When I went to China, I asked several people that I thought might have some thoughts on a perplexing question I’ve had since I have been training in internal martial arts.
Every teacher I have ever had in internal arts has cautioned with me with a bit of Classic Chinese Medical advice:
“Do not practice standing training, tai chi, hsing yi, ba gua zhang, or chi gung in high wind. Otherwise you may come down with ‘Wind Sickness’ that will basically screw-up your chi field for awhile.”
I have always admired and respected and followed quite a bit of Traditional Chinese Medicine because it has often worked so amazingly well for me. Over the years I have contracted all kinds of issues, from depression, to soft tissue pains, to spinal damage. I have managed to fix most of them either completely, or I maintain them from getting worse as I get older.
I wanted to understand Wind Sickness in order to cure myself of it, to add that to my resume as a chinese energy art practictioner, so I deliberately broke the rules. I train near high wind, windy and foggy, or windy and cold weather all the time. I have spent hours upon hours doing all kinds of energy work on the beach, especially.
After years of failing to contract Wind Sickness, I conclude that my spiraling energy body wards off Wind Chi, and either protects me from Wind Sickness, or I am immune because I already have a windy chi vortex spiraling around inside.