PRESENTING: MINUTES TO MEMORIES, reconnecting body mind and spirit

I am honored to present to you the first talk radio show that I am looking forward to listening to.  That’s because

I’M THE HOST!!!

6 pm every Friday from now until they run me off, I will be on internet radio www.jackaloperadio.com

Most gracious thanks goes out to my new producer Mr. Todd Sheets, what a cool dude.  He will be there with me to make sure everything sounds great.

My first show is this Friday at 6 pm CDT.  I am going to explain the theme of the show, tell my story, and review potential topics for future discussions.

I am lining up a fine list of guest speakers and like this blog I will ask the difficult questions and expect responses.

I invite you to join me, with your phone or computer, at http://www.jackaloperadio.com

Healthy living and Acupuncture Seminars!

It is finally official!

My 64 hour seminar series will kick of in a couple of weeks!

April 10-11,`2010

Saturday
Explanation of Qi – what is it, why is it important.
Living in the post Google world
24 hour cycle of energy
Sleep Disorders
Asthma, upper respiratory issues.
Lung Meridian System and points

Sunday
Ah Shi and circle the dragon acupressure
Fluoride – recent fact and myths
Detoxification programs
Large Intestine meridian system and points
Label reading and shopping tips

These classes are approved for Continued Education for Chiropractors, Nurses, and Massage Therapists. But are designed for anyone interested in taking control of their own health care needs.  You will walk away with a head full of new and interesting information no matter what level you are at now!

Continued Education certification is $80.00 per day. (pre-registered)
Non-certificate audit attendance is $50.00 per day. (pre-registered)

$20.00 at the door charge for non-registered attendance.  Space is limited so let me know if you plan to attend ASAP.

The entire course is 64 hours of class room with a certification test and diploma. ( 20% discount if prepaid ) Graduates will be invited to participate in all future seminars and business relationships to duplicate and spread this knowledge far and wide.

Dates for the first round of the seminar series include:

April 10-11, 2010

May 15-16, 2010

June 5-6, 2010

July 10-11, 2010

Second series dates:

August 14-15, 2010

September 11-12, 2010

October 9-10, 2010

November 6-7, 2010

Dress comfortable because there will be exercise training, think about bringing a partner to train with.

WARNING:  These are not “BUTT” hours, and all you doctors out there know what I’m talking about.  Plan to participate or please get your hours somewhere else.

Qi Gong Breathing Techniques

Qi gong is literally translated as the practice of breathing.  Deep abdominal breaths or belly breathing is benefitial to your health in many different ways.  

By using the entire capacity of your lungs you improve your energy by increases the oxygen in the blood.

As the diaphragm decends it massages the kidneys and adrenal glands.  This decreases the release of cortisol and other stress hormones thus improving you ability to handle day to day stress.

The diaphragm also massages the intestine improving diegestion and elemination.

Using the muscles of the abdomen to breath will strengthen and tone this area giving you a slimmer figure.

By avoiding shallow breathing you take pressure away from the heart and aorta thus reducing your blood pressure.

These benefits are immediate. With practice you will begin to realize improved mental focus and ability increased vigor of youth.  Practice breathing is one of the first and most important steps to acheiving a long and stable life.

Dr. Drumright

So let us practice!!

Qi gong while you Sleep

SLEEPING QI GONG

The following techniques can easily be practiced by anyone regardless of physical condition. By practicing the Sleeping Qigong, you will relieve stress, tension, fatigue and pain, and be able to rebalance many chronic health conditions. You can practice these during a brief nap or throughout a full night’s sleep. Since sleeping is a part of the five points to longevity, why not combine your sleep time with these amazingly beneficial practices? There are nine different forms of the Sleeping Qi gong, each has a different health benefit. You can practice them one at a time or in any combination.  Let your intuition guide you. 

1. CALM THE MIND AND RELAX THE BODY

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Lay your hands along your sides, palms facing down. Relax your legs you feet shoulder-width apart and pointing outward. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward toward your lower abdomen. Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly. Allow your belly to rise and fall with each breath. Imagine inhaling pure chi from the universe and exhaling dark cloudy chi to the stars, push it as far away from you as your imagination will go. Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings.  As you continue to relax even deeper, your body  may have the sensation of expanding or even flying. This technique is very effective at getting your mind to stop processing stuff and relieves tension and mental stress.

2. RELIEVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE    (wood, water, and earth sounds)

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Lay your hands along your sides, palms facing down. Relax your legs you feet shoulder-width apart and pointing outward. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward through your trunk, down your legs and to the center of the soles of your feet (Yongquan points) Breathe in and out deeply, slowly and smoothly. As you breathe in, imagine pure chi coming into your body from the bottom of your feet, up through your inner legs to your lower abdomen.  Then, push the chi back down the outer legs to exit the soles of your feet as you breath out. Repeat twenty four times and then begin to breath naturally. You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings. This practice may cause you to feel tingling, cold, or fullness in your legs. You may feel the chi flowing along your legs. This is a great reaction. This form calms the blood and helps relieve high blood pressure.

