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
Some people might find it difficult to breathe through the nose all the time. Even children today find it hard to do, particularly when they are running or doing physical training. This is because their lungs are weak. Asthma and hay fever, in fact, are very much on the increase. However, training more and breathing through the nose can really help these problems, while using medicines or inhalers all the time will only make the lungs weaker and the problem worse. When I used to travel down to London every week, I found that during the summer months I suffered terribly from hay fever. My eyes would water, my nose would run and I would sneeze a lot. Still, I just kept going and would force myself to breathe through the nose as much as possible. When I found it difficult, I would just do more meditation. Now, six years later, I do not have any problems with hay fever, even in other countries where pollen is very bad.