3 More Health Tips From Ancient China to Improve Your Body and Mind

    Music not only reduces pressure, lifts your mood, relieves depression, and benefits memory, it also physically heals. (Image: Weibo)he ancient Chinese took daily walking as an effective way to maintain health, and also recommended using a cane and wearing comfortable shoes when walking. (Image: Secret China)Meditation reduces pressure and anxiety, helps control emotions, clears one's mind, and sharpens one's thinking. (Image: Jon Fife/Flickr)

    Here are 3 more tips from ancient China to help improve your body and mind.

    4.   Music heals

    Music not only reduces pressure, lifts your mood, relieves your depression, and benefits memory, it also physically heals. In TCM, music is widely used to lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. That’s why in Chinese, the character for medicine is quite similar to that for music.

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    Music not only reduces pressure, lifts your mood, relieves depression, and benefits memory, it also physically heals. (Image: Weibo)

    5. Strengthen your body through walking

    Walking has a number of benefits, including enhancing your heart function, increasing your lung capacity, strengthening your muscles and bones, burning fat, and helping balance your body’s hormones. The ancient Chinese took daily walking as an effective way to maintain health, and also recommended using a cane and wearing comfortable shoes when walking, especially for elders, since these help reduce pressure on your legs and feet..

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    The ancient Chinese took daily walking as an effective way to maintain health, and also recommended using a cane and wearing comfortable shoes when walking. (Image: Secret China)

    6. Open your energy channels via meditating

    Meditation can open and unblock energy channels in your body, protecting you from arthritis and vascular sclerosis. Science has found meditation increases the amount of grey matter in your brain, and therefore gives you more stable and positive emotional states. Check out this cool article for how to start meditating. It’s easy; you just need to start.

    (Image: Jon Fife/Flickr)

    Meditation reduces pressure and anxiety, helps control emotions, clears one’s mind, and sharpens one’s thinking. (Image: Jon Fife/Flickr)

    Research by Monica & Aizhu, translation help by Richard

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