Ways to improve immune system (LOHAS Meridian Exercise)

16 Feb 2012

Recently, there are a few friends of mine, (and their friends as well), were complaining having sore throat, fever and cough.  Some were even down with runny nose.  Some of them have to be on sick leave for almost a week.

Imagine the lost of productivity, fun and enjoyment because of the infection.

Besides drinking water, what other ways can help us to avoid being hit by those unwanted (avoidable) situation is taking pear or watermelon (not suitable for people with weak stomach) when we start to have dry throat or  feeling”heaty”.  Prevention is always better than cure, isn’t?

For the past 8 years, I’ve not been taking such medication because I hardly fell sick. Even if I am sick, I recover within 2 days without medication.  I practised the above method.

Another thing that helps me very much is the LOHAS Meridian Exercises.

LOHAS Meridian Exercises is the essence of LOHAS Meridian Self-Therapy teaching.  It summarized the important teaching into 5~10 min actions.

We designed it with initial intention to help people improve Qi & Blood circulation through a FUN way.

However, as more and more people practice it, they came back to us with feedback such as improvement on digestive system, improve immune system, relieve aches and pain, improve bowel movement, overweight and underweight, high blood pressure, knee joint problem.

For example, there is a corporate trainer, Betty, she has been spending $80+ per month on an US health supplement to improve her bowel movement.  After practicing the LOHAS Meridian Exercise, she totally cut down on that supplement.  On top of that, she can even improve her quality of sleep and start her day with more energy.

Imagine, $80+ per months means almost $1000 saving a year!

Definitely that $1000 can be put into other good use, like travel, gift for one-self or family or simply more saving.

That is the reason we are regularly advocating people to practise LOHAS Meridian Exercise, help people be healthy ans save lots of money.

The beautiful part is, LOHAS Meridian Exercise is simple and easy to learn and yet very useful and effective.

Why LOHAS Meridian Exercises works because it improve the Qi & Blood circulation and thus enhances our internal organs. It focus on many important points of our body to strengthen our meridian.

We designed the movement and sequence such that a 5~10 min LOHAS Meridian Exercise is almost equivalent to 20 min brisk walking.  On top of that, it enhance the flexibility of our joints.

Out motto, ” 5 min a day, happy and healthy always”<

For more information and participants feedback,

The next coming class is 18 Feb (Sat) 4PM-6PM.  $15 per pax. $25 per 2 pax.

Call/sms 90662770 to register now. Book your slot and get your health question answered during the class.
We want you to be healthy and have more enjoyment in life.

Weight management tips for the holiday seasons

21 Jan 2012

The Lunar New Year is around the corner. Many people are looking forward to the new year celebration for various reasons.  It is a time to relax, re-connect with family members and friends.  Of course, some would take this opportunity to liberate themselves for more food, drinks and even gambling.

It’s inevitable that we tend to have more opportunities to have food in take. Staying slim and enjoy food at the same time seems impossible. Isn’t it true?  Is it?

If we choose to believe what had happened to us in the past, the above claim seems like a fact.  However, the good news is that there is a saying, “the past does not reflect the future”.

First of all, it is all about our choice.  It’s up to us whether we think staying slim is important for us in this season.  Many would have easily give up and crumple to their old thinking and beliefs – “festive season, I will sure gain weight”.    So, somehow it is a self full filling prophecy for themselves.

First we have to make a decision to stay slim without sacrificing the food we love.

Secondly, we need to know what it means to us if we achieve this.  If it doesn’t have any strong significance to us, chances are, we will fall back to our old habit of over-indulgent.

Thirdly, is to be really eat slowly and enjoy the food rather then just putting the food into our mouth unconsciously while we were chatting with our friends.  If you taste the flavor of the food or cookies, chances are you will enjoy the food more without over eating.  In fact, if you find something nice, praise your friends (or whoever made it) for their great cooking skills.  You will be more likable too.

A good test whether you really eat slowly and enjoy the food is to ask yourself, “what did I had for my previous meal, how does it taste? Which dishes I like most?”  If you can answer within a second or two, then it is highly that you are enjoying your food.

