Fresh Water and Correct Qi Breathing Are Keys to Health Reports Water Researcher
Interview with Effie Chow, PhD on Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water
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For decades, radio host Sharon Kleyne has advocated drinking fresh water to maintain health. This view is backed by most physicians. In a recent interview with Effie Chow, PhD, Kleyne discovered a surprising new reason why water is the key to good health. According to Chow, to maximize water's beneficial effect, correct Qi breathing is also necessary.
Effie Chow was born in China and grew up in a traditional family. After moving to the United States, she became a registered nurse. Although she supported Western medical practice, she concluded that traditional Chinese medicine, particularly Qi-Gong, had enormous potential value in maintaining health. Dr. Chow is Founder of the East-West Academy of Healing Arts in San Francisco, has authored several books, and in 2000, served on President Clinton's White House Conference on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.
The globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show, with host Sharon Kleyne, is heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. Kleyne is Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a fresh water, atmosphere and health research, and product development center. Natures Tears® EyeMist®, a 100% pure water mist, is the Research Center's global signature product for dry eyes. Effie Chow is a frequent Sharon Kleyne Hour guest.
In Qi-gong, according to Chow, water is one of the "Five Elements of Life." The others are earth, water, fire and metal. Qi-Gong philosophy teaches that each element controls a different part of the body and a different emotion, and that water is the element that integrates all other elements and prevents dehydration.
Air is not considered an element of life, Chow explains, because air is everywhere and cannot be isolated. To benefit health and the human body, says Chow, each of the five elements requires air, liquid water, and atmospheric water vapor. In other words, they all need to breathe. Sharon Kleyne has long taught that water on Earth is the "Breath of Life."
Qi-Gong, which means "controlling the life force," according to Chow, teaches that the balance of life elements in the human body is a microcosm of the balance of elements in the universe. That appears to supports Sharon Kleyne's belief that water on Earth affects the entire universe.
Correct breathing, according to Chow, should be done from the diaphragm. The air should be clean and pure and the body relaxed and erect. Slowly breathe in as much air as possible, while extending the diaphragm outward. The diaphragm is located at the bottom of the ribs in the center of the chest. Then slowly exhale and relax the diaphragm. Do this exercise ten times a day.
Regarding, water, according to Kleyne, drink at least eight glasses a day in addition to all other fluid intake. The water should be clean and pure but not distilled, and with no additives. Drink at least half the water in gulps rather than sips. For maximum absorption, the water should be at room temperature or warmer.
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Sharon Kleyne and Dr. Chow touched on several subjects during the interview.
Dr. Chow talked about the importance of living in harmony with nature and notes that this is a basic tenet of Qi-Gong, which has been around for thousands of years. She finds it ironic that China, in recent years, has adopted the Western lifestyle and now emphasizes technology and chemicals, which is causing severe air and water pollution. China is well aware, says Chow, that polluted water is harmful to health and the cause of many early deaths.
Dr. Chow and Sharon Kleyne also noted that chemicals are almost always used in the recycling of water ands that absolutely pure water can be difficult to obtain. Chlorinated water, says Kleyne, is acceptable only if nothing else is available.
Regarding breathing, Dr. Chow noted that 85% of people breathe with their shoulders and not their diaphragm. This causes a strain on the shoulders and frequent aches and pains throughout the body.
Kleyne commented that when she first began doing Dr. Chow's deep breathing exercises every day, her health and mood improved with surprising speed.
Chow described the five elements at length.
Fire is the element of the heart and small intestine; and of love, jealousy and hatred. Chow noted that water puts out fire but that water is also essential to fire. Fire requires fuel, heat and air that contains atmospheric water vapor essential to all life. Water is a moderating influence on fire. If fire is allowed to consume all the fuel, the organism, including the fire, will die.
Earth is the element that controls the spleen, pancreas and stomach. These organs require the most water.
Metal is the element of the lungs and large intestine and is associated with the more complex emotions such as grief and loneliness. Metal is related to animals, time of day, seasons and relationship to the cosmos.
Wood is associated with green plants, the liver, the gall bladder and anger. Sharon observed that anger seems to be taking over the world.
Water is associated with the bladder and kidneys, which are the organs that remove toxins from the body and from all the other elements. Too much or too little water, or impure water can have a profound effect on health.
Dr. Chow talked about a philosophy related to Qi-Gong called "Pigu" which teaches that solid foods are essentially unnecessary and that a person in perfect spiritual and physical balance can survive indefinitely on no food - or no solid food - as long as they drink enough water and remain in balance. People die from dehydration and thirst, says Chow, much more quickly than from starvation.
Sharon Kleyne and Dr. Chow agreed that correct breathing should be taught to everyone, either by parents, schools or health providers. They also agreed that a nutritious diet with plenty of water, combined with centering and calming exercises, is the key to long life and good health. Chow pointed out that cancer hates oxygen
The interview closed with Dr. Chow's standard prescription to everyone: Either give or receive eight hugs and three huge belly laughs each and every day. That will create an extremely hostile environment for anger, illness, dehydration and depression.
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