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Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China

2014-09-15 16:38:25

( By Liu Xiongfei


For Healthcare and Inner Peace

There is a common sense in China that many famous traditional Chinese doctors are also the experts of calligraphy. So this phenomenon can explain why calligraphy benefits for healthcare. Furthermore, in history of Chinese calligraphy, the calligraphers generally had a longer life than common people. The masters like:

Ouyang Xun(欧阳询, calligraphist of Tang Dynasty) with a lifetime of 84 years, Liu Gonquan(柳公权, calligraphist of Tang Dynasty) with a lifetime of 87 years, Wen Zhengming(文徵明, calligraphist of Ming Dynasty) with a lifetime of 89 years, Liang Tongshu(梁同书, calligraphist of Qing Dynasty) with a lifetime of 92 years, Dong Shouping(董寿平, a modern calligrapher) with a lifetime of 94 years, Sun Mofo(孙墨佛, a modern calligrapher) with a lifetime of 100 years, Su Juxian(苏局仙, a modern calligrapher) with a lifetime of 110 years.

All just tells us the calligraphy can prolong our life vividly, so it is acceptable to say calligraphy is an art of healthcare. And in theory of Chinese medicine, writing calligraphy could bring some great effects:

Firstly, calligraphy could adjust emotion and keep a harmony of body and mentality. It is a non-medicine treatment to disease. Secondly, the words releases the inner thinking, and the calligraphy shows the inner heart, so exercising calligraphy is undoubtedly to cultivate the internality of humankind, and give a positive vitality to life. Thirdly, calligraphy is beneficial for attaining the mental tranquility, which could strengthen the will power to avoid the harm of mental trouble to body, in this way, it has an equal effect to Qi Gong and Taiji shadowboxing.

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