Paida Lajin is a healing discipline that involves two essential actions. Paida is the focused slapping of the skin in areas of the body that are experiencing pain and disease. Lajin is the stretching of major ligaments in the legs to promote better blood circulation and an increase in Qi energy flow. The combination of these two methods results in the body activating its natural healing process, leading to the relief of symptoms and a higher quality of life.
How to Practice Paida
The method can be done anywhere at any time of day. Before starting, it is advisable to see a doctor to determine if this is the correct approach to improve health. Those who are frail or very ill should begin slowly and assess the results before continuing. The frequency and duration of Paida is explained in the following:
• General health maintenance. The individual should slap the body from top to bottom for up to 20 minutes, twice per day. There should be special focus on the head, the shoulders, the armpits, the elbows and the knees, which can be slapped for up to five minutes each.
• Minor illnesses. Common health complaints, such as insomnia, headache, frozen joints or knee pain can be alleviated by patting and slapping the affected area for at least 30 minutes. This can be done once or twice each day.
• Serious illnesses. When an individual has a serious disease condition, Paida patting should start at the head and be worked down the body, emphasizing the elbows, the knees and the feet for up to one hour each. This action will relieve the symptoms of high blood pressure, heart disease, psoriasis, cancer and diabetes. The length of time Paida is practiced can be reduced as the conditions improve.
After several sessions of Paida Lajin the health problems should remain in a reduced state. Continuing practice will keep the blood flowing properly and can even enhance the person’s physical fitness. As people have individual needs and symptom levels, the amount of Paida required each day is variable. It can be helpful to divide Paida sessions into several, shorter durations of activity to avoid fatigue or injury.