Tai Ji Men Hosts 2022 Lunar New Year Gatherings, Bringing Good Luck and Blessings to the World

“Conscience is the key to a successful life.” ~ Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, Zhang-men-ren (grandmaster) of Tai Ji Men

Tai Ji Men Lunar New Year Gathering 2022

Tai Ji Men held jubilant Lunar New Year celebrations online, spreading blessings and kind wishes to the world.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Worldwide Tai Ji Men Qigong Academies held joyful “Lunar New Year Celebrations” online from February 13 to 20, 2022, featuring festive cultural performances, such as Celestial Officials Bestowing Blessings, rhythmic storytelling, martial arts presentations, and energetic dance to shower people with happy energy. At the beginning of the Year of the Tiger, Tai Ji Men dizi (disciples) shared with everyone an abundance of good fortune and five treasures–health, wealth, wisdom, happiness, and joy. For these jubilant events, Tai Ji Men received congratulatory messages from over 700 dignitaries, including those from heads of state, ambassadors of various countries, U.S. Congress members, California state senators, other elected officials in the United States, Taiwan’s Presidential Office, Ministry of Justice, legislators, heads of counties and cities, representatives from all walks of life, scholars, religious leaders, and leaders of cultural organizations and media outlets.

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, Zhang-men-ren (grandmaster) of Tai Ji Men, stated, “Conscience is the key to a successful life. All of our actions must be guided by our conscience. We take steps to make our plans and wishes a reality, and we continue to work toward our objectives while reviewing and improving our plans and ourselves. The accumulation of good deeds will eventually allow us to progress in life in leaps and bounds, giving our lives immense and lasting value.”

In celebration of the arrival of the Year of the Tiger, Tai Ji Men presented various exhilarating cultural performances to spread good energy and blessings, including a dance drama based on an ancient legend of “The Carp Leaping Dragon Gate,” which has a profound meaning and is meant to encourage people to persevere and insist on doing what is right on their life journeys. With conscience, wisdom, and fortitude, as the drama depicts, people will achieve their goals and attain happiness despite the obstacles and challenges along the way.

The celebration also included a reenactment of Judge Bao Qingtian’s story. A group of Tai Ji Men dizi dressed as Judge Bao and his gallant assistants combined qigong, martial arts, and theater in a powerful performance that inspired the viewers to usher in a brighter future for themselves and the world by following in the footsteps of these ancient sages and knights-errant who acted with conscience, protected justice, and combated corruption.

“Run forward! Run forward! We have a bright future ahead of us!” The exhilarating “Celestial Horse Dance” was performed by a group of Tai Ji Men youth, who wished that everyone would fearlessly do good deeds in the Year of the Tiger! To foster cultural diversity and mutual respect, beautiful songs in different languages representing various nations and ethnic groups, such as English, Mandarin, Japanese, Taiwanese, Hakka, and Taiwanese aboriginal languages, were presented.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and the counterbalance acts of nature have caused natural disasters all over the world. During the events, an animated film “Tigers’ Wish” produced by Tai Ji Men was presented. In the Year of the Tiger, this thought-provoking film highlights important issues, such as respect, war, and environmental protection, encompassing the wisdom of living in harmony with nature and hoping to awaken the conscience of global citizens and inspire them to treat themselves and others with kindness.

Over the years, Tai Ji Men has self-funded trips to 101 nations to promote love, peace, and conscience. Through cultural exchanges, it has brought people closer together, uniting the hearts of global citizens of diverse nations and ethnic origins, and earning accolades from leaders in all circles.

California State Senator Connie Leyva sent her congratulatory message to Tai Ji Men: “I would like to thank you for your important work to spread kindness and joy in homes and communities across our region. The last two years have been very difficult for many people and families. So it is important that we all continue to come together in unity and friendship.”

California State Senator Josh Newman also sent a video message to Tai Ji Men: “May your coming new year be filled with good fortune, health, and prosperity as we not only celebrate another year of life, but the wonderful contributions of your community to our district, to our state, and to our country.”

Santa Clara City Mayor Lisa Gillmor said, “I want to thank Tai Ji Men for its encouragement of physical and spiritual health in our community and beyond. During these uncertain times, we owe our gratitude to organizations like yours for providing nourishment, not only for the body, but also the mind and soul. We cannot thank you enough for the tremendous service you provide to the well-being of our community.”

