Note: this article was originally published on March 6, 2020. The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is all over the news. The word “pandemic” is being tossed around by the media and even a few experts. Toilet paper is in short supply. People are freaking out. What can you, as a practitioner (or wannabe practitioner) of qigong, […]
Meridian theory is at the heart of qigong, acupuncture, and other forms of Chinese Medicine. It is the common thread between all Chinese healing arts. This ancient theory is robust, sophisticated, and deep. But are the meridians even real? If so, where are they? Naturally, I get questions like this all the time. I’ve already […]
“You don’t find all this history and theory stuff painfully boring?” I asked. The year was 2012, and I had just finished a lecture on Chinese Medicine theory in my brick-and-mortar studio. In order to make sense of the theory, I also had to teach some history. “Not even a little bit,” she said. This surprised me. […]
I stared at the question in my inbox, blinking for at least 10 seconds. “So ignorant!” I thought to myself. The question came from a sincere student, and what it revealed was not his ignorance, but my own. Here’s the question: Dear Sifu Anthony, How can I balance my meridians and remove blockages? Or how can I […]
I teach Qigong, which is one of the major branches of Chinese medicine. I’ve also done 1500 hours of training in Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Because of this, people often assume that I encourage my students to take Chinese herbs. The truth is that I often DISCOURAGE students from taking Chinese herbs — especially ginseng.