Health Benefits of Tai Chi *Part 1*

13 Aug 2014


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An Interview with Harvard Medical School Researcher Dr. Peter Wayne

Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of tai chi now supports what tai chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice can bring you significant health benefits. Dr. Peter Wayne, PhD, a longtime tai chi practitioner, teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, has developed a simple health program based on his and other’s extensive research showing how tai chi can benefit your heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and brain.

Dr. Wayne’s program—included in his new book, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind, written with health writer Mark L. Fuerst—is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. The program he provides may help lessen the effects of diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and heart failure while leading to more vigor and energy, greater flexibility, balance, and mobility.

Emperor’s College academic dean to the master’s program, Dr. Jacques MoraMarco, had the opportunity to interview Dr. Wayne for the Qi Blog, where he elaborates on the health benefits of tai chi and how it can help prevent disease. Read more

How to Sleep Better: Tips from an Acupuncturist

17 Jul 2014


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By Jorga Houy, LAc, Emperor’s College Alumnus and Owner of LA Sports Acupuncture

“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”  – W.C. Fields

Sleep is one of the most important things in life, our ultimate “down time.” Many critical physiological functions occur when we sleep, including a great degree of our healing. For many of us, sleep is a like a dip into a relaxing pool for our consciousness, but can be a source of stress for many who don’t get enough of it.

From a Chinese medicine perspective, the quietude of sleep is the yin which balances the yang of our waking, active life. In our modern “go go” lifestyle, adequate sleep often gets sacrificed or compromised in favor of work or other activities, thus throwing off the essential yin/yang balance of our overall lifestyles. On occasion of National Sleep Awareness Week, I’d like to share 4 tips for better sleep: Read more

Acupuncture from a Western Medical Perspective

15 Jul 2014


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How do we reconcile the differences between western and Oriental medicine to do what we all basically want to do–get the patient better?

Read the article over on Epoch Times.

From Warrior to Healer

29 May 2014


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8 questions military veterans should ask themselves when choosing an acupuncture school

 In most cases, acupuncture is a graduate or doctoral level program.  Don’t let this scare you off though if you don’t already have a bachelor’s degree. Many acupuncture schools will consider you if you meet their minimum requirements, namely college level general education requirements (usually 60 semester units or 90 quarter units). Some schools will also accept CLEP and military transcripts (like AARTs). When you narrow down the search to schools that will accept your credits, you should look at what the individual schools have to offer.  Eight useful questions to ask are: Read more