At the end of a long training week, Saturday mornings can feel like a natural time to do some healing and recovery work during our normal kung fu class. We typically do kung fu basics and a body conditioning hard qi gong, however, occasionally we will devote time to massage, deep stretching, and Daoist healing methods, such as Huo Liao, Fire Healing, cuppings, moxibustion, and gua sha. We also had everyone pitch in on bottling our new liniment -formula created by my master on Bai Ma Shan for pain, injury, swelling, contusions and bruising. We now offer it online for anyone who it might benefit. And with each moon it grows stronger! https://themovement.academy/shop/. Everyone in class got to go home with a liniment soak wrapped around an area of pain or injury. Some chose knee, shoulder, or ankle. We soaked pieces of gauze with liniment, placed them on the problem area, covered with plastic wrap and and then secured in place with sports tape. Thanks for a great class everyone!
Occasionally on a Saturday Kung Fu class we will devote the time to Healing and Recovery from the week’s worth of training. This past Saturday we practiced cuppings. We used the cotton ball and alcohol method, as well as the traditional Daoist method of lighting prayer paper into the cups. And, there was, of course, a bit of Huo Liao Fire Healing as well! We helped each other with lower back pain, knee pain, pinched shoulder and some strains and sprains .
Warm the Meridians and Alleviate Stress.
This Sunday, experience the healing power of Mugwort through the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of Moxibustion.
We will focus on specific acu points that everyone can safely use Moxa on for self-care, boosting energy levels, supporting the immune system, and increasing a sense of well-being.
This is our second event in the Healing and Recovery workshops. Everyone is welcome. We focus on recovery from acute and chronic ailments, as well as general tonifying to maintain balanced health. This Sunday we will be focusing on the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of Moxibustion. The ancient and powerful herb Mugwort is harvested, dried, crushed and rolled into “sticks” or other shapes. It is then burned over meridian points to stimulate circulation of qi and blood, and draw out dampness or cold. We will cover the theory behind Moxa, as well as common acu-points that one can use for immune support and boosting energy levels/ combating fatigue.
Co-Instructed by Graham Lankford L.Ac. and Lindsey Wei
Sunday, August 28th