This is a replay of a live session showing you a Qigong massage for face, head and neck, taught by myself, Dr. Janice Tucker. I have been teaching Qigong for two decades and am the founder of the Space To Relax Programme of Qigong video lessons. This programme is on offer until midnight on Thursday 1st April, 2021 when the price will increase. Click here for more information and to avail of the lower price while you still can!
I’m also a practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can join my live classes on Zoom every Thursday at 4 pm Irish time. Click here to join us (lesson replays sent out by email in case you can’t make it).
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Qigong Massage For Face, Head and Neck – Introduction
By massaging the face, head and neck we can create conditions for more open and free flow of both Qi and blood. There are so many points on the face and head so this practice can not only benefit these areas but the whole body as the head is connected to the body!
Benefits of Qigong face and head massage include:
help to relieve eye conditions;
relief of headaches and migraine;
managing high blood pressure, dizziness and vertigo;
relief of face and jaw pain;
clearing of the sinuses;
easing the pain of ear infections or other ear problems;
relaxing the neck and shoulder muscles;
calming the mind so helping to manage insomnia and anxiety;
a smoother complexion so that you look younger!
This routine can be practiced anytime although as part of your Qigong morning routine it is perfect for starting the day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Qigong Massage For Face, Head and Neck – Method
Begin either sitting or standing with abdominal breathing to bring yourself into the Qigong state.
Rub your palms together until they become hot then massage the whole face by rubbing it gently with the hands.
Use the thumbs to massage the ears.
Find point Xiaguan (Stomach 7) on the jaw and massage that to help relieve any jaw tension.
Find point Yintang and rub with the thumbs to help calm the mind, relieve sinus pain and, combined with points from my last video on high blood pressure (see link below), help manage hypertension, dizziness and vertigo.
Massage point Taiyang to help manage headaches, migraines, sinus, eye problems and toothache.
Massage point Fengchi (Gallbladder 20) to help manage headaches, neck pain, dizziness and vertigo.
Perform gentle neck stretches using the mind and the breath to release tension in the neck and shoulders.
Finish your routine with a face rub and a few abdominal breaths.
Click the word below for futher location notes on the acupressure points:
Many other live lesson replays can be found on my blog page. I’d encourage you to take a look at some of them and find methods which you can easily combine with this one.
What Can I Do Next?
To sign up and attend the live online sessions please click here. Classes are free of charge and suitable if you’re a beginner or have more Qigong experience. Once you sign up I’ll send details to your email with links to the Zoom classes (check your junk/spam folders for notifications). Please share this information with your family and friends as everyone is more than welcome.
If you’d like to take your practice to the next level with my structured, step-by-step Space To Relax Qigong programme of 50 video lessons accompanied by audio and PDF files with support from me every step of the way then it is on offer until midnight of 1st April 2021. Click here to avail of the special discount price.
To get my free part video series of 3 Qigong lessons which will be delivered to you by email over the course of one week please click here. In these lessons you’ll learn more about abdominal breathing, Qi movement and how to rid waste Qi. This will help you to feel more relaxed and energised.
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The students in my recent Qigong live workshop were so pleased to learn some simple methods to enhance their immunity. Now they can better resist coughs, cold and other nasty infections coming into the autumn. Even if you don’t live in the northern hemisphere as I do here in Ireland, please watch the accompanying video. We all know that boosting our immunity to its optimum is valuable thing to at any time of the year. In the video next to this text I’m going to give you some tips on how to use Qigong for immunity ehnancement. I’ll be showing you how to supercharge your immune system with quick and simple methods. You can integrate these methods into your daily activities very easily so there is no excuse for not doing them!
Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong. She is also the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.
Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button above so you don’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. These videos will help you to benefit your health and prevent illness from arising in the first place. Also please give this video a “Like” if you found it informative.
Qigong For Immunity – My Top 4 Tips
1. Abdominal Breathing
a) Inhalation. In order to enhance your immunity think of inhaling clean, fresh, energising air that will improve your lung function, opening up your respiratory channels so that you can increase your resistance to disease.
b) Exhalation. As you exhale think of anything you don’t want in your body, especially if you have an infection, e.g. phlegm, cough, sinus pressure. Breathe out, using your mind to expel what you don’t want.
For more detail on this method, please click here to view my previous video on “Get Rid of the Negative with Qigong Breathing Exercises”.
2. One of the Six Healing Sounds
This is a “discharging” method which means you can use it to rid any sick or waste Qi from your body. In this method you use a specific sound to rid sick Qi from the Lung system. The sound is “tssss” and it creates a specific frequency which resonates with your lung system. In this way you can help enhance your immunity.
a) Breathe into the lower belly (Dan Tian) for 3 breaths.
b) Think of the lungs for 3 breaths.
c) Exhale each time saying the “tssss” sound as you turn to the side looking over your shoulder. As you do this think of expelling waste or sick Qi from your lungs.
You can perform this method from a standing position or as you are walking.
3. Discharge With Vibration
This is a very quick and easy Qigong for immunity method in which you simply vibrate the body to expel any sick or waste Qi from your body. It is Lesson 3 in my free 3 part Space To Relax video series (see below for details on how to access this).
4. Get Advice From Your Practitioner or Local Health Store
The ideal time to book a course of treatment with your Chinese medicine practitioner or acupuncturist is before your immune system is challenged. Make use of your healthcare practitioner or consult with your local health store to get advice on the best immune boosting herbs and supplements.
What Do I Do Next?
To learn even more tips on Qigong for immunity enhancement go to the Space To Relax homepage. There you can sign up to receive three free video lessons which will be delivered to you by e-mail over the course of a few days. Abdominal breathing is Lesson 1 and Discharge with Vibration is Lesson 3. Also, for the free audio meditation “Calm Your Busy Mind In 8 Minutes” scroll to the bottom of the Space To Relax homepage.
Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the red “Subscribe” button. Then you won’t miss my regular videos which are full of useful health enhancing tips. Also please give this video a “Like” if you learned more about Qigong for immunity boosting.
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