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  1. Acupuncture

    For using acupuncture points and theory on your own body, or as an adjunct to a massage practice, I recommend Cindy Black's Meridian Massage Approach. Cindy is a massage therapist who decided to go to acupuncture school. After she became an acupuncturist, she ended up deciding she liked hands work better than needles, so she integrated the two. IMO, her biggest talent is teaching! She has a three month online course that will get you familiar with the concepts and strategies, covering yin and yang, 5 element theory, the Organ systems, the twelve meridians, 60 useful points, and practices for developing qi. The subject is very complex, but she layers the information and integrates it in ways that help you absorb it. And you can repeat the course for free, which lots of us do! The course is offered the first 3 months of each year. If you take that course, you will know what to do for your own liver and kidneys. Here's a link: https://www.bigtreehealing.com
  2. An opinion or observation of madness

    Because I've read that deaths are being attributed to CV19 regardless of there being other possible attributions (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, etc.), it seems to me the only way to evaluate the pandemic is to use the numbers for "excess mortality"... meaning how does all cause death by month this year compare to the average of the last five years? That picture keeps changing, but last I looked, it did look like a significant number of excess deaths over previous years. The numbers don't get finalized til the end of the year... This article explains the concept... https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm
  3. Sanity Check, that is a TON of great information! Thank you!
  4. An opinion or observation of madness

    The tricky thing about vitamin D is that your blood level does not correlate well with your supplement dose. You can be taking 10,000 iu and still test insufficient (rare)! Or you can be taking 2000 iu and test too high (really, really rare, as too high is generally agreed to be over 100 ng/ml.) In the other thread at the end of the last post, there is a graph which demonstrates this really well! So you really do need to test to make sure your blood levels are at least 40 ng/ml, whatever dose you're taking. This is especially important if you are housebound, elderly, dark skinned, or in a care home. These are the categories of people having the most trouble with Covid, and also the ones most likely to be vitamin D deficient. If you want to avoid going to a lab or Dr.'s office, you can order a finger stick test by mail from GrassRootsHealth.net . Please get tested.
  5. An opinion or observation of madness

    Hi Ralis, I didn't read the link as I got a warning on it as having an invalid issuer, but here is something from The Lancet. We can do dueling links! https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2/fulltext#coronavirus-linkback-header PS Trump does NOT recommend vitamin D OR vitamin C, both lifesavers, in the treatment of Covid. Alas.
  6. I read it that Song threatened to leave if he didn't get his way, and Steve was just waving bye... My sympathies to our new mods!
  7. Song, what I find amusing is that you appear to think that threatening to leave the board is going to make the mods jump to meet your demands...
  8. I've ignored that book for years, because the author just looks so unhealthy to me. Who knows, he might look even less healthy if he was not eating that way... but it simply does not appeal.
  9. Who likes tea? I like tea.

    Bulletproof coffee (with butter whipped into it) is really good. I've had butter in my tea when I'm out of milk, and it's just a grease slick. So, next time, I'm gonna whip the butter into the tea just like I do with coffee. I know that's not the Tibetan way, but I wasn't impressed with my version of their version.
  10. Breathing comes from his heels?

    @silent thunder That was a GREAT post! Thank you!
  11. Greetings from Goa)

    Welcome Daolina! Glad you found us!
  12. Qi transmission Qigong

    Welcome Serenity, There are probably more than one system that do some form of qi transmission here, but the one that comes to mind is Michael Lomax's Stillness Movement. Good luck!
  13. Hello!

    Welcome 3mty1! You've arrived at a good place. Lots of us ended up here by having few to none around us to share our interests. There's a lot here. Enjoy.
  14. How to find the lower dan tian ?

    The way I ended up feeling the dan tian was unusual I guess. I could never really feel it ("well, maybe that's it?") for years, and then, one day, it just lit up. There was no question. For me it seemed to happen as a consequence of working with what I call niwan (upper dan tian I guess). Niwan got so lit that the energy seemed to move down to dan tian and lit that up. Now they regularly light up at the same time (but not always). I don't try to "do" anything with the dan tian, just observe. Once a dan tian lights up for you, there is no longer any question if it is "real".