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E-Dao Paida & Lajin Self-Healing Techniques


Purpose of Lajin
La: To stretch;
Jin: Chinese medical term similar to ligaments, tendons;
Lajin: To stretch and to restore functions of Jin where Jin-Suo has occurred, so as to self heal
illnesses, restore health and prevent aging;
Jin-Suo: Contraction, atrophy or degeneration of the functions of Jin, which is the major
contributor to aging and most illnesses.

Lajin is a simple way of proactive health management. When practiced correctly, it can help
enhance overall health and promote longevity by cleansing vital energy channels in the body, thus
enabling smooth Qi and blood flow. This in turn improves various acute and chronic conditions
such as hypertension, diabetes, gynaecological and prostate illnesses, dislocations as well as pains
caused by Jin-Suo.

How do I detect the occurrence of Jin-Suo?


If your body manifests one or several of the following eight symptoms, then you are suffering from
Jin-Suo:

[Test 1] Ability to squat [Test 2] Can you lift your legs with ease?
Do you find it increasingly difficult? Remember climbing stairs in strides?
One way to tell is to try using a squat toilet. Do you find it increasingly taxing?

[Test 3] Can you bend from the waist effortlessly? [Test 4] Can you walk or run in long strides?
Each time, bending becomes increasingly If you can only take small steps,
taxing for you and you might easily then it’s time to take note.
end up with twists and sprains.

[Test 5] Is your one leg longer [Test 6] Can you stretch and bend the arms?
or shorter than the other? Try holding the rings on a bus or train.
“How come I never realized it?”
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[Test 7] Can you stretch your legs in a [Test 8] Can you turn your body easily?
seated position (assuming a horse stance)? “Ah, it is not because I am fat,
“Why can’t I stretch out as wide as others?” but because I’ve got Jin-Suo?”

Learn Lajin in One Minute


1. Lajin in reclining position
This position is by far the safest and provides the most comprehensive efficacies. A customized
Lajin bench is recommended, but chairs can be used as an alternative. You must coordinate your
breathing and stretch your arms as much as you can. This is particularly effective for sagging
breasts and overweight females.
[Lajin Method]
◆If you are using chairs, place two side by side
with the side of one chair against the wall;
◆Lie down on your back, put the arms straight
behind your head and keep them flat on the
bench;
◆Place the right leg up against the pillar, while
the left leg bends down as much as possible to
touch the floor;
◆Move your buttock against the pillar and keep
(Using a Lajin bench) (Using chairs as an alternative) the raised leg flat against the pillar;
◆Avoid legs moving outward; Move the inner thighs closer together to increase intensity;
◆Maintain this position for 10-40 minutes, and then switch your legs.
☆ For best efficacy, practice it daily.

2. Lajin in standing position


This can be easily done at home or in the office. It is known to greatly alleviate frozen shoulder and
chronic neck and shoulder pain for those who spend long hours deskbound and hunched.
[Lajin Method]
◆Stand in a doorframe, raise both arms to hold
the doorframe on both sides, and stretch your
arms as much as possible;
◆Place one foot forward to do a bow step, and
place the other foot behind to straighten it as
much as possible;
◆ Keep your upper body parallel to the
doorframe, raise your head and keep your eyes looking straight ahead;
◆Maintain this position for 5-8 minutes, and then switch your legs.
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☆ For best efficacy, practice it daily.

3. Lajin in horizontal position


This is a supplementary method to Lajin in reclining position. You can either do it on your own, or,
for greater intensity and efficacy, ask someone to press one leg and move the other sideways till
you can no longer tolerate the pain. Stay for some time, and then switch your legs.
[Lajin Methods]
1. Lie in a bed or on the floor, and stretch both
legs sideways in opposite directions. Maintain
this position for 10 minutes or more.

(On the floor) (On a bed)

2. Alternatively, place a bed against a wall and lie in the bed. Raise and press both legs to the wall.
Place the buttocks against the wall and stretch both legs sideways in opposite directions, like a “Y”.
☆ For best efficacy, practice it daily.

