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!
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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Ways to overcome depression, anxiety or/and fatigue
Using our non-invasive Depression Self Help method can turn your negative emotions around and transform them into lasting positive feelings.
Learning to use what these pages offer will help you become what you truly are – an empowered human being who meets life’s challenges with confidence and joyous gratitude.
You can learn to manage your health and happiness
Our simple, caring guidance is here for you!
It is not in the scope of these pages to give you detailed clinical information, but we all know that accumulated stress can result in anxiety, depression and insomnia. And regardless of our attempts to acknowledge it as just a challenge in life, it can easily cloud vision of reality.
By feeling ‘stressed out’ our understanding can become narrowed, oppressed. On those occasions, we are unable to find harmonious solutions to the problems or conflicts disturbing the mind. We may feel frustrated, even gloomy.
We seem to lose the zest for life in direct proportion to the degree that we allow stress to adversely affect our energy systems.
By reading these pages you learn to see it differently, to treat it differently – the Chinese Acupuncture way
The more you learn, the easier it is to understand how our depression self-help method can work for you.
Depression and the Organ Functions of the Body
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) depression is related to the Organ Functions. Of these, the Liver’s job is to spread the Chi or Vital Energy smoothly throughout the body.
If the Chi is rebellious or sluggish the organs are adversely affected. And chi, considered to be the commander of blood can cause blood stagnation. This can lead to all kinds of problems, and of course, then the heart and consequently your spirit is not happy.
When the chi flow is disturbed it can result in, among other disorders negative emotions.
When you understand how this works you can, by using needle-less acupuncture, help the chi flow. You can transform what is negative into natural healthy feelings which are always positive.
The following chart shows how organs affect each other. The round cycle with arrows is the nourishing one, the arrows across show the controlling, sometimes destructive cycle.
For instance, fear, associated with the kidneys which in Chinese Medicine are regarded as the foundation of life, can affect the whole body – first as discomfort and a need to withdraw from others.
Later it can lead to complications in the Liver Chi function, therefore to anger and frustration. It can affect the lung Chi leading to grief and sadness or the Heart Chi leading to anxiety, rage and hate, or the Spleen Chi to worry, over thinking and so on.
By using our depression self-help method these negative emotions clear as well. As you know, energy never disappears, it constantly transforms and in this case to a better, quality Chi that flows in its natural way.
Depression Self Help using D.I.Y. Needle-less Acupuncture Kit
The newest, most convenient acupuncture treatment is using Holistic Healing Disks, which can be self-applied and come with instructions for 83 most common ailments including depression and insomnia. They are easy to use.
This non-invasive acupuncture is well tested and is already being used in many hospitals in China.
In addition to the above treatments, the following suggestions can help you:
Walk regularly or practice Tai Chi/Chi Kong to help chi/energy flow.
Take Vit.C (1000mg am and 1000 mg before sleep).
Drink plenty of warm liquids.
Eat less fried foods and meat, more vegetables and fruit.
Keep regular sleeping hours.
Practice your own meditation or the one we provide. With this and your acupuncture for depression treatments, you’ll feel better and better.
Chi Energy Meditation for Home or Office Stress Relief
By learning and using wise Strategies for Self-Healing and Prevention you can integrate with the Unstoppable Creative Power of the Original Source.
This Return to our original Brilliance is a program of consciously charting and experiencing our way back from the point of 'clouds of unknowing', which hide within every disharmony, pain, stress, within everything that is bothering you.
Each one of us has a special power point to awaken to the Life Force Energy, the point being somewhat similar to a light switch we use to turn on the lights. By using wise strategies and tools consciously, we can switch on the Light and heal ourselves from dis-harmonies, and we can prevent illnesses. Plus be happy and joyfully use our creativity in many other wonderful ways!
We must learn to experience this Life Force within us. It is easy for us to witness its working in the vibrancy and beauty of undisturbed nature – within and without. The fluidity of the Original Intelligence is all around us, and it is within us to awaken to and experience in most uplifting ways.
As an example of this, I like to share with you the following story; A dear friend called to tell me that her 96-year-old mother, equally dear to me, had fallen and was now in the hospital. I found her in the emergency room on her back in bed. Her eyes were closed and pain covered her usually happy face.
I stood there for a moment, then laid my hand on her forehead. She opened her eyes, joy spread on her face and we laughed in our usual, childlike way.
