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Your Energy Understanding how the energy in your body works will allow you to expand genital orgasms

into whole-body orgasms and to use your sexual energy to improve your c reativity and health. As we mentioned in the introduction, Sexual Kung Fu develo ped as a branch of Chinese medicine. One of the worlds oldest and most effective h ealing systems, Chinese medicine is responsible for the discovery of such succes sfully proven therapies as acupuncture and acupressure. According to Chinese med icine, in addition to the physical structures of your body, you also have physic al energy that is constantly circulating through every cell of your body. THE BODY ELECTRIC As Western chemistry has become more refined, it is now able to demonstrate that our bodies are indeed filled with energy and electric charges. In the February 1984 issue of Discover magazine, K. C. Cole explained the comparison: "Electrici ty is almost certainly the most elusive of everyday things: It lives in the wall s of our houses, and regulates the lives of our cells.... It runs electric train s and human brains.... Your entire body is a giant electric machine: body chemis try (like all chemistry) is based on electrical bonds." Chinese medicine is based on a persons ability to maintain the proper circulation of this bioelectric energy through the body. If you have ever had acupuncture, y ou have experienced the circulation of this bioelectric energy, which the Chines e call chi (pronounced CHEE), in your own body. However, if you have not had thi s opportunity, there is a simple experiment you can do to feel your body's chi. Rub your hands together for ten seconds and then hold the palms about an inch ap art. If you concentrate, you should be able to feel a flow of energy passing bet ween them. The idea of chi is not unique to China. Dr. John Mann and Larry Short, authors o f The Body o Light count forty-nine cultures around the world that have a word f or chi; the words vary from prana in Sanskrit to neyayoneyah in Lakota Sioux to num, which means "boiling point," in the language of the kalahari !Kung. The Wes t is perhaps unique in its lack of an equivalent term. In the West, we speak abo ut feeling energized or having low energy, but with a few notable exceptions, we tend to ignore this important part of our physical body. f , The concept of chi is gaining increasing acceptance in the medical establishment . A major transition occurred when President Richard Nixon reestablished diploma tic relations with China in 1972. In Beijing, Chinese doctors performed emergenc y surgery on New York Times correspondent James Reston, using only acupuncture f or anesthesia. Since then many delegations of Western physicians to China have w itnessed similar events. Chi is just beginning to be understood in the terminology of Western science. Cu rrently, several Western physicians are exploring the phenomenon, such as Robert Becker, a Syracuse University orthopedist and author of The Body Electric, who is trying to explain chi in relation to his work in bioelectricity and healing. It was Dr. Beckers research into electricity and its role in regenerating bones th at led to the current method of using low-level electrical currents to stimulate the mending of fractures.