Other Qi Gong instructors have written books. Other authors have written books about dealing with stress.
The Stress Elimination Book is the only book in the world written by a lineage holder of LAMAS Qi Gong and of the particular Qi Gong form called Lion’s Tail which was developed thousands of years ago specifically to combat stress.
I edited the original manuscript for the author.
The key chapter that teaches Lion’s Tail is the only place where readers will get this instruction in this manner, directly from a Grandmaster and with photos of him, provided by him.
Stress has its roots at the very essence of life, and has caused more suffering and diminishment of the human spirit than any other form of affliction. It attacks us prenatally, and continues attacking us from then on.
Qi Gong Grandmaster Lowe wrote The Stress Elimination Book
to provide opportunities for forward thinking individuals to have at hand a means of being able to use a tried and tested easy-to-follow self-help instruction to control, manage, reduce and eliminate stress.
Other books dealing with stress offer ways to cope with and manage it. This book reveals how to conquer stress with an ancient art that prevents damage to and actually enhances the spirit, mind and body connection.
Researched evidence supporting Grandmaster Lowe’s assertions are excerpted from respected, published reports and interwoven through his narrative.
The text builds logically by first establishing the harmful effects of stress, then how our bodies respond to internal and external stressors. The fight-or-flight syndrome which sets off an “adrenalin cascade” is explained in terms of the damage this survival mechanism does to us.
Subsequent chapters describe how stress attacks our Three Treasures: Spirit-Mind-Body. While Western medicine is beginning to acknowledge stress can cause disease and illnesses, the conventional methods prescribed actually cause more stress and furthermore, they do not address the spirit and mind.
Next the author covers why modern society is experiencing a disease epidemic in spite of advances in science and technology, and he establishes why modern methods fail to eliminate stress.
Several chapters are dedicated to ways of complimenting one’s practice of Lion’s Tail to enjoy the full benefits of the ancient art. These chapters include dietary guidelines, activity charts, a Ba Gua template, methods for enhancing Qi flow in buildings, how qi and water behave, a colour visualization exercise and more.
Practicing Qi Gong cultivates Qi. How this improves the immune system is covered, too.
Chinese Traditional Medicine is summarized so that laypeople can appreciate the theory of meridians, paired organs and Yin/Yang features of our organs, food, water and even emotions.
The immune system’s behavioural interactions are at the very core of our health problems, and I’m convinced that stress is the genesis of disease. Stress has a varied gestation period; one that at times can be almost instantaneous while in other instances can be protracted, taking years to produce its symptoms of disease.
Our body’s natural healing process is necessary first to trigger the immune system’s response, thereafter enabling detoxification, and initialising enhancement by toning of the muscles, improving nourishment of the blood, while strengthening of the bones.
All these together, with the process of kidney elimination of unwanted waste products are interdependent functions, and form part of the wider internal system for good health.
Stress can quickly disable our immune systems, and thereafter attack us in our weakened constitution. When this occurs the duration of our systems’ dysfunction becomes prolonged.
Some health complaints can take many years to present themselves or demonstrate in a physical or emotional level. In other instances the unidentifiable symptoms can emerge in a very short time period.
Such health issues appear to be unrelated in most respects, especially to a prior case of stress-related ailment.
This could be due to the fast attack parameters of the particular stress condition. Then again the effects may be demonstrative in a very long delay curve, arriving when the person is older. Or the condition generated by a deficiency of nutrients becomes intolerable, whereby the internal energetic defence processes have been severely weakened.
The condition initiates changes at a molecular level that could cause or develop some mutation. At a cellular level, some individual cells will behave erratically. The person might feel somewhat uncomfortable and sense a state of unease, but not know why.
With no identifiable signs or symptoms apparent or visible, the sufferer will not be able to make the association therefore there is nothing to call attention to a developing complaint.
Internal conflicts and loss of energetic balance, in most cases, emerge after prolonged bouts of stress-induced problems.
At one end of the health spectrum, a nervous breakdown might occur due to the absence of appropriate therapy and the unrecognised seriousness of the complaint.
The time for individuals to receive therapy or relief for stressful conditions can be long overdue. This may primarily be due to the sufferer not being able to identify the cause of and the condition of the complaint accurately. This creates additional delay in receiving adequate or even the correct type of ministration. The person concerned will unknowingly be aiding and abetting the effects of stress.
By the time we know we’re ill, our immune systems would have already been subjected to severe and chronic pressures caused by stress.
The causes of stress can be identified as acute and chronic.
1). Acute stressful factors include:
Financial troubles, Fear, Family disharmony, Noise, Sleep disturbance
Crowd activity, Traffic (pedestrian and motorized), Isolation, Hunger
Sever temperature changes
2). Chronic stressful factors include:
Vibratory parasitics, Prolonged and/or serious illness, Dogma (political and/or religious)
Marriage/Divorce, Poverty, Death, Work issues and/or environment, Media fear mongering.
Stress is accompanied by internal disturbances that can quell our secular inclinations, both within and around us. Stress is a part of our every day existence.
Stress is in everything we do. Stress forms a significant part of everything our society, our experiences will evolve into or have since become.
Remember, stress is constant.
It is we who must change to prevent its damage.
More so than in the past, our technological culture and our society are geared towards stress as a way of life. Stress at its core, and by design, is therefore dysfunctional in its very nature.
It is my sincere opinion that a spiritually defunct culture or society, regardless of any technological advancements made, or where any such techniques are in the process of being considered, will be exposed to the problems associated with stress. In the midst of any such society or culture, a paroxysm not on a pathological platform, may not produce symptoms.
Symptoms of stress that have risen as we become more technical and less spiritual include, but are not limited to anxiety, alcoholism, anger, crime, depression, eating disorders, heart disease, headaches, hypertension, obesity, sleep dysfunction, Type 2 diabetes and violent behaviour.
Even more alarming is the fact that children are not immune to the problems caused by stress, and in some cases are more affected than adults.
The United States populace, for example, suffers the ravages of stress from childhood onwards. A report by the American Academy of Paediatrics stated that in the year 2000 one in every five children in America had psychosocial problems and this might well be a stress-related condition.