TONG ZE BU TONG; BU TONG ZE TONG.
— HUANG DI NEI JING
The above quote is taken from the ancient Chinese text known as the Huang Di Nei Jing. This quote is considered by many to be one of the defining principles of acupuncture and it roughly translates into English as saying:
“If there is free flow, there is no pain; if there is pain, there is lack of free flow.”
Acupuncture at its core is about treating Qi, allowing the channels or meridians of Qi to flow freely. The free flow of qi alleviates pain and disease. Disease and pain is an indication that Qi is stagnant or stuck, acupuncture treatments facilitate that free flow of Qi to bring balance back to the body.
Exercise is necessary for good health, not only does it help by improving your health and how you feel, but it also improves the effects and duration of acupuncture treatments. This is why an acupuncturist will routinely recommend exercise and practices such as stretching, Tai Chi, Qi Gong or Yoga to get you moving. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine allows you to be healthier and happier.
Regular exercise, such as getting up to move at least every hour or taking a walk after meals are all things you can do to help your Qi move. A regular exercise routine also contributes to your cardiovascular health with the benefit of feeling healthier and having less pain. It's important to find an exercise that you enjoy this will make it easier to make it part of your weekly routine. If you find exercise difficult, start by getting up to move at least every hour or taking a walk after meals, these are things you can do to help your Qi move.
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