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There’s nothing that makes summer feel more like summer than the smell of charcoal and grilling meat in the air. Just breathe deeply and take in the smell of – wait, what is that smell? Could it be eggplant? The grill is not just for meat anymore. Continue reading “Vegetarian On The Grill” »
Working as a travel nurse can be a fun career that is filled with new faces and exciting adventures. Working as a travel nurse can also be a very lonely profession. Continue reading “Travel Nursing With A Friend” »
Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan, was handed down from different generations since its creation by Chang San-Feng. It was during the Sung Dynasty that this was introduced and from that moment on, there were numerous accounts of the form.
The form, or kung chia in Chinese language, are the different movements made through Tai Chi. One of the most common and famous form is the manipulation of the snake and the crane fighting. Master Chang, one of the advocates, copied this kind of fighting style and transformed it into a softer version of their coiling movements. The form that was developed had 13 postures that correspond with the trigrams and the Five Elements.
Master Chang’s lineage was not clear but what historians know is that he is a certain Chiang Fah. Chiang’s form was taught to a young man named as Chen Wang Ting. Chen was known to practice the art of Tai Chi in 1644. Descendants of Chen Wang Ting practiced their family form. Some of the characteristics of their form is done with emphasis on low stances, a silk-reeling move, and fast movements and were practiced periodically.
Tai Chi that was formed by the Chen family was secretly practiced and no one was allowed to use it outside of their home. But during the time of Chen Chang Hsin, which was in the year 1800, the tradition broke. He taught all of his family Tai Chi secrets and styles to his student, Yang Lu Chan.
The modern-day Yang style came from the grandson of Yang Lu Chan named Yang Cheng Fu. This paved the way to introducing one of the longest accounts in the history of Tai Chi. Its form consists of 128 postures. It is characterized by the warding off of energy using leaning movements with slow motion techniques.
The generation of the Yang family taught their students the techniques on Tai Chi. The masters chose their earnest students and made a lineage that gave birth to other styles namely Sun, Wu, and Hao. These styles may differ in the way they are portrayed and the performance differs as well but the principles that were observed by Chang San Feng remains the same.
There was this one student of Yang Cheng Fu named Cheng Man Ching. Cheng became the master of his own generation because of the revisions that he made with Tai Chi Chuan. One of the most famous changes that he made was shortening the form to a 37-posture Tai Chi. This is change made by Cheng is now the most famous form of Tai Chi that is practiced till this day.
When Cheng came to the U.S., he tried to teach and took on the interest of some students in all aspects of life. By doing so, he made the form popular to every men and women. This new form introduced by Cheng is originally known as the Yang Style in the shorter form. It become widespread, today, it is more popular with the name Cheng Style of Tai Chi.
The form of Cheng’s Tai Chi is characterized by an upright spine position, rolling back of energy and a softness that has its powerful attitude.
Taoism is the main contributor of the idea why, in the first place, Tai Chi was formed. This is because Taoism reflects teachings that fundamentally contribute to the reflective, mystic and serene view of the world and the nature we live in
If a specialty pizza chef invited you for dinner, you would expect to eat some incredible pizza that evening. If a gourmet chef invited you for dinner you would expect to try some foods that you had never tried before. You would probably even look forward to the bits of flair that would be added to the plates and table. Continue reading “What To Expect If A Vegetarian Invites You For Dinner” »
Being a vegan can be very difficult. There are so many different types of food that are available for sale today that contain animal products that you may not know about. In this article, we’ll help to make things a little clearer for you in terms of which foods to avoid due to the presence of animal-based ingredients. Continue reading “Foods For A Vegan To Watch Out For” »
Many people understand the many benefits that a vegetarian diet can have tfor your health and the environment, but few realize exactly how many different subsets of vegetarianism there are. When it comes to vegetarianism, many people choose to be either a lacto-vegetarian or an ovo-vegetarian. Continue reading “The Differences Between Lacto And Ovo Vegetarianism” »
Adjusting and dealing with change is a necessary part of living a human existence. There is nothing as certain as change. Some changes are good, and others would be considered by most people to be bad. Any change can cause stress, however. Continue reading “Being Well Adjusted To Life May Involve Some Struggles” »
The elderly population is always fastest growing part of all the industrialized nations. The nutrition needs are different. They are generally not met. The nutrition elderly is a serious subject. There are many misunderstandings about this nutrition elderly topic. Continue reading “Nutrition Elderly” »
Heart disease is one of the biggest killers of both men and women in our society. It is very important to take care of it. One fear that many people over the age of 60 have is that their heart disease will put a damper on their sex life. There are ways to effectively control your heart disease though and still be able to enjoy a very active and fulfilling sex life. Continue reading “Tips For Adults Over 60 With Hear Disease To Still Enjoy Sex” »
