Harmony of Healing

2021-06-14T19:29:32-07:00Tags: , , |

Daoist folk musician
Total running time: 27 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

This video is a tribute to the life and work of the Daoist musician Wang Huade, who used his Qin play to heal himself and others. The Qin is China’s most ancient instrument. It’s structural dimensions were originally designed to reflect the numerological patterns of both macrocosm (the universe) and microcosm (the human body). He recently died at age 86 in Sichuan, but stays alive for us in this interview wherein he transmits his passion for the healing powers of music and traditional Chinese culture.

Chinese Medicine Blues

2017-04-01T18:59:37-07:00Tags: , |

Eastern Currents
Total running time: 4 mins.

The British Chinese medicine expert Peter Firebrace is a dear friend of the ClassicalChineseMedicine.org community. In recent years, he has used his deep love for music to cover many of the perennial themes of Chinese medicine in witty and informative song compositions. CDs capturing more of his musical work can be obtained from EasternCurrents.ca in North America, and from peterfirebrace.com in Europe.

Erhu: The Instrument of Emotion and Character

2021-06-14T16:33:35-07:00Tags: , |

Guangxi Musician
Total running time: 54 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

Well-known Guangxi musician Wan Lanzhen plays the erhu, or two-stringed "Chinese violin", displaying its versatility as an instrument commonly used in a variety of modern and classical Chinese music.

The Five Elemental Sounds and the Power of Internal Alchemy

2021-06-11T16:04:06-07:00Tags: , , , , |

Sichuan Academy of Cultural History,
Department of Martial Arts & Nourishing Life

Wang Qingyu, professor at the Sichuan Academy of Cultural Science and lineage holder of the Jinjing style of Qigong, speaks on the vibrational aspects of Chinese medicine by introducing the five pentatonic sounds of Chinese music in a medical context. From a cultivational perspective, he talks about how to work with the five sounds within the body during Qigong meditation.

Total running time: 60 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf


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