Curing humped/ hunched back with martial arts

Complementary Healing, Exercising, Posture

This was published in the book “The Mystery of Longevity” written by Dr Liu Zhengcai. In the book, he had documentend lifestyle practices by centenarians in China. Imagine there was no gym or any modern facilities in China or anywhere else about 100 years ago. And yet, people still lived long and healthy lives. In particular, is a snippet of this inspiring story:

Centenarian Yang Weiyuan in a village on Yangquan’s outskirts in Shanxi Province was born to a very poor family. At the age of nine he carried vegetables on shoulder poles to sell at the fair. Frequent burdens such as this bend his spine and he developed into a humpbacked boy by the age of 12, earning the name “Humpbacked Vegetable Boy.” Later he heard that martial arts can both strengthen one’s body and help in self-defence. So he become a disciple of a boxing master in his village and practiced boxing mornings and evenings under the master’s guidance. In three or four years his humpback had straightened. From then on he practiced boxing and wielded a cudgel or other weapon with dedication.

He was chosen as martial arts referee for the provincial sports meet in 1958 and more than 40 young lads are now learning martial arts from him. Although 100 years old, he is still strong and robust, walks with a steady gait and is nimble in movement. He has bright piercing eyes and his youthful countenance is in delightful contrast to his white hair.

The younger the person is, the easier it is to correct the problem. As Yang Weiyuan had corrected the problem while he was still a young boy and that his bones are still growing, he was able to straighten his back.

karate martialarts - Curing humped/ hunched back with martial arts

I’ve known of 2 sisters with humped back (probably due to genetics) as they are approaching middle age. With the practice of wai tan kung, they were able to prevent the condition from becoming painful and deteriorating further. Even though they have humped backs, they are still healthy and was able to carry out the activities of daily living- doing housework, a family business and cooking with ease.

One of them told me that for her, it started when she felt pain in her back as she was turning 40 years old. She had not sought any conventional treatment, preferring traditional Chinese massage and acupuncture. Within a year, her back just bent considerably.  That was why when I had a bit of back pain earlier on, she had asked me to sought treatment from doctors practicing Western medicine. By the way, my backpain started not long after I was exercising using the trampoline or the rebounder.

To my knowledge, the Western medicine could not prescribe any proven cure for degenerative back diseases. The only way is preventive or complimentary treatment with supplements to prevent the condition from becoming worst. Therefore, I asked her what kind of treatment she was seeking and from her description, I gathered that she is undergoing HRT (hormone replacement therapy) – which hormonal treatment to hopefully delay the onset of osteoporosis.

Related Posts

Stress, emotions and the correlation to lung infections/ cough/ asthma There is no known medication that can completely cure acute respiratory infection (ARI). Where some medication can control the condition to certain extend, one cannot say that by just taking the medicine one can be completely cured. Acute respiratory infection is a common illness but often causing one unable to attend work or school- affecting p...
How I was cured of childhood epilepsy/ seizure The following article is a real life account of how I was healed of childhood epilepsy.  It is not by medication but through divine healing. I did receive medical treatment but the treatment and medication were not working. I only told this to very few people. However as times goes by and I am becoming aware that a lot of illness is not as simpl...
Wrong Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis I have to quote a passage that I read from the book  The British Holistic Medical Association: Beating Back Pain by Dr John Tanner.  What I like about Dr John Tanner's book is that he is a qualified practioner in orthopedic medicine and psychology. He goes into in depth discussion on matters related to back pain- from diagnosis, clear description o...
Why inactivity make a person more prone to illness In the era of sedentary lifestyle and convenience, most of us do not move much anymore. Why climb the stairs when you can use the elevator? Why walk under the sun when you can drive your car? Why have a medium sized meal when with about extra RM1.50, you can have a McValue meal with large fries and carbonated drinks? I am quite impressed when I ...
Lower back problems and lack of support in life The lower back acts as a support that holds our body together. Inactive lifestyle, being overweight, past injuries and sitting positions have been identified as the main causes of lower back problem. The recommended prescription: Exercise, more stretching, develop a strong core, sleeping on a better bed, and note ergonomic aspects when you are work...
Spread the love

Leave a Comment

4 + 7 =