Blood and Qi are believed to sustain life. Meridian and collateral channels are the pathways for the travel of Qi and blood, enabling Qi and blood to spread all over body and provide nourishment for the viscera and bowels to sustain their functioning.
Qi has two natures:
1. Fundamental material that constitutes the human body and its disruption leads to body deterioration
2. Immaterial vital energy that sustains life and normal body activities
Normal activities of the body are sustained by constant supply of nutrients from the external world, including fresh air inhaled to the lungs and essence Qi transformed from food by the spleen and stomach. So in TCM, Qi has both material and physiological functions.
Walk to stay young
Feet, hands, ears and nose are the epitomes of the entire body. Our feet possess dense nerve networks, acute senses and intense information transmission tracts. There are three feet Yin channels and three feet Ying channels. Feet are the starting point of three feet Yin channels (spleen meridian, liver meridian and kidney meridian) and the end point of three feet Yang channels (stomach meridian, gallbladder meridian and bladder meridian).
Feet hold the most important microcirculation networks. When we walk, with the movement of muscles, the constrictions and dilation of blood vessels will be strengthened. The strengthened dilation of blood vessels allows the blood to flow downwards easier and the strengthened constriction of blood vessels will push the blood to flow upwards. So in this way the feet can be regarded as a pump and their movements push the blood to the heart.
But nowadays people use their feet less and less. Elevators take us upstairs, cars take us to the office and computers enable us to stay home and sit all day long. Feet are not used as much as they should to perform the role of a natural pump and that thus the problems related to blood circulation.
If you do not use your feet for about two third of the day some waste materials deposit in the feet due to gravity. This worsens blood circulation and in turn speeds up body aging. Foot and hand massages promote Qi and blood circulation
There are twelve meridian channels in the human body. Three hand yin and yang, three feet yin and yang.
Feet and palms are full of reflex areas. By stimulating them we can increase the speed of blood flow circulation. After 15 minutes of palm massage the speed of blood flow can be doubled. Therefore if you have your feet and palms massaged with TIENS Blood Circulative Massager the blood and Qi circulation will be improved.
The benefits of TIENS Blood Circulative Massager:
Support for the body's defence system
Blood in TCM is defined the same way as in modern medicine. It flows across body and carries nutrients and oxygen to tissues and organs.
Qi spreads throughout the body, viscera and bowels, meridian and collateral channels supporting all kinds of physiological functions. Its basic movements are upwards, downwards, outwards and inwards. Qi is the commander of blood and blood is the mother of Qi. They interact and work together.
In TCM the fresh air we breathe and the nutrients we take are transformed to the body organs constituting the main source of substances for Qi and blood. In turn Qi and blood will flow all over the body providing nutrients for tissues and organs to support their activities. So digestion and oxygen intake will not happen without the circulation of Qi and blood.
Functions & Benefits:
Help to improve the symptoms of poor circulation. Some of the most common symptoms of poor circulation are:
• Calf muscles cramping (including whilst asleep)
• Cold feet and/or hands
• Aching, swollen and tired feet
• Cramping in the feet, legs and buttocks that occurs whilst active and improves with rest
• Varicose veins
• Hands and feet ‘fall asleep’
• Skin becomes discoloured i.e. red, blue or pale
• Infections may be slow to heal or may not heal at all
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