Walnut City Mayor Eric Ching stated that he is very grateful for Tai Ji Men’s hard work and long-term contribution to the community, and that Tai Ji Men has been promoting love, tolerance, and health.

San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez stated, “The work that Tai Ji Men has done continues to focus on offering peaceful and mindful opportunities for our community that helps to cultivate unity and compassion, and garner goodwill in the community through human relationships and promotion of conscience. Events such as this one help to bring our community together and make our city a better place for all of us.”

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre stated, “Thank you to all of you at the Academy for your dedication to preserve and promote the essence of traditional Chinese culture. Let’s all take this new year to spread positive energy, advocate for our mental health and wellness, and inspire each other to make a difference.”

Tai Ji Men has been doing so many good things for the community, promoting love and peace,” said Dr. Tony Y. Torng, president of the Board for the Walnut Valley Unified School District, adding, “I’m here to congratulate you and it’s an honor for me to join this event.”

Several Tai Ji Men dizi (disciples) shared what they had learned at Tai Ji Men and how it had helped them cope with the stress of the pandemic. Brian Kung, who works in a hospital, said that practicing Tai Ji Men Qigong has helped him strengthen his body and calm his heart so that he is less fearful of COVID-19, and he encouraged everyone to listen to their conscience to overcome the pandemic. Chiwen Su, a visual artist, said, “Tai Ji Men Qigong has helped me stay calm and positive. The low impact exercises ensure better health and peace of mind.” She also volunteers her time to promote a culture of peace with love and conscience. “My Shifu taught me to help myself and help others and do the right thing,” she explained.

In response to COVID-19 outbreak, Tai Ji Men has produced eye-catching, entertaining, and practical animations, such as “Anti-Pandemic Battle” and “5 Do’s, 3 Don’ts and 6 Tips,” reminding everyone to take preventive measures to stop the spread of the virus. These films have been widely shared in 241 countries and regions around the globe to help global citizens overcome the pandemic. Tai Ji Men hopes that people will follow their conscience, unite to protect the Earth and human rights, and create a sustainable world with love, respect, and peace.

Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy: Tai Ji Men is an ancient menpai (similar to school) of qigong, martial arts, and self-cultivation. It has carried forward the wisdom of Daoist philosophy, one of the highest philosophies of humankind. It is an international nonprofit cultural organization. Its contemporary zhang-men-ren (grandmaster), Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze established the Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy in 1966, and since then it has grown to 15 academies worldwide.

Dr. Hong teaches his dizi (similar to disciples) methods to achieve physical, mental, and spiritual balance, and tens of thousands of families have benefited from his teaching. At Tai Ji Men, martial arts and wisdom have been passed down from the shifu (master) to his dizi. Through this time-honored tradition, the shifu and dizi promote the Tai Ji Men culture and martial arts around the world while embodying what is true, good, and beautiful as well as spreading the ideas of conscience, love, and peace. Over the past half-century, the shifu and dizi have self-funded trips to over 300 cities in 101 nations to conduct more than 3,000 cultural performances and exchanges and have been recognized as “International Ambassadors of Peace and Goodwill,” contributing significantly to making the world a more loving and peaceful place!

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Studies on the Effectiveness of KOVIR Capsule For Mild or Moderate COVID-19 Patients

100% of Mild or Moderate COVID-19 Patients Completely Recover Without Progressing Into Later Stages of COVID

Kovir Capsules

Kovir Capsules

HANOI, Vietnam, Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Two studies on COVID-19 patients were conducted in Field Hospital No. 3 by Traditional Medicine Institute of Ho Chi Minh City. The studies were monitored independently by Big Leap. Data were analyzed by independent biostatistician. The studies were performed in accordance with international scientific and ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and the International Conference on Harmonization – Good Clinical Practice guidelines (ICH-GCP). The studies were registered with ClinicalTrials.gov and have been under review in ISI/Scopus journals.

The first study (A66, registered no. CS/YDHDT/21/25) is double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled study with 66 patients (34 patients received KOVIR and 32 received Placebo), performed between July and September 2021.

The second study (B1000, registered no. CS/YDHDT/21/26) is a non-randomized trial with 1000 COVID-19 patients without respiratory distress (700 patients with KOVIR and 300 without KOVIR [control group]), performed between August and December 2021.

Standard treatment according to Vietnamese Ministry of Health at the time of the studies included antipyretics, antibiotics, cough suppressants, expectorants, antihistamines, corticosteroids, anticoagulants, nutraceuticals, and no SARS-CoV-2 antiviral drugs.


