Where does chi kung come into the picture? Every chi kung practitioner knows that his stretched fingers can generate chi in his body. The stretched fingers are the "tight points" 点紧， together with a relaxed body 身松， chi generation will be facilitated. But what is the physiology behind this chi generation mechanism? In the initial stage, the tightening is actionable at the finger tips, with finger stretched to enable the tightening. In the intermediate stage, the tightening should gradually extend to involve the fingers flexor tendon inside the sheath or pulley (with the spread fingers still at work at the same time). With a focused mind, a chi kung practitioner makes his tendon fit smugly inside the puller. And when he moves his fingers (nano-ly, as some practitioners like to call this almost "invisible" [to an onlooker] movement), the movement in the tightly fitted tendor/pulley will generate more powerful chi, i.e. more powerful than what a simple stretched hand can generate. Needless to say, this is an intermediate stage actionable only after a firm foundation in a (simple) stretched hand training.
In conclusion, our flexor tendon inside its sheath or pulley can be a cause of trouble, or a tool to an intermediate chi kung practice for better physical health.
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