The Cicada From La Fontaine’s Fables To Feng Shui, and the Field of Medicine

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Surely many of us are very familiar with the character “Cicada” in the story “The Ant and the Cicada” by the great writer La Fontaine. The character Cicada in the story was a criticized image, lazy, like to sing all day. And the end of laziness was a life lesson for us to remember and correct.

Likewise, in Feng Shui, the Cicada is also a famous character, but unlike in the story, the Cicada is praised here.

Do you know about Ngoc Thien?

In the field of traditional medicine, when people have boils, it is impossible not to mention the function of Thuyen Thoai. Who is Thuyen Thoai? A character has too many names, this shows its diversity in many areas.

Characteristics of Cicadas: Cicadas do not sting, do not bite, they are harmless to humans. Cicadas do not eat vegetables, they live from 5 to 17 years underground by to stored fat and sucking small amounts of plant root sap.
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Cicada Song

The male cicadas are responsible for emitting sound by vibrating two loudspeakers. The loudspeakers are the thin membranes, attached from the chest cavity, the recorded sound intensity reaches 120 dB, ranked second in the list loud-sounding insects. According to research, with a sound intensity of 120dB of cicadas can be the cause of permanent hearing loss in humans if left close to the ears.

Ngoc Thien is the nickname of Cicadas in the field of Feng shui. The characteristic of the cicadas molting for regeneration; so in Feng shui they are a symbol of a long life, good health and happiness. They also have a very pure and noble image, no different from the Lotus: Before molting to turn into the Cicadas, they lived in the mud. But after being molted, they live on the branches and drink only the pure morning dew. The sound of Cicadas is loud and continuous, a symbol of intense and persistent vitality.

In the Han Dynasty, 202 BC – 220 AD, Ngoc Thien was carved to make jewelry and gifts in meaningful ceremonies, so people also gave it the name “Han Bat Dao”. It is said that women often put Ngoc Thien on their makeup table to be fresh and happy because Cicadas chirping all day long, luck, and great comebacks.

“Thuyen Thoai, or Trach Thien” are the pharmacological name of cicadas in traditional medicine. Shells of cicadas are the main part used. The therapeutic value of Cicadas is great for diseases such as:

Epileptic seizures
Dry skin that causes hot itchiness
Cold, cough, loss of voice

However, we do not always have available Thuyen Thoai to treat epilepsy seizures, convulsions, or loss of voice. There are many treatment methods that are optimal measures to bring effective treatment and help people overcome the disease.

People can massage or acupuncture into acupuncture points on the body of people who are suffering from epilepsy. By this method, it is possible to reduce the frequency of seizures when there is no time to give the patient medication. However, while the patient is having a convulsion, it can cause the needle to penetrate deep into the tissues. Therefore, the method of massaging the acupuncture points is relatively safe and effective.

Professions such as teachers, singers, artists, voice is very important to them. In case of sudden loss of voice, HT 5 tongli can be massaged, this acupuncture point helps to regain voice temporarily.

In the case of pregnant women, and children, it is not advisable to use the remedies from Thuyen Thoai, as well as use the acupuncture points to treat diseases without the advice of doctors and specialists.

As predicted by scientists and biologists, this year is exactly 17 years Cicadas belong to the Magicicada family with a life cycle of 17 years appearing in a very large number of some states in the US.

This summer, what a rare and precious opportunity for those who love Feng Shui as well as want to collect the cicada shells to treat diseases. We can put the cicada shells in jars with lids to create Feng Shui items that have the meaning of happiness, good health, purity and youth, and happiness.
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