Practical Chinese Qigong

Practical Qigong For Home Health Care

The purposes of home care Qigong are the curing of disease and prolonging of life. Though there are many kinds of home care Qigong, the main division of techniques comes between neigong internal exercise and waigong external exercise . Those practised mainly in a quiescent state are called internal exercise or quiescent exercise, characterized by concentrating attention on Dantian the elixir field in concert with inhalation, exhalation and holding of breath in order to stimulate qi vital energy...

Clinical Manifestations

The patient feels pain at one side or both sides of the waist, sometimes the pain is severe and sometimes weaker. It becomes worse after a long period of standing or sitting or overwork. After a rest, the pain will be relieved. Sometimes the patient may also have such symptoms as scoliosis, lumbar muscle spasms and lower limb Practise l or 2 times a day, 15 to 30 minutes each time. See the previous section of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc. 2) Breath-adjusting and Waist-strengthening...

Postures

Cupping Hand Qigong

1 Natural standing style separate the feet in the width of the shoulders parallel. Keep the head upright and pull in the chest slightly. Slightly bend the knees. Put the hands on the lower belly with the left hand inside and the right one outside, palms facing inwards. Eyes look horizontally or downwards. Fig. 7 2 Cupping standing style Standing with the feet apart as above, let the eyes look ahead horizontally or downwards. Bend the hands in front of the body with fingers bent slightly and the...

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids Mucus

Hemorrhoids is caused by the expanding of the vein's tussocks and cirsoid under the membrane of the rectal mucous and the hypodermic part of the anal canal. We can divide hemorrhoids into three types according to the area in which it occurs internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids and the mixed type. It is The main symptoms are hemorrhaging, prolapse, swelling, itching, pain, a dropping feeling and the feeling of a foreign substance. Practise this 3 to 5 times a day. See the previous section...

The Twelve Regular Meridians

The Large Intestine Meridian

The twelve regular meridians include the three yin meridians of the hand the lung, the pericardium and the heart , and the three yang meridians of the hand the large intestine, the Sanjiao and the small intestine , the three yang meridians of the foot the stomach, the gallbladder and the bladder , and three yin meridians of the foot the spleen, the liver and the kidney . Since they belong to the twelve visceral organs and are the major trunks in the jingluo system, they are called zheng jing...

The Five Animals Frolic Wu Qin Xi

Five Animals Frolic Chi Kung

Wu Qin Xi was created by the most famous master of medicine, Hua Tuo, of the Three Kingdoms 220-280 A.D. by imitating the movements of five kinds of bird and beast the bear, tiger, monkey, deer and crane and combining the characteristics of the human body. It works well for health care. Wu Pu, one of the disciples of Hua Tuo, practised this exercise for building a good physique and he could hear and see well, had firm teeth and looked like a middle-aged man even when he was more than ninety....

Longevity Exercise Chang Shou Gong

Taijiquan Taichichuan

Chang Shou Gong has been popular in the Taihu Lake Taihu Region of South China for a long time. It is characterized by integration of mobile and quiescent exercises, convenience for practice both on land or in a boat, providing firmness and gentleness, and all-round positive effects. When it is practised persistently, the diseases may be cured and prolonging of life obtained. 1 The preparatory posture. Calm the mind and concentrate the thoughts, but do not be slack. Let Baihui face the sky....

Qigong Treatment

Qigong treatment has a good effect on high blood pressure. It can effectively induce relaxation effect and dissipate some of the mental strain factors causing high blood pressure. By relaxing, keeping one in quiescence and adjusting the cerebral cortex's function, the function of the vasomotor centre can be adjusted and the elasticity of the small arteries can be improved. In this way it is helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure. In addition, its effect of lowering blood 1 Standing...

Harmonization Exercise Tiao He Gong

Tiger Qigong

Tiao He Gong is an auxiliary exercise practised after ending of Qigong. It can be used for prevention of side-effects during performing Qigong. It was created according to expositions on cultivation, conserving health, methods of breathing and so on as found in the oldest medical book now extant in China, the Classics of Internal Medicine, and according to practical experience of curing diseases by massage. It is a kind of simple and practical exercise for health care. The maneuvres of the...

