This section of the Chi Guide is more understandable if you are familiar with the basics of Chinese Medicine or have reviewed Ancient Chinese Medicine, Balancing Yin and Yang, Human Blood and other Chi Energy transformation pages found on HappySoulHealthyBody.com.
Learning to understand and consciously guide Chi is a lifelong process. In my experience, it began when I was young and wanted to understand life’s mysteries that lay beyond my five senses.
For me, of the many books directly dealing with these mysteries of expanded consciousness, the most important ones are ‘Tao Te Ching’, ‘The Secret of the Golden Flower’, ‘Cosmic Consciousness’ and ‘In the Light of Truth’.
And of course ‘Huang Di Neijing’, a Chi guide that gives practical steps on how to purify and heal the body so that a unified and glorious state of awareness becomes an ongoing life experience.
These pages are my sincere attempt to share with you as simply as possible my understanding of this subtle process which carries unimaginable benefits for each of us.
Chi Guide for Unifying Shen and Jing in Sacred Marriage
If you have read the Chi Systems section, you know that the kidney domain which houses Jing, includes the sexual center, the bone marrow, spinal cord and the brain. The brain or ‘the sea of marrow’ can be nourished and re-built in order to expand consciousness. (even here in the West much research is being done on ‘brain plasticity’).
Huang Di Neijing says, “The Essence (Jing) of kidney produces marrow that forms the brain.”
So the nutritive and supportive Jing is that Generative Force (Kundalini) that can be cultivated by conscious intention with other Chi qualities, especially the Ancestral or Spiritual Chi – Shen, which connects us to our spirit and therefore to our free will.
For this focus and contemplation are needed, and utilizing Acupuncture and Natural Remedies, as well as Healing Tao practices, can be of great help.
The Ultimate Chi Guide
When our free will is aligned with the great Will of Wu Chi – when we claim It as the ultimate Chi Guide, we can begin to clear the organs, tissues and glands along with their channels.
By consciously practicing the virtues this commitment implies, we’ll then begin to experience the abundance of the creative Power of our Generative Force.
However, it is easy to ignore the subtle promptings of the ultimate Chi Guide. And if, through our thinking, feeling and action we fail to work on clearing the organs and Chi channels for that alignment, we automatically become subordinates to wrongly and excessively used sexual and other forces with their limitations.
We then have only a static connection to the endless supply of Light Chi. This leads to weakening of the body, unhappiness, deterioration of all faculties and final death with the life spent devoid of its true purpose.
Huang Di Neijing says, “Overindulgence in five emotions of happiness, anger, sadness, worry, fear and fright can create imbalances. These emotions can injure Chi, while seasonal elements can affect the body.
Sudden anger damages the Yin Chi, to become easily excited and overjoyed will damage the yang Chi. This causes the Chi to rebel and rise up to the head squeezing the Shen out of the heart and allowing it to float away.
Failing to regulate one’s emotions can be likened to summer and winter aiming to regulate each other, threatening life itself.”
Once again – since Jing Chi operates as the substratum of life, it follows that it is, in addition to its kidney ‘home’, within every cell of the human body.
The question is, what else does each cell carry as a result of the person’s thinking and actions, including eating and drinking?
These limiting elements may take ‘the upper hand’ therefore can, temporarily or even for a lifetime, repress the more refined principal Jing Chi. This makes the following the ultimate Chi Guide even more difficult.
The Role of Shen Chi
Shen or Ancestral-Spiritual Chi is associated with breathing, the heart and the circulation of blood. The Heart controls blood, blood vessels and houses the mind including feelings. Spirit, consciousness, memory, thinking and sleep are all dominated by the heart function or Shen.
Shen, when not over-run by base desires, passions and other negative emotions, is the pristine spirit that is one with the Law of Love – Wu Chi.
Shen is Yang in relation to the receptive Jing Chi
Shen is cultivated through prayer, contemplation of the virtues such as gratitude, love, compassion, generosity and other divine qualities.
Also, yearning to understand the riddle of existence opens the heart to intuitive knowledge.
The boundaries of the ego begin to soften and Shen awakens the need to cleanse the energies, to transforms negative emotions lodged in the organs, tissues and glands into positive Chi in order to vitalize the body and expand consciousness.
