Maintaining The Strength And Health Of Your Spleen Meridian

Followers of Chinese Medicine believe that the human body is energized and animated by 14 primary energy channels called meridians.

Every one of these meridians is related to a certain set of systems and organs in your body as well as with certain types of emotions. Any malfunctioning, blockage, or weakening of a meridian in some way, which is not addressed promptly, can result in a physical or emotional problem. And if that issue still isn’t identified and taken care of at that stage, then it can lead to a full-on health issue or illness.

For most people unfamiliar with what Chinese medicine or holistic therapy is, this idea may seem a bit bizarre; therefore, this needs to be explained slowly and clearly.

The meridians in our body affect both our physical health and emotions. If they’re not working well or they are blocked, it can bring about not only physical health problems but emotional issues as well.

In improving our mood, we need to ask what specific energy channel it is most associated with? The answer to this is the Spleen Meridian.

Perhaps, you may not know anything about the Spleen Meridian. This article, therefore, will give you a quick run-down, in order to better get a glimpse of what the Spleen Meridian actually is:

Spleen Meridian 101:

The first thing you need to know about the Spleen Meridian is that it is responsible for all the stuff entering your body.

This meridian controls the digestion, assimilation and managing all the things you get from the outside world. Those things could be knowledge, the environment, and the food you eat. It could also be feelings and emotions.

Problems that are mainly associated with the Spleen Meridian include learning difficulties, autoimmune diseases, food intolerances and food allergies.

The second thing you need to know about the Spleen Meridian is that our modern way of living is not really good for its health. This meridian can be chronically impaired or wiped out by a whole bunch of factors that cannot be avoided in modern life. They include:

 Stress
 Stressful, critical, and negative emotional environments
 Electromagnetic ‘smog’ (from things such as microwave ovens, cellphones, and WiFi)
 Pollutants, toxic chemicals, and junk and GMO foods
 Trauma or Shock

A third fact about the Spleen Meridian is that it can be strengthened with nurturing, caring, and compassion. The stronger your Spleen Meridian will be when the more nurturing, caring, and compassionate you are.

A fourth fact is that hostility, anger, and indifference will weaken your Spleen Meridian.

Nothing dissipates your happy energy more effectively or faster than being beaten up, neglected, ignored, yelled at, or physically or verbally abused. If you’re too quick to blame yourself or beat yourself up for not always doing everything perfect or for always making mistakes, your Spleen Meridian can be severely shorted out.

How to maintain the strength and health of your Spleen Meridian

Now that you see how much your spleen can be affected by your emotions, we need to provide with some good tips keep it healthy and strong:

1. To give your happy energy an instant lift, exercise regularly. One of the best ways to boost happy energy is to dance for at least five minutes.
2. Make it a point to avoid the things that are wiping your Spleen Meridian out.
3. Be sure you’re getting and giving enough healthy compassion in your life.
4. Pray.
5. Tapping your spleen meridian points is one very easy way to energetically strengthen your spleen
6. You can also to strengthen the Spleen Meridian by utilizing the following energy technique.

One of the easiest and best ways to improve your Happy Energy is to regularly rub, massage, or tap the Spleen neurolymphatic and acupressure points. You can find these points at the side of your breasts, in front of them, or just below them. Tap whatever point you feel is tender – the more the area hurts, the more energy is trapped or blocked there.

To sum up this article in nine words: The happier you’ll feel when the stronger your Spleen is.

 

Christina Prieto is an Orlando acupuncturist, a certified Yoga instructor and the founder of Harmony Wellness center in central Florida.

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The Traditional Chinese Medicine View On Autism

One in 166 children is diagnosed with some form of autism making this condition one the most common forms of brain development disorder among children. Autistic children are liable to suffer auto immune problems and weak immune systems. While autism is defined by Western medicine as a medical condition wherein a child exhibits the following impairments: repetitive behavior; limited interest; and poor communication, social, and speech skills, TCM or traditional Chinese medicine, on the other hand, views autism as a health problem of middle burner stagnation, weakness, and five delays.

