Deficient Kidney Yin and Excess Liver Yang Imbalance
Medical Qigong Treatment
- Stand with your feet slightly more than shoulder-width apart, feet facing forward and parallel to each other.
- Bend your knees slightly so that you can achieve a firm yet comfortable stance. You should still be able to look down as see your feet past your knees if you are doing this correctly.
- Tilt the pelvis forward to lengthen and flatten the spine.
- Allow the arms to hang loosely at your sides, palms facing inward. There should be a small space (chicken egg-sized) in your armpits. Relax the shoulders and let them sink downward. Make the chest concave in shape and relaxed (opposite of “military stance” with the chest pushed out).
- Imagine that you head is suspended from on high by a thread. Tilt the chin toward the chest to further lengthen the spine. Close the mouth and lightly place the tip of the tongue at the upper palate where it meets the teeth.
- Breathe through the nose. Use abdominal breathing, allowing the lower abdomen to expand with inhalation and contract with exhalation. Breath deeply at a rate that feels comfortable (the slower, the better). Close your eyes or keep them only slightly open with a gaze not fixed on anything specific.
- Take another inhalation and with the palms facing the ground, raise your arms upwards at your sides and imagine that you are pulling golden-yellow Earth Qi into your palms and into your body.
- Continue inhaling and when your arms reach shoulder level, turn the palms upward, now gathering white light Heavenly Qi and pulling it into your palms and your body.
- Once your hands are at their peak above your head, conclude the inhalation and turn the palms again to face the top of your head.
- As you begin to exhale, allow the hands to float downward and direct the golden Earth and white Heavenly Qi into the top of your head.
- As you continue to exhale, direct the Qi into all the parts of you body as your hands float downward in a continuous motion, palms facing your body or facing the ground.
- Allow the hands to come to rest just above the knees at your sides and end the exhalation.
- Repeat 5 to 9 times. This qigong exercise can be performed by anyone, anywhere. A standing posture is preferable but it can easily be accomplished while sitting as well. Feel free to give it a try today.
The exercise for the liver healing sound also involves holding the arms at chest level. The liver healing sound is "shuu," pronounced "shoe." As you exhale, hold the "sh" sound, adding "uu" at the end of the exhalation. As you stand, place the backs of your hands together, fingertips pointing downward. Bend your elbows so your hands line up with your lower abdomen. Inhale, then exhale and draw your hands upward toward your chest. Continue raising your arms upward, then open them outward and stretch them to the side, palms up. Lift your face and chest to the sky. Circle your arms forward, this time with palms upward. Fold your arms and fists inward, squeezing the air out of your chest. Release your arms and open your fists, turning your forearms and palms to the ground. The entire movement should be performed on the exhalation as you voice the healing sound. Inhale, pressing down, and return your hands to the starting position. Repeat a total of six times.
It's very important in treatment of Blood Pressure to Increase your oxygen intake.
I cannot stress this enough. It is a known fact we cannot survive more than a few minutes without oxygen. Without sufficient oxygen our cells — particularly brain cells begin to die.
One way to increase our oxygen intake is to get plenty of fresh air. In China, millions of people practice Qigong in the parks every morning at the crack of dawn. Running water and fresh vegetation are excellent primary sources for negative ions that clean and freshen the air. That is why we enjoy practicing Qigong out in nature, particularly near running water, such as rivers, streams, brooks and waterfalls, and near fresh dense vegetation, such as in parks, forests and jungles.
That is also the reason we avoid exercising outside on windy days or just before it's going to rain. Such times are when the air is dense with positive ions that create "bad chi" and stress-related illnesses.
On such days, practice Qigong indoors with an ion generator in the room. A negative ion generator creates negative ions, attracting dust particles and contaminants in the air and filtering them out, making the air smell fresh and clean, just like after a recent thunderstorm. It also clears the air of positive ions, which are contraindicative to good health, creating ill humor and irritability, leading to hypertension and other stress-related illnesses.
