Exercise Method

1) Nine methods of massage a. Stand upright with the feet spread shoulder width. Join both palms together with the thumbs covered in the centre of the palms. Lift both arms with the tip of fingers pointing up and rub the top of the forehead with the radial edge of the index fingers repeatedly. The rubbing movement should be done softly. Breathe naturally, open the eyes wide and raise the head.

b. The posture is the same as above. Let the right palm rub the middle part of the forehead horizontally with the five fingers stretched. Bend the left arm and put it on the back with the tip of the left fist touching Mingmen point (opposite to the navel). Do the movements at both sides alternating seven times each.

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c. The posture is the same as above. Clench both hands tightly. Let the tip of the second knuckle of the index fingers press on Sizhukong point (the hollow area at the lateral end of eyebrows) and make small circles there. Open the eyes. Do the movements seven times.

d. The posture is the same as above. Clench both hands as tightly as possible. Protrude the knuckle of the thumbs and press them on the orbits. Open the eyes and rub the orbits in circular motion. The directions for the left hand are upper, left, down, right, upper again. Make seven circles each.

e. The posture is the same as above. With the palms facing downward, press both thumbs with strength on Taiyang point (the hollow area behind the point where the tip of eyebrow meets the lateral angle of the eye) of both sides and rub them back and downward. Open the eyes. Do the movements seven times.

f. The posture is the same as above. Massage or rub lightly Renzhong point below the nose with the radial side of the index finger of one hand while rubbing Fengfu point (1.5 cm above the posterior hair line) with the other index finger. Do the same movements, alternating hands. Open the eyes. Exercise seven times.

g. The posture is the same as above. Place the earlobes between the index and the middle fingers of both hands. Massage with the palms up and down. The strength used in downward massage should be stronger and longer than that used in upward massage. Open the eyes. Exercise seven times.

h. The posture is the same as above. Put the middle fingers on the two sides of the nose and press upward from Yingxiang point (beside the wings of the nose) to the Yintang point (between the eyebrows) and then to the middle part of the forehead. After that, separate the hands and press with the palms from the hairline above the ears downward to the occipital bone and neck. Open the eyes. Exercise seven times.

i. Stand naturally. Bend both knees slightly and clench the hands at the same time. Pound every part of the body with both fists in order: shoulders, chest, belly, waist, back, hip, legs and other areas. Exercise seven times.

2) Method for the regulation of blood

Stand with feet separated a shoulder width. Lift both arms at both sides of the body horizontally with the elbows bent slightly and the palms facing up. Bend the waist to the right side, lower the right arm and turn the palms. At the same time raise the left palm slowly. Thus, an oblique straight line is formed by both arms. Then bow the waist to the left side and do the same movements as before. Do not swing the head to the sides. Exercise seven times.

3) Method for the regulation of food

Stand in bow stance. Rotate both arms back and forth with the waist as axis. The hands should be working as if kneading a ball. When the left foot is stepping, rotate the right hand in front and the left hand behind. Exercise seven times.

4) Method for the regulation of qi

Stand with feet a shoulder width apart. Stretch both arms to the sides. Bow the waist, bend the knees and squat down. At the same time, draw the hands to the front of the chest slowly to form a posture as though holding a ball. Then, stand up like a wild goose going to fly, with the arms stretching upward and separate both hands in front at the top of the head (one hand height) making again the posture of holding a ball. One squatting and one standing up is considered a sequence. Exercise altogether seven times.

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