In this Qigong video you can learn a 15 minute Qigong for small intestine routine, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker, the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. These classes are free and everyone is welcome. However, if you’d like to contribute as a thank you for the class click here. 50% of donations will go to the ICU staff in my local hospital in Co. Kerry. The other 50% goes towards the upkeep of this website.
I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My passion is helping people just like you to develop skills, knowledge and tools to rebalance and maintain your health.
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15 Minute Qigong For Small Intestine – Introduction
In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the small intestine system is paired with the heart system and related to the season of summer. This is the time when these systems are the most active and require the most care.
On the physical and mental/emotional level, the small intestine sorts pure from impure and clear from turbid. This means that our small intestine extracts nutrients from food and allows waste material to pass into the large intestine to be expelled from the body. Very interestingly, on a mental level, the small intestine allows us to clearly discern, make choices and decisions. It allows us to discriminate between clear and turbid thoughts, distinguish right from wrong and make clear judgements.
A healthy small intestine system manifests as healthy digestion, judgement and decision making. However, in our modern-day world full of too much information, the small intestine system can easily become overwhelmed leading to digestive/immunity problems and a confused/indecisive/foggy mind.
A balanced diet and lifestyle (sleep, exercise, meditation) will promote a healthy small intestine system, as will some Qigong practice! In this video, we use two specific exercises to help create the ideal conditions for open and smooth flow of Qi through the small intestine channel which leads internally to the heart and the small intestine. The result, with regular practice, is that we will become better able to separate pure from impure on both a physical (digestive) and mental (thoughts) level.
15 Minute Qigong For Small Intestine – Method
Settle into your practice with a few abdominal breaths to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. Take a look at some of them to find methods that you can easily combine with this one.
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Skin conditions affect nearly all of us at one time or another in our lives. These can take the form of acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, to name but a few. In this post you’ll learn how to use Qigong for skin health.
Please don’t forget to head over to YouTube and subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button. That way you won’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. These videos will help you to improve your health and prevent illness from arising in the first place. Also please give this video a “Like” if you found it informative.
Skin Health In Terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
In terms of TCM the health of the skin involves the Lung system and the digestive system.
You may have noticed that people with breathing difficulties such as asthma may commonly experience eczema too. This is because the Lung system in TCM governs breathing and controls the health of the skin. The associated emotion of the Lung system, grief, can also affect the health of the skin.
Skin health can also be made better or worse by the types of food we eat as this influences the health of our digestive system. If waste Qi (energy) and toxins accumulate in the digestive system they can manifest in the skin. We are all familiar with the fact that the condition of our skin changes for the worse if we eat too much junk food! 🙂
Methods of Qigong for Skin Health
1. Face Massage
This is a very quick and easy method of Qigong for skin health that you can do anywhere! If you have any problems with the skin on your face such as acne, rosacea or facial dermatitis then a simple Qigong face massage can help the circulation in this area and rid toxins from the skin. Rub the palms of the hands together vigorously, place the palms on the face feeling the heat from the hands. Rub the face up the centre and down the sides of the cheeks in multiples of 9. This will leave your skin feeling invigorated, energised and refreshed!
2. Qigong To Boost Your Immunity
This method of Qigong for skin health focuses on immunity as this affects our Lung system and thereby our skin. Refer to a previous video I made on “Qigong for Immunity” which includes and very quick and easy method you can follow along with which will not only help the health of your skin but help enhance your general levels of immunity too.
Other Tips For Skin Health
Manage the food you eat well and this will be reflected in the condition of your skin!
Avoid the following:
• fatty foods
• rich foods (such as lamb and dairy)
• greasy/fried foods
• too much sweet food such as cakes and chocolates
Eat more of the following:
• green, leafy vegetables
• mung beans and aduki beans
• butternut squash
Drink cleansing teas which benefit the digestive system such as peppermint, fennel and nettle.
2. Develop Methods To Express and Manage Grief In A Healthy Way
If you suspect that grief could be contributing to your skin condition then practice meditative methods or seek out treatments which can help you such as acupuncture or counselling. Keeping grief bottled up inside the body never works. Emotions always find an outlet which can be physical in the form of a visible skin condition.
Where Can I Learn More?
