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  1. I am doing it right now, going slowly through it. Excellent way to learn, highly recommended!
  2. http://www.energyarts.com/dragon-and-tiger-qigong-online-course
  3. I've read several authors here suggest methods for absorbing the jing from your sperm after you've ejaculated, so no need for retention. This seems intruiging, but what are these methods and where might one learn them? Cheers!
  4. I was just wondering, I read some people say that you should take Astragalus when you have an infection, and others say you shouldn't, what is correct? Got diagnosis from a TCM herbal doctor who prescribed herbal tonics for me: I've gotten diagnosis of CFS/M.E. after an hard round of flu or something, immune system been shot for year basically, but past year after getting CFS/M.E. I have low immunity, low energy, dizziness and other-worldy feeling, feel like my head is in a "fog" sometimes and that I have to really concentrace to focus on something, and this of course only drains my energy further... Ejaculation really takes out my energy and leaves me with flu-like feeling and sore lower back, throat and knees for 4-5 days I guess. Also foggy-headed. Ejaculation problem has been there since probably 6-7 years back. Also get nightly emissions if I am extra weak and when I try to go longer without ejaculation. Also hair loss started early in me, I'm 30 now. Thing is: Would it be good to use Astragalus with kidney tonics for me? As I've heard it they should not be used with infection, and I don't know if CFS/M.E. might still be a lingering infection deep down? I sometimes feel like something's breaking out, low-grade fever and joint aches etc., but could also be low immunity. Sometimes it just passes the next day too, so I've read it could also just be the kidney deficiency symptoms? So how could I know if Astragalus could be taken or not? Want to really boost my immune system so my body doesn't succomb to any infection so easily, which again drains energy and feels like I never get to recover...
  5. Question about Astragalus and CFS/ME

    Hi guys! Thanks for all the answers! First of all: Of course I've been to doctor's, I've probably taken every tests there is, the diagnosis I have is not one I've given myself but it has been given me by doctors. Because of chronically shut sinuses I even had surgery which didn't help on overall condition, but I guess at least it's opened my sinuses. It has lead to a lot of pain for several months though. Chronic Fatigue certainly isn't a bullshit disease, I'm sorry to say, but unless you've been on the receiving end of it or know someone who has it you cannot say anything about it. That doctors are baffled by it's cause is not the same that it's bullshit. Norwegian doctors have actually had success in treating it with an immunosuppressive drug, showing it is a physical disease and not some "all in your head" disease, even though I'm not sure the best solution is to turn off the immune system... Yes, I know about nutrition's role in it all, I've just recently switched to a Paleo diet and eat lots of healthy meats and fish, oils, nuts, tons of vegetables and some fruit/berries. Hoping that will help a lot too. As for different immune boosters etc., yes, I've probably taken them all. Colostrum, garlic, oreganum oil, Citricidal etc. etc. Doesn't really feel like there is an infection present, but as I said, hard to know sometimes because some doctors believe a low-grade infection to be a cause of CFS/M.E. Also done intravenous treatments with minerals and vitamins, reflexology, healing, acupuncture, osteopath etc. etc., some has had some effect but nothing has removed this condition. I got the herbs as mentioned, and maybe I was unclear, but I'm not just looking to take Astragalus, I had a TCM herbal doctor prescribe just the right herbal blends for my condition. The big problem is that she later said that the tonic one (which will strengthen my overall condition) does contain Astragalus which you should not take if you have an infection present. I know these will help my kidneys/adrenals, but it's so damning not to be able to take them... She said it's hard to know if there is an infection present, but later I've learnt that it's primarily if there is a fever present you should not take Astragalus, so I'm trying to get an answer from a TCM herbalist on A) Can I take them even if I have CFS/ME and MIGHT have an infection present but no real symptoms and fever? and If not, how could I know whether or not I have an infection present from a TCM view? I have no signs of an infection from a Western point of view, low CRP count etc. Also have gone on several ronuds of antibiotics and prednisone against the sinuses before surgery, which I was very against but in the end you are willing to try everything in the hope something will help... So first of all: Thanks for all the advice, please just let it flow! Second of all: Hope someone trained in TCM herbal medicine will be able to answer me on this! If you know someone please reach out to them for me and ask? I'm desparate to know, it's so sad to have great herbs sitting here and not be able to take them... Thanks guys!
  6. DGS's Dizzying DVD Collection

    But are they drills or a form or what? And would they be suitable for someone who doesn't know much (anything) about using the chinese straight sword?
  7. DGS's Dizzying DVD Collection

    Sounds very interesting, would you say it's in a "physical" way, that is, you can definitely feel it when you've got it? What would be the benefits of connecting the ldt to laogong, more power? Would it be a stepping stone to vibrating palm? What about the sword drills, what is on the DVD? A form, small drills? Would one have to know something about using the jian before? Thanks again brother!
  8. DGS's Dizzying DVD Collection

    Hey man, I've been sniffing at this DVD... I got a few DVDs from DGS already, but I wanted to focus only on the basics so I'm doing Bagua Basics DVD by Sifu Ray now, and will progress to his new Heaven Palm DVD after that, before I dive into vibrating palm and whipping palms. However, I found it very intruiging what you said about connecting palms to ldt... How is that taught, using only mind or physical exercises/qigong? Also, what is taught on this DVD? Is there a form, basic exercises with the sword or mostly theory and points to cut etc.? Thanks man!
  9. Taoist Bed Chamber Arts?

