Self-Healing : Lajin Stretch And Exercise By Xiao Hongchi

Lajin Self-healing


Self-healing : Introduction

Self-healing is natural healing. This article should rightly be called “How to self-heal naturally”. There is nothing more precise than self-healing to ascribe to any other methods in natural healing. Usually natural healing takes the form of prescribing herbs and other natural concomitants. Self-healing is quite different in that one undertakes to heal oneself by natural means without any herbal medication.

Sounds like a big order. Yes it is. Not only is it possible to heal oneself by self-healing, it is also surprisingly the easiest method I have ever come across. You can learn this self-healing posture in just one minute. And it is FREE! It is almost a dream come true to find something easy that works for one’s health and at the same time, FREE!

This is not a sales gimmick. I don’t sell you anything here. All my articles on wellness are FREE! They are also very practical and easy to follow. What I ask from you is to read this self-healing posture article with an open-mind, and then try this self-healing posture for FREE without any side effect. Sorry, correction; there are definitely two “side effects”; you will feel healthier and therefore happier in the process! To put you in a more comfortable frame of mind, this self-healing posture is not mine. You can find this self-healing posture in Youtube. I am only sharing with you what I found from my full-time search for wellness in the internet. My philosophy is that “All good things should be shared for FREE!”. At the end of this article I shall give you the links to read in more detail, this wonderful and fantastic self-healing system, together with demonstration videos.

Self-healing : The man behind this wellness system

At the end of this article, you will be shown 3 Youtube presentation. They are taken in three parts of about 10 minutes each, for easy viewing. Before you proceed to view them, please let me introduce the man behind this self-healing posture.

The person responsible for this set of self-healing techniques is a Chinese from China by the name of Hongchi Xiao. In fact the correct placement of his name should be Xiao Hongchi. You see, Chinese names have the surname in front. So he is Mr. Xiao, or more rightly Master Xiao.

Master Xiao is a very versatile and brilliant person. He also speaks flawless English. That makes him more universal. With the two widely-spoken languages, Mandarin Chinese and English, one can consider oneself a universal person as one can travel the world without much communication problem.

Master Xiao has written several best-selling books in Taiwan. The latest book is about this subject of wellness incorporating topics on Chinese medicine, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. He has been repeatedly invited to demonstrate his wellness techniques on Chinese television in both China and Taiwan.

Master Xiao’s philosophy is that we don’t have to wait for someone to heal us. We must take full control of our health and live in harmonious relationship with nature. The Tao way. The natural way in which one adjusts one’s body to match with nature’s way. In this manner, each of us will be our own doctor.

Master Xiao was once a successful financier in Wall Street and Hong Kong for more than a decade. Following the advice of a Buddhist monk , he embarked on an adventurous journey across China to learn ancient techniques of healing. Master Xiao has mastered the art of self-healing and other ancient Chinese healing systems which include acupuncture, acupressure, point therapy, orthopaedics and moxibustion.

Self-healing : The Tao of life

“Tao” can be loosely translated as “The Way”. The WAY of nature. Our physical bodies are made from nature. When we die we go back to nature as bones and dust. If we don’t follow nature’s way, our physical bodies are going against nature which they depend on to survive. The ultimate result is having health problems. Tao’s principle of Yin and Yang is based on this nature’s way. Yin is the “softer” side of nature, or we can refer it as having “female” attributes. Yang is the “harder” side of nature, or we can refer it as having “male” attributes. At first glance, they seem to be opposing attributes. But if you consider further, when both are in harmony or are balanced, the condition is perfect. Take for example, cold and hot water. Cold water is Yin, and hot water is Yang. Too much cold Yin will freeze us to death. Too much hot Yang will scald us to death too. But if we balance the two, then we feel comfortable and live on. The principle of Yin Yang is like this. “Tao”, is the principle of “The Harmony Of The Opposites”.

A very good example is the tree. The tree takes nourishment both from the ground (Yin) and from the atmosphere (Yang). Too much water or too much sunlight will eventually kill the tree. With proper balance of Yin and Yang, the tree grows and bears fruits.

We humans are just like any other thing that comes from nature. You go against nature’s way, you suffer. So we need to live a balanced life-style in accordance with nature’s way…The Tao. Take a look at the life-style of birds, for example. When dawn breaks, they wake up and start flying off to begin their activities. When dusk approaches, they return to their roosting place and rest for the night. This is the life-style set by nature for them. They live in accordance with nature’s principles.

We, foolish humans are the only species that goes against Nature! We should also follow the rules set for us by nature in order to live a long and healthy life.

Self-healing : La-jin Therapy

Master Xiao asserted that in order for a technique to be useful, it must have five criteria:

1. Must be effective.

2. Must be simple and easy to learn.

3. Must be safe.

4. Must be able to cure many ailments.

5. DIY : Must be able to do it yourself.

And may I add a sixth criterion : Better still if it is FREE!

The first technique is called the “La-jin” posture. In Chinese, “La” means “stretch” and “jin” means ligaments and tendons. So La-jin means stretching the ligaments and tendons.

In Chinese medical text, there is a main strip of “jin” running from the top of the neck down from the back to the waist, the thighs, the calves, the heels and ends at the center of the soles. When the ligaments or tendons are not functioning properly, they will affect many parts of the body, creating pain and inhibiting movements. This ailment is called “Jin suo” in Chinese, meaning, contraction, atrophy, or degeneration of the functions of “Jin” or the ligaments and tendons.

The symptoms of Jin Suo are as follows:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Lumbar stiffness and pain
  • Inability to bend down
  • Back stiffness and pain
  • Leg pain and paralysis
  • Inability to squat down
  • Uneven length of the legs
  • Radiating pain in the heels
  • Short walking steps
  • Stressed ligament at the hip joint
  • Inability to raise the thighs forward or sideways
  • Difficulty in turning around
  • Contraction or atrophy of La-Jins
  • Inability to extend or bend the elbow
  • Distention, numbness, pain or inflexibility in the arm, leg, elbow and knee

Self-healing : How La-jin works

La-jin relieves body pain, expels toxin, and even enhances sexual ability. Amongst other benefits, la-jin therapy may relieve or even cure problems in the urinary system and reproductive system; stomach problem; gastroenteritis; numbness, pain and swelling in the hands and feet; cardiovascular and cerebrovascular problems; liver and gal bladder problems; dermatitis; and diabetes.

In simple language, there are meridians along the Jin route. Any dysfunction of the meridians will also affect the functioning of the Jin and will cause body pain. La-jin will restore the tenderness of Jin and reposition the affected spots so that the framework of the body is corrected and the vitality flows smoothly and healthily. Pain and discomfort in the body will gradually diminish. La-jin will also strengthen the kidneys and the bladder. A strong pair of kidneys will enhance human energy and sexual ability.