No progression to severe COVID stages:
Among 734 patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 received KOVIR, none progressed to severe disease stage. In comparison, the rate of progression to severe disease stage (identified by respiratory distress and requiring oxygen support) among patients without KOVIR in study A66 and B1000 were 6.2% and 6.0% respectively.

Significant reduction of COVID symptoms:
KOVIR significantly reduces general COVID symptoms from day 3 onward such as fatigue and vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature).

Symptoms that KOVIR significantly reduce includes: cough, short of breath, loss of taste and smell, stuffy nose, aches and pain throughout the body and joints, throat pain, runny nose, headache, fatigue, chest pain, sneezing, sweating, sleepiness.

Significantly reduce COVID treatment duration:

Time needed for COVID clinical symptoms to completely disappear in the KOVIR group was reduced by eight days in comparison to that in the control group (mean of 19 days).

The clinical symptoms included cough, short of breath, loss of taste and smell, stuffy nose, aches and pain throughout the body and joints, throat pain, runny nose, headache, fatigue, chest pain, sneezing, sweating, sleepiness.

Significantly reduce the amount of medication used for COVID treatment:
KOVIR significantly reduces the requirement of corticosteroids, anticoagulants, antipyretics, cough suppressants, expectorants, antihistamines, and drugs for suppressing gastric problems in COVID treatment, compared to the control group.


KOVIR dose of 3 tablets 3 times daily within 14 days is safe for patients with SARS-CoV-2. There were no adverse events and no concerns regarding the safety of the KOVIR in both studies.

The results of the previous pre-clinical studies showed that:

KOVIR did not show any signs of acute toxicity at 37.5 capsules/kg dose.

KOVIR did not cause any sub-chronic toxicity on mice at 1.08 capsules/kg/day dose (9 capsules/day human dose equivalent) and the dose of 3.24 capsules/kg/day (27 capsules/day human dose equivalent) within 30 days.

KOVIR showed the pharmacological activities of improving the immune system at the dose of 1.44 capsules/kg/day (6 capsules/day human dose equivalent) and the dose of 2.16 capsules/kg/day (9 capsules/day human dose equivalent), for oral use continuously within 7 days on the study model of acute immunodeficiency caused by Cyclophosphamide through the indexes of:

+ General immune index: significantly recover the weight of spleen, improve the damage situation of the spleen, thymus on microscopic images, improve recovery of general white blood cells and reduce the amount of deficient white blood cells, compared to model group and control group.

+ Cellular mediated immunity: significantly recover the intradermal reaction caused by Ovalbumin antigen.

+ The human dose of 9 capsules/day improved recovery of IL-2 concentration.

The results of reproductive toxicity studies of KOVIR at doses of 1.44 capsules/kg/day (6 capsules/day human dose equivalent) and 2.16 capsules/kg/day (9 capsules/day human dose equivalent) showed that KOVIR did not produce reproductive toxicity in male and female mice in the entire reproductive cycle. KOVIR did not cause toxicity in female mice during pregnancy and lactation period. No toxicity was discovered in neonatal mice.

Proposals based on the studies:
KOVIR is recommended for patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 at home and treatment centers to reduce the rate of progression to severe disease, to reduce symptoms rapidly, to reduce the requirement of other medicines, and to shorten the duration of treatment, therefore to reduce pressure on the health system. We recommended to use KOVIR as soon as possible after the diagnosis of COVID-19.

The results of the studies encourage Vietnamese Traditional Medicine to pursue the fight against the pandemic. With a long history of using traditional medicine in treatment of diseases, the Association of Traditional Medicine of Vietnam and its 70.000 members, including physicians in central and regional levels, is carrying out numerous studies to evaluate the results from clinical trials of traditional medicines on COVID-19 patients.

KOVIR contains 100% natural ingredients and is produced by Sunstar JSC – a Vietnam-based science and technology company with 21 years of experience in the field of herbal products. The company currently has more than 150 herbal medicinal products, dietary supplement, and cosmetic products which are sold widely in Vietnam, America, and Europe.



