Paida Lajin (also written together as PaidaLajin) is a therapy that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Taoist and Buddhist principles. It’s promoted by Master Xiao Hong Chi.
Xiao has claimed a range of health benefits, such as increased vitality, longevity, a better blood circulation, stimulation of the flow of Qi life energy through the meridians, and healing or alleviation of cold and flu symptoms, general body pains, Alzheimer’s, strokes, paralysis, kidney failure, cancer, autism, and diabetes.
The treatment involves vigorously slapping and patting (Paida) the body (sometimes even until it starts looking bruised), applying stretches (Lajin), and fasting, with the idea to remove toxins out of the body. It can be done by oneself or by a therapist.
Parts of the body that are treated are notably the joint areas, the head, the face, the arms, hands, legs and feet. Slapping can be done with the hands or additional tools. Stretches are done while lying on the floor or on a bench.