Today, with our sedentary lifestyles, polluted air, impure water and poor food quality, these traditional methods can be used just as effectively for cleansing the human body as well as the psyche. The prevalence of common respiratory, digestive and reproductive ailments strongly indicates that our bodies are just not able to deal with our current breathing, eating and lifestyle habits.
I want to make clear that I do not include the internal cleansing techniques in this book because I advocate a puritanical mindset, body or lifestyle. I do not consider that internal cleansing should be employed because we are "dirty" inside or that cleansing should ever be adopted with an aim to creating "perfect health". Beware any tendency in yourself which leans towards an obsessive or neurotic attitude to being "clean inside". These techniques should not be used by such people. They should be learned under guidance and their frequency of use prescribed by a qualified teacher until such time as you have sufficient experience to continue unassisted.
Out of all those different techniques listed above (other than teeth, eyes, ears and scalp) there are 3 in particular which
have been shown to be the most important and effective to help reverse ill-health and to serve as do-it-yourself preventative health maintenance. They have been included in this book because they are particularly beneficial for a range of women's health disorders and they are also especially useful in preparation for conception, pregnancy and childbirth. They relate to the most important bodily functions and to the most common of all physical disorders. They are: nasal cleansing, stomach cleansing and intestinal cleansing. Each of these 3 techniques use warm, slightly salted water, leaving the respiratory and digestive systems feeling light and clear. At first they may seem a bit strange to Westerners, but after some explanation and practise, their simplicity and efficacy becomes evident, and their adoption into everyday life becomes effortless and highly beneficial.
Cleansing for Women's Health and Pregnancy
For general women's health, the cleansing techniques are very beneficial for common reproductive disorders like pre-menstrual tension, headaches,weak digestion, constipation, painful periods,