I was recently in New Zealand and wanted to share some of my experiences while traveling. New Zealand is a beautiful country, one that I have wanted to travel to for a long time.
In this blog I talk about the qi glowworms, the Maori festival, Kauri trees and the Qigong Tui Na workshop I held in Auckland.
The Qi of Glowworms
We arrived in New Zealand and one of the first places we visited was Waitomo. Waitomo is known for a few things one of which are caves with glow worms. Read More
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Osteopathy Founder A.T. Still
It has been a while since the last post here because I was traveling. I recently presented to the American Osteopathy Annual Conference held in Kentucky.
I was invited to give a lecture and workshop on ‘Physician Heal and Maintain Thyself’ where I spoke about my experience working as a Qigong Tui Na practitioner in Chinese medical clinics. I also spoke about the techniques that Chinese doctors use to regenerate themselves while working with patients.
For those of you who may not know, Wikipedia says Osteopathy “emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body and recognizes the body’s ability to heal itself; it is the role of the osteopathic practitioner to facilitate that process…The osteopathic medical philosophy is defined as the concept of health care that embraces the concept of the unity of the living organism’s structure (anatomy) and function (physiology).”
Osteopaths look at the body as a whole system with each part effecting the other. Osteopaths are board certified medical doctors and can also specialize although many go into family practice.
In my opinion Osteopathy is on the cutting edge in the medical field in terms of body-centered therapies.
My lecture at the American Osteopathy Annual Conference focused on what physicians can do to protect and maintain their own bodies as they treat patients. It is common for many healers to become tired and drained by their work, NOT just from long hours worked but also from emotional, mental and other types of negative energy carried by patients. In China, doctors are specifically taught to mitigate this by learning a variety of self-regeneration methods to protect and maintain their own body. This is often done by practicing qigong and other similar types of exercises. Read More
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