With this you will not be over-eating because you are more satisfied compared to just mere swallowing them without tasting them. This is one of the important techniques in the Ultimate Slimming Intensive Program (USP-i) too.

In USP-i, participants gets to learn many techniques to enjoy food without gaining weight, including meridian self-massage and easy steps to burn exta calorie.  At the end of the USP-i, participants will set their Autopilot Slimming Program so that they have sustainable weight lost.

Another good way that works for me when I am full (and don’t feeling like eating) but don’t want to offend the overwhelming gesture of relative is to hold a piece of cookies or goodies without eating it.  And when I am holding that piece, I put a “full” meaning to that piece of food.  So long as your hand is holding something, chances are you will not be stuffed with new food.

Of course, if you really eat too much than you can digest.  A good 10~15min walk about is away to make you feel better (not so bloated) at the same time  help you to burn some calories.

Last but not least, if you really gain weight during this holiday season, it is a good time to attend Ultimate Slimming Intensive Program (USPi) by Beacon LOHAS.

Wishing you have a good lunar new year celebration.  Huat-ah! 😀

*Huat-ah = is a local way of celebrating and anticipating good luck together*

LOHAS DIGEST 28 – One word that makes the difference

Dear friends of Beacon LOHAS,

I’ve just came back from Hong Kong trip together with my family members.

Frankly speaking, Hong Kong has not been in my list of top holiday destination.

However, my instinct just told me to go for it because my parents may need my help there.

It’s also a time together with family.

It was an interesting trip for me because I had the chance to experience “slowness” in Hong Kong, a word which is almost alien to a busy and fast pace Hong Kong.

For the most part of my eight days trip, I had to walk along with my dad who is overweight with high blood pressure and diabetes.

The first day upon arrival, he complained knee pain after some walking or after climbing one or two storey.  This was the least thing we expected including my brother who has been living together with him for years.

My father had to take a rest after a short distance walk – less than 200m.  When climbing stairs, his knee would hurt and give way after climbing the stairs.  Most of the time in our trip, my siblings, mother and nephews were walking far ahead of us while my father and I were “snail-ing” our way towards the destination.  His blood pressure shot up to 210/90 for the most of the trip.

He would belongs into “Blood Stagnation Group” in our Eat According To Your Body Type workshop

On the other hand, my mother was able to follow her two grandsons to roam around at interesting places, shopping, look for place to enjoy dim sum, carry her own luggage, taking photos, having fun at the ride in Disney Land with her two dearest grandsons, at her age of 71.

My father is 74 and my mother is 71.  Their age difference was not wide apart but their health status and mobility can be equate to heaven and earth.  If there is only one word that describes what sets them apart, I would put it the word “ownership”.

My father put the ownership of his health to the pharmacist, doctors and other people.  During his daily routine in Penang, he drives and rides motor cycle (no matter how short the distance).  He was regular drinkers when he was young.  Many times, he takes two portions of meals, no matter how late.

I still remember, there is one night in Hong Kong, he took one bowl of porridge and one bowl of wanton noodle around 11pm. His traditional way of thinking, having lunch or dinner means he has to stuff himself until he really full.  He believes taking pills is the only way to make him healthy.  He takes 7 pills every morning and night.  His medical bill is $200 – $300.  Throughout the whole Hong Kong trip, I reminded (nagged) him, “The best person to take care of your health is yourself, just be more active daily”.

My mother, after much influence from me over the past two years proudly show off her results to me.  She practices many of the techniques that taught in LOHAS Meridian Self-Therapyworkshop, Kaizen-Stepping concept and Four Golden Principles in Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop.  She told me that she no longer takes glucosamine for very long but her knee is feeling much better and flexible.  She does self-massaging and Kaizen-Stepping anytime and anywhere. She even did it when she was queuing at immigration checkpoint.

