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HEADACHES

If you have a headache there is a sequence of four practical steps you can take to ease the pain and eventually clear it completely. In my experience, following these steps helps relieve the symptoms of headaches, even migraines, in eight out often cases.

First, stand in the second Zhan Zhuang position - Holding the Balloon (see pp. 34-35), for two minutes. This is essential to build up your blood and, therefore, Chi circulation.

Second, do the fourth Ba Duan Jin exercise: Looking Back Like a Cow Gazing at the Moon. Follow the directions given on pages 72 to 73. This exercise helps to stimulate your central nervous system and to clear any blockages that may be affecting your spinal column and neck.

Third, do the eighth Ba Duan Jin exercise: Shaking the Body Wards Off all Illnesses (see p. 80). This is ideal for massaging your whole back, aiding your circulation, and helping you to relax from the top of your head down through your trunk.

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Fourth, place your open palms over your temples. Press them lightly against your head and gently massage the area around your temples. You will feel the effect of your Chi and are likely to notice a considerable improvement in your headache.

For most people, the pain will go completely after following these steps.

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Lightly massage your temples with yourpalrns; you will feel the effect of the Chi, heightened by the first three exercises.

HANGOVERS

It's the morning after. Your head is unbearable. You feel dizzy. You feel dehydrated and sick. First, pour yourself a large glass of freshly-filtered or purified water (not refrigerated). Add a spoonful of honey. Drink it slowly.

Second, slowly swing your arms up and then back round in large circles 30 to 50 times.

Third, stand in the second position — Holding the Balloon (see pp. 34-35), for five minutes.

Fourth, do the third Ba Duan Jin exercise: Holding Up a Single Hand Regulates the Spleen and Stomach (see pp. 70-71).

If you feel you need something even more powerful to deal with your hangover, try this. Boil some water. When it comes to the boil, put in some slices of fresh root ginger and let them boil in the water for two minutes. Then let the ginger water cool down. Add some honey for sweetness and drink the mixture slowly. Then swing your arms up and back round in gentle circles 30 to 50 times, stand in the second Zhan Zhuang position for five minutes, and finish off with the third Ba Duan Jin exercise (see pp. 70-71).

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TOOTHACHE

If you have toothache, the following will help relieve the pain. Stand in the second position — Holding the Balloon (see pp. 34-35), for two or three minutes. Keep your mouth gently closed with your tongue resting against the roof of your mouth. Saliva will form naturally. Imagine that the pain from your tooth is flowing away down your throat with the saliva.

For better results, dissolve a level teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Use half the glassful to rinse your mouth thoroughly and spit out the water. The Chinese way is to drink the remaining water. After this, follow the procedure above. In most cases, the pain begins to subside within two or three minutes. Consult your dentist for treatment.

DEPRESSION

Anxiety, worry, listlessness, and depression are symptomatic of a serious imbalance in the energy of your nervous system. How can you help restore the natural balance?

If you feel so lacking in energy and motivation that you cannot even get out of bed, try Holding the Balloon in the lying position shown on page 167. Just doing that for 10 minutes (or for whatever length of time feels right for you) twice a day, will greatly calm your spirit and begin to revive your natural energy.

If you can go outside, stand while looking at the trees. Their energy is immensely beneficial. If you have an aquarium at home, gaze at the fish as they move and let your mind move with them. This can be of great help to compulsive worriers.

As your spirits begin to revive, adopt either the second position - Holding the Balloon (see pp. 34-35), or the third position — Holding your Belly (see pp. 84-85), and stand calmly for as long as you can manage. When you have reached your natural limit, lower your hands. Then rest the backs of your wrists on your lower back and do the eighth Ba Duan Jin exercise: Shaking the Body Wards Off all Illnesses (see p. 80). This is a powerful exercise for refreshing your internal organs and vibrating your spine. Your depression will lift as your Chi begins to circulate more vigorously.

INSOMNIA

If you have trouble sleeping, do the reclining Zhan Zhuang exercises in bed for as long as you can (see p. 167), then massage your abdomen (see "Relaxation before you sleep", p. 174). Some people may take an hour or so to calm down completely. After that almost everyone will sleep.

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MEDICAL BENEFITS Enhanced blood circulation (seetopposite) gives a positive stimulus to your central nervous system and brain. An experiment in Beijing, China, examined alertness. Those who were tested for their response to random, infrequent signals immediately after doing their normal Zhan Zhuang practice session had an average response time five times faster than the norm.

The calm and quiet mental state during the standing exercise has been shown to produce increasingly strong alpha waves within the brain, which indicate an alert but tranquil state. Zhan Zhuang exercise helps to eliminate exhaustion, headaches, dizziness, and nervousness.

Circulation

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE If you suffer from high blood pressure, try the following sequence of exercises every day. First, stand for two minutes in the third Zhan Zhuang position — Holding your Belly (see below, and pp. 84-85). As you stand in this position, imagine that you are outside in warm, gentle rain. This has a marvellous calming effect. Then do the third Ba Duan Jin exercise: Holding Up a Single Hand Regulates the Spleen and Stomach (see pp. 70-71). Finish with the fourth Ba Duan Jin exercise: Looking Back Like a Cow Gazing at the Moon (see pp. 72-73).

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MEDICAL BENEFITS As you become calm and relaxed during Zhan Zhuang training, electrocardiograph measurements show that your heartbeat becomes slower and more powerful. The blood capillaries dilate, allowing a greater volume of blood to circulate through all the blood vessels.

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LOW BLOOD PRESSURE If you have low blood pressure, follow this sequence. Start by holding the fifth Zhan Zhuang position: Holding the Balloon in Front of your Face (see pp. 9293). Stay in that position for two or three minutes. Then do the fourth Ba Duanjin exercise: Looking Back Like a Cow Gazing at the Moon (see pp. 72-73). Finish with the sixth Ba Duanjin exercise: Touching the Feet with Both Hands Reinforces the Kidneys and Loins (see pp. 76-77).

Repeat this sequence of three positions once or twice a day.

Teh Lu (Railway) Hospital in Beijing, measured blood counts of Zhan Zhuang practitioners before and after one hour of standing.

Haemoglobin levels had increased, as had the production of both white and red cells.

The protein within the red blood cells increased significantly, resulting in increased absorption of oxygen from the lungs by the blood, and improved circulation of the oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body's internal organs.

Other studies have shown that Zhan Zhuang exercise lowers blood pressure in the majority of people. It has also helped people suffering from palpitations and heart murmur.

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