Tales From the Practice of Chinese Medicine21 April, 2011 at 23:24 | Posted in Body & Mind, Falun Dafa/Falun Gong | Leave a comment
Tags: Body & Mind, Falun Gong, health
In Chinese medicine, it is believed that the human body has 12 main meridians, 15 main collaterals, and 8 extra channels. All these are all connected with the organs.
Collaterals connect the meridians. It is believed that qi circulates within the body constantly. As to when the qi arrives at which acupuncture point and when to put pressure on that point, the ancient people have explained this with terms such as the “Midnight-Noon Ebb-Flow Acupoint Selection” and the “Method of Flight” and “Eight Methods of the Intelligent Turtle.”
Among the eight extra channels are two special channels called “ren” and “du.”
The ren channel starts from the “huiyin” point (in the center of the perineum), goes upward, and ends at the “chengjiang” point below the lower lip. The du channel also starts from the huiyin point, goes upward from the back, crosses the top of the head, and ends at the “renzhong” point, above the upper lip.
The ren channel is in charge of all the yin channels of the body, while the du channel is in charge of all the yang channels. Together, the ren and du channels form the small heavenly circuit.
According to Chinese medicine, as soon as the small heavenly circuit is opened, one will be free from illnesses. In reality, it is cultivation practice, not acupressure, that opens the small heavenly circuit. But both views share the same understanding that the opening of the meridians and collaterals can bring about good health.
The “Midnight-Noon Ebb-Flow Acupoint Selection,” “Method of Flight,” and “Eight Methods of the Intelligent Turtle” are healing methods that use pressure on the acupuncture points during certain times each day. Making good use of these methods can increase their healing effects. I used to use them a lot to improve my own health and found them very effective in the past.
Later on, people told me about Falun Gong. I read the book “Zhuan Falun” and found it amazing that Falun Gong opens all the energy channels as soon as you start practicing, while it can take more than a decade to achieve this in other practices. Therefore, I started practicing Falun Gong.
From then on, I felt myself change. I became very energetic. Although sometimes I didn’t feel well, I knew I was transforming karma, rather than being ill. But since I had done so many years of Chinese medicine research, I found myself unknowingly putting pressure on my acupuncture points in an attempt to ease the discomfort.
However, it wouldn’t work for me regardless of how hard I tried. Strangely, the discomfort was gone as soon as I did the Falun Gong exercises.
I wondered if my medical skills had become rusty, but when I worked on non-practitioners of Falun Gong, my acupuncture treatments worked better than before. I finally understood: Falun Gong practitioners’ energy channels are constantly becoming wider, and ultimately, all the energy channels will join together and turn one’s body into one without any energy channels or acupuncture points.
I also understood that for Falun Gong practitioners, discomfort is not caused by illnesses, and is only something to endure while our energy potency is growing.
No wonder acupressure wouldn’t work on me!
Translated from Zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2009/1/18/57322.html