Chinese Music For Tai Chi Qi Gong
Context: Most cancer patients suffer from both the disease itself and symptoms induced by conventional treatment. Available literature on the clinical effects on cancer patients of acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy (TCM-FEMT) reports controversial results.
Chinese Music For Tai Chi Qi Gong
Objectives: The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and TCM-FEMT on various symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer; risk of bias for the selected trials also was assessed.
Methods: Studies were identified by searching electronic databases (MEDLINE via both PubMed and Ovid, Cochrane Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, China Biology Medicine, and Wanfang Database). All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, or TCM-FEMT published before October 2, 2014, were selected, regardless of whether the article was published in Chinese or English.
Results: We identified 67 RCTs (5465 patients) that met our inclusion criteria to perform this meta-analysis. Analysis results showed that a significant combined effect was observed for QOL change in patients with terminal cancer in favor of acupuncture and Tuina (Cohen's d: 0.21-4.55, P 0.05). The meta-analysis also demonstrated that acupuncture produced small-to-large effects on adverse symptoms including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and some gastrointestinal discomfort; however, no significant effect was found on the frequency of hot flashes (Cohen's d = -0.02; 95% CI = -1.49 to 1.45; P = 0.97; I(2) = 36%) and mood distress (P > 0.05). Tuina relieved gastrointestinal discomfort. TCM-FEMT lowered depression level. Tai Chi improved vital capacity of breast cancer patients. High risk of bias was present in 74.63% of the selected RCTs. Major sources of risk of bias were lack of blinding, allocation concealment, and incomplete outcome data.
Conclusion: Taken together, although there are some clear limitations regarding the body of research reviewed in this study, a tentative conclusion can be reached that acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, or TCM-FEMT represent beneficial adjunctive therapies. Future study reporting in this field should be improved regarding both method and content of interventions and research methods.
Methods: P: Adults (>18 years), except pregnant women, with essential hypertension. I: Cupping, moxibustion, acupuncture, acupoint stimulation, yoga, meditation, tai chi, Qi gong, Chinese massage, massage, spinal manipulation, biofeedback, device-guided breathing therapy, aromatherapy, music therapy, and relaxation approaches. C: 1. No treatment. 2. Sham therapy. 3. Conventional treatment, including antihypertensive drugs and lifestyle modification (e.g., exercise). O: 1. Change in the incidence of cardiovascular death. 2. Change in the incidence of myocardial infarction. 3. Change in the incidence of stroke. 4. Change in blood pressure (BP). 5. Efficacy rate of BP lowering. 6. Adverse effects (review specific). S: Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials, including meta-analyses and assessments of the methodological quality/risk of bias.
Results: This review ultimately included 13 systematic reviews of 14 non-drug therapies (acupuncture, wet cupping, Baduanjin, blood letting, auricular acupuncture, music, massage, Qi gong, moxibustion, relaxation therapies, biofeedback, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi) based on the inclusion criteria. The quality of evidence was generally low, and weak recommendations were given for most therapies except massage and acupuncture plus antihypertensive drug. Based on the analyzed evidence, massage and acupuncture plus antihypertensive drug could benefit people who want to lower their BP and do not have contraindications for massage and acupuncture plus antihypertensive drug.
Deepen Your Tai Chi Training with Tai Chi Ball QigongTaiji Ball training is common practice in both external and internal martial arts in China. It can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power by using the mind to lead the Qi. In Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Taiji Ball Qigong training was once a major training tool to enhance Pushing Hands ability. However, due to its secrecy, fewer and fewer people have learned it. Today the art of Taiji Ball training is almost unknown.In Course 1, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches fundamental Taiji Ball breathing techniques, and 16 basic patterns of stationary and moving Taiji Ball Circling, both Vertical and Horizontal.Breathing patterns demonstrated:
It's always difficult to find good quality new music for your Tai Chi and Qigong practice. Composer Nick from www.aroshanti.com has created a series of relaxation albums that are first-rate. Aroshanti remains one of my favourite musicians for practising Tai Chi. His music is a great accompaniment for traditional Zhan Zhuang, Chen Tai Chi and health Qigong practice. His tracks help enhance your Tai Chi experience.
