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Advanced Taoist techniques for detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs through the release of negative chi
• Works with the navel center, where negative emotions, stress, and illness accumulate
• Presents advanced techniques to release negative energy from the body and reestablish a healthy flow of vital energy to internal tissues and organs
From the Taoist point of view, good health depends upon the free flow of chi--healthy life-force energy--throughout the body. Taoists refer to healthy chi as good wind. When energy is trapped in the body it stagnates and becomes negative, manifesting in the symptoms of physical or emotional illness. Taoists call this negative energy sick or evil wind. The advanced Chi Nei Tsang practices focus on mastering these winds. They include techniques for developing sensitivity to sick winds, releasing internal energy blockages, and chasing sick winds from the body to reestablish a healthy flow of energy.
Negative energies caused by stress, tension, and the effects of past illnesses tend to accumulate in the naval center, so the advanced Chi Nei Tsang techniques use elbow pressure on specific reflex points around the navel to release energy blockages associated with each internal organ. They also work with wind access points found near the standard acupuncture points. These advanced practices build upon the organ detoxification and rejuvenation practices introduced in Chi Nei Tsang, allowing the practitioner to work intensively at an energetic level toward the restoration of optimum health and well-being.
About the Author
A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Healing Tao System in North America in 1979 and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world and tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and the Universal Healing Tao training center in northern Thailand and is the author of 50 books, including Taoist Foreplay, Inner Smile, Cosmic Fusion, Sexual Reflexology, and the bestselling The Multi-Orgasmic Man.
"As with all his books, Mantak Chia shows respect for the traditiion of Chi Nei Tsang as well as for the reader. . . . a purely informative volume that clarifies much of the misunderstanding of energy systems and directs the reader to a new experience of healing."
— Deborah Adams, Curled Up With a Good Book, Sept 2009
"This is a must for any practitioner working with detoxification on an energetic level with his or her clients."
— Rahsya Poe, Lotus Guide magazine, Oct-Dec 2009
" . . . a guide to the chi energy that resides in all of our bodies. . . . of interest to any with a strong interest in metaphysical spirituality."
— The Midwest Book Review, Oct 2009
". . . will take you to your next level of understanding, even if you are not a practitioner. There is enough in this book for all students of the Asian healing arts to deepen their understanding of the ancient and integrated theory of how the body, mind, and spirit interrelate in the manifestation of 'qi energy' and form."
— Diane Macchiavelli, Dip. Ac., Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 19, No. 1, Feb 2010