Are you in your forties? If you are, retirement may be something that you occasionally think about. After all, you have been in the workforce long enough to wish you could get out of it. With the right retirement plan, you may be able to do so a little bit sooner than originally planned. Continue reading “Saving For Retirement At 40” »
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Research shows that physical fitness for older adults begins with exercise. For many people growing older means life getting, A small amount of physical activity in a sedentary lifestyle can result in better health. Aged adults are at higher risk of health problems that only being active can prevent. Continue reading “Physical Fitness For Older Adults Better Tomorrow Begins Today!” »
Perhaps you were blessed with somewhat good genes and have a face relatively unlined and wrinkle-free or a facelift provided it for you. It’s great that your face does not betray your age; however, it is safe to say that your neck can though. The neck area is often the first place on the body that shows your true age. Continue reading “Stop Your Gobbling And Get A Neck Lift To Remove Your Turkey Waddle” »
There are so many issues to consider when you are looking at care homes for a relative. There are many areas to be concerned about regarding the care and environment as well as programs offered. If you are not careful some very important issues may be left out and they may have an impact on your decision-making process. Continue reading “Important Issues To Consider When Looking For A Care Home” »
There are many ways for seniors and those who need nursing care to receive help while living at home. There are community services and specialized organizations that are designed to assist individuals while they remain in the comfort of their own home. Continue reading “Receiving Home Care Services” »
If you are considering providing your elderly family member with the care that they need in your home instead of a nursing home or elderly care facility, there are many things that you will need to consider. Two terms that come up frequently is home care and respite care. Here is a look at what the two terms imply and the benefits of each. Continue reading “The Differences In Home And Respite Care” »
Are you looking to buy an air purifier for your home? If you are, you will soon see that you have a number of different options. There are a number of brands to choose from, as well as a number of price ranges. One type of home purifier that you will want to examine is that of a high end air purifier. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Buy A High End Home Air Purifier” »
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A man’s prostate is a gland that surrounds the top of the urethra. The purpose of the prostate is to produce a milky fluid that nourishes the sperm and is discharged along with the sperm into the urethra at the time that the semen is emitted. Only males have a prostate. Continue reading “What Is Prostate Disease” »
An inflammation or infection in a male’s prostate is called prostatitis. As many as half of all men will experience prostatitis in their lifetime. It is important to know that should you get prostatitis it does not increase your risk for any other prostate condition or disease such as prostate cancer. Continue reading “Information You Can Use About Prostatitis” »
Few days ago I went to a dentist because I had severe pain in my tooth. The dentist filled the cavity but I still feel pain all the time and when I drink water. I have to take many painkillers to get rid of the pain. Continue reading “Severe pain in tooth after filling cavity – precautions – what needs to be done?” »
have few cavities in some of my teeth. About a week ago I had gone to my doctor, he filled two cavities in my last visit. After the filling was over, I had no problem, but now I am having pain. I am not been able to sleep also because of pain in my teeth. Continue reading “Is cavity filling by dentist in more than one teeth in one sitting advisable?” »
Last year I went to a dentist because I had pain in my teeth for few days. My dentist examined me and after that he advised me, that I need filling in one tooth. After he did filling, my jaws got locked for about 10 minutes. After few months, I went back to him again for some tooth problem. Continue reading “Locking of jaw and pain after dental treatment of filling in the tooth” »
I am seven months pregnant and having severe pain in my tooth. I went to a dentist he says I require filling to be done. Can I get my filling done? Is it going to affect my pregnancy? Please advise me regarding, how can I take care of my teeth during pregnancy? Continue reading “What type of dental treatment can be done during pregnancy?” »
As many proponents as there are for vegetarianism there are just as many people who don’t have an opinion on the subject. On the other extreme however, there are also just as many people who would go so far as to argue against the practice. Continue reading “Arguments Against Vegetarianism” »
My dentist was doing root canal treatment, I got injured in my gum during the procedure by the instrument. I had severe pain due to gum injury. He advised me to take Emanzen-D to get relief from pain. I am not finding it effective. Continue reading “Root Canal Treatment for tooth – precautions – how many sittings needed” »
I had severe pain in my teeth. I consulted my dentist, he says that one of my tooth has decayed a lot and suggested me Root canal treatment. What is Root canal treatment? Is there any other option for me? Please let me know. Continue reading “What is Root Canal Treatment and do I need it?” »
I am a mother of about 10 months old son. I am breastfeeding the baby. Due to there being no periods, I was told that I may have become pregnant again. I immediately took some medicine for terminating the pregnancy within a few days. Continue reading “How to get my menstrual periods – have no periods with breastfeeding baby” »