4. Neck Lajin position


This method is suitable for treatment of cervical pain and shoulder-back pain.
[Lajin Methods]
1. Lie face up on a bed, a Lajin bench or
chairs, move your head off the edge and let
it hang down naturally, put your arms
behind your head and stretch as much as
(On chairs or a Lajin bench) (On a bed)

possible. Maintain this position for three minutes or more.


2. Remove pillow when you sleep, whether you sleep on your back or on your side. Initially it may
make you feel uncomfortable, keep it for a few days and you will get more accustomed to it.
☆ For best efficacy, practice it daily.

5. Lajin in squatting position


This is by far the oldest Lajin method. Simply squat down in a posture similar to when you’re using
a squat toilet.
For some people, this could be quite a challenge in the beginning. Regular practice will eventually
help these people squat down with their feet firmly on the ground.
[Lajin Method]
◆Squat down, and press the soles of your feet flat on the ground.
If you are unable to squat all the way down, go as far down as
possible.
◆Keep your legs together, hug your legs with your arms, and
lower your head (Taoists call it “baby hugging”, a posture
resembling a baby in the womb).
☆ For best efficacy, practice it daily.

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A Few Things to Note about Lajin
1. Lajin is based on natural movements of the body, hence any pain, numbness, soreness or
swelling pain are signs of poor blood circulation, which can be gradually improved with Lajin.
2. Lajin can be self-administered where the intensity and duration is fully within your control.
Know your limits to avoid injuries.
3. Aches and pains experienced after Lajin can be a sign of ailment. However, such aches and pains
should be within your tolerable range. Hence, Lajin enables one to adjust the intensity and duration
of the practice to suit individual needs and tolerance.
4. Beginners, those of advanced age and with severe illnesses should practice with medium
intensity using a step-by-step approach to get into positions. Intensity and duration can be
gradually increased for greater efficacy.
5. For those with stiff muscles from early on, stiff muscles are the body’s alarm signaling decreased
liver function — affecting muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. It is therefore even more crucial
for them to practice Lajin.
6. When Lajin with increased intensity and duration no longer gives you pain, numbness or
soreness — Congratulations! Your body now has agility, perfect alignment and balance, and
smooth Qi and blood flow.

What are the common physical responses brought by Lajin?


Type 1:
Pain, numbness, soreness, swelling pain, itchiness and yawning are some of the natural responses
you may experience when you practice Lajin and/or Paida. These physical responses, according to
Chinese medicine, are signs of “Qì Chōng Bìng Zào”, i.e. the healthy Qi is charging at disease nidus.
To some extent, this is the darkness before dawn breaks. These responses are signs indicating that
the stagnated meridians are now being cleared.
Type 2:
Red spots, rashes, blisters, dizziness, belching, headaches, nausea, thick phlegm, running nose,
farting, extremely stinky excrement and urine
All these responses are signs of “Qì Chōng Bìng Zào” and detoxification reactions. When such signs
appear, you should go on with Lajin and Paida. After internal self-cleansing and detoxification, you
will gradually self-heal diseases and improve your health.
Continue Lajin and Paida even after these response reactions subside, adjusting to lower levels of
intensity and shorter duration should that be your wish.

What is the appropriate duration and intensity of Lajin?


Duration of Lajin
There is no fixed standard, but 10-40 minutes for each leg in reclining position is recommended.
This is, however, dependant on individual tolerance; hence, it serves only as a reference. But the
general rule of thumb is the longer the practice, the better the efficacy and health benefits.
1. When doing Lajin in reclining position, it is all right for most healthy people to straighten the
raised leg and set the other leg on the ground. However, for those who are frail or have severe
illnesses, it can be quite a challenge. Some may feel intense pain the moment they get into position
and want to get down at once. For these people, Lajin should be practiced in a progressive manner
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in terms of both duration and intensity, starting with one or two minutes of Lajin.
2. For people who dance or practice yoga, 10 minutes of Lajin will not be a challenge. If the
duration is extended to 30-40 minutes, all kinds of physical responses will come up, such as leg
numbness, pain, belching, farting, excrement, sweating…Chronic diseases such as insomnia,
constipation, kidney deficiency, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases will be gradually
alleviated.
Intensity of Lajin
The intensity of Lajin varies from one practice to another and has no fixed standard, but should
also be within a tolerable range.
1. You can ask someone to help press your leg, or you may use sandbags.
2. Hands stretched backward may carry weights such as dumbbells, bags or dictionaries. This may
add to your pain, but is definitely more effective in curing many diseases such as frozen shoulder,
chest tightness, breast illness and cardiac diseases.
3. When incorporated with proper breathing, stretching arms backward as far out as possible has
obvious efficacies for obese women or those with sagging breasts, because Lajin in reclining
position changes the direction of gravity on breasts.

