It is said in the Far
East that “will power” is the fourth Treasure – the first
three Treasures being Jing (Essence and Life Force), Qi (Vitality and Protection), and Shen (Spirit and Mind). This
ranking as a “Treasure” is of profound importance to those of us
who desire to evolve. With will power, we can achieve even superhuman power.
With will power, we can resist the temptations that drag us down and slow down
or block our progress to enlightenment.
The understanding of
will power as a superior human trait goes back to the dawn of mankind. The
development of will power has been made part of the Taoist and Buddhist
practices for over two thousand years. Long, long ago, Taoists incorporated
herbs into their Taoist Path programs. Herbs, primarily tonic herbs, play a key
role in the promotion of radiant health and clear state of mind required for
Taoist training. Certain herbs became known to promote different mental capabilities.
Several herbs specifically became known to promote a sense of purpose and to be
able to foster will power. Thus formulations composed of these herbs were
created and passed on from teacher to student over hundreds and thousands of
years. Dragon Herbs Will Power is
one of these ancient formulas.
is based on a wonderful tonic herb now called Polygala. This herb was traditionally
known as the "Will Strengthener." Polygala is combined with herbs
that strengthen Qi and Shen, helping us to remain
"centered" during stress and thus allowing us to persevere through
difficulties. Will Power can be used by anyone wishing to build will power in order
to achieve new heights and to break old habits, no matter how deeply engrained.
Will Power opens the Penetrating Vessel, also known as the Central
Channel or Chong Mei. The Penetrating Vessel is an energy channel that runs
inside the body from the perineum (a point between the legs) to the crown of
the head, in front of the spine and through the brain. All of the major energy
centers of the body are located along its route. These are known in Chinese as
(and in India as the Chakras). All in
all, there are ten Dantian.
Three of the Dantian are considered so major that
they are the primary fields of energy focused upon by adepts to attain
enlightenment and “immortality.”
opens the Penetrating Vessel and helps to connect the various energy centers.
In particular, it helps to connect the lower Dantian
in the abdomen, associated with the Kidneys, with the Middle Dantian associated with the Heart. This opening helps to
reconnect primordial healthy union of Heart and Kidney, uniting physical love
with emotional love and helping to regulate Heart and Kidney, Water and Fire.
A similar formula was
traditionally used in Chinese Taoist and Buddhist monasteries. When new monks
entered the monastery they were given this formula to help them let go of old
habits, attachments and addictions. It also provided the energy and focus
necessary to take on the many new disciplines and challenges associated with
spiritual practice. This is a very effective and practical formula.
Will Power is one of the most useful “tools” in all of herbalism. All spiritual practice centers
around the ability to “let go” and to form healthy, natural,
harmonious patterns. This formula dramatically supports this process.
Some individuals may
notice significant attitude and habit-related changes immediately, while others
may need up to several weeks or even months. Eventually, when the energy
centers are reconnected, the individual will begin to notice that they have
eliminated bad habits.
This formula may
cause abundant dreaming in some individual at the beginning or when it really
starts working. These dreams will always prove valuable in the
individual’s growth and are not to be feared or overlooked. Will
Power should always be used with other tonic herbs to build and regulate
the Three Treasures, and may be used with remedial herbs to correct overt
imbalances. This formula is a “Shen
stabilizing” formula and may be used by those experiencing emotional
The Herbs in Will Power
Polygala is one of
the truly extraordinary tonic herbs in the entire Asian tonic herbal system.
This herb first attained wide use in Taoist circles because it was believed to
have powerful mind and spirit-developing power. In fact, Polygala root was
believed to be an empowering substance in the class with wild Ginseng and Ganoderma in this regard. This root is traditionally used
as a Shen tonic to relax the mind, and calm the
emotions. However, it does not relax the mind in entirely the same manner as
many Shen stabilizing herbs --- Dragon Bone and Polygonum stem for example.
Instead, many people
claim that it enhances dreaming and aids in creative thinking. And it not only
aids creative thinking, but the ability to manifest our ideas. The “Will
Strengthener” is believed to have the ability to support that part of the
psyche which we call the “Will.” Taoists have long recommended
using Polygala to support the focusing of the mind and to empower our thoughts
so that they may be made real. The Taoists taught that our creative
visualization, which they call Yi,
could be brought to reality by the Will. Thus the Will had to be strengthened.
In fact, the Will is considered to by the fourth Treasure in what otherwise is
called the Three Treasures system. Thus Polygala, as a Will-strengthening herb,
ranked extremely highly on the list of important herbs in the Taoist
It supports our Will to
do new things, to achieve new heights. It supports our Will so that we can
start to work on a new project, to start exercising, to start and continue
whatever we need to do to grow, to become a great human being. That is the
magic of Polygala, the “Will Strengthener.”
The Love Herb
Polygala has another
unique quality that sets it apart from most other herbs, including the tonic
herbs. It has the ability to connect the Kidney (sexual) energy with the Heart
(love) energy. It does this by opening the energy flow between the Heart and
Kidney known as the Penetrating Vessel. The Penetrating Vessel is one of the
energy channels that regulate the functions of the body-mind. It is called a
“psychic channel” by the Taoists. It is called a psychic channel
because the flow of energy in this channel can be controlled by those who are
adept in “inner alchemy” (the yogic and tantric arts).
