Regular Zhan Zhuang practice improves the smooth flow of Chi inside you and so increases your ability to ease a sudden pain, or minor cut or burn, using the simple techniques outlined below. The more you have been able to release the blocked Chi within you through your practice, the more effective you will be in healing yourself and others. Seek medical advice for any serious conditions.
If you or someone else has a sudden pain for any reason, such as toothache, the cause of the pain needs to be attended to. But you can help relieve the immediate pain by these three quick steps:
1. Rub your hands vigorously together for several seconds until they are warm;
2. Clap your hands together eight to ten times sharply and briskly;
3. Rest the palms of your hands firmly on the surface of your body above the point of the pain.
If you or someone else has a cut, do the same as for pains (above), placing your palm very firmly over the cut and using your fingers to press your hand against the wound. Hold your hand in place for several minutes. The blood will clot naturally. Your Chi will speed the immediate healing process and, together with the spontaneous flow of blood from the wound, help resist infection.
The Chinese first aid solution for minor burns is simple and available from your cupboard. Flood the burn with soy sauce. It works wonders.
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