Coldtype Arthralgia

Symptoms of this type include general or localized pain which may be relieved by warmth and aggravated by cold, white tongue coating and taut, tense pulse. Flat-palm detection often reveals cold, densified and stagnated sensation of qi at the aching region. It is manifested as heaviness and numbness of the limbs and localized arthralgia (e.g., joints of the limbs) which tends to attack in wet days, and soft, slow pulse and white, greasy coating. Flat-palm detection may reveal cold, stagnated,...

Qigong Acupuncture

Insert the filiform needles into Zhongwan (Ren 12) and Zusanli (St 36) jknd then emit qi to them with pushing, pulling and rotating manipulations to get qi balanced. 3. Self Qigong Exercise as Accessory Treatment (1) The Psychosomatic Relaxation Exercise Sit or stand quietly. Relax the body in an orderly way from the head to the chest, the abdomen, the back, the waist aad the lower limbs and lastly relax the epigastric region again, imagining quiescence when inhaling and murmuring relaxation...

Self Qigong Exercise as Accessory Treatment

Press the ears with the palms, the point Inner Laogong (P 8) aiming at the edr orifice and the fingers resting on the back of the head. Put the index fingers on the top of the middle ones and then slip them down forcefully to tap the back of the head lightly 24 times. One can hear rat-tat when doing this. (2) Pressing the Ears to Guide Qi Press the ear orifices tightly with the palms and release them to compress qi in the inner ears 10 times. Be sure to avoid forceful and violent pressing or...

The Number of Yin and Yang

The therapeutic dose required for regulation of yin and yang, expressed as number of respiratory cycles, is calculated on the basis of the number of Yin or yang channels (or the yin and yang aspect of diseases) matching with the number of yin and yang related to the River Chart, the Five Elements, the Luo River Graph and the Acquired Eight Diagrams. For example, the number of yang is used to calculate the respiratory cycles for tonification or purgation of the yang channels,- the number of yin...

Points for Attention in Training Qi

Have a good understanding of training qi and study carefully the essentials of it and adhere to its principles. Pay at tention both to the teacher's instructions and to one's own initiatives. Be confident and do the exercises in sequence and step by step. 2. Once a inethod of practice is determined, one should be constant and persevere with it. Do not waste the time on changing the practice methods. 3. The frequency and duration of training-qi practice should be determined flexibly in line with...

The Sensation of Qi

Sensation of qi is actually the response to qi by both Qigong therapist and patient during outgoing-qi therapy. A Qigong therapist can diagnose the disease of the patient and adjust the procedures of treatment according to his feeling as well as the patient' s feeling of qi. 1 The Sensation of Genuine Qi The message of genuine qi is often manifested as a slightly warm, cold, tingling, constricting or dragging sensation, or that of the flow of qi. In most cases, the direction, density, nature...

Guiding Qi in Spiralty

Any of the three postures standing, sitting and lying will do. The standing posture is taken hereof as an example. Stand feet apart, place the right hand in front of the right side of the chest with the elbow bent, palm facing forward and fingertips pointing upward. On guiding qi, get qi in Dantian to turn inside the body counterclockwise in spiralty qi following mind concentration through the chest and the upper extremities to the palms. Make qi in Dantian to spiral taking the navel as the...

Emission of OutgoingQi Waiqi

1 Press-roll and press-knead Shenshu UB 23 , Mingmen Du 4 , Yaoyangguan Du 3 , Weizhong UB 40 and Ashi points pressure pain points . 2 With flat-palm gesture and pushing, pulling and leading manipulations, emit qi toward Ashi points, Shenshu UB 23 and Dachangshu UB 25 , and guide qi to flow along the Urinary Bladder Channel of Foot-Taiyang to the lower extremities to get qi of the patient balanced. 3 Conduct massage of the waist with oblique-pulling, patting and rubbing manipulations. ....

