Fighting Parkinson’s, and the Recipe in-depth 2015, part 4

I intend to take each part of the Recipe, physical, mental, and spiritual, and explain why it is in the Recipe and what it is doing for you in your recovery, deeply drilling down to the how and why it is helping you recover from Parkinson’s. Today is the fourth part: Qigong for clearing liver wind.

For those of you new to the blog, when I say “the Recipe,” I am talking about the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Click here to review the full version of the Recipe.

Qigong for clearing liver wind.

This is a sitting form of QiGong exercise It is for strengthening the liver and clearing internal pathogenic Liver Wind.
1. Sit upright with legs crossed. (For those of you who cannot sit cross-legged on the floor, this can be accomplished sitting in a chair. Sit forward in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor pointing forward, and then perform the other parts of this exercise).
2. Your palms should be face toward your Dantian (below your navel) and your hands should be placed so your fingers are loosely interlocked only as far as the first knuckle.
3. Twist your body to the left and to the right 15 times in each direction.
4. Fully interlock your fingers and turn your hands facing away so you are looking at the backs of your hands and interlocked fingers.
5. Push your hands out and up (to just above eye level) 8 times.
6. Chomp your teeth together and then swallow your saliva.
7. Meditate quietly.

As you know, I view Parkinson’s from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your liver is in a weakened state, unable to clean toxins from your body properly. As a result of being in this weakened state, it gets invaded by wind…wind makes things shake…tremors. This Qigong clears “liver wind.”

Here is the liver:

Liver

1. Sit upright with legs crossed. (For those of you who cannot sit cross-legged on the floor, this can be accomplished sitting in a chair. Sit forward in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor pointing forward, and then perform the other parts of this exercise).
What you are accomplishing here is keeping your lower body stationary.

2. Your palms should be face toward your Dantian (below your navel) and your hands should be placed so your fingers are loosely interlocked only as far as the first knuckle.
This focuses your energy inward and centers you. The lightly interlocked fingers assist you in twisting you body as a whole unit.

3. Twist your body to the left and to the right 15 times in each direction.
If you look at the picture of the liver above, you will see that when you twist in each direction, you are twisting your liver. It is like wringing out a towel.

4. Fully interlock your fingers and turn your hands facing away so you are looking at the backs of your hands and interlocked fingers.
5. Push your hands out and up (to just above eye level) 8 times.
After you wring out a towel, you need to pull and stretch it back to its original shape and form. That is what you are doing here.

6. Chomp your teeth together and then swallow your saliva.
As you are “wringing the wind” out of your liver, toxins flow down and up, so your mouth will have excess saliva. Chomping your teeth and swallowing sends it down for elimination.

7. Meditate quietly.
You have given your liver quite a workout. Meditating quietly for a short while calms the system. I closed my eyes and did ten long inhales and exhales.

That’s it!

You are worth it!!!

I will be back soon.

All my best,

Howard

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6 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and the Recipe in-depth 2015, part 4

  1. Helen says:

    That’s a great exercise. Thank you Howard

  2. Anita in England says:

    Lots to be grateful for today. I’ve been out, through the park and past the children’s playground, to the shops and market in the lovely vibrant part of South London where I live (Crystal Palace). It’s a bright sunny day here and there were lots of parents out and about with small, smiling, skipping children. The Salvation Army band was playing Christmas carols. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood and I received lots of smiles and greetings in return for my “Good Morning”s. I’m now completely exhausted and in bed, but enjoying a very warm glow! Happy Saturday to all my companions here and Thank You, Howard, for the post. Anita

    • It’s lovely to receive your sharing, Anita…I treasure gratitude too…it’s often most alive on my morning walks…I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada in a small community nestled by farmland…some days we see deer and other wildlife … lots of eagles and seagulls, crows, ravens and various doves and smaller birds (we’re not far from the ocean)…so very much to be grateful for including the lovely rainbow that graced our morning vista. As to PD, I’ve been experiencing much more energy recently…I attribute this to the coaching I receive from Howard and posts like this one that are helping me to review and refine the QiGong exercises and to focus on the present.

      I’d like to wish everyone peace and joy throughout the holiday season…and much love too …

      • Cynthia (from England) says:

        Penny, how lovely to live on Vancouver Island! I think it’s beautiful there and so good for the soul.
        I would like to wish my fellow warriors a happy peaceful Christmas x

  3. Helen says:

    Happy christmas to all the Warriors love Helen

  4. Melanie says:

    Merry Christmas everyone and happy new year! This will be our year for recovery 2016! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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