3 years ago

La sexualidad: desde el taoísmo a la medicina china

María Paula Córdoba Toro, Mauricio Ángel Macías, Manuel Esteban Mercado Pedroza

Publication date: April–June 2018

Source: Revista Internacional de Acupuntura, Volume 12, Issue 2

Author(s): María Paula Córdoba Toro, Mauricio Ángel Macías, Manuel Esteban Mercado Pedroza

Resumen

La antigua china concebía el sexo como necesidad básica del ser humano y como interacción cósmica con la naturaleza. Lo usaron para mejorar la salud e incrementar el placer, creando técnicas de desarrollo sexual recomendadas en las “artes de la vida nutritiva” o Yangshenga. La Medicina Tradicional China fue influenciada por el budismo, el confucionismo y el taoísmo, siendo el último el de mayor trascendencia. Los taoístas interesados en conservar Energía y mantener una relación armoniosa del hombre con su medio, estudiaron diversas maneras para aumentar la conexión con el Tao siendo la sexualidad una de ellas. Se consideraba uno método valioso para obtener salud, longevidad y realización espiritual y era practicada con respeto, ya que se consideraba como un medicamento. La razón de tal apreciación es porque durante el acto sexual se interactúa con la Energía sexual (Ching Qi), un tipo de Qi muy potente que se almacena en el esperma y los ovarios. La práctica sexual taoísta consiste en que las mujeres reabsorban sus secreciones sexuales y los hombres eviten la eyaculación para preservar esta Energía y obtener todos los beneficios ya mencionados. El presente artículo es una revisión del tema que recopila los conceptos básicos y la historia en torno a la sexualidad desde el punto de vista taoísta.

Abstract

Ancient China believed sex to a basic need of humans, and as a cosmic interaction nature. They used it to improve health and increase pleasure, creating the development of sexual development recommended in the “arts of nutritive life” or YangshengI. Traditional Chinese Medicine was influenced by Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, with the latter being of the greatest importance. The Taoists, interested in conserving energy and maintaining a harmonious relationship of man with his environment, studied different ways for increasing the connection with Tao, sexuality was one of them. It is considered a valuable method for obtaining health, longevity, and spiritual fulfillment and was practiced with respect since it was considered as a drug. The reason for such appreciation is because during the sex act it interacted with sexual Energy (Ching Qi), a very potent type of Qi that is stored in the sperm and the ovaries Taoist sexual practice consisted of the women reabsorbing their sexual secretions, and the men avoiding ejaculation in order to conserve this Energy and to obtain all the previously mentioned benefits. The present article is a thematic review that compiles the basic concepts and the history about sexuality from a Taoist point of view.

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