The Commonlyused Points and Manipulations

Microcosmic Orbit Yin Tang

The point massage can dredge the circulation of qi and blood, clear and activate the meridians and collaterals and strengthen the immunological and disease-resisting abilities of the body. It can also regulate qi and blood, balance yin and yang, enhance the body resistance to eliminate the pathogenetic factors, mobilize the potential energy of the body to achieve the goal of fighting against diseases and prolonging life. However manipulation and a correct selection of points according to the...

The Essentials Of Qigong Practice

Qigong is an exercise method which is used to regulate the practitioner's bodily functions through introspective action. The positive effects of Qigong build up gradually, level by level with regular and patient practice. Thus, the prescribed sequence of steps must be held to. The following words should be kept in mind Be full of confidence, be resolute, keep with and work hard at the exercises, and What, then, are the essentials of practising Qigong There are three one should both have and not...

Standing Ba Duan

1 Supporting the heaven with two hands and regulate the three visceral cavities. Stand with feet a shoulder width apart. Slightly bend both knees, relax the shoulders and elbows, and hang the hands naturally by the sides. Pull in the chest, contract the belly, relax the waist and back bone. Keep the head upright, with the eyes looking forward. Soothe the mind and regulate breathing. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Sink the qi down to Dantian and let the tongue touch the...

Health Cultivation Massage An Mo Yang Sheng Fa

Health Cultivation Massage belongs to the mobile cultivation methods of Qigong exercises. It is characterized by cultivation by movements that are simple and easily done. In the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 this method was popularized among the Chinese people. It is good for health care, body strengthening and prolonging life if exercised frequently and persistently. 1 Combing the hair. The acuity of vision can be improved and the pathogenic wind be expelled by combing one's hair frequently. The...

Prolapse Of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc

Exercise Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

Prolapse of the lumbar intervertebral disc, also called prolapse of the nucleus pulposus of the lumbar intervertebral disc, is common in young and middle aged people. Patients feel pain on one side of the waist and leg. If not treated in time, The main symptom is' pain on one side of the waist and radiating pain in one leg, or a numb, cold and swollen feeling in the affected leg. Qigong exercises should be used when symptoms and signs are relieved after massage treatment. a Hip bone moving...

Ba Duan Jin Sitting

The preparatory posture Sit straight with crossed legs or sitting naturally on a bed or chair. Put the hands in front of the belly, touch the upper palate with the tongue, relax the waist and shoulders, concentrate the mind on Dantian, and breathe naturally. Fig. 31 1 Holding the Kunlun Mountains with one's hands. Interlace the fingers and hold the upper back part of the head in the hands. Stretch the head backward against the hands with the eyes looking up and let the hands press the head...

Clinical Manifestation

Coughing repeatedly and spitting thick sputum and blood are the main symptoms. The course of the disease is comparatively long. Adopt the natural breathing method or the second breathing method. Do the exercise 3 to 5 times a day, 30 minutes each time. See Chapter Two for details. Take the sitting posture. Do the exercise 2 to 4 times a day, 30 minutes each time. See the previous sections of chronic bronchitis and emphysema of the lungs. Pneumothorax is a kind of disease caused by air entering...

Ear Massage To Strengthen Health Rou Er Jian Shen Fa

Qigong Ear Massage

The ear is a microcosm of the human body even its form looks like a fetus suspended upside down within the belly of its mother. It was said in ancient Chinese medical books that there is a close relationship between the ear auricle and the channels and collaterals. Clinical observation reveals that the physiological and pathological status of internal organs is approximately reflected at the corresponding locations of the auricle. Hence, rubbing the auricles frequently can stimulate the...

Sinewtransforming Exercise Yi Jin Jing

Qong Jin Jing

Yi Jin Jing evolved and developed from the Daoyin Fa method of breathing and physical exercise therapy and Tuna Fa method of inspiration and expiration of the ancient Yangsheng Shu exercise for health cultivation . It is said that it was created by the eminent monk Damo of the Shaolin Temple in the Liang Dynasty 502-557 A.D. and Chen Bo of the Song Dynasty 960-1279 A.D. in the course of their exercises. It has been one of the methods of physical exercise beloved by Chinese people for centuries....

