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The Second Point: Pericardium 8 (Laogong) “Palace of Labor”

Laogong or Pericardium 8 is in the center of the palm, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, closer to the 3rd metacarpal bone. laogong-56a92d8b5f9b58b7d0f8f31eWhen a fist is made, the point is where the tip of the middle finger touches.

Taoist practitioners and other energy healers who use Qigong emission (external qi therapy) techniques to amplify and balance another person’s Qi frequently use this point from which to emit energy. This point has a direct connection with Kidney 1. Any change at Kidney 1, for example a weight shift, has an immediate and direct reflection on Laogong. In Qigong practices, these four points must connect to Dantien at the lower abdomen for the Qi of the entire body to be integrated.

This point must be open and hollow for Qi to spread into the hand and fingers, and to the entire upper body. It is extremely important point to release pent-up heat in the heart and the head. Laogong is excellent in calming the spirit and resolving exhaustion and fatigue.

HOW TO ACTIVATE LAO GONG

pc8To massage your own Lao Gong, simply rest one hand, palm up, then use the other hand’s thumb to locate and press Laogong. Apply moderate pressure, with your thumb, moving it in tiny circles, as you place your mental focus gently upon the point. Again, two or three minutes will be sufficient.

The sequence of massaging is left Yongquan, left Laogong, right Laogong, then right Yongquan, to make a full circle. It’s best to use this technique before bed, however, it can be used anytime of the day. One full week of self-massaging  these four points will renew your vitality tremendously.

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The First Point: KID 1 (Yongquan) “Bubbling Well”

acu-points-kid-1The first point is Kidney 1, or YongQuan, located at the sole of the foot. This point lies in the depression that appears when the toes are curled. It is between the second and third metatarsals, about one third of the distance between the base of the second toe and the heel.

Yongquan is the only acupuncture point on the sole of the foot, the lowest and most Yin part of the body. In my clinical experiences, I’ve found that Kidney 1 is almost completely blocked for most people. Perhaps, it means that in this cyberage, we have simply lost the key in connecting with Mother Earth.

Actually, we use Kidney 1 all the time when our feet are on the ground. Through this point, we maintain our contact with the Earth. This point can be used as a portal through which we can draw upon the energy of the Earth as a tree’s roots draw nourishment from the soil.

Yongquan is a major energy vortex that has the ability to revitalize body, mind and spirit. When a person lacks stamina, strength, will or perseverance, Kidney 1 can help him/her to draw on reserves in order to get a kick-start.This point can also be used in restoring consciousness when someone has fainted. Additionally, this point has been widely used in treating dizziness, headaches, brain-fog, blurred vision, nosebleed and hypertension.

kidney1acupointApply a gentle but firm pressure on this point for two or three minutes. In the beginning, it can be very painful, but the the pressure will lessen as you progress. Always start with left Kidney 1, then progress to your left hand point, LaoGong.

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How to Receive Divine Healing Energy

To receive the “heilstrom” (the divine healing energy), the only thing you must do is to “tune in”. Groening suggested that, you need to “tune in” at least once or twice per day. There are two parts to this “tuning in”: the position of your body and your mindset.

1.The position of the body

hands-upward-178x300Sit with both feet flat on the floor, a comfortable distance apart. Place the backs of your hands on your thighs so that the palms face upwards and the hands do not touch each other; and your arms (and legs) are not crossed. Your spine is straight (if possible) but relaxed.

If you can’t sit in this position, you can lie down on the floor or stand straight. Many handicapped people were reported to be held by others also. A far more important factor is your mindset.

 

2. Your Mindset

You need a specific mindset to receive the divine healing energy.

  1. You must believe that healing is possible (for whatever the problems you are dealing with).
  2. A strong and firm intention to heal (again for whatever the issues you have–physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or any other personal stuff too).
  3. An open and receiving mindset–believe that “ask and it will be given.”
  4. Observe–the healing energy enters into you through the top of the head, the bottom of the feet, through your fingertips, practically anywhere in your body. Observe any unusual sensations or feelings. If you don’t experience anything unusual, that’s fine too.
  5. Ignore all negative thoughts or feelings; focus on positive and beautiful aspects.

Usually, Bruno Groening circle of friends groups play background music when they meditate together. Some of the most popular music they play are available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTU.

When the actual healing occurs, some people may experience a temporary setback such as intense headaches, nausea, or even skin eruptions. These are considered to be Herxheimer syndromes that occur during intense purging processes, so don’t worry about it.

What inspired me the most was the story of a lady who was born deaf. After practicing this particular program for six months, she was able to hear in one of her ears, then after three months, the other ear “popped.” Extensive medical evaluations and tests confirmed that her hearing became “normal.” I believe this happened in late 1980s in Germany.

It really doesn’t take much to receive the divine healing energy. 5 minutes twice a day with a clear intent to heal with an open mind is all it takes. This program certainly helps me in feeling more grounded, peaceful, and energetic. Please let me know what your experiences are with this wonderful program. If you want to attend Bruno Groening meetings in New Jersey, let me know. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Bruno Groening Healing?

Before I get to what Bruno Groening method is, let me explain why I think this particular program will do a wondrous work for anxiety patients. I personally believe the deepest root of anxiety and other psychological orders are spiritual in nature. Many anxiety patients fail to see that they are connected with the benevolent force of life processes. Since they tend to amplify hostile, cold, and unresponsive elements, they often feel bewildered in dealing with a seemingly gigantic negative energy field. Bruno Groening method will certainly assist anxiety-prone folks, as well as any other human beings, in shifting their focus from the negativity to the positive.  

Who is Bruno Groening?