Disorders of the Biliary Tract

Disorders of the biliary tract mainly include cholecystitis, cholelithiasis and ascariasis of the biliary tract. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that the first two diseases belong to the category of hypochondriac pain or jaundice, while the last is called biliary ascariasis. These disorders are mainly caused by mental depression, excessive intake of fatty food, exopathogenic invasion, stagnation of gallbladder-qi and failure of biliary dredge resulting from stagnation of dampness and heat...

Invasion of the Channels by Pathogenic Wind

1 Shaoyang Headache Migraine As the Shaoyang Channels run along the sides of the head, pain in one side is the main symptom, which is often accompanied by a sensation of excessive heat in the head and splitting pain, conjunctival congestion, hypochondriac pain, bitterness in the mouth, dry throat, yellow and dry tongue coating, and wiry and rapid pusle. Flat palm detection often reveals densified, distending, tingling and stagnated sensation of qi at the painful side of the head. 2 Taiyang...

Methods of Disease Detection with Outgoingqi

There ate a variety of methods concerning the diagnosis of diseases by induction of qi between the therapist and the patient and by specific physiological functions, such as perspective, remote sensing, hand detection and physical body observation. 1 Flat-palm Detection Hand Sensing Method There is a qi field around everybody, and when certain organs and tissues are affected, changes will take place in the corrresponding regions of the qi field around the body surface. Detection of the changes...

Mind Concentration

Mind concentration is also known as will control or regulation of the mental activities. The training of mind concentration is an important link in training qi. She Sheng San Yao The Three Gists of Regime says, Preservation of essence of life rests with cultivation of vital energy qi which in turn rests with mental foealization. Mental focalization is to vital energy as mother is to child. So concentration of the mind would have vital energy consolidated while distraction of the mind would have...

Section Two The Origin and Development of Outgoingqi Therapy

Distributing-qi therapy or outgoing-qi therapy of qigong goes back to remote antiquity. Legend has it that as early as the primitive society more than 2000 years ago there existed the Zhuyou specialty, which included treatment of diseases by distributing qi through directing qi and uttering sounds. Yi Jing Bian Qi Lun On Transformation of Essence in- to Qi , a chaptei of Su Wen Plain Questions says, In the past when they lived among birds and beasts, the ancients conducted movements to avoid...

Asthma

Asthma is mostly caused by retention of damp phlegm in the lung. When a person is affected by exogenous evils, disorder of qi in ascending, descending, flowing in and flowing out will develop, and phlegm will ascend with qi and adversely obstruct qi, leading to obstruction of the air passage manifested by symptoms of dyspnea and rales. The disease may also result from obstruction of the lung due to phlegm retention caused by failure of the spleen to transport, or from failure of the kidney to...

The Lung

The lung belongs to west-metal and is regarded as the White Emperor and pertained to Dui in the Eight Diagrams. It is the White Tiger in image, suspended chine stone in shape, pertaining to Geng-Xin of the Heavenly Stems and Shen-You of the Earthly Branches. The lung, located in the chest, connect, above with the air passages, and has its orifice in the nose. The lung, the air passages and the nose are given the collective term of the pulmonary series. The Lung Channel is connected below lower...

Combining Active Exercise with Inner Health Cultivation

Active exercise means a series of procedures controlled by consciousness during qigong exercise in terms of determination of a proper posture, adjustment of the body, achievement of internal and external relaxation, regulation of respiration, as well as the elimination of distracting thoughts. The saying that active exercise is vigorous breathing wu huo , means to conduct breathing training under strong domination of consciousness. Inner health cultivation refers to the static state one falls...

Respiration

Respiration is also called regulation of breathing, breathing method, or venting and taking in tu na . It is an important link in qigong exercise. The ancients attached great importance to breathing exercises. A great many terms about breathing exercises can be found in books written in ancient times, such as fuqi inhaling qi , shiqi eating qi ,jinqi entering qi ,yanqi swallowing qi ,xingqi circulating qi and caiqi taking in qi as for breathing methods, there are terms such as shangxi upper...