Finally, practice Qigong/Yogic breathing. All Qigong exercises are accompanied by diaphragmatic breathing, which increases the efficiency of oxygen consumption and circulation in the blood.
The easiest and most common method is diaphragmatic breathing. Also inappropriately dubbed "belly breathing," diaphragmatic breathing expands the lungs to its fullest capacity by pulling down the membranous diaphragm located just below the rib cage, separating the thoracic cavity and the abdomen.
To practice diaphragmatic breathing, imagine filling up your belly with air as you inhale: your abdomen expands, pulling down the diaphragm and allowing your lungs to expand and fill up with life-giving oxygen. As you exhale, imagine a balloon deflating: let your belly collapse as you breathe out. Practice this purposefully until it becomes natural and automatic.
Diaphragmatic breathing will increase your oxygen intake up to ten times more efficiently, enabling you to breathe more slowly and more deeply, because more oxygen is getting into your system.
More oxygen in the blood means more energy, more efficient organ function and less stress. Your body secretes less stress-producing cortisol — too much of this hormone can lead to anxiety, depression, hypertension and other stress-related diseases.
Here are some great Breathing exercises and Meditations:Lungs Qigong - Lungs and Heaven connection
Controlled Breathing and Five-Finger Exercise
Qigong Breathing and Qigong for Relaxation
Breathing Meditation to Balance your Emotions
My favorite Meditation for Self-Healing by Yogi Bhajan
Breathing exercise to overcome all of your physical shortcomings
Also try Bliss Meditation
Meditation to receive Universal Love
Chinese Exercises and Herbs to ease Depression
That's it — fresh air, negative ions and yogic breathing to promote increased oxygen intake.
It’s been found that up to 90% of people with clinical high blood pressure or heart disease actually breathe opposite to the recommended deep abdominal breath method. This ‘reverse’ breathing can put strain on your system and cause constriction of the blood vessels, so it’s a good idea to develop the habit of abdominal breathing, instead.
The following qigong meditation is easy to do and is quite effective at calming your nervous system and helping to lower your blood pressure.
The next exercise is also easy. It has the effect of bringing upward-rising energy down, as well as tonifying the meridian that is in charge of your life energy. In a seated position, repeatedly rub the sole of each foot, specifically the area between the arch and the ball of your foot aka Kidney 1 or The Bubbling Well Point. Rub towards the toes. Do about 100 to 400 vigorous rubs per foot. This may sound like a lot of repetitions, but once you’re in the habit of doing this wonderful exercise you won’t ever regret the time taken. The Key to Longevity - The kidneys
And don’t forget to walk. Walking has the ability to lower your blood pressure if done consistently.
You can try QIGONG WALK to increase Qi (vital energy) quickly
There is a very effective meridian point to regulate blood pressure, called Nei Guan.
The point is on the inside of the forearm near the wrist. You can find this point by holding the first three fingers of your opposite hand against the crease where the wrist bends. The width of these three fingers away from where the wrist bends is where the point lies in the center of the inside of the arm. The point is on the same place on both arms and you can use either side. Hold the point gently as you breathe slowly and evenly. You may recognize this as the same point that helps with nausea. The point works by improving energy circulation around the heart area. Use this point several times throughout the day, always using a very light touch on the point.
• Use your left thumb to press on the right Nei Guan acupoint, with the thumbnail placed laterally to the two tendons, press 20 times. Then, knead in circular motion for 2 minutes. Repeat with the right thumb in the left Nei Guan acupoint, 2 times daily.
• You can also wear a wristband with a bump that will press into Nei Guan acupoint when positioned properly. You should feel soreness, numbness or expanded stimulated feeling towards the middle finger or to the elbow when stimulating the Nei Guan acupoint.
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Combat Stress and Food Cravings with Qi Massage
Energy Medicine and Home remedies for Dry Eyes
The following foods help eliminate cardiovascular problems like hypertension by removing mucus and stagnant Qi and blood, directing cooling yin fluids to the liver, and detoxifying the system.
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