Chinese Medicine has been around for centuries and has helped people of all ages improve their health and lose weight. I regularly follow the information posted of the Whole Heallth Chicago web site. Dr. Edleberg and his staff always have information that is practical and doesn’t have a lot of hype. That’s why I think the excerpt below is worth a look.
If you’re looking for a fresh take on dropping the extra pounds, Dr. Larry Stoler at WholeHealth Chicago conducts a weight loss, stress management, and general wellness program called The Dragon’s Way that’s based on the healing principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). If you’ve experienced TCM, you know its core principles are very holistic–addressing body, mind, emotions, and spirit, each of which have an impact on the others and on our overall sense of well-being.
In Chinese medicine, being unwell in any way–including being overweight–involves imbalances, stagnations, and depletions of qi, your body’s subtle energetic life force. Whether you’re performing qigong or t’ai chi exercises, undergoing acupuncture or Reiki, you’re increasing the flow of qi. A strong and balanced qi allows your body to self-heal and your weight to adjust to a healthy level.
The Dragon’s Way Program
The Dragon’s Way Program addresses the deeper internal and energetic causes for excess weight. It’s offered in six weekly, hour-long classes. Unlike most weight-loss programs, the Dragon’s Way is not a diet and is not based on food restriction or excessive exercise. Rather, it focuses on improving your body’s function from the inside out. You are free to eat whatever you want.
In TCM, high-quality qigong practice is one of the tried and true ways to increase qi and activate internal healing. The Dragon’s Way Program is based on qigong. In this class, Dr. Stoler will teach you Wu Ming Qigong, an ancient and unique self-healing energy system developed by Master Nan Lu that has its origin in Taoist masters Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu.
It’s important to note that this from of qigong is easy to learn and produces rapid healing results. You’ll be encouraged to do the Wu Ming Qigong exercises at least once a day, though many of our participants practice more often to get maximum benefit from the program.
The Dragon’s Way program also helps you identify and reduce sources of stress in your life. Regular readers know that I view stress as one of the major contributors to health problems.
If you’d like to learn more about the traditional Chinese medicine program check out the introductory session to learn more about The Dragon’s Way on Tuesday, May 8, at noon and 6 pm.
The six-week program begins on Tuesday, May 22, and runs through Tuesday, June 26, with classes at noon and 6 pm at our Lincoln Avenue center.
To register, please call their office at 773-296-6700. Please note that I am not an affiliate and do not get compensated if you sign up. If you do sign up I would appreciate it if you tell them Phil sent you. Also let me know how you enjoyed the program.