Cautions and Suggestions


1. When doing Lajin, it is best to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to keep warm.
Air-conditioning should be turned off or lowered as the pores are opened up during Lajin,
otherwise the chills may induce more diseases.
2. If, in reclining position, your sole cannot touch the ground, you can slightly move your knee and
leg to the side to ease the pain. But once the foot can touch the ground, try to draw back the leg
close to the other, to avoid splay feet.
3. Patients with hypertension, cardiac diseases, porous bones, or those who have been frail, should
first ask for doctor’s advice before doing Lajin. People who have Jin-Suo will definitely feel painful
during Lajin, and experience high blood pressure and rapid heartbeat, in which case it is best to
rest the head on a pillow to ease blood rush to the head.
4. Aged people, patients of porous bones or those who are frail or have severe illnesses might faint
away because of pain. Therefore, these people should take it more slowly, and gradually increase
intensity and duration, of which there are no fixed standards, and they vary from person to person.
But persistent efforts will pay off in the end.
5. If, in the middle of Lajin, a patient is found with numb and cold limbs, paleness in the face and
cold sweat, this is known in Western medicine as “Hyperventilation Syndrome”. It can be resolved
by covering the patient’s nose and mouth with a paper bag or plastic bag to form an enclosed
breathing system. The symptoms should be gone in five minutes and the patient’s condition
should return to normal.
6. Women may practice Lajin at any point of the menstrual cycle. Patients suffering from painful
menstruation may gain better benefits if Lajin is practiced during the period.
7. Lajin is best complemented with Paida for enhanced efficacy. In particular, for patients who have
problems performing Lajin, slapping the joints, hands and feet can help relieve the pain felt during
Lajin.

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Purpose of Paida
Pai: To pat Da: To slap
Paida: A self-healing technique which utilizes patting and slapping of external skin areas to draw
out and expel poisonous waste in the body and to restore health by facilitating smooth Qi flow in
the body’s meridian system.
Sha: “poisonous blood” in the body. It is a word unique to the Chinese language, and is used as an
indicator for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Qi: Flow of energy or the circulation of life energy in the body.

Paida is originated from ancient Taoist practitioners, who used this technique to “treat old
injuries”. The technique stems from their belief that patting and slapping activate vital energy
channels, thus removing stagnant energy and toxins, curing ailments and improving health.

Paida = Elimination of toxicants = Elimination of poisonous waste in the body


The Paida technique we are promoting is a unique DIY health management method which
combines those of Taoists, Buddhists and methods of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM). The key to
its success lies in one’s positivity and concentration when practicing Paida by oneself or for others,
and the intensity and duration of such practice.

Sequence of Paida
Generally speaking, you can Paida in the following top-down sequence:
Step 1: Pat the head

Pat the top of the head Pat the sides of the Pat the back of the Pat the back of the
with both hands head with both hands head with both hands neck with one hand

Step 2: Slap the shoulders Step 3: Slap both armpits and the inner
Pat the right side with left hand, and vice versa; sides of the shoulders
Remember to pat all sides of the shoulders.
Patients with cardiac diseases, lung and breast diseases should slap the parts in Step 3 more often.

