Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Students of Tai Chi Master Yang Cheng Fu

Last week I came across an interview of Yang Jun on a Bay area Chinese TV station (see: One statement that Yang Jun made was that his great grandfather (Yang Cheng Fu) had two notable students, Cheng Man Ching and Dong Ying Jie. Cheng Man Ching came to the US to teach and was very well known. Dong Ying Jie stayed in China. I wasn't familiar with his name. I later realized that he is known in the USA as Tung Ying Chieh. There are some video's of Dong Ying Jie on youtube but his name is written in an older style as "Tung Ying Chieh". Here's a link showing his Tai Chi form:

Here's a link to a video of Cheng Man Jing:

It's interesting to compare the two since they were both students and classmates under the tutelage of Yang Cheng Fu. By watching them you would think they had different teachers!

Finally, here's a video of Tung Hu Ling. His father was Tung Ying Kit and was also a student of Yang Cheng Fu. I found a bio on Tung Hu Ling and it stated he learned from his father but was also tutored by Yang Cheng Fu but he must have been very young when that happened. He was born in 1917 and Yang Cheng fu passed away in 1936. In any event I like his Tai Chi.

Review: The Diabetes Cure by Dr. David Pearson

Dr. David Pearson, an independent medical researcher, has written a book called The Diabetes Cure (See: This book provides in-depth information on diabetes and explains the different types of diabetes, how it is caused, and how to treat it. Dr. Pearson points out that prescriptions drugs do not cure diabetes (or any other modern ailment for that matter). Drugs only help control diabetes which is to the financial advantage of the drug companies that make the medication. He also talks about the natural diet of man and suggests that our ancestors ate fruit more often than meat or grains. Suggestions and recipes for a diet that will help cure your diabetes are given.
Dr. Pearson also has a recipe for a Diabetes Cure Powder. This powder is made from a number of Chinese herbal extracts. Most of the herbs are easy to find. In fact, you can get the premade formula from East Earth Trade Winds (See: They have the complete formula less one herb, chicory, which is not used in Chinese medicine. They are trying to locate a sources of the chicory so that they can offer all the herbs in the formula. East Earth Trade Winds calls the Diabetes Cure Powder the "DC Formula". (They  do not make any claims regarding the use or effectiveness of this formula.)
If you have diabetes you should read Dr. Pearson's book. He offers a simple way to help lower your blood sugar and bring you diabetes under control. It's worth a try!
By the way, a few other companies sell this formula with the  price ranging from $50-$75.00. East Earth Trade Winds has a very fair price at only $36.90 for a month's supply.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Using Sanjiu Herbal Extract Powders

Sanjiu herbal extract powders are easy to use. You can use single herbs or make a complex formula with the individual herb packets. All you have to do is choose the herb or herbs you want to make into a tea. Empty them into a cup, add hot water, stir, and drink. Depending on the concentration of the formula you can put them into 1-3 cups of water. If you use three cups of water you would drink one cup three times a day.

For a list of Sanjiu herbs go to:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Tai Chi for Better Health

In the ancient Chinese medical text entitled the "Huang Di Nei Jing" (circa 200BC) it was said that giving someone medicine after they became sick was like digging a well after they became thirsty or going to war and then making weapons. The idea was that it was easier to prevent illness rather than treat it developed early as a part of Chinese medical philosophy and became part of Chinese culture. To this end Chinese physicians instructed people in diet and exercise in what we would describe today as "preventative medicine".
The development of movement routines came about with the realization that exercise was necessary to prevent disease.....

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Origin of the Name Fo-ti

The Origin of the Name Fo-ti:
  Many websites repeat the legend that "The name Fo Ti was given to the plant by a marketer in the early 1970s for the American herb business." If this was true then why the name Fo-ti? The Chinese name for Polygonum Multiflorum is "He shou wu". Fo-ti doesn't sound anything like that name and has no meaning in Chinese. Our East Earth Trade Winds herbalist says that one of his Chinese herb class teachers at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture (around 1982) told the following story about the origins of the name Fo-ti.
There was a discussion about a powerful herb, Fu zi (aconite), between a Chinese herbalist and an American. On learning that this herb could strengthen the heart, kidneys, and adrenal function the American wanted to buy it. The Chinese herbalist fearing that the American would injure himself or others because he wouldn't understand or appreciate how to use it properly sold him Polygonum Multiflorum instead. This "Fu zi" or "Fo ti" as it became known was still a powerful tonic herb but Polygonum multiflorum is very safe to use. The herb was marketed as Fo-ti and became popular and to this day it is known in the USA as "Fo-ti".

Friday, November 21, 2014


Ginseng is the most famous of the Oriental herbs. Ginseng strengthens the body's vitality. It enhances the psychic centers. It clears the spiritual vision. The classical herbal texts say that this enhanced strength can be used for any task.  Known for boosting energy and stamina, it traditionally is said to strengthen the Lungs and Spleen and improve the digestive system. Research has shown that it speeds the transmission of nerve impulses, increases endurance, and strengthens conditioned reflexes. It has also been shown to have many anti-stress capabilities. On the basis of tests done on 1,500 Rusian athletes it was reported that ginseng helps to increase stamina, endurance and concentration, and improves the reflexes. Oriental soldiers at war used ginseng to increase resistance to combat fatigue and shock.
If you want high quality ginseng roots we recommend purchasing through East Earth Trade Winds.