    Does he write about bed chamber arts in there as well?
  10. cold baths/showers

    I used to do this every morning but then a lot of people said it drains your kidneys so I stopped, as I have weak kidneys... Anyone want to comment? Perhaps this isn't so after all?
  11. Hair Growth Recipes

    This was just released and I think it's quite interesting: http://immortalhair.forumandco.com/t6766-rejuveplex-hair-loss-and-anti-aging-serum-information
  12. If I may, I think this might be a misunderstanding? I think they thought you meant "whole body moves" that everything moves instantenously, and I think what they are saying by "sequential" is that everything does not move at once, the wave is initated in the feet and travels upwards into the hands etc. At least that's how I read this, you both mean the same thing? That no movement is generated in itself, the arm doesn't just move itself, it's moved by the movement of the whole body, but there is a slight delay, the wave is initiated in the feet and then moves the hand a split second later. Just my two cents.
  13. Baguazhang Training Wheels

    Hey man, Your posts have been very inspiring to me, and I'll take up Bagua again myself too (dabbled in it before), in part because of your inspiration! Got the new DragonGate Bagua Basics as well as Heart of Bagua and Whipping Palms on the way. I think this man was talking from what he knows in their system? In Fu Style they practice Liangyiquan first I believe (which is a form made by Fu Zhen Song, a blend of different internal arts), then Taijiquan and then Baguazhang. Now, this might be a good way to go about it, as I've seen the Liangyiquan form on Youtube, and it looks like a good way into the internal arts. However, that you have to start with Taijiquan and then go into Baguazhang... I don't think this is the case. I've no doubt it works good, as they do it in the Fu style, but from my lineage (Montaigue) I actually think a beginner might have better luck defending himself learning Baguazhang for the first year then Taijiquan for the first year. I also think it varies a great deal depending upon the person, some might be better off starting with Taijiquan, some with Baguazhang. And I think the easiest (even though I've never practiced it) way into internal arts for beginners might be Xingyiquan.
  14. Burning Palm - Nomad Fighting System (clips)

    Thanks for great advice Sifu Garry! I agree, I've changed my diet and try to get in a lot of berries and good stuff as well. Just to clarify: I still have sex with my girlfriend more than once a week, just that I then don't go all the way to ejaculation. But no special techniques, just stop to cool down for a sec before continuing. Trying to build myself up to the point where I don't have to worry about these things. I think as you say being too obsessive about these things just further aggravates it, and may have been in part causing this problem in me (reading about losing Jing at age of 18 and then getting scared of losing it etc.), as worrying will deplete kidneys. Getting a long term girlfriend and love into the equation has helped a great deal! Love conquers all I guess, ehh? Thanks again Sifu Garry, like your down to earth way of being!
  15. Burning Palm - Nomad Fighting System (clips)

    Thanks for your answer Sifu Garry! I agree, I have problems with my kidneys as per TCM, so I limit my ejaculations to usually once per week, but I find that the "side effects" from ejaculating are much less severe if it is with my girlfriend, than alone (which very rarely happens anymore) or involuntarily in my sleep. It's like my gift to her, and I believe, even though she is not into cultivation and energy work, that her love then gives energy back to me. Any suggestions for exercises that strengthen kidneys and build more yang?
  16. Burning Palm - Nomad Fighting System (clips)

    Very interesting Sifu Garry! So does your system use any special techniques to retain semen, or just recommend that you do not ejaculate too often? What was your teacher's views on this? Interesting to hear about this from a traditional Kung Fu master as well (as most I've heard about haven't brought up the issue of sex), and not just from Taoist meditation masters. Cheers!
  17. .

    Sifu Matsuo might have learnt it from someone else, but AFAIK Sifu Matsuo's only Wudang teacher is Max (through the lineage of Max's Wudang teacher Wu Xiao Deng)... He has a lot of other teachers, but none from Wudang as I understand it. List of his teachers here: http://dragongatesanctuary.com/gallery/lineage/ Note that "Lao Shr Wu Xiao Shr" is Max.
  18. Cultivating the Tao in China

    Yeah, me and my girlfriend both agreed that if/when we go to Huashan again, we would stay the night. Did get to do Celestial Nei Kung and Taiji up there though!
  19. Cultivating the Tao in China

    Good luck Cameron! Me and my girlfriend visited Hua Shan a month ago, really an amazing experience! Only thing that bummed us out was that since we had to wait three hours in line for the cable car (our tour guide hadn't calculated this), we didn't get too much time on the mountain, so we didn't make it all the way to the top. But still one of the best things about our while trip to China! I also hear that some of the monks/priests on Hua Shan are actually the real deal, so if you know some Chinese or have a translator with you you should try to talk to them! Sadly our guide was afraid of heights (hehe, I know, poor thing, she was terrified when we said we wanted to go to Hua Shan), so she didn't go with us when we went around the mountain!
  20. Learn Tai Chi on Youtube

    Like Sinfest, I would also like to recommend Erle Montaigues videos on Yang Cheng Fu form, all for free up on Youtube. I might be a bit biased as I'm currently in the Montaigue system, but I think his videos usually are very detailed and actually possible to learn from!
  21. OK Seriously Where To Get KUNLUN BOOK?