1. Middle burner stagnation (ganji)

This also means organ system disorders affecting the organs found above the umbilicus and below the lung and heart, including the diaphragm and the spleen which signifies

a. Food stagnation
b. Malnutrition

2. Weakness (wuruan)

This also represents five forms of flaccidity that signifies the softness and weakness of the

a. Muscles
b. Upper extremities
c. Lower extremities
d. Mouth
e. Neck

3. Five delays (wuchi)

Also represents five types of retardation that signifies the delay of

a. Speaking
b. Walking
c. Standing
d. Teeth eruption
e. Hair growth

Autism Symptoms include:

 Vomiting
 Schizoid personality behavior
 Abundant phlegm
 Peptic ulcer
 Nausea
 Dizziness
 Distension of the chest
 Chronic hepatitis
 Chronic gastritis
 Rapid-wiry pulse
 Slippery-rapid pulse
 Greasy-yellow tongue fur
 Red tongue
 Slight thirst
 Shyness
 Loss of consciousness
 Bitter taste
 Anxiety
 Chronic bronchitis
 Etc.

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Cupping Therapy As A Way To Relieve Or Cure The Symptoms Of Eczema

An ancient form of Chinese healing, just like acupuncture, cupping therapy in Bellingham is a technique that uses glass or plastic cups as well as suction balls that are placed against your skin in order to create a vacuum. The vacuum sucks up your skin causing local congestion, and dilates the energy channels (known as meridians) in your body. These meridians, from the viewpoint of traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, are the pathways from which energy flows and enters. Illnesses and diseases occur when the meridian channels are blocked. Opening up the meridians helps accelerate recovery and leads to healing.

Apparently, cupping therapy has shown to have several benefits to the skin. It stimulates the skin tissues causing them to free up toxins. This detoxification process can vastly improve the health of the varicose veins as it prevents and treats blood clotting in the veins, capillaries, and arteries. One more important thing about this therapy is its ability to stimulate the lymphatic system – the body system that creates antibodies to help combat diseases.

That being said, cupping therapy has also been shown to be an effective alternative treatment for eczema, boils, and other skin diseases. This is mainly due to the fact that therapy has the ability to eliminate pathogens from the skin – pathogens which are also responsible for triggering an eczema flare-up. The method also enhances blood purification and circulation. According to some theories certain forms of eczema are due to problems in blood circulation. This can mean that cupping therapy can just be the exact cure for eczema related to poor blood flow.

During a cupping procedure, the glass or plastic cups are applied on specific areas of your body. These acupoints for eczema are found right above your ankle, at your spinal cord’s upper tip, just below the patella or kneecap, near your navel. When the glass or plastic cups are applied in these areas, it generates a relaxing and calming sensation throughout your body. This is exactly what one would expect to get out of this procedure. It may cause you to fall asleep during the procedure and when you wake, you feel more energized and refreshed than ever before.

If you are suffering from eczema, cupping therapy is one alternative therapy that’s worth trying since conventional medicine actually has no cure for eczema. In fact, the best thing that doctors can do right now for your problem is to just minimize the discomfort this disease brings on people. That’s it. Right now, there’s no Western medical treatment that would minimize the eczema outbreaks that tend to occur from time to time. The best solution at the moment is to combine the positive effects of alternative therapies with modern science to treat or even totally cure eczema.

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The Heart In Chinese Medicine

In Chinese medicine, the human organs are more than just physical realities; they also have elemental, spiritual, emotional, and mental characteristics that align with the seasons and with nature. This article will focus on the organ known as the heart.

