Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 23, 2015
Correct breathing techniques can remove stress, improve health and even reduce waist size, according to Qi Gong (pronounced “Chi Go”), Tai Chi (or “Tai Ji”) and Chinese Medicine practitioners Effie Chow, PhD, and Steve Lauer, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show. The improvement, Chow and Lauer agree, can sometimes be observed within minutes. Chow reports seeing waist size reductions of as much as 12 inches in a few hours.
Kleyne’s interviewed Chow and Lauer on her radio broadcasts of June 1, 2015, which was repeated on June 22, 2015. For a podcast of the show, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.
Effie Chow, PhD. was born in China and grew up in a traditional family. A leading Qi Gong healer and former nurse, Chow is founder of San Francisco’s East-West Academy of Healing Arts. Chow has authored several books, and in 2000, served on President Clinton’s White House Conference on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.
Steve Lauer is a Qi Gong and Tai Chi instructor from Chicago, Ill, who has studied and taught for 22 years. He had never met Dr. Chow until the radio show.
The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show, hosted by Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, which was founded by Kleyne and specializes in fresh water, the atmosphere, accelerated moisture evaporation and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eyes.
“Qi Gong,” Chow explains, is an umbrella term encompassing Tai Chi and many other Chinese natural health and healing disciplines. “Qi” means “life force” or “breath of life” and “Gong” refers to the application of principles to enhance the life force. Tai Chi is been around for thousands of years, says Chow, while Qi Gong is a fairly recent term.
The basic elements of Chinese Medicine and healing arts, according to Chow and Lauer, are breathing, water consumption, sleep and diet/nutrition. Of these, says Lauer, breathing, combined with certain physical movements, is the most basic. Once the Qi energy begins to flow, it purportedly will encompass the entire body.
Correct breathing, Chow explains, is done from the diaphragm. Infants breathe correctly but as they grow older, they begin breathing more with the chest and shoulders, which throws off the Qi energy channels. Correct focused breathing, Lauer adds, can make a headache go away within minutes while improving sleep and many other health issues. Lauer describes the feeling produced as similar to a “runner’s high” except it lasts longer and doesn’t tire one out. He also describes the disciplines as an “internal massage.” Chow claims to have witnessed hundreds of health “cures” as a result of her practice but they are mostly anecdotal. To the person involved, Chow believes, they are not anecdotes but miracles.
Adequate water consumption, according to Kleyne, Chow and Lauer, is as basic as breathing to maintain health and keep Qi energy channels clear and unencumbered. Without water, says Lauer, the system can easily go askew. The human body requires water to survive and function. Water is obtained by the body through drinking and through absorption of water vapor from the atmosphere.
Kleyne recommends drinking a minimum of eight glasses of pure water per day in addition to all other fluid intake. Drink two full glasses upon rising and at least two more full glasses during the day. The other four glasses may be sipped but this is not considered ideal.
Chow adds that early morning is the best time not only to drink lots of pure water but also for breathing and movement exercises. Early morning is the time of strongest “Yang” energy immediately following the time of strongest “Yin” energy, which is the rejuvenation that occurs during sleep.
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