June 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm #40877
The various Chi Gong movements are said to have certain effects, i.e. Carrying the Moon for stimulating the kidneys for sexual energy and youthfulness, etc. What I want to know is how much of a particular movement will result in observable effects? For instance youtube shows a woman who says she has Parkinson’s and is very much improved, and did 3 hours of Chi Gong a day. I suspect that it takes a lot of time with Chi Gong to see much.June 20, 2013 at 7:37 am #40878
It depends on several factors.
It depends on how many times per day a person practices.
It depends on how “serious” or difficult the problem is.
It depends on external aspects: do they have other stressors,
other unhealthy aspects in their lives acting in cross-purposes?
It depends on the type of practice the person is doing, and
how well-suited it is to them personally for creating healthy
It depends on how many days repetitively the person continues to practice.
The last bit is extremely important.
Just as a morbidly obese person can not expect that a few hours
of exercise will change his/her unhealthy weight and improve his/her
health, a person who is trying to alter a chronic condition can
not expect that a few hours of qigong is going to do much. In
both situations, it is only after a long period of time of
continuous devotion will subtle minor changes begin to accrue,
so that eventually one sees marked improvement.
All told, with so many factors, there is no way to be able to
realistically give a diagnostic mathematical translation of
“you need X amount of this, to change Y amount of that”.
There are just too many factors, and each individual’s
constitution is unique (responsive in its own way).
The best analogy I think I can give would be that of the
morbidly obese person. I think if a person thought about how
“serious” and “chronic” their problem is, and then translated
that in their mind to how “morbidly obese” they would be
(translating difficulty into pounds) . . . then that would
probably be a rough marker (on average) as to how
much and how long a person would need to be practicing to
see measurable results.
Of course, with qigong, there is no upper limit to “how fast”
a person could change, whereas with weight loss there is
somewhat of a limitation in pure biology (see the TV show
“The Biggest Loser” for such upper limits).
That’s about the best I can say.
StevenJune 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm #40880
Thanks Steven, as usual giving an informed and thoughtful answer. I am wondering if you could share any healing experiences you have had from Chi Gong?June 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm #40882
I could write books on that. 🙂
If you check out Michael’s Deep Healing Qigong page, and you scroll down, you will see a testimonial that was written by me. I’ve had a lot of healing experiences with that form. It helped heal some trauma that I had surrounding the end of a relationship about 7 years ago, and it started me out on the Healing Tao path.
I’ve returned many times to this form, both as a Winter Solstice ceremonial form, and as an “emergency room” for times when I really needed a lot of help (either emotionally, physically, or otherwise).July 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm #40884
The Deep Healing Chi Gong looks like what I have been looking for and I ordered it. Thanks again Steve.
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