Healing Sounds Resource Page

Combining ancient Taoist healing techniques with more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Healing Sounds Qigong set of six movements and accompanying sounds give comprehensive benefits for your internal organs, external viscera and the opening of energy channels throughout the body. The sounds produced take away excess heat from the internal organs improving and regulating their functions while the movements stimulate the related acupoints and meridians.

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The original Six Healing Sounds Qigong (over 5000 years old in origin and originating in China), only practiced sounds to promote healing and healthy functioning of the bodies’ major internal organs, while other Qigong schools used only movements to massage the organs and stimulate acupoints.   The form we use (Liu Zi Jue) combines both movements and sounds, stimulating the body as well as acupoints associated with the major organs, taking the best of both worlds and combining them.

The key to practising the healing sounds is simplicity; just performing the movements with a relaxed body and pronouncing each sound correctly will give your body and mind immediate as well as long term benefits.

The major internal organs covered are the Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys, the energy channel of the Sanjiao and their associated organs, the Gall Bladder, Small intestines, Stomach, Pancreas, Colon, Bladder, Pericardium.

Hints for practice

  1.  Practicing sounds and movements separately is a great way to hone both skills and helps them flow more naturally when done together
  2.  Once you are familiar with the sounds and movements you can begin to incorporate them together with the breath, linking the separate parts.  By combining and keeping your focus on integrating the Sounds, Movements and Breath together you create a powerful meditative practice which will enhance your whole being
  3. Refining the form.  Keep your practice fresh by always trying to progress in this form.  A good way to do this is to;  do whole form once and then, decide which part(s) you want to go over, do the movement on its own a couple of times before adding the sound

LIVER

Sound:    Xū (嘘)

Pronunciation: Sounds like ‘Shoooo’, use ‘Shh’ as in shoe and ‘oooooo’ as in wood. Say both together…’Shoooo), lips pulled back in faint smile with upper lip over upper teeth, leave slight gap between teeth with tongue pulled slightly backwards in mouth. When pronouncing ‘Shoooo’ air flows between teeth and tongue naturally

Related organ:    Gall bladder

Element:    Wood

Colour:    Green

Season:    Spring

Sense Organ:    Eyes

Body:        Tendons

Dominant time of day:    1am-3am (gall bladder 11pm-1am)

Associated emotions:    Anger & Kindness

Spiritual function:    Imagination and planning

HEART

Sound:    Hē (呵

Pronunciation: Sounds like ‘Huuuuu’, say ‘H’ as in word him with ‘uuuuu’ as in up together to form ‘Huuuu’. Jaw is open with tongue free in mouth and tip pointing slightly upwards

Related organ:    Small intestines

Element:    Fire

Colour:    Red

Season:    Summer

Sense Organ:    Tongue

Body:        Pulse

Dominant time of day:    11am-1pm (small intestines 1pm-3pm)

Associated emotions:    Aggression & Love

Spiritual function:    Connection to the spiritual world

SPLEEN

Sound:    Hū (呼)

Pronunciation: Sounds like ‘Whoooo’ as in word ‘who’. Jaw open with tongue naturally flat

Related organs:    Stomach (and pancreas)

Element:    Earth

Colour:    Yellow

Season:    Indian summer

Sense Organ:    Lips

Body:        Muscles

Dominant time of day:    9am-11am (stomach 7am-9am)

Associated emotions:    Worry & Compassion

Spiritual function:    Making decisions

LUNGS

Sound:     Sī (呬)

Pronunciation: Sounds like ‘Sssssssss’, pronounce ‘Suuu’ as in word such. Tongue flat with front teeth gently touching, air flowing through gaps in teeth

Related organ:    Large Intestines (colon)

Element:    Metal

Colour:    White

Season:    Autumn

Sense Organ:    Nose

Body:        Skin

Dominant time of day:    3am-5am (large intestine 5am-7am)

Associated emotions:    Sadness & Courage

Spiritual function:    Connection to the physical world

KIDNEYS

Sound:    Chuī (吹)

Pronunciation: Sounds like ‘Chu-waaaaay’. Double-barrelled sound, start with ‘Chu’ and then open jaw to say ‘Waaay’, together making ‘Chu-waaaay’

Related organ:    Bladder

Element:    Water

Colour:    Dark Blue

Season:    Winter

Sense Organ:    Ears

Body:        Bones

Dominant time of day:    5pm-7pm (bladder 3pm-5pm)

Associated emotions:    Fear & Serenity

Spiritual function:    Will power to get things done

SANJOA

Sound:    Xī (嘻)

Pronunciation: ‘Sheeeee’ as in the female she. Lips pulled back in faint smile. Upper lip up enough to show upper teeth

Related organ:    Pericardium

Dominant time of day:    7pm-9pm (pericardium 9pm-11pm)

Associated emotions:     Healthy relationships with others

 Spiritual function:    Emotional protector

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