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To really get to grips with Yin and Yang and the Five Elements here is a brief overview and understanding TCM theories and what may be the cause of disease from a TCM perspective.
Cultivation of the Three Treasures
The proactive cultivation of the three treasures allows human beings to live holistically healthy for "100 years", mentally, physically and develop spiritually to the best we can be.
The highest obtainment that the Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, tai chi/qigong student can achieve is the development of the three treasures, (jing) essence, the physical of what we are, (chi) life force motivation energy source and (shen) the vital spirit/soul.
The three treasures are an energetic creative process which encourages the practitioner of TCM to become the best what they are metaphysically within themselves, and his or hers aim is to help activate the three treasures, especially in any students if they teach (qigong and taiji-qigong walking) or in clients of traditional Chinese medicine .
Note: To cultivate the three treasures one must encourage chi through body exercise qigong (develop essence) or powerful healing of traditional Chinese medicine techniques, once the chi is flowing freely through relaxed muscles then the mind has to be controlled through meditation, whether it is walking meditation (taiji, qigong) or standing (zhan zhuang), sitting or laying meditation, the spirit starts to stir, awaken and develop, this takes time and patience.
Yin and Yang Produce Qi
Chi or ki is the energy found in the air we breath, the food we eat the liquid we drink and the thoughts we think, chi is the essence of all these things (if you are into science chi is formulated to the electrochemical sub-atomic particles of all things).
Chi can be manipulated by the mind and body or through TCM techniques to bring metaphysical holistic harmony and can be used as a energy source through will, chi can be focused into a punch, kick, block, onto a work of art or into a song, chi is what moves us and keeps us alive, qi is the energy of the universe. See western energy systems concepts
Types of Chi (Qi)
Zong Chi............True Nourishing Qi
Cheng Chi ..........Kidney's stored Qi energy
Ching Chi...........Qi that circulates through the meridians
Hsien Tien Chi....Ancestoral Qi inherited through the family line
Ku Chi................Qi energy derived from food
Kong Chi............Lung Qi
Wei Chi ..............Defensive body protecting Qi
Ying Chi..............Nutriant Qi
Yuan Chi............ Hsien Tien Qi that is active
Qi (yang) alone cannot sustain the body/mind because the body needs fluids and blood (yin) to help keep it supple and moist, to carry qi energy and negate the fire of friction (movement).
Fluids are constantly being replenished in a healthy body. Fluids are controlled by and moved by the sanjiao meridian (three burning spaces). The three organs most associated with fluid movement and production are the lungs, small intestine and unitary bladder, should any of these three meridians dysfunction the indications would be thirst, flabbiness an oedema.
Disclaimer - Any clinical disharmonies suggested on this site are not the full picture, a complete TCM diagnostic examination by a TCM therapist trained in TCM syndromes should be consulted to fully understand and treat any disorders.
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Jing (essence) (TCM)
Jing is the essential energy that we receive from our parents (male yang - female yin), jing is the energies of parental yin/yang (gene pool) that we are given at conception.
Jing will reflect our parents collective life force, looks, height, sometimes intelligence, attributes (such as balding in our 30s or keeping a good amount of hair until our 80s).
Pre Heaven Jing- Post Heaven Jing
Jing before birth is called pre-natal jing and is the motivation of life (growth and development) in the womb, Jing after birth is called post-natal jing or after heaven jing and is at its strongest at birth, but slowly declines throughout our life until it is gone and we die.
The depletion of jing can be slowed through meditation, chigong, taiji, acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, reflexology, hypnotherapy etc, diet and a healthy lifestyle giving us longevity and health throughout our lives.
Jing energy is stored in the kidneys, kept safe and accessed via the ming men (gate of life) acupuncture energy point, jing has a profound metaphysical connection to qi, the kidneys and the energy gathered in the lower dantian (dantian-energy centre). Jing cannot be given more to but can be strengthened or enhanced through TCM skills, principles and techniques.
Shen (vital spirit) (TCM)
Shen is the drive of emotional content, and its base energy resides in the heart. Shen can be energetically yang or energetically yin, and excess or deficiency of yin/yang can damage the spirit of the heart to foster mental illness and encourage physical problems.
Example: should you get angry (liver energy), and the emotional stress of anger causes a heart attack, or should you feel (the excitement of) fear then the heart could beat very fast such power could damage the heart muscle and energy; or the experienced and the pain of a broken heart? Then this is disrupted shen, to have a well balanced shen-spirit energy will bring peace to all your life (and encourage balance in the 5 elements). Shen can be the expression of love and the pain of loss, the ability to be at one with shen is to be at one with yourself.
Shen disharmony indications:
Angry and restless - liver/gallbladder
Low voice tone - Lungs/large intestine
Husky voice or talks all the time - Heart/small intestine and Pericardium/triple heater
Nervous or timid - Kidneys/unitary bladder
Aggravated and tense - liver/gallbladder
Sad - Lungs/large intestine or Kidneys/unitary bladder
Lack of concentration - Spleen/stomach
Laughing, constant giggling and smiling -Heart/small intestine and Pericardium/triple heater
Indecisive - liver/gallbladder
Extroverted - Yin/empty
Exhausted and limp - Yin
He who knows others is clever
He who knows himself has good judgment
He who overcomes others has force
He who overcomes himself is strong
He who knows contentment is rich
He who perseveres is a man with purpose
Three Treasure Energetic's
|Energy Source||Lungs and Kidneys||Spleen and Lungs||Heart|
|Energy Form||Water (Kidneys)||Breathed Air (Lungs-Metal)||Fire (Heart)|
|Energy Nature||Yin||Yin and Yang||Yang|
|Energy Direction||Downward (Yin)||Up or Down - Neutral
|Energy Vessel||Bones (sea of marrow)||12 (14) Meridians||8 (6) Extraordinary Meridians|
Opens to the Kidneys
|Nose and Mouth
Opens to the Spleen & Lungs
|Shen is seen in the Eyes
Eyes open to the Liver
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Taiji (walking Chigong)
Taiji (walking Chigong)
To improve the three treasures
Acupuncture - Diet exercise application - Hypnotherapy - Aromatherapy - Reflexology application and any medical techniques, therapists should develop internal qi energy through the practice of
Taiji (walking Chigong)
to enhance therapeutic energetic outcome, and make any healing treatment more powerful learning how to project personal qi energy
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