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It's time for another Qigong Challenge! Starting March 6th, Dr. Liliane Papin will be teaching you how to enhance your immune system, detox your liver and make yourself younger and stronger. 

Open to All

No previous experience is required, only an open-mind. Come on out and learn this 5,000 year old tradition for health improvement.

For those who have attended a Qigong challenge in the past, many of the moves will be familiar to you. Dr. Liliane, will review and deepen work on the lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys.  

Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from March 6 - 22nd
Hours: 7am - 8am
Location: Town Park, Patagonia, AZ


  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Arrhythmia,tachycardia or bradycardia
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of concentration and memory
  • Stroke
  • Cardio-vascular accidents

These are some of the all too common symptoms or diseases that refer to our heart and its’ physical or emotional suffering. Actually, within the Oriental model, you cannot distinguish between the two. A broken heart is a reality and hurts our heart organ. A weak heart will make it more difficult to withstand emotional challenges. In the Oriental model, our heart houses our “Shen” or spirit and is always affected by all our emotions while all of our emotions are affected by the health of our heart.

We know from all of our cardiology wards today, that meat, saturated fats, cheese, greasy foods and alcohol are common culprits damaging the delicate drum within our chest. Hearts like light vibrations. They enjoy rivers of blood that flow easily and nourish them with that nutrient rich red color that is the color of a vibrant and healthy heart.

Emotionally, our hearts resonate with warmth, gentle joy, love and zest for life. Oriental medicine associates our hearts with the Fire energy. Our hearts are literally the suns of our body’s inner planetary system. Because they are our inner

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Strengthen your Cardiovascular System

3-week Challenge in the Park

qigong for heartCome join us for another Qigong Challenge. Starting May 30th until June 17, 2016. Meet us in the Patagonia Park from 7am to 8am.

This is a FREE Event!

What is Qigong

Qigong (pronounced “chee gong”) is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps regain vitality, maintain health even into old age and speed recovery from illness. If you are experiencing palpitations, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, and insomnia or sleep disturbances, there are some Qigong Heart exercises which can help improve your heart and circulation.

Qigong is for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a chair if mobility is an issue.


Come Join Dr. Liliane Papin for this 4-day study group. Walk away with the tools you need to heal yourself with Chinese Medicine


  • Sunday February 7th
  • Sunday February 14th
  • Sunday February 21st
  • Sunday February 28th


  • 4 - 6pm


  • East West Holistic Medicine Center in Patagonia (277 McKeown Avenue)


This study group is designed to be open in style. Dr. Papin will be there to answer questions and depending on the interest of the class, will either provide structured lectures on specific topics or answer your questions. 

  • Bring your medical or health questions
  • Bring your case-studies
  • Bring your questions about qigong
  • Come prepared to learn from a Chinese Medicine perspectice


This is a donation-based course. 


Make health part of your resolution because it is the center of your life. As we all discover at some point, without it, everything else falls apart…dreams, projects, travels…In French the traditional New Year greeting is “Bonne année, Bonne santé” (Good year, good health). There is much wisdom in that greeting.

The team of East West Holistic Medicine is here to wish you “Bonne année, bonne santé” and support you in achieving “vibrant health”. The ancient Chinese define as health way beyond the mere absence of symptoms…herbal remedies, food therapy, massage, energy work, acupuncture, online consultations, Qi Gong and Yoga…all of it at your disposal!

Make Qi Gong for Kidney part of your 2016 New Year resolution toward health!

human kidneysJoin us on Monday January 11, the day we are beginning our 3 week challenge and practice of Qi Gong for Kidney. Many of you asked for it, you got it!

The event starts at 7:00 in the park, every morning from Monday through Friday, just like before. Well…if it is really cold, we will compromise this time and practice in the Community Center.

This is a Free event!…the third of its kind in

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Qigong for Kidney ChallengeWe will have our third “Qi Gong challenge” this January. And, yes, as much as possible we will do it outside and do like the Chinese do: wear warm clothes, hats and gloves. Some mornings in October were already cool and we sure had to get our Qi moving at 7:00 in the park! Yet, our hearty Patagonians asked for more and wanted me to organize another challenge in winter…so, here it is: one more in January!

So, come join us! if it really is too cold, we will meet at the Community Center.

What Kidney and Bladder mean in Chinese medicine - beyond the organs

Relationships according to the Wheel of 5 energies:

  • Kidney/Bladder: Water energy
  • Season: winter
  • Color: Deep blue or black
  • Movement: descending, horizontal, inward, quiet
  • Taste: salty
  • Sensory organ and sense: ears and hearing
  • Controls: bones, teeth, spine and marrow, brain
  • Manifests into: hair
  • Functions: regulates sexuality, reproductive and hormonal functions
  • Secretion: urine
  • Positive aspects: humidity, moisture and freshness, body fluids, resilience, fluidity and flexibility, renewal, purification, energy reserve
  • Negative aspects: water retention, inundation, edema, deformation, lack of water, dryness, brittleness, stagnation, decomposition
  • Positive emotions: calm will, intuition, self-confidence, spiritual and ancestral memory, courage and
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