Xrays had been taken and fractures were found surrounding the artificial part placed in when the hip was operated on thirteen years ago.
You can imagine the pain!
During my visit the pain was not visible nor did she complain.
I was thinking, why is this so?
We have known each other for over five years but had never discussed why we feel so happy together every time we meet. Never discussed faith or God.
This time, sitting by her bed, I wanted to understand it more.
So I asked her to close her eyes and said, 'Think about your Love of God, only that!' Her eyes remained closed as I watched her.
I saw great peace permeating her face, even felt it spreading on mine.
Among all that noise of the emergency room, we had found silence and peace!
I realized; That's It!
Not really wanting to disturb what was, I finally asked, 'Is there pain now?'
I heard her quiet voice say, 'No pain.'
'So, this is the job for you while being here,' I said, 'To remember the Presence of this great Love. Will you take this job?'
Ruth laughed, 'Yes, I am happy to take this as my job, but you know about my memory being so poor!'
'You just have to make the Remembrance so constant that there is no time for a memory lapse. Or vary it a bit, like remembering how beautiful your African violets are, how thankful you are to your daughter serving your coffee each morning, or just our joy of being together. There are many other happy occasions for you to remember, each one leading back to great Love!'
We looked at each other, laughed again. I kissed her cheek, then left.
On my way home I thought how appropriate the experience was. My heart sang with thankfulness to that great Love which Ruth had made her own and naturally expressed when someone else resonated the same in a focused way.
Our joint experience is a perfect illustration of the Return to Brillianceessence, New Medicine. Simply sharing our joy, Ruth and I had taken a shortcut to the Essence of what truly matters. 'I want to know the mind of God, the rest is details' – Einstein.
I want to live in great Love, Ruth would say, the same thing!
This is so amazing and such a seemingly simple task for us to do. But is it? Why is it not practised, why is there so much suffering? Why is it only discussed by a few doctors with their patients? Let us try to get answers to this why! Each one of us!
Ruth's follow-up-days amazed everyone. She was able to move around with assistance in two weeks. Her doctors could not explain but cheered her on, the nurses visited her frequently for she spread her happiness to all. Xrays taken five weeks after her fall showed that the fractures had healed, and she was able to go home soon after that.
Much Love to you! Please let me know your questions and comments!
A, By being less I am more it seems. Being pliable, it's possible to expand for the Presence.
A, I saw in a vision that the great Love power works in a centrifugal way. It gathers the prevalent knowledge related to the topic and sweeps in a circular fashion across the universe.As it lowers, it forms a spindle, becomes a beam of knowledge Light as if a laser.
A, At the certain point it kind of hangs in there waiting to connect with an effort made bya human yearning for learning.This human yearning is prompted by love to know, itself from the essence of great Love, drives the commitment and thought with the similar form of a spindle, pointing upwards toward the Light spindle.This reflects what the person is in his/her essence once all the energy and neural channels have been cleared of the material residue.
As above so below.When all is done for the conscious contact, living in a unified state is possible through remembrance. To be conscious on all levels is a balanced and enlightened way to live on this earth.
Our Lord is the greatest! He is. Thank You for giving us the meaning of Heal Thy Self fully!
A, The human body uses AC current through the acupuncture channels,and the Yin/Yanģ Force oscillates by its very nature.Within yang exists also yin and within yin always yang. See the symbol!When the clearing of the channels is done the current can be consciously changed to reflect the above centrifugal with the same kind of a laser beam of praise and gratitude toward the Love Light.
Thank You Lord, thousand thanks! This is awesome.
F, Yeah. Love your words.
A, All those hanging spindled lights of great Love are waiting for the recognition by us human beings. Each one of us, after completing our individual work of clearing can become one with the abundant great Love offerings.
Return to Brilliance. Do it for your Happy Soul in your Healthy Body!Imagine what scientists can achieve with their individual knowledge, acknowledgement and remembrance of God power.
A, They can achieve far more than when new discoveries topple the old ones again and again - as it is now.
Great Love is the pull. It is the magnet for the human spirit.
The microcosmic spaces for transforming and channelling Chi Energy are in and around the following acupuncture body points.
Each cosmic pool represents physical-emotional-spiritual qualities. When it is closed the qualities are often negative.
However, they can be transformed into positive intention/energies when space is opened through concentrated work using Tao Meditations, Acupuncture-without-needle and Chinese Healing Herbs.
