Tuesday, May 26, 2015

You, Me and Our Allergies

You, Me and Our Allergies

 While spring is a time to welcome warm days, and enjoy the greening of nature, it is also the time many of us suffer from allergies. According to Webster’s dictionary, an allergy is an abnormal or pathological reaction to environmental substances. These environmental substances can be dust, foods, and microorganisms in bad quality air. New York’s air is not good during any season, but when April showers create May flowers the big P is the most feared.

Pollens are the dust-like yellow grains containing the male reproductive cells of flowering plants. A pollen count is the average number of pollen grains in a standard volume of air at a particular time and place. For many, a high pollen count will mean congestion, itching, red eyes and a runny nose. You can add a little sneezing too. If you are a blood type O like me, you may also suffer from respiratory problems like bronchitis during this time of year. So what should we do?

Here are some suggestions. Pick up a copy of Dr. Peter J. D’Amato’s book, Eat Right 4 Your Type. Dr. D’Amato provides individualized diets for each of the four blood types. If you know your blood type you can pick up a smaller, individualized pocketbook for your blood type that lists foods that help you and foods you should avoid. If you don’t know your type, check with your doctor, your mother, or D’Amato’s web site, www.4yourtype.com, for a kit that allows you to determine your blood type.

Laura Abadsantos-Rogers (also known as master Ji) director of the New York Ki Energy Center (www.kienergycenter.com) treats allergy sufferers like me with combinations of Homeopathic remedies along with special DNA blood type diet recommendations which are safe natural without side effects. Some of the over the counter and prescription allergy drugs can be more harmful then helpful, just read the label that describes the possible side effects.

Ki Energy treatments can also be very affective during the spring allergy season. I love summer; I enjoy walking in nature but like many of you I pay the price with watery eyes, a running nose and congestion. If you would like to address your spring allergy problem naturally call the Ki Center at 917 806-1801 and make an appointment with master Ji; don’t let you allergies take away the wonderful days of spring and summer.


Chunsoo is the name of an ancient Korean Taoist healing method used to address health issues. Taoist masters use sound vibration and touch to reduce stress in the people that they treat. The technique also known as heavily (Chun) hands (Soo) allows the practitioner to decrease the vibration of the conscious mind and increase the vibration of the subconscious mind.  Korean Taoist masters are trained to administer the Ki Energy Chunsoo technique as part of their initiation into this centuries old Korean Taoist healing society.  

When the vibration of the conscious mind is decreased it goes from the stressful beta brain wave vibration to the more relaxed alpha brain wave vibration. Alpha brain waves are a sign of relaxed activity in your brain. Alpha brain waves vibrate between the frequency 8Hz – 12Hz. This high frequency is the healthiest brain wave range. Meditation, yoga and tai chi are excellent techniques to use for increasing alpha brain wave activity if done correctly.

A fifteen minute Ki Energy Chunsoo treatment is the equivalent of a half hour of meditating correctly. The increased vibration of the subconscious mind in the alpha state will enhance the immune system’s ability to address harmful blockages caused by stress. It is for this reason Ki Energy Chunsoo treatments have been used to treat; back pain, insomnia, anxiety, arthritis, high blood pressure, PMS and a number of other stress related illnesses.

Creative people such as artist and musicians usually have high alpha brain wave activity. Children also have a very high alpha brain wave frequency.  Chunsoo treatments have also been useful in assisting individuals in problem solving with creative options. We are now moving into a period of universal energy shifts where the alpha brain wave thought pattern will become a more valuable tool for survival then a beta brain thought vibrational frequency.

As the saying goes there are many roads to Rome, and there are many ways to learn how to increase your alpha brainwave frequency, meditation is probably the best. The problem is, most people have difficulty in reaching the alpha state when attempting to learn how to meditate. It is almost impossible to get somewhere if you don’t know where you are going. One of the many benefits of a Chunsoo treatment is to experience what it is like being in an alpha brain dominated state of mind. After experiencing this state of being a few times looking for it when learning yoga, tai chi or how to meditate will not be has frustrating. You will know where you want to be you just have to select the best method of getting there.

The New York Ki Energy Center is now in Harlem and one of the few locations in the country where you can receive a traditional Korean Taoist Chunsoo treatment. I was taught the Chunsoo technique while training to become a Taoist masters in the mountains of South Korea. If you would like to experience a Chunsoo treatment call me directly at 646 329-6727 or send an email to life@theway2wellness.info   If you visit my blog at www.theartofwarogers.info   you will find articles posted on Ki treatments and training at our Harlem location. 

Essential Anatomy

Essential Anatomy
Some of the best Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners participated in Harlem’s 8th annual World Tai Chi and Qigong day that was took place on the plaza of St. Nicholas Park April 25th. The event serves as the kick of the annual Harlem Holistic Wellness Week celebration. I always learn from many of the masters and this year was no exception. Grand Master Michael Roberson who was one of the first  disciples of my teacher Grand Master Leon “Major” Wallace was there and after giving him a Ki Energy Chunsoo treatment, he gave me a wonderful  gift a book titled “Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts” by Marc Tedeschi.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in doing body work but more importantly those who practice any form of martial arts. Many are not aware that the foundation of the martial arts was and still should be healing. The commercialization of the martial arts thanks to Hollywood, has taken away some of the basic concepts of the true spirit of martial arts training.  All too often the focus is on winning tournaments and belt ranking. In ancient times more people would seek out martial arts masters for health reason rather the self-defense training.

The interesting concepts in the Tedeschi book gives the reader detailed information on pressure points that can be used to magnify the effect of strikes or holds or to accelerate the healing of injuries. Ancient healing traditions in China, Korea and Japan viewed the body as a complex network of energy channels called meridians, which are paths for distributing vital energy (called Chi in China and Ki in Korea and Japan) throughout the body.

Many of these meridians run close to the surface of the body and have locations called acupoints.  Acupoints are small external points that run along the meridian paths that can be used by a practitioner to regulate the flow of vital energy though out the body to help or to harm. Understanding how the body works is just as important for an upper ranked martial artist as it is for a wellness practitioner. The Tedeschi book provides charts and explanations for both.

While training in South Korea to become a Taoist master, I was often told that it takes a greater skill to save a life then to take a life. I know that my continued study of Marc Tedeschi’s wonderful text “Essential Anatomy” will improve my healing abilities but it will also allow me to become a better martial artist. For more information on this subject please call 646 329-6727 my direct line at the Ki Wellness Center.