Thursday, April 5, 2018

Duration and Intensity of PaidaLajin

Duration and Intensity of PaidaLajin
The general rule is:
·         If you want to heal faster, slap and stretch more;
·         If you want to heal slower, slap and stretch less;
·         If you don’t want to heal, then don’t do it.
PaidaLajin is NOT a way of medical intervention. Rather, it is a simple and convenient self-healing exercise. It’s all up to you.
There is no definite answer as to how long and how intense a person should slap and stretch. It differs from person to person, due to factors such as the health condition, age, gender, way of thinking, life experiences, the understanding of the PaidaLajin self-healing method, and the actual practice.
For Paida to be effective, slap an area for at least up to 5min within a person’s tolerance of pain. Pain is to be felt in effective Paida. If the slapping is too soft for the pain of slapping to be felt and the duration is too short, the effect will be greatly discounted, for the self-healing power is not fully activated.
In a 7-day PaidaLajin workshop, each day, the participants slap for about 6 hours and stretch for about 1 hour. Only by doing so can all the main parts in the body be slapped during the workshop. To thoroughly slap all over the body, it can take up to 15 days.
The PaidaLajin activities in a workshop are a thorough cleansing and a strong stimulation of the self-healing system. Hence, almost all illnesses can be greatly relieved during a workshop. Whereas when a person is at home, it is quite impossible to slap and stretch for so long and with such a high intensity.
You may adjust the duration and intensity according to your health condition and other practical factors. Normally, do PaidaLajin for 1-3 hours a day. For someone who is very sick and/or has enough spare time, extend the duration and increase the intensity of PaidaLajin.
For normal health-keeping, slap the head and the universal regions (elbows, knees, hands and feet) for 0.5-1 hour a day; For common diseases, slap the universal regions (elbows, knees, hands and feet) and the recommended areas for slapping for 1-3 hours and it will take effect. For a seriously ill patient, the entire body needs to be slapped many times and he/she will gradually recover.
It is strongly recommended to attend a PaidaLajin workshop. PaidaLajin is  not just words. It can only be learned when you actually do it. Only by experiencing the unforgettable slapping and being slapped, can a person learn systematically how to slap and how to concentrate during the process, and learn the actual intensity and duration of Paida. Up to now, we haven’t found a better option than attending a workshop.
For a patient who has to work and cannot commit to slapping for so long as is done at a workshop, it is recommended to slap 1-3 areas each day for approximately 1 hour. If Lajin is also practiced, the duration of stretching should be counted separately.
Many people have no time for slapping or stretching, but they have time for playing mahjong, doing  sports, or going to a restaurant. This shows that not everyone attach the same importance to maintaining good health.
Our recommendation:
The following recommendations are for your reference only. You can adjust it according to your health condition and schedule.
I  Normally, slap a specific area (for instance, an inner elbow, the top of the head, the front of a knee, or one side of a knee) for 10-30min. Slap one area thoroughly before moving on to the next.
II  By “slap one area thoroughly”, it means slapping until no more Sha comes out, the slapping no longer hurts much, or the Sha is beginning to disappear, the skin of the slapped area is broken and blood and fluid are coming out.
III  When slapping a large body part, for instance, the shoulder blades, the buttocks, and the four limbs, slap an area for 10-30min with hand(s) or a Paida stick, and then move on to the next area.
IV  For reachable body parts, it’s best to slap on one’s own; for body parts difficult to reach by oneself, help each other to slap. During the Paida process, the hands and Paida sticks can be used alternately. When you feel weak and fatigued, or when it’s hard to get Sha out, a Paida stick can be used instead. In cold weather, a Paida stick can be used to slap on clothes-covered areas.
V  It’s best to slap one area thoroughly in one go, instead of slapping one area in several sessions. The following day, the same area(s) can be slapped even if the Sha has not subsided yet. But it hurts more to slap an area covered with Sha. So, our recommendation is to slap an area a second time when the Sha has gone.
VI  Some people get cured thoroughly after one round of “carpet bombing” Paida; for people with more severe problems, several rounds of whole-body Paida is needed before full recovery. One can decide for oneself how many areas to slap a day, how intense and how often.
VII Some people, after slapping all over the body, don’t benefit as much as others who slap heavily on the universal regions (elbows, knees, hands and feet) or some areas of the body. Why? Because their Paida is way too soft and not painful enough for it to take effect.
Some people benefit more by slapping plus stretching for 1-3 times a day. Some people stretch, not on a standard Lajin bench, not with sandbags, or with just a 2kg sandbag, or stop stretching when they feel painful, numb, sore and swelling sensations. With the same duration of stretching, it brings a better healing effect to stretch on a standard Lajin bench, add 5-20kg sandbags, and persist in stretching after feeling painful, numb, sore and swelling sensations.
How to deal with Healing Reactions experienced in PaidaLajin practice?
I  Healing Reactions are natural, inevitable, and good reactions during the process of self-healing with PaidaLajin. The intensity of Healing Reactions may differ, but invariably everyone has got to experience them. Even the sensations of pain, numbness, soreness and swelling are healing reactions.
Please note that the general rule of healing reactions is: the stronger the healing reactions are, the more accurate the self-diagnosis is and the better the self-healing effect will be.
II  During the process of PaidaLajin, it is quite likely that the symptoms of the disease(s) will aggravate temporarily. For instance, when practicing PaidaLajin, a hypertensive patient may experience higher blood pressure; a diabetic patient may have higher blood sugar level; a pain patient could feel more intense pain, etc. Those with multiple diseases may experience more healing reactions. But these are all good signs of healing in process. There is no need to panic. Instead, be grateful for it.
III  Common healing reactions include fatigue, pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, chills, cramps, itchiness, etc. The most serious is when one faints and falls unconscious.
To relieve all these healing reactions, slap the inner elbows and Neiguan acupoint. In very severe cases, slap heavily. If the symptoms are not much eased, slap along the inner sides of the arms.
To save someone in a coma, two people can slap heavily the patient’s inner elbows and Neiguan acupoints on both sides; To relieve cramps, slap at the inner elbows and the insteps of the feet; To relieve stomach ache, slap at the Zusanli acupoints and areas below it along the Stomach Meridian;
To relieve a headache, slap at the pain spot, the entire head, and the back of hands; To relieve gall bladder pain, slap at the Gall bladder Meridian along the outer sides of the legs; To get rid of itchiness, slap at the affected areas.
Neiguan                                              Zusanli