The Heart in Chinese Medicine

According to Chinese medicine in Boca Raton, heart is related to the season of summer and the energetic force of yang, which is hot, abundant, and lavish. Yang has a property that is loud, external, moving, and bright. Yin has cool, dark, still, and internal qualities. The heart is related to the color red, its flavor is bitter, its climate is heat, and its associated organ is the small intestine (a lot of urinary conditions are the result of descending “heart fire” heat). The tongue is the sensory organ that’s aligned with the heart, while the tissues are the vessels related to the heart. Joy is the emotion of the heart and laughing is its sound. The spirit or shen (which is also the mind) is housed in the heart. The shen of a person can be manifested in his or her clear and bright radiant eyes and in a clear and healthy complexion. The heart’s function is to maintain the nourishment of the tissues and in the circulation of blood throughout the body. It is also connected to strength, memory, and mental clarity. Upward is the natural direction of this fire heart element. Several individuals having this element dominant in their personality possess red hair that spikes upward or is curly. The heart is also associated with speech and any disharmony in heart energy can lead to talking too much, speaking excitedly, or stuttering.

If your heart energy is healthy, you tend to radiate fun, charisma, warmth, action, enthusiasm, fun, and joy. People with a healthy heart energy are the “life of the party,” and fond of being the center of attention of having a good time with friends. When your heart is balanced, you tend to be well rested and sleep soundly.

However, when you have an excess amount of fire energy, this can lead to excitability, profuse sweating, anxiety, and restlessness and can develop symptoms such as dryness, constipation, a red face, frequent thirst, mouth sores, disturbing dreams, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, and palpitations. You may constantly seek attention and pursue activities that generate a lot of excitement. You might find introspection a hard thing to do and can’t stand being alone. Too much joy can represent heart energy imbalance and may be mistaken as manic behavior. Too much fire energy can also make you hypersensitive to heat.

On the other hand, fire element deficiency can lead to a weak libido, coldness, depression, inertia, low energy, a dull complexion, and a cold personality. A weak fire can make you susceptible to addiction and make you seem cold, lack drive, and frigid.

Things That Can Keep Your Heart in Balance and Harmony

Red foods have qualities that can help the heart biochemically. Foods such as goji berries, peppers, watermelon, tomatoes, raspeberries, cherries, strawberries, and hawthorn berries along with beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, anthocyanin, and lycopene can keep your heart strong, healthy, and cheerful. Other beneficial foods include green tea, magnesium (found in soy, nuts, and leafy greens) basil, cilantro, and garlic as well as schizandra berries, seaweed, dong quai, reishi mushrooms, jujube dates, and ginseng. Relaxing exercises that can help calm the shen include qigong, tai chi, and walking.

We do not recommend self-diagnosis to determine what foods are appropriate for you. It is always wise to consult with your healthcare provider. Don’t second guess your health by assuming you have an excess amount of a particular element and end up eating the wrong foods. As far as the Five Element theory is concerned, a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine can give you a correct diagnosis to see which element is dominant in your body. They can then balance your health with Chinese nutritional therapy, lifestyle and diet recommendations, herbal medicine, and/or acupuncture.

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The Virtues And Benefits Of Eating A Typical Chinese Diet

It is a well-known fact that the scourge of obesity has used to be mainly a problem for the Western world. However, with the age of globalization and with the proliferation of fast foods restaurants like McDonalds and drinks like Coca-Cola in Asian countries and other parts of the world, obesity has now become a global problem.

Therefore, it may seem a good idea to present the virtues of the Chinese diet which not only offers healthy eating, but also can be an enjoyable and delicious way to live a healthy life. The typical Chinese diet has at least three incredible benefits:

1. Because of the way it’s prepared, its style of eating, and the ingredients used, the typical Chinese diet and way of eating is healthier than the standard American diet.

2. With the typical Chinese diet, it is simply impossible to increase your weight, even with little or without exercise.

3. The amazing variety of meals that can be served in a typical Chinese diet is unmatched to all Western style dishes.

Chinese food has an ancient tradition that dates back for thousands of years and it has kept a fifth of the human race healthy and slim for ages.

The following are some of the main rules of Chinese nutritional therapy:

1. Eat lots of cooked rice. For over three thousand years, billions of slim people have been eating which is proof that eating this food staple will not lead to obesity.

