Seriously, I’m not a doctor.
Yet amazingly many people seem to think I am.
That somehow I am qualified to give them medical advice…
Can you imagine?
Imagine if all it took was an email reply from me to solve your medical problems.
That’d be sweet. But it’s not the case.
Look, I’m flattered, but my advice is always the same –> Go see your primary healthcare provider.
Some people seem surprised that I would wax lyrical about the merits of Western medicine. Thinking that because I teach Qigong I must be anti Western medicine.
That’s what you call ‘faulty logic’.
When it comes to health I’m not an ‘either / or guy’.
Oh no, I’m an ‘And’ dude.
I like to have the best of both worlds.
So, if I ever found myself with a ‘Solid Illness‘ one with a clearly defined source due to an accident or bacterial infection of some description. I’d be asking you to get me to Accident and Emergency, as fast as your legs could carry me.
If I was suffering from an ‘Empty Illness‘ one where you couldn’t clearly identify the source like fear, depression, anxiety or worry then Qigong would be my treatment of choice.
Ever heard this saying:
“Different horses for different courses”
Of course you have.
Well when it comes to your health if you have an illness where the cause and/or the symptoms are clear and you can define the site of the illness than go see your doctor.
However, if the cause and/or symptoms are not clear and you cannot define the site of the illness it’s likely that Qigong will be far more effective.
Well it’s to do with the way Qigong works and you can find the full story in part 2 of my book: Smiling From The Heart.
If you haven’t got a copy yet, you can download it here:
When it comes to overcoming ‘Empty Illnesses’ like:
- Mild to moderate depression.
- Low self esteem.
- The effects of chronic stress
And so on.
The 29 simple Qigong and non-Qigong tools I share in Smiling From The Heart really are hard to beat.
Enjoy your practice!
P.S. Have a lovely weekend and I’ll catch up with you again on Monday =)