Exploring the Concepts of Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Exploring the Concepts of Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine

In this section Jeff will discuss the concepts behind Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will learn how these ancient concepts connect to body, mind, spirit, earth and environment. Gain insight into the deeper practice of this traditional medicine practice.

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Exploring the Concepts of Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • What is Qi? (22 mins)

    A fascinating exploration of the concept of 'Qi'. In this video Jeff covers the topic of 'Qi'. What is it and how does it fit into the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong? Make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and get comfortable. A fireside chat (without the fireplace) Enjoy! :)

  • Yin Yang Theory (5 mins)

    Learn the history and concept behind Yin Yang theory. This is a slideshow from a course Jeff taught on the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yin and yang balance are important in Qigong and it can be helpful to understand if you lean more towards yin or yang. Qigong helps keep yin and yan...

  • 4 Types of Energy (17 mins)

    Learn about four different types of energy in the body, how to identify which areas may need more balance, and how to achieve this. A fascinating way of exploring your own experience with active, calm, sensory, and heart energy. Find your balance!

  • Qigong and Emotions (30 min)

    Learn about the different emotions and how they affect your overall health and wellness. Jeff talks about the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of the 5 elements and how it relates to Qigong practice. By the end of this video you will have an understanding of what practices to use if you have ...

  • Liver Imbalance in Traditional Chinese Medicine (8 mins)

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the liver is prone to several different imbalance patterns. Jeff explains the difference between yin/yang and excess/stagnation patterns. Learn about these patterns and several ways to improve your liver energy! Below are some suggested routines:

  • Qigong and Digestion (16 mins)

    Discover three major reasons for digestive issues and some helpful tips. Digestive issues such as stomach pain, poor appetite, indigestion, heartburn and food sensitivity are common reasons people seek medical and complimentary care. There are many tools that can help digestion and Qigong is one ...

  • Qi Gong For Pain (22 mins)

    Explore the concept of 'pain as information' and the importance of acknowledging, but also separating, our emotion from it. Jeff uses several stories and examples to illustrate this concept. If you experience pain, you may find this concept helpful.

  • Stimulation of Points - Intro (6 mins)

    Part 1 - Introduction: Stimulation of acupuncture points and meridians can enhance the effect of your Qigong practice. In this three part video series, learn several point and meridian stimulation methods that can be used during and after Qigong practice. This video is part 1 - introduction to th...

  • Stimulation of Points - Physical Techniques (33 mins)

    Part 2 - Physical Techniques: Explore different physical methods of stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points. Many of the techniques will already be familiar to you if you have ever received body work, or massage. Some of the methods are a little... different :) They are all helpful and e...

  • Stimulation of Points - Non Physical Techniques (18 min)

    Part 3 - Non-Physical Techniques: Discover the non-physical methods of point and meridian stimulation. This approach seems quite simple on the surface but can take years or a lifetime to master. The main difference between physical and non-physical, is the involvement of the mind, intention, and ...

  • Qi Gong for a Healthy Immune System (27 min)

    Learn about the immune system from a TCM and Qigong perspective. There are many reasons why people want to practice Qigong. One of the most common reasons is having a weak immune system. Qigong is very helpful to prevent getting sick, recover from illness faster, and build resilience. Learn the 4...

  • Dampness in Traditional Chinese Medicine (30 mins)

    Grab a cup of tea, get comfortable and learn about the concept of 'dampness' in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Discover the difference between 'external' and 'internal' dampness and how it affects the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, dampness is related to the Spleen and Stomach and can affe...

  • Exploring Qigong and the Springtime (25 mins)

    Learn Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts on how Spring affects the body and which Qigong practices to use. Below are some suggested routines for Spring:

  • Skin Conditions and Qigong (18 mins)

    An informational video all about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) differentiation of skin conditions. Learn about ancient TCM concepts such as "wind," heat, and different types of deficiencies. Discover Qigong routines that strengthen the "metal" element which is connected to the skin in TCM Fi...

  • Qi Gong for Immune System Qi-T-Sheet.pdf

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    Here is a handy reference for some Qi Gong routines that you can use to help build up your immune system. Click on the name of the routine to take you straight to the video.

  • Outline of Qigong Concepts (7 mins)

    Jeff outlines the upcoming topics he will cover in this section. Based on requests and suggestions from Communi-Qi members, Jeff has put together a plan for what you can expect to learn more about. Below are the six topics he will be covering in the upcoming weeks. Each topic will have its own vi...