Qigong: Move that stagnant qi!

Nicole teaches medical qigong in Alameda.

Nicole teaches medical qigong in Alameda.

You’ll be learning about the ancient practice of Qigong in this podcast episode. Paul Robison – licensed acupuncture practitioner – explains qigong as a longevity exercise. Barbara finds her qigong practice helpful with symptoms from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. And Nicole Stone, my qigong teacher, brings a¬†background of dance, yoga, and meditation to her medical qigong practice.

For additional information check out the National Qigong Association.


Health is a process that unfolds slowly…

Those are the words of a young man who has faced many health challenges. Paul Robison, L.Ac., shares his personal story of achieving health and eventually becoming an acupuncturist and herbalist.

You can find Paul at the Washington, DC integrative practice Capital Center. To locate a licensed acupuncturist in your area, please consult these organizations: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, or American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.


Accurate Puncturing

Leslie at the acupuncture clinic

Leslie with acupuncture needles

This little play on words occurred to me earlier today as I lay prostrate with various needles in me. It’s a monthly habit. Sometimes there are good habits.

Several years ago a couple of acupuncture student interns were guest speakers at my MDA support group. They gave a little history of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and promoted a study. They were looking for people with mobility problems. At that time I didn’t qualify. But they discussed a number of ailments that acupuncture has proven helpful for. One of them was carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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