Two Approaches to Qigong Healing

When it comes to using qigong healing to get rid of pain or illness, there are two main approaches (pssst, there is a 3rd, but you’ll have to read on to find out what it is):

  1. Learn qigong and practice qigong – in effect you use qigong to heal yourself.
  2. Go to a qualified qigong healer and they heal you.

Personally, I think the best option is number 1. That whole: give someone a fish and you feed them for a day Vs teach them how to fish and feed them for a life time thang is real big with me.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Chinese Proverb.

But how does qigong work, and what are you trying to achieve whether you do the work yourself or get a qigong healer to do it for you?

When I talk of healing, what I’m talking of is removing the blockages to harmonious energy flow through the energy streams (meridians) of your body.

So in option 1, you are responsible for removing the blockages. In option 2 your qigong healer is responsible for removing the blockages.

Now if you go to a qigong healer like myself, there is a third option, because apart from me working ‘on’ you to remove those blockages, I will teach you qigong exercises that you can practice to continue and speed up the work that I have done.

Personally I’ve always been a big fan of option 1. You learn qigong from a good teacher and then you practice what you’ve been taught – every single day – and you work on you. You get rid of the blockages, you are your own qigong healer.

Using our fish metaphor I’d much rather you learned how to feed yourself than come to me for a fish.

Teaching people qigong is one of the most fun and rewarding things I do, because I know they can use the skills they learn to be their own healer..

You see, I’m not certain whether western society is lazy or whether our lives are just so full of crazy busy-ness that we just don’t have time to take care of ourselves. We’re so used to going to others to take care of our needs.

Feeling unwell – go to the doctors. Car not working well – go to the garage. House needs redecorating – go to the builders etc.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to advocate handing tasks over to professionals to get them done, but your health is something that you shouldn’t leave in the hands of ‘professionals’. Your health is something that you should actively be in engaged in on a daily basis and qigong is a great tool for doing this.

Here’s a story. Let’s say you have two men. One is severely over weight and rich as Solomon. The other is in great health but poor as a weasel.

The rich man says, “I’ll give you a billion pounds to transplant my head onto your shoulders and your head onto my shoulders. So that I get your wonderful body and you get mine. But you’ll also be rich.”

I wager that in a years time, the rich mans new healthy body would look like it did before – overweight and knackered and the poor guy who got the overweight body would be fit and healthy again.

You see it’s not what’s done too you, it’s what you do to you.

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Bye for now,

Marcus James Santer