Baihui or Hundred Meetings (governing channel 20)
Baihui at the top of the head is the most important of the cosmic spaces. You can feel its small indentation with your fingertip (in most people the point is tender to pressure).
According to ancient acupuncture, its function is to clear the senses, calm the spirit, balance the ascending Yang, promote resuscitation. The point is used to alleviate mental disorders, headaches, blurring of vision, nasal obstruction.
As a cosmic space for spiritual energies, Baihui connects to the pineal gland and governs the upper brain in building new nerve connections for expanded consciousness. The colour is a combination of all colours and is inwardly seen as the expansion white-golden flower (resembling a lotus or a mum, sometimes with a violet hue).
When Hundred Meetings point is closed the person may experience pride, delusions, headaches, erratic mood swings and feelings of being a victim or a slave.
When open she/he feels guidance by higher forces, radiates happiness, gratitude and trust. In higher practices, the senses are sealed so that the spirit can leave through this cosmic space at will.
Yintang or Seal Hall
An extraordinary point between the eyebrows, Find it with a fingertip.
This point’s traditional function is to eliminate wind/heat and calm the spirit. It is used to alleviate a frontal headache, hypertension, dizziness, infantile convulsions, rhinitis, insomnia, loss of consciousness.
Yintang, sometimes called Third Eye, is associated with the pituitary gland. When the cosmic space is closed the person may experience a sense of indecisiveness, the mind wanders without a direction.
When this point is open she/he has a sense of purpose with a definite direction and intuitive knowing. Through Yintang we can define our spiritual nature.
Throat Front Center – Tiantu or Heavens Prominence (Conception 22)
A large depression below Adam’s apple.
Its traditional function is to facilitate and regulate Lung Chi, clear voice and cool the throat. Co 22 is used in cough, asthma, sore throat, hoarseness of voice, hiccup.
Associated with the thyroid gland, this cosmic space is a communication and dream center. When it is closed the person feels choked up, unwilling to change.
When the center is open his/her expressions flow and there is a greater lucidity of dreams.
Heart Front Center – Shangzhong or Penetrating Odor (Co 17)
It represents Pericardium, the protective sheath around the heart. You can feel a small depression at the level of the fourth intercostal space (between the nipples in males).
The traditional function of Co 17 is to regulate and suppress rebellious Chi, expand the chest for breathing, benefit the diaphragm. The point is used to alleviate asthma, bronchitis, chest pain, mastitis, intercostal neuralgia.
The heart center is associated with the thymus gland, therefore our immune system, also with Co 14 – Juque or Great Palace, which represents the heart itself. Of all the cosmic spaces, this area is important for it houses the spirit or Shen, one of the ‘Three Treasures’. (To learn more please read the Chi Guide page).
When the center is closed the person may feel being under attack, sorry for oneself, unloved and incapable of love.
An open heart is a seat of joy, respect and surrender, you are filled with unconditional love, generosity and compassion toward all living things. Passion for creative participation in helping humanity to re-build our now ravaged earth springs from the spirit of an open heart.
Solar Plexus – Zhongwan or Middle Cavity (Co 12)
About four inches above the navel.
Co 12’s traditional function is to transform and suppress rebellious Chi, regulate the stomach, strengthen the spleen/pancreas. Middle Cavity is used to alleviate epigastric pain, abdominal distention, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, hypertension, neurasthenia, mental diseases.
Associated with spleen/pancreas (therefore over-thinking), when this cosmic space is closed there is a sense of panic and worry.
The opening of the center creates a feeling of freedom with an ability to take risks. Solar Plexus is a clearinghouse for emotional sensitivities and issues of personal power.
Naval Center – Shenque or Middle o Naval – (Co 8)
The traditional function is to warm and stabilize the Yang, strengthen the transporting function of Spleen and Stomach. The point is used (with only Moxibustion or needle-less Acupuncture!) to alleviate abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, edema.
When the naval center is closed it can manifest in sloppy, distracting behaviour, when open it contributes to a sense of balance and centring.
Sexual Center – Zhongji or Middle Summit (Co 3)
About an inch above the pubic bone, Co 3 is the meeting point of three Yin channels of the legs (Kidney, Liver and Spleen).
Co 3’s traditional function is to assist the transforming function of Chi, regulate the uterus and alleviate damp/heat. It is used to alleviate menstrual, sexual and urinary dysfunctions, female sterility, nephritis.
