Qigong Treatment

At the beginning of practising Qigong exercise, the patient may take some medicine as an auxiliary means. After 1 or 2 months later, the patient can reduce the amount of the medicine gradually to increase Qigong exercise. Practise 2 or 3 times a day, 30 to 60 minutes each time. See Chapter Two for details. Practise once a day, 30 to 60 minutes each time. Choose the postures to practise according to the positions of osteophyte, such as the 2nd, 9th and 19th postures. 3) Three Cores Together...

The Distribution Of Jingluo And Its Functions

Jingluo is a general term for the meridians and collaterals in the human body. The meridians, which constitute the main trunks, run longitudinally and interiorly within the body while the collaterals, which represent branches of the meridians, run transversely and superficially from the meridians. The jingluo are pathways in which the qi and blood of the human body are circulated. They pertain to the visceral organs and extend over the surface of the body, forming a network and linking the...

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...

Sample Case

Wang, 74 years old, had suffered from poor digestion, hard stool and dysdefecation for more than 10 years. The symptoms became worse and he had constipation and diarrhea alternately and frequently. Sometimes the interval of the defecation was more than a week and a demulcent had to be used. But usually diarrhea occurred after taking it, then constipation again. No lesion was found during the surgical examination. The effect of the expectant treatment was not satisfactory and the...

Clinical Manifestations

Acute type The patient experiences hyperaemia, photophobia, pain, shedding tears, and sometimes headaches and nausea. Usually the patient is unable to work. Chronic type The typical patient has engaged in cutting and welding with electric arc torch for a long time, and may experience photophobia and conjuctive hyperaemia but can still work. Practise in'the spare time in the morning and evening. See the previous section of chronic bronchitis and emphysema for details. Practise the 1st and 2nd...

Respiration with Twisting of the Body and Looking About

Abdominal Respiration Exercise

Exercise method 1) Place the left foot a large step to the left side to form a left bow stance. After twisting the body leftwise, put the left hand on the waist with the palm facing outward. Put the right hand in front of the forehead at a distance of one fist, with its palm facing outward and eyes looking at the right heel. Do not raise the heel from the ground (Fig. 48-1). When the left bow stance is exercised, the waist is in a tensive state due to the twisting of the body to the left....

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...

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...

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....

Concentration of Mind

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...

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...

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 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...

Myopia

Myopia is a disease caused by ametropia. It is common in primary and middle-school students. Mostly it results from long-term improper use of the eyes, such as working at a short distance, reading in dim light or in an incorrect posture, The patient can see things close up but unclear at a distance. Practise 3 times a day, 30 minutes each time. See the previous section of chronic Relax the eyes, breathe naturally, and concentrate the mind on Dantian. See the previous sections of hypertension...

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...

Bouncing a Ball While Stepping

Acupressure Shoulder Exercises

Lift up the left leg, do the movements of bouncing a ball with the right hand in front of the right shoulder. Inhale at the same time. Fig. 74 b. Lift up the right leg, do the movements of bouncing a ball with the left hand in front of the left shoulder. Exhale at the same time. The movements of lifting hand, bouncing the ball and stepping feet should be coordinated with breathing, and the stepping movements should be done in a very happy and relaxed manner. Doing bouncing movements 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 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...

The Commonlyused Points and Manipulations

Points Zhineng Qigong Bai Hui

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...

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...

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...

The Twelve Regular Meridians

Qigong Meridians

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...

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...

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...

Postures

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...

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...

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...

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....

Standing Ba Duan

Push Squat Duan Jin

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...

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...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a eye disease caused by high pressure in the eyes, the narrowness of the anterior chambers and the hindered dischargement of the aqueous humor. Clinically, glaucoma can be divided into acute and chronic types. When congestive glaucoma results in an acute attack, the patient may suffer severe headaches, nausea, iridization and decreased vision. Congestive ciliary body, corneal opacity, platycoria and high eye pressure can be found upon examination. Simple glaucoma attacks slowly...

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....

Ba Duan Jin Sitting

Baduanjin Exercises Inhale

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...

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...

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...

Broadening the Heart and Mind

Raise both hands, which are pressing downward, to the front of the chest while straightening the knees gradually with the palms facing each other. Pull the hands to both sides horizontally for expanding the chest. Inhale at the same time. Fig. 59-1 b. Remove both hands from the sides of the body horizontally to the front of the chest, with the palms facing down. Then press the hands downward while bending the knees. Exhale at the same time. Fig. 59-2 Stand up gradually when straightening the...

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...

Rowing the Boat in the Lake Centre

Inhale Stretch

When the left hand comes across the right hand in front of the chest, turn both palms up and make arched lines in front of the belly from the down to the up. Lift both arms up and stretch them, the palms facing front. Straighten the legs and inhale at the same time. b. Make arched lines back down with the stretcheded arms while bending the waist. Exhale at the same time. Fig. 63 c. When both hands reach the farthest end in the lower back, straighten the waist and lift up the arms. Make...

Horse Riding Stance with Hands Moving Like Clouds

Hands Waist

Push the left hand out, with the palm inward at the level of the eyes and move the right hand forward with its palm facing the left at the level of the navel. Turn the waist to the left while moving both hands left along. Inhale at the same time. Fig. 67-1 b. Turn the waist to the left as far as you can, while lifting the right hand to the height of the eye with the palm facing inward and bring down the left hand to the level of the navel with the palm facing the right. Move both hands to...