Massaging the Abdomen to Strengthen the Active Substance in the Body

The exercise is an auxiliary to static and dynamic qigong in training qi. The practice of it in combination with static and dynamic exercises can stren then the internal organs, reinforce intrinsic qi, accumulate qi without leaking, multiply the strength, and open and close the points sensitively so that any risk of deviations can be avoided. This is especially important for those who carry out treatment of patients by emitting outgoing-qi because though they may be able to open the small or...

Acknowledgements

The difficulty of defining accurately the sources of one' s ideas, points of view, and information is well known. The translation of this book, a book involving many ancient and modern ideas of Qigong practice, the philosophy of Zhuuyi ihe Book of Changes and medical sciences, has been influenced by the thoughts and efforts of so many colleagues and friends that to most of them I can offer only this general acknowledgement of my indebtedness. To Dr Zhao Shili, professor and director of Shandong...

Section Three The Relationship between OutgoingQi Therapy and Massage Tuina and Acupuncture

Zhou Qianchuan, the eminent qigong master and scholar of traditional Chinese medicine, says in his Diet Therapy and Deviation-rescue Techniques in qigong,Definitely speaking, all the well-known masters and seniors of acupuncture, bone-setting and massage of various generations have consummate attainments in qigong, or at least know qigong. He repeatedly explains the relationship between qigong and traditional Chinese medicine, especially the close link between qigong and massage, bone-setting...

Section Three The Forms of Qi on Emission

Clinical experience in emitting qi indicate that in treatment with outgoing qi, one of the keys to success is to emit qi in different qi forms according to needs. Qi is emitted in three basic forms linear, fixed and spiral. Having grasped the three forms, one can apply them flexibly in clinical treatment in accordance with the conditions of the illness, e.g., one may apply one form, _or two forms in combination, or develop some special forms on the basis of the three. The application of the...

Indications

Outgoing-qi therapy is a special curative method of regulation of the organism of the patient with qi and strength. As the viscera, tissues and life activities of the human body are all related to qi, qi is the first to be regulated whenever functional or organic disorders of the organism occur. This lengthens the scope of indications to a certain extent, though the nature of qi and its mechanism of action await for further research. Based on clinical experimental studies in China, a conclusion...

Methods of Practice of Static Qigong

Be in a proper posture, relax all over and get rid of distractions. Imagine that the turbid qi within the body is expelled through the mouth,nose and pores all over the body along with exhaling.After three times' exhaling,get the upper and lower teeth tapping each other 36 times, then move the tongue within the mouth and swallow the saliva three times, imagining that the clear qi of Heaven and Earth comes together with the saliva down to Dantian to nourish the whole body. 2. Regulate the...

Being Relaxed and Tranquil Naturally

Relaxation, a principle in qigong exercise, means both physical and mental, for only when one is relaxed mentally can he be so physically. However, relaxation here does not mean slackness or inattentiveness,but means relaxation with attentiveness, relaxation with tension and tension without rigidity, dominated by the conscious mind. Tranquil here means to keep a serene mind during qigong exercise. Tranquillity is relative, there exists no absolute tranquillity. The so called falling into...

Coordinating Will and Qi Vital Energy

The coordination of will and qi, as the term implies, means that in qigong exercise, will should follow qi and vice versa. The practitioner should not put undue emphasis on exerting will to guide qi, which usually leads to forced gentle, fine, even and long breathing other than that acquired naturally through correct practice nor should he force unnecessarily abdominal respiration which leads him to buldge his belly and throw out his chest on purpose,losing naturalness. Another deviation can be...

Finger Formation In Qigong

The thumb is stretched and set opposite to the index, the middle, the ring or the small fingers to form a. shape of an open bird beak Fig. 6-9 . Essentials-. The thumb is stretched to face any one of the other four fingers as if a bird holding food in its mouth, with the rest three straight, whose tension and relaxation can regulate the degree of tension between the thumb and the opposite finger. Application-. The five fingers match with the Five Elements and the five viscera,...