My left side wisdom tooth has been disturbing me for the past many years. It is again troubling me. Now I am thinking that I will get it removed. My doctor advised me for its removal few years back but I was reluctant for that. Now that I will get it removed after so many years of problem can there be any complication. Continue reading “Why wisdom tooth causes pain and why it may be necessary to extract it” »
I got badly hurt while I was trying to open the cap of the bottle with my teeth. I caught the cap tightly between my teeth and twisted the bottle, suddenly the cap slipped from my teeth and the bottom of my teeth got hurt with the hard plastic of the cap. Continue reading “Got hurt opening cap of bottle with teeth, remedial advice sought” »
My teeth are very sensitive. I feel pain and unbearable sensation whenever I drink hot or cold liquids. My 7 year old child also has few cavities. Is there any method which can prevent further development of cavities in his teeth? What can I do for my sensitive teeth? Continue reading “Hypersensitivity of teeth to hot and cold foods and liquids” »
My son is eight months old. When will his first tooth and other teeth develop? It is said that babies have problem when their teeth are developing. What can I do for my child if he has any problem during teeth development period? Continue reading “Development of first tooth and other teeth in a child” »
I am thirty years of age. I had severe pain in my teeth so I went to the nearby dentist. He said that I have few cavities which need filling and one tooth has gone completely. He filled two cavities and asked me to come after one week. He said that I also need scaling for my teeth. Continue reading “Scaling for teeth and filling material in cavities of teeth” »
My child is 11 month old. He is very irritable and uncomfortable these days. He is getting new teeth these days. Please guide me regarding his problem. Are his coming teeth disturbing him? Why is teething disturbing him? Are all children uncomfortable during teeth development period? Can anything be done to make him comfortable? Continue reading “Precautions to be taken when a child develops milk teeth” »
My daughter is three years of age. I want her to have healthy teeth so that she will remain comfortable and healthy in her life. How can I take care of her teeth? How often should I get her check-up done. Please guide me in detail about his teeth care. Continue reading “Dental care in children for healthy teeth” »
My child is two years old. Can I start brushing her teeth? Which toothpaste and what type of toothbrush can be used for her? Please tell me certain tips for her teeth care and regarding how and when to brush her teeth. Continue reading “When should brushing of teeth of a child be started?” »
Question: Some of my teeth are missing as the dentist removed them, as they were completely decayed. I am not able to eat food properly. What option do I have? Can I use dentures? What is the material used for making dentures as I am allergic to plastic. Continue reading “Options for dentures and alternatives where teeth have been removed” »
I have two children. They are 12 and 15 years old. Both of them are healthy. I am taking them to a doctor for regular health check-up but I have never taken them to a dentist .They do not have any problem in their teeth. Is it necessary for them to have check-up done by a dentist? Continue reading “Need for regular dental check-up for children” »
Question: I am 20 years of age. My teeth are not in proper alignment, I mean to say that my lower jaw teeth are little out and upper jaw teeth are on inside, in other words my lower jaw teeth are encroaching over upper jaw teeth. I want to have my teeth in proper alignment. Continue reading “Teeth alignment treatment by an Orthodontist” »
Question: I am a public personality. I went to the dentist as few of my teeth were very loose. He removed my teeth as they were very shaky. What Can be done now that few of my teeth have been removed. Can I use dentures.? Will dentures make me look different? Continue reading “Using dentures – aesthetics, eating food and sleeping” »
One event that teens have to look forward to among many exciting “growing up” events is the appearance of wisdom teeth. Some say that these teeth appear during the teen years because this is the time in life when you really need the most wisdom as you struggle with a barrage of decisions that will ultimately have a huge impact on your future. Continue reading “Teen Wisdom Teeth And The Connection To Dental Health” »
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Question: I have two children they are 12 and 15 years old. I have to take them to the dentist every now and then. Both of them have cavities in their teeth. What can be done to prevent future cavities in their teeth. I heard of some paint, if applied to teeth will keep away the development of cavities. Is this true? Continue reading “Prevention of dental cavities and tooth decay – Fluoride application” »
Question: My daughter is 25 years of age. Her front tooth got partially broken when she slipped and fell down on her face. Because of partially broken tooth her appearance has changed. Continue reading “Front tooth partially broken, what should be done to make face get earlier look” »
Question: I had root canal treatment of my front tooth. After a day a huge swelling appeared on my upper lip and below the nose. Initially the swelling was small, but it became very big in size by evening. There was severe pain in my tooth along with the swelling. Continue reading “Swelling on upper lip after root canal treatment of front tooth” »
The basic approach to diet and health. Instead of concentrating on individual diseases, to be treated by some specific measures, such as an irregular heartbeat by digitalis, all parts of the body and their functions receive attention. Continue reading “The simple theory of Natural Therapy” »
It took me years to finally admit that coffee made me anxious. The real problem lied in the fact that I had an anxiety disorder already, and the coffee was making it worse. Coffee gets a lot of criticism because of the caffeine you ingest in a single cup. Continue reading “I Had to Give Up Coffee” »