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The videos on this page represent a broad selection of topics about Chinese medicine, ranging from Chinese herbal medicine and Daoist medicine to Chinese arts, culture and qigong.

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Qigong: On the Rewards of Continuous Practice and the Importance of Lineage

WANG QINGYU AND HEINER FRUEHAUF
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life / National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 8 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this presentation, respected Daoist medicine elder Wang Qingyu dialogues with his student, Heiner Fruehauf, about the importance of maintaining consistency in Qigong practice, and the vital importance of the concept of lineage in Chinese medicine and related forms of personal cultivation.

On Nourishing Spirit (yangshen)

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life
Total running time: 8 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this presentation, one of the few remaining masters of authentic Daoist practices in the tradition of the Yijin jing (Tendon and Sinew Changing Classic) is sharing valuable insights into the ancient medical art of Qigong.

A Simple Principle in the Transmission of Gnostic Knowledge

HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 11 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this keynote speech at a recent Chinese medicine conference in Poland, Heiner Fruehauf spoke about the ancient core concepts of this dynamic medicine, and how utilizing the medicine in its intended classical forms (as a fully realized, potent system of medicine) is of great importance at a time when Western medicine and modern TCM are encountering limitations in treating the complex diseases of our time.

The Importance of Classical Chinese Medicine in Modern Times

HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 11 mins.

In this keynote speech at a recent Chinese medicine conference in Poland, Heiner Fruehauf spoke about the ancient core concepts of this dynamic medicine, and how utilizing the medicine in its intended classical forms (as a fully realized, potent system of medicine) is of great importance at a time when Western medicine and modern TCM are encountering limitations in treating the complex diseases of our time.

Chinese Medicine Blues

PETER FIREBRACE
Eastern Currents
Total running time: 4 mins.
Music

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.

Simple Facts About Tea (2 parts)

SHI ZHAOPENG
China’s pre-eminent tea scholar, Hunan
Total running time: 89 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, Translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

Join a delightful lecture and tea drinking session with China’s pre-eminent tea scholar, retired Prof. Shi Zhaopeng. On location at Jiashan Temple in Hunan Province, the origin of ceremonial tea drinking in the Zen tradition, he clarifies some basic facts about the production and degustation of different types of Chinese tea.

Calligraphy – A Meditation

HU BAOQI
Renowned calligrapher, Shaanxi Province
Total running time: 5 mins.
Music

In the spirit of recognizing Chinese medicine as an art form embedded in traditional Chinese culture, ClassicalChineseMedicine.org presents another video about a key element of Chinese craftsmanship. Hu Baoqi, a well-known calligrapher from Shaanxi Province, introduces us to the concept of “flow” through his silent brush strokes.

The Role of Fasting in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Bigu (2 parts)

LIU LIHONG
Institute for the Clinical Research of Classical Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of TCM

The practice of fasting for cleansing and longevity purposes used to play an important role in the hygiene rituals of Daoist medicine. In this presentation, one of China's leading China's experts on the forgotten modalities of classical Chinese medicine introduces a traditional fasting system from a lineage healing with "bigu" in mainland China.

Total running time: 100 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

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The Five Elemental Sounds and the Power of Internal Alchemy

WANG QINGYU
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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The Bagua in Your Hand: Practical Applications of Daoist Medicine (2 Parts)

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


In these presentations, a follow-up to last year’s 4-part series The Alchemical and Shamanic Root of Chinese Medicine, China’s premier expert on the Daoist origins of Chinese medicine introduces the basic parameters of palm diagnosis.

Total running time: 73 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

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Daoist Medicine Series: The Alchemical and Shamanic Root of Chinese Medicine (4 Parts)

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


In these informative presentations, China’s premier expert of Daoist medicine and the ancient science of nourishing life gives an enlightening account of the ancient roots of Chinese Medicine and an overview of some of the primary healing modalities of Daoist Medicine.

Total running time: 4 hrs. 18 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

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On Cultivation and the Spirit of Chinese Medicine

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


In this lively presentation, China’s premier expert of Daoist medicine and the ancient science of nourishing life gives a highly personal account of the role of personal cultivation and the acquisition of practitioner knowledge in the traditional teacher–disciple relationship.

Total running time: 1 hr. 17 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

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Jinjing Shisi Shi—The 14 Movements of the Jinjing School of Qigong

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


HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


In this presentation, with assistance from Heiner Fruehauf, Wang Qingyu, professor at the Sichuan Academy of Cultural Science and lineage holder of the Jinjing style of Qigong, demonstrates the Jinjing Shisi Shi—The 14 Movements of the Jinjing School of Qigong.

Total running time: 56 mins.
English

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