Commonly, this vessel
is blocked, resulting in a de-linking of our sexual power and our emotional feelings.
It is essential for our true health and well being that feelings of love and
the functions of sex are united.
Consuming Polygala for a period of time will have this result. Polygala, the
main ingredient in Dragon Herbs Will Power,
provides a unique power to deepen our experience and our feelings, and to bring
new levels of happiness into our lives.
Spirit Poria is a very powerful Shen stabilizing herb that calms the mind and heart. It is
the mycelium of a fungus known as Poria cocos that
grows on the deep roots of old pine trees. Spirit Poria
is specifically the center of the
fungal mass, where the host wood root runs. The pine root is allowed to remain
and represents about 20% of each slice of Spirit Poria.
The chemistry and the energy of the wood is changed by
the mushroom and is no longer simply pine root.
This ancient fungus
is used to stabilize Shen and calm the mind, to support
the Spleen and transform dampness. It is tonic to Shen
and Qi associated with the Heart, Spleen and Kidney functions. Spirit Poria is a very good Shen tonic
herb. It was used by Taoists and has been held in the highest esteem by
spiritual seekers in Asia. It is believed by the Taoists to have a very special
power to lift Shen and to help develop the Spirit. It
has acquired a special reputation for its overall emotional balancing benefits.
By stabilizing the
emotions, the true mind is able to develop fully, unhindered by emotional
distraction. Spirit Poria has the ability to move
water and support the immune functions.
Dragon Bone is the fossilized bones of prehistoric animals such as mastodon, wooly rhinoceros, hipparion, deer, oxen, etc. Most Dragon Bone is
chunks of white mineralized vertebral or extremities bone. We believe that most
of the Dragon Bone obtained by Dragon Herbs is derived from hairy
rhinoceros, and its authenticity as fossilized bone has been determined by
laboratories specializing in this analysis in China. This is NOT an animal
product. It is a mineral supplement.
Dragon Bone is an extremely useful "herbal" substance. Dragon
Bone, being a mineral, is rich in calcium and other trace minerals that can
benefit the body in many ways. It is used to relieve irritability, anger,
tension and dizziness caused by hyperactivity of Yang. Dragon Bone has
wonderful benefits for those experiencing mental and emotional agitation and
and Chinese Buddhists often used Dragon Bone at the initial stages of
their training in order to calm the mind so that they could make quick progress
in their meditation practices. Since agitation was considered to be anathema to
a Taoist, Dragon Bone provided a powerful tool in gaining a grip on
one’s emotions. Of course, the Taoists combined the consumption of Shen stabilizing herbs with mind training, and the results
were quick and profound.
Dragon Bone's calming effect can be just as useful in our modern,
generally hectic society. In fact, Dragon Bone is one of the most useful and
effective substances in Chinese herbalism. This rich
source of minerals has excellent relaxing effects on the nerves and muscles.
Astragalus Root, Codonopsis Root, Eleuthero
Root (Siberian Ginseng) and Licorice Root are very powerful Qi tonic herbs. Dragon Bone is extremely effective at
restraining night sweats in weakened individuals, especially when taken with
Jing and Qi tonic herbs such as Codonopsis
Root, Eleuthero Root (Siberian
Ginseng), Licorice Root and Astragalus
Root – as it is in Will
Power. Because Will Power contains these four powerful
adaptogenic tonic herbs, it has long term anti-stress
activity and is a powerful protector. It is very beneficial to the digestive
system and to the production of energy from the food we eat. It supports our
capacity to breathe deeply and to extract Qi from the air we inhale.
Aged Citrus Peel and Licorice Root are Qi regulators that
aid in the digestion and assimilation of these herbs.
moistens the lungs and cools the Heart. Asparagus Root (Tuber) nurtures
the lungs, Stomach and Kidney and provides Yin. Asparagus Root is an excellent
heart tonic that allows Shen to flourish. It does
this by cooling the Heart in the same manner that Ophiopogon
Schizandra Berry is a powerful tonic herb. It is a staple in tonic
formulations used by those who are trying to transform their lives on mental,
psychic and emotional levels. Schizandra has been found to support memory and
mental processes. Ophiopogon, Asparagus
Root and Schizandra all give support to the Lungs. They support deep
breathing. They also improve the absorption of Qi from the air we breathe.
White Peony Root cools and purifies the blood.
All together, these
herbs open all eight “psychic channels,” especially the Central
Channel, fortify Shen, build Jing and Qi,
and adjust the bodily and psychic energy, resulting in more focused Will Power.*
Who can use it? Anyone
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Polygala root, Dragon bone, Eleuthero root, Ophiopogon tuber,
Chinese Asparagus root, Schizandra fruit, Spirit Poria
root, Codonopsis root, Chinese White Peony root,
Chinese Licorice root, Aged Tangerine rind.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**,
Tapioca Powder, Rice Hull Extract, calcium stearate.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s
“First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed
up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take
the herbs, they won’t work.”
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water- soluble polysaccharide
produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch,
preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This
product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure
or prevent any disease.