BgroeninggemBruno Groening (1906 – 1959) was a German mystic who advocated “faith healing” in the 1940s and 1950s. He never received any formal medical training. He did not diagnose or treat anyone, yet thousands of people were cured “miraculously,” simply following his teachings. It was sort of like how Jesus healed people–blind could see, crippled could walk, deaf could hear. It sounds like a fairy tale, however there are innumerable medically proven records to verify complete healing.

The core of his teachings can be summarized in two sentences: 1. Health is the natural state of being of all living beings; 2. Any illnesses, including psychological ones, can be overcome once people start opening themselves to the “divine healing force” which he called “Heilstrom”–translated as “healing waves” or “healing energy.

According to Groening, human beings are like batteries that tend to use up the energy.  To maintain health, one needs to be recharged by the “divine healing energy” that is available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. He said that when one “tunes in” to this divine healing energy regularly and consistently, healing can occur spontaneously.

Even to this date, a significant number of miracle healing is occurring thru Bruno Groening programs. In almost all countries in the world, there are “free” Bruno Groening “circle of friends” programs available. You can check https://www.bruno-groening.org/en to find out whether the program is available in your geographic location.

If you can’t attend their meetings, that’s OK too. Just follow the steps listed in the following article.

 

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On Anxiety Again

Overwhelming responses I’ve received from my last blog articles on anxiety made me re-think about how we can deal with this annoying, consuming, and persistent issue. It seems as if nobody is immune to anxiety lately. How can we be OK in the midst of ever chaotic political sceneries, financial uncertainties, stories of war after war, potential nuclear attacks, GMOs, toxic dumps, vaccine scares, etc.  Fortunately, I think I’ve found an effective way to deal with our inner demons in a much more constructive manner — to strengthen not only our mind, but our body and spirit.

anxietyAnxiety, depression, irritability, self-doubt, or desolateness do not easily go away with drug therapies, acupuncture treatments, or talking to therapists. All of these should help, but the most powerful tool we can rely on is our own inner strength. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a super simple, easy, and relaxed method called Bruno Groening healing program in dealing with my own inner conflicts. The results have been outstanding.

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The Buddhist Triangle

There are many acupuncture points in addressing anxiety issues.  Most famous one is called “YinTang” which is located in the midpoint between the eyebrows. Another one is “TaiYang” which is right on the temples, between the outer edge of the eyes and the hairline. I’ve written about these points many times previously. Beside these points, many doctors in China use the Buddhist triangle points in treating anxiety and depression.

buddhist triangleThe Buddhist triangle is situated on your wrist. As shown in the picture, three points–Lung 9, Pericardium 6, and Heart 7– form a triangle on the palmar side of the wrist. Three of these points form a potent combination to reduce anxiety and calm the nervous system.  

Lung 9 (On the radial crease of the wrist where the radial artery pulsates): As the ‘source point’ of the Lung meridian, this point opens up the blockage of the entire Lung meridian. This point makes breathing easier, reduce phlegms, eliminate asthmatic conditions, and warm cold hands and feets. Since the Lung is directly associated with “grief and sadness,” opening up Lung 9 will alleviate overall feeling of sadness, depression, heaviness of the heart.

Pericardium 6 (On the palmar aspect of the forearm, about 1.5 inches above the crease of the wrist, between two tendons): PC 6 opens the chest, protects the heart, calms the spirit, relieves nausea and vomiting. This is an extremely popular and useful point. It is very helpful in treating insomnia, melancholiness, and repressed emotions.

Heart 7 (On the ulnar crease of the wrist between two tendons): Called ShenMen (meaning the gate of spirit), HT7 is the source point of the heart meridian. This point is widely used in treating insomnia, amnesia, cardiac pain, palpitations due to fright, mania, epilepsy, and even stupor. HT7 is “the” point for emotional issues, especially excessive anxiety and worry.

A gentle but firm pressure on these triangle points for 4-5 seconds each, twice a day, may provide a significant relief in dealing with anxiety, depression, frustration, eating disorders, pent-up anger, and other repressive emotions. You can use blunt side of a ballpoint pen in pressing these points.  

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Anxiety Level Has Really Shot Up

If you find yourself becoming more anxious lately, please know that you are not alone. In fact, anxiety seems to be a national epidemic or a global pandemic.

More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds–CBS News, April 17, 2017

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Citing a recent study conducted by NYU Langone Medical Center, CBS reported that more Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and anxiety-ridden. The lead manager of the study said: “Mental illness is on the rise. Suicide is on the rise. And access to care for the mentally ill is getting worse.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stress-anxiety-depression-mental-illness-increases-study-finds/   This news story attributed the major reason for increasing anxiety to economic/financial worries. Even though financial issues are certainly one of the biggest concerns in anxiety, I think their conclusions are shallow and limiting.

Another interesting story on high level of anxiety was published by The Guardian on April 16, 2017. Will Hutton, principal of Hertford College and Oxford, wrote: We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The trends in Britain are similar. A third of Britons will experience anxiety disorder  at some stage in their life, with an explosion of reported anxiety among teenagers and young adults. Anxiety, depression, self-harm, attention deficit disorder and profound eating problems afflict our young as never before. Hutton concluded that only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic. I can’t agree with him more.

If you believe that anxiety is prevalent only in western countries, think again. The Times of India said one out of every four Indians suffer from anxiety disorders, while 10% of the  Indian populations are clinically depressed (Oct 6, 2013). The rest of the world may not be that much different from these statistics.

How can we not be trapped in anxiety in the midst of increasing terror-attacks, social unrest, economic uncertainties, political shenanigans, information overloads, and crazy weather patterns? Clearly, all of us are being challenged at many different levels.