August 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm #44572
What is the best place to study medical qigong, assuming one wishes to go into it in some depth? Is it possible or desirable to study in China?
ElephantAugust 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm #44573
China is a waste of time if you are not fluent in Chinese and well connected.
There are lots of pricey programs out there that will never get paid back via a retail practice.
The entire Healing Tao USA system IS medical qigong…until you master your own Qi, you are fooling yourself.
MichaelAugust 4, 2015 at 1:08 am #44575
“Medical qigong” is a loaded phrase.
IN GENERAL: it simply means any qigong that benefits your physical health. Since all qigong fits that bill, it is then only a question as to which types benefit physical health the most. To have a truly valuable system, it should be comprehensive and inexpensive. Thus, Healing Tao fits the bill.
If you study Healing Tao, you will get all the tools you need for self-healing. Thus if you are looking for healing yourself, you are getting what you need right here. If you are looking to heal others, then the best option is to become a Healing Tao Instructor. Then, by teaching others the Healing Tao, you empower others to heal themselves. Thus, by both fronts, you have everything covered.
However, I’ll assume that you meant the more precise, specific, definition of “medical qigong”.
IN SPECIFIC: “medical qigong” usually means qigong that is clinical. That is, qigong whereby you have a patient that is ill and you do something to their energy field using qi techniques, and it helps them heal. You act as a healer to someone else’s sick energy field, and guide their healing. You perhaps leave them with “qigong prescriptions”–things that will help support their individual healing.
However, that is also achievable within the Healing Tao.
There are two lines of clinical qigong healing in the Healing Tao: Chi Nei Tsang and Cosmic Healing.
The former involves physically touching a person and removing their sick qi–typical through visceral manipulations of the abdomen. The latter involves clinical energy healing without physically touching the person, e.g. color healing, aura cutting, qi emission, and turning water into medicine. Depending on which form of qigong healing a person is interested in, one can pick one or the other branch (or both). Prescriptions for people with different health issues come through experience and time, and familiarity with many different aspects of the system. In fact, I covered some of these prescriptions in my Deep Healing Qigong retreat week that I taught at the Healing Tao Retreats last month.
YES, there are other schools in medical qigong outside the Healing Tao that focus almost entirely on the clinical. One of the most well-known in the US is the school founded by Jerry Alan Johnson (International College of Medical Qigong ICMQ). But to be honest, this school is extremely expensive, to the point that it is almost a money-making racket, and to be honest, I don’t know that it is worth the price you pay. Not saying their system is bad, but I’d say it is not really worth the money spent for several reasons: one, Michael’s reason that you will never make back the money you paid in tuition via clients; and two, there is not much that Healing Tao can’t heal using the tools we have in our system.
Hope that helps,
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