When this ‘Ovary or Sperm Palace’ is closed it is hard to enjoy life; the person feels self-destructive, negative and listless.
When the cosmic space is open he/she has a sense of creative and personal power with an ability to get things done.
Perineum Center – Huiyin or Yin Meeting (Co 1)
Between the anus and the scrotum in males, between the anus and the vagina in females.
Huiyin is used in irregular menstruation, pain and swelling of the anus, sexual and urinary dysfunctions, prostatitis, a revival from drowning.
Perineum relates closely to earth energy. When this center is closed the person feels insecurity, fickleness and loneliness, and can fear change.
When Huiyin is open she/he feels grounded, solid and peaceful. peacefull, grounded,
Sacral Pump – Changqiang or Long Strength (Gov 1)
Between the anus and the tip of the coccyx.
Gov 1’s function is to regulate the Conception and Governing channels (the inner channels meet in the lower abdomen), and to improve the work of the intestines. It is used to alleviate intestinal bleeding, prolapsed rectum and hemorrhoids, pain in the lower back, epilepsy, sexual dysfunctions.
When the sacrum center is closed, the past is a prison and unconscious fears arise, there is hopelessness.
When this cosmic space is open the person can, with awareness of the generative force, blend the three treasures, Jing, Chi and Shen for the taming of the Dragon Fire (Kundalini). The past is then a resource and a foundation for expanding consciousness.
Life’s Door or Mingmen (Gov 4)
Below the second lumbar vertebra, parallel to the navel.
Opening this acupuncture center nourishes source Chi, strengthens the kidneys, benefits the lumbar spine. The point is used to alleviate sexual dysfunctions, low back pain, sciatica and nephritis.
When the Life’s Door is closed there is a feeling of imbalance and fear, particularly fear of unfavourable circumstances.
When open Mingmen balances the kidneys, yields a sense of peace, generosity, abundance and gentleness.
T 11 – Jizhong or Middle of Spine (Gov 6) – Adrenal point
Below 11th thoracic vertebra, opposite the solar plexus.
Traditionally, this acupuncture point is used to improve low back pain, hepatitis, epilepsy, paralysis of limbs.
T 11’s cosmic space corresponds to the adrenal glands. When it is closed the person can feel hyperactive – or listless, and old fears may return.
When the Adrenal space is open he/she is filled with vitality and confidence, there is an abundance of energy to serve the good intentions of the heart.
Back Heart Center – Shendao or Spirit’s Path (Gov 11)
Below 5th thoracic vertebra.
The point is used to improve memory, anxiety, palpitations, cardiac pain, pain and stiffness of the back, cough.
When closed the person may feel a sense of burden, hopelessness, melancholy and chaos.
Opening this important cosmic space gives a feeling of freedom, a deep-felt sense of life. Virtues of love, compassion, gratitude and forgiveness emerge through an open heart.
The Back Throat Center – Dazhui or Big Vertebra (Gov 14)
Below 7th cervical vertebra.
Six Yang channels meet at this point. It regulates Yang and clears the spirit. Gov 14 is used in common cold, febrile diseases, cough, asthma, neck rigidity, a stiffness of the back, epilepsy.
The person may feel inappropriateness, stubbornness, not fitting in, when this cosmic space is closed.
When Gov.14 is open he/she feels connected, embracing others in a feeling of one humanity.
Fengfu or Wind’s Dwelling (Gov 16)
A tender point below the external occipital protuberance.
Traditionally the point is used to improve mental disorders, headache, blurring of vision, neck rigidity, sore throat, epistaxis, post-apoplexy aphasia.
Gov 16 area, also called Jade Pillow and Mouth of God controls breathing.
Gov 15 Yamen or Doors of Muteness is located within this cosmic space and has a traditional function to clear the senses and consciousness.
When the center is closed there is a feeling of burden and suffocation.
Opening this cosmic space expands the breath and helps awaken intuition and inspiration – a prelude to expansion of consciousness.
The Governing channel goes from here to the deep brain, the seat of intuition and through it to Baihui.
The following Meditation Guide can help you build Resilience to Stress and gain Success for your Dreams and Aspirations!
You’d be surprised how easy yet effective Inner Smile is – and the more you practice it, the more you realize other meditation benefits.
If you follow our meditation script and make it your own, you’ll smooth the Chi flow and harmonize the organ functions of your body.
