Meridian Brush Massage for Erectile Dysfunction, Energy and Health

April 7, 2024 by VAHVA Fitness

Grandmaster Jiang Yu Shan teaches how to self-massage using a bamboo brush. The purpose is to open the energy channels called "meridians". 

In this video, GM Yu Shan is teaching Eero about meridian stimulation using a bamboo brush. 


In one of the previous Chinese medicine videos we did with the grandmaster, I said:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they always talk about "meridians" - the pathways of qi flow.

Energy flow and meridians are not understood or accepted scientific terms in the West and that's why any method or exercise that focuses on these things are usually not welcomed.


This, however, is just a failure to have an open mind and a failure to understand the mechanics of the body from a different point of view.

In Asia, they call it "meridians" and acupuncture points. In the West, we could call almost the same thing fascia, blood flow and the lymphatic system.

So, in scientific medicine, if you study the lymphatic system (the body's drainage system which purpose is to get rid of toxins and to release antibodies against bacteria and viruses among many other things), it has lots of similarities with the meridians of Chinese medicine.


The methods for lymphatic drainage and for meridian qi flow are also very similar. 


Basically, the self-massage techniques demonstrated in the video open the energy channels (meridians) but they also stimulate the lymphatic system and blood vessels. Many Western massage techniques are similar for this purpose and lymphatic drainage is a very popular thing to do.


We have done this type of practice since 2019 and it's an important part of Morning Routine 20XX and also a crucial part of the courses at WarriorNeigong.com


In fact, this is what the grandmaster recommends to do prior the practice of Qigong or Kung Fu. This is something a lot of the practitioners in the West are not doing.


In Asia and especially in China & Taiwan people take care of themselves differently than in Western countries. There every grandmother does this and often with an iron brush. 


Funnily, many Western practitioners think the iron brush is for the purpose of hardening when in fact it's a self-massaging tool the grandmothers use. 


This shows that there is sometimes a massive disconnect between the purpose and meaning of different practices between the West & the East. 


The same applies for many Qigong and Kung Fu methods. A lot of Qigong and Chinese Kung Fu (especially the centuries old Shaolin methods) are almost nothing alike in the West and in the East.


For example, many people think they know how to do the ancient Shaolin methods such as the Iron Shirt or other 72 arts of Shaolin, but what they do barely looks like the real thing at all. 


Grandmaster Jiang Yu Shan even has a very different interpretation and method for the "real" Yijin Jing 易筋经 (muscle tendon change classic).


Likewise, we quickly realized that what people think Qigong is, is often different from what real Qigong is when it's taught by a practitioner of the proper lineages in Asia. 


This self-massage practice everyone can do. You can even do it with your hands although the bamboo brush is recommended. 


Personally, I do this almost every morning except when I forget (which is a mistake). It energizes and wakes me up. I also do it by slapping before my martial arts classes.


The benefits are great for health (lymphatic drainage), energy (stimulating blood flow and meridians) and according to the grandmaster it can heal many ailments such as the erectile dysfunction.


This practice is for both men and women. This self-massage is the basic level of knowledge in opening the energy channels.


In The Grand Circle, the grandmaster teaches the advanced methods of opening the energy channels for more benefits and for more serious training purposes.


If you want to learn more about the authentic health practices of the far East and become a real expert in Health Qigong, I recommend checking out the courses at WarriorNeigong.com.


Stay strong.


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