Natural Healing

April 10, 2020

The Effects of Taiyi on the Human Body’s Immunity

In both China and the West, doctors have sought to understand and explain how the body protects itself against sickness. In the West, this mechanism is known as the immune system, while in China, there is more focus on the energetic forces of Qi and its careful balance.

The Immune System

Medical science in the West has identified the immune system as the human body’s natural defense system against sickness. This system is a network of cells, molecules, tissues, and organs working together to keep the body healthy. It works primarily by identifying unhealthy cells then attacking them.

In the case of the common cold, for example, the immune system will recognize the virus and then release antibodies against the invader. However, the immune system is not impervious. It can make mistakes and attack healthy cells or continue to defend the body when there are no threats; the latter is the mechanism behind allergies.

Chinese Qi

Chinese medicine is focused on a balanced Qi or energy lifeforce. When Qi is low, your physical strength weakens. Qi deficiency also impairs the body’s organs and their functions, which in turn can reduce an individual’s immunity to disease and sickness.

Yin and Yang have a vital part to play here, with five Yin organs (the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys) and six Yang organs (small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, bladder, stomach, and the “triple burner”). Without a balance between all of these major organs, immunity decreases.

Qi Levels and Their Impact on Human Health

Congenital Qi is genetic, inherited from parents at birth, and the foundation for everybody’s unique constitution, along with their strength and vitality. Throughout life, this is joined by postnatal Qi, energy which varies over time. While this Qi can be stored and increased, it can likewise be decreased by emotional and physical distress.

In terms of disease and sickness, this creates specific Qi pathologies. A low heart Qi can lead to cardiovascular disease and other heart-related illnesses, while a stagnant Qi in both heart and lung can cause the blood to slow and stagnate, leading to blood clots.

How Qi is Diagnosed in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have several ways to check patients for any abnormalities in their Qi levels and diagnose potential health issues:

  1. SIGHT: Inspecting a patient’s skin, especially on the face, and the tongue
  2. SOUND: Listening to a patient’s voice and asking questions about lifestyle
  3. SMELL: Analyzing a patient’s unique body odors
  4. TOUCH: Checking a patient’s pulse and meridian points

Following an examination and diagnosis, TCM practitioners can identify the source of Qi disharmony and prescribe treatment. Typically, this treatment may involve the use of medicinal herbs along with physical therapies like acupuncture and cupping.

Practitioners of Qi Gong will also focus on mind and breath to restore or maintain a careful Qi balance. They will use their ability to read the subtle energy flowing through the body to identify any abnormalities and act on them.

How Taiyi Improves the Human Body’s Immunity

Taiyi uses a combination of active and passive healing methods with a focus on Taiyi energy exercises, which boost Qi, blood circulation. These exercises also help to expand the Thymus – an essential organ in the body’s immune system. The Thymus is an organ related to the body’s lymphatic system and is found just behind the sternum in the chest. As people age, this organ naturally shrinks – it is the first organ to age.

Therefore, using Taiyi energy exercises is a way to keep the Thymus from shrinking and boost the body’s immune system. One good exercise for this stretches the chest – and Thymus. It simply involves pulling the hands backward and then toward the human body over one hundred times, combined with dozens of squats.

This exercise activates the Shenque acupoint in the belly button, known for prolonging live and boosting vitality, a basic substance in TCM that is necessary for healthy tissues and organs. The Shenque acupoint is a vital part of the Ren Mai (“Extraordinary Vessel”), and a place where vitality gathers.

Done correctly, this exercise will also increase movement within the small and large intestines, which in turn strengthens individuals’ spleen, abdomen, and appetite.

Taiyi Healing and Use of Frequency Waves

Taiyi is very much focused on Qi and can be used to improve your immunity by improving your blood flow. This is done simply by listening to high-frequency resonances and sound waves that resonate deep within your cells to accelerate their circulation while regulating balance in your endocrinal system, which balances your body’s hormonal activity.

With a boosted circulation and better regulation of the body’s delicate systems, Taiyi doesn’t just improve a body’s immune system: it also enhances an individual’s ability to self-heal.

By

Taiyi Institute

Taiyi Institute strives to bring international awareness to traditional Chinese medicine and natural healing through research, meditation, physical and mental exercise, and lifestyle activities.

Sources

1. Interview with Xunhua Zhang. 2020.
2. Cancer Research Institute. How does the Immune System Works?. 2019.
3. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Overview of the Immune System. 2013.


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