Would you like to know how to build energy reserves and improve your general health and well being? Jing is a reserve of emergency energy known to the Taoists. Jing energy is what you tap into if you don’t have enough everyday energy. Jing energy is finite; we are born with a certain limited amount. It’s like a battery pack given to us by our parents. Some people have more, some have less. The most we ever have is when we are born. We use it up as we go through life, and when it gets depleted, we notice aging. When it runs out altogether, we die. It’s almost impossible to replace lost jing, other than by taking Taoist tonic herbs.
Jing can also be described as sexual energy, animal magnetism or charisma. When someone is cool and calm and you can trust them in a crisis because they’re solid and grounded; that’s jing. People with high jing seem to have a talent for gracefully and effortlessly dodging the bullets and are not thrown off track when things don’t go to plan. When someone has mental energy, is really sharp and on the ball; that’s jing too. When someone is present and aware, right here and now instead of being off in their own thoughts, that’s jing. When someone has high endurance, that’s jing.
There are three main components to jing. One is endurance, which is related to your body’s capacity to heal and build yourself back up again – in Western terms, relating to your bone marrow and stem cells. One is your sexual energy, relating to your hormones. The third is the mental energy, which relates to your levels of neurotransmitters.
What I notice is some lucky people have lots of all three kinds of jing; they’re hard working and full of endurance, they’re sexy and charismatic, and they’re on the ball. Others don’t have as much jing and it’s as if they’ve made a choice to divert what they have into some areas more than others. For instance one person may be sexy and charismatic but then they’re done. Another may be very sharp and on the ball but will tire easily. A third may have endless endurance but lack qualities of sexual attraction. We really want to have as much jing as we can so we can have high levels in all three areas.
Jing could also be called adaptive energy because the higher your levels of this energy are, the more you can adapt to and cope with whatever life throws at you without undue stress. This is vital energy – evolutionary science tells us that survival depends not on how strong you are or how clever you are or how pretty you are, but how adaptive you are. We may hate having nuclear power plants and pollution in our environment, but the reality is they are here, and the better we adapt to them, the better our chances are that we will survive, and that our children and grandchildren will survive.
In the Western world, ‘alternative’ medicine tends to focus mainly on healing and cleansing the liver and bowel. In Chinese medicine the focus is healing the kidneys. This is because the kidneys are the root of the body, the source of the body’s energy. The kidneys are the main place where jing is stored. The tonic herbs are especially good at replenishing lost jing because this is so fundamental to good health. Other than certain very advanced meditation practices, tonic herbs are the only way to replenish lost jing. This is why they are so beneficial and important for every over-stressed Westerner who feels tired all the time.
All jing herbs work on the kidney organ system which includes the brain, the central nervous system, the bladder, the bones, the kidneys, the adrenals, the reproductive organs, and the tendons and ligaments. You may find that if you have a problem with one of them, you’ll have a problem with most of them. You may think you have a whole list of problems; you have a bad memory (brain), you tend to pee too frequently (bladder), you have stiff joints or osteoporosis (bones), lack of endurance (kidneys), you tend to get stressed too easily (adrenals), and you have hormone problems (reproductive organs). In truth you only have one problem – your jing!
Taking Taoist tonic herbs can help your body not only replenish jing, but heal many ailments associated with having a depleted supply of jing.
Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.
Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.
Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.