Chi Nei Tsang, massaging the abdomen, is a healthy practice that anyone can do.
The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of chi (energy), our life force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture. Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered that the internal organs connect with the five forces of the universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.
The ancient Taoists realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to your health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in your stomach indicates the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen. The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat or heat deficiencies that cause the organs to malfunction.If you want to feel better, massaging the abdomen—the heart of Chi Nei Tsang—is a healthy practice that anyone can do. If you read no further, that would be advice enough to keep you going in good shape for a long time. Now, however, we will begin the journey to the center of the navel. Chi Nei Tsang, Massaging the abdomen, is a healthy practice that anyone can do.