|Submit Date:||14 Aug 2007|
|Treatment used:||ginsing pennywort|
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|Country of Remedy:||USA|
|Remedy Source:||"Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity", Daniel Reid, pp. 348-349.|
|More Links about this Remedy:||http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Health-Sex-Longevity-Practical/dp/067164811X/ref=sr_1_1/105-4733989-715800|
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|Total # reviewers:||1|
|No Side Effects:||10.00|
|Ease of Use:||9.00|
|Effective after long term use:||10.00|
Source: "Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity", Daniel Reid, pp. 348-349.
More Chinese Immortal Stories
The Wandering Twist is one of the most detailed and authentic accounts
of the training of a traditional Taoist adept ever recorded in English. At
the end of the book, author Deng Ming-dao, who has become a disciple of
Master Kuan, recounts his first inquiry regarding Kuan s own teacher
the Grand Master of Hua-Shan:
'He must be very old,' I said, trying to keep the subject going.
Mr. Kuan was quiet, reluctant to discuss the matter.
'He is,' Mr. Kuan said after a moment of decision. 'He has
long white hair and beard and is now 142 years old. He spends
his time in meditation.'
'142! Is that possible?'
'Of course. He's a Taoist.'
One of the most remarkable cases of longevity to spill over into the
twentieth century is that of the Chinese herbalist and Taoist adept Lee
Ching-yuen, who maintained his youthful vigor, sexual potency and
perfect health throughout a long, active life. Lee died in 1933, shortly after
marrying his 24th wife, and it remains a matter of historical record in
China that he was born in 1677, during the early years of the Ching
Dynasty. That made him 256 years old when he died, for those who wish
to count the years. Lee died with all his own teeth and hair, and those
who knew him say that he looked about 50 when he was already over 200.
Lee Ching-yuen left clear-cut guidelines for those who wish to follow
his footsteps and emulate his example. He followed three primary rules in
1. Never hurry through life. Take it slowly, take it easy, and take your
time. He instructed his students to always keep a quiet heart, sit as
calmly as a tortoise, walk as sprightly as a bird, and sleep as soundly as
2. Avoid extreme emotions of all kinds, especially as you grow older.
Nothing drains energy from the body as rapidly, nor disrupts the
functional harmony of vital organs as completely, as strong outbursts
3. Observe a daily physical regimen of exercise and breathing. The
duration and intensity of your regimen are not nearly as important as
He gave three specific guidelines regarding diet:
1. Do not overeat on hot summer nights. It causes stagnation of blood
2. Eat extra quantities of nourishing foods on cold winter mornings. It
provides the extra essence and energy the body needs to compensate
for having to keep warm in cold weather.
3. Adopt a primarily vegetarian diet, supplemented by life-prolonging
The herbs Lee recommended most highly were ginseng, whose prop-
erties have already been covered in detail, and a little-known herb called
Hydrocotyle Asiatica minor, a humble member of the pennywort family
which grows wild in the tropical marshes of Asia. At the time, most of the
Western medical scientists to whom Lee's case came to attention derided
his claims to longevity and scoffed at the simple weed he recommended,
but an enlightened handful of scientists took him at his word and
investigated. The French biochemist Jules Lepine found a potent alkaloid
in the leaves and seeds of this plant which has powerful rejuvenating
effects on the nerves, brain cells and endocrine system. Professor Menier
of the Academic Scientifique near Paris confirmed Lepine's findings in
separate studies. In India, the famous guru Nanddo Narian informed his
followers that this very same herb contains a vital ingredient that is
missing in the general human diet, an ingredient without which it is very
difficult to control the rapid decay that leads to premature death. When
he gave this teaching. Guru Narian was already 107 years old and in better
health than most of his students.
A man who knew Lee Ching-yuen personally, became his disciple and
followed his teachings till the end of his days, was the Chinese general
Yang Sen, who moved to Taiwan during the Nationalist exodus from the
mainland in 1949. Since Lee was a herbalist by profession, Yang naturally
learned a lot about life-prolonging supplements from the great master. In
addition to the uses of ginseng and pennywort. Lee taught Yang how to
prepare the famous Chinese herbal elixir known as 'Spring Wine', Yang's
personal formula for which is presented as a special gift to the reader to click here"
Yang practiced breathing exercises, soft-style Chinese martial arts and
the Tao of Yin and Yang. He celebrated all his birthdays in Taiwan by
leading a marathon hike up to the 4,000 meter summit of Jade Mountain,
the highest peak in Northeast Asia. Because of the rigors of this trek,
usually only young people participated, but Yang Sen made it a point of
pride to reach the peak first each and every time. Other Taoists in Taiwan
attribute his 'early' demise at the age of 98 to the severe pollution of air,
water and food in metropolitan Taipei, where Yang had to live after 194