Wednesdays Kyusho (Vital Point) for wellness.
In life our old bones go through a lot and weaken over time. From out teeth to our vertebrae they loose strength and can become brittle. But there are several things you can do to maintain them to a higher degree... with eggshells as they have unique beneficial medicinal properties!
First lets look at bone tissue, it is composed of calcium and actually, human bones and teeth are very similar to the composition of an eggshell. One significant benefits of eggshells is that the calcium contained in the shell (93 %), aids the bone marrow in fulfilling its hematopoietic function better. Because of this, eggshells contain the perfect amount of the ideal substances for healing cavities (calcium and 27 other elements including minerals like; magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sodium, potassium, iron, sulfur, aluminum, etc.) which remineralizes teeth and bone.
Additionally the protein of a shell is composed of essential amino acids as methionine, cysteine, lysine, isoleucine and with proper preparation eggshells are the most balanced natural means to obtain calcium. Eggshells are also beneficial for small children in the formation of their bone tissue, (which requires an uninterrupted flow of calcium) and even babies to prevent rickets and anemia, (which usually develops in parallel with rickets).
Eggshell’s promote activation of blood in the bone tissue showing accelerated healing when using the shell for treating such orthopedic diseases as congenital dislocation of a hip or osteoporosis (softening of the bones).
Preparation for use:
To use eggshells for medicinal purposes, you need to use organic eggs in order to avoid any chemicals or antibiotics. Boil eggshells for 5 minutes for about 5 minutes to kill any pathogens that may be on them, then, air dry the shells overnight, the next day bake them at 200 degrees on a cookie sheet to insure all moisture is removed, then grind the shells into a powder. Take a 1/2 teaspoon a day mixing it in with food, drinks (especially known for removing the bitterness from coffee. Note also that Vitamin D greatly aids calcium absorption in your body, so make sure to get enough sunlight or eat organ meats such as liver.
OK, how is this beneficial to a Kyusho Practitioner, well your body takes a lot of strikes and pressures during Kyusho training, this can give you stronger and more resilient bones to bruising (although proper training should avoid this as well) and recuperation times will be shortened.
Also if you engage in old style training or hand / toe conditioning, this will aid in strengthening and or restoring / fortifying these bone structures.
Many styles and instructors condition their hands with the wooden dummy or Mook Joong of Wing Chun, Iron Palm training, breaking boards and bricks along with striking many other hard training devices. In doing that, most also work with a Dit Da Jow or Tiger Balm (analgesic liniments) to recondition the bone and circulation... however this has many problems inherent that make it less efficient than using powdered eggshells.
Let's look at the differences:
|Dit Da Jow||Eggshells|
|Takes months to make, ferment and use.||Takes one hour to fully make the calcium powder.|
|Utilizes many plants and liquids to create.||Takes only the shells of the eggs you consume and throw away.|
|Smells are very strong.||No smell.|
|Applied to the outer skin and left on to permeate to the bone.||Ingested to work from the blood inside bone marrow outward.|
|May or may not reach the target zone of bone.||Works from the marrow of the bone for full penetration.|
|Works only upon the topical location used.||Works throughout the complete body.|
|Expensive to make.||No cost you are recycling what you normally throw away.|
Dit Da Jow does also helps reduce swelling in muscles as well as increased circulation in the topical location applied... but we will be covering these in our upcoming releases.
Kyusho is has many aspects like personal protection, energy development, physical health, wellness and so many others. However they all share a key, they are all "Vital Points" of life.