2. The liquid rice dish known as congee can be an ideal breakfast dish. It can prevent dehydration and has detoxifying and cleansing qualities. It is a delectable, sweet, and warm dish that you can enjoy time and time again.

3. In Chinese nutritional therapy, food is based on it nourishing qualities than the amount of calories it contains. The Chinese consider food as something to nourish the body. They eat until they become satiated in their own sweet time.

4. Chinese nutritional therapy encourages you to eat until you are full. But full does not mean to stuff yourself; it means to be comfortably full. This is the reason that in Chinese nutritional therapy, food is eaten slowly; it allows your brain time to process the food and your body and tells your body when you are really full.

5. In a typical Chinese diet, food is served in small quantities but in large numbers. The opposite is done in the standard Western style of eating. Eating a little several times guarantees that the person gets to feel satiated earlier.

6. In a typical Chinese diet, veggies are the main dishes, not meat. Some veggies pack protein and have highly beneficial anti-oxidants; meat doesn’t have this quality.

7. In a typical Chinese diet you eat food that is freshly picked, not preserved or processed. According to Chinese nutritional therapy, any living being requires “real” food and not a replacement to it.

8. A typical Chinese diet integrates all the five flavors (bitter, pungent, salty, sour, and sweet) to make it a balanced exciting meal. Each flavor also affects a certain organ and this can lead to positive outcomes like, for example, a less desire for sweets. This type of diet virtually eliminates all food cravings, even the desire to eat chocolate.

9. Chinese nutritional therapy considers meals occasions that should be enjoyed with friends and family, not merely due to the need to eat. For the Chinese, instant meals do not exist.

10. A typical Chinese diet is in tune with the temperature of the body. The Chinese prefer room temperature foods and would not serve soups that are steaming hot and drinks that are served with iced. They eat their foods cooked not raw, therefore warm – which is in harmony with the temperature of the body.

11. The Chinese eat their food to prevent them from falling into disease and to keep them fit. Food should always promote immunity and health. Health enhancers are specifically seen in garlic, chillies, and ginger. Besides being delicious, they also strengthen the health of the body.

12. A typical Chinese diet, always include the drinking of Green tea, which is a much healthier choice than black tea or coffee. Green tea is ich in antioxidants and some believe that drinking five or more cups of it a day can help keep cancer away.

After you’ve experienced the benefits of a healthier nutrition and eating habits, you would see a dramatic improvement in your health, especially with regards to your weight. Much to their credit, many supermarkets are selling an assortment of Chinese food on the shelf. And if there is a Chinese store near your location, that’s even better.

Finally, it would be a good idea if you look at a Chinese diet recipes that will not only help you understand what Chinese foods and Chinese nutritional therapy is all about, it will also help you concoct a variety of healthy Chinese meals for your family and friends.

 

Dr. Nelya de Brun, AP, DAOM
Classical Oriental Medicine, LLC
3459 Woolbright Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
(561) 932-3905
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Chinese Tui Na Therapeutic Massage Therapy And Its Various Applications To Health

In the practice of TCM or traditional Chinese medicine in Bellmore, Tui na is a form of bodywork therapy that is often used in conjunction with herbal medicine and acupuncture.

Chinese Tui Na therapeutic massage therapy is one of Chinese medicine’s most important components. Its use began around 1700 B.C. during the Shang Dynasty. While most traditional massage therapies are mainly used for pleasure and relaxation, tui na is designed to rectify disharmonies by applying pressure to strategic points on the patient’s body.

How Does Tui Na Work?

Based on TCM theory, qi is the life energy in a person that flows through energy pathways in the body called meridians. Tui na is a form of therapy that assimilates acupressure techniques to boost the life energy in the body, eliminates blockages, in the energy channels, and brings the vital energy into balance.

Tui na prevents and treats disease using the following eight basic methods:

• Tui – Pushing
• Na – Holding
• An – Pressing
• Mo – Kneading
• Duan – Opposing
• Ti – Lifting
• Mo – Palpating
• Jie – Rejoining

Following the concepts used in acupuncture, tui na uses the energy trigger points on acupressure points, as well as the joints and muscles surrounding the problematic body part of the patient.

