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Experience with tcm - Not qi gong

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Greetings everyone.

I am an experienced tcm practitioner here are some pictures of my herb garage:
https://imgur.com/a/3M8MVCR

And that is only a fraction of what I have in storage. I have tested almost 300 herbs in my body at this point. Not including mineral substances.

I used tcm and herbs to completely occur extreme anxiety and psychosis that was ruining my life for years.

Through this herbal journey I have become very very in tune with how different substances affect my body. At this point I can ingest herbs outside of the Chinese pharmacopoeia and with decent confidence say what their classical categorization would have been.

The reason I am joining this forum is I want to add qi gong to my daily practice to enhance the energy manipulation I am achieving with herbs.

Primarily I want to enhance kidney yin as that is the main deficiency I suffer from. Any classic routines for the enhancement of kidney yin?

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On 30/06/2020 at 5:37 PM, darkflame said:

The reason I am joining this forum is I want to add qi gong to my daily practice to enhance the energy manipulation I am achieving with herbs.

Primarily I want to enhance kidney yin as that is the main deficiency I suffer from. Any classic routines for the enhancement of kidney yin?


Kidney Yin is the holy grail ūüėĄ

 

The vast majority of people are depleted.

 

Although people would claim so - qigong will not regenerate kidney yin (at least not directly)... it can - but it takes years - and if that’s the main motivation, you’ll probably drop the practice way before achieving it.

 

The best way to improve kidney yin is through lifestyle optimisation - eating well, breathing well, sleeping well, exercising well and moderating sexual and mental activity.

 

Qigong (the genuine systems) generally have aims far greater than stabilising health... 

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Both qi gong and TCM herbs use the same stuff to sustain and nourish  us : jing and qi . The only difference is by ways of  different media . While TCM makes use of  jing and qi  in treated herbs , minerals ,inserts ..etc that we eat , stick or steam the body,  smell into our nose ...etc , gi-gong practitioners  use mind , intention, focus or just no-mind  or no-intention to initialize  , first qi  inside our bodies , later qi outside of our bodies , to do the same job .

 

Some TCM  herbs , same as qi-gong , do replenish our kidney -yin  as qi-gong does . 

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While this is all very new to me it is my understanding QiGong isn’t quite as simple as just starting a routine. It’s more of a wholistic system. A lot of preparatory work is done to set a strong foundation for both the mind and the body. Just like proper TaiChi would never have you learning a routine until at least 6 months of movement/meditation prep.. I would suggest reading the book The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets of Health, available on Scribd. If you don’t have an account I will happily send you the PDF, just PM me. 
 

Cheers,

E. S. A.

The Wanderer

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