As the driving force behind the personality, ‘Shen is the awareness that shines out of the eyes when we are truly awake’.
Practicing Chinese Meditations, applying non-invasive Nano Acupuncture and Chinese Healing Herbs clarifies and strengthens all Chis of the body. They help in keeping the connection to the ultimate Chi Guide constant.
The Sacred Marriage
Not done in a day, but eventually, Shen (spirit-fire-yang) transforms into a ‘Heavenly Heart’ and unites with Jing (seed-water-yin) in a sacred inner marriage with a beyond description orgasmic bliss described in many ancient texts.
The Generative Force or Kundalini
With the experience of the sacred marriage, the biological mechanism of the Generative Force is ignited and it’s life giving nectar, ‘The fiery Dragon’ – rushes up to the brain. The gates of Wu Chi’s reservoir of a new, brilliant reality of Life open wide. Return to Brilliance!
Consciousness, from the isolated sense of ego toward expanded, all-embracive awareness, has taken a major leap. . . AHA!
This leads to an inspired sense of freedom, creativity, qualities of genius and can lead to cosmic consciousness. This then is the complete healing of the human body, mind and spirit.
For this reason, the Chinese medical tradition speaks of Jing, Chi and Shen as the Three Treasures.
Catch that moment-in-between! At the computer while waiting for a process to finish, or in the kitchen while waiting for water to boil. Anywhere you have a moment, tap it or it flies with the wings of the morning.
There is no need to aim at the exact locations of the acupuncture body points while doing self-massage. Focus on treatment areas, through them you can connect to and affect the points and their channels.
Try it! Tap for a minute or so all around the head and you’ll find that the head feels clearer afterwards, at least that’s what I experience.
Tap, Tap, Tap All Around your Head
There are so many points located around the head and on it that you can hardly count them. The translations of the Chinese names are descriptive and very interesting indeed.
Points with names such as Suspended Regulator (GB 6), Flowing Valley GB 8), Celestial Pouring (GB 9), Root of the Spirit (GB 13), Eye Window (GB 16), Upright Management (GB 17), and many others including those on the UB channel, are used to to release headache, nasal obstruction, to help tired eyes, blurring vision and ear problems such as ringing in the ears.
Other points helping eyesight and hearing are on the forehead and both sides of the head – Eyes Bright (UB 1), Yintang, Yang White (GB 14), Taiyang, Pupil Seam (GB 1), Hearing Assembly (GB 2), Lower Hinge (ST 7), Palace of Hearing (SI 19), Whites (ST 2).
Tap to prevent Cold and Flu
And if you tap the upper part of the neck, all around the occipital bone you catch many ‘wind – window of the sky’ points – Wind Pool (GB 20), Wind’s Dwelling (Gov. 16), Jade Pillow (UB 9), Final Bone (GB 12 – also used in insomnia). They help you, among other indications, in Flu Prevention – to clear out the toxins and viruses that tend to collect in the glands.
Add to them Person Welcome (ST 9), Heavenly Appearance (SI 17), and lower down in front, Heaven’s Prominence (Co 22) and at the back Big Vertebra (Gov 14) and To Grasp Wind (SI 12- a crossing point for LI, TW and GB channels). Tapping them daily you help your throat and Lung functions while building resistance to cold and flu.
The Upper Yin and Yang Channel’s Chi Flow
In the upper Yin channels, Chi flows from the chest area along the inner arms to the fingers.
The points on these channels have names such as Central Mansion (Lu 1), Cloud Gate (Lu 2), Spirit Gate (He 7), Inner Connection (PC 6), Labour’s Palace (PC 8).
The functions are to harmonize the Chi flow the Lungs, Heart and Pericardium. Therefore, your self-massage helps to alleviate cough, asthma, pains in the chest, palpitations, anxiety stress, and it calms the spirit.
The upper Yang Channel go from the fingers along the outside of the arms over the shoulder ending in the face.
Some names for their points are descriptive also. Coming Together (LI 4), Curbed Pool (LI 11), Welcome Fragrance (LI 20), Outer Gate (TW 5), Wind Screen (TW 17), To Nourish the Old (SI 6), Heavenly Ancestor (SI 11), Cheekbone Seam (SI 18). When you tap, self-massage or even brush with your hands these channels you’ll open the Chi flow in them and within the inner organs.