My favourite album by Aroshanti is Tao Relaxation, it's the perfect combination of soft tones, a meditative pace and gentle melody. For me, this album has really captured the spirit of powerful mindful movement, intention and grace. The notes bring forth a sense of connection and grounding, aiding true relaxation of both mind and body. I am delighted to have found music that fits so well with how Tai Chi and Qigong 'feel' to me. To listen to samples of Tao Relaxation visit www.aroshanti.com/shop/tao-relaxation. There is also a great youtube clip as below, featuring some of the tracks from the same album. Listen to snippets from his youtube channel.
Check out my 1 HOUR RELAXED ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS MUSIC on YouTube: =RKtmC6Cs6q4 This is a relaxing piece of world music, which is perfect for practicing tai chi, qi gong, yoga or any meditation method. You may also use it for tai chi videos or relaxed nature videos.Buy Link: -free-music/item/107835933-tai-chi-master
What amazed me the most was that the other students really enjoyed the class. And I totally understand the pleasure of using music for your Qi Gong practice. Especially in Qi Gong for beginners classes, music is a great way to relax.
Only I prefer much more chilled music. And if you do, too, here is a list of some fine music for Qi Gong. I will start with music that you can buy at Amazon, so you can just put on a music CD. Later I will also give you some recommendations from YouTube, but to listen to them, you need to have you computer online. Personally, I usually prefer to keep my laptop shut when I practice!
Now all this music so far has been quite generic. Which means you can do basically any Qi Gong exercise with it. But there is also music available for specific Qi Gong set. These are some I have found already. I will expand this list whenever I find a new set!
In this hour we practice 5 Element Qigong starting with the Healing Colors. Also included are the the Animals Frolics associated with each element, the seasons in nature, the seasons of our lives and the Taoist Medicine Wheel Intentions.
Qigong exercises were invented by Daoist Scholars who looked toward nature to learn how to live long and healthy lives. They realized that keeping the Jing energy of the kidneys healthy, was key to a long life. They looked to animals and plants in nature with particulary long life spans and created exercises to encourage long lives for humans. In this class you will learn to stimulate the Jing energy in the kidneys and how to keep your fluids flowing, including swallowing the elixir of youthfulness. Other exercises include Bear, Elephant, Tortoise, Whale and Tree.
Follow along with Jessica as she demonstrates the Qigong and Tai Chi that she learned from Master Zhou Jing Bu in the Wudang Mountains in China in 2017. This DVD contains a short warm up and a step by step instruction of Wudang Tai Chi. The Qigong is simple yet powerful. The Tai Chi beautiful and calming. You will want to practice this everyday!
This class focuses on activating your inner powers. Your power to heal your body, your power to heal your emotions and your power to clear your spirit of self judgement and criticism. Inspired by the 10 Phases of Qi, developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke O.M.D in his book, The Healing Promise of Qi, we begin by expelling toxic Qi from our bodies, minds and spirits. Then we invite new healthy energy into the spaces we have created. Also included are exercises that help to remove the blocks that are keeping us from reaching our true potential of health, happiness and peace. This is very powerful Qigong! Warm up exercises are included.
Master Teacher Gayl Hubatch OMD leads us through a 45 minute Qigong class. She warms us up with breath-work and slow intentful exercises for our joints. Gayl shares her favorite Qigong exercises that will make you feel wonderful.
Discover the Alchemy that is possible bt practicing Qigong Exercises and Meditations. Energize your body, heart/mind and spiritual centers. Open the gates to your organs, meridians, chakras and intuitive powers. Activate and illuminate the microcosmic orbit inside of you. Conclude with Thich Naht Hanh's Small Universe Meditation.
Practice Qigong at sunset on the beach and relax into your joints and tendons. Exercises include; Tree sheds its Leaves, Joint Rotations and Massage, Ocean Breathing, Elephant, Dragon Catches Raindrops, Swimming Dragon, Flying Dragon, Monkey Steals Earth Energy, Butterfly, Peacock and Breathe Your Prayers.
Master Teacher Shems Heartwell leads us through a 45 minute Qigong class. He warms us up with breath-work and slow intentful exercises for our joints. His deep and insightful way of sharing his favorite Qigong exercises will make you feel wonderful. 041b061a72