Qigong helps breast cancer patients recover

Breast cancer patients are finding that the rhythmic breathing and stretching techniques of the Guo Lin qigong exercise system can help with their recovery.

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012, 12:00am

Breathing room

A nine-month study of qigong announced recently may give Hong Kong cancer patients, their families and oncologists a new way to improve their quality of life.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Elderly tai chi experts guide you through the first steps of a lifelong journey

Tai Chi Trainer US$1.99 Rating 8/10

I believe that as a general rule, you only see older people doing tai chi because it takes that long to learn how to do it. But as Dr Paul Lam, creator of the Tai Chi Trainer app, says: 'A journey of 1,000 miles starts with the first step.'

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


New age parenting

Michelle Harris facilitates a monthly mums and tots group. Today, 10.30am-noon, New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$450. Inquiries: 2810 8694

Off with the fairies

Rosina Maria Arquati leads a Night With Fairies workshop. Today, 7.15pm-10pm, New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$300. Inquiries: 2810 8694

23 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Power play

Tameer Barnslee gives a free introductory talk on energy boosting. Today, 7.15-8.30pm, New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo; personal consultations HK$1,500/90min. Inquiries: 2810 8694

Mind games

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Learn to relax

Miconia Chan offers free relaxation meditation. Today, 6pm-6.45pm, Yoga Central, 4/F Kai Kwong Hse, 13 Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2982 4308

First level

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Qigong classes helping heart patients physically and mentally

The ancient Chinese healing practice of qigong is helping cardiac patients to fight coronary heart disease and improve their mental and physical health, they say.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Out of sync

In April last year Han Guangsheng moved to Hong Kong from Beijing - to teach qigong. The classes at his new centre in Yau Ma Tei are part of a boom in qigong in Hong Kong as more people turn to traditional methods to stay healthy and cure disease.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Something in the air

Jac Vidgen offers free introductory talks on the Buteyko breathing method, ahead of workshops. Today, 8pm-10pm, G122A, 109 Repulse Bay Rd; Sept 9, 11am-12.30pm, Studio Sai Kung, 1/F, 28 Man Nin St; Sept 10, 7pm-9pm, Adventure Centre, 3/F Kai Kwong Commercial Bldg, 332 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9378 5185

Detox in Thailand

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Focus on fitness

Lawrence Tse gives a free talk on qigong fitness. Today, 6.30pm-8pm, Shakti Healing Circle, 3/F Waga Commercial Centre, 99 Wellington St, Central. Inquiries: 2521 5099

Calm and collected

Free 20-minute meditation and de-stressing sessions. Tomorrow, 11.30am; Aug 15, 1pm, Mysteries, 1/F, 2 Shelly St, Central. Inquiries: 3102 9389

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Quit or cash back Peter Armstrong leads a stop- smoking workshop (with money-back guarantee). Today, Mon, 1pm-7pm, 20/F Central Tower,

28 Queen's Road Central, HK$2,400 per session. Inquiries: 9273 2837

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Keep the peace

TAKE A DEEP breath and relax. For many, that's easier said than done, particularly when you live in a city where people work 10 hours a day, get minimal sleep and rarely take a decent holiday.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Of course

Qigong beginner's course, every Tuesday between Jul 18 and Aug 22, 6pm-7pm, Helena May, 1 Garden Rd, Central. $780 (members), $840 (guests). Inquiries: 6055 5387

Natural beat

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Many ways to get over the dark days

WHEN MARGARET DUBAY Mikus - author of the book As Easy As Breathing, the story of her struggle and triumph over cancer - was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, her first reaction was one of fear.

She had just recovered from multiple sclerosis the year before and felt betrayed and abandoned by the news, calling it 'the dark night of her soul'.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am


Qigong and on

English qigong beginners classes every Friday from today until June 23, 12.30pm-1.30pm, the Helena May, Garden Rd, Central, $840 for all seven lessons or $150 per class. Inquiries: 6055 5387

Baby steps

12 May 2006 - 12:00am