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease is a kind of disease caused by factors which can lead to coronary arteriosclerosis, disturb the coronary arterious blood circulation, produce a contradiction between supply and consumption, and a lack of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. As a result, normal heart function is disturbed and the heart will change pathologically. Usually it is caused by long-term and excessive nervousness, excessive mental work and shortage of...

Concentration of Mind

Down Dantian Image

1 Common method This method is suitable for beginners. Attention should be paid only to the posture and the regulation of respiration. One can think of 2 Concentration of mind on Dantian method When inhalation, think of the natural qi being transmitted into Dantian, then hold the breath and concentrate the mind on Dantian. After that, guide down the qi of Dantian to the Huiyin point between external genital organ and anus , then upwards to Mingmen on the waist and let it penetrate to the...

Myotenositis Of Common Extensor Muscle

Myotenositis of common extensor muscle of the fingers is caused by overloading or long and chronic strain of the common extensor muscle. The main symptom is pain in the wrist and arm when moving, especially when wringing a towel or carrying a basin. Qigong treatment is usually used after the failure of other treatments, such as medicated plasters, medicine, physical treatment and cold and warm wet dressing. Choose the 1st, 4th, 11th, 16th and 21st postures. Practise two times a day, 30 See the...

The Buddhas Guardiansexercise Jin Gang Gong

According to legend, Jin Gang Gong was created by a general of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911 A.D. . This general was proficient in both Qigong and medical skills. He later shaved his head and became a monk. This school of exercise was established by successors through selection. It consists of three steps. As with other exercises, it stresses the regulation of the heart, the body and the breath. The exercise should be done with relaxed body and soft breath, and without distracting thoughts. a. The...

Correction Of Humpback

The humpback is characterized by spherical posterior deformation of the spinal coloumn. Office workers at middle or old age are often affected by this syndrome if they pay little attention to their working posture. Therefore, measures must be taken when early signs appear. First of all, a correct sitting posture is important. In addition, the following exercises can be practised to correct deformation. 1) Lie on the back. Support the body with occiput and both elbows and throw out the chest....

Proctoptosis

Proctoptosis is a kind of disease with the herniation of the anal canal, rectal mucosa, rectum and a part of the sigmoid from the anus. It is often found in Choose a quiet place in the early morning. Facing the east, stand with the feet a shoulder width apart and put the left hand on Dantian with the right hand above it. Close the eyes slightly and try to look at the nose tip. Touch the upper palate with the tongue. Concentrate the mind on Dantian and keep the posture for a while. Then inhale...

Gastroptosia

Gastroptosia refers to the position of the stomach being lower than normal. It is common in old people, especially in those who are weak. The main symptoms are abdominal distension, pain in the upper abdomen, anorexia, indigestion, constipation, etc. 1 Relaxed and Quiescent Recumbent Exercise Lie on the back with a high pillow and put the palms on the bed. Put something under the buttocks so as to lift them 5 cm higher than the bed. Use the second respiration method and concentrate the mind on...

Facial Exercises

Facial calisthenics can make the muscles of the face and neck firm and soft. The calisthenics can be divided into two parts simple facial movement and complicated movement. a. Slightly open the mouth and fill it with air. Then blow slightly. Inhale and blow like this again and again. b. Move the lower jaw, as if chewing gum. c. Open the mouth wide and close it tightly, again and again. Each time the above movements can be performed for 10 minutes. Do them twice a day, once in the morning and...

Exercises for Chest

Exercises for chest can promote the healthy development of the breasts, make them fuller and give them more elasticity. It can also regulate the postition of the breasts. 1 Stand straight. First straighten the chest and then retract the chest for 8 times. 2 Stand straight. Pull in the chest with lowering head and protruding shoulders. Then extend the chest as much as possible. Repeat 8 times. 3 Do exercise 1 again but the practice should be swifter and more forceful. Also repeat 8 times. 4...

Exercises for Buttocks

Too much accumulation of subcutaneous fat in the buttocks is a major factor which detracts from the beauty of the body. On the other hand, flat buttocks also affects your outline. The following exercises can benefit women in either condition. 1) Lie on the back. Bend the legs 90 degrees. Lift the buttocks and the upper part of the body. The force should be from the contracted buttocks muscles. Then close both knees and lower the buttocks slowly to the original position. Repeat the movement 4...

