Author: Liu Shenyi
17. Lane 3, Liyi St. Taibei, Taiwan
Conference/Journal: 4th World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 161-162 , Word Count: 721
The mortality of hypertension has declined, but it is still the fatal chronic ailment. Modern medicine holds that medication is not always necessary. Less taking medicine is the best choice. Qigong is the short-cut in treatment of hypertension.
Here is a brief introduction to some Qigong therapies dealing with hypertension.
Standing Stance I - Qi Entering the Dai Meridian (Waist):
Preparing form: put a slice of cloth around the waist with the center on the superior to the naval and end the circle in front of you with two knots.
Separate feet to the width of the shoulder.
Relax the whole body and stand firmly.
From the start to end open your eyes(3-5 seconds in total) Inhale and exhale by the nose. Send out sound when breathing in and out.
Never exhale from the mouth. Lower the head in an angle of 45 (i.e. shut Tiantuo (RN 22))and Qi may not release to the head to avoid encephphalemia.
Throw out the chest first and relax for three times When the chest is relaxed, exhale by the nose (repeat the procedure for three times).
When the chest is relaxed, inhale and expand as much as possible the waist. When you bend and inhale the inhaled Qi must reach the waist.
Slight bend the knees to keep the body firm. Hold breath for three seconds and expand the waist as much as possible for 3 minutes too. Do not move the neck and shoulder with strength to avoid upward rush of Qi.
Draw back the buttocks. Three seconds after holding breath, relax the waist first, and then raise the head and throw out the chest.
Have a long inhaling and let Qi go down to the chest (never exhale). Then exhale slowly by the nose.
Exhale and inhale by the nose, never exhale by the mouth.
Raise the head in an angle of 45 degrees on exhaling. Do not move the neck, head or shoulders with strength.
Each practice lasts for 3 seconds, 9 times in the morning and evening respectively. Do the exercise at any time as you like.
Have an interval after practicing 3-5 times. Standing Stance-Rubbing Tianzhu (BL 10). Take the standing stance and rub the palms until warm. Rub the nape with both hands for 9 times or more.
More blood vessels and nerves run through the nape. Hypertensive patients may feel rigidity and aching pain at this part, which means arteriosclerosis. If Standing Stance I is combined, more effect can be seen.
At the beginning you may take the sitting stance with the same effect.
Preparing Sitting Form:
Take sitting stance, loosen your belt a little. Do not lean on the back of the chair.
Hang the arms naturally or put the hands on your thigh. Sit straight and relax the whole body.
Open your eyes and look at something with mind focusing.
Inhale and exhale by the nose, never exhale by the mouth.
Lower the head in an angle of 45 degrees, and bend to inhale. Expand the waist as much as possible. The three movements are completed together.
When Qi enters the waist, hold breath for 3 seconds or 4-5 seconds. Expand the waist as much as possible again(you may feel a warm sensation going upward).
7. Do not use strength of the head, shoulder and neck.
Relax the waist after 3-5 seconds. Raise the head and throw out the chest. Do deep breathing and lead Qi to the chest. Exhale by the nose slowly. Repeat the procedure for 9 times.
Rub the palms until warm, rub the nape and lead Qi going upward to strengthen the effect. Relax the whole body and stand up. Inhale Qi to the chest and exhale by the nose slowly.
Preparing for the Lying Stance. Before going to bed or getting up, do the exercise.
Preparing Stretched Out Form:
Lie on the left or right. If you lie on the left side, stretch your left leg. When you lie on the right side, stretch the right leg.
2. Inhale while bending. Expand the waist as much as possible.
3. The exercise lasts for 5 seconds.
Five seconds later, relax the waist first. Raise the head and throw out the chest. Do deep breathing by the nose and lead Qi to the chest. Exhale by the nose slowly.
5. Repeat the procedure for 3, 5,or 9 times.
Rub the nape to strengthen the effect.