Section Five Qigong Deviations

Deviations of qigong refer to the adverse reactions of qigong exercise which make the practitioner uncomfortable and uncontrollable. Such reactions are physically and mentally harmful. They may even lead to confinement of the practitioner to bed or mental disorders. So the qigong therapist should attach great importance to such deviations by providing timely instructions and proper treatment. From our experiences in rectifying deviations in 68 cases 53 cured, 10 improved and 5 with no effect ,...

The Heart

The heart is attributed to south-fire and regarded as the Red Emperor, which pertains to Li in the Eight Diagrams. It is rosefinch in image, suspending inverted lotus stamen in shape, Bing-Ding of the Heavenly Stems and Si-Wu of the Earthly Branches. The heart is located in the centre of the chest to the left, coated by the pericardium, and is interior-exteriorly related to the small intestine. It controls blood circulation, stores the spirit, and takes charge of perspiration. The tongue is the...

The Twelve Form Sinew Transforming Exercise Yijin Jing

Sinew-transforming exercise Yijin Jing is one of the set of dynamic qigong exercises. Here it is taken as the foundamental exercise for guiding and emitting qi in outgoing-qi therapy. Literally, yi means transform, jin means sinew and jing means method. As the term implies, sinew- transforming exercise is the method to train the h tendons and muscles. The exercise is designed according to the course and the characteristics of qi circulation in the Twelve Regular Channels and the Du and Ren...

The Relationship between Man and Nature

The concept of holism regarding the universe and the human being as one has its special emphasis on the relationship between the human being and nature. According to the ancients,the concrete incarnation of holism is correspondence between man and universe and the relationship between the human body and the natural environment. When we say correspondence between man and universe, we mean that the life activitity of the human being is closely related to nature. Su Wen - Yin Yang Ying Xiang Da...

Form Nine The Green Dragon Stretching Out Paws

The green dragon stretches its paws, With the left one following the right. The paws roll and tumble along the hypochondrium, 196 The right braves the wind forward, And the left cloud gateis exposed. Qi is fixed in the shoulders and back, And the waist and abdomen twist. While uttering xugently, The breath is regulated And the movements of dragon and tiger are imitated. Proceed from the last stance. Withdraw the left foot back to stand with feet shoulder width apart. Turn the left palm to face...

The Motion Law of Yin and Yang

1 The Opposition and Interdependence of Yin and Yang Yin and yang are not only opposite but also interdependent, without the other, neither can exist. The saying Without yang, yin can not grow while without yin, yang can not develop, or Yang can by no means work without yin and yin can never live without yang fully explains the relationship between yin and yang in terms of interdependence and interconnection. 2 The Waning and Waxing of Yin and Yang Yin and yang are by no means in a state of...

Form Two Carrying A Monster Vanquishing Pole Across on the Shoulders

Set the mind quiet, the breath even, And the eyes and mouth widely open as if stunned. Proceed from the last stance. Turn both palms slowly into yin palms palms facing the ground and move them sideways respectively to form a straight parallel line. Simultaneously, lift the heels slightly to stand on tiptoe when skilled one may touch the ground with only the big toes . Concentrate the mind and look fixedly ahead, with the chest drawn in and the back strainghtened, abdomen contracted and buttocks...

Posture

Outgoing Therapy Exercises

Posture in qigong is also called regulation of the body or adjustment of posture. It is especially important for the beginners of static or dynamic qigong to have a good command of proper posturization. Four postures may be assumed in qigong exercise-sitting, lying, standing and walking. Static qigong usually requires a sitting,lying or standing posture while dynamic qigong often needs the standing and walking. The formal training of outgoing qi therapy often needs a strict posture however, the...

Section Three The Time and Direction for Training Qi and The Points for Attention The Time for Training Qi

The training of qi should be adapted to nature. The qigong exercises to be practised should be selected according to the season or even to the month or the date, and to the physical conditions of the individuals. The time of exercise is determined on the basis of the time of advance and retreat of yin and yang. Su Wen - Si Qi Tiao Shen Da Lun Plain Questions - Treatise on Regulation of Vitality in Four Seasons emphasizes the principle of nourishing yang in spring and summer and replen ishing...

