Yang Qi and Yang Qi Functions
Yang Qi and Yang Qi Functions is the greatest ancient Chinese medicine wisdom in the world. That is the highest guidance in the diseases treatment and health maintenance. To maintain and recover the Yang Qi is the fundamental needs of everyone’s health.
What is Qi
The universe is filled with enough qi to nourish all lives. Any living organism that loses the vital qi is dead. Period!
Qi contains energy and tiny material particles. The energy maintains a life’s vitality. The material part is what provides the needed nutrients, fluids, neurotransmitters, hormones, and metabolic waste. We usually call the energy the yang part of the qi and the material part the yin part of the qi.
Because the material and energy are mutually exchangeable, the constant flowing of qi is one of the basic processes in the human body. It maintains life-sustaining activities and gives the energy to survive and maintain the body’s functions. Qi is constantly flowing into the body and out to the universe. Wei Qi prevents toxic qi from entering our bodies.
When qi flowing, it brings the nutrients and immunity substances to the sites along the meridian to do cells repair and renew jobs. Meanwhile, it brings away body waste from the site. The body waste including cells metabolism waste, dead blood, dead cells, phlegm, accumulated nutrients and/or spoiled nutrients, body fluids, inflammation fluids, etc.
It is so important to keep the free flowing of the qi. When qi flows, it needs energy that is heat. Very unfortunately, all of the western medicine and all chemicals are cold property, that suppressed the qi flowing and caused a lot of health problems without any pertinent solutions. Thus, the organ failure is a must happen result.
The Varieties of Qi
There are more than sixty kinds of qi mentioned in Chinese medicine and literature books:
Primary qi元氣, true qi真氣, righteousness qi正氣, evil qi邪 氣(negative qi that has pathogens and will hurt lives), ying qi 營 氣, wei qi 衛氣, clean qi 清氣, turbid qi濁氣, grand qi谷氣, zong qi宗氣, pre-heaven (before birth) qi先天氣, after birth qi後天氣, yang qi 陽氣, yin qi 陰氣, spiritual qi靈氣, ghost qi鬼氣, violent qi戾氣, organ’s qi 臟腑之氣(each organ has its own qi to maintain function and emotion), meridian qi 經絡之氣(every meridian has different characters and functions), joyful qi喜氣, anger qi 怒 氣, illness qi病氣, mood qi 脾氣(it expresses personality, culture, environment, attitude, and other external manifestations. It is not the spleen qi.), etc.
There are many kinds of qi related to the Chinese medicine and diseases, and we will continue to introduce them in this series of books. In this book, we only explain a few and list them below:
• Yuan Qi or Primary Qi
Yuan qi is from the heaven (before birth) where the great self resides to protect us.
• Righteousness Qi or Zheng Qi
Righteousness Qi is related to our immunity. It can defend against outside pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Inside, it will fight against allogeneic and abnormal cells. It also activates.
the self-healing function and stabilizes our immunity system to avoid hyper becoming auto-immune diseases or hypo becoming low immunity.
• Evil Qi
Evil qi is the opposite of righteousness qi. It broadly refers to a variety of health risk factors such as wind, cold, summer heat, wetness, dryness, fire, phlegm, qi stagnation, and blood stasis. It also refers to negative thoughts, emotions, feelings, or behaviors such as laziness, a bad mindset, and unethical actions. Another concern is external injury from toxins in insects, birds, animal bites, and bacteria and/or virus from wounds, and so on.
• Yang Qi
This is the qi that maintains body functions. It also maintains the body’s best shape. It relaxes tightness and tightens looseness.
Functions of the Qi in Our Bodies
Qi is the driving force of life. It has the following five important functions:
1. Promoting delivery: It delivers nutrients, detoxifies, and expels blockages (blood stasis/qi stagnation/phlegm accumulation). It controls qi, blood, lymph, and fluid circulation, sperm production, and endocrine secretion. It governs growth, reproductive functions, and all organs’ normal functions as well as stabilizing nerve systems and emotions.
Thus, the yang qi maintains the optimum performance of the body and promotes growth of the undeveloped body. The yang qi can even reverse the aging process.
2. Warming and regulating function: The yang qi keeps a fixed body temperature range in order to provide energy for the body’s physiological functions (i.e. heat provides the best environment to execute the functions of material transport, metabolism, softness and elasticity of soft tissues. Once a person dies, the yang qi is gone, and the body gradually becomes hard.).
