Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can be caused by a number of things, but more often than not it is triggered by either poor mental or physical health, with most sufferers having issues with their weight, their anger or their nerves. This condition is often referred to as a “silent killer” because many of those who suffer from it, don’t know they have it. Yet if left unchecked, hypertension can be fatal.
So, if you do have this condition, if you suspect that you might have it or you think that you are susceptible to it, then you need to do something about it, preferably something that doesn’t involve side-effect riddled drugs.
Qigong could be the answer you’re looking for, as this practice has shown time and time again that it can help to eliminate high blood pressure and return your mental and physical health to a normal and healthy state.
There are no big, accredited Qigong schools here in Australia, and while there are a few small classes and workshops, it’s often better to focus your time, money and efforts on an online Qigong school, such as the Spring Forest Qigong Centre. Here you can find a level that suits your ability and work your way up from there, going all of the way to the advance levels, after which you can become a Qigong master yourself.
But even if you don’t have any interest in becoming a healer, it’s still worth learning in order to keep your hypertension and other conditions in check.
Where to Begin
If you want to focus on curing a particular illness, then you should look to the Head to Toe Body’s Repair Manual or the Qi-ssage Healing course. Both of these can be taken by students at the beginner level, both are exclusive to the Spring Forest Qigong Centre, and both cover a wide range of techniques that can heal you.
These courses are quite different, but they share a few things in common. The main one of which is the fact that they both use energy points and acupressure in order to relieve blockages. Basically, your body is a system of meridian lines, through which a combination of yin and yang energy flows. This energy needs to be in perfect harmony and in full, uninterrupted flow for you to be healthy, and when there is a blockage, then you experience problems, including hypertension.
These courses focus on the symptom first, and then they target the energy point to which that symptom is connected. For instance, there is an energy point in your fingers that connects to major heart channels, so if you have high blood pressure, then one of these points may be blocked. Technique 46 in the Head to Toe Body’s Repair Manual describes a way that you can unblock this and instantly relieve your problem, and there are also similar techniques described in the Qi-ssage Healing course.
These two courses can literally heal from head to toe, covering all of the following symptoms and more:
- Low blood pressure
- High/low blood sugar
- Breathing difficulties
- Aches and pains
- Cold, flu and fever
- Weak immune system
- Spine problems
Qigong takes a unique look at dieting, focusing on the yin and yang (or “hot” and “cold”) of foods, and valuing these qualities above all else. This means that your hypertension may be caused by an imbalance of yin and yang in your body, in which case you need to correct that balance. Of course, this is easier said than done, and in order to restore the balance, you need to understand which foods are yin and which foods are yang, and you also need to understand your own biology, as everyone is different.
There are courses at the Spring Forest Qigong Centre that can help with that, including the level 1 course SFQ Fundamentals and the level 3 course Qigong for Advanced Healing. Dieting and fasting are also discussed in a number of other courses, and they are mentioned briefly in Master Lin’s book Born A Healer (available for purchase on the Spring Forest Qigong Centre website).
If you’re still struggling to get a proper balance of healthy yin and yang foods, then the Nature’s Qi supplement may also be able to help. This comes loaded with a number of organic fruit and vegetable extracts, as well as a mixture of probiotics, enzymes and more. All of these serve to give your body a huge, healthy boost, and one that is also perfectly balanced.