Tui Na Health Benefits

Tui na can be a useful ally in the maintenance and rehabilitation of health. It can help treat problems involving the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Tui na can treat or be a complementary treatment of various health problems, including joint displacement, musculoskeletal conditions, back and shoulder pain, chronic respiratory ailments related to stress, and other internal disorders. Practitioners of Tui na can also:

• Regulate nerves
• Treat soft tissue damage
• Improve mobility of joints
• Boost blood circulation

Tui na therapeutic massage assimilates principles in the fields of healthcare including biomechanics, pathology, kinesiology, physiology, and anatomy. This means that this therapy can be an appropriate practice in a variety of environments including clinics, hospitals, individual practices, and other health care setting.

Tui na can be categorized into specialized modalities for massage therapy, energy work, sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, geriatrics, and orthopedics. Several schools of martial arts schools also offer tui na education for the management and treatment of pain and injury.

Tui na concentrates on treating certain ailments, instead of taking a more generalized approach which makes this practice an ideal extension of or alternative to Swedish massage and other massage therapies that are widely popular in Western societies.

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The Different Forms Of Tuina Techniques

A type of Chinese manipulative therapy based on the principles of TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine Cleveland, Tuina therapy involves pressure, rolling, kneading, or brushing techniques to treat ailments by stimulating the energy channels or meridians of the body.

This therapy may be used in combination with herbal medicine, moxibustion, or acupuncture treatment or as a standalone treatment.

Different forms of Tuina Techniques

1. Rocking manipulation

This technique is done by holding with one hand the part of the limb proximal to the joint and the other hand the part distal to the joint. The joint is then gently rotated from side to side.

2. Rubbing manipulation

In this technique, the affected part is rubbed using the palm or the ventral aspect of the finger with moderate frequency and force in a roundabout motion.

3. Tapping technique

This Tuina method is done by tapping the affected area with the tips of fingers held together.

4. Back-packing manipulation

This method involves placing the patient on the back of the practitioner while the two are standing back to back. This method is designed to help decrease a protruded lumbar intervertebral disc.

5. Pulling manipulation

This involves the rotation or extension of a joint by holding its distal and proximal ends and pulling them forcefully and instantaneously in a similar or opposite direction.

6. Treading manipulation

In this method, the practitioner treads on the ailing area for reduction, e.g., for the decrease of a protruded intervertebral disc treading is applied on the back.

7. Pinching manipulation

The practitioner lifts and holds the soft tissues using his thumb with the other four fingers or his thumb with the middle or index finger, pushing and squeezing forward.

8. Grasping manipulation

The practitioner lifts and squeezes the problematic muscles with his thumb and other four fingers thumb or with his index and middle fingers with one or both of his hands.

9. Pressing manipulation

The practitioner steadily pushes in a vertical direction towards the body of the patient.

10. Sinew-flicking manipulation

The practitioner performs this manipulation by pulling up the muscle or tendon repeatedly and releasing it immediately.

11. Flicking manipulation

This is performed with the practitioner hitting the problem area by flicking it against the thumb or with the back of his index fingertip.

12. Shaking manipulation

In the technique, the practitioner holds and pulls outwards the distal end of the affected extremity and then shaken up and down within the limit of movement.

13. Scrubbing manipulation

The practitioner administers this technique by rubbing his palm or thenar, or the flat of his finger to and fro repeatedly over the skin with a high frequency.

14. Rolling manipulation

The practitioner turns the back of the hand back and forth repeatedly over the body of the patient.

15. Single-finger pushing Qi-concentrated manipulation

This technique is performed by only using the thumb in a swaying motion.

16. Pushing manipulation

The practitioner squeezes and pushes the patient’s muscles with his palms or fingers forward, spirally or apart, with force.

17. Kneading manipulation

The practitioner moves circularly or presses to and fro with the root of his palm (thenar) or with the flat of his thumb a problem area.

