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Emotions - Energy Patterns in the Body

Key Points for Health – Part 4 – Emotions

Emotions can tell us a lot about how the body is functioning health-wise. Think of emotions as energy patterns. Qi or functional energy is supposed to flow smoothly within the body unobstructed. When there is pain or dysfunction there is a block to the body’s functional energy. Emotions are normal but being in any emotional state […]

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New Tai Chi and Chi Kung Classes for Health 2014

At The Life Breath Wellness Center at The Elms 378 Main Street.  East Greenwich, RI 02818 Time: Thursdays 6-7:30 PM Instructor: Christopher Carlow, D. Ac. I will be teaching Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan)and Chi Kung (qigong) at The Life Breath Wellness Center in East Greenwich starting February 6, 2014 at 6PM. The class format will […]

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Harvard Medical School Cites the Health Benefits of Tai Chi

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi Excerpts from Harvard Medical School Health Publications Article “A growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for tai chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age,” says Peter M. Wayne, assistant professor of […]

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Yin Yang Theory

Health Awareness and Disease Prevention YIN YANG THEORY Yin-Yang Theory is a method of categorization that is a fundamental concept of Taoism Philosophy originating in Ancient China and dating back thousands of years, perhaps before a written language was developed. Yin-Yang Theory can be considered a tool that can aid us in the understanding of […]

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Body-Mind-Breath in Tai Chi / Qi Gong

Natural Health Tips – Body, Mind and Breath HEALING PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE The mind, body and breath work together synergistically. Whenever one is disturbed the others react. Practicing to maintain a good posture, a calm mind and a deep breath provides a healthy dose of preventative medicine. In times of stress, […]

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Exercise Methods – Relaxation – Flexibility – Strengthening

THE EXERCISE METHODS OF RELAXATION, FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTHENING There are three methods of exercise that should be emphasized to aid in rehabilitation or general maintenance of our bodies – Relaxation, Flexibility, and Strengthening. All to often people don’t follow these simple guidelines and pursue exercise that only leads to injury. Integrating these three methods are […]

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Good Health is Good Circulation

In the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine the concept of good health is good circulation in regards to lifestyle patterns and body functions. Healthy circulation should be smooth and balanced without obstruction. When our bodily functions or lifestyle patterns are obstructed or irregular, pain and disease can result. There are many negative conditions that […]

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Dan Tian – Energetic Center | Qi Gong

A Beginning in Qigong: The Dan Tian – An Energetic Center The Dan Tian is an energetic center. In practicing Tai Chi, the mind is focused on the Dan Tian to strengthen the internal core. The Dan Tian is located approximately 1.5 inches below the navel and between the front and backside of the abdomen. As […]

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Breathing

Breathing and alterations in our breathing pattern can affect our health. There are many art forms that have a focus on proper breathing. Proper breathing is an important part of Martial Arts, Yoga, Tai Ji Chuan and Qi Gong. Have you ever noticed how your breathing pattern changes when you’re sleeping or when you’re laughing […]

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Meditation – Regulating the Breath

Meditation – Regulating the Breath For a beginner, meditation can be difficult to grasp because it’s replete with subtlety. Effort and ego needs to be replaced with patience and stillness. When treating a patient with acupuncture, I also like to offer self-care advice to improve health. Meditation is one of these self-care techniques. One way […]

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