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Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Step 4: Slap the inner sides of the elbow joints


This covers all the meridians on the inner sides of the elbow joints, i.e. heart meridian on the
innermost side, lung meridian and large intestine meridian at the rim of the outer side, as well as
the pericardium meridian in the middle.
Step 5: Slap the knees
Pat the front of the knees with both hands and make sure that the knee is covered by the entire
palm; then pat the inner sides, outer sides and the back of the knees.
This step could be applied to cure all foot and leg diseases, including pain, numbness and swelling
pain. When combined with Lajin, it will bring better efficacies.
Step 6: Slap the feet
Pat the arches, insteps, ankles and surrounding areas with great force. This can not only help cure
foot diseases, but also bring good curative effects for all diseases of internal organs.
Step 7: Slap any body parts where needed
After going through all the six steps, you may Paida any body parts according to your particular
condition.

How to Paida properly?


1. Pat and slap attentively: Concentration and faith will unleash the vital energy in your body. You
should firmly believe that you are your own best doctor and that you can self heal. Distracting,
negative thoughts could bring negative effects;
2. Pat with solid slaps: If you feel the pain of slapping, it means you are on the right way. W ith
every painful slap, your ailments will gradually subside;
3. Pat and slap with your mind: When slapping the skin, you can imagine that you are injecting
fresh Qi into the body and bringing out the dirty Qi;
4. Make good use of your palm and fingers: When slapping a large area such as the front of the
knees, use both palm and fingers; if the area is relatively small, such as the back of the knees, you
could mainly use the fingers with agile movement of the wrist;
5. Pat and slap with force, as long as you can endure the pain: Slapping may be very painful in
the beginning, but the pain usually subsides once you carry on for more than two minutes;
6. Better recite or chant scriptures during Paida: Reciting scriptures will bring better result;
you may choose your favourite ones;
7. Use your fists to avoid too much noise of slapping and patting.

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Basic Principles of Paida:
High intensity + long duration + high frequency = speedy improvement;
Less intensity + shorter duration + lower frequency = slower improvement;
No Paida = no improvement.

Principle of Sha Treatment:


Sha, i.e. poisonous blood in the body, is the colourful thing under the skin appearing during Paida.
When Sha appears, the body’s self-healing power is at work. So, continue with Paida until it
subsides.

Duration and Frequency of Paida


1. Paida can be done at any time of a day. You can make it your habit, and Paida in the mornings
and evenings, or in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.
2. Due to different Paida intensity and people’s particular physical conditions, there is no fixed
time length for when the Sha appears and disappears. Therefore, the appropriate duration of
Paida varies from person to person. We kindly advise that children, the elderly, the frail, and the
severely sick should practice Paida following the proper sequence.
3. For health care, you can slap from head to foot for fifteen to twenty minutes at a time, at least
once or twice a day (particularly the head, shoulders, armpits, elbows and knees for one to five
minutes each).
For sub-health cases, besides Paida the parts mentioned above, you can pat and slap the disease
nidus for a longer time. Generally, the duration should be between five to thirty minutes, and you
can do it once, twice, or more times a day.
For those with serious illnesses, Paida duration should be extended to no less than one hour. After
Sha appears, Paida should be continued. Sha is poisonous blood in the body, and it reveals body
waste and illnesses, which can be cleared with continuous slapping. The body will finish the
elimination of toxicants as Sha disappears. That’s the secret of the magic efficacies of Paida.
4. For those who feel under the weather or have obvious symptoms, they should pat or slap the
nidus for at least half an hour each time. For example, those suffering from knee pains, frozen
shoulder, cervical spondylosis, headache or insomnia can pat and slap the knees and elbows more
frequently for at least once or twice a day.
5. For those with serious illnesses, such as inability to lift the shoulders or walk, or those
diagnosed with psoriasis, heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes or cancer, they should pat
top-down from the head to the feet with the focus on the elbows, knees, feet and the nidus for at
least one hour and at least three times a day. And the time length of each Paida can be reduced
when the symptoms are relieved.
6. After several rounds of Paida, it is not as easy to have Sha as before. But if you continue Paida, it
can enhance circulation of blood, keep you fit and even cure diseases.
7. As with Lajin, the duration and frequency of Paida vary from person to person. Whether there is
Sha or not after Paida, it can be a daily exercise for both the sick and the healthy.
8. One Paida session can be divided into several, with each session focusing on one particular part
of the body.
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A Few Things to Note about Paida
1. Avoid directing the electric fan or air conditioner at yourself during Paida, so as not to catch cold
and chills via your open pores.
2. Drink warm water before and after Paida. Warm ginger and date broth is recommended. In
addition to staying hydrated, this will also prevent dizziness, fatigue and aid the body’s metabolic
process.
3. Avoid showering or taking a bath within one hour of Paida. After one hour, be sure to shower or
bathe with warm water and not cold water. On a cold day, it is best to avoid showering after Paida.
4. For those with skin diseases such as psoriasis, Paida with high intensity and for long duration is
recommended for best effect. Secretion of liquid(s) is a sign of effectiveness, so it is important to
continue Paida. However, do not pat and slap onto parts where there are open wounds.
5. Paida for those with diabetes, varicose veins and edema in the legs: The skin of diabetics is less
tolerant of slapping, so slap lightly, taking it step by step. Those with varicose veins and edema in
the legs should practice slapping in an upward direction to improve blood circulation.
6. When Sha appears, it is important to continue Paida to speed up the elimination of toxins from
the body, in turn eliminating the rashes in a shorter time. Reactions such as rashes usually subside
after a few days — this is normally so for those with good physical conditions such as children,
young and healthy people. Those of advanced age and with grave conditions will usually
experience reactions for a longer period of time.