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IV  Healing reactions differ from person to person due to the health condition, age, and other factors. Two patients with the same disease can experience different healing reactions when practicing PaidaLajin. Because, diseases are invariably complex diseases. A disease name conceals more known and unknown diseases. Healing reactions experienced by different people are incomparable.
V  When healing reactions are experienced, it is best to reduce food intake or fast. In this way, the self-healing energy stimulated by PaidaLajin can be mainly used to dissolve and burn out the toxins and wastes in the body. This is a process where the waste is turned into positive energy that the body needs; otherwise the self-healing energy will be used to digest the food that is eaten every day, which can be more loss than gain.
VI  Nowadays, it is popular belief that drinking more water helps to detoxify. The recommendation in Chinese medicine is: Drink only when you feel thirsty, and only drink warm water. Because water is yin in nature, and icy water is even more so. Drinking too much cold or icy water consumes the yang energy in the body. Although a large proportion of the human body is made up of water, and water helps to detoxify, yet the precondition is that the energy channels should not be clogged. When there are blockages in the meridians, drinking much water consumes Qi. Both water and blood need Qi to move along in the body. Hence, it is Qi, rather than water, that does the job of detoxification. A dead person has no Qi left in the body, and water that goes into a dead body does not move.
If you believe that every day you need to drink many gallons of water, and you actually do it, then it is likely that you will suffer heart, kidney, urinary bladder diseases and problems with other internal organs.
It is even worse to drink cold water in the morning. Because the cold water puts out the heart fire that is just rising along with the rising sun.
When experiencing healing reactions and feeling weak or fatigued, drink some warm ginger and date soup, which boosts Qi and blood.

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