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Spring Cleaning for Good Qi Flow by Marilyn Yohe, L.Ac., MAOM Licensed AcupuncturistHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 02 May 2009 10:00pm In Chinese medicine, spring is the time of year when what has gotten stuck gets moving again. The season is associated with the Wood element, and the Liver organ, whose job in the body is to ensure the smooth flow of physical and emotional energy. When Liver qi is flowing well, our body systems work smoothly, and emotions come and go in an a ... Read on »
BBC iPlayer - QI XL: Series 7: Green by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 13 Jun 2011 12:04pm BBC Qi Where's the word Vegan from ? BBC iPlayer - QI XL: Series 7: Green : "Where does the Word Vegan Come from? " Question on QI BBC TV Stephen Fry goes all green with Jeremy Clarkson, Bill Bailey, Danny Baker and Alan Davies. According To Donald Watson who first coined the phrase and started the Vegan Society with ... Read on »
QI: Alienating Physicians by Dr. Zagreus Ammon Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:36pm The most remarkable thing... I found an article that says cost reduction efforts don't work and tend to alienate physicians. The final paragraph of the article is particularly enlightening: Judgmental programs tend to interfere with quality improvement. They score but do not support physician work and therefore are perceived by ph ... Read on »
Finally! Locally Grown Organic Food - Super Qi! by Kristen S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 5:31pm Eating organic food is important - we all know that. Eating locally grown organic food is even WAY BETTER! For years, I've longed to taste fresh, organic produce grown on land local to me in Arizona. Unfortunately, every time I went to a farmer's market, there wasn't anything that was both local and organic. So, I ended up opting for Whole Foods (I ... Read on »
Yi-Qi-Zeng-Min-Tang benefits insulin resistance in diabetes study by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 12:00am A Chinese herbal mixture, Yi-Qi-Zeng-Min-Tang, has recently shown potential in an animal study for treatment of type 2 diabetes. The natural preparation of 10 medicinal herbs (YQZMT) includes components such as astragalus root, cinnamon, mung b ... Read on »
Flourless Sweet Potato Cake: For Swelling, Loss of Appetite, Filling Yang Qi (Positive Energy) by forestlily Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 3:13am   While waiting for colder weather, I made this sweet potato cake. Sweet potato is sweet already as we can guess from its name. I thought this is the perfect cake in fall for sweet tooth (like me) who appreciates natural sweetness from an original ingredient itself. The recipe is very simple: sweet potatoes, eggs, milk or soymilk, ... Read on »
The Qi Breath in Qijong by agapelife Registered Nurse Posted Thu 17 May 2012 5:53pm In April's post, I stated that Qi means Energy. It also means Breath. I remember the qigong instructor telling us in the first class. "Even if you don't remember anything else but how to breathe in the qi, then you have already accomplished 90% of qigong. Yes breathing is the foundation of qigong. How you are able to fill your body with ... Read on »