Pat the body to help circulation, open energy blockages and release stagnant energy throughout the body. Take your time and tap gently, but vigorously.

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, and form your fingers in to stiff claws. Lightly tap all over your head and face. Stretch your left arm out in front of you with the palm facing up, and pat down the arm to your hand. Turn the hand over and pat back up the arm to the shoulder. Continue with your opposite arm. Then pat your chest, abdomen and sides. With both hands pat the area under your right rib cage, where your liver is, sending positive, clear energy to the liver. Do the same to the area under your left rib cage, sending positive, clear energy to your stomach.

Bend over slightly at the waist, and pat the areas on your low back where your kidneys are. Tap all around, then down to your buttocks and down the backs of your legs. Pat back up the front of your legs. Finish by bending your knees slightly, and patting your lower abdomen about 20 times.

From Human Technology: A Toolkit for Authentic Living, by Ilchi Lee (Healing Society publications, 2005).