I have a health condition, which body parts should I slap?


It is recommended that whatever your health condition is, start by slapping the key areas: head,
shoulders, armpits, knees and elbows.
Once you have completed Paida the key areas, you can Paida additional areas such as elbow joints,
knee joints, arms, and legs for 15 minutes or more each.
When Paida elbow and knee joints, be sure to slap all around;
When Paida upper arms, place one hand on a knee and slap upper arm using the other hand;
When Paida legs, be sure to slap upper and lower parts, inner and outer thighs.

After Paida these parts, find your focus areas based on individual health conditions:
1. Conditions of the head and diseases of the five senses such as facial paralysis, headache,
dizziness, cold, ventricular diseases, stroke, insomnia, etc.: Paida the head and face;
2. Conditions of the neck, shoulders and various joint problems such as neck and shoulder stiffness,
inflammation of the joints, arthritis, and neck pain: Paida joints of shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips,
ankles, knees, etc. Those who do not have the necessary strength for Paida can ask others for help,
as these areas are far from vital organs and require high intensity for best effects;
3. Conditions of the heart, lungs, mammary and thyroid glands: Slap inner wrist joints, armpits,
areas below and around the collarbone;
4. Various gynaecological conditions such as ovarian cysts, cervical tumours, fibroids,
endometriosis; men’s conditions such as prostate gland diseases, impotence, early ejaculation;
conditions of the productive and urine secretion systems, etc.: Paida the base of your thighs where
there is a concentration of toxins as well as vital energy, veins, nerves and lymph glands. Please
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also Paida the inner thighs, navel and lower legs;
5. Old injuries like sprains, twists and sports injuries, etc.: Paida the afflicted areas, scarred areas
and surgery incision areas to aid healing. Take special care yourself as these are injury areas.
Ensure longer duration, slap for 20 minutes or more for best results;
6. Various itches: Paida afflicted areas and inner wrist joints, knee joints; Stand up and slap both
sides of thighs;
7. Those with piles, constipation, water retention, gastro-intestinal problems: Paida with high
intensity at navel area, all around knees, inner thighs, base of thighs, and overweight areas for
long duration. You can also use your fists in these areas. Using hands to chop the base of thighs is
another recommended technique, as it is strong in intensity, yet does not produce much noise;
8. Acute illnesses can be treated by Paida vital energy and pressure points, as per acupoints used
in acupuncture. For example, conditions such as acute gastric diseases can be treated by Paida the
Zusanli Acupoint on the leg, while acute heart problems and drunkenness can be treated by Paida
the inside of elbows, etc.;

Zusanli acupoint Elbows with Sha

9. All Paida methods can be practiced in combination with Lajin for better results.

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