1) Massaging the points in the head a. Yintang
Take a sitting position. When the mind is calmed, the "three inhalation and exhalation" and "three times opening and closing" are performed (see Chapter Four). In both cases, exhalation should be done first. Then press the middle finger of the left hand on Yintang and put the middle finger of the right hand on the nail of the left middle finger. Turn the finger leftward nine times and then rightward nine times. Then perform point respiration three times. (Fig.l 11)
b. Baihui and Shuaigu
Put both palms on the head with the midline between the palm and the wrist on the tips of the ears and the middle fingers overlapped. Massage both points simultaneously with the palms and tips of the middle fingers, nine times forwards and nine times backwards. Then perform three times on point respirations. (Fig. 112)
Turn the middle finger on the Fengfu points leftward and rightward nine times respectively and then perform point respiration. Then massage the vagus nerve at the back of the ears with the four fingers moving down to the cheeks. Lower the d. Yangbai and Tianzhu
Massage the Yangbai points. Turn inward nine times and outward nine times, then perform point respiration. Then move the hands to the head, massaging the scalp and then pinching Tianzhu. Pinch six times and massage six times (Figs. 114-1, 2). Then massage the back of the neck and then the front of the neck. Then e. Touwei and Fengchi
Press Touwei with the middle fingers turning inward and outward nine times respectively. Then perform point respiration. Then press Fengchi, turning inward and outward nine times respectively, and perform point respiration again. Then lower the hands to the Dantian along the anterior part of the cheeks. (Figs.
Lift both hands to the level of the brow and rub from the brow to Taiyang. Turn anterior and posterior nine times respectively, and then perform point respiration. After the massage, clap the face to the cheeks with the fingers and g. Sizhukong
Lift both hands to the level of the brow and rub from the brow to Sizhukong. Turn anterior and posterior nine times respectively, then perform point respiration. Clap the face to the cheeks with the four fingers of each hand and then lower
the hands to Dantian.
h. Points on the ears
Lift the hands to Yintang and massage under the brow to the anterior part of the ears. Press Xiaguan with the middle finger and Tinggong with the index finger, and then turn simultaneously forward and backward nine times. Then perform point respiration and lower the hands to Dantian. (Fig. 116)
i. Points around the eyes
Press the small finger on Jingming and turn outward and inward nine times respectively. Perform point respiration. Then rub the orbit three times. (Fig. 117)
j. Points on the nose
Rub the sides of the nose with both middle fingers from up to down six times and then massage Yingxiang outward and inward nine times respectively. Perform point respiration. Then slip the fingers along the corners of the mouth to Chengjiang.
Press the index fingers on Chengjiang, turning them inward and outward for nine times respectively, then perform point respiration (Fig. 118). Lower the hands to Dantian. Then lift the hands to the hairline and rub the scalp from the anterior part to the posterior part, from the neck along the vagus nerve to the chin. Then lower the hands to Dantian. Repeat the movement nine times. At the ninth time when the hands lower to Dantian, perform "three times opening and closing and three times inhalation and exhalation." Then include the exercise.
This exercise requires that the ten fingers of the hands should be used to massage the points in the head and neck, so that such effects as clearing and activating the meridians and collaterals, promoting qi and blood circulation on the head, nourishment of blood and strengthening the functions of the brain, tonifying
the heart and calming the mind as well as checking exuberant yang to easing mental strain can be achieved. This exercise can be used to treat dizziness, headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, nose diseases, eye diseases as well as apoplexy, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, disorders of stomach, proctoptosis and hematopathy. 2) Expectant Point Massage See Chapter Three for details.
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