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YOURSAY | Our immoral elites whom the poor venerate

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YOURSAY | ‘When it comes to the elites, the religious authorities are nowhere to be seen.’ COMMENT | Sex, sleaze, corruption and M’sian elites ‘Mansion for not exposing 1MDB scandal’ – Rohana vows full cooperation Fair Malaysian: In this interview, former Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer (CEO) claimed to be a Malay and a Muslim. What a laughable matter on the backdrop of the sleaze and blackmail as claimed by former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner. Her behaviour and attitude tell a different story. What baffles me is the claim by Leissner that apparently the whole re… Continue reading “YOURSAY | Our immoral elites whom the poor venerate”

COVID: 0.51 per cent of new cases involve categories three to five – Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Only 156 cases or 0.51 per cent of the 30,644 new COVID-19 cases reported yesterday were of categories three, four and five.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today said the majority of the cases, which is 30,488 or 99.49 per cent were in categories one and two.

This brings the cumulative total of cases in Malaysia to 3,367,871.

“Of the 156 cases in categories three, four and five, 33 were individuals who were unvaccinated or have yet to complete the vaccination, 77 were fully vaccinated by yet to receive the booster dose,” he said.

As of Feb 25, a total of 1,677 cases were admitted to hospitals, of which 589 (35.1 per cent) were in categories three, four and five; while the remaining 1,088 (64.9 peratus) were in categories one and two.

He said 22,678 cases of recoveries were reported, bringing the cumulative figure to 3,040,850.

On the intensive care unit (ICU) bed usage, Dr Noor Hisham said seven states recorded bed usage of 50 per cent or more, namely Kelantan (92 per cent), Johor (61 per cent), Perlis (55 per cent), Perak (53 per cent) and Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya or Melaka each with 50 per cent.

He said, overall, Dr Noor Hisham said every state was prepared with their quick response plan in the event of an increase in cases requiring admission to the COVID-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC), hospital and ICU.

On the difference in daily data of hospital admissions of COVID-19 cases compared to newly diagnosed COVID-19 categories one to five cases daily, he said the matter was due to the patient’s dynamic clinical condition which may deteriorate or improve during COVID-19 infection.

“For example, when diagnosed, the patient may be in category 2A and isolated at home through a digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO), but the patient’s health status may decline to category 3 or more and require hospitalisation.

“At the same time, there are also high-risk COVID-19 cases from categories one and two that require admission to PKRC and hospital as a precautionary measure,” he added.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Johor State Election: Former Johor MB in four-cornered fight for Bukit Kepong seat

PAGOH, Feb 26 — Former Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal, from Perikatan Nasional (PN), will be in a four-cornered fight for the Bukit Kepong seat in the Johor state election.

Sahruddin, who is the incumbent, will face Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate Ismail Mohamed, who is former Bukit Serampang Assemblyman and a former state executive council member when Johor was under the BN government.

His two other opponents are new faces Md Taib Md Suhut, from Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) and Nur Afiqah M Zulkifli, of the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA).

The list of the candidates for the Bukit Kepong state seat was annjounced by Returning Officer Rahman @ Abdul Rahman Selamat at the nomination centre for the Bukit Kepong constituency at Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara (IKTBN) here today.

In the 14th General Election (GE14) in 2018, Sahruddin, of Bersatu and contested on Perikatan Harapan (PH) ticket, won the Bukit Kepong seat by securing 11,665 votes, or a majority of 1,271 votes, against BN candidate Mohd Noor Taib, who obtained 10,392 votes, and PAS’ Iqbal Razak, who garnered 1,761 votes.

Following which, Sahruddin was appointed the State Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman when PH formed the state government on May 9, 2018.

On April 14, 2019, Sahruddin took oath of office as the 17th Menteri Besar of Johor, replacing Datuk Osman Sapian (now deceased) who resigned.

Sahruddin was Johor Menteri Besar until the PH-led state government collapsed in February 2020.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

PH candidate Marina in three-cornered fight in Skudai

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 26 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Marina Ibrahim is in a three-cornered fight to defend the coalition’s fort of Skudai in the Johor state election.

The 35-year-old candidate will be contesting against Iskandar Puteri MCA chairman Lim Soon Hai representing Barisan Nasional (BN) and Khoo Kong Ek of Perikatan Nasional (PN).

The names of the candidates for Skudai state seats were announced by returning officer Muzaldin Mohamed at the nomination centre at Iskandar Puteri City Council Hall here.

Lim submitted his nomination papers at 9.02 am, followed by Khoo at 9.05 am and Marina at 9.23 am.

Early voting is set on March 8, while polling is on March 12.

In the 14th General Election, Tan Hong Pin (PKR) won the seat in a straight fight against S.Kanan (BN) with a 35,126-vote majority.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency