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Self-Healing : Lajin Stretch And Exercise By Xiao Hongchi

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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.

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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

You can join "Paida & Lajin" Facebook here.

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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Relaxing Qigong

Stand on one leg Qigong

Horse stance Qigong


Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 22, 2017:

Hi Charles Nicholson , I am just an enthusiast not the expert. It is very simple to follow the instructions. You don't really need to attend any workshop.

Charles Nicholson on December 21, 2017:

Are you planning work shops in the USA?

Elizabeth on November 03, 2017:

Excellent information. Thank you.

Cornelia on October 29, 2017:


Thanks for sharing this great information. Is there any particular preesure point I can use for receeding gum?

Thanks for your help!

light_lotus on October 26, 2017:

Where in Uk can one buy a simple stretch & excersize Lajin bench that is a sensible price??

Md Amirul Islam from Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 07, 2017:

great tips

Raj on April 01, 2015:

Hi which method can heal my poor vision?

Raj on April 01, 2015:

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 01, 2015:

Hi Boovarahan S,

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

Boovarahan S on April 01, 2015:

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?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 23, 2015:

Hi Mooks,

Try this :

Mooks on March 22, 2015:

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

JONZ on March 03, 2015:

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 02, 2015:

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

peachy from Home Sweet Home on March 02, 2015:

this exercise is similar to yoga, is it?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 24, 2014:

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.

Ju Cool on December 23, 2014:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 27, 2014:

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.

Snehal on November 27, 2014:

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.

y s thum on November 19, 2014:

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

Eileen Ma1 on November 14, 2014:

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

almow on September 13, 2014:

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

Sam on August 12, 2014:

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)

mymai on August 01, 2014:

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 :)

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 10, 2014:

Good on you robie2.

Roberta Kyle from Central New Jersey on April 10, 2014:

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 05, 2014:

Good morning leheron,

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

leheron on March 05, 2014:

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.

hongchi xiao on February 05, 2014:

Dear Sahib,

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on January 18, 2014:

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.

sahib singh on January 18, 2014:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 11, 2013:

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. on November 11, 2013:

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?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 08, 2013:

Good afternoon John,

Thanks for visiting and comment. And thanks for "following" too.

John R Wilsdon from Superior, Arizona on November 08, 2013:

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.

Yoel Moses Reuben on October 25, 2013:

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

ktk.Malaysia on July 23, 2013:

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.

Lee on June 17, 2013:

Hi, I would to ask

Any idea I get the chair

Rinus Vlaar from Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 21, 2013:

Chi Chi !!!

almow on January 13, 2013:

hi Joshua,

Said it right!

Joshua on January 10, 2013:

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.

ChinaDragon on January 02, 2013:

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

al mow 岑醫師 on December 17, 2012:

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

See the link here

Jenny on December 13, 2012:

Hi Good Guy & Almow , & everyone,

So grateful and amazing to have you all to share

the goodness of health

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 03, 2012:

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.

almow from Petaling jaya, Selangor on October 31, 2012:

Good News!

Master Xiao's English translated book is available now!

See this link:

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 20, 2012:

Hi jantamaya ,

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

MJC from UK on October 20, 2012:

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

sunnyyun on September 29, 2012:


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.

Ben Ooi on August 26, 2012:

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....

almow8 on August 18, 2012:

So sorry,

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on August 18, 2012:

Hi Almow,

May I know his email address?

almow from Petaling jaya, Selangor on August 17, 2012:

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.

Wendy Ng on August 04, 2012:

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.

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on July 08, 2012:

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.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 08, 2012:

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

almow on July 04, 2012:

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.

Swarna on July 04, 2012:

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

Almow on July 03, 2012:

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 on July 03, 2012:

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.

hongchi xiao on June 28, 2012:

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 27, 2012:

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 on June 27, 2012:

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,

&wdw3380 on June 15, 2012:

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

BillD on June 13, 2012:

any idea where to buy his book?

H on May 31, 2012:


almow on May 20, 2012:

Thanks Mr Good Guy.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on May 19, 2012:

Hi almow,

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

almow on May 19, 2012:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on May 17, 2012:

Hi Daniel Thaler,

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

Daniel Thaler on May 17, 2012:

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

ozziekiwi on May 14, 2012:

Hi again Good Guy

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


Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on May 12, 2012:

Hi ozziekiwi,

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

ozziekiwi on May 11, 2012:

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?


Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 27, 2012:

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.

ViStar on April 26, 2012:

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!!


EH on April 19, 2012:

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

Felicia Ho on April 16, 2012:

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 18, 2012:

Hi Maya,

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

Maya on March 18, 2012:

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

NCS on March 13, 2012:

I've found a couple more suppliers.

Penang: +60-12-4051116

Johor Bahru: +60-12-7279660

lai on March 11, 2012:

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?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 07, 2012:

Hi innerpeaceofmind,

Hope you enjoy doing it, while keeping yourself healthy.

innerpeaceofmind from United Kingdom on March 07, 2012:

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!

sweetguide from River side on February 28, 2012:

Thank you very very much for sharing such a Great Information

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on February 02, 2012:

Hi JC,

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

JC on February 01, 2012:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 29, 2011:

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.

Joni on December 29, 2011:

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

Joni on December 29, 2011:

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

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 11, 2011:

Hi almow,

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

almow on December 11, 2011:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 10, 2011:

Hi Scot,

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

Scot Nyman from Indonesia on December 10, 2011:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 06, 2011:

Hi Philomena,

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

Philomena on December 06, 2011:

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.

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on December 05, 2011:

Hi Yadi,

Yes, Baida can be done separately.

Yadi on December 05, 2011:

Cab Pai Da be used by itself?

Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 06, 2011:

Hi Debbie,

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

Debbie on November 05, 2011:

Thank you for sharing this information with us.

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