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Wind In Chinese Medicine: Part 3

Contents1 Wind in Chinese Medicine by Tom Bisio2 Characteristics of Wind3 Reflections on the Interrelationship of Wind, Heat & Cold4 The Six Qi as both External and Internal Disease Manifestations5 Latent Pathogens6 Bi Syndromes7 Zhong

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Herbal Soaks for Sports Injuries

In my kung-fu teacher’s clinic there was always a pot of herbs ready to be heated at a moment’s notice. Often as we treated one patient, another would be sitting with his hand or foot

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Wind in Chinese Medicine: Part 1

Contents1 Seasonal Energy2 Wind (Feng)3 Characteristics of Wind Diseases4 Latent or Lurking Wind5 Meteorological Factors that Impact Health Seasonal Energy Each of the seasons has a characteristic energy with its own characteristic climate. Spring is

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The Metal Element

Metal Element Students of Traditional Chinese medicine and internal martial arts often have questions about the Metal Element. Why is the Metal Element confusing? One problem is that the associations attributed to Metal often don’t

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Arthritis & the Athlete by Tom Bisio

  For the the sports enthusiast or workout addict, a diagnosis of arthritis can be devastating. Although the term “arthritis” is often employed incorrectly and is frequently misdiagnosed, to most people it is synonymous with

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Rehabilitative Knee Exercise

This Rehabilitative Knee exercise is attributed to the famous Qi Gong and Xing Yi practitioner Dr. Ma Li Tang. It can be used to preserve the health of the knees or as a rehabilitative exercise

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Herbal Soak for Grappling Injuries

This herbal soak is a traditional Shaolin Herbal treatment formula for bruising and pain due to grappling. The formula contains exterior releasing herbs that work at the superficial layers of the body, as well as

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HAI TONG PI SOAK

Hai Tong Pi is a very effective soak for treating chronic obstruction (Bi) in the lower back and limbs. It can be used as a compress or a soak/fumigation for sports injuries or in the

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