Synthetic incense is made up of many kinds of Chinese herbs, which can smoothen our nadi systems and chase away filthy or bad energy. As we appreciate the scents of incense, the properties of the incense act on our five organs (heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys), five features (tongue, eyes, mouth, nose, and ears), five emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, sadness, and fear), and five elements (moods and spirit). These properties reinforce and counteract one another; therefore, smelling incense helps our body restore the harmony and balance of all the body parts.
So, if some people feel numb all over their body or in some specific body parts while smelling incense, it is because the properties of the incense have started to work on their body. Moreover, the subtle sensation can be strengthened and noticed as we pull back our attention to ourselves.
We can rely on our awareness to choose the right nourishment for our five senses, since everything we contact has a direct impact on our body, mind, and soul. And, the impact can be either positive or negative!
When we have sharper and sharper awareness, we can detect the changes of moods more easily. Each kind of mood influences our body. For example, when we feel nervous, we feel hotter, we change our breath faster, our hearts beat faster, and we can even sweat. So, we can try to dominate our own emotions rather than be controlled by them.
We have to experience our life with our body. A heavy body keeps us from being aware and conscious. And, incense is exactly a means that leads us to focus on our inner world.