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Check out how this man who lived for 256 years

Many people choose not to believe this story, but most people believe that a man can live for more than 200 years. Isn't it incredible? That is the length of a person's family tree or the existence of a nation! However, legend has it that Chinese man Li Ching-Yuen lived to be 256 years old. Li Ching-Yuen, who was born in 1677 and died in 1928, was a Chinese scholar. Li Ching-Yuen claimed to have been born in 1734, but birth records in Qi Jiang Xian, Szechuan province, show that he was born in 1677.

Some believe that because no proper records were kept in those (ancient) days, Li Ching-Yuen alias Li Ching-Yun may have lived longer - than his age may have been greater than the 256 years recorded!

Li Ching-Yuen is said to have spent most of his life in the mountains and was skilled in Qigong. He worked as a herbalist, selling lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou wu, and Gotu kola, as well as other Chinese herbs, and subsisted on these herbs and rice wine.

According to reports, Li Ching lived for 120 years because he exercised every day – regularly, correctly, and with sincerity.

He died on May 6, 1933, of natural causes in Kai Xian, Sichuan, Republic of China, and was survived by his 24th wife, a woman of 60 years. According to reports, Li had over 200 descendants during his lifetime and outlived 23 wives.

The article "Tortoise-Pigeon-Dog" from the 15 May 1933 issue of Time details his life and includes Li's answer to the secret of living a long life:

Maintain a calm heart, sit like a tortoise, walk like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog.

— Ching-Yuen, Li

According to an article in the Evening Independent, Li's longevity is due to his experience with medicinal herbs as a druggist, as well as his discovery in the Yunnan mountains of herbs that "prevent the ravages of old age" and which he continued to use throughout his life.


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