The Lower Yin and Yang Channel’s Chi Flow
The leg Yin Channels begin in the feet and run along the inside of the legs
Bubbling Spring (Kid 1), Extreme Stream (Kid 3), House Guest (Kid 9), Official Grandson (Sp 4), Yin Crossing (Sp 6), Supreme Pouring (Liv.3), Curve Spring (Liv 8). Again, the purpose of self massaging in these areas is to spread Chi, harmonize the blood flow, and to bring a sense of balance.
The leg Yang channels begin in the face and end up in your toes
Inner Courtyard (St 44), Foot Three Miles (St 36), Abundance (St 40), Foot Above Tears (GB 41), Suspended Cup (GB 39), Kunlun Mountain (UB 60), To Support Mountain (UB 57) are a few of their numerous points.
The Front Channels of the Torso
Kidney, Liver and Spleen channels run up the torso in the front. They have names such as Chi’s Cave (Kid 12), Vital Corridor (Kid 16), Spirit Storage (Kid 25), Document Gate (Liv 13), Hope Gate (Liv 14), Abdominal Knot (Sp 14), Large Envelope (Sp 21).
Of the Yang Leg Channels, the main trunk of Stomach channel runs down toward the legs and have names such as Breast Source (St 18), Heaven Hinge (St 25) and Chi Rushing (St 30). Your self-massage on these areas should be gentle, yet as deep as is comfortable for you.
Of the Extra-Ordinary Channels in the front, the best known is the Conception channel. Its points have names such as Sea of Chi (Co 6) and Great Palace (Co 14).
The traditional functions found in acupuncture textbooks often mean to open up blocks, to harmonize and spread Chi. While tapping or self-massaging, make sure to cover the sides and the buttocks to help GB channel in its Chi flow.
The Back Channels of the Body
The UB channel, running down at the back has two lines. Its numerous points include Wind Door (UB 12), Heart’s Hollow (UB 15), Liver Corridor (UB 18), Kidney Corridor (UB 23) and other ‘vital corridors’ that are expressive in their names.
I hope you enjoy your daily self-massage. Better yet, if you have an opportunity to exchange acupressure-massage with your partner or a friend, go for it!
When playing with my grandchildren I sometimes asked them to give me a barefoot massage. They have fun taking turns in walking on my back, and I loved it!
May your Rejuvenating Energy flow abundantly! And may you live in thankfulness for all that your life offers.
Searching for a Cold and Flu Cure? Natural Remedies can help.
Doctors of ancient Chinese Medicine recognized influenza viruses. They called them ‘unseen insects’ and used acupuncture and herbal remedies for the epidemics that hit villages and towns.
You can stop any early cold and flu symptoms by using non-invasive Acu Stones with Herbal Remedies used in China for hundreds of years!
The key is to be alert to the early symptoms and prevent the nasty invaders from multiplying into huge numbers when they can overpower the immune system and any form of intervention.
You can learn the best Flu Prevention practices and how to stop early Cold and Flu Symptoms with an effective Chinese Flu Remedy.
Our Happy Soul Healthy Body pages can be a resource for you and your family, and this is what you must know:
Cold vs Flu.
How long is Flu contagious?
How long does Flu last?
How to use DIY Needle-less Acupuncture?
The Best Natural Remedies.
Stress and Flu.
The Importance of Hand Washing.
Effective Herbal Remedies.
Stomach Flu Symptoms and Remedies.
You’ll learn to recognize the first signs of cold and flu and banish the symptoms with effective Natural Remedies and our revolutionary DIY Needle-less Acupuncture, effective and easy to use in order to overcome the symptoms and strengthen your Immune System.
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‘Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food’ was the norm in any Chinese household.
This rule was taught by the ‘food doctors’ as early as sixth century BC and effective herbal remedies were recorded in the annals of medicine.
For flu prevention, the herbs, considered as ‘superfoods’, were boiled as tea or combined in a chicken soup. Ginseng and Astragalus are examples of such herbs.
The most effective recipes of Natural Remedies were passed on from one generation to the next. The fresh or dried herbs were boiled into a bitter tasting tea whenever a flu remedy was needed. Lonicera and Forsythia combination is famous, and here is the recipe.
