“Laughter is really the best medicine, second to practising Qigong and Neigong.”
These snippets of Q & A talking about Qi healing are from my and Kwai Chee Low’s facebook posts (other people are also involved in the posts).
Kwai Chee Low
The great health benefits of Zhan Zhuang, also known as Standing Like A Tree or simply Standing Meditation
History: Zhan Zhuang (ZZ) existed in China several thousand years ago, even before Taijiquan. ZZ was coined by Grandmaster Wang Xiangzhai (1885 - 1963) the founder of Yiquan. Towards the end of his life, he researched into the health aspects of ZZ and worked on it with different hospitals.
ZZ has remained to this era because of its significant health benefits:
i. Relaxes the central nervous system but with improved nerve activation and higher quality cerebral cortex excitation
ii. Regulates and improves respiration
iii. Increases metabolism of cells in the body leading to anti-ageing
iv. Improves blood and qi circulation
v. Increases production of red blood cells and hemoglobin
vi. Improves sleep due to relaxation of brain cortex
vi. Helps in treating chronic diseases of the nervous system, respiration, vascular (heart) and digestive systems, and problems of muscles and metabolism
vii. Effectively strengthens the immune system
viii. Helps to normalise blood pressure
ix. Strengthens the heart by freeing it from stress and reducing its load due to better blood circulation and more flexible and dilated blood vessels
x. Increases and strengthens the internal qi.
Kwai Chee Low
My most elderly student I taught Zhan Zhuang is 70 years old. Only about five months ago he approached me to teach him qigong. He had recovered from a mild stroke a year ago and he looked frail. His eyes lacked shen (spirit), his face dark and without lustre. He lacked energy and stood with his back stooped.
I taught him ZZ as it is simple, easy to learn and very effective for his condition.
Anyone who is deficient in energy or even has chronic ailments can try ZZ.
The elderly student practised 2 sessions a day, in the morning and evening. He told me after one week that he felt more energetic, slept better and his legs felt stronger. After 2 weeks he said his aunt who visited him, was surprised he looked different - healthy from his previous sickly appearance.
I hope the above narration will motivate you to practise this simple yet beneficial exercise.
With regards to Kwai Chee Low’s helping his patients, not only does he teach people these ZZ, Qigong, neigong exercises to heal themselves, he heals chronic ailments with his qigong healing techniques.
Lee Chang Tye Kwai Chee Low, I saw an interview with an Australian healer who was doing something similar to you, healing people (difficult cases) with his mind and used his hands (sometimes just mind/closing eyes) in a very short time. He also says that he can sometimes get success healing over the internet via video connection.
Joy Ma Is it Charlie goldsmith? I saw it the other night too..
Lee Chang Tye Joy Ma yes, when I saw it it seemed very similar if not the same as the type of healing KCL is doing. In particular I was skeptical about healing over the internet in previous discussions with KCL but C Goldsmith also claimed to be doing the same thing, so hey!
Kwai Chee Low Lee Chang Tye Rest assured this can be done. In fact many students of Medical Qigong can do it. You just have to use your mind intent and visualise.
Nothing magical about it.
Joy Ma Lee Chang Tye , i think it's rather different. Charlie G didn't go through any practice to start his healing practice, it's really his innate ability. Master Low practice Qigong to heal - Everyone of us can try our best to get to know our own body's ability via practice, but not much hope to become Charlie Goldsmith...
Kwai Chee Low Joy Ma Yes there are gifted people who can do this. However their ability is limited unless they enhance it by practising neigong.
Joy Ma Kwai Chee Low , neigong sounds so magical!! ZZ is neigong, right?
Kwai Chee Low Joy Ma Yes, you're right. Neigong works from the inside outwards while Qigong works from the outside inwards.
Joy Ma Kwai Chee Low , thank you! that's a good clarification
Lee Chang Tye Joy Ma yes that makes sense, I was also wondering if C Goldsmith would be using up his Qi, but it seemed very quick.
Lee Chang Tye Kwai Chee Low What do you mean Qigong works from outside in, I thought both were almost identical?
Kwai Chee Low Lee Chang Tye It's a long story, Lee. You can google "Difference between Neigong and Qigong".
For example ZZ, Bagua Circling and some movements of Baduanjin are neigong. Qigong forms are so numerous that most forms you see people doing in a park is qigong.
Lee Chang Tye You're right, I'll check it out in Qigong Empowerment.
Kwai Chee Low Our minds or rather our brain waves are all interconnected. So distance healing whether through looking at a photo, through a video call, via a telephone call, through skype, etc can be effected. It's not magic but quite scientific. The more gifted to are, in terms of mind-intent, visualisation or with powerful qi, the more effective is the treatment.
Lee Chang Tye Wow! Interconnected doesn't that mean they have to be present at same time? Or even brain waves need a medium.
Kwai Chee Low Yes. When I do distance healing I would prearrange for the client to sit comfortably relaxed to receive the qi transmission.
Lee Chang Tye I see, same time.
Lee Chang Tye In Taiji push hands the intent plays a big part in the fah jing of the opponent too so yes it's fascinating and slightly unreal. Even though I've experienced it on numerous occasions my logical brain finds it perplexing.
Kwai Chee Low Lee Chang Tye The mind is all powerful and scientists are still trying to unravel the mysteries of the mind.
Lee Chang Tye That's really encouraging as we usually think within such limits. I think I'll go do some practice now! Take care brother KCL.
What I take from this exchange is the encouraging idea that not only the development & cultivation of “Qi” benefits our health, quality of life, and perhaps even cure or prevent some conditions, but also that if we apply ourselves we might be able to positively effect the health of others. At the very least (like with the Australian healer Charlie Goldsmith) deserves more serious unbiased medical research.