She shares the same thinking with me, spending time waiting for queue number in clinic and hospital is a waste of time and money.  Relies on medication means less freedom to her.  Clearly, she takes “ownership” of her health and takes conscious simple effort.  Thus, she enjoyed very much of the Hong Kong trip together with the two energetic grandsons.

With the two different results happening under one roof, it is a good reminder for me about what kind of health status I want to have when I am 70~80 years old.  Clearly, I want to take “ownership” of my health.

Year 2012 is just around the corner, let us makes conscious effort and take ownership, let us be healthy and healthier for the future.   Let start simple – have an active lifestyle, walk more, step more, move around more, of course LOHAS meridian exercise more.

Have a happy and healthy year ahead

~~~~~~~ as written in 28 Dec 2011~~~~~~~~~~

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Truth about successful slimming

6 Oct 2011

We had just finished our Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop on 5 Oct 2011.
It was a small class with lots of learning for the everybody.

During one of the tea break (yes, we still eat normally when our topic is on slimming), one of the participants curiously asked the other participants an important question.

She said to her classmate, “I don’t really understand and I am very curious. You seems to be very health conscious, you prepared your own healthy lunch, you practise Tai-Ji regularly, you seems to be a discipline person, how come you size it still….”, at this moment, she make a gesture of “round shape”.

I was glad that she asked the very important question to her classmate, even though it is during the tea break. This is exactly what Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop all about.

Many a times, we see those “health conscious” people around us, they seems to do the “right” things but their shape or weight seems to show otherwise.

In Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop, participants are taught the very important and profound FOUR GOLDEN PRINCIPLES. This FOUR GOLDEN PRINCIPLES allows the participants to enjoy the food and stay slim at the same time.  The truth is – it is not what we eat that matters, but how we eat it! We really need to enjoy food rather the using our mind to control what we eat or how much we should eat.

In fact, the more we practise, the more freedom we have for our choices of food.

If participants allow themselves to unlearn and relearn, these principles are fairly easy to practise, . For example, one of the things we teach is eat when you are hungry. Simple and easy isn’t it?

I am glad that it was a small group session so that the information hungry (keen learner) get to ask THE question that was bothering her.

In fact, there were many enlightening moment for all participants. They discovered THE FUNDAMENTAL things that stopping them to achieve their SLIMMING GOAL. They get to discover their “little voice” that is not supporting their slimming journey.

As I mention in every slimming workshop, it is not only the LOHAS meridian massage techniques that I am going to share, but participants get to learn much more on the important things and self-discovery that give them CLARITY to their slimming goal. They discover the truth about successful slimming!

May all of them have more clarity as they practise their customised slimming program. CLARITY leads to POWER, POWER is the ability to ACT.

Of course the true learning (truth) comes when they really put their new knowledge into practice.  I wish them having a FUN DISCOVERY and HEALTHY slimming journey.

LOHAS Meridian Massage Workshop – Sep 2011

26 Sep 2011

Our two Sunday LOHAS Meridian Massage (Comprehensive) Workshop was completed on 25 Sep 2011.

It was a great learning session for Lina, Margaret Tan, Doris and Magaret.

As the trainer went through the basic information about meridian in the first few hours of the lesson, all of them discovered what area of their health they can improve further.  A common problem for many is stiff neck and shoulder, lack of sleep, overweight or underweight, low blood or high blood pressure.

This workshop covered comprehensively on the meridians with many hands-on and self-discovery exercises.  All of them discovered further as we go along exploring the meridians system.  For example, Doris not only knows how to take care of herself better, she also learn ways to help her very underweight mother too.  In fact, since she last finished her Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop with us, her perspective changes and automatically she didn’t take oily food and she lost 3kg withing a month. This is power of knowledge and education.

Of course, when coming to the afternoon session when we really put everything together into practice, that is the most fun and enjoyable section for all, especially those hard working mothers.  They get to practise refresh, recharge and rejuvenate.

As they finished the class, even though we ended late, they have a good experiential learning.  Of course, all the two days training is to prepare them for their real life routine.  It’s is important for them to keep on practising on the daily basis.

We will see them soon when we have our support group gathering on 8 Oct 2011.