Imagine that this body is connected throughout by a flexible hose enabling circulation of chi or inner energy. If you have difficulty understanding this “Chi”, then imagine blood circulating through the veins and arteries. This flexible hose may be blocked for two reasons; one, the hose is twisted or bent; and two, sediments have accumulated in the passage. What will happen? There is restriction to the flow of Chi, and every part of the body is affected, and in time the system gets stuck. This is what happened to most people who suffer body and joint pains. The remedy is to straighten the hose, and also to clear the sediments stuck inside the hose. La-jin is to straighten the hose, and Pai-da (patting and slapping, as will be explained below) is to clear the sediments.

Once the Jin is straightened and unblocked, the flow of Chi runs smoothly, and the whole body system will be in harmony with Yin and Yang. The body will be rejunivated and the immune system strengthened. Any virus or negative impediments will immediately be flushed out, just like a very swift stream flowing through where all impurities and debris will be flushed out through the river-mouth into the vast ocean. The body will be maintained in perfect health.

La-jin posture #1 : Lying down


Self-healing : Learning La-jin posture #1 in 1 minute

One Taoist axiom assures : “the extension of one inch in Jin results in the extension of ten years in life”. In fact it is observed that a person who live a long life always displays a flexible body. It is therefore pertinent that one must practice la-jin posture at least once a day to maintain one’s healthy posture. La-jin posture is so easy that it only takes 1 minute to learn. It is that simple that I need not have to describe in words, the La-jin posture. Just take a look at the pictures on the right and the one at the top right. See it’s so easy that you don’t need any description! You can do it lying down, literally!

There is a special La-jin bench but I don’t think you can get it in the West. You can improvise by placing 2 or 3 chairs together as you can see from the third Youtube video (@ 0:15) at the end of this article and also the two photos below on the right, showing me doing lajin.

Just to assure you on two points. Most people will not be able to raise the leg to a 90 -degree angle initially, without assistance. So for a start, just lift you leg to the best possible angle; even 45 degrees will do. In due course with constant practice you will be able to do so in “perfection”! Also your arms may not be able to fully stretch to the back. It’s ok. Just stretch the best you can. In time, you will be an expert as you regain your perfect health which you are entitled to, in the first place.

The second point is that different people will experience different levels of pain depending on the conditions of the ligaments and tendons. The advice is to start off gradually. Stretch to the limit that you can persevere and for the duration that you feel comfortable with. For a start, 5 minutes will be an achievement. Ideally, it should be at least 10 minutes for each leg.

Me doing posture #1


After a few practices, better posture!


Me doing posture #2


My personal testimony : La-jin posture #1

This is my personal testimony. Of late, my health has not been up to mark. I felt lethargic and was always sleepy, despite following my daily wellness regime. Then I tried the La-jin posture #1 for 5 minutes each leg. After only two sessions, I could feel the vast difference in my physical condition. No more tiredness and sleepiness! I used to have black-out spell when I got up after bending down. Now it's gone. This is fantastic! In my years of practising the various types of qigong, never had I experienced such immediate and effective results. This is great!

I strongly recommend that you try this fantastic self-healing La-jin posture. Remember, it's free. You only need two chairs for support. Initially, I used three chairs, which was more comfortable for my arms. Now I only use two chairs as suggested; and this way I could feel the stretch on my diaphragm, chest and shoulder joints as well. You may also feel "pins and needles" or tingling sensation on both your palms and the fingers during the stretch, which should subside after a few practice sessions. This sensation is an indication that the qi (chi) is moving and circulating.

When I first started, I could only raise my leg to about 45 degrees; but after a few days I was able to touch my calf against the wall. Now my whole leg and buttock are able to rest against the wall. Believe me, when you can rest at least your calf against the wall, you will feel more relaxed and more comfortable. From then on, it's smooth ride all the way, and you can easily extend the duration while you close your eyes and relax! Now I stay for 10 minutes each side. Don't worry about the position of the other leg. Just let it dangle down naturally. If you have flexible joints then the foot will touch the floor. If you are like me, the joints are not that flexible, and the leg just dangles in the air. Take a look at the first photo of me on the top right, doing the Lajin. Quite comical, isn't it? My right thigh was not able to bend lower. Please remember, the mission is to do the exercise for improvement of our health, within our own levels and abilities. We are not competing in the Olympics! However, after a few practices, the legs can become more flexible. Take a look at my second photo on the right.

When you are able to relax while doing the Lajin stretch, you can try some deep breathing at the same time. Take a deep full breath, breathing in slowly from your nostrils. Let the air intake fill the whole lungs and feel the stomach extending. Hold your breath for a few seconds, then breathe out slowly through your mouth. This is to exercise your lungs and stomach and at the same time you will feel your Lajin position improving as the pressure from your extended lungs and stomach push your buttocks forward.

This breathing method is also a type of qigong breathing technique. The in-breath is supposed to draw in positive qi (or positive fresh air) into the base of the body which is the center of gravity of the body. The exact location is 2 inches below the navel (or 3 finger-widths below the navel) and in Chinese this location is called the lower "Dantian" or simply "Dantian". This location is supposed to be the storehouse of "qi" or life energy. It is so vital that lower Dantian is considered to be "like the root of the tree of life". When you breathe out through your mouth, imagine that you are expelling negative or "used" qi, or toxic air from your body. With a complete cycle of breathing in and breathing out, you are replenishing positive life energy to your body, and expelling negative toxic air (negative qi) out from the body.

Before I forget, I do this lajin stretch with my eyes closed, which enables me to really feel completely relaxed. While doing the breathing exercise, I also practise visualization. Visualizing the in-breath slowly filling up my lungs and strengthening my stomach and abdomen. Then I visualize the breath staying put for a few seconds, and slowly empties through the mouth.

I also do two extended exercises after the 10-minute stretch. With both hands pressed on the thigh of the raised leg, I do the "cycling" exercise on the other leg. After that, another exercise, with both hands holding the thigh of the "free" leg, I stretch it sideways.

This is an update: From my consistent Lajin practice, I found that one of the most effective results is the strengthening and maintaining the straight posture of my spine.

La-jin posture #2 : Standing


Self-healing : La-Jin posture #2 - standing posture

This is also very easy. Take a look at the picture on the right and follow the instruction below:

  • Stand in a doorframe, raise both arms touching both sides of the doorframe; stretch your arms as much as you can.
  • Stretch one leg forward slightly bent; and stretch the other leg behind as straight as possible.
  • Keep your upper body upright; eyes looking straight ahead.
  • Stay in this position for three minutes and then switch the legs and repeat the exercise for another three minutes.


Self-healing : Caution

People with hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, or are physically weak for a long time, or pregnant must consult their doctors on whether they can do La-Jin. My personal opinion is that pregnant ladies should avoid practising La-Jin.

Self-healing : Pai-da therapy

Now we come to the second part of self-healing therapy. You can watch the demonstration at the end of the third Youtube video. In Chinese it is called “Pai-da” therapy. “Pai” means patting, and “Da” means “slapping”. For those not used to Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation “Da” should be pronounced as “Ta” (without aspiration). Just like “Dao” is pronounced as “Tao”.

This system of patting and slapping is quite common in qigong practice. It is done usually after the end of the qigong session. You can see this practice in the last video of my other article titled “Relaxing-qigong”.

It is believed that patting and slapping the skin and the joints will activate the flow of “Chi” or “inner energy” that gives life and vitality to the body. This technique draws out the bad “chi” (Yin Chi) and invigorates the body with the positive “chi” (Yang chi), and stimulates the meridians with the powerful flow of positive Chi, thereby energizing the body with vitality.

The sequence of Pai-da is from top down. Generally starting from the top and back of the head, down the chest, shoulders, arms, waist, thighs and the legs. Along the way, all the joints are slapped as hard as possible. Although it is patting and slapping, I also do circular rubbing massage especially on the knees and around the stomach and lower abdomen.

Another complementary massage is doing light rubbing by sliding the palms down the body following the same sequence as Pai-da, from the top of the head (including the face and ears) down to the ankles.

This concludes the self-healing system as taught by Master Xiao.

If you are interested, i also have my own version of simple massages :

Simple knee massage

Simple head massage

Frequency of practice

As for how often we need to practise this therapy, Master Xiao has this to say,

"If you want more health benefits, practise more often,

If you want less health benefits, practise less often,

If you don't want any health benefit, then don't do it."

Paida & Lajin Facebook

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Self-healing : Now the video presentation

You would have to spend some time to finish watching the 5 videos presented below. Perhaps you need to visit this site a few times to be able to finish watching these 5 videos. However, you can even skip the videos and be able to practice Lajin. By just reading my article and following the instructions given, you will not have any problem practising Lajin straight away! But I would strongly recommend that you spend some time watching all the 5 videos in due course.

Below are the five videos. Three videos from Youtube. It was an interview with Master Xiao by Anne Margrethe of the Home Planet Network at the “Beyond 2012” conference in the Newton Hotel, Nairn, Inverness, Scotland. The first two parts are introduction of Master Xiao’s journey of discovery and his philosophy of Chinese self-healing. The third Youtube video shows the La-jin and Pai-da demonstration.

The next two Vimeo videos are on the USA Lajin workshop in 2011 by Master Xiao himself.

Have fun and hope you will keep healthy for the rest of your life. 

Part 1 of 3 : Introduction

Part 2 of 3 : Introduction

Part 3 of 3 : La-jin demonstration

Master Xiao in Penang, Malaysia

Below are six photos of Master Xiao in person, giving the "Paida Lajin Self-Healing DIY Presentation" in my hometown Penang, Malaysia on June 6, 2011.

The last two photos from the local "Star" newspapers.


Full House Attendance in Penang


The Lajin Stretch Demonstration


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Stand on one leg Qigong

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

It's the new year and I want to do good for my body. I'm really excited to try this and appreciate the great information. I'm a big believer in natural healing. Loved the videos too.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Minnetonka Twin,

I have good news to share with you. I only started doing the posture. After only two sessions of 5 mintues each, I feel so much better. I am now like Superman! Before I always felt sleepy and lethargic despite my daily wellness regime of qigong and nutrients. I used to have black-out feeling when I got up after bending down. Now it's GONE!

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gajanis786 6 years ago

Very interesting....I will definitely try these and see what are the benefits....good work.Thanks.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi gajanis786,

Yes please try. Hope you benefit from this.

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InfinityVal 6 years ago from NNY

Interesting- haven't heard of this before. Thanks for sharing.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi InfinityVal,

Thanks for visiting and comment.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi neetupahwa,

You can always try this. It's FREE.

Desperarate patient 6 years ago

Dear Good Guy,

Thank you very much for sharing these sensible healing.God Bless you for sharing them.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Desperarate patient,

It's my pleasure to share helpful and healthy information. Thanks for visiting and comment.

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hjl1 6 years ago from Scottish Borders

Good Guy, I am a firm believer in drug free and holistic therapies. I shall certainly give this a go

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mojens 6 years ago from Norway

Wow! a lot of useful and interesting info. I will digg deeper into this as I have a great interest for this subject.

Thanks a lot,


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi hjl1,

Thanks for visiting and following.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi mojens,

Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you benefit from it.

mazzastick 6 years ago

You must keep your physical body in a peak performance state. You could have all the riches in the world, but if your physical body is full of disease, it will be meaningless.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi mazzastick,

Agreed. Thanks for commenting.

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tebo 6 years ago from New Zealand

This is great. I've been meaning to start doing yoga but I think I will try this first. Thanks.

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earthbound1974 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Bookmarked it. This is a very effective self-healing exercise. Thank you!

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi tebo,

Thanks for commenting. Welcome to Hubpages. You'll love it.

You can do both yoga and this at the same time, just like me.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi earthbound1974,

Thanks for reading. Hope you benefit from this.

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surale 6 years ago from pakistan

your hub is very useful and beautiful i thoroughly read it and and get a good information through it

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi surale,

Thanks for reading and commenting. And welcome to Hubpages. You'll like it here.

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Esmeowl12 6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

This is a fascinating hub. I will definitely have to try this. Thank you.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Esmeowl12,

Hope you enjoy and benefit from this.

Thanks for following me.

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akuigla 6 years ago

This is interesting and informative

I am using acupuncture on myself,tai chi sun style and Do-in exercises in order to make energy flows freely along all meridians.

But I like to combine different healing tehniques

The postures you described are new for me

And I can see that you speak from good and pure heart

Thank you for sharing

taichimoh 6 years ago

I strongly believe in self healing ...keep up ur good work n I like ur name" good Man"

May God showers u with HIS loves always !!

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi akuigla,

Thanks for comment. Hope you to can benefit from this.

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Hi taichimoh,

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dusy7969 6 years ago from San Diego, California

It never hurts to be well-informed with the latest on . Compare what you've learned here to future articles so that you can stay alert to changes in the area of .

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi dusy7969,

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fucsia 6 years ago

I want to try these postures immediately! thanks for sharing!

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SUSIE405 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Great information. I beleive in natural healing. I will use this information.

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smartnet 6 years ago

Very Informative, we do have the power of natural healing. Good Hub, Thanks

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi fucsia,

You're welcome. Hope your benefit from it. And thanks for following.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi SUSIE405,

Try it and you will like it. Very relaxing especially with eyes closed.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi smartnet,

Yes, if we live a wholesome way of life, and abide by nature's laws, we will enjoy a healthy life.

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KimberlyLake 6 years ago from California

Thank you I can't wait to try it!

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi KimberlyLake,

Have fun. Hope you benefit from it. And thanks for following.

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crystolite 6 years ago from Houston TX

Thats a nice article there. Truly, self exercise is good and it has become part of me.

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eudociadavis 6 years ago

Waoo, that's very informative and very easy way of self-healing,truly i did not know before this but now i have collected handsome information,definitely i will try and after that let you know,but anyways thanks.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi crystolite and eudociadavis,

Thanks for visiting and comment. Hope you enjoy the self-healing exercise. profile image 6 years ago

I have to face the computer every day, my neck vertebrae becomes stiff and achy day by day, so are these self-healing exercise good for me too? Curious, hope to get a desirable reply from you!

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author


If you read carefully, the reply is in this article. profile image 6 years ago

Sorry, I will check the hub more carefully this time and find the answer by myself.

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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author


Good on you.

cheech 5 years ago

This is very interesting discipline and I hope more people will practise it. Im also currently doing another exercise call 5 tibetan rites which is useful for enhancing health. La jin and pai ta is for healing. Thank you for spreading this method of healing to everyone. Hope people see the benefits of this method. I would like to purchase the bench for la jin. Im currently living in singapore. How can I get it?

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi cheech,

I have no idea where to get the bench. I think you have to custom-make. I am happy with the 3-chair arrangement. Not a problem.

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jayjay40 5 years ago from Bristol England

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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Hi jayjay40,

You are welcome. Hope you benefit from it,

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Dovay Lee 5 years ago from China

Good hub and I leart a lot from it. Both mental and physical health is important today.when we are hurt, we should try our best to heal ourselves.

Neil Butterfield 5 years ago

Very interesting article. Anything that is beneficial for our health and that is free gets a rating in my book. I be sure to try this out.

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kknde 5 years ago from ROmania

good hub, good info...all should be reminded this

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Dovay Lee,

I am glad someone from China came visiting. You write very good English. Congratulations!

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Hi Neil,

Thanks for reading. Hope you benefit from this.

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Hi kknde,

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munirahmadmughal 5 years ago

"Self Healing Techniques"

The hub is highly informative and educative and based on self experience and suggests such exercises for self healing which are easy and simple.

In few words stress is on two things to remain natural and balanced both internally and externally.

If I am to add anything, it is the truthfulness in thinking and remaining away from from falsehood. One brings satisfaction the other causes tension. One heals other injures. One brings happiness to the body and soul of both the truthspeaker and the truthspoken and the other brings hurt to the liar and to the one whom he speaks a lie. In othr words purity of body a and thought heals and pollution of body and thought casuses disease.

The Hub is excellent and merits apreciation.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi munirahmadmughal,

Thanks for your encouragement and your thoughts. I fully agree with you about truthfulness. When one is truthful, one's conscience is clear, and this enables one to live in peace and happiness. There is no falsehood to hide and one's life becomes light and easy, paving the way for one's body system to function effeciently and thus maintain a healthy and happy life.

It is said that one who lies will inevitably have to invent more lies to cover up the existing lies, enlarging the vicious cycle of lies and more lies. Such a person is in a living hell, his mind is full of guilt. This person cannot live happily, and his body system cannot function healthily. This spells doom and disaster for this foolish person.

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nadrahan 5 years ago

I really enjoyed and learned a lot from it. I will wait for content from your Side. Thanks for sharing your valuable information.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi nadrahan,

Thanks for visiting and the encouragemnet. I am now researching and experimenting on a very useful and effective ingredient. I shall publish it once I can confirm its efficacy on me and my wife.

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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland


Really interesting hub and very keen to have a go - thanks for sharing this unique information.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Seeker7,

You are welcome.

Mag 66 5 years ago

I have the left leg longer than the right leg, has sciatica problem and the left hip bone protruding out..aka hip sacrum...(something like that)...can I do la jin as I was advised not to do any exercise to let my left leg outward. The way I stand & exercise, must have my left leg go inward...

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Mag 66,

If you do it on a low-level bench or chairs, your leg will touch the floor. Apart from that, I think if you feel comfortable with the exercise even with the leg dangling, it should be ok. You need to use your own judgement.

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Andrew Gubb 5 years ago from Barcelona, Spain

A very complete article, very cool!

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Hi Andrew Gubb,

Thanks for visiting and comment.

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Andrew Gubb 5 years ago from Barcelona, Spain

Welcome :)

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rnsoto 5 years ago

Hello good guy. I have to admit that I am fascinated with this technique. Right from the first time, I felt the benefit of this exercise. Amazing technique, thanks for sharing, and caring for others. May God bless you always.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi rnsoto,

Welcome to Hubpages. I am glad that this technique has given you positive benefits. Please share this with all your friends and relatives as well. We are all supposed to help and share with others, the good things in life.

When we feel happy doing that, we will also feel healthy.

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mojefballa 5 years ago from Nigeria

self healing is a good idea

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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia

Good Guy thanks so much for sharing these self healing techniques with us here on HubPages. I will certainly bookmark this Hub and give it a try.

Rated up and Twittered :)

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thedutchman 5 years ago

Hello! Thanks for this very informative article. I wanted to try it too. Good luck.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi mojefballa,

Yes, self-healing is definitely better than artificially induced healing with drugs and medication.

Hi agvulpes,

Thanks for the encouragement. Hope you benefit from it.

And also thanks for spreading the good news.

Hi thedutchman,

You are welcomed.

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ironbutler 5 years ago from Weaverville, NC

personally i think medating for about 30 minutes a day is the best way to heal the body and mind; its what's got me through some of the worst depression in my life. i don't know where id be without it.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi ironbutler ,

I think you mean "meditating".

Thanks for reading and commenting

subconscious mind power 5 years ago

It looks like a simple and effective method to improve our health. I'm really going to try this one. I practiced martial arts for over 25 years, but I had to stop due to back pain. I've been doing great with meditation and subconscious mind re-programing, but I need to recover my flexibility and increase my vitality now that I'm 50 Thanks Good Guy!

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi subconscious mind power ,

You are most welcome.

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SUSIE405 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Thanks for a great hub. Iwill use this information.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Susie405,

You are welcome. Hope you benefit from it.

Dexter 5 years ago

I always believed in self-healing now I'm gonna study it and start practicing daily. Thanks for the information

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Dexter,

You are welcome. Hope you benefit from it.

Habas 5 years ago

I read the caution that people with heart disease etc should consult their doctors prior to practising La-jin. Personally I think that doctors on western practice are usually prejudiced and will outrightly consider it as nonsense and tell their patients not to waste time etc, so consulting them is clearly a waste of time.

Would you personally advise a person with heart disease/or who has recovered from heart disease to take up La-jin?

Where can I buy the La-jin bench (the collapsable version) in Malaysia?

Thank you for your sharing.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Habas,

I am in no position to offer specific health advice. That's why there is a "Disclaimer".

If you are from Malaysia there will be 2 presentations by the Master himself; maybe it may be on sale there. All seats are taken up, but you can try your luck after 7pm:


Date: Monday, 6 June 2011 (7pm-10pm)

Venue : Han Chiang Lim Lean Teng Hall, PENANG (04-283 1839)


Date: Tue, 7 June 2011 (7pm-10pm)

Venue: Chinese Assembly Hall, KUALA LUMPUR (03-2274 6645)

My personal experience is that if you have space constraint, 2 chairs will suffice.

Habas 5 years ago

Thanks Good Guy. Will check it out.

Habas 5 years ago

Hi Good Guy,

I called up Chinese Assembly Hall, KUALA LUMPUR (03-2274 6645)and a lady replied that there is no such event on 7 June 2011.

Would you be able to furnish me with the name of the person responsible for the event and the contact number ?

Thank you.

Habas 5 years ago

Hi Good Guy,

I called up Chinese Assembly Hall, KUALA LUMPUR (03-2274 6645)and a lady replied that there is no such event on 7 June 2011.

Would you be able to furnish me with the name of the person responsible for the event and the contact number ?

Thank you.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Habas,

Why not try the email? It's definitely on, according to the email they sent me.

isha 5 years ago

hi, Good GUY i actually have alot to read and discuss with you.came across the site enjoy every information. thank you.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Isha,

Glad you find my articles enjoyable.

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leekamloong 5 years ago

Hi, I have 2 free tickets for tonight's Paida & Lajin Self Healing Seminar at the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. I am not able to go. Anyone who wants the free tickets please contact me @


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Habas,

I hope you are reading the comments. By the way I attended the presentation last night in Penang. It was worthwhile listening to the Master himself, live on stage. You can see the photos above I just posted here.

You can enquire about the bench which is for sale.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Lee,

Thanks for sharing. It's a pity you can't attend. Hope Habas read your comment.

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charlesspock 5 years ago from Vermont

This is a very intersting hub, definetly going to look into this further

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Farmer Ted 5 years ago from US

Interesting hub. I definitely don't have the flexibility that I would like. Will look into this.

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Ruthcurley 5 years ago from Bozrah, CT

got anything for bone pain? My daughter suffers from severe bone pain and we have found no useful treatment.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi charlesspock,

Please do, and thanks for reading and commenting.

Hi Farmer Ted,

Just follow the positioning. Don't have to exert yourself the first time. Slowly you will be more flexible, and then you can enjoy doing it with closed eyes, relaxing.

Hi Ruthcurley,

Your daughter can try out this exercise. You may like to read my other articles. Maybe some of them may help.

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leekamloong 5 years ago


Just wondering if anyone made any video recording of the recent Lajin-Paida seminar? Are there any English books that goes into more detail? Does it work for scoliosis?


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Lee,

I am sure they have the recording, but if you are looking for more info, you just have to go to the links I provided.

According to the Master, all diseases are given names by the doctors to identify them. All diseases are caused by the blockage of the meridients, where the flow of qi cannot pass through efficiently, thereby causing our bodies to succumb to diseases.

darcysim 5 years ago

Hi fellows,

two weeks ago, i bought my first la-jin bench from Mr Ma in singapore , ph 94243527.The la-jin bench is definitely worth an investment, i have been been doing it for the past 4mths, it is worthy of your time and effort.

happy la-jin

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi darcysim,

Thanks for sharing. How much did you pay it?

darcy 5 years ago

Hi Good guy,

sorry for this late reply, i paid $180 in singapore dollars, during the exhibition at suntec.It covers the delivery and setup of the la-jin bench.

do hope that more people may avail themselves of this la-jin bench.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Darcy,

That is a very good price. I presume it came in a DIY box. Can it fit into the car? Can the vertical bar be removed when not in use? I may consider buying one and get it transported to Penang.

darcy 5 years ago

yes, it came as a diy box, see above for the box containing the bench. yes, it should be able to fit into a car. yes , the vertical bar can be removed when not in use.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Thanks Darcy. I shall consider.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

I just got this info:

ETao KL for lajin bench, training or CDs related matter:

03-6203 5389 (KL, Malaysia)

I enquired but the bench was a bit pricey compare to the Singapore supplier.

I guess I would just use the two-chair method; or I might alter my sit-up bench to serve the purpose.

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amrita21 5 years ago

hi good guy

this hub is very fascinating and i really appreciate ur self healing techinque,i also do the ana-paan smrati followed in buddhism its really great,and from now ill try it also.

thanks 4 it

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi amrita21,

Thanks for reading and commenting. Buddhist meditation is for training the mind. This self-healing method is for maintaining a healthy body. A healthy body with a healthy mind is indeed a gold mine!

fashion 5 years ago

Informative and interesting hub.I'm really excited to try this.I appreciate you for such a great information.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi fashion,

I am happy to share whatever info that is beneficial.

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almow 5 years ago from Petaling jaya, Selangor

Hi Goodguy,

I would like to let all know that I have designed and made some la-Jin bench for sale in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. If anyone is interested, pls contact me at . There are wooden bench for 4 foot long and 14inches wide and also various size foldable metal-legged La-jin benches for people of different height and weight. Price range from Rm 490 to Rm 660, own transport. Can be transported in a saloon car but not a short-tailed car,by placing it on front and backseat or back seats in a row. Can still carry one passenger too. I hope this will help those in need. I myself is a Medical Qigong healer. I haved cured myself of Prostrate Enlargement by La-jin! A true beliver now!

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Almow,

Thanks for the information.

Would you like to post a link to your site if you have one?

darcy 5 years ago

hi good guy ,

have u tried the pa dah technique, i understand that u have to hit some parts of the body till the sha comes out, i have watched some youtube videos on this technique. Some people use some rubber hands to hit the shoulders till it becomes blue black.I understand thatif one continue to hit the blue black may become normal again. I wonder whether anyone in this forum have tried it?

Some tcm practitioners said that such heavy patting on our body cacan be dangerously injurious, does anyone undergone such treatment, and still become in this pa-dah?


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Darcy,

I think we should do things in moderation. We cannot simply follow all the instructions from the various "experts".

For me I hit/slap my arms as hard as I can, but just for a while. Do things in accordance to your ability or your standard. We are all different, especially in terms of age, health and temperaments.

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Vibhavari 5 years ago from India

Interesting Information in this hub. Most exercises that I have heard of and do practice are simple. It is a matter of making a decision to do whatever little you can to improve your health.

Debbie 5 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing this information. A dear friend of mine shared with me 2 days ago the videos Master Xiao produced, and I shared the information with my roommate right away. We both slapped our arms and found the Jin energy came out within a couple of minutes. I also told him about the exercises and we are already starting to do them. I am really looking forward to healing and sharing this article with my family and friends so I thank you for this and many blessings to you and your family.

Debbie 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing this information with us.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Debbie,

You are most welcome to share all the good things that are free.

Yadi 5 years ago

Cab Pai Da be used by itself?

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Yadi,

Yes, Baida can be done separately.

Philomena 5 years ago

Thanks very much. I am now practicing this, as I have lots of body aches and looking for a natural cure. I believe this will work.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Philomena,

Having faith and believe in it, is half the battle won!

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Scot Nyman 5 years ago from Indonesia

So glad to find your Hub pages. I have already learned quite a bit and plan to read all of them. It just makes good sense to me.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Scot,

Thank you for reading and commenting on my hubs. This is great encouragement for me to share more of my thoughts here.

almow 5 years ago

Just happy to let everyone know that I am selling my own designed la-Jin Benches at a great discount for this Christmas and Chinese New Year. Buy one for your love one this festive season.

La-Jin Bench (?????) For Sale

Fixed Wodden Bench (??? )


A. 14inches wide x 4 feet long, standard height about 17 inches high.

14???× 4?????17????

Old price Rm 490.0

Now on special offer for Christmas and Chinese New Year =Rm450, ??????? Rm 450.00? .

Metal Legs (Foldable) ????????


A. 12inches wide x 4 feet long, standard height about 17 inches.

( 12???× 4????17?????)

Old Price Rm 590.00 . NewPrice Rm490.00 for Christmas and Chinese New Year ,

B 12 inches wide x 5 feet long, standard height about 17 inches.

(12???2.0 × 5????17?????)

Old price Rm 640.00 . New Price Rm540.00 for Christams and Chinese New Year period.

C 18 inches wide x 4 feet long, standard height about 17 inches.

( 18???× 4????17?????)?

Old Price Rm 690.00. New Price Rm590.00 for Christmas and Chinese New Year only.

Optional Accessories:


Velcro Straps: Rm 18.00 per pair.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi almow,

You did not give your contact number/email/location.

Joni 5 years ago

Has Master Xiao written any books on La-jin or Pai-do in English? If so, where are they available? Thanks.

Joni 5 years ago

Are there any books available written in English to explore these methods more in depth?

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Joni,

As far as I know, they are all in Chinese. Maybe by now there may be English version available. Please do a search in the internet.

If you find any, readers here may also like to know. Please share the good news here.

JC 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this. Is it essential to do the 2 La-jin postures or either posture 1 or 2 will do. It seems to me Posture No. 2 is easier to do. Grateful for your insight.

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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi JC,

Should do as recommended. But it's up to you.

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sweetguide 4 years ago from River side

Thank you very very much for sharing such a Great Information

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innerpeaceofmind 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you so much for sharing this information! Wow! So simple, but I feel that this is going to be very effective for me in my own healing. My body has been so stiff and rigid for a long time now... I had considered yoga, but I think this is more on my wave length! Thanks!

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi innerpeaceofmind,

Hope you enjoy doing it, while keeping yourself healthy.

lai 4 years ago

Thank you for this, i found this to be very exciting and reaffirming. Your sharing will have great ripples. Is there any information i can acess as to where to hear him speak or when he will have an english verison of his books?

NCS 4 years ago

I've found a couple more suppliers.

Penang: +60-12-4051116

Johor Bahru: +60-12-7279660

Maya 4 years ago

Hi Good Guy, great information! Can pregnant women do La-Jin?

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Maya,

My personal opinion is that pregnant ladies should not do Lajin, as it involves a lot of hard stretching.

Felicia Ho 4 years ago

Am interested to attend Master Hongchi Xiao's talk in Malaysia. Where are his destination in Malaysia?

EH 4 years ago

hi, I have been advised not to do 'pai da' as i will get spurs or osteophytes in it true?tq.

ViStar 4 years ago

Hi, great post ... i did the exercices and they feel amazing!... I tried to find more info in english on this sequences of master Xiao but I had no luck.

Do you know if this the full sequence or is there something more? I mean la-jin is only 2 postures or are there more? What about sequence and instruction for Paida?

I'm really interested to know the full one as teached by master Xiao. So if you know about it or know of any other videos or english book would be greatly appreciate!!


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi ViStar,

To the best of my knowledge, Lajin is basically the 2 postures. There are some extras like stretching the leg sideway, and the "cycling" movement. For paida, if you follow the above , you should be ok. The more important thing is consistency.

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ozziekiwi 4 years ago

Hi Good Guy....tremendous knowledge you present...and could I ask you? I have extremely chronic right thigh muscles which I see contain 3 channels related to the liver....spleen...and the kidney...

I am in my first week of both exercises. The thigh appears to be like 'concrete'.

I assume other people have a similar problem?


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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi ozziekiwi,

Different people react differently. Just do it moderately, don't strain yourself.

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ozziekiwi 4 years ago

Hi again Good Guy

I assume that tight ligaments in the thigh cause leg weakness and body distortion when walking for others too.


Daniel Thaler 4 years ago

You now something, I;m sick of you "wise" Chinese guys who know every damn thing (you think). You didn't "invent" anything. These principles have been around for thousands of years, and they didn't originate in China. Your table is a rip off as well. Namaste

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Daniel Thaler,

If you are sick, please go somewhere else and see a doctor. Sorry I cannot help you here!!!

almow 4 years ago

Mr Good Guy,

Such negative comment can also be found in Master Xiao's You-tubes too. There are 3 main groups of people behavier. 1.Believer and and trying it out, 2. Believe but not trying it out and, 3. Outright negative and refuse to try it out before making a comment(+ve or -ve) from experience. I have been challenged and touted in You-tube. I chosed not even to answer him. I was accused of trying to market my La-Jin Bench instead. Do you think I would sell my bench to such person? I never do hardselling at all.

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi almow,

There are all sorts of people in this world. Just let it be. Take care.

almow 4 years ago

Thanks Mr Good Guy.

4 years ago


BillD 4 years ago

any idea where to buy his book?

&wdw3380 4 years ago

Where are you? In Malaysia, you can buy from Popular Bookstore.

hongchi xiao 4 years ago

Hi Good Guy, it's a happy surprise to know such a wonderful land. Thank you for all that you've done! In my blog, there has been more progress and discoveries in Paida and Lajin,

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Xiao Xifu,

Can't believe it is you personally who is commenting. But shall give you the benefit of the doubt. Also this makes me very happy and honoured.

hongchi xiao 4 years ago

good! let's keep in touch. my email:

swarna 4 years ago

Yesterday is the 1st time, I came across ur Goodguy hub. Very interesting. I want to start this self healing technique. Because with this daily tight routine schedule, I became very dull and lethargic due to which my family is getting effected. I want to get rid of this lethargic nature by doing this self healing technique. I hope, it will help me just like helping you.

Almow 4 years ago

Met a friend yesterday whom I introduced La-jin to her. She is a uk nurse. She treated a teenage boy who could hardly lift his left leg up and walk well. She used La-jin on him. He was able to lift his legs and walk better now ! Amazing.

Now she has decided to buy one bench from me and bring it all the way back to UK in 2 weeks time.

I have another friend who had heel pain.I thought her Lajin. She did a "locallised" Lajin by just bending her leg backward and upward. She is cured of the pain. Another of her friend tried and cured too.

This are some of the wonders of lajin.

Swarna 4 years ago

Is this La-jin technique also helps for weight reduction?

almow 4 years ago

I think so. I have read Master Xiao's book. One person claimed that her relative's beauty shop business was good after teaching customers how to loose weight by lajin.

Try do it on a bench for 1/2 hour on each leg. You will perspire so much that your whole body is wet. All body fat is burnt away from your stomach /waist warehouse.

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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I will have to check all this out, it looks to be very interesting. I will save it and come back. Voting up.

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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

This is the first time I am hearing of this. Though it sounds a bit like accupressure, but it is pretty interesting. The thing is that for joint pains, in physiotherapy, you are actually given quite similar exercises to be practiced, so it all seems quite possible. I am definitely going to try it out. I am saving the link. Voted up.

Wendy Ng 4 years ago

My most appreciate to all ppl who writes their comment in this page. I really got many info from you all.Now that i knew where to buy a la jin bench for myself.I also knew how much it cost.Thank you very much to share with others. Good things that you have done will goes back to you too. Warmest wishes.

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almow 4 years ago from Petaling jaya, Selangor

Mr Goodguy, I received an email about pain cure. Impreesive and very well written. Don't who he is. I must thank him for his generous kind sharing. I respect you. his text is detailed :

My back pain

Hi my dear friends,

I want to share something important with all of you.

Many of us have back pain, or prostrate problem. Do not suffer in silence!

The following is my own experience:

I have been diagnosed with herniated disks at L4, L5 & S1 about 1.5 years ago.

This caused severe pain radiating down, along my thigh and leg, next to the Tibia( Shinbone ), till the bottom of my left foot.

Every night, I had problem having continuous sleep, as the leg pain would wake me up a few times.

Also, I could not walk for more than 1 hour without taking a short rest.

If I sit for a while and stand up, I need to stand for a few seconds before I could walk normally.

This pain while walking, forced me to compensate my normal walking posture, leading to more pains at my left knee.

My orthopedic looked at the MRI and told me that I should be OK with physiotherapy.

This, I faithfully did........ for some16 months.

There were certainly some relief, but it came back after a few hours.

Over these 16 months, I have tried all sorts of treatment.

Physiotherapy like ultra sound, Interferential current therapy, ice pack treatment, with and without acupuncture.

Also, Chinese medicine, urut, 2 different places for acupuncture, cupping, and later another full course of special Chinese acupuncture, but none of these resulted in any permanent cure.

All in all, I spent in excess of RM4000 on these treatments.

I was only some 30% improved from my worst pain!

......and it plateaued off.

In between, I also went for a knee arthroscopic operation, but nothing changed. Another RM8000 wasted.

I did go for Hyaluronic acid injection on the knee, and it was good. The back pain, however, persisted.

After consulting 5 orthopedics, 4 in Penang, and 1 in Damansara, I was finally told to accept life, and live with the problem :((

Now this is the good news!

Recently, I have a sudden break though, and the treatment is not something new.

It's La-jin, which I translate into 'extreme stretching'.

In fact, I tried La-jin about a year ago, but half heartedly( only few minutes), and there was no noticeable result.

So I gave up!

2 months ago, I went to Jiuzaigou, and I really suffered!

Life without mobility became so meaningless for me.

After coming back, I brought out the 2 La-jin books again, and became more convinced after reading the 1st book in great detail!

I located a proper place in my house and tried la-jin in the morning, for 15 minutes per leg.

There was a sudden improvement, but I dare not even tell my wife, for fear that it is just a flash in the pan.

In the evening, I did again, this time for 20 minutes per leg.

You will never believe what I experienced!!!!

It's like a miracle, I suddenly felt a great relief on my leg pain, and I could have a sound sleep without any leg pain throughout the night.

Technically, it means my impacted nerve got released!

Traditional Chinese medical term means: 通则不痛,痛则不通。

I will put it as 70% reduction from my worst pain.

I kept this secret and was sooooo happy that the pain did not come back in the next 3 days.

Then I shared this good news, only with my wife.

.....Ironically, I did not know that the La-jin Sifu, Mr Xiao, was giving a talk in Han Chiang this same night!

However, close friends can tell the difference immediately, as I can walk straight away when I stand up, and I do not drag when I walk.

Since then, I have been doing La-jin faithfully.

20 minutes per leg, once or twice a day.

Today, I can walk for 3 hours without any problem. I can also walk up and down staircase without much problem.

Now, I am probably 85% better off, and the most beautiful part is that:

'This treatment is FREE!'

Tonight, I gathered enough courage to share this with all of you.

Should any one of you need any help, do contact me via e-mail or call me.

If you are in Penang, feel free to drop in to my house and I am glad to share this personal experience with you.

Not only it's effective, it is totally FREE!

Just your personal time and commitment.

In addition, there are some good news to share with those friends with prostrate problems:

In stead of getting up 2-3 times a night to the toilet, now it's once or sometimes sound sleep throughout the night.

Sweet dreams....

In fact, Mr. Xiao claimed that success rate seen in prostrate patients is 100%, though degree of improvement differs.

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Almow,

May I know his email address?

almow8 4 years ago

So sorry,

The email was a multiple times forward to me . Originator writer is not traceable. His name has been removed by forwarder/s.

Ben Ooi 4 years ago

Hi everyone, Fyi I do have interesting LaJin Paida videos , Power point (in English) and other informative materials...all by our Great Master Xiao. Anyone interested please text me....+65 83028300. obe781@hotmail. com.

I am from Penang but at the moment in Singapore. Happy to share....

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sunnyyun 4 years ago


Tks much for forwarding the material on LJ/PD and also for linking me up with Mr Zhang in SG. I went down to see him almost immediately after getting the contact from you and alas, he really shed a lot of real life testimonies with me even in the midst of running his busy restaurent. He also did a 2 min PD 'demo' on me and the results were phenomenal (see pic). Glad that there are lots of ppl out there who share unselfishly for the benefit of all. Cheers to u Goodguy and Ben Ooi.

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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

You are very appreciated for sharing with us this great knowledge. Thank you. Voted up and shared.

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi jantamaya ,

You are most welcome to use this knowledge. Thanks for voteup and shared.

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almow 4 years ago from Petaling jaya, Selangor

Good News!

Master Xiao's English translated book is available now!

See this link:

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Good Guy 4 years ago from Malaysia Author

Please note : I am away for a secluded retreat, where there is no internet connection. I can only communicate when I return on Dec 18, 2012.

Jenny 4 years ago

Hi Good Guy & Almow , & everyone,

So grateful and amazing to have you all to share

the goodness of health

al mow 岑醫師 4 years ago

Herniated Disks and Bone spurs Can be Healed Just By Lajin and Medical Qigong:

See the link here

ChinaDragon 4 years ago

Hi guys. I am from China. This is not a universal therapy. However, it can absolutely make you more healthy and cure some modern disease. I have tried before. Trust me guys. At least it is free and does no harm

Joshua 4 years ago

I think there is a few problems Lajin and paida cannot cure.

1) Cynicism 2) laziness 3) Stupidity.

I see so many in forums and china doubt the usefulness and if master xiao is there to con them.

First of all, they are too dumb to realise that this is free, there is nothing to sell.

Second, unless they try it, all talks and questioning are a waste of time.

Third. If it so useful, they say we dont need doctors. Well, strange that they do not question medical malpractise that had killed millions and left many more millions poor and in debt without a solution.

My advise, just do it. Its free, u wont die from it.

Thanks for sharing and my wife and I have benefitted from it.

almow 4 years ago

hi Joshua,

Said it right!

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Rinus Vlaar 3 years ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chi Chi !!!

Lee 3 years ago

Hi, I would to ask

Any idea I get the chair

ktk.Malaysia 3 years ago

I have been doing this stretching(on my self make wooden bench)for almost ayear, it work. my physical fittnes improve greatly, my 20 +year bp is coming down though i take 1/2 dosage, my stiff neck & prostat seem disappear.To all friends try this exercise its really effective as Master said,further more its convenient,pratical &free!My this selfmake wooden bench 41x15x18"h with a 4ft dettachable rod willing to sell RM 150(tel 012 4313240 alor star Malaysia.

Yoel Moses Reuben 3 years ago

I have being doing Master Xiao's healing ecercise for over 2 years, I would like to thank him and get his e- mail address

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john000 3 years ago from Superior, Arizona

Interesting info on La-jin posture. I have heard of too many friends improving health by simply adjusting posture. From a purely mechanical point of view, it makes sense that changing pressure points and hence posture would improve a sense of wellness.

What a wonderful thing, and free too! Good hub.

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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Good afternoon John,

Thanks for visiting and comment. And thanks for "following" too. 3 years ago

Can you tel me where H0ngchi Xiao is. So he wil help me.because i have cancer in the brains. Can you tel me what i have to do?

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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Good afternoon,

I am sorry to hear about your problem. Whatever info available is shared in this article, plus the comments. I am sorry I don't have any additional info.

sahib singh 3 years ago

Sir i have a serious problem i am 13 yrs old n i wet the bed every night could u help me to stop this tq.

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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Dear Sahib,

I am sorry I don't know any remedy for this. But from my personal experience, there is a possibility that you will grow out of it. Don't worry too much. It is not a serious problem. But it is always better to consult your doctor to make sure that you are healthy.

hongchi xiao 3 years ago

Dear Sahib,

Your problem can be solved by doing Lajin, the longer you do it the more quickly you will recover.

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leheron 2 years ago

Amazing! Thanks for sharing! Tried this on myself with bad flue, the lajin and the pai da and then showed my partner which also had amazing effects on his broken hip, watched all the links, It is a blessing, found you by asking,'what is the cause of sore throats' so THANK YOU for all your good info. Long life and good health to you.

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Good Guy 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Good morning leheron,

I am happy that you are happy too! Be happy, healthy and at peace.

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robie2 2 years ago from Central New Jersey

this is so useful and well explained. Thank you so much. I'm going to really study these techniques and give them a try.

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Good Guy 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Good on you robie2.

mymai 2 years ago

i have been looking for self healing methods thank you for sharing this you really are a good hearted guy :) its only my third day of doing Lajin Paida but i can already feel relief and other great changes in my body

Thanks again :)

wg 2 years ago

Thank you for your comprehensive introduction.

I benefit from Lajin recently, it cured my foot skin decease.

see my blog at

I also created a simple design of Lajin bench, love to hear your feedback.

Sam 2 years ago

I've just started doing Lajin, for about 2 weeks now , twice a day for 10 mins each leg. I'm 51, suffer from type 1 diabetes, and I just wanted to say that I'm feeling so much better and doing real great doing this simple exercise. Highly recommended.

All the Best to all, Sam (Paris, France)

Leena 2 years ago

Any idea where I can get the slant board from Singapore? I am trying to look for this ( Please email me if anyone has any idea. Thank you!!

almow 2 years ago

Claseek™ Malaysia - ad Standing Lajin Board For Heel / Knee Or Lower Back Pain

Eileen Ma1 2 years ago

I would like to contact you regarding use of some material in your articles. Many thanks Eileen

y s thum 2 years ago

I have atrail fibrillation (heart) and I do lain??

Snehal 2 years ago

Dear Dr.

My right hand wrist got 4 hair crack fracture 8 years back. it healed soon. after that it get swelling once or twice a year. then dr discovered i have uric acid problem. that uric acid stuck in my wrist joints and then i am unable to move my wrist fully. besides swelling occurs every year. dr gave me steroids but i dont want to take it now. please suggest me some good natural way for this. email age : 32. India. Sex : Male.

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Good Guy 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Snehal,

I am not a doctor. Just an ordinary internet writer sharing information that are interesting, useful and helpful. I am sorry I am not able to advise you on medical matters. Hope you get well soon.

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Ju Cool 2 years ago

Hi Justin, appreciate your liberal sharing. I have two questions, hoping you can shed some light.

1) Any existing paida/lajin group in PJ which meet regularly? If not, any group outstation which I can bring my elderly father to visit?

2) Is a teenager with scoliosis a good candidate for lajin?

Thank You.

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Good Guy 2 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Ju Cool,

I am sorry, I don't know of any group in pj.

Anyone can practice lajin. But make sure the person does it at his or her own ability. Don't over exert. If he or she doesn't feel right after a few sessions, then I think he or she should stop for a while, and try after a good period of rest. Remember, start doing according to your own ability and then gradually progress from there. Moderation and caution are important.

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peachpurple 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

this exercise is similar to yoga, is it?

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Good Guy 24 months ago from Malaysia Author

Hi peachpurple this is not similar to yoga. yoga is more difficult. This is very simple and involving only one position.

JONZ 24 months ago

I've had degenerative arthritis in the low back chronic back pain for 38 years. I've tried everything you can imagine. this exercise really helps I have seen chiropractors since the beginning this seems to help way better and its free. Anyone with any kind of back pain should do this exercise.

do every thing you can to avoid surgery

Mooks 23 months ago

I strongly believe in self healing. I suffer from Gout attacks, is there any treatment available to cure Gout. Thanks

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Boovarahan S 23 months ago

Hi !

I tried posture 1 but I can't keep my leg upright and it bends at the knee. If I try harder to make it straight it aches at the back of the thigh and hip. Is there any other way to do this?

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Good Guy 23 months ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Boovarahan S,

Just do it to your best ability. and slowly improve from there.

Raj 23 months ago

Hi just want 2 know how to heal bad vision & grey hair.

Raj 23 months ago

Hi which method can heal my poor vision?

Rinaldi 21 months ago

Can you please send me ore info about the course to

wen 10 months ago

I would like to share my blog on a simple way to build a lajin bench with minimum cost.

Happy Lajin !

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