Chanwuyi as a way to improve
psychological and physical health
One of the essence in Chanwuyi is to obtain control of ones'
thoughts; thus learning Chanwuyi can
be an effective psychological intervention. Many psychological problems
are causes by negative thoughts or illogical thinking. For instance, some
anxiety is due to unnecessary worry on daily living, negative thoughts,
unreality beliefs, causing stress and anxiety. Thus, if one can learn to
control the thinking and replace negative thoughts with positive ones,
unreality beliefs with reality ones, many psychological problems can be reduced
or even disappeared.
"Wandering mind" is a new
concept in recent scientific areas saying that people' mind a lot of time is
thinking of something else unrelated to what he/she is doing at the present.
Interestingly, people who showed less time on wandering mind is happier
than those always “day dreaming”. However, wandering mind is so
unconscious and automatic that individuals without training will live with a
wandering mind most of the time. For the brain science point of view,
wandering mind may be a waste of mental energy. It is because individuals
use many energy of thinking something not productive, and leave with less
energy to do what they are purpose to do. It is one of the results
causing people to be less productive at work. Thus, practicing the Nei Kung of Chanwuyi, as a training to control the mind, will improve the
productivity of the individuals.
According to the Chinese medical
concept, there are some elements inside the body that have not been able to be
measured or visible easily with nowadays machine, they are Qi and Blood (the blood
here do not have the exact meaning of blood in western medicine). The Qi and Blood can be considered as a circulation system inside they organs,
bones, muscles, skins and neural system. A smooth and effective
circulation of Qi and Blood is the key of psychological and
physical health. Another purpose of praticing Nei Kung is to improve the Qi and blood circulation, and to
maintain the effective internal circulation system. In a closer western
term is to improve the function of the immune system.