Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ashland, Oregon

Recommended Links: T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Qi Gong, Philosophy

Shui Long: The Water Dragon Internal Art & Meditation Pages of information about this qi gong system with roots in Taoism and shamanism, along with creative writing inspired by the practice.

Michael Garafalo’s website has tai chi/qi gong links, extensive info linking gardening and spirituality, and more! check it out!

Gongfu Switzerland trilingual (german, french, english) site devoted to internal and external martial arts, Taoism, links to Native American tradition practitioners in Europe, and a discussion board.

Guang Ping Yang Tai Ji Quan Association USAassociation of Guang Ping Yang practitioners, devoted to maintaining the style first taught in the US by Master Kuo in San Francisco.

Lee Schlee’s t’ai chi home pageLee Schlee lists martial arts practitioners around the world; all styles, internal and external, including a great list of t’ai chi ch’uan sites and teachers—and Kuang Ping style practitioners, too.

qi-journal.comThe site of Qi Magazine.

jadedragon.comThe Jade Dragon Online is a San Diego-based publication with feature articles on martial arts, Asian philosophy, holistic health, doing business in Asia, and much, much more!

t’ai chi &  taoism this page within a Montreal website on t’ai chi ch’uan styles, practice & history is useful for understanding the spiritual significance of internal martial arts, and their development.

qi gong: identification with heaven & earth the result of Wulf Dieterich’s studies in China; detailed explanation of basic exercises, theory, and history of qi gong with illustrations.

Apophatic Mysticism in Practice Raymond Sigrist’s continuing studies into mystical traditions includes several worthwhile essays on aspects of Lao-Zhuang Taoism and Zen precepts.

i ching (“yi jing”)  bookmarksThe I Ching is the foundation, ultimately, of Oriental Medicine. Lorraine’s site has scores of links to all things related to this system of understanding the perpetual transformation of yin and yang.

Tao Speaks! is a forums where students and practitioners of religious and Lao-Zhuang Taoism, and other meditative traditions, share information about spiritual traditions, classic literature, five phase theory, herbalism, internal martial arts, and meditation experiences.

The Spirit of Tao Te Ching is Jeff Rassmussen, Ph.D.’s website devoted to his renderings of the Tao Te Ching, and includes links, book suggestions, and more. Beautiful graphics!

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.