    OK, just not really sure if Trunk and Witch are saying that it's the practice that's bad, or the transmission one gets from Max. I went to the seminar and got a transmission, and I have to admit I was a bit scared by the practice somehow (not really sure why, but I think it was because of the rapid openings). Then when everyone started saying Max may have some "bad" energetic ties to people, that he might be draining them and that you might attract reptilians, it really made me think even more about this, and I stopped the practices. The only "experience" I had with a reptilian was I saw it with closed eyes, or rather "sensed" that there was a tall reptilian standing behind me, but it seemed benevolent, although it freaked me out a bit. I think though that this may be something I created with my mind because of all the talk. Then of course Sifu Hata also came on here and seemed to imply that Max was indeed up to something bad, and people (Vajrasattva and Michael Winn) that Max might not still be who he once was... So I'm not really sure where this leaves us studens that got the transmission? I still think Max shared these for good, but don't really know why the bad rap about Max comes up all the time... Makes one wonder of course! Have been thinking about taking the practices up again, but not sure yet. Really like Chris Matsuos practices, most of which come from Max I understand.
  22. OK Seriously Where To Get KUNLUN BOOK?

    Hey Trunk, just a question. Would you say throw away the books because you perceive they are an energetic link to Max, or because people shouldn't be doing the practice? And what about those who have received the transmission? In your view, has those people been "damaged" forever? Also, what is Chris Matsuo's views on Max these days, I understand they are no longer connected?
  23. Hi! As I've posted about before, I have weak kidneys, which manifest in achy back and knees and sore throat and malaise after ejaculation. Also unwanted ejaculations at night. Now, I've tried to moderate myself down to one ejaculation per week (and with a younger girlfriend I have to have some sex without ejaculating too, but I don't do any forced retention work, I just stop and start well before any ejaculation is on the way). I've also started doing some stretching and myofascial release as I believe the tightness in my prostate and pelvic area and down the inside of my thighs is also contributing and blocking everything. I went to a TCM practitioner (acupuncture) who has now turned to the PH diet, and she said both my liver and my kidney yin and yang were weak. Bloodwork there also found out a lot of candida in my blood and she said it's no wonder I was weak and my kidneys and liver were fatigued. Moving to become more alkaline has helped quite a bit, but it's hard to stay with only salads, vegetables and green drinks all the time, especially in the summer... I was fanatical for a while, but I don't think I can go on like this for a year, and I also believe that I need to adress this from a TCM perspective. Well, I digress. The thing is, I'm going to China for a vacation with my girlfriend in a few weeks (first time ever to Asia! ) and then we are going to stay two weeks in Hoi An in Vietnam afterwards. I was thinking I would really like to squeeze in a visit with a skilled TCM herbal practitioner in China to get a proper diagnosis according to TCM, and have him/her prescribe me exactly what herbs are good for me! I believe TCM herbal medicine might be the answer for my kidneys, and I've taken some Goji and He Shou Wu, but I'm afraid it might actually do more bad than good since I'm not prescribed exactly what to take my a skilled practitioner. We will be in Beijing, X'ian (will visit Huashan, wooo!!), Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong. Anyone know of a skilled TCM herbal practitioner I can go see in any of those cities? Also I don't speak any (only a few Pimsleur phrases) Mandarine, so he/she would have to speak some english. When in Vietnam I was thinking of going for some traditional foot massage which should also help my kidneys, found one lady that might be good, but if you have any recommendations here too I'm all for it! Thanks you guys!
  24. Kneeling Exercise

    Thanks Trunk! A question: Should we move backwards towards our heels and then forwards again? I find it really taxes my thigh muscles, is this correct?
  25. Sifu Chris Matsuo

    Not sure if you say you suspect that Max is his teacher or that they learnt from the same person, but yes, Max is indeed one of his teachers, as you can see here: http://dragongatesanctuary.com/gallery/lineage/ (He is named as Lao Shr Wu Xiao Shr here). Chris used to be listed on Primordial Alchemist (or maybe on the old Kunlun Bliss website) as a Kunlun teacher, but I couldn't find him last I looked for some reason... I ordered some of Chris's DVDs and am very excited to get started with both his methods and Michael Denneys Celestial Nei Kung. Anyone have done his vibrating palm here? I've gotten that DVD among others. Chris' videos also always gets me in a good mood, as he's laughing like a small child at things that come up. Makes me feel like: