Xing Yi Quan Tu Na Si Ba

The Four Breathing Forms of Master Li Gui Chang


Author: Song Zhi Yong,Tom Bisio

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478728665


Page: 168

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Tu Na Si Ba - The "Secret" Breathing Methods of Xing Yi Quan. Chinese-English Edition with link to online video of Tu Na Si Ba performed by Master Song Zhi Yong. In Northern China and in Shanxi Province, the purported birthplace of Xing Yi Quan, Master Li Gui Chang is a legendary figure in the world of martial arts. Few practitioners have approached Master Li's achievements in Tai Ji Quan and Xing Yi Quan. Li studied Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang with the great Dong Xiu Sheng and Tai Ji Quan with Liu Dong Han. Li Gui Chang's expression of Xing Yi Quan is sometimes referred to as the Xing Yi "Body Method," because of its emphasis on subtle internal body actions and internally sensing Qi and Jin. Hence, it is completely congruent with Daoist Yang Sheng (nourishing life) practices. In this unique book, Song Zhi Yong, a senior disciple of Li Gui Chang, reveals the formerly "secret" foundational training which is the key to Master Li's Xing Yi Quan: Tu Na Si Ba (Four Essential Breathing Forms) San Ti Shi (Three Body Posture Training). Tu Na Si Ba was traditionally only taught to senior disciples, and has never before been written about in English or Chinese. Tu Na literally means "spit out" (Tu) and "receive" or "accept" (Na). In both martial and Daoist practices, Tu Na refers to breathing exercises associated with self-cultivation. When practicing the gentle, slow movements of Tu Na Si Ba, one effectively "breathes out the old and takes in the new" (Tu Gu Na Xing). This combination of inner-directed movement and breathing builds up Qi in the body, while simultaneously strengthening the tendons and bones. Every aspect of Tu Na Si Ba directly connects to the spirit, internal mechanics and martial techniques of Xing Yi Quan. The practice of Tu Na Si Ba is particularly critical to understanding and developing skill in San Ti Shi and Pi Quan (Splitting Fist), the core practices of Xing Yi Quan. The final section of this book presents San Ti Shi, the fixed standing (Zhan Zhu

Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China


Author: Steven F. Sage

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791410370

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4875

Recent archaeological finds in China have made possible a reconstruction of the ancient history of Sichauan, the country's most populous province. Excavated artifacts and newly recovered texts can now supplement traditional textual materials. Combing these materials, Sage shows how Sichauan matured from peripheral obscurity to attain central importance in the formation of the Chinese empire during the first millennium B.C.

Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicines - Molecular Structures, Pharmacological Activities, Natural Sources and Applications

Vol. 6: Indexes


Author: Jiaju Zhou,Guirong Xie,Xinjian Yan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642167447

Category: Medical

Page: 730

View: 7530

This set of six volumes provides a systematic and standardized description of 23,033 chemical components isolated from 6,926 medicinal plants, collected from 5,535 books/articles published in Chinese and international journals. A chemical structure with stereo-chemistry bonds is provided for each chemical component, in addition to conventional information, such as Chinese and English names, physical and chemical properties. It includes a name list of medicinal plants from which the chemical component was isolated. Furthermore, abundant pharmacological data for nearly 8,000 chemical components are presented, including experimental method, experimental animal, cell type, quantitative data, as well as control compound data. The seven indexes allow for complete cross-indexing. Regardless whether one searches for the molecular formula of a compound, the pharmacological activity of a compound, or the English name of a plant, the information in the book can be retrieved in multiple ways.

Chinese Materia Medica

Combinations and Applications


Author: Xu Li

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781901149029

Category: Medical

Page: 866

View: 3464

This clearly written, comprehensively indexed, and reader-friendly manual contains more than 350 monographs -- each describing the functions, indications, combinations, and applications of commonly used Chinese Materia Medica. Comprehensive monographs contain: details of main ingredients, taste and nature, channels entered, functions and indications, common dosage, precautions and contraindications. Unique tabular format lists provide "at-a-glance" accessibility. Summary tables in each chapter help you obtain quick overviews of the material covered. Unique coverage on toxicity and legal status. Comprehensive list of appendices and indices -- listings are by pinyin, pharmaceutical, and English names for easy reference.

