Earth Qi Gong for Women
Awaken Your Inner Healing Power
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About the author
Tina Chunna Zhang has experienced Chinese martial arts and dance since her childhood in Beijing, China and moved to the U.S. in the 1980’s. She has studied and trained with the most skillful and respected internal martial arts masters in China. She is a disciple of Master Li Bing Ci, the president of Beijing Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan research center and a disciple of Classical Cheng Style Ba Gua Zhang Master Liu Jing Ru of Beijing. She twice won gold medals in women’s sparring in Chinese Martial arts tournaments. She is a highly nationally ranked medalist in both Tai Ji Quan and Ba Gua Zhang in forms, weapons, and push hands. She was the U.S. National Champion in Women’s Wu Style Tai Ji Quan in 2005. She is the co-author of Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan, and The Whirling Circles of Ba Gua Zhang, and the founder of Earth Energy Qi Gong for Women. Serving as a cultural bridge between the East and West, and as a professional tai ji quan instructor and personal trainer, Tina Zhang has helped many people achieve their physical and emotional health and fitness goals through her training methods. She actively teaches tai ji quan, qi gong, ba gua zhang classes, and retreats in New York, and workshops in Canada and Europe.
The special medical Qi Gong described in this book was developed and perfected over the course of 1,700 years by Taoists, traditional Chinese medical doctors, and Qi Gong experts in China to meet the needs of a woman’s unique anatomy. Author Tina Zhang leads readers through a variety of pleasurable postures and easy exercises that address specific areas of the body. In turn, these exercises, which work progressively to strengthen the spirit-mind-body connection, enhance natural female energy to help prevent or alleviate health issues and conditions from puberty to post-menopause, including high blood pressure, stress, fatigue, endometriosis, age-related problems, and more. Emphasizing a balance between hormones and emotions, the book includes concise descriptions of selected acupuncture points, meridians, and orbits that promote long-range anti-aging and long-term optimal health. Women empowered by these benefits can take control of their bodies and better direct and assist their physicians in maintaining their health without the cost, risk, and side effects of pills, hormones, and supplements. Qi Gong for Women also contains useful information on addressing women’s physical and spiritual health for physicians, acupuncturists, and doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
North Atlantic Books
; January 2013
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Title: Earth Qi Gong for Women
Author: Tina Chunna Zhang; Earl M.D. Morgan; Chen Xiu M.D. Qin; Michael Milburn
In the press
“Tina Chunna Zhang is a leader in the women's health revolution. Her book empowers women in very practical but powerful ways by putting them in touch with their bodies and the deep qi flowing from the Earth. That is true healing—what the ancient Chinese called ‘Internal Medicine.’” —Michael Winn, founder of Healing Tao USA and co-author of seven books on qi gong with Mantak Chia “Qi gong is immensely valuable for women and Tina Chunna Zhang’s book will help them to reap its benefits.” —Bruce Frantzis, author of Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body and The CHI Revolution