Internal Self Healing Exercise

“The Tao of Revitalization, also called Internal Exercises, are divided into three categories.  The first category of Internal Exercises includes those designed to direct the innate healing power to specific internal organs and glands to energize the entire body, balance the energy level, and promote a more effective functioning of the internal organs, in order to heal, adjust, correct, and above all prevent disease.  

These exercises are the Five Animal Exercises, Eight Directional Exercises, Twelve Zodiac Exercises, and Twelve Nerve Exercises.  Also included are the basic exercises known as the Deer Exercise, the Crane Exercise, and the Turtle Exercise, used for correcting sex related problems, digestive and weight problems, and nerve-related problems.  [See also Taiji Quan, Qigong and to read about the Taoist roots of Kung Fu]  

The second category includes Meridian Meditation, also known as Trip around the World Meditation or simply Taoist Contemplation.  A tremendous healing art, Meridian Meditation is used to adjust, balance and elevate the energy level in the body.  By meditating on the pathways of energy in the body, anatomically known as the meridians, a person is able to feel the energy flow along these pathways and balance the energies within the body.

The mind, body and spirit are completely integrated, and the individual is completely enlivened.  (Acupuncture and acupressure techniques, which originated from Meridian Meditation are used to help others, whereas Meridian Meditation is used to heal oneself).  

The third category of Internal Exercise concerns energy breathing techniques. Through these techniques, energy can be absorbed through the acupuncture points which lie atop the meridians which traverse the body.  Energy breathing is a vital step in self healing and in forming an indivisible link with the energy permeating the

In sum the main purpose of the Internal Exercise is to promote longevity (Dr. Stephen T. Chang, The Tao of Balanced Diet, Secrets of a Thin & Healthy Body, pp.23-4)”.

The Complete System of Self Healing

Tao of Revitalization