Clinical Herbal Prescriptions: Principles And Practices Of Herbal Formulations From Deep Learning Health Insurance Herbal Prescription Big Data


Author: Wang Sun-chong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813278269

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 7432

Since AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie (who was then ranked 1st among all human players worldwide) May 2017, the art of Go (otherwise known as Weiqi) has entered a new era. Similarly, if we apply artificial intelligence (AI) to herbal medicine, the art of herbal prescription can experience a game change too. The author of this book has done exactly that, and via reverse engineering of the trained AI, the book details how one can compose herbal prescriptions from scratch.As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies outperform humans in such tasks as image/voice recognition and language translation, mastering of concentrated herbal extract granules (CHEG) prescription composition by AI is not a fiction, provided large quantities of high-quality CHEG prescription data are available. Thanks to the 340 million records of modern Western medicine diagnoses and corresponding CHEG prescriptions in the National Health Insurance Reimbursement Database (Taiwan) recorded in the decade between 2004 and 2013, the book is based on the results of applying state-of-the-art deep learning technologies to the CHEG prescription big data.

Traditional Chinese Medicines: Molecular Structures, Natural Sources and Applications

Molecular Structures, Natural Sources and Applications


Author: Xinjian Yan,Guirong Xie,Jiaju Zhou,G. W. A. Milne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351758098

Category: Social Science

Page: 1396

View: 2961

This title was first published in 2003. In laboratories around the world the active principles in traditional herbal medicines are being isolated and characterized. A systematic effort at the Chinese Academy of Sciences is underway to identify the structure-activity relationships that result from the link between chemistry and medicine that is permitted by this data. This book, which provides the only systematic English-language description of the chemical structures and pharmacological effects of compounds active in traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), is now in its second edition. The new edition provides English-language monographs on over 9000 chemicals isolated from nearly 4000 natural sources used in Chinese medicine and features the addition of in-depth bioactivity data for many of the compounds. Effects and indications of the medicines are included. Extensive indexing permits cross-referencing among English, Chinese and Latin names for natural medicinal sources, effects and indications, and the chemical components of the medicines. The second edition of Traditional Chinese Medicines includes 2300 new compounds, 2400 additional plant sources, more CAS Registry Numbers, and more pharmacological data. The structure of the book has been extensively reorganised to make cross referencing the data much simpler. This new edition is therefore a substantial improvement on the first edition of this important reference on the structural chemistry of traditional Chinese medicines.

Exemplary Women of Early China

The Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang


Author: Xiang Liu

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536089

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1569

In early China, was it correct for a woman to disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the public policy of a son who ruled over a dynasty or state? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it was not only appropriate but necessary for women to step in with wise counsel when fathers, husbands, or rulers strayed from the path of virtue. Compiled toward the end of the Former Han dynasty (202 BCE-9 CE) by Liu Xiang (79-8 BCE), the Lienü zhuan is the earliest extant book in the Chinese tradition solely devoted to the education of women. Far from providing a unified vision of women's roles, the text promotes a diverse and sometimes contradictory range of practices. At one extreme are exemplars resorting to suicide and self-mutilation as a means to preserve chastity and ritual orthodoxy. At the other are bold and outspoken women whose rhetorical mastery helps correct erring rulers, sons, and husbands. The text provides a fascinating overview of the representation of women's roles in early legends, formal speeches on statecraft, and highly fictionalized historical accounts during this foundational period of Chinese history. Over time, the biographies of women became a regular feature of dynastic and local histories and a vehicle for expressing and transmitting concerns about women's social, political, and domestic roles. The Lienü zhuan is also rich in information about the daily life, rituals, and domestic concerns of early China. Inspired by its accounts, artists across the millennia have depicted its stories on screens, paintings, lacquer ware, murals, and stone relief sculpture, extending its reach to literate and illiterate audiences alike.

Vietnam garment and textile industry


Author: Công ty cổ phần thông tin kinh tế đối ngoại

Publisher: N.A


Category: Clothing trade

Page: 652

View: 1705