Jade Dragon Qigong Blog

Knowledge from the past, for living in the present.

The Kua and Yao in Qigong Practice

The Kua & Yao Defined The Chinese character for Kua: 胯 translates roughly as crotch, groin, and hip. The Kua generally refers to the ball and socket joint of the femur connecting into the pelvis, and the inguinal ligament. Closing and opening the Kua is a rotational movement, turning...

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​The Legend of Fung Doe Duk's Fae Fung Sunn Gung (飛鳳神功​ - Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Meditations).

This meditation series played a very important role in my recovery after a massive brain trauma that left me paralyzed and illiterate. I will forever be grateful that Grandmaster Doo Wai (杜偉) and I were in contact and that he encouraged me to learn this powerful system of Qigong. My respects...

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Qigong as a treatment for depression

This study was a large-scale-analysis regarding the possible mechanisms with which qigong can improve depression. The paper included seven studies in their review. They showed that qigong has a significant effect on improving depression, as well as reducing diastolic blood pressure. Based on...

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The effect of Qigong on general and psychosocial health of elderly with chronic physical illnesses: a randomized clinical trial

Link to full report published in: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY https://cutt.ly/EjpGYLa Objectives: Based on the model by Tsang et al. (2002) which summarized the etiological factors and consequences of depression in elderly with chronic physical illnesses, a...

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What is Shen Gong?

As we have discussed in a previous post, Qi Gong (氣功 - "energy work") is a relatively new term. Qi Gong generally exercises the 12 Ordinary Meridians in the body. These meridians typically extend close to the body's surface. There are many different qi gong techniques. Think of exercises like...

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Benefits of Qigong as an integrative and complementary practice for health: a systematic review

Nurses are using various forms of complementary medicine for patients in western health care systems. The purpose of this article was to review and analyze the literature for the integrative and complementary practice of Qigong with regard to the benefits to the health of adults. This...

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The effect of tai chi and Qigong exercise on depression and anxiety of individuals with substance use disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

There is a scarcity of systematic reviews summarizing the clinical evidence of the effect of Tai Chi and Qigong among individuals with substance use disorders. This study tries to fill this gap by measuring the effects of each in substance abuse treatment. The findings suggest a potentially...

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The Unique History of Bai Hu Shen Yi Gong (白虎神醫) - White Tiger Spirit Medicine Meditations

Féng Dào Dé (馮道德) is said to have been one of the legendary Five Elders, survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple by the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) in China. During the Ming Dynasty, one Emperor moved the imperial capital from Beijing to Nanjing to avoid the northern tribes'...

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What is Mindfulness?

This post discusses a brief overview on mindfulness and meditation. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” My definition of mindfulness is that it is a calm &...

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The Primal Origins of the Human Diet

Deep in the milky-way lies a barely detectable interstellar cloud that contains an 8-atom sugar called glycolaldehyde. This chemical may just be a major precursor to life on planet Earth. Glycolaldehyde can react with ribose, a 5-carbon sugar, to form RNA and DNA. DNA is like a biological...

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