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Health Exercises

TEACHING

10 simple techniques to improve your health.
Traditional Chinese Exercises





 

Description of movements
(the numbers refer to the document above)


By knocking together particular zones of the hands you will stimulate acupuncture points situated, or not, on the meridians in order to improve your health.

1- On the meridian of the large intestine, which begins on the internal line of the index and extends to the 2nd metacarpal.
Stimulated zone, point G14, which relieves sinus, migraine, cold and flu symptoms.

2- On the meridian of the small intestine, which starts at the external part of the little finger
Stimulated zone, point G13, which relieves stiff necks and strengthens bones.

3- On the meridian of the heart, stimulated zone, point C7, on the upper edge of the pisiform bone, knock the bases of the palms together.
This will help alleviate nervous tensions, agitation, insomnia and anxiety.

4/5- Series of 4 points « Baxie » outside of meridians.
These points are situated between each finger and improve circulation in the fingers, toes and relieve numbness.

6/7- On the meridian ‘Master of the Heart’, hit the palm with the fist.
Stimulated zone MC8 reduces tiredness.

8- On the meridian of the Triple Heater.
Stimulated zone, point TR4, allows the functional regulation of internal organs.
This point is in a small hollow under the dorsal bend of the wrist and extends to the space between the 4th and 5th metacarpal.

9- Pull on your ear lobes with your thumbs and index fingers. Massage all of the ear where there are many acupuncture points connected to organs, joints and specific zones of the body (see « ear » diagram below).

10- Warm the palms of yours hands by rubbing them together in a circular movement, then gently place your palms over your eyes and roll your eyes from side to side.
This eye exercise helps to improve your vision.


Acupuncture & Meridian diagrams







This page is an extract from the book "The bible of Chinese Medicine" by Pénélope Ody
Editor Guy Trédaniel








Jikyo Jutsu Practice



Hereunder is a link to an article on the practice of Tamura Sensei,
Japanese Aikido Master, disciple of Morihei Ueshiba.
This article addresses the physical preparation of the practitioners.

Jikyo Jutsu is one of the "Techniques of development of one’s own force",
It originated in 1916 and was practised as Japanese gymnastics for the promotion of health. And that is why I am talking about it in this section related to the health exercises we practise.


Tamura Sensei practised warm-up doing movements derived from the Chinese Qi Gongs ...

Enjoy the read!



Click on the picture for the link to the article.