Health


Developing this art benefits the whole nervous and intrinsic systems and brings total control, harmony and awareness to the mind and body. Training ILC benefits your health by supporting wellness, encouraging muscle development and circulation associated with wellness. These developments are known to help people with high blood pressure, stomach or intestinal illness, heart troubles, tuberculosis, and other ailments. In practicing the motion of the muscles and joints of expanding and contracting, the breathing and movement of the diaphragm exercises the internal organ. This will produce a unique sedative effect upon the central nervous system, which in turn helps activate or improve the functions of other bodily systems. During ILC training, you learn to remain calm and mindful.

In practicing, one is required to be calm, mindful and able to be aware of any part of the body, which is in itself very good discipline for the mind.

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The movement of the art exercises sinews, muscles and joints, producing rhythmic breathing involving the diaphragm. Therefore there is an increase of blood and lymph circulation, which reduces escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels.

The regular contraction and expansion of all the skeletal muscles helps blood circulation in the veins and ensures the return of the venous blood as well as the necessary vascular pressure in the right ventricle of the heart.

With the stomach and chest relaxed, movements are smooth and well adjusted to the natural breathing, giving full play to its total effect and further improving the blood and lymph circulation. Very often when an athlete’s chest, shoulder and elbow muscles are strained under exertion breathing is apparently handicapped by a constrained chest, which results in the obstruction of blood circulation, flushed face, and bulging veins in the neck.

The rhythmic breathing of the exercise improves blood circulation and nourishment of the cardiac muscles. The diaphragmatic movements can also provide a constant massage for the liver, which is a good way to clear up the stagnant blood in the liver and improves the liver’s function.

Training is also beneficial in preserving lung elasticity, flexibility of the chest cartilage, lung ventilation capacity and metabolic exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Constant training improves the power of the central nervous system and coordination among the organs, and increases the intensity of the vagus nerve, which steps up the supply of blood and oxygen and the process of metabolism.

Regular training also helps to maintain a good spinal column position and proper structure from typical deformity of the aged hunchback.

The improvement of the nervous system will better mobilize all other systems. The exercise will prevent and even cure illnesses of the digestive system, which arise from nervous functional disorders. In addition the respiratory movement can be a mechanistic stimulant to the gastro-intestinal tract, and quicken the blood circulation, which improves digestion and prevents constipation both of which is essential to health aging.