Morning Walking Exercise

The ancient Chinese people said Wake up as soon as the cock crows to stroll in the courtyard and ease the mind. This is the so-called way of cultivation. To walk in the morning and inhale fresh air is a kind of traditional health care method of the Chinese people. It is appropriate especially for old people. A better effect can be had when Qigong exercises are practised in addition. 1 Rest a while before strolling in the morning. With eyes looking forward on a horizontal line towards a distant...

Eight Pieces Of Brocade Exercise

Ba Duan Jin is part of the health care Qigong system practised in the home which has been popularized among Chinese people. This exercise was practised in the Sui and Tang dynasties 581-907 A.D. . It is easily performed by both old and young people. The amount of exercise can be varied and its effect is all-round. Its movements are divided into eight steps, the postures in each as graceful as a The following points should be emphasized in practising this exercise 1 Firmness and gentleness...

Constipation

Constipation is a kind of disease with dyschesia, hard stool, prolongation of the interval of defecation usually more then 48 hours and impediment of defecation. The main symptoms of the disease are dyschesia, hard stool, prolongation of defecation interval, impeded defecation accompanied with abdominal distension or Use the second respiration method and concentrate the mind on the lower abdomen. Practise 3 to 4 times a day, 30 minutes each time. See Chapter Two for 2 Quiescent Recumbent...

Exercises For Puerperal Restoration

Women who have given birth to a child all hope that their body may look like it did in their maiden life. This is possible if one practises the exercises for puerperal restoration. A brief introduction of these exercises is as follows 1. Stand with the arms raising up forcefully, or perform sit-ups, or stretch the arms backwards when sitting on a chair without a back. 2. Stand straight and stretch the arms downwards until they touch the ground. Or, lie on the back, get the body up with the...

Transmit Qi with Movement Method

1 Standing with feet apart at a distance of a little more than the width of the shoulders. While slowly taking in a breath, move the arms from the sides in an arc forward slowly and evenly, bringing the hands together at the level of the larynx as you reach the end of the inhale. Then exhale, moving the hands with the palms face down, slowly down along the middle line of the torso. At the same time, think to transmit qi downward, while bending the knees to half squat. Your hands should reach...

The Effects Of Qigong

According to modern scientific research in Qigong, it has been shown to have a certain regulating function on the nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system and internal secretion system. Qigong also can promote the balance of yin negative and yang positive and so maintain the internal stability of the body. It can also help recover one's youthful vigour. Generally speaking, upon practising Qigong for a period of time some special effects occur, which can be...

Chronic Myocarditis

Chronic myocarditis is a kind of myocardium disease caused by chronic myocardium pathological changes. Most cases occur after acute myocarditis. The main symptoms 'are palpitation, shortness of breath, cardiectasis and arrhythmia, etc. Practise this exercise 3 to 5 times a day, 30 to 60 minutes at a time, breathing naturally. See Chapter Two for details. See the previous sections of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Choose the 1st and 8th postures. Practise 1 or 2 times a day, 15 to 20 minutes...

Qigong Therapy For Some Common Diseases And Serious Diseases

Qigong not only has curative effect on many common and frequently-occuring diseases, but also on some complicated diseases. At the same time, different Qigong exercises have different functions and effects, and so one should choose Qigong therapy according to his health condition and the characteristics of the disease in order for best results. In addition, during treatment by Qigong, one should avoid debilitating factors. For example, an ulcer patient should avoid taking raw, cold and pungent...

Using Qigong To Make The Face More Beautiful

Facial massage can promote the blood circulation and lipa secretion, eliminate wrinkles and get rid of fatigue. There are various ways of massage. Generally an effective massage should include the following three factors. First, the massage should be directed against the expressional wrinkle lines. In this way it can prevent those transverse wrinkles on the forehead, nose bridge, neck and so on. Second, it should promote blood circulation. For the radial wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, a...

Making Yourself Shining and Bright

Qigong massage can make one shining and bright, since massage can promote blood circulation, dilate the capillaries in the skin and enhance the metabolism. In addition, it can also regulate the central nervous system and relieve muscular 1) First rub the face with both hands from the lower jaw to the top of the head, and then from the top of the head to the back of the ears, and back to the lower 2) Knead the two small pits between the corners of the eyes and the nose bridge with the middle...