The moon is the prime expression of yin energy. Yin energy is soft, yielding, nourishing, and is the feminine principle of the Taoist Yin Yang energy philosophy. Yin energy is the essence of a woman.
This is the type of energy in the body that is addressed in the eastern treatment of womanís health issues. All female or yin energy is controlled by the moonís energy. Throughout the 5,000 year history of natural healing medical theory, the energetic essence of the moon, the phases of the moon, and the ebb and flow of the tides have all been linked with the diagnosis and treatment of womenís health issues. These female energy issues include painful periods, irregular cycles, PMS, infertility, uterine health, breast diseases, menopause, longevity, emotional and mental balance, sexual health, sexual allure, and beauty.
The Moon Exercise is an ancient energetic practice that was passed down through eastern royal dynasties. The transmission of this practice was secretive and taught to various women of power and influence by qi gong masters. The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine describes the theory of using the moon to help womenís yin energy.
Both a Chinese and a Korean movie depict the story of how one of an emperorís concubines learned the Moon Exercise from a qi gong master. The Moon Exercise helped increase her sexual allure and improve her physical beauty. The exercise rejuvenated her skin and improved her muscle tone. She quickly became favored by the emperor and gained power, status, and influence throughout the kingdom.
As the moon waxes and wanes, it controls the oceanís tides and exerts this same control over the body and its fluids. Just as in the earthís ratio of water surface to land, our body consists of 70% body fluids and 30% solid matter.
As the moon energy controls body fluids, it exerts its influence over the endocrine system, (including hormone levels), as well as the nervous system, cardiovascular system (blood and blood pressure), lymph system and the immune system.
Modern medicine tracks a womanís gynecological health based upon the ebb and flow of the hormonal levels across the menstrual cycle. In nature, this ebb and flow can be found in tidal patterns. The tides are controlled by moon energy. Modern medicine has improved how it monitors the health of a womanís hormonal system by increasing the number of hormones it observes to 4 or 5: estrogen, progesterone, LH (leutinising hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), and possibly Prolactin. Medical science has realized the importance of complete and balanced hormones and is continuing to investigate how the use of only some hormones in the therapies for menopause and birth control has put women at risk for cancer. Recent research also shows that hormones are emerging as important regulators of a broader range of tumor types that are not traditionally understood as being hormone-driven, such as cancers of the lung, colon, and hematopoietic stem cell tissues.
Natural healing uses the Moon Exercise to treat, regulate, and balance the endocrine and reproductive systems. The pituitary gland is the control center for the endocrine system. The endocrine system exerts influence over the thyroid, thymus, breasts, pancreas, adrenal glands, and reproductive system, so all of these are supported by the Moon Exercise.
Modern research is investigating how the practice of the Moon Exercise addresses and treats womenís health issues. The posture and spinal position adopted during the practice help to increase and improve circulation and rejuvenate the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems. Utilizing abdominal breathing during the practice improves blood and energy circulation in the entire body. This helps to nourish and improve the function of the reproductive organs, including the uterus and eggs.
The internal energetic function of the Moon Exercise allows the nurturing and rejuvenating energy of the moon to reach the reproductive system, adrenal glands, breasts, thymus, thyroid, pituitary gland, and on to the rest of the internal organs. The practice helps balance hormonal levels, which are key to gynecologic disorders, infertility, menopausal symptoms, and breast and uterine health issues.
Overall, the Moon Exercise increases circulation, rejuvenates the organs and balances the mind and spirit at the deepest levels of a womanís feminine energy.
Read the other articles from "Women Are Always Right: A Program for Pregnancy and Women's Disorders":
This is for Women
Yin Yang Body Pyramid Helps Reproductive Health
Five Fertility Testimonials
Women's Issues Testimonials