Site Overview

The www.dontow.com is the website of Don M. Tow. It contains articles in three topical categories (or pages): Political/Social Commentary, Taiji, and Other Topics.  Currently, a new release of this website is published usually every three months.  The website also has a fourth category “Soccer” about the soccer book that I published in 2006.

Any article in a particular category can be accessed via the corresponding category on the menu bar at the top of the page.  Any article in a particular release can be accessed via the corresponding release on the right sidebar.

This website began in October 2006, and the website has been redesigned twice, once in October 2008, and the second time in November 2009.

We welcome comments from readers.  Readers can directly submit their comments at the end of any article.

Several Examples of Qigong Self Massage Exercises

In the previous March 2016 Release of my website, the article “What Is Qigong?” provides a classification structure of four components of Qigong exercises:

  • Lower Abdominal Breathing (also called Dan Tian Breathing)
  • Collecting Qi, Dispelling Qi, or Focusing Qi
  • Circulating Qi (Standing or Moving Meditation)
  • Self-Healing Exercises and Other Integrated Qigong Sets

We also gave a few examples of the fourth category “Self-Healing Exercises and Other Integrated Qigong Sets,” such as Paida Therapy (拍打自愈法), Tuina Massage Exercises (推拿), and Eight Silk Brocade (八段錦).  This article describes several examples of Tuina Massage Exercises.

There is a very large number of Tuina Massage Exercises (also known as Qigong Self Massage Exercises or just self massage exercises).  We selected half a dozen self massage exercises to describe in this article.
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U.S.-Japan Partnership: Partnership for What?

The U.S. was founded 240 years ago based on freedom and democracy.  It is supposed to serve as a beacon of hope for people who want to seek justice and to right past wrongs.  However, if we examine the U.S.-Japan relationship since the end of WWII, especially that relationship in recent years, we can only come to the conclusion that the U.S.-Japan partnership is not a partnership that Americans should be proud of.  As a matter of fact, it is the opposite of that beacon of hope for people who want to seek justice and to right past wrongs.  This article discusses the reason for that conclusion.
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