SIX RULES learn
FLAT BED learn
SOLID PILLOW learn
GOLDFISH EXERCISE learn
CAPILLARITY EXERCISE learn
PALM AND SOLE JOINING EXERCISE learn
VENTRAL EXERCISE learn
The six rules of the hygiene and therapy of Nishi medicine.
If we study the skeleton, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, internal organs
of the human being in detail, we can see that man crawled on his four limbs,
keeping the body horizontal, just like the other vertebrates, and that his
spinal column was originally designed as a beam like those of four-footed
animals. As long as it was used as a beam, its structure was really ideal.
But at certain stage of his evolution, man began to take an upright posture
and to use his backbone as a pillar or a column. Because of its structural
condition, this change of function caused many dynamic difficulties to the
spine, and we have become liable to many diseases.
At the same time, however, this upright posture prevented the blood flow from
stagnating in the brain, which was allowed to develop extraordinarily. This
enabled man, the lord of creation, to build a brilliant civilization. Another
helpful factor was that the lower limbs alone had become the locomotive organ
and had made the upper limbs available for higher cultural activities.
Beside the problems caused by the upright posture, the cultural life of mankind
contains various unnatural restrictions, which always menace the healthiness
of our life. To correct disturbances in body and mind and assure a good health
is the purpose of the Six Rules of Nishi medicine: 1) Flat bed, 2) Solid pillow,
3) Goldfish exercise, 4) capillary exercise, 5) palm and sole joining exercise
and manual contact cure, 6) dorso ventral exercise.
They are not only the basis of hygiene and therapy, but also an excellent corrective
for unnatural strains coming from the cultural life. Therefore one should practice