18. Twisting manipulation

The practitioner twists an injured limb with both his palms in an opposite direction.

19. Rotating manipulation

This technique is done with the practitioner holding and rotating gently the distal end of the patient’s injured limb.

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Falun Gong, An Excellent Holistic Practice For Your Spirit, Mind, And Body

Falun Dafa, more popularly known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese practice for the spirit, body, and mind. Its traditional practices is made up meditation and soft, slow movements. It’s an honest structure to refine the three aspects of your being: spirit, body, and mind. The central theme consists of the universal principals of tolerance, benevolence, and truthfulness.

In 1922, Mr. Li Hongzhi first introduced this practice in China. By word-of-mouth, this practice has gained more and more followers throughout the years. Now it is being practiced by hundreds of millions of people in China and by million more others in the whole world. Mr. Li Hongzhi is considered as Teacher or Master of this healing art in Chinese tradition. He does not accept any money or material gifts nor does he receive special treatment from anyone. All he wants is to make this beneficial practice available to anyone without conditions and terms. From time to time, he is invited to deliver lectures in various countries like Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.

Falun Gong can be performed by people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ages. It is currently being practiced in more than 70 countries across the world. A majority of practitioners have reported improvement in their energy, health, and stress level.

Some of the exercises included in Falun Gong include:

1. The Falun Standing Stance

This stance involves a relaxing meditation that’s made up of four wheel-holding positions and is made up of easy to do movements. This stance can help speed up the opening of your entire body.

2. Buddha Revealing A Thousand Hands

The aim is to stretch the body so that the blocked areas of the body are freed up. Energy under and within the body is activated by the stretching. This allows the energy to briskly flow and automatically eat up a considerable amount of energy from the universe.

3. The Great Heavenly Circuit

This exercise can enable the energy in your body to flow over large areas. This is an intermediate-level exercise.

4. Strengthening Divine Powers

This is a multi-purpose tranquil civilization exercise that reinforces the gong potency and divine powers through the use of Buddha hand signs.

5. Penetrating The Two Cosmic Extremes

This exercise courses the energy of the universe with the energy of your body in order to intermingle with each other inside your body. In this exercise, a great deal of energy is forced out that give you the power to purify your body. It also clears out blockages in the passages under your feet and opens the crest on top of your head.

Since Falun Gong was introduced, hundreds of government representatives and world leaders have extolled the rewards that this practice has given their countries and communities. Since the 30th of January 2002, Queensland, Australia has been celebrating Falun Dafa Day. The State of New York has set aside a month and a day to Falun Dafa. Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama, Maryland, and other states are also known to have a Falun Dafa Day.

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Tai Chi, A Very Sensible Choice For Arthritis Pain Relief

What is Arthritis?

Literally meaning “inflammation of the joints,” arthritis is a condition resulting from the degeneration of the cartilage tissues inside the joints, either due to the buildup of uric acid crystals on the lining of the joint or to regular wear and tear associated with process of aging. This is a very disturbing disease of the bones because it leads to malfunction of body parts such as the feet, hands, knees, elbows, neck, back, and hips.

The most common complaint of people suffering from this joint disease is the pain. This is not just because of the discomfort that it causes; the pain is also chronic and in some cases, can become very severe and unbearable. The area surrounding the joint reddens, stiffens, swells, and throbs with pain. More worse in the fact is that is leaves the body unable to partake in certain activities.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a form of alternative and complementary therapy that involves physical and mental exercise. This practice is often referred to as “moving-meditation”. It is an ancient Chinese martial and healing form of exercises that requires gentle and slow body movements combined with deep breathing and awareness.

The history of Tai Chi can be traced back in ancient China. It started as a form of self defense martial art. Later on, however, it became identified as a health boosting exercise due to its positive contribution to the quality of sleep, muscle strength, flexibility, balance, body coordination, relief of stiffness and pain, and to the general well being of the person.

Can Tai Chi Help in Relieving Arthritis Pain?