Indications: Clears fever, headache, cough, sore throat in initial stages of a febrile disease. Eliminates interior heat and toxins.
You can purchase Yin Chiao in a tablet format at your nearby Chinese Herbalist.
Or, you can order it online. Several patent variations of it, made in North America, are available. I like the one manufactured by Planetary Herbals available from Herbal Remedies USA. When on their site type Yin Chiao Classic in the search box in order to access this time-honored herbal flu remedy.
Acupuncture in Flu Prevention and Treatment
Chinese ‘Barefoot Doctors’, travelling from village to village, used specific body points for Flu Prevention and Treatment. They also advised that the ‘Window of the Sky’ points around the neck and shoulders had to be protected from cold and draft. If not, the new and already existing nasty invaders we call viruses could multiply in vast numbers and create the first cold and flu symptoms.
Luckily, a new discovery in Chinese Medicine is easy-to-use D.I.Y needle-less Acupuncture.
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It can happen after attending a gathering where the food was unclean. It might have been prepared by a carrier, who was not washing hands the way he/she should have done – vigorously at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
It is not in the scope of these pages to differentiate between various forms of digestive disorders. We’ll focus here on epidemic gastroenteritis.
It often starts in semi-closed community environments such as families, school cafeterias, ships and vacation spots.
20 to 50 percent of the people of that community can get sick from the food or water-borne pathogens spread from person to person.
Recently a large number of people suffered from acute intestinal flu because of packaged spinach or lettuce bought in a supermarket.
It is a highly contagious disease and causes millions of cases of diarrhea each year in the west. In developing countries, it is a major cause of death, because of the lack of clean drinking water.
Any unclean practice can be a cause of intestinal flu symptoms, which appear within 4 to 48 hour after exposure to the virus and last for 1-2 days, though the symptoms can last as long as 10 days.
They usually begin with nausea and vomiting, followed by cramps and watery diarrhea, possibly headache, fever and chills.
Most people recover without complications, but the flu can be serious when people do not Drink Enough Fluids.
When the first symptoms appear, take the Chinese Medicine’s herbal remedy PO Chai Pills
Available in any Chinese Herbalist store, this amazing patent formula is a standard in every Chinese household. It is used in nausea and headache due to stomach flu, overeating, hangover, unfamiliar diet, motion sickness, indigestion. It is a must for world travellers. And it’s suitable for children
Herb Huang Lian (Rhiz.Coptidis) is an example of holistic medicine for burning diarrhea. It detoxifies, therefore it is also used in cancer treatments.
I use Pau d’Arco (Taheebo) tea also as a cleanser. In the case of intestinal flu, drink it as a tea, but use it also as an enema to cleanse the colon in order to speed the healing process.
Allow the gastrointestinal track settle by not eating for a day.
Sip clear liquids or suck on an ice cube if still nauseous.
The old saying, ‘It’s better to build a well before you’re thirsty’ applies to Flu Prevention along with other wise principles of ancient Chinese Medicine.
You find here two aspects to the advice.
The first one is for the first cold and flu symptoms, which can develop quickly into a full blown influenza if not stopped on time.
The second aspect is to boost your immune system on an ongoing basis with DIY Needle-less Acupuncture Disks and Immune System Supplements.
This approach helps alleviate cold flu symptoms while giving you a renewed sense of strength and vitality. The approaches overlap.
Prevention of Cold and Flu while Boosting Your Immune System
Drink plenty of warm fluids. If possible add Taheebo tea to your habits.
Warm soups in winter – chicken-with-herbs soup.
Enough rest during the flu season.
Wash hands frequently and vigorously for at least twenty seconds each time.
Use DIY Needle-less Acupuncture disks under the ears, below the jaw and the soft hollow on both sides below the occiput (about two inches from the centre at the back). See the guidebook which comes with the kit to add other points. The application of the disks clears out toxins from the glands.
When in cold, rain or snow keep warm – particularly your head, neck and feet.
Be alert to the First Symptoms (tiredness, stuffy feeling, cloudy thinking, shivers, sneezing, runny nose, headache, uneasiness).
Gargle with salt water to prevent sore throat.
And remember, if you don’t drop everything now and rest, you may suffer much later.
