WHY I AM A
A message from Dashi
While there is a lot of talk about holistic medicine in the west, it has always been practiced in Asia. The story goes, that in ancient China, the doctor only was paid if he kept his patients healthy. Well I don’t know if in fact that was true, but the message is clear: wellness should be the doctor’s primary focus.
In China classes in Qigong are offered to patients in clinics and hospitals to speed their recovery and to maintain their health after they leave. So after getting my acupuncture license, I decided to search for the best Qigong I could teach to my patient and the general public. I heard about Luke Chan’s book and video, “Miracles of Natural Healing,” and after taking his workshop, decided I had to see the “medicineless hospital" for myself.
In the summer of 1997, I traveled to the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Training Center in China to get my Instructor Certification. But I went, first and foremost, for myself- to find out if Qigong could cure the 50% hearing loss in my left ear that I had developed over 3 ˝ years. I practiced Qigong from 5:30 am until 9:00 pm every day for 3 1/2 weeks, and then, just 2 days before I was due to leave the Center, my ear "popped," and my hearing was suddenly, and completely, restored!
The Center offered a rare opportunity to learn Zhineng Qigong® (aka Wisdom Qigong and Chi-Lel Qigong) which was rated the #1 Qigong in China by the China Sports Bureau in 1997. Practiced by over10 million practitioners world-wide, the Recovery Center in Beidaihe was the world's largest Qigong hospital. From 1991 the hospital documented 7,935 cases with a 95% overall success rate in treating 180 different diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis - all without drugs, herbs or special diets. Documentation of the healing results were based on western diagnostic tests given before and after the 24-day sessions.
Unlike western hospitals where patients are told to "get plenty of rest," and are treated with drugs, special diets or surgery, here the prescription for health was eight hours a day of Qigong exercise. Patients take an active role in their recovery by becoming students of self-healing methods, and through "sweat, love, and plenty of Qi," they fight their disease with the help of fellow students, family members and instructors.
I feel especially grateful to have personally experienced the "miraculous" healing benefits of Qigong, and so, it is my wish to share with all of you its many benefits: strengthening the immune system, healing disease, enhancing memory, intelligence, concentration, physical fitness, rejuvenating the body, promoting life-long health, happiness and inner peace.
Wishing you Abundant Qi,
Note: The political repression of the Buddhist Falun Qigong group in China since 2001 has discredited all types of Qigong and resulted in the closing of both the Recovery Center in Beidaihe and and Training Center in Qinghuangdao.
Dashi Chu Kocica, A.P., is an Acupuncture Physician and China-certified Qigong Instructor specializing in Asian movement arts and self-healing. Dashi teaches and lectures on the healing benefits of Qigong,Taiji and yoga, and offers workshops and retreats at home and abroad. She is certified in Zhineng Qigong, Chi-Lel Qigong™, Lian Gong and TriYoga®. She is the Educational Director of the Center for BioTherapeutics in Miami. Her videos include Posturcize Part I & II, Swimming Dragon Qigong, Lian Gong in 18 Therapies Part I,II,III, Lian Gong in 18 Therapies Part I: Instructional DVD and 18 Form Taiij-Qigong, Five Organs Qigong (Wisdom Qigong Level III).