Stagnation of Qi and Stasis of Blood

1 Emission of Outgoing-Qi Waiqi In accordance with corresponding channel point selection, select certain points in and around the location where qi stagnation and blood stasis exist. Rub, press and knead the points along the channel. Then emit qi with flat-palm hand gesture and pushing, pulling and quivering manipulations so as to activate the channel qi. Then guide the channel qi to flow along the channels to dredge them. 2 Daoyin Massage Based on Symptoms Depression sensation on the head may...

Five ThunderFingers Wuleizhi

The four fingers are bent to the centre of the palm and the thumb is bent and rested on the nails of the in the palm. This kind of qi-guid- t ing-gathering skill should be practised constantly. Application-. The hand gesture was used to guide and gather qi before emitting it onto the magic figures left in ancient times. On emitting qi, the practitioner should exhale and suddenly stretch the five fingers to form a flat-palm, a spreading-claw or a dragon-mouth hand gesture, or he...

Yin and Yang

The doctrine of yin negative and yang positive is a summarization of the opposition of all things. Neijing - Yin Yang Ying Xiang Da Lun Canon of Internal Medicine - On Conclusions of Correspondence of Yin and Yang says, Yin yang is the law of the universe, the principle governing all things, the parents of changes, and the origin of life and death . Generally speaking, all that are hyperfunctional, exciting, hot, dynamic, strong, bright, invisible, light, upward, outward, clear and the like,...

Form Five Pulling Nine Oxen by Tails

Foot Taiyang

The front leg is a bow and the back an arrow The lower abdomen is filled with qi as if hollow. The strength is directed to the two arms, As if seizing something with the palms, And the eyes look inwardly at the hand they follow. Proceed from the last stance. Take the right hand off the right Yaoyan Extra , drop it slightly, turn it naturally into yin palm and thrust it forward until it is up to shoulder level. Then bring the fingers together to form a spreading-claw gesture with the wrist bent...

Mental Derangement

During qigong exercises, a phenomenon of mental derangement, also called being infatuated Ru Mo , may appear in some practitioners who regard the illusion emerging during or after qigong exercise as true, and this often leads to mental derangement manifested as uncommunicative and eccentric in disposition, withered and dull in expression, idle in movement, and apathy and trance. Some even lose their confidence of living and want to commit suicide others suffer from continuous auditory...

Standing Vibrating with Palms Closed to Guide Qi

Keep feet shoulder-width apart. Bend the arms to set the palms closed in front of the chest, fingertips pointing upward and elbows and wrists at the same level. Picture supporting an object on the head. Draw in the chest and straighten the back. Relax the hips and knees. Rest the tongue on the palate. Close the eyes slightly Fig. 5-5 . Breathe naturally and concentrate the mind on Dantian. When Fig. 5-5 Standing Vibrating with Palms Closed to Guide Qi Fig. 5-5...

The Liver

The liver-gallbladder is attributed to wood. The liver is regarded as the Green Emperor, belonging to Zhen in the Eight Diagrams, in image of the Green Dragon, in shape of a suspending gourd, and pertaining to Jia-Yi of the Heavenly Stems and Yin-Mao of the Earthly Branches. Located below the right ribs, it stores spirit soul, its energy qi moves along the left side, its channels and vessels spread over the hypochondria of both sides, and its condition is reflected at the nails. The liver bears...

Definition

Qigong therapy falls into two categories internal qi therapy and outgoing-qi waiqi therapy. The former, as the term implies, refers to qigong practice by patients themselves to keep fit or to cure their own illnesses,while the latter is the skill of qigong adapted to treat patients by emitting qi from their bodies. The terminology of the latter is rather diversified. Besides outgoing-qi therapy waiqi therapy , other terms include qigong therapy by emitting outgoing-qi, emitting-qi therapy,...

Preparatory Methods

Stand relaxed and quiet, with feet apart as wide as shoulders, toes clutching at the ground, hands falling naturally, head picturing supporting an object on its top, eyes looking straight ahead but seeing nothing, tongue stuck against the palate, chest slightly out, buttocks slightly in, knees relaxed and bent somewhat, mind concentrated, and breath natural. After adjustment of the posture, expel the turbid qi three times along with exhaling as done in static qigong. Then bend and stretch the...

