chi kung

Good Health, Vitality and Longevity


For more than thirty years, you have been teaching Chi Kung. How did you get in contact with this art and how did you begin to value it? What is the main contribution of this art on physical and psychical levels, and for long life? Could you please give some examples of illness cured by Chi Kung?

— Juan, Spain


I learned the techniques from various teachers, especially from Sifu Lai Chin Wah and Sifu Ho Fatt Nam. I also developed some of the techniques myself, and I benefited a lot from reading good chi kung books.

I first valued these techniques when they produced practical results for my many chi kung students. Virtually all chi kung books mention that practising chi kung can overcome a wide range of diseases and provide good health. At first I taught chi kung to my kungfu students who were already healthy, so there was no practical way to confirm whether what was written in the books about curing diseases was valid.

But when I taught chi kung to the public, and many people who had sufferred for years from various diseases like high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, diabetes, rheumatism, pepetic ulcers, depression, sexual inadequacy and nervousness, told me that their so-called incurable diseases were gone, I had concrete evidence for the effectiveness of chi kung, and was awakened to the inspiring idea that some diseases were considered incurable only if viewed from the conventional western medical perspective.

Personally I have helped many people to overcome their so-called incurable diseases suffered for many years, like cancer, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, peptic ulcers, rheumatism, migrain, insomia as well as depression and nervousness. Chi kung is an excellent remedy for both physical and psychical disorders, and for promoting longevity.

An elderly man from Madrid suffered from postrate cancer. He had tubes inserted into his bladder to help him ease his urination. After practising chi kung from me for about six months, he was free from cancer and threw away the tubes. His friends said he looked much younger.

A middle-age woman from Sevilla was told to have a surgical operation to correct her heart disorder. After about three months of chi kung, her heart specialist told her that her condition had improved and the surgery could be delayed. She then flew to Lisboa, where I happened to be teaching at that time, to have further chi kung instructions. When I next saw her a few months later, she told me that her heart disorder had been cured without having to undergo any surgery.

A young man from Alicante suffered from diabetes since childhood. All doctors he had seen and many of his friends told him he had to bear his diabetes for life. He was over-joyed when I told him diabetes could be overcome by practising chi kung. He told me I was the first person to tell him that diabetes can be cured. He practised my chi kung diligently and within a month he was cured! His was my record for the fastest recovery from diabetes. Usually it takes about eight months.

Chi kung is probably the best gift to the West from the Chinese civilization. It helps to answer two urgent problems facing the West today, namely overcoming a wide range of chronic, degnerative diseases, and overcoming psychiatric problems, including intrapersonal loneliness despite material affluence. But it is important to learn chi kung from genuine masters, who are now hard to find in both the East and the West.

It is not uncommon nowadays to find people starting to teach chi kung when they themselves have learnt it for only three months or even three weeks. Then their students and in turn their students' students also teach chi kung. It is shamefully incredible! These bogus instructors think that they can become masters themselves by imitating the exercises the genuine masters teach. It is like observing for a few days how a doctor treats patients, then starting to treat patients themselves. If this unwholesome trend is not checked, the West will simply miss this wonderful gift of genuine chi kung.

The above is taken from Question 3 April 1998 Part 1 of the Selection of Questions and Answers.


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