3. BLADDER PROBLEMS        water sounds

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Put your hands, one on top of the other, palms centered halfway between the naval and the pubic bone (Zhongji point).  Men, place your left hand next to your body and women, place your right hand inside. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward through your trunk to the area under your hands. Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi coming into your body from all directions seeping through your pores from all over your body to gather just under the palms of your hands. Then, push the chi back outward into your entire body as you breathe out. Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings. You may feel a floating sensation, or you may hear your stomach gurgle. This form can be very beneficial for bladder problems.

4. IMPOTENCE, KIDNEY AND LOWER ABDOMINAL PAIN   water sounds

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Put your hands, one on top of the other, palms centered over a point just below your navel. (Qihai point)  Men, place your left hand next to your body and women, place your right hand inside. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward through your trunk to the area under your hands.  Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi is coming into your body from all directions seeping through your pores from all over your body to gather just under the palms of your hands. Then, push the chi back outward into your entire body as you breathe out.  Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath a naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings.  You may hear your stomach gurgle.  This form will improve the kidney function and restore a more youthful feeling. It is effective for all genital urinary problems including impotence, lower abdomen pain, and “female” problems.

5. IMPROVE DIGESTION AND STRONGER ENERGY  fire and metal sounds

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Put your hands, one on top of the other, palms centered over your navel.  Men, place your left hand next to your body and women, place your right hand inside. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward through your trunk to the area under your hands.  Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi is coming into your body from all directions seeping through your pores from all over your body to gather just under the palms of your hands. Then, push the chi back outward into your entire body as you breathe out.  Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath a naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings.  You may feel vibration or hear your stomach gurgle. This form will help you to improve your digestive functioning. It strengthens your overall chi and balances yin and yang energies restoring strength to your body.

6.      RELIEVE CHEST PAIN        (fire and metal sounds)

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Put your hands, one on top of the other, palms centered over a point in the center of your chest. (Zhong point)  Men, place your left hand next to your body and women, place your right hand inside. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward through your trunk to the area under your hands.  Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi is coming into the center of your chest. Then, push the chi back outward into your entire body as you breathe out.  Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath a naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings.  You may feel vibration or hear sounds inside your chest. This form can clear up blockages in your chest and relieve lung problems like bronchitis, coughing and heart problems as well.

7. HEAL AND REGENERATE THE LIVER AND GALLBLADDER       (wood sound)

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow.  Place another pillow under your left elbow. Place your crossed hands over your right lower chest area. This is where your liver is.  Men, place your left hand next to your body and women, place your right hand inside. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward to the area of your liver. Imagine the shape of your liver. Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi is coming into your liver region. As you begin to exhale, move the tip of your tongue from your upper palate to your lower palate. As you exhale, imagine the sick chi moving out from your liver region, up and out through your mouth and away to the stars. Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath a naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings.  You may feel vibration or hear sounds from under your hands. This practice improves the function of your liver and gallbladder and relieves any health problems related to your liver and gallbladder.

8. STOMACH PROBLEMS AND DIABETES (Earth Sound)

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow.  Place another pillow under your right elbow. Place your crossed hands over your left lower chest area. This is where the stomach and spleen are located.  Men, place your left hand next to your body and women, place your right hand inside. Look up for a moment, then look at the tip of your nose, and then look downward to the area under your hands where your stomach and spleen are. Imagine the shape of your stomach. Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi is coming into your mouth and down to your stomach and spleen region. As you exhale, imagine the sick chi moving out from this area, up and out through your mouth and away to the stars. Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath a naturally.  You should notice and stop any thoughts concerns or imaginings.  You may feel vibration or hear some sounds from under your hands. This form can help you to improve the functioning of your spleen and stomach and is helpful to correct type II diabetes and other stomach problems.

9. RELAX THE BODY OPEN THE MIND

Lie on your back with your head on a pillow. Lay your hands along your sides, palms facing down. Relax your legs you feet shoulder-width apart and pointing outward at a 45 degree angle. Move your eyes upwards then focuses them back to a point between your eyebrows.(Shang Dantian)  Gaze with your imaginary eye into the center of your head and then at a point on the back of your head at the base of your skull (Yuzhen point) for a moment. Come back forward to your forehead again and stay there. Close your eyes. Place your tongue on your upper palate just behind the upper teeth while allowing the teeth to touch lightly.  As you breathe in, imagine pure chi is coming in from the heavens entering your forehead and moving into the center of your head. Then, as you exhale, imagine the chi moving out from the center of your head forward through your forehead out to the distant universe. Do this twenty-four times, then begin to breath a naturally, while imagining your favorite outdoor scene. This form can be intense, you may receive insight from the universe and your body may tend to move or vibrate. It is not unusual to have visions. This technique of the Sleeping qigong will help you open your “third eye” and can be very beneficial for anyone under a great deal of stress, or dealing with rapid changes in their lives.