Self-care is my thing. I love taking responsibility for my own healing. I’ll involve healers and physicians whenever needed, but what I will never, ever do is outsource my healing 100%. That’s why I was originally drawn to qigong — because it empowered me to heal myself. And that’s why, all these years later, I’m […]
One of the things I love most about qigong is that it’s accessible to everyone. And I mean EVERYONE. I’ve taught qigong to all kinds of amazing humans. Here are a few examples: an army veteran with one arm a young attorney with one leg a 94-year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother a visually impaired teenager a 60-something […]
A few years ago, I injured my back doing something stupid in the yard. The low-back pain that I had gotten rid of with qigong suddenly returned, and with a vengeance! Of course, I was still practicing my qigong, and it was helping a lot. In fact, I think I would have been in SERIOUS […]
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.
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…