WHY I AM A QIGONG LOVER:
My healing story
While there is a lot of talk about holistic medicine in the West, it has always been practiced in Asia. Legend says that in ancient China, the doctor was only paid when his patients were healthy. Well, I don’t know if that was actually true, but the message is very clear: Wellness should be the primary focus of every doctor.
In China Qigong classes are available to patients in hospitals and out-patient clinics to speed their recovery and maintain health after they leave. So after getting my acupuncture license, I decided to search for the best Qigong I could find to teach Wellness to my patients and the general public. I heard about Luke Chan’s book and DVD, Miracles of Natural Healing,* and after taking his Chilel Qigong®** workshop and experiencing immediate healing benefits, I decided I had to go to China to see this “medicineless hospital" for myself.
In the summer of 1997, I traveled to the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Training Center to get my Instructor Certification. But, first and foremost, I went for myself to find out if Qigong could cure my 50% hearing loss in the left ear that had developed over the past 3 ½ years. Determined to come home a "success story," I focused all my energy and will power into the daily practice of Qigong: a rigorous 24-day program of Qigong from 5:30 in the morning to 9:00 at night. Finally, on the 22nd day I got my healing result: my ear suddenly "popped," and my hearing was completely restored!
The Center offered a rare opportunity to learn in depth Zhineng Qigong,* rated the #1 Qigong in China by the China Sports Bureau. Practiced by over 10 million practitioners world-wide, the Recovery Center in Beidaihe** was the world's largest Qigong hospital. From 1991 the hospital documented over 10,000 cases with a 95% overall success rate in treating 180 different diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis - all without surgery, drugs, herbs or special diets. Documentation of the healing results were based on Western diagnostics given before and after the 24-day sessions.
Unlike western hospitals where patients are told to "get plenty of rest," and are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, drugs, and special diets, at the Qigong Hospital the prescription for health was 8 hours a day of Qigong exercise. Patients took an active role in their recovery by becoming students of self-healing methods, and through "sweat, love, and plenty of Qi," they triumphed and reversed fought their diseases with the help of fellow students, family members.***
I have been truly blessed to receive this gift of miraculous healing from the Universe, and now it is my heart-felt wish to "give back"- to share these ancient and powerful methods from Asia to empower individuals to take charge of their health by practicing Qigong daily. It is never too soon, or too late to learn Qigong. We all need a "Qi" shower every day, to remove impurities and toxins, cleanse our energy field of negative emotions and remove Qi stagnation or obstruction that underly all dis-ease. Qigong is an important strategy to boost the immune system, enhance memory, intelligence, and concentration, rejuvenate the body, and promote life-long health and inner peace.
*Chan, Luke: 101 Miracles of Natural Healing, Chilel Press, 1998.
**aka Chilel Qigong® or Wisdom Qigong.
***The political repression of the Buddhist Falun Qigong group in China since 2001 has discredited all types of Qigong in China and resulted in the closing of both the Recovery Center in Beidaihe and and Training Center in Qinghuangdao.