Premature Ejaculation

The disease is often caused by masturbation in adolescence, deficiency of the kidney-qi due to intemperance in sexual life or dampness and heat of the Liver Channel. Failure of the normal sexual life characterized by ejaculation of semen at the beginning of the sexual act and prostration of the penis immediately after the ejeculation is the main manifestation of the disease. Premature ejaculation due to deficiency of the kidney-qi have the symptoms of soreness and pain in the waist, weakness of...

Holding and Rotating the Ball with Hands at Its Upper and Lower Sides

Set the hands naturally in front of the chest and the abdomen respectively as if holding a ball the left hand above the right in male and vice versa in female , the thumb of the upper hand toward the point Shanzhong Ren 17 , the thenar eminence minor of the lower hand toward the navel, and the Inner Laogong P 8 of the two hands pointing at each other. Breathe naturally and imagine holding a ball Yin-Yang Taiji Ball and yin-qi and yang-qi circulating between the two hands. Firstly, inhale to...

Foreword

The past decade has seen a new upsurge in the mass participation in Qigong exercises in the Orient.The great vitality of Qigong, with its waves spreading towards many parts of the world, has been pounding at various disciplines of science. While medical Qigong is an important salubrious and curative means of traditional Chinese medicine, outgoing-qi therapy is a wonder of it. Owing to the miraculous curative effect, the therapy has been widely accepted. The physiological effect produced by...

The Application of Yin and Yang in Outgoingqi Therapy

1 Yin and Yang in Explanation of the Physiological Structure of the Human Body As far as the whole human body is concerned, the upper part is yang while the lower is yin the back is yang, the abdomen is yin the left is yang and the right is yin the exterior is yang and the interior is yin. So far as the internal organs of the human body are concerned, the six fu-organs six hollow or- gans referring to the gallbladder, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, urinary bladder and Sanjiao or...

Posture Training

Posture training is done on the basis of practice of the preparatory methods. Qi is made vibrating with Dantian as the centre and circulating along with the vibration, controlled by will. Posture training needs also the standing vibrating posture as its basis, but one must combine the vibrating and the changing of posture in one to get qi to flow following the changes of the posture. l Form One The Immortals Pointing Out the Way First,contract the abdomen and anus during inhaling and lift qi...

The Twelve Informatory Diagrams

The Twelve Informatory Diagrams hexagrams are also termed Twelve Pi diagrams. The doctrine was put forward by Meng Xi of the Han Dynasty 206 B.C. - A.D. 220 who took the Twelve Pi diagrams as the representative of the order of the twelve months of the year. The twelve diagrams consist of seventy two yao lines, which symbolize seventy two climatic seasons. As the changes of the seventy two yao lines, termed hardness and softness yin and yang , embody the process of waning and waxing of yin and...

Essence Jing

External Control

According to the understanding of the medical doctors and qigong masters of various generations, essence jing can be classified as congenital and acquired. 1 Congenital Essence Primordial Essence Inherited from parents, congenital essence constitutes the original substances of the human body, being the material basis for growth, development and reproduction. Ling Shu - Jing Mai Miraculous Pivot - Channels and Vessels says, Essence exists at the beginning of life. It refers to essence derived...

Section One Dantian Elixir Field and Sanguan Three Passes

Dantian is a collective term for the Upper Dantian, the Middle Dantian and the Lower Dantian. The Lower Dantian is also called Qihai sea of vital energy , Shenlu stove of spirit and Tiangen root of Heaven , which is located 1.3 cun below the umbilicus and 3 cun inside the lower abdomen. The synonyms for the Middle Dantian are Huangting, Shangjin and Xuanqiao, which is located 3 cun inside the point Shanzhong Ren 17 . The Upper Dantian is otherwise named Qianding, Tiangu, Neiyuan and Niwan Mud...