In a study conducted by researchers of the George Institute for International Health, it was shown that this Chinese traditional exercise has certain health benefits for musculoskeletal pain as it helped improved disability and pain among arthritis patients.

As this popular morning ritual offers different movements particularly with regard to proper posture, the bones, breathing, and concentration, people looking to relieve ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis pain, can find Tai Chi extremely helpful. It raises the body’s threshold of pain, gives more strength to the bones, and enhances the flexibility of the body.

Furthermore, as it is commonly performed in a group it is a highly recommended activity if you are seeking for a way to socially interact with other individuals. It can fit into your daily activities as it can be easily done anywhere anytime. Since arthritis is affecting more and more individuals each year and is becoming a global problem, tai chi is getting a very popular choice for arthritis pain relief since it is enjoyable, convenient, inexpensive and effective and even can provide you with certain psychological benefits.

Dr. Guoen Wang is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and doctor of Chinese medicine in Austin Texas.

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The Importance Of A House’s Main Door In Feng Shui

We sometimes use metaphors like “window of opportunity” or “the door to your future” to conjure up a sense of hope and optimism for the future. These sayings stir up all kinds of images and in the world of mysticism, the door is a symbolic portal or gateway to higher consciousness.

In a purely physical sense, a house’s main door acts like a mouth. In Feng Shui terminology, this opening is referred to as a “qi gate”. The qi is the furnisher of energy and it (qi) is derived from air currents. There is usually a blending of exterior and interior energies at the door. For instance, if the main door of a house is directly aligned to a road, the exterior force may amplify whatever type of energy there is at the door, which may be good or bad. This is caused by the circulation of air movement or currents (just like the wind from a fan). When a door and road are aligned directly, this is usually considered negative although from time to time, this may not be the case. It can actually be a very lucky arrangement for some people.

Invisible energies are produced in a house depending partly on the house’s exact magnetic compass alignment and when it was built. The effect of electromagnetism on animals and people can be tracked by Feng Shui and on the compass there are 24 different sectors to determine orientation. The Hsuan Kong Fei Hsing Flying Star School is the more popular classical school that considers direction and time. In the luo pan or Chinese Compass, there is also another ring that divides the 360 degree of circle into even smaller segments of 5.6 degrees that are each designated one of the 60 Hexagrams in the I Ching (Yi Jing). Part of Chinese divination and metaphysics for thousands of years is the use of the compass and long before Chinese officially invented the compass, masters were already using rudimentary forms of directionology to distinguish between the magnetic North and True North.

Where a door exactly opens related to the house’s geometric center can reveal a number of things like how poorly or how well an occupant can repel or attract material wealth or success. The door may also disclose the types of health problems an occupant may experience while living there. These forecasts are usually connected to the occupant’s birth information.

The energy that dwells in the house just behind the door is not restricted to the entry point. This energy may latch on to an unknowing person and may be dragged to other rooms and around the house. This is why in a Feng Shui audit, the energy field residing at the main door is taken very seriously. This door energy is often ranked significantly higher in importance than the energies residing in a bathroom or dining room.

There are practical things you can do to improve the energies at your door. One includes lots of natural and unblocked clear access to natural light. But other than that, whatever element you decide to have at your door, outside or inside, may depend in large part on what the Xuan Kong refers to as the non-obvious, “flying stars.” One writer believes that if you place a fountain just outside a main door, it can lead to infidelity to your marriage.

A door can also be divided into two different directions. This may be akin to entering a room with two sides having two different temperatures. It can compromise sense of security and equilibrium. If a Feng Shui adviser is in the design phase of a project, this is one design flaw he should make sure does not happen.

People often speculate if a door’s color can determine what kind of luck they can repel or draw in. Compared to an average sized painting, a door has a bigger surface area. A door with a solid color may vibrate with the energy of that color. You can decide to paint your door white, blue, or white partly based on the orientation of the house. This means you should not be influenced by blanket beliefs like “a red door is lucky.” These sayings are mere superstitions or cultural myths.

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