What’s Protective Wei Qi? How Can I Build it?

By Jane Barthelemy. Wei Qi is an invisible energy, an electro magnetic field referred to in Chinese medicine. Wei Qi is critically important especially in current times, as we are bombarded by energies and electro-magnetic radiation all around us. They come from cell phones, Wifi, radio, power lines, microwaves, Bluetooth devices, computers, smart meters, the air we breathe, and even other people’s thoughts which create a field of positive or negative energy. If you are highly sensitive, or if you live in a populated urban area, these energies can penetrate your body and weaken it. Many people are lacking in Wei Qi, and find that…

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Full-Body Sunbathing, Risks and Benefits

By Jane Barthelemy.  Is Sunlight Dangerous? Over the past 4 decades, dermatologists and doctors say you should never be exposed to direct sunlight because it will damage your skin and cause skin cancer. After numerous basal cell spots, I’m also wary of the sun. As I child I basked in the sun all summer long without sunscreen or a hat. I got lots of sunburns, peeled and went out again. Now I know better. Countless basal cell cancer spots on my face and chest have taught me to do everything I can to avoid a recurrence. Surprising research: Sun Exposure Leads to…

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Do Emotions Cause Disease? Chinese Medicine Says “Yes”

Emotions: Our Main Obstacle to Health and Destiny Desires and passions are considered by Chinese thinkers to be the main obstacles to the true accomplishment of a human life and the fulfillment of one’s destiny. They are considered in Chinese medicine as the main cause of illness and of weakness leading to diseases. (Emotions According To The Huangdi Neijing, an excellent lecture by Elisabeth Rochat, French scholar of Daoist classics and acupuncturist www.elisabeth-rochat.com/. She presented this paper at the 44th Rothenburg Conference of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013. Ms. Rochat synthesizes brilliantly the relationship between emotions and disease, often forgotten or misunderstood in Western medicine. Images and editing…

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Medical Qigong Walking – Nature’s Powerful Healing Tool

By Jane Barthelemy Would you like to bring more energy into your body? Feel more alive? Heal more quickly? Walking is powerful medicine that activates your deepest meridians and energies. In fact, waking is essential for health, and it can be used to heal serious internal diseases. Walking just 30 to 60 minutes a day can dissolve stress and improve brain function. Walking tones your muscles, boosts metabolism, builds bone density, lowers blood pressure, helps circulation, improves lymphatic function, builds the immune system, stimulates intestinal health and lowers your risk of Alzheimer’s. Walking also renews the spirit. How does it do…

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St. Germain Meditation

The following meditation is simple and powerful. It is the words of St. Germain taken from a book Unveiled Mysteries by Godfre Ray King, 1939 by Saint Germain Press. Godfre tells his story of visitations by Saint Germain. “I say to the students in all sincerity, there is no possible way of attaining a quality or a desired attribute without claiming it.”  – St. Germain, from the “I am” discourses. “The first step to the control of yourself is the stilling of all outer activity of both mind and body. Fifteen to thirty minutes at night before retiring and in the morning…

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Earth Sky Meditation

This meditation is as old as humanity. Yet it is just as important today as it was thousands of years ago. It came from Swami Sri Yukteswar, the guru of Yogananda, via Drunvalo Melchizedek. It is a meditation with form, direction and a purpose to allow an ordinary person to consciously experience the presence of God. God is always present everywhere, but often as humans we forget. This meditation lets us remember. Find a quiet place and sit comfortably, on the Earth itself if possible, and close your eyes. Begin to breathe rhythmically and evenly — meaning that you inhale…

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Adaptogenic Herbs, Nature’s Stress Busters

By Jane Barthelemy. Want to reduce stress and feel more energy in your life? Adaptogens are the perfect natural solution. Top trainers and athletes call them “synergistic meds for healthy people” because they can powerfully boost stamina and recovery in the body without side-effects of pharmaceuticals. What’s an Adaptogen? Adaptogens are a special class of plant herbal medicines used in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries to promote a sense of wellbeing. In those traditional healing systems, these plants are considered the “Kings” and “Queens” of herbs for restoring health, vitality, immunity, stamina, and promoting longevity. Here are my favorite Adaptogen preparations available:…

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Forbidden Fruits, Which Ones Make You Fat?

By Jane Barthelemy. What’s the worst food for weight gain? Sugary fruit! Surprising new studies show high-fructose fruits are top culprits in weight gain. Due to a genetic mutation 40,000 years ago, the fructose you eat goes immediately to fat. To lose weight, skip these fruits: Bananas, Grapes, Pineapples, Mangos, Oranges, Dried fruits, Raisins, Dates, Melons, Peaches, Sweet apples and juices. Instead eat tart fruits: raspberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes, strawberries, and tart apples like Granny Smith, Fuji, and Pink Lady, which are lower in fructose sugar. We think of fruit as healthy, and it is true that fresh fruits are high in vitamins, minerals, and living energy. It seems counter-intuitive, but there’s a huge trade-off in eating…

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Got a Virus? Try Natural Anti-Viral Herbs

By Jane Barthelemy. With over 400,000 viruses that can affect your health, you need to know these natural anti-viral supplements. Whether it’s a common cold, the flu, mumps, or Epstein Barr, your basic rules for managing a virus are similar. These supplements will find an important place in your medicine tool chest for basic self-care. They’re my everyday go-to remedies before doing prescription drugs, which may have dangerous side effects. My Top 5 most effective supplements are: Coconut Oil Schizandra Berries Astragalus Root Garlic Bulb Oregano Oil What Are Anti-viral Herbs? Anti-viral herbs block the development of viruses. They can be used to…

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X-Meridian Meditation, 12-Breaths to Enlightenment

By Srijana. This is an advanced Daoist meditation to activate the Extraordinary Meridians and to reinforce protective Wei Qi. The Extraordinary Meridians rule our destiny and ancestral inheritance, therefore this is a very powerful exercise that can deeply nourish your life. This meditation is for experienced practitioners already familiar with the energy gates. It requires relaxed concentration and focus, so please take your time. It is best done using the Daoist Reverse Breathing Technique Described Here. Scroll down to view the image of meridians for each of the 12 breaths. Governing Vessel (Du Mai) – From relaxed Huiyin (perineum), inhale up the entire…

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