Have a bottle of YIN CHIAO handy, follow the instructions and take when the First Symptoms appear and continue up to four days if necessary.
This safe herbal flu remedy has been used in China for hundreds of years in flu prevention – to stop colds, fevers, bodily pains, sore throat, headache, swollen glands, acute bronchitis and other febrile conditions.
Yin Chiao is one of the most effective natural remedies, but it is not an immune system supplement, therefore do not use it for more than four days on each occasion.
To boost your immune system use . . .
Take Vitamin C 2000mg a day. the human body does not produce this vitamin although it is necessary for removing toxins we all accumulate.
Multivitamins including A, B, D and E plus flax seed oil.
Welcome to our Self-Healing Strategies using Do It Yourself (DIY) Acupressure and Needle-less Acupuncture!
You Can Learn to be Pain-Free and Gain Trust to be In Charge of your Over-all Health.
Our approach to Self-Healing uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western science. This involves Acupressure and/or placing Nanotechnology enhanced Tourmaline Stones on the body’s chosen acupuncture and trigger points for Pain Relief and alleviating other physical or emotional symptoms.
We all know how happy we feel when annoying, gnawing pain finally leaves! And consistently happy are those who also use our tourmaline Acu-Stones for prevention in order to live Pain-Free Life as well as to Expand their Consciousness and Human PotentialWhat is Self-Healing with non-invasive Acupuncture?
Just in case you are not familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) let me explain a bit about this ancient art/science and why I feel so passionate about applying its basic principles and practices in most health challenges.
There is a lot of mystique associated with acupuncture as a result of its long history. But Western research has shown that acupuncture induces the release of pain-relieving endorphins in the brain. Along with this, it brings over-all harmony and well-being. Isn’t this the goal of any healing practice – to eliminate the painful symptoms in order to feel balanced and through it regain your inherent vibrancy and joy of life? Be better and eventually be the best you can be!
What is Wrist Pain or CTS according to Chinese Medicine?
TCM diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Stagnation of Chi Energy and Blood in the middle of the palm, wrist and arm. The key word here is Stagnation. What is it? We know that when water stands still, for instance in a pond, it becomes murky. Lack of movement invites unwanted organisms to multiply and have their hay day. This is how many water-borne diseases are spread. Stagnation, sluggishness, lack of movement can happen on any level of human life – physical, emotional and spiritual.
Chi Energy is that unseen Life Force which makes everything grow, move, metabolize and function smoothly. This applies to all nature including the human body, where its fundamental substances, including body fluids and blood, can slow down when chi energy, disturbed by stress and other reasons, is not able to move them properly.
The carpal tunnel, running along the two tendons below and above the wrist, is a narrow passageway surrounded by tendons and ligaments. The median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the thumb and first three fingers, runs through this passageway.
Carpal tunnel nerve can get compressed if there is stress which can lead to a reaction in the tendons and ligaments. When the metabolism has slowed down, then even a tiny amount of debris, which of course can grow over time may block the way. The wrist, hand and arm then feel pain.
How Does the Self-Healing with the Acu-Stones Work?
Using our Self-Healing method you place the non-invasive Acu Stones on top of the skin where they interact with the body’s energy and neural pathways activating Chi and Blood flow. This dissolves the energy and neural blocks, flushes out the debris and eases the pressure, therefore the pain.
The dots you see in the diagram target hand/wrist/forearm pain. The Acu-Stones are placed on the chosen points and left for 20-40 minutes for Effective Pain Relief. As you relax you may experience the buzz and at some points a heat sensation caused by the activation of energy within. The stones keep their coolness.
Applying the 1.3” wide disks on pain points alleviates the pain, but for permanent relief is best to use them according to Your Self-Help Guide included in the attractively packaged kit, where the ten stones nestle in their respective pockets. Activation liquid, along with surgical tape is also included in the kit.
In addition to Pain Relief, the Acu-Stones can be used to improve your immune system, to enhance memory and brain health in general. They are helpful in losing weight and are essential for anti-ageing. Your Guide book as a Self-Help Guide to Pain-Free and Peaceful Living has all the information needed to use the Acu Stones properly so as to get all the benefits they offer. The booklet contains prescriptions for 83 different conditions.
