Straightening Your Spine

We human beings usually suffer from the gradual curving of our backbones, from the time we first begin walking upright, partly because our heads are so heavy relative to the rest of our bodies. The curvature of our backbones tends to damage the autonomic nerve system that branches out from the spine, and to cause various diseases. For example, patients with whiplash injury are likely to suffer for a long time from cervical pain, eye strain, buzzing in the ears, sensations of a stuffed nose or of an obstructed pharynx, palpitations, and other symptoms.

When I examine patients, using my fingers as a qi sensor, I can sense when their cervical vertebrae are abnormally curved. But curvature of this sort can be treated with the qigong method, by releasing external qi. With this treatment, these various complaints begin to disappear. From a qigong point of view, it means that the blockage of qi at the Du Channel has been removed. In the language of Western medicine, the sympathetic trunk (stellate ganglion), which works as a relay station for the autonomic nerves of the cervix, has been normalized.

The body is like a vessel through which qi flows. If the backbone is not straight, qi energy cannot flow. Practice of the Microcosmic Orbit method which I systematized allows your qi energy to flow smoothly. The exercises in this method include rhythmical swinging and twisting movements. In developing this method of qigong, I was most heavily influenced by the Chinese qigong called "Wu Qing Xi" (Chinese; "five animals movements") and "Gui She" (Chinese; "turtle and snake"), both of which were systematized by Master Zhou Nian-Feng and are qigong methods that imitate the movements of animals.

Heal Yourself With Qi Gong

Heal Yourself With Qi Gong

Qigong also spelled Ch'i Kung is a potent system of healing and energy medicine from China. It's the art and science of utilizing breathing methods, gentle movement, and meditation to clean, fortify, and circulate the life energy qi.

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  • virginia thurman
    What is the realtion between strain on eyes and straightening of spine?
    8 years ago
  • Kaci
    Can qigong straighten spine?
    6 years ago

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