We’ve Been Published!

Lynn Ma of the Examiner has published an article about the Traditional Chinese Medicine series! I’ve attached them here, for all of you to see.

Thank you so much to all of you; none of this would be possible without you!

Traditional Chinese medicine discussion series in ‘Second Life’

Every Tuesdays at 7 p.m. SL Time/PST, there is an in-depth discussion series on traditional Chinese Medicine at “Second Life”. The discussions are held by Chraeloos at the Peaceful Dragon Oriental Medicine Center on Tolkien; and usually last about an hour. The owner of the Center, is Xandria Winterwolf , who is a qualified practitioner and helps out with the events. Chraeloos credits Xandria Winterwolf for the Center’s existence, “It was her vision to create this center in SL, and it’s her vision that keeps it going”.

Various topics in the field of Chinese Medicine are covered at the Discussion Series. These include Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Acupuncture, Yin-Yang, and Five Elements. During the discussion, participants can ask questions about any health concerns, the practice, or the notes given at the discussions. The discussions are free, however donations are always welcomed.

According to Chraeloos, “the discussions usually start with an introduction to the topic, and then after about half an hour or so, it is open for discussion”. Many visuals are also used to help the participants have a better understanding of the topic. After a few weeks of discussions on the topic, interactive activities are incorporated into the series. Then, the next topic is discussed in the series. Chraeloos says that “In Chinese Medicine all the theories are connected, so every topic leads into the next. By introducing the topic and then letting people explore it on their own, I think it creates a deeper understanding of the entire philosophy and practice.”

When inquired about if there is anything she would like to share with the readers of the Examiner, Chraeloos noted that the center is continually expanding; and trying to create a place where people can learn about and practice all types of oriental healing. “We’re in the midst of having a reiki class, tai chi class, and possible remote healing class as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine class. We hope to spread knowledge about this ancient system of medicine that has been sadly pushed aside by Western medicine, despite very similar effective techniques in the traditions of India, Persia, medieval Europe, and native North and South American tribes.”

Chraeloos stated that all of these techniques have been proven to be highly effective. “Not only does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have little to no side effects, it has been known to keep people at their optimal balance, therefore extending their lifespan to 100+ years (as seen throughout history; records of such evidence go back approximately five thousand years).”

According to Chraeloos, “the idea of TCM is to have the patient maintain their health (balance), which is a life style choice made not by the doctor, but by the patient. The doctors of TCM focus on the patient’s whole body and environment when diagnosing a problem (imbalance) and aim to help the patient understand how to maintain their overall health, instead of focusing on the specific area of the problem as is done in Western medicine. They believe the body and mind are bridged by an infinite energy that exists in everything; living and nonliving. In believing this, they practice keeping all aspects of the body, mind, and energy in check by eating foods suited to their body types, practicing energy manipulation techniques (tui na, qi gong, meditation, tai chi, acupuncture, etc.), and living wholesome lives.”

The center hopes to provide each and every person the opportunity to learn about traditional Chinese medicine in order to enhance both their spiritual and physical lives.

Overall, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Discussion Series is a great class for the interested “Second Life” resident. It is also great for beginning and intermediate level practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

To learn more about the event, please IM Chraeloos in “Second Life” or join Chraeloos’ group (Chrae’s Philosophy and Literature) in “Second Life”.

If you do not have a “Second Life” account, please read our Examiner article on creating a free or paid account at “Second Life.”

Many thanks to Chraeloos for taking the time from her busy schedule to be interviewed by the Examiner.

Interview profile of Chraeloos of ‘Second Life’

Who is Chraeloos of “Second Life”? Chraeloos hosts theTraditional Chinese Medicine Discussion Series in “Second Life” every Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. SL Time/PST. The discussion series are held at the Peaceful Dragon Oriental Medicine Center on Tolkien. Here, the Center hosts a number of discussion topics including, Taoism, TraditionalChinese Medicine (TCM), Herbs, Acupuncture, Yin-Yang , and Five Elements.

Although Chraeloos is not currently a doctor of Chinese medicine, she is currently studying towards it. Chraeloos assists Xandria Winterwolf , who is the owner of the Center; and a qualified practitioner who helps out with the events. Both of them have a great relationship, and Chraeloos credits Xandria Winterwolf of “having taught her a lot about the practice and philosophy of TCM; and of having taught many others, with her help.”

Chraeloos also has experience practicing traditional Chinese medicine on herself, family, and friends “although within boundaries – obviously not prescribing things”. Among other things, Chraeloos also “practices qi gong, tai chi, meditation, herbal medicine, tui na, massage therapy, accupressure, etc.” on herself, family and friends. She is very knowledgeable on the various branches of traditional Chinese medicine. Overall, Chraeloos is one of the most knowledgeable and talented people you can meet in “Second Life.”

To learn more about the Traditional Chinese Medicine Discussion Series, please read our article on the Examiner.

Many thanks to Chraeloos for taking the time from her busy schedule to be interviewed by the Examiner.

Thank you so much to everyone at the Examiner, especially Lynn, who helped out with this. It’s very much appreciated!


2 thoughts on “We’ve Been Published!

  1. Great post! I love these classes…great information. Thank you!

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