You’ll also open up your whole ‘smile bank’ to act as a release valve for the emotional pressure that we all tend to build in our lives. Often we are not even aware of it yet our emotions can limit or block meaningful communication with others.
As for the stress relief in general, the Healing Tao’s secret smile works like a charm to restore inner calm.
Cultivated and used with other Healing Tao practices, this meditation guide can create a foundation for Inner Peace and be an anchor for the expansion of your consciousness.
And outwardly, when you’re happy and smile, your inner light shines through your eyes for everyone to see and smile with you. A positive outlook is a key to meaningful relationships and an ability to know and receive what we truly want in life.
Ready for a Key Transformation?
Remember, when you stay focused Chi follows your Intention!
If you have already practiced our Chi Meditation this meditation guide is even easier to follow.
Before you begin the practice please read through the instructions and familiarize yourself with the location of the organs you see in the picture.
Our Meditation Script is in three Sections
1. Sitting with a straight back, let your shoulders relax and have your chin parallel to the floor. (If unable to sit, find a comfortable position for you).
Close your eyes for a moment and think about something beautiful in nature – you can visualize a pristine summer day in the country where branches of trees sway gently in the wind, the sun is bright while your heart is at rest!
Open your eyes to follow our meditation guide script, but continue to feel settled and receptive.
Take time to focus your mind’s eye on Baihui at the highest point on your head. This connects you to your higher self and the radiance of the universal energy.
Let this powerful light energy flow into your forehead, spreading to every direction while it brings a smile on your face. Spiral this golden light Chi around the mid-eyebrow point Yintang to receive more energy of the cosmos.
Keep the tip of your tongue just behind the front teeth and let this brilliant energy move down to your mouth, vocal cords and throat, to the thymus gland, to the Heart changing all unclarity or fiery hastiness into smiling, golden light.
As you smile with this awareness, let your feelings change. Let your Heart be filled with benevolence, love, compassion and gratitude – radiate these into every part of your being. From now on let this heart Chi be your own meditation guide. Stay at each stopping point as long as you like.
Allow the effulgent light to fill every part of the Lungs and breathe in pure Chi of the universe that brings feelings of strength, courage, nobility.
Focus and smile down to your Liver/Gall-Bladder area and transform all intolerance, anger or jealousy into kindness, generosity and forgiveness with the emerald green, joyous light of the inner smile.
Spleen/Pancreas are connected to over-thinking – let go of thoughts now and bask in the golden light of the eternal smile. Take time to harmonize!
Kidneys/UB/Sexual area. Release all tension and fear while the brilliant all-embracive universal energy penetrates that area including the testis/prostate in men and ovaries/womb in women. Stay with the resulting gentleness, calmness and peacefulness!
2. Bring your concentration back to Baihui with the intention to receive more and more of the pure universal Chi. Using a name aligned with your individual belief system, give thanks for the abundance of your life and all the gifts you receive each day.
The light Chi spreads easily now over your smiling face, your nose, to your mouth. Mixing the smiling energy with saliva swallow it through the esophagus to your stomach. From stomach to duodenum, jejunum and ileum. Then through the ilium-cecal valve to the ascending colon on the right, transferring colon, descending colon and finally the rectum and anus. All areas are filled with clearing light Chi!
3. Bringing your focus back to Baihui, allow the wonderful effulgence spread to all parts of the Brain, to every nerve strand and neural transmitter.
Let it fill ‘the crystal palace’ where Pineal, Pituitary, Thalamus and Hypothalamus work to affect the other glands and the over-all hormonal functioning of the body.
Experience your deep brain, where intuitive impressions are received and sent to the frontal brain, which makes them cognizant to our mind.
Follow the flow of the light Chi down the eight cervical vertebrae, then thirteen thoracics, five lumbar and finally spreading around the sacrum, perineum, then bifurcating into left and right streams flowing along the outside of the thighs and through the feet to Mother Earth.
Here, consciously and with thankfulness for all the abundance the earth offers, mix your radiant sun energy with the cool earth Chi, then direct it along the inside of your legs up to perineum, and along the middle of your body up to Baihui.
As you release it upwards to the cosmos it becomes a fountain of brilliance spreading it all around you as a protective Shield of Light.
When we find ourselves anxious, fed-up, depressed and exhausted, we should remember a saying attributed to Lao Tzu: “To be worn out is to be renewed!”
The Help for this Renewal is Here for You!
