, the god of war, as well as the patron saint of the police, Chinese mafia and business people.

He is also so popular today because he is considered to be the patron deity of wealth. You can find his figurines and images sold in any Chinese shops or online.

The Chinese believe that they need to be protected from harmful external influences, and that this can be achieved only by appealing to protective gods, especially the Gods of War. Kuan Kung is the most popular deity of war that can grant this kind of protection. The Chinese say that he is so fierce in supporting a home that demons and evil spirits will not dare to enter a house, the entrance of which is protected by the image or figurine of Emperor Kuan.

The Kuan's image / figurine can often be found in the living rooms of Chinese houses, facing the door so that the incoming people first pay their respects to him. Alternatively, this image / figurine can be placed in the northwest bagua sector of a home or individual room. The northwest bagua sector is responsible for Helpers and Travel.

There are also some affirmations that can be pronounced for attracting good people and safe trips. These affirmations need to be pronounced a few times in the sector of Helpers and Travel, where you place Kuan Kung. Following are sample affirmations: "I am always lucky with helpers. I am always surrounded by friendly and loving people. The world is filled with wonderful people, and I always meet them. Traveling is great. I love the road and I trust it. My road always shows a green light. Traveling brings me joy. I have the right to receive assistance and support from other people. I deserve it."

The image of Kuan Kung can come in a number of designs. One of the popular ones is a bronze figurine of this deity that shows him in a peaceful posture. Another popular option is a small canvas with his image, which can be hung on a wall.

Kuan is one of the most powerful protection symbols that could guard anyone's home from malevolent people, evil spirits and negative energy. This god can also bring us success, happiness and wealth. This talisman can become a perfect gift for someone you truly love and care about, such as your family and friends.

Jakob Jelling runs http://www.fengshuicrazy.com which teaches the ancient art of feng shui. Please visit his website to learn more about the kuan kung.

Oriental carpet will be great choice of home accessories that surely will make your interior decor more attractive. However, the attractiveness will be easily gone when bad odor develops from this home accessory. Usually, odor is developed from dust, high humidity, or from any spilled things such as sauce, coffee, ice cream, or even pet urine. Whenever you smell and notice the odor in your carpet, you should immediately clean the carpet to remove it. Here are some simple tips that you can follow to easier you removing odor from this home accessory.

Before start cleaning the carpet, you need to prepare some supporting things. They are water, vinegar, sponge or brush, rug shampoo or liquid soap, and also duster. You can start cleaning as soon as those supporting items are available.

The first thing to do is dusting the carpet. It will be useful to make your oriental carpet free from any dirt, debris as well as crumbs before you start to deep clean it. You can use your duster to remove all dirt on your carpet.

Second, find out certain spot where the odor comes from. Mostly, odor comes from any stained area that might resulted from any spilled sauce, coffee, or many other else. Focus on cleaning the smelly spot if the odor comes from that certain area. However, if the entire part of your carpet is smelly, you need to clean the entire part carefully.

Third, you need to shampoo the rug by using a mixture of cool water and liquid soap or specific rug shampoo. Coat the entire part of the rug. Then, you can scrub it gently with your sponge or brush. Do not scrub it too hard since it might makes the fine fibers of the carpet damage. Then, rinse it with clean water to remove the residue of the soap, and air-dry it.

Fourth, rinse the carpet by using vinegar. You can mix a cup of white vinegar with a gallon of cool water first, and then use it to rinse the rug well. Vinegar will help you to remove and neutralize the odor well. Then, you can air-dry the carpet again.

If you do not have enough time to clean the carpet, you can also try to contact a professional carpet cleaner company. They will help you a lot in removing the odor well and professionally. Just try those tips and see how beautiful and odor-free your oriental carpet will be.

One of the simplest ways to keep your clean carpet odor-free is maintaining its cleanliness. Therefore, providing oriental carpet cleaners in your home is a very great idea to allow you get higher easiness in cleaning your carpet regularly and easily. Since there are many types of cheap carpet cleaners, you can easily find the best one that suitable with your requirements.

