How to Emit Qi from Your Hands

This exercise is designed to develop the therapeutic usage of qi by emitting qi from the lǎo gōng (PC-8) point in the center of the palms. As stated above, it’s important to first learn and practicing the wú jí stance with dan t’ian breathing, since these exercises are done in that …

Free Chicago Qigong Class

Free Chicago Qigong Class If you’re looking for a free Chicago qigong class then this is perfect. Due to the partnership between the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – Chicago  and Focus Tai Chi, we are able to continue to offer these classes to the public for free. Find us on meetup.com! …

First Aid and CPR

This term is almost over and next term I’ll be doing my first round on the clinic floor. For your first term on the floor you only observe and get used to how things are done and how the things you’ve learned in the classroom apply to treating patients. We …

TCM Points Location

Learning TCM points location can seem like a daunting task but that’s why I’m glad I’m learning it at PCOM. TCM Points Location I’m a little past halfway through the Points Location 1 class. First we learned the basics and concepts of where the channels run and how they interract …

Iron Palm

Whether you are doing kung fu or taiji as a martial art or for health you should think about doing some iron palm training. Doing this training properly will not only accomplish the obvious thing of making your hands stronger for striking things but it can also help to densify …

Integrated Medicine

Integrated Medicine I am studying for my DAOM at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at their Chicago location. What that really means is that I am studying what we like to call integrated medicine. While our focus is on Oriental treatment methods we also learn how we can fit …

Oriental Medicine

I’ve started my second term going part time at PCOM studying to be a doctor of Oriental medicine. At this point I am just putting my head down and digging in for the long haul. I could get through the program faster if I’d come up to full time but …

World Tai Chi Day in Chicago

World Tai Chi Day in Chicago Focus Tai Chi and The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) are happy to announce a public event we’re calling World Tai Chi Day 2016. If you want to learn some tai chi or qigong then you should plan to spend World Tai Chi …