Our Meditation Guide and other Natural Stress Relief resources are sensible and simple to do when done One Step at a Time.
The Meditation benefits are numerous. They help you in Healing Yourself and can be your guide to Chi Energy Transformation that leads toward Enlightenment and Lasting Happiness.
The early practitioners, usually a whole lineage of Ancient Chinese Medicine doctors, laid a foundation for the Natural Healing System which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Healing Herbs, Meditation Techniques and Exercises.
The cosmic philosophy of this, possibly the world’s First Energy Healing Therapy is that the entire universe is interconnected through the bonds of Chi or Vital Energy, from the nanosize particles within our bodies to the vast reaches of stars in space.
I learned the Healing Tao Meditation exercises from Master Mantak Chia in the early nineties.
This natural stress relief trains the nervous system to produce deep relaxation in a matter of minutes. The Inner Smile precludes every Healing Tao practice, and as a Relaxing Peace Meditation, it helps you connect with your steadfast inner power.
Six Healing Sounds
We use arm movements and sounds to cleanse and detoxify the organs and reduce the effects of stress on the body. Using the Daily Tao Sounds as a natural stress relief can energize you during the day and help you sleep better at night.
Your microcosmic orbit consists of two energy channels, one down the front of the body and the other up the spine. When life force energy circulates freely through this microcosmic path you’ll begin to experience your Self Healing Energy.
Iron Shirt Chi Kong
Originally intended to help fighters create internal armour to protect their organs from injury, these type of exercises are now used even in many hospitals. They help to expand your breath and benefit the flow of blood into the organs, tendons and bones. A continuous practice of Chi Kung will keep you rooted to the ground and help you maintain your link to earth energy as you continue on your spiritual path.
Self Massage for Rejuvenating Energy
Whenever feeling tired you can easily invigorate yourself and transform stagnant energy into positive Chi flow for your face, organs, glands and bones with an easy-to-learn Chi Self Massage for Rejuvenating Energy.
The experience of a typical sciatica pain on the right side of my body stretched over a period of several years. Most of the time my lower back and leg pain was agonizing and I had to be super careful to keep my back, hip and leg warm at all times.
Searching for Pain Relief
When young, I was an avid cross country skier and remember having several minor accidents where I landed on my tail bone. I believe that those experiences were the beginning of my lower back pain, which through the years developed into a herniated disk and full-blown sciatica.
I searched and used many forms of therapy, particularly natural pain relief with Acupuncture and Chinese healing herbs, but the pain kept coming back when the weather was cold and damp. I had to be careful and use the above methods as soon as the first symptoms emerged.
As in any form of back pain therapy, it is important for you to know what the cause of sciatica is before you design an exercise program. After the diagnostic assessment, an acupuncturist or a physiotherapist can be of help.
In my case I learned that moving and doing exercises is better than bed rest. My choice was to incorporate a few Yoga stretches into my Non-invasive Acupuncture and Chi Kung self-healing program. This combination was helpful for many years.
A Small Surgery to Relieve Pain.
As I mentioned earlier, the cause of my pain was a herniated disc pressing on the root of the sciatic nerve. Finally, a micro-operation was done, which relieved the pressure and pain. For this, I am extremely thankful to our Western medicine and the skillful surgeon who performed the task!
Just in case you or your loved ones back and leg pain are caused by a herniated or a degenerative disc, have this checked out by an MRI or X-ray. If your doctor recommends a micro-operation, please consider it for it is a safe, one-day procedure which can make you permanently free of sciatica.
My body is still sensitive to cold and damp, and I continue to use the DIY acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, but now as a strengthening and preventive measure. This way my body stays completely pain-free and supple, I don’t get colds, I have good stamina, and I am happy. And I wish the same to you!
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the kidneys are the foundation of life. As we get older the aches and pains we experience are usually associated with Kidney Yin and/or Yang weakness.
One or a few visits to a well trained Chinese Medicine doctor in your area could give you an understanding of your body’s strengths and weaknesses. By asking questions you would know which of the patterns of disharmony are predominant in your particular situation and learn about the needle-less acupuncture for healing and rejuvenation.
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My friend Prudy, raised in Hong Kong where Chinese healing herbs are an essential part of everyday cooking, continues to be enthusiastic about their use for preservation of youthfulness and perfect health. The following tea recipe is her contribution.
Morning Herbal Eye Tea
Function: To cleanse and build a stronger liver which eventually benefits your eyesight.