Though still controversial as an accepted treatment in Western medical science, acupuncture has a demonstrated place in the treatment of a number of physical conditions. Many patients have reported dramatic relief from complaints ranging from depression to tennis elbow and are firm believers in the healing power of acupuncture. These patients are supported in their claims by the World Health Organization that lists "diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved through controlled trials to be an effective treatment." The National Institute of Medicine (NIH) consensus of recent studies reports that acupuncture is a promising treatment for musculoskeletal conditions with substantially lower adverse effects of other accepted medical procedures.

The American Pain Society and American College of Physicians issued clinical practice guidelines in 2007 that list acupuncture as a therapy that should be considered for patients suffering from low back pain who have not responded successfully to other conventional treatments. Several studies have shown that the combination of conventional treatment with acupuncture is more effective than conventional treatment alone. The NIH reports that patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain, especially in the knee, are offered pain relief and improved function with acupuncture treatments.

One specialized type of acupuncture that has therapeutic benefits for the entire body is auricular acupuncture. Based on the Chinese concept that the auricle, or outer ear contains acupuncture points that correspond to different areas of the body, the stimulation of those points activates the increased functioning of that area of the body. The stimulation increases blood circulation, muscle movement, release of toxins, along with other beneficial effects. It has been shown to relieve musculoskeletal pain such as back pain, arthritis, and muscle tension. Enhanced muscle movement reduces strain and stiffness. Additionally, auricular acupuncture has shown to be a beneficial treatment for anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia as well as digestive disorders and more.

Auricular acupuncture should only be done by a specialist who has extensive training and thorough knowledge of the almost two hundred acupuncture points located in the outer ear. When done by such a specialist, auricular acupuncture is a safe, effective, and natural treatment without the adverse effects of drugs. When traditional Western medical treatments are ineffective or as a supplement to traditional treatments, acupuncture should always be considered as a viable option for the relief of pain. Millions have found relief from pain with acupuncture with clinical studies and major medical organizations now accepting and even advocating acupuncture as an effective treatment.

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Making the change from Ving Tsun Sticky Hands to Taijiquan Pushing Hands should be an easy one. Of course, a fire drill is always easy, until one has a real fire in their backyard. Thus, to understand this change one must make a few adjustments in the way they think about things.

First, the Sticky Hands of Ving Tsun is usually done with a certain springiness in the limbs. Someone pushes on your defense, and you give away enough to guide them, and then spring into the opening created. This is a generality, and there is a lot more to the drill, but it is what we must focus on to make our transition.

Second, the pushing hands of Taijiquan is actually a bit misnamed. It should be called 'emptying the whole body,' simply, one must give way until the opponent over pushes and thus unbalances himself. This summation of Pushing Hands is quite inadequate, but, again, we are attempting to bridge from one exercise to another, and this is what we must focus on.

Now, we go from giving way with a certain 'springiness' inherent in the movement, to a giving way (emptying of) with the entire body. One drill is giving way with the arms, and the other is to absent the whole body from incoming forces. Thus, if one can take the 'springy' quality out of the arms, and just concentrate on emptying the arms and the rest of the body, the transition can be accomplished easily.

When an opponent strikes and you feel that the springing quality is not sufficient for the situation, or you just feel like converting into Taiji, match the velocity of the incoming strike, turn the waist, and guide him past. It goes without saying, that he should not feel you manipulate him. It must be a guidance not of flesh to flesh, but of hair to hair. Your touch should be so soft that he doesn't fight it.

At this point you should be able to question whether you are doing the art of Ving Tsun, or the art of Taiji. The only difference, you see, is in the depth and height of stance. You may be standing in a two legged stance (goat riding) or in a single leg stance of some height, versus being in the deeper shifting stance that is common to Taijiquan.

So we come to the crux of the matter. Give way in sticky hands and let the attacker fall through (or into a lock). Or give way in pushing hands, and then use springiness.

We are not really talking large differences here, merely subtle differences that are, truth be told, inherent in either exercise should one take the time to study gung fu long enough and with a correct eye to the potentials. The whole point here, is to help people who have been trained in one art to adjust to new training and new methods, and new (sometimes just stated differently) awareness. That is how you make the transition from Ving Tsun Sticky Hands to Taijiquan Pushing Hands.


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