Fully illustrated guide to massage techniques for unblocking chi, releasing tight tendons and muscles, and alleviating back and joint pain • Explains the hammering massage technique of Tok Sen, which sends vibrational energy deep into the fascia and muscles • Details how to use the 10 Thai energy meridians known as Sen Sib and the 12 muscle-tendon meridians of Chinese acupuncture in massage • Explains Meridian Detox Therapy and Gua Sha, which clears blood stagnation, promotes metabolism, and can prevent and treat acute illness Good health depends on the free flow of life-force energy, chi, throughout the entire body. The accumulation of tensions in the muscles and tendons as well as the stagnation of negative energy can lead to blockages in the body’s energy channels, resulting in pain, low energy, or illness. In this full-color illustrated guide, Master Mantak Chia and William Wei detail massage techniques for unblocking chi, releasing tight tendons and muscles, and alleviating back and joint pain. The authors explore the 10 Thai energy meridians known as Sen Sib, the 12 muscle-tendon meridians of Chinese acupuncture, and the most commonly strained muscles and tendons of the spine, neck, and pelvis. They explain how to treat specific ailments, such as headache, stiff shoulder, or lumbar pain, with the traditional Thai massage technique known as Tok Sen, which uses a wooden hammer to send vibrational energy deep into the fascia and muscles along the Sen Sib meridians. This method is particularly effective for joint pain, because the vibrations can reach more deeply and accurately within the body’s structure than a massage therapist’s fingers. The authors also explain Meridian Detox Therapy, which includes cupping, skin massage, and Gua Sha--the scraping of different parts of the body to clear blood stagnation, promote metabolism, and treat acute illness. The final book in the Chi Nei Tsang series, Chi Nei Ching offers advanced massage techniques to work with the energy meridians for optimum health.
Energy Massage for Pain Relief, Self-Healing, and Rejuvenation
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
An illustrated guide to combining the new healing modality of microcurrent therapy with Chi Nei Tsang energy massage • Explains how microcurrent therapy harmonizes the body’s cells, regenerates the nervous system, and boosts the body’s natural self-healing abilities • Provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for using microcurrent therapy during massage and for the basic techniques of Chi Nei Tsang massage • Shows how combining these therapies can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and help specific ailments, such as arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and shingles Each cell of the body is animated by a highly organized and intelligent bioenergy, or bioelectricity. When cells are damaged, they become electrically imbalanced. Recently it has been discovered that microcurrent therapy--applying low-amperage electrical currents to the body--harmonizes the cells, returns them to a normal state of cellular activity, and boosts the body’s natural self-healing abilities. Combining this innovative new modality with ancient Taoist healing methods, Mantak Chia and Aisha Sieburth detail how to integrate microcurrent therapy with Chi Nei Tsang energy massage for pain relief, self-healing, and rejuvenation. The authors explain how microcurrent has a regenerative effect on the nervous system, helping to increase energy levels, promote circulation of blood and lymph, relieve acute or chronic pain, restore pH balance of the blood, balance hormone function, and improve the immune system. Its effects on circulation extend to all the body’s vessels, tissues, and cells as well as enhancing toxin elimination and reducing inflammation. The authors show how microcurrent therapy pairs extraordinarily well with Chi Nei Tsang massage. The microcurrent, flowing through the hands of the massage practitioner into the body, enhances the effects of the massage within the nerves and tissues, making it easier to harmonize the flow of energy, release tensions, and dissolve energetic knots in the meridians. With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, the authors explain how to use microcurrent therapy during massage and describe the basic techniques of CNT massage. They also show how CNT microcurrent therapy is beneficial for general physical health and for a host of specific ailments, such as nerve pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, shingles, headaches, slow-healing wounds, and tendon and ligament pain.
In this classic text, wing chun master William Cheung unravels the mystery behind the elusive energy of chi. He provides exercises to increase and direct the flow of chi and explains how chi affects the body, the philosophy behind the famous yin-yang symbol, pressure points and the 32 meridians, the principles behind dim mak (the often misunderstood “death touch”), and more. This book is a must-read not only for kung fu practitioners but also for anyone interested in Eastern philosophy.
The Four Healing Arts and the Nine Levels of Alchemy
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A comprehensive guide to the core practices of the Universal Healing Tao System and the advanced esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy • Explains each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than 240 formulas • Explores the Four Healing Arts for transformation of the emotional body, physical body, energy body, and spiritual body • Provides simplified versions of core Universal Healing Tao practices to more easily integrate the system into your daily life • Shows how these exercises were designed to increase longevity and ensure the survival of consciousness beyond death Explaining the evolution and core of the Universal Healing Tao system, Master Mantak Chia and William U. Wei offer a condensed approach to the Inner Alchemy practices taught to Master Chia by his first Taoist Master, Yi Eng, more than 60 years ago. Beginning with the basic principles called the Five Enlightenments, the authors explain each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than 240 formulas, including simplified versions of the Microcosmic Orbit, the Inner Smile, Sexual Alchemy exercises for men and women, Fusion of the Five Elements practices, Kan and Li Alchemy, the Sealing of the Five Senses, and Star and Galaxy Alchemy. They explore the Four Healing Arts that encompass the nine levels of Inner Alchemy--Living Tao practices for transformation of your emotional body, Chi Nei Tsang practices for transformation of the physical body, Cosmic Healing practices for transformation of the energy body, and Immortal Tao practices for transformation of the spiritual body--all aimed toward the survival of consciousness in a self-aware vessel. They also offer simplified versions of the other core practices, such as Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, and Wisdom Chi Kung, to help you easily integrate Inner Alchemy and Universal Healing Tao practices into your daily life. Providing a primer not only on the foundational practices of the Universal Healing Tao System but also a condensed guide to the esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy, Master Chia and William U. Wei show how these exercises were designed to increase longevity, providing you with enough time to master the more advanced spiritual techniques and ensure the survival of consciousness beyond death.
Reveals the close relationship between the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi and the hexagrams of the I Ching, detailing how practicing the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form restores flexibility and spiritual freedom. Original.
A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation
Author: David Twicken
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Rooted in the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken's book integrates Chinese and Taoist medical philosophy, theories, and principles to clearly demonstrate that the Divergent Channels are an essential aspect of the clinical practice of acupuncture. He takes a step-by-step approach to assist practitioners in 'working out' the channels, and shows how this versatile channel system can be used in any acupuncture treatment. Twicken also includes instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation to help practitioners gain a more profound emotional and spiritual understanding. With case studies and reference to the classic texts throughout, this book provides a complete resource that will help clinicians understand and use the Divergent Channels in clinical practice. An accessible and comprehensive account of the Divergent Channel system, this book will be a valuable addition to the shelves of students and practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine; taiji and qigong practitioners; and anyone with an interest in Taoist practice.
Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung is a Taoist practice that is an especially powerful tool for healers and Chi Kung practitioners to build and conserve their own Chi and to channel Chi from both the Earth and the Universe. This practice stimulates our twelve internal organs and their meridians, the eight Extraordinary Channels which are our reservoirs of Chi. In this manual and its corresponding DVD, Gilles Marin and Elise & Kaleo Ching guide you through the subtle yet powerful Buddha Palms sequence. The book provides in depth step-by-step instruction with color photos and relations to meridian points. It also includes introductory information and 7 guided meditations.