Listen to Your Body: The Wisdom of the Dao by Bisong Guo

By Bisong Guo

Listen in your Body exhibits how one can advertise healthiness and usual future health through enhancing daily activities to enhance the circulation of qi (the common precept of energy). respiring, consuming, ingesting, resting, washing, and lots of different small yet very important actions--if conducted within the correct way--can bring about profound adjustments in physique function.

to provide readers an figuring out of the body's personal ordinary drugs, the authors offer a transparent rationalization of the rules of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM) on the subject of qi and its movement during the body's meridians, the stability of yin and yang, and the body's strength facilities. Readers will tips on how to "tune in" to the indications the physique transmits to warn of imminent illnesses; various case histories illustrate how this hugely built info approach of the physique works.

Later chapters tackle the paintings of leisure, bringing jointly the TCM method of healthiness with contemporary medical reports. eventually the authors describe intimately the way to observe the traditional medication of the physique to lifestyle. They speak about disorder prevention and supply particular tips for the administration of more than a few well-being problems. routines and easy exercises are given, including the root for his or her healing effect.

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Her expectation was that she must always feel as energetic as when she was twenty, and so she went on making enormous demands of herself. Overactivity is, of course, typical of thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid). From the TCM perspective, this woman had put herself under such pressure for so many years that her body had no choice but to try to live up to the demands she was making on it. Her thyroid gland began to overact in order to compensate for her de¤cient qi. If she had understood the serious nature of the signals her body was sending her, she could have set about changing her lifestyle.

They are formed from matter. They are shaped by environment. Thus the ten thousand things all respect Dao and honor Virtue. Respect of Dao and honor of Virtue are not demanded, But they are in the nature of things. —Laozi, Daodejing T he meridians are a network of energy channels running throughout the entire body. We may picture them as a kind of road map, with twelve major meridians serving as the motorways, eight additional meridians like major trunk roads, and twelve divergent meridians like minor roads running alongside the motorways.

It only remains to dive into the river of qi and ¶oat peacefully with the current. A word of warning! In this relaxed state, it might seem to others that you are daydreaming. You may feel in a bit of a trance and it is true that it takes time to learn how to adjust to this in your daily life. When you do adjust, you ¤nd that you are in fact highly ef¤cient. Your intelligence is more focused, your concentration is heightened, your memory is enhanced, and your creativity surges. 38 The Information System of the Body Uroboros Structure of Benzene Molecule Many of the greatest discoveries of science owe their invention to this dreamy state of mind.

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