Using the Acu-Stones instead of needles in my practice enabled my patients to permanently recover from pain and disease, often without medication. Continuing the Self-Help applications using their own kit they were able to naturally adjust and balance their physiological, emotional and spiritual lives. This balancing our emotional lives through positive thoughts based on spiritual practices is an important step.
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You can reduce the frequency and relieve them by using DIY Needle-less Chinese Acupuncture, which uses Tourmaline stone processed through Nanometer technology.
Imagine owning your own little emergency kit you can carry with you anywhere you go and, as soon as the first symptoms appear, you can place few Holistic Healing Disks on designated acupuncture points. You rest with the tourmaline disks on for less than an hour and there! You are well again!
No need to feel pins and needles, no need for darkened rooms and isolation, no need for missed appointments or work days, or for feeling useless any more.
The migraine headaches you have suffered are then gone, just like a bad dream, they are gone!
Chinese Acupuncture and Headaches
As the ancient acupuncture practice is made new again through wide acceptance here in the West, it’s becoming recognized as a perfect complement to modern medicine. In fact, many medical schools are already teaching it.
For you to understand the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), of which acupuncture is an important part, please study my pages by starting with
No more need to explore other cures for migraine headaches. Many double-blind studies have proven that acupuncture for headaches does work. One trial, completed recently in Germany shows that the severity and frequency of migraine headaches are reduced by using acupuncture.
Researchers from the University Medical Centre, Berlin, studied people who had experienced migraine headaches for over a year. The frequency of the episodes for each subject was less than a month.
The average age of the patients was 44 years and during the trial 1,569 received their medication, but 1,613 received acupuncture treatments in addition to the medication.
After six months it was concluded that those receiving acupuncture treatments had a drop in frequency of migraine headaches as well as substantial reduction in pain compared to those who only received medication.
One of the researchers, Dr. Willich wrote in the Cephalgia medical journal: “Our study has shown that treating patients with headache in routine primary care in Germany with additional acupuncture resulted in a clinically relevant and persistent benefit. Therefore, acupuncture should be considered a viable option for patients with migraine headaches.”
Why would you not take advantage of this ‘acupuncture today’ opportunity, when it makes any kind of pain relief so easy? Once you learn how to use the Holistic Healing Disks you’ll never leave home without them.
You can use them for many conditions including flu, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many other stress-related illnesses. You can use them to sharpen your brain to study or focus on specific projects, you can strengthen your immune system, and you can rejuvenate your whole being by using them regularly (like I do).
Non-invasive Acupuncture and Chinese Healing Herbs for Back Pain Relief
Whether an injury, or just back pains and stiffness, the suggestions you find on this and our other back pain pages can be of great help.
If you’re a baby-boomer and growing older along with the rest of us, you may begin having backaches, knee pain etc., and since you prefer a natural pain relief, Chinese Herbal Remedies and our DIY non-invasive Acupuncture is one of your best choices. Chinese Medicine is rapidly gaining in popularity, including relief for back pain.
Causes of Back Pain.
In addition to sports injuries, lack of exercise and using the body carelessly is one of the major causes of back pains Many of us sit in front of a computer for too many hours a day and do not take breaks to stretch and move around enough to keep the vital energy moving so that the body remains flexible and strong.
Bad habits, such as slouching while reading or watching TV, or wearing shoes with no arch support while standing or walking can lead to back problems. A simple arch support may relieve back pain in such cases.
However, most situations are not that simple and require a knowledgeable health professional to determine what kind of back pain therapy is appropriate.
There can be hidden causes to pain – it can be caused by a kidney or bladder problem, constipation, abnormal curvature of the spine, excessive weight, female pelvic problems, osteoporosis, even emotions or stress.
The main cause of a chronic back and leg pain could be a herniated disk, therefore it’s important to have this checked out by an MRI or Xray. Visit a doctor, have appropriate tests performed and choose the back pain therapy best suited to the situation.
Chinese Medicine Back Pain Therapy Corrects Energy Imbalance
A sports injury suffered by a young person can be the sole cause of back pain. In TCM this would belong to a category called Chi and Blood Stasis. But the patterns of disharmony may overlap. For instance, acute or chronic rheumatic symptoms aggravated by damp and cold are often influenced by an underlying kidney deficiency.
In all cases, we have a disruption of energy and blood flow or a short supply of one or both.
