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    Sorry, have to comment on the last quote. What...

    Sorry, have to comment on the last quote.

    What makes you think that Pak Mei isn't fluid?
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    Hung Gar in UK

    Have to ask. Why do you feel the need to have a Chinese speaking master?
    Are you Chinese yourself?

    I can certainly assure you that Jim Uglow is one of the most reknowned Hung Gar Sifu's in...
  3. Thread: Migran Help

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    Migraines

    Hi there,
    Sounds like you would be a great case history. You've got a lot going on.

    Best advice that I can give you would be to search out a qualified herbalist in your area. He/she would be...
  4. Thread: Migran Help

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    Migraine

    Hello there.
    With regards to your question.

    Migraines are effectively treated using acupuncture, or a combination of any of the three traditional TCM modalities (Acupuncture,Tui Na Massage,...
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    Back Pain in relation to the Kidneys?!

    Hi there,
    Back pain can be caused by a number of factors including Kidney Qi / Yang deficiency. Generally with most cases there is always more than one thing that is happening at the same time.
    ...
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    Kidneys out of Balance

    Depends on which aspect of the Kidneys you are referring to!

    Kidney Yin, Kindey Yang or Kidney Jing?
    Each of these aspects have their different signs and symptoms.

    Kidney Yin: Restlessness,...
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    Western for Eastern

    Hi there,
    Depends on the school where you will be learning acupuncture at.

    Where I trained, Western Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Intergrated Practice) were also taught along side...
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    TCM Herb Prices in the UK

    Hi there,
    Might be wise to go to the RCHM (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine) website.

    You should be able to locate reputable herbalists within your area, as well as some usual information...
  9. Thread: Red Sand Palm

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    Red Sand Palm

    Hi there,
    Hhhmmm.... Been a while since I posted on here!

    Red Sand Palm is also known by the name "Cinnibar Palm", which pertains to the fact that such intense energy is cultivated from the Dan...
  10. Hi Max

    I have a Pak Mei brother currently teaching English in either Taipei or Tainan in Taiwan.
  11. Best Kung Fu Pants

    Hi Guys,
    Just been reading this thread with some interest.

    I had real issues with buying 'off the peg' kung fu trousers in shops, etc. Mainly because they seem to cater for the shorter person,...
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    Jian Jing - GB21

    GB21 is midway between DU14 and Acromian Process on the upper fibres of the Trapezious muscle. It's the master point for the shoulder.

    U might want to look at CO (LI) 15 & 16. The dermatome that...
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    Neck pain / arm numbness

    Hi Mark,
    Numbness occurs due to the innervation being impeded from the possibly old spinal injury to the neck.

    Do you know what part of the arm is affected by the numbness.... this will give a...
  14. Thread: Lower Back Ache

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    Cupping and Static dish.

    Hey there,
    Cupping is performed by any and all experienced acupuncturists.... so no need to go out and find a cupping practitioner.... it all comes under the umbrella term of TCM.

    In regards to...
  15. Thread: Lower Back Ache

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    Lower Back

    Static Dish: is where you lay on the floor ensuring your lower back is firmly against the floor. Lift your shoulders and feet approximately 6" off the floor and hold for about 30 seconds.

    Or...
  16. Thread: Injury

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    Injury

    Sounds like you have torn some of the muscle fibres in either the major or minor rhomboids.

    Generally muscle tears takes between 7 - 10 days to heal by themselves... however, there maybe scar...
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    Back Treatment

    Before you begin to strengthen your back. Best make sure that the inflammation around the vertebral disc's has subsided.... otherwise your only going to re-injure the site.

    From a TCM point of...
  18. Possession

    Lonny Jarrett does have another book called something like "Chinese Medicine in Practice".

    It's a very heavy, thick red book which details the possession treatment in quite some detail and giving...
  19. Possession, Ghost points, etc

    There is a protocol for what is known as spirit possession in acupuncture, which is called the Dragon Treatment.

    In fact there are 2 such protocols:

    7 Internal Dragons - which is primarily used...
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    Traditional Kung Fu in Hong Kong

    Yeah go to Kowloon Park on a Sunday afternoon at about 2 - 4pm.
    The area that you are looking for is now called 'Kung Fu Corner' or something like that.

    There are usually some Hung Gar and Choy...
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    Hi All, Just been reading the above posts. Have...

    Hi All,
    Just been reading the above posts. Have to say that actually I think it is most peoplesí interpretation of 'Master', which is at fault.

    In the Chinese circles Masters are pretty much...
  22. Thread: Asking for help

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    Northern & Southern Mantis

    Pixel,
    All the Southern Mantis schools practice the traditional body conditioning exercises, power training and sensitivity drills, it's part and parcel of the system.

    The difference between...
  23. Thread: Asking for help

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    Hi Pixel, If you can't find any Bamboo Forest...

    Hi Pixel,
    If you can't find any Bamboo Forest Preying Mantis schools, then you might like to broaden your search and look for Chow Gar or Dit Ngau (Iron Ox) Preying mantis schools.

    They all have...
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    Lowering standards!

    Hi There,
    I've seen this many a time in various schools of martial arts.

    I feel that people today aren't really interested in learning an authentic / traditional based martial arts (whether it be...
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    scholiosis

    Hi There,
    Speaking as an acupuncturist and tuina practitioner, there are actually two forms of scholiosis (structrual and functional)

    Structural scholiosis is the deformation and degeneration of...
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