If you would like to learn even more benefits of Qigong for skin health and how to elevate your health in general then:
1. Head over to my Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up for a free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. Once you’ve completed the free series you’ll have the opportunity to join my Space To Relax online membership programme of Qigong video lessons. This will allow you to take your practice to a whole new level where you will learn many exercises to eliminate health issues before they become a major problem. I’ll guide you step by step through many more effective Qigong methods, all which will improve your overall health and thereby the health of your skin.
2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button on the YouTube website. That way you won’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. Also please give this video a “Like” and share with me in the comments box what your kids thought of the two methods in the video.
3. Join my free Facebook group, “Space To Relax Free Qigong Group” and leave any comments or questions for me there. I’ll be happy to answer them. Also, by joining this group, you will receive regular posts of Qigong articles and videos with really useful tips about how to use Qigong to improve your state of health.
Do you have any issues with circulation of blood or lymph in your body? You’ll know if you do as you may experience symptoms of cold hands and feet, fluid accumulation and a weakened immune system for example. In this article and video you’ll learn how to use Qigong for lymphatic drainage and to help improve the circulation of blood throughout your body so that you can more efficiently nourish all your tissues and organs, remove toxins and fight disease.
Please don’t forget to do to YouTube and subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button. That way you won’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. These videos will help you to enhance your health and prevent illness from arising in the first place. Also please give this video a “Like” if you found it informative.
The Role of the Lymphatic System
It wasn’t until recently that the lymphatic system was given attention or well understood in terms of Western medicine. However, in Asia, even though the lymphatic function itself was unknown, its effects were generally thought to be due to the action of Qi (energy) and fluids.
The lymph system is made up of a network of vessels that transport fluid throughout our bodies. Lymphatic fluid flushes debris (such as viruses, bacteria and cancer cells) away from the fluid that bathes the body’s cells. In this way our lymphatic system is related to the power of our immune system.
Qigong for Lymphatic Drainage
There are many simple things we can do to enhance lymphatic function. This, in turn, will help strengthen our immune system and thereby our resistance to disease.
The role of breath, movement and posture in Qigong exercises all have specific effects on the production and circulation of the lymph.
Our breathing powers the flow of the cleansing lymphatic fluid through the lymph system. Lymphatic flow is increased by the deeper breathing we do when we exercise. Therefore Abdominal Breathing, which makes greater use of the diaphragm, acts to circulate lymph much more efficiently through the abdominal and thoracic area than the more shallow “chest” breathing which most people do. For a previous video on Abdominal Breathing click here.
When we exercise, the flow of lymph into our circulation can increase by 10-15%. Any Qigong exercise involving movement of the muscles will help improve lymph function throughout the body. Those exercises which especially involve movement of the upper body exercise are important in the lymphatic cleansing of the breasts. Muscular movement in the arms, armpits and chest causes the lymphatic fluid to flow efficiently in order to rid the breast area of toxic debris. The circles exercise which is part of my series of free Qigong video lessons (see below) is a good example of a Qigong for lymphatic drainage method. Another method to increase the drainage of lymph and flow of Qi in the chest and upper arms is in a previous video called “A Simple Qigong Stretch“:
Any inversion of the limbs or even a lying down body position allows for a free flow of lymph unencumbered by the effects of gravity. Elevation of the lower limbs is often prescribed for health problems characterised by a pooling of fluids. Just lying on the floor with your legs straight up the wall is a fantastic posture to help with circulation of lymph.
If you would like to learn even more benefits of Qigong for lymphatic drainage then:
1. Head over to my Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up for a free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons. Once you’ve completed the free series you’ll have the opportunity to join my Space To Relax online membership programme of Qigong video lessons. This will allow you to take your practice to a whole new level where you will learn many exercises to eliminate health issues before they become a major problem. I’ll guide you step by step through many more effective methods, all which aid lymphatic drainage.
2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button. That way you won’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. Also please give this video a “Like” and share with me in the comments box what your kids thought of the two methods in the video.
3. Join my free Facebook group, “Space To Relax Free Group” and leave any comments or questions for me there. I’ll be happy to answer them. Also, by joining this group, you will receive regular posts of Qigong articles and videos with really useful tips about how to use Qigong to improve your state of health.
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