The medicine of ancient and modern China has utilized the organizing principle of Qi to develop ways to maintain or restore health. These timeless methods have not lost their effectiveness. Many studies have been conducted on intentional medicine, and authorities from many walks of research and treatment consider it to be the medicine, not only of the past, but of the future as well.
Fran and Brian present a number of readily accessible methods of self practice and therapeutic treatment to help you achieve your health goals, or to enable you to join the historic ranks of Qi Healers.
Qi Gong For Healing
“Qi" is the Chinese word that defines the energy of being. All of nature pulsates with it. Human beings, animals, fish, birds and insects along with all the flowers, trees, mountains and seas of the earth manifest Qi. The elements of heaven, thunder, lightning, wind and fire share Qi. It is the common language of the universe, uniting and binding all things together.
“Qigong” means the study and practice of accumulating Qi, balancing Qi, and coordinating the flow of Qi to maintain health and well-being. The practice of Qi Gong can result in an increased sense of awareness, improved posture, balance, and inner peace. A little known facet of Qigong is the ability to activate “acupoints” in the mind – without physically touching them with anything but the mind’s awareness and focus! By learning and practicing Qigong you can learn to deal with any emotion (anger, anxiety, grief, etc.) in an “energy” way. There are thousands of Qi Gong practices. In general there are two categories: Quiescent & Dynamic. The first is characterized by little-to-no movement and is quite meditative; the latter is characterized by movement. A particular sub-category to dynamic Qi Gong would be termed Tai Chi Qi Gong. In this type of dynamic Qi Gong, all movements are done using Tai Chi Principles with unity of movement.