How to Prevent the Common Cold
The common cold, known as URI (upper respiratory infection) refers to inflammation of the respiratory tract caused by viruses or bacteria. The disease often occurs during climate changes or decline of the body resistance. TCM regards the common cold as an invasion of wind-cold, wind-heat, or seasonal pathogenic factors.
Xu had suffered from virus pneumonia and occasionally allergic rhinitis, accompanied with weakness, anorexia, headache, coughing and palpitation, and did not recover after treatment with Western and traditional Chinese medicine. Then he turned to Qigong treatment, practising the Relaxed and Quiescent Recumbent Exercise. Half a month later, the sharp pain in his chest disappeared, his appetite increased and his general health got better. A month later, his condition improved
Indications Headaches, common cold, redness with pain and swelling of the eyes, toothache, facial swelling, sore throat, finger cramps, arm pain, fever, abdominal pain, constipation. Location In the middle of the ulna eminence below the thumbs at the junction of the red and white skin. Functions Cools heat in the lungs, benefits the throat. Indications Sore throat, cough, laryngitis, tonsillitis, fever with common cold. Indications Common cold with alternating chills and fever, high fevers, pneumonia, deafness, migraine headaches, paralysis, stiff neck. Location At the midpoint between the two eyebrows. Mideyebrow Functions Calms the spirit, activates the Crystal Room, op KS the Governor Channel, draws in Cosmic Chi, eliminates wind heat. Indications Headache, vertigo, rhinitis, sinusitis, common cold, hypertension, infantile convulsions, sore eyes. Sea of Marrow Point, Window of Sky Point, Ghost Point Intersection point of the Yang Regulator Channel on the Governor Vessel Location At...
Iutrition plays a pivotal role in the optimal functioning of the immune system and people who are nutritionally compromised will have frequent infections and also find infections difficult to shake off. They will be more prone to colds, flu, skin infections, Candida, parasites and other pathogenic organism invasion. This is where many people turn to antibiotics and other pharmaceutical preparations to try to help their body fight infection. Zinc plays a role in almost every enzyme system of the body. As well as this it helps with detoxification and fighting infections. Zinc deficiency reduces the functioning of the thymus gland. Research suggests diat taking increased supplementation of zinc sublingually along with extra vitamin C may reduce the duration of the common cold. Echinacea is most commonly used to ward off colds and flu. Extracts and tinctures are the most popular form and these are taken several times a day at the first sign of a cold. Many people do not recommend long...
When yin energy is slowed down in the Bridge Channels, yang energy flows more rapidly. The excess yang can cause the following problems insomnia, difficulty in closing the eyes, hypertension, stiff back and waist, inability to bend down, thigh tumors, bad colds, spontaneous sweating, headaches, painful eyes, paralysis of the arms and legs, vomiting of milk in infants, deafness, epilepsy, nose bleeding, swelling of the body, pain in the joints and head sweating. The yang aspect, which runs along the back side of the body, moves the yang energy, controls Defensive Chi, regulates resistance to external infections, and regulates the external parts of the body. It connects with all the yang channels the Stomach, Bladder, Gall Bladder, Large Intestine, Triple Warmer & Small Intestine channels. If the yang aspect becomes out of balance, the person may catch colds and fevers easily. When yin energy is slowed down in the Regulator Channels, yang energy moves more rapidly. The excess yang can...
Over the thousands of years of observing nature and themselves, some Qigong practitioners went even deeper. They realized that your body's Qi circulation changes with the seasons, and that it is a good idea to help the body out in these periodic adjustments. They also noticed that during each season, different organs had characteristic problems. For example, in the beginning of autumn the lungs have to adapt to the colder and drier air that you are breathing. While this adjustment takes place, the lungs are susceptible to disturbance, so your lungs may feel uncomfortable and you may catch colds easily.
Practice the exercise 1-2 times a day. For prevention and treatment of rhinitis, bathing the nose is the method of choice and should be practiced 2-4 times a day. Hand manipulation should be gentle and penetrating. To avoid skin injury, rough force should not be used. Pay attention to oral hygiene and expel any nasal discharge before practice.
Master Chia When you practice as a family you will all change, becoming more harmonious. I have a student who told me that whenever she concentrated on her navel in the morning and her husband moved his leg she could feel the energy in her own leg go into his. In a short time she observed that his overall health had improved and he was no longer burdened with frequent headaches and colds. Another of my students, Richard Wu, rid himself of his allergies through Taoist Yoga. When his wife found herself similarly afflicted she asked to learn the method so that she too could find relief. It took her just one day to complete the micro orbit. Her husband came to me pleased by her accomplishment but puzzled, too, because it had taken him months to do the same thing. I explained that that was not unusual and that their energies flowed in sympathy because they lived together and that being with a person who practices can lead to such results.
Through clairvoyant observation, disease can be seen in the bioplasmic body even before it manifests itself on the visible physical body. Non-clairvoyants may scan or feel that the inner aura of the affected part is either smaller or bigger than usual. For instance, before a person suffers from colds and cough, the bioplasmic throat and lungs are pranically depleted and can be clairvoyantly observed as grayish. These areas, when scanned, can be felt as hollows in the inner aura. A person who is about to suffer from jaundice can be clairvoyantly observed as having grayishness over the solar plexus and the liver areas. Physical tests or diagnosis will show the patient as normal or healthy. Unless the patient is treated, the disease will inevitably manifest on the visible physical body.
Young I have interviewed a number of people who have related similar accounts to me. There must be something to it. They claim to have fewer colds now that they practice with Master Chia and they also claim that they can drive the cold away within a short time.
Two hands hold the feet to strengthen the kidneys and waist (when the) kidneys and waist are strong the entire body (is) strong. Bend the waist and hold the feet. (It is the) most effective way to strengthen the muscles tendons and bones. One down one up, the life force greatly increases. (It is) the best way to prevent colds.
In my other practice with Kundalini Yoga, the energy would be very high, but it would leak out of my body. I noticed in the winter that I would be cold. I was becoming very Yin. It was a very Yang practice, but it used up the energy in my body. I notice now with Iron Shirt that my body is much warmer in the winter. I can withstand the weather, the elements. I was already becoming very healthy as far as not getting very much illness or sickness from Kundalini Yoga, but I feel that this has further increased my abilities to fight off flus or colds, or any similar illness. At one time, four or five family members were visiting me and they all came down with the flu and were out for a week. I felt it try to come into my body for a day or so, and I felt very weak. I was able to push it out. I think that packing the Chi inside your body leaves no room for the bacteria, viruses, etc., once the Chi has been built up to a certain level.
Most Qigong is comprised of three elements Concentration, Breath, & Movement. Sometimes there is a special or secret clement also involved, but for the most part it is simple and easy to learn and can be performed by anyone. I know some two hundred types of Qigong exercise. Some is done as preventative exercise but also a lot is performed as a component of treatments I prescribe. I also use Tuina therapy in treatment, a combination of massage and accupressure. Finally people come to me from all over the Netherlands to correct imbalances they have accumulated through bad habits such as smoking, overeating, insomnia & stress, as well as fatigue and depression. These conditions have no real answer in the western realm of treatment and my Qigong has been very successful in helping these people. Moreover western medicine has no treatment for the common cold, discomfort of flu symptoms, migraine, loss of appetite, menstruation & menopausal problems, and many other conditions arising from...