What's in the Spring 2021 Issue?
The Quest for Internal Energy (part 2)
A detective story about our search for "internal energy." In our search, we will ask questions that pertain to the mind-body energetic force known to the Chinese as qi, to Koreans as gi, and to the Japanese as ki. We will consider scientific research that investigates this phenomenon, and, as good analytical sleuths, we will compare and contrast various methods by which many believe this power—this "life force"—can be accessed. This is part 2 of a 2-part article starting in our Winter 2020-21 issue. By John Bracy
Using Medical Qigong Therapy and the Qi of Healing Herbs
Herbal medicine is the historical precursor to modern pharmaceutical medicines. And even today, herbs still provide the source and inspiration for the majority of the pharmaceutical products used in modern Western Medicine. This includes those specific herbs still utilized for the treatment of viral and bacterial diseases, pain, tumor formations, chronic diseases, internal and external tissue regeneration, and many other infirmities. By Professor Jerry Alan Johnson
Living T'ai Chi
The physical health benefits of T'ai Chi (Taiji) are well documented. What is often overlooked, though, is how it creates a healthier, more balanced relationship with the ebb and flow of everyday life, and this focus upon the dynamic aspect of life is absolutely vital to the heart of T'ai Chi Chuan. Or to state it more boldly, it has the potential to illuminate the deeper textures of life, generate best practices for addressing the processes of living, and solidify a richer sense of purpose. By Dr. David Clippinger
Aung Medical Qi Gong: Healing from a Micro-cellular Perspective
Life starts with a single cell and then multiplies into many, creating a larger more complex organism. This more complex organism's cells then work together harmoniously to ensure the survival of the whole. Each cell has its own role; some cells help regenerate and heal, others act as communicators between each cell, and some keep the body, mind, and spirit balanced. To understand how the body controls Qi, one must first understand the basic concepts of the heart, kidneys, chakras, zang-fu organ systems, meridians, and acupoints. By Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD, FAAFP and Francis HY Green, MBChB, MD
Departments include: "Healthy Eating—A Chinese Medicine Perspective" by Daverick Leggett which lays out some easy dietary recommendations that anyone can follow; "Qingming Festival" by Steven Luo gives us a little more details on the famous festival; "Becoming the Cause of Healing" by Susan Drouilhet with Master Mingtong Gu helps us empower ourselves to become masters of our health and lives; and "Memories of Yang Zhenduo" by Jan Gyomber Ph.D. as he remembers his interactions with the late Grandmaster Yang.
I hope you enjoy this, our 121st issue.