Advanced Chi Nei Tsang: Enhancing Chi Energy in the Vital Organs
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Advanced Taoist techniques for detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs through the release of negative chi
• Works with the navel center, where negative emotions, stress, and illness accumulate
• Presents advanced techniques to release negative energy from the body and reestablish a healthy flow of vital energy to internal tissues and organs
From the Taoist point of view, good health depends upon the free flow of chi--healthy life-force energy--throughout the body. Taoists refer to healthy chi as good wind. When energy is trapped in the body it stagnates and becomes negative, manifesting in the symptoms of physical or emotional illness. Taoists call this negative energy sick or evil wind. The advanced Chi Nei Tsang practices focus on mastering these winds. They include techniques for developing sensitivity to sick winds, releasing internal energy blockages, and chasing sick winds from the body to reestablish a healthy flow of energy.
Negative energies caused by stress, tension, and the effects of past illnesses tend to accumulate in the naval center, so the advanced Chi Nei Tsang techniques use elbow pressure on specific reflex points around the navel to release energy blockages associated with each internal organ. They also work with wind access points found near the standard acupuncture points. These advanced practices build upon the organ detoxification and rejuvenation practices introduced in Chi Nei Tsang, allowing the practitioner to work intensively at an energetic level toward the restoration of optimum health and well-being.
the sexual organs toward the inner thigh, on the left side. Use the tip of your fingers for this point (fig. 5.25). 8. Follow with point 48 on the right side. Releasing Wind from the Chest and Shoulders Working on the chest and shoulders, we find many nerves. Respect the nerves by holding still—do not “monkey around” with the nerves. This wind most often affects the left side only. All of the points described next refer to the left and right sides of the body; if the wind moves to the right
the “Life and Death point.” This point is located on the back, between the scapula and the spine, between Thoracic 4 and 6 on the left side (fig. 6.1). When a person is having a heart attack, this point is very clear as it pulses and pops out. It can be the size of a Ping-Pong ball. This point can also be used preventively. My master taught me this point when he was close to death—by working on it, I was able to extend his life. The corresponding point on the right side is also important to
taut cord; I’d never felt anything that tight in an abdomen. He fainted often, but I continued working with my elbow. After three hours of intense work he stood up, smiled, and walked home with his family. I was nearly drained of energy for three days. I frequently repeat this story to remind the students of the importance of learning the technique and developing the power to maintain the structure. Sometimes, we must persist for a long time to release the tension and untangle the knots. Learn.
must know how to chase sick winds out of the body before they cause problems. Wind movement is a natural science that you can learn to master. Just as everyone feels uncomfortable on a day with no wind outside, such is the sense of stagnation in a body riddled with sick wind. The damp, stagnant, smelly conditions found in a wet, musty basement cause the proliferation of molds and bacteria that provoke allergic and respiratory complaints, compromise the immune system, and can result in depression
to move the winds if your student is lying on his back with his legs straight. The knees may be supported with a low pillow. When working on your student’s back, if you are not using a massage table with a cut-out for the face to rest in, you may put shiatsu rolls or soft, shapeable pillows under the armpits and a soft pillow under the forehead to support the head (fig. 3.1). Make sure not to stress your student’s neck. Fig. 3.1. Student’s position LOOKING FOR PATTERNS Scan your student’s