Tong Zi Liao means pupil crevice and is one of the strong acupuncture points. It is located one inch to the side of our eyes.
It belongs to the Gall Bladder Channel and is also sometimes known by another name, Tai Yang.
This point can help headaches and help clear pressure from the head. Some Asian people massage this point to help car or sea sickness. Others will even rub medicated oil into this area, especially for headaches.
In martial arts, when someone hits this point, it can knock them down.
Dai Mei means Belt Channel and is a very important point at the lower part of the body.
It is located in a straight line down from the end of the eleventh rib and is horizontally level with the navel. This point can help stomachache, blood circulation, tension and women’s menstrual pains. (more…)
We cannot treat our teacher as one who is there to service us.
We are not customers but students and we have to consider how much he has given us by teaching us skill that it has taken him many years of study to learn
When I first began studying Qigong, I had little concept of what it meant to study with a traditional Chinese teacher.
I thought that I knew all about respect.
However, it was the Western concept that I knew, not Chinese. I soon realised that I knew nothing about the respect that one pays to a teacher. I am ashamed and embarrassed to admit it now, but I even questioned my teacher about one of his rules on the very first night of meeting him.
Knowing what I know now, I was lucky that he did not stop me from coming to any future classes.
For those having been brought up in the west, we often have the idea that we go to a class and pay a fee for a service rendered.
It is actually much more complex than this and with a good teacher you become part of a family of people who are interested in learning the same thing.
Over the months and finally years, I found that the persons with whom I have studied have indeed become my family. Our hearts are the same. We all respect our teacher as a father and he in turn looks at us as his children. (more…)
“Qi is like a dam, it is holding back the cancer cells from growing”
“You have only two months to live,” the doctor told the patient who had been diagnosed with cancer.
That is a very scary conversation. Who can be calm enough to accept it.
Cancer is a very serious illness and considered an incurable disease.
In Western medicine, cancer patients will have chemotherapy and radio therapy, even operations to get rid of the cancer.
They believe that by using strong chemicals, drugs or operations, that the cancer cells can be either killed or cut out. However, no one can guarantee that the cancer cells will not grow again somewhere else.
Lately, I have been treating many cancer patients, most all of whom who have already had chemotherapy treatment or operations or both. So after the Qigong treatment, when I have finished working on the acupuncture points and channels and ransmitting Qi, they find they all look good and feel better.
However, if the patient is still having chemo-therapy or taking other medicines, then the body uses the energy from the treatment and the Qi gathered from their own Qigong practice to try and cleanse the body of toxins (including the medicine) and negative energy. So when I next see the patient they often look tired and are weak again. (more…)
“A lot of people only consider how big the inside of their houses are and miss- what-is-outside in the surrounding environment..”
The entrance of the house is very important and in fact the quality of the entrance is equal to how good the house is. When looking for a house, we usually would like to have enough space at the front.
Sometimes you can see big houses that have a fountain in front and have enough space for cars to come in and drive round in a circular way. Sometimes these houses have a mountain behind.
These houses are usually good as they have enough space to let the energy come in. Things do not feel tight.
Unfortunately, many houses have that problems. These problems arise because no one has considered the entrance, only the inside.
You find many houses that open directly onto the street. When you step out the door you step straight onto the street, this is more like a shop. In this kind of house, the people will feel very tight, and in terms of finances, they will have no money left, no matter how hard they work. (more…)
Fok Bo Chuen and Leung Jan both learned Wing Chun from Wong Wah Bo. When Leung Jan took sheltered in Foshan, he began teaching WingChun to Chan Wah Shun who later one became first master of Yip Man before his passing.
Meanwhile, Yuen Chai Wan traveled South to Vietnam to spread the sophisticated arts, and that was how the lineage in the video below was started.
I wish I could tell of secret skills but I can’t.
It is also not to say that there are no advanced techniques in Taiji Chen, there most certainly are and they are very effective, but I still say that they are largely irrelevant.
Very few people persevere long enough to learn intermediate skills let alone advanced ones. There is no point teaching an advanced skill until the basic skills have been mastered.
Learning Taiji is like climbing a ladder.
Some people may be able to take two steps at a time or even jump from the ground to the third or fourth step, but very few people could jump straight to the top of the ladder.
If they could they would not need the ladder anyway. The most important things that you need to know about Chen Taiji will almost always have been taught to you on your first ever lesson.
In fact it seems to take most people several years to take on board what they should have learned in their first lesson.