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Dao and Qi Notes - Dao and Qi Livia Kohn's Health and Long...

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Dao and Qi Livia Kohn’s Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way
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What is Required to Understand Chinese Medicine? Good Explanations Set aside preconceptions New language for new view
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Kohn’s Major Topics Clinical therapies Interactive Qi control Spiritual ways of self-cultivation Stages Healing Longevity Immortality
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What is “Healing”? To make whole To restore integrated balance To prod body-mind to restore perfect function
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Qi a (“Energy”) Primordial, prenatal Qi connects to cosmos Earthly, postnatal Qi thru breathing, food, etc. Lose Qi : shallow breathing, improper nutrition, emotional outbursts, sensory overloads, intellectual tensions. Eventually sick. Healing thru replenishing Qi
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Sex: It’s not just exercise For healing, practice moderation For longevity, avoid ejaculation/loss of Qi (not just withdrawal) For immortality, focus on internal embryo to primordial Qi
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Diagnosing what makes us sick Chinese Medicine integrates multiple
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HST 201 taught by Professor Tillman during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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