Negative Words Can Affect Health Reports Qigong Healer in Sharon Kleyne Radio Interview
Effie Chow, PhD, Interviewed by Water Advocate and Bio-Logic Aqua Research Chairman Sharon Kleyne on Words, Attitude, Qigong Healing and Fresh Water
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The words one chooses can help both speaker and listener achieve a positive mental attitude reports Qigong Healer Effie Chow, PhD, in a recent interview with water advocate Sharon Kleyne. Poorly chosen words, says Chow, even if inadvertent, can promote a negative mental attitude. A consistently negative attitude can lead to a wide array of health issues. The English language, according to Chow, is full of common words and expressions that project negativity
Chow made her comments during an interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio broadcast of October 13, 2014 (Sharon Kleyne Hour archives: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour)..
Effie Chow, PhD. was born in China and grew up in a traditional family. A leading Qigong Healer, Chow is founder of the East-West Academy of Healing Arts in San Francisco. Chow has authored several books, and in 2000, served on President Clinton's White House Conference on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.
Water advocate Sharon Kleyne hosts the syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center's signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne is Bio-Logic Aqua's Founder and Research Director.
The basic elements required for health and balance in Qigong healing, according to Chow, are fresh water consumption, correct breathing, a proper diet and a positive mental attitude. A surprising number of common diseases, in Chow's experience, are affected by mental attitude and many can be reversed with a change in attitude. Respiratory problems, fatigue, depression, certain cardiac symptoms and irritable bowel, says Chow, are all sensitive to negative attitudes.
Chow cited the expression "that's not a problem" as projecting inadvertent negativity. There are thousands of other such negative expressions, says Kleyne, from "get real" to "it is what it is."
Turning negative expressions around so that they are positive, uplifting and joy creating is a game Kleyne likes to play. To "that's not a problem," Kleyne would add, "it's an opportunity." To "get real," she would add, "but cherish who you are." And to "it is what it is," Kleyne would add, "so enjoy it whatever it is."
More positive spins on negative expressions:
"Don't go out on a limb - unless you take me with you."
"Beauty is only ski deep - except for yours and mine"
"Take it with a grain of salt - and a gallon of ice cream."
"You can't take it with you - but you can leave a bit of yourself behind."
Not only does negative language impact attitude, according to Chow, but a negative attitude can affect other health promoting Qigong elements - especially water.
Chow referred to the work of Dr. Emoto, who discovered that fresh water has the ability to react to positive or negative emotional messages, as reflected in the quality of ice crystals formed when the water was later frozen. He called this "water consciousness." (Emoto, M. The Hidden Messages in Water, Atria Books, 2005).
Fresh water researcher Gerald Pollack, PhD, has studied the physical structure of fresh water and believes Dr. Emoto's findings are plausible. Pollack discovered that fresh water has the ability to react chemically to extremely subtle environmental stimuli that could include harsh music or proximity to negative "qi energy" or life energy (Sharon Kleyne Hour archives May 5 and July 7, 2014; http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour),
If fresh water in a glass is influenced by negativity (or positivity), says Kleyne, the humidity in the atmosphere and the water that constitutes 70 percent of our bodies must also be influenced.
Chow recommends drinking only water that has been exposed to positive qi energy. She calls this "qi" water. Kleyne concurs, adding that she recommends drinking a minimum of eight full glasses per day. Drink two full glasses upon rising and do not sip the water. The eight glasses are in addition to all other fluid intake. Sugar, caffeine and alcohol should be minimized because they are dehydrating. Children under 10 should drink half their body weight in ounces each day.
Chow's prescription for maintaining a positive mental attitude and qi energy: Fill your days with joy and gratitude, and be sure to laugh out loud and hug someone at least once a day.