3. Defense function: The yang qi controls the opening and closing of the pores to resist wind, coldness, heat, wetness, dryness, fire and prevent other pathogens from invading the body. It also defends against invading bacteria, viruses, and parasites and expels from the body. It is responsible for repairing body organs, tissues, and cells to keep them healthy and functional.
4. Astringent or retention or consolidating function: The yang qi keeps blood, body fluids, and essence (pure nutrients) from leaking and keeps the blood and body fluids flowing to the appropriate places.
It regulates normal semen production, endocrine secretion, and menstruation. It maintains the nerves, blood vessels, and normal distribution of the meridian and ensures that various organs and tissues maintain their normal morphology and locations.
We can use Comprehensive Universal Energy Healing and acupuncture to correct body distortion and prolapsed organs and to keep blood flowing in the blood vessels. It can also help to stop bleeding in mild cases.
5. Vaporizing Function: It transforms the material and energy, connects body and spirit (i.e. controls and binds the soul and body relationship). It controls the state of water inside the body (such as absorbing water from the large intestine), vaporizes water and sends it to the lungs to distribute to the skin. It controls qi, blood, essence, and fluid mutual transforms and metaplasia i.e. control body metabolism.
When a person dies, his yang qi and soul leave the body. So by raising one’s overall frequency, it increases spirituality and promotes one’s health.
Yin and Yang that are the Fundamental Elements in Chinese Medicine
• What are the yin and yang?
Yang represents male, bright, hot, heat, warm, quick, positive, movement, energy, light, hyper, and function, etc.
Yin represents female, dark, cold, slow, negative, static, heavy, hypo, and substances, etc.
Once you can clearly identify yin and yang, treating diseases and helping patients’ recovery becomes very easy.
• The Relationship of Yin and Yang
Yin and yang can represent anything in the universe. Please refer to the following picture of yin and yang:
Fig 26 Yin and Yang
If the white part represents the yang, the black part represents the yin. You will see there is yin within yang and yang within yin. Yin and yang always coexist.
If you move a straight line passing through the center of the circle along the circumference, you will discover that yin and yang mutually grow and decline with each other. They change continuously. At the 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 o’clock positions, yin and yang are equal.
The relationships between yin and yang are interoperability and mutual interdependence*1, mutually transforming*2, dynamic balance and opposing constraints*3, fix the yang first and the yin changes correspondingly*4, forever changing*5.
*1 In the picture, yin and yang are forever coexisting. It represents vitality.
*2 The ultimate hot becomes cold, and the ultimate cold generates heat is another characteristic of yin and yang.
*3 Referring to the above picture, if there is more yang, then the yin will be less and vice versa.
*4 Have the correct function first and then follow the healthy constitution.
*5 Yin and yang are constantly changing, and that creates its eternal existence.
• What would happen if the yin and yang separate?
If the yin and yang begin to disengage, life moves towards death. When yin and yang completely separate, life ends.
• What is the relationship between yin and yang and health?
A person with balanced yin and yang is healthy. If the yin and yang are imbalanced, a person will get sick—or is already sick.
• What is the Relationship of Age and a Balanced Yin and Yang?
A person with balanced yin and yang is healthy. In general, an eighty-year-old man’s yin and yang balance at a lower level than a twenty-year-old man’s. However, if an elderly person knows how to nourish his life properly, his balance level could be higher than a young person’s.
To be healthy is simple and easy: Qi and Blood harmonized and flowing inside the body without any blockage. Have a positive thinking and attitude.
From the above, you know the qi contains nutrient and dead cells. That is nutritious to the virus, bacteria and cancer cells. Once qi and blood there is the blockage, it will generate phlegm, dead blood or stasis blood. It is easily sick. So, Chinese practice qigong (slow movement to have breathing collaborate with movements) to let the qi flow smoothly. The muscles and tendons keep loosing to allow the qi smoothly go through them to bring away toxins. Meanwhile, get enough oxygen to the whole body.
Yet, the Western exercise, always generating short breathing that pushes the breathed in oxygen out of the body too soon to reach more cells. Meanwhile, always overuse certain muscle and tendons that caused pain later on.
When I started to practice and treat the sports injury, I always talk to my patients that you guys make acupuncturists business.
Now, I use magnets to treat, the cost to me and the patients are tremendously reduced.
Another man made qi blockages that severely hurt the qi free flow are in taking cold food/drinks and emotional caused qi stagnation.
Please refer to Cold Foods & Cold Drinks Caused Health Problems and Cold Foods Drinks Caused Problems Chart Rev 1.
Different emotion caused different organ qi stagnation. Please refer to Table 1 Five Elements.
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