Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ashland, Oregon

Recommended Reading: Qi Gong

Qi Gong

The Root of Chinese Chi Kung by Yang Jwing-Ming. YMAA Publications. Essential resource for qigong practitioners!

The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen. Fireside/Simon & Schuster. Great introduction for beginners.

Shaolin Nei Jin Qi Gong by Peter Fenton, Ph.D. Samuel Weiser Inc. Intermediate/advanced techniques

T’ai chi ch’uan literally translates as “grand ultimate fist”. The grand ultimate is symbolized by what we in the west call the ‘yin-yang symbol’ (the t’ai chi t’u). This symbol illustrates the concept of a still point at the center of dynamic movement.

T’ai chi ch’uan is an excellent adjunct to acupuncture treatment. Because it is a moving exercise, and the movements have been designed to promote qi flow in certain meridians in a certain sequence, it helps resolve many types of pain patterns. Its use of movement together with standing makes it ideal for women with menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, or women recovering from childbirth because it promotes free flow of qi through the uterus.