Using Needle-less Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs treats the cause while providing Back Pain Relief.
Chi is a moving force that pervades all that exists. It adjusts to the qualities present in its environment and causes changes according to the physical or emotional influences. When plenty of Chi flows naturally the blood is nourished, the cell ‘pumps’ in vessels, muscles and ligaments fire with ample oxygen, the sodium/potassium intake and outflow is balanced, and through it we stay healthy, energetic and pain-free.
For most sports enthusiasts the first line of action after sports or other injury is to use an ice pack and to reach for painkillers. But more natural, effective and popular analgesic in China is ‘Scandent Schefflera – Qi Ye Lian’. It contains the root of Schefflera and Rz. Corydalis, a well known pain-relieving remedy. Another one is ‘Muscles and Bones Traumatic Injury Pill – Jin Gu Die Shang Wan’, which relieves pain as well as bruising and swelling in early stages of injury.
Liniments such as ‘Zheng Gu Shui’ or medicated plasters such as ‘Plaster for Bruise and Analgesic – Die Ta Zhi Tong Gao’ you can apply to the injured area (as long as the skin is intact).
Most of the Chinese Herbal Remedies recommended on our pages are available from a Chinese herbalist in your area
In a modified form, including medicines for back pain relief, are also available from North American manufacturers. In the Back Pain Supplements and Information section of www.herbalremedies.com you’ll find effective remedies in a pill or capsule form, or as liniments and plasters. You can even order a Natural Aspirin Alternative and a Back Support Belt if needed.
Remedies for Rheumatic Pain and Kidney Weakness
According to TCM, the kidneys are the foundation of life. As we get older our aches and pains are usually associated with Kidney weakness.
By studying our pages on Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture and how it corresponds to Western neuroscience gives you an understanding of your body’s strengths and weaknesses. By asking questions you’ll know which of the patterns of disharmony is predominant in your particular situation, and you’ll learn about the acupuncture points and the herbal remedies to be used as well as other ideas for your Back Pain Therapy.
There are many Chinese healing herb formulas that alleviate pain as well as nourish the kidney function. One of them is ‘Golden Deficient Kidney Pill or Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan’, which is also used in impotence, infertility and sexual dysfunction. Check out ‘Kidney Rejuvenator, ‘Arth-X Platinum’ and ‘Back Soothe Wellness Oil’.
One great thing about the above products is that they are 100% natural herbal remedies. They carry no preservatives, no artificial colours and no chemicals.
One Western natural product I always have on hand, have used it myself and recommended to my patients through the years is DMSO. Gently rub a few drops of it on the painful area. It penetrates through the skin and flushes out toxins and excess fluids, and it eases the pain.
You can also use other natural home remedies such as Pau d’Arco, Burdock, Horsetail herb, Comfrey, Slippery Elm and White Willow bark, which can be brewed and drank as a tea for back pain relief.
You may buy the following Back Pain Remedies from a Chinese Herbalist:
Scandent Schefflera – Qi Ye Lian
Muscles and Bones Traumatic Injury Pill – Jin Gu Die Shang Wan
Rectify Bone Liquid – Zheng Gu Shui – a liniment
Plaster for Bruise and Analgesic – Die Ta Zhi Tong Gao
Golden Deficient Kidney Pill or Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan
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Many suffer from chronic pain and somehow manage by taking pain killers regularly.
But we know that this kind of pain relief can eventually lead to many complications.
Is it not better to find a Natural Pain Relief, and with lasting value?
One of these is Acupuncture, which has become the treatment of choice for acute and chronic pain.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), and by learning the basic principles of TCM you’ll see your pain as a sign pointing to a deeper level of energy imbalance. By using your new knowledge the relationship of the symptoms to your whole being will become known.
The process is two fold, one being the effective treatment, the other is learning to understand this mode of healing in relation to your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll be able to work toward being in complete charge of your own physical, mental and spiritual health.
Learn to use Non-invasive Acupuncture for lasting Pain Relief
By using our Strategies with the Needle-less Acupuncture kit will help you not only overcome acute or chronic pain, but also understand the origin of the pain and of any other symptom you may have. In addition to finding pain relief, you will be guided to discover and use the enormous healing power that rests within your spirit as a God given gift. Return to your original Brilliance!