What is Qigong?

Qigong is a form of energetic exercise that arises from an ancient Chinese tradition of martial arts and meditative movement practices. Qigong is actually a modern term that originated in the mid 20th century to describe the enormous variety of Chinese energetic exercises that had developed over the past several millenia. Taichi (or taiji chuan)…

Jing, Qi, & Shen – Vitality, Breath & Spirit

In Oriental Medicine (OM), the body is composed of three major parts – jing, qi, and shen. These are referred to as the Three Treasures. Jing is most often translated as essence or vitality. Jing is your genetic integrity and the ability of your cells to replicate. It is described as the blueprint your body…

“Isn’t acupuncture just for pain?”

Oriental Medicine (OM), sometimes referred to as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or simply Chinese Medicine, is often equated with the use of acupuncture needles for the relief of stress and for treating pain. While acupuncture excels at mitigated stress levels and alleviating both chronic and acute pain, we do so much more. Oriental Medicine is…