September 23, 2007

Chinese Medicine Conference in Virginia

"Transformation: Individuals in Balance, Families in Harmony" is the title of an upcoming conference in Chantilly Virginia, Ocotber 18-21. If you're interested in learning more about Chinese medicine from a number of different perspectives, this conference has a wide variety of offerings such as "Standing Form Qigong and the Immune System," "Arts in Medicine: Expressing Healing the the Brush of Calligraphy," "The Five Phases of Attention Deficit Disorder," and "The Chinese Medicine View of Health and Illness in Early Childhood." There are also qigong, taiji, and mediation times. For information see Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

September 10, 2007

Taiji Battles Flu

Here's yet one more way taiji can help your health: it can increase the efficacy of your flu shot. In an article in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, well-known taiji teacher and researcher Yang Yang found that five months of an easy taiji and qigong routine could "improve the magnitude and duration of the HI anti-influenza antibody titer response in a small cohort of older adults.” Yang will discuss his results at a conference in September at the Mayo Clinic. Click here for the entire news release.

Taiji Drama on China Television

A dramatic series "The Legacy of Guangfu Taiji" will be launched soon in China. Featuring actress Eva Huang (Kung Fu Hustle) the television show will serve as a tribute to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to director Du Jun, and is being filmed in taiji's birthplace. Huang and others are taking taiji training from Wang Shaojun. Click here for the full article. (Xinhua News)