If I hear one more person say that it’s “just the placebo effect,” I’m going to kick them right in the placebo. For example: “How does qigong work? Is it just the placebo effect?” It’s the word “just” that gets me angry.
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In this edition: How long does it take to feel qi? What diet do you recommend for qi cultivation? Can I learn qigong basics on my own? Which bourbon is the best?….
I’ve experienced back pain so severe that it almost got me arrested. I was in my apartment in NYC, I was deeply frustrated by my pain and lack of mobility, and I let out a loud, primal scream. As crazy as things were in NYC in the 1990s, screaming was still frowned upon…
Are you eager to learn more about qigong, tai chi, and meditation? Are you struggling with discipline? Want to know more about the history and theory of these arts? Then ask questions, grasshopper! The human brain functions better when using questions. All teachers know this. They know that presenting information is only half the battle. Maybe less than half the battle. […]
I’m not a doctor, and I don’t even play one on TV. But students often ask for my opinion on this subject. Why? Probably because the Kung Fu tradition (which includes Qigong and Tai Chi) contains a lot of wisdom. And in the 21st century, I think that this kind of ancient wisdom is precisely […]
You’ve learned Qigong or Tai Chi from a good teacher, and you’ve been practicing for some time. You’ve gotten good results, but you still have a few lingering health problems. The strangest thing is that other people have been able to overcome those same problems using Qigong and Tai Chi. And yet you can’t seem […]
What can we heal with self-healing arts like Qigong and Tai Chi? And what can’t we heal? These are super-important questions, especially since we are in the midst of a health care crisis in the U.S. If you’re reading this article, then you probably have a specific problem, and you want to know if there […]
Students are always looking for tips and tricks for practicing Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and even Yoga. I do my best to help by offering lots of tips via my blog, as well as in my classes. But you don’t need a long list of tips and tricks to succeed in these arts. All you […]
These days, sitting meditation is very popular. It’s not uncommon to see health-related websites casually recommend that you should practice sitting meditation for 30-60 minutes a day. This is craziness. Here’s why.
Back pain and the emotions are unrelated. Or at least that’s how Western medicine sees it. They’re separate — so separate that they require different doctors, different appointments, and different treatments. If this approach worked, it would be one thing. But it doesn’t work.