Spring Fasting and Daily Taichi with Dr. Jack Fu
From March 4 to March 25, 2023, Dr. Jack Fu will hold an online health boot camp focusing on spring detoxing and energy fasting. During the 21 days of the bootcamp, Dr. Fu will teach the ancient Taoist practice of Bigu ( 辟谷), complimented with daily Qigong and Taichi practice. Through this consistent and intensive training, Dr. Fu will guide you to reboot your digestive system, train the body-mind to collect and obtain energy from nature rather than relying on food only, and reach higher efficiency in both physical and mental functions.
A licensed acupuncturist in California, Dr. Xueli (Jack) Fu is also the president of the American Institute of Martial Arts and Integrative Medicine, and two-time world Tai Chi champion. As a recognized expert in his field, Dr. Fu is a firm believer and practitioner of chi energy fasting, especially in the springtime when the Yang energy is rising in the human body and in nature. After successfully holding many classes of spring fasting, Dr. Fu is opening this year’s bootcamp online, so you can benefit from this antient method without leaving your house.
Please come and check it out from the FREE public seminar on February 25th this Saturday, starting at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (Zoom meeting ID: 868 5915 0816, Passcode: 1314). Dr. Fu can answer your questions and advice whether it is suitable for you to join this spring bootcamp!
In Taoist practice, "Bigu" (辟谷) practice involves abstaining from grains and other staple foods. The term "Bigu" literally means "avoiding grains." Instead of converting food to energy, the practice teaches you how to collect chi energy from nature, through exercises like Qigong and Taichi. The purpose of Bigu fasting is to cultivate the body's inner energy and promote physical and spiritual well-being. Traditional Chinese medicine also thinks over-consuming heavy foods not only burden the digestive system but also interfere with the body's natural flow of energy. Bigu fasting has been used for thousands of years to purify the body and mind, eliminate toxins and impurities, and reset the digestive system for better functions. It is no wonder that many cultures and faith traditions also use fasting for similar purposes.
In recent years this antient practice of fasting has regaining popularity as studies have shown more and more health benefits. The most important benefit is improved metabolic health, help regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and help promote fat burning. Fasting can show to enhance immune functions by reducing inflammation and promoting white cells production. Studies even show that fasting promotes the growth of new nerve cells in the brain, improve cognitive function, and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline. It is no wonder that research has linked eating only 70% full as a main factor associated with longevity.
Come and find out whether Bigu fasting is a suitable method for you to jump start your health and wellness this year! All TCCII students are invites you to our public seminar, to be held in both English and Chinese on Saturday Feb 25, 8pmPST, and consult Dr. Fu ahead of time whether this Spring Bootcamp is designed just for YOU!