If you are looking for ways to rejuvenate your body and at the same time, learn the secrets of longevity, then the ancient Chinese recommends Taoist Medical Qigong as a proven way for rejuvenation. While others would blame their genetics for the conditions they are now facing, you will be surprised to know that you can prevent and defy the disease that runs in the family.
Qigong and How the Body Functions
Aside from the fact that our body is a physical structure composed of the muscles, bones, fascia, nerves and blood, we are energy beings. Within us exists a life force, which is sometimes called “Prana” or “Chi”. This same energy is being obtained and used up in order for us to live. It circulates throughout the body through meridians and it culminates in our chakras or acupressure points.
The number one cause of disease is ongoing physical and/or emotional stress. This is according to the meanwhile numerous studies done by leading medical institutions. Stress is not just a feeling, but can build up severe conditions in the body that influences our energy system. Stresses are caused by numerous factors including toxins, emotions, and even more subtle influences such as electromagnetic forces. Sadly, the orthodox health practice rarely take consideration of the causes of all these possible stresses and their interrelationship, but rather treats symptoms.
Taoist Qigong Healing Techniques that Promotes Longevity
Compared to the West, the Taoist Longevity Tradition uses a totally different approach. It is a practical and powerful practice that uses terminologies such as “energy”, “vital essence”, “spirit” and “alchemy”. Their philosophy focuses on us being an energy source that accumulates vital essence. Wasting our pre-birth Jing and getting insufficient post-birth Jing causes an adverse effect on our health. Therefore, those who want to enjoy greater health benefits need to transform more Jing.
How Qigong Influence Your DNA and Telomeres
Surprisingly, the principles followed by the ancient Taoist Healing are quite similar to the discoveries of modern science. In fact, modern science has learned how to work with our genes so that it will have a positive influence on our body. They have also discovered that once the telomeres at the end of the genes shorten, it greatly affects the ability of the body to rejuvenate itself. Certain Chinese herbs have been used to counter this shortening for thousands of years.
Today, modern science has discovered that a person can literally transform and reprogram his DNA to prevent the disease that runs in the family. Gone were the days where you became victim to diseases due to the fact that it “runs in the family”. Today, your DNA can now promote longevity, slow aging and prevent health conditions. This new branch of science is referred to as epigenetics.
Epigenetics studies a complex network of chemical switches that surrounds your genes. That means everything you come into contact with and everything you put into your body has the power to turn your genes on or off via different chemical pathways. Because we continuously absorb toxins like chemicals and heavy metals, not only through the food that we eat, but even through the air that we breathe, it is expected that there is a poor reaction among our chemical pathways. There are certain steps to follow if you want to take hold of your DNA. Just like what the ancient Taoist holistic health taught, it is a matter of changing into a healthy lifestyle and positive gene expression to boost your chances to live healthy, disease-free and long life.
At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism’s genetic information to cause cancer, other diseases or death. Each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, the cell no longer can divide and becomes inactive or “senescent” or dies. This process is associated with aging, cancer and a higher risk of death. So telomeres also have been compared with a bomb fuse.
It is a complex network of chemical switches that surrounds your genes. That means everything you come into contact with and everything you put into your body has the power to turn your genes on or off via different chemical pathways. We continuously absorb toxins, such as chemicals and heavy metals, not only through the food that we eat, but even through the air that we breathe. These toxins are expected to cause a poor reaction among our DNA, and this is when disease happens. There are certain steps to follow if you want to take hold of your DNA. Follow the teachings of the ancient Taoist healer and change to a healthy lifestyle and positive gene expression. By applying natural healing practices such as Qigong, you will boost your chances to live a healthy, disease-free and long life.
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