Sep 1, 2014

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Medical Qi Gong under Healing Blue Skies

 

This summer I traveled to Hollyhock Educational Center in Canada to experience the work of Dr. Steven Aung, who taught a class on Medical Qigong as part of continued training as a holistic practitioner working with the Chinese Medicine and Five Element System. The class worked indoors, on the beach, in the woods, and under the beautiful blue skies of British Columbia with focused breathing, movement and healing exercises.

Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. Medical Qigong accesses wisdom from the body-mind system through the Meridian System, and includes working with color, sound, breathing exercises, movement, nutrition,massage, acupuncture/acupressure and exercises that benefit your body and mind.

There are 12 interdependent meridians within the system that when in balance create greater harmony in your life. It is important to know that each of the elements have a color, sound, organ system, emotion, nutrition, scents and movements.

Not only did we practice each of these aspects in specific sequences to cleanse, balance and harmonize our body-mind system in detailed protocols, we also had the instruction to take nurture directly from nature as a practice for wellness and well-being. In the same way that the systems of your body is interdependent, you and nature are interdependent for health and well-being.

Water Element Color

Blue is related to your kidneys and bladder, and treats issues related to fear, feeling like a victim or places in your life when you feel frozen, victimized or overwhelmed.

Metal Element Color

White is related to your lungs and large intestines, and support you in feeling more inspired in your life, as well as supports you in letting go of that which no longer serves you. 

Wood Element Color

Green is related to your liver and gallbladder, and treats indecision and focus. When working with this color, it also supports nourishing the places in your life where you feel you have unfinished business that keeps you from feeling more optimistic.

Fire Element Color

Red is related to the heart, small intestines, Triple Heater, and Purple with Pericardium. Fire Element is associated with the aspects of love, joy, safety, trust, discernment and belonging.

Earth Element Color

Earth Element is related to your stomach and spleen, and is related to nourishment, gratitude, and support in your life. When you worry or feel a lack of nurture in your life, this is a place to work with this color.

With this in mind, I would like to share two simple activities that create grounding and nurture within to create functional balancing for health in the process.

Look Up at the Blue Sky

Sky, Clouds and Trees

 

 Notice that if you lie down on the green grass and look up, that you have the opportunity to see blue and white. If you are surrounded by trees, you see green. If the sun is out, you get the spectral colors of yellow and red through your physical eyes. Do this for 15 minutes watching the clouds and experiencing the nourishment for all of your body-mind system. You can do this also just by looking up at the blue sky or out at the blue ocean!

Laugh to Heal Your Body-Mind System

  This summer we walked for about an hour in a line that involved healing the person in front of us by directing chi towards their bladder points in their lower back while laughing. The specific walking created balance in the upper and lower body, as well as the left and right side while clearing our body of residue within our body-mind system. It was literally a chain link to link of people healing themselves and others in laughter. Imagine what this looked and sounded like!

The sounds for each meridian are as follows:

a) Your Heart: Hawwww

b) Triple Heater: hEEEE (primary temperatures of your body: brain, digestion, reproductive system)

c) Small Intestine: hAWWWW ( discerns what food will be used by body for energy)

d) Stomach: wHOOO (digestion)

The sequence sounded like this: “Haw, haw, haw, haw, haw; He, he, he, he, he; Aw,aw, aw, aw, aw; Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.”

Now it’s not necessary to get this complex. Finding ways to laugh can be as easy as telling a joke, hearing a joke, watching a funny movie, laughing with others, and in Resonance Repatterning® doing a modality with one other person to get a belly laugh. This modality builds bonding, heart connection as well as serving as great stress relief. My Aunt Marie used to say, “Laughing massages your liver.” She was right! A family practitioner at New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Marvin E. Herring, said, “The diaphragm, thorax, abdomen, heart, lungs and even the liver are given a massage during a hearty laugh.” 

 

Other Benefits from Laughter

  • Decrease in stress hormone levels
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Pain reduction
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Creates Cardiovascular conditioning and better flow
  • Natural anti-depressant
  • Increases the release of endorphins
  • Creates relaxation

Here’s How

Face another person. Start by slapping your knees an bending over slightly facing the other person. Say out loud: “Ha, Ha, Ha.” You may start slowly, and this will build the momentum of laughter. Use the other sounds above to get the full benefit of treating your body-mind system. You may need tissues at the end from laughing so hard!

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