Topics of Interest:
- Why do doctors learn Qigong ?
- The doctors are learning THIS Qigong technique
- The Qigong technique that has kept the doctors practising together over the years
- These doctors learn Qigong from “HER”
- These doctors learn Health and Wellness from “HER”
- Why do these doctors want to practise Qigong ?
Doctors practising Qigong? This is absolutely correct. Qigong expert Master Bai Yin has been promoting Qigong for more than 30 years and has taught hundreds of students who are medical doctors. When these doctors, whether they are Chinese or Western doctors, from Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore, start to learn Qigong, the majority of them will not falter until they have completed all the courses. They practise daily without fail. They even bring this technique home and to the hospitals, to enable their family members, nurses and patients to practise together.
Why do doctors practise Qigong? Master Bai Yin explains: Doctors are also human. Doctors get sick, too. Through their contact with patients, doctors understand the terrible consequences of illness. Doctors are able to treat illnesses, but they may not know how to keep themselves healthy. “The main reason why we have many students who are doctors is because they are looking for the correct method of maintaining good health.”
Master Bai Yin analyses: To the doctors, the 1st criteria for the so-called “correct method to maintain good health” is that the method should not require a lot of time since doctors are busy people;
2nd – the method must be based on sound theoretical principles and follow a standard model. Having said that, doctors will not blindly worship or follow popular trends or remedies, either. 3rd – doctors must first convince themselves before they commit to learn, as they are more insistent in demanding for detailed information on the techniques than the average person. Lastly, when doctors understand the existence of “putrid” qi and “ill” qi, they will know how to safeguard themselves, which is essential to doctors.
If one cannot feel “ill” qi or “putrid” qi, it does not mean that these negative qi do not exist. Master Bai Yin explains: Doctors are exposed to “ill” qi and “putrid” qi. They may not sense it, nor know what it feels like to be able to identify it. They only are aware that they feel tired after work, or they feel as though they have been sucked empty after attending to their patients, or after interaction with them, they also feel the similar discomfort of their patients. “He cannot define what it is, but after learning Qigong from me, he understood that this is “ill” qi and “putrid” qi. I also taught him how to get expel those unwanted negative qi in a timely manner. According to this doctor, being rid of bad qi is very important. Once he has removed those negative qi, his ability to treat patients and make sound diagnosis improved tremendously.”
Master Bai Yin has a student from Hsinchu, Taiwan, who is a Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Lin Hao. Dr Lin acknowledges that there is inter-change of Qi between people, even before he started learning Qigong, but he did not recognise the symptoms of having “putrid” qi or “ill” qi: Previously, after consultations, he would suffer from bloated stomach, farted, hiccupped and burped repeatedly, but he did not realize that those were the effects of qi exchange between him and his patients. He only understood and appreciated this after learning Qigong. At the beginning, it was pretty intense – he would go outdoors to practise “Dou Zhuo Gong” (Detoxification Technique) after consultation with a patient. His secretary would ask if Dr was having a problem. He would “Dou Zhuo“ up to 30 – 40 times in a day. Was it necessary to this extent ? When he consulted Master Bai Yin, she smiled and advised him that it was not necessary to “Dou Zhou” so many times, as the contact with his patients was fairly superficial. This type of bad qi is not retained in the body for a long time. As long as he expels the bad qi from his body within 24 hours through “Dou Zhuo”, he can be assured that the bad qi does not settle into his body. So, he needs only to “Dou Zhuo” once a day. Thereafter, he practises “Dou Zhou Gong” only once a day after work, to de-tox, before he goes home.
Another of Master Bai Yin’s students is a Paediatrician at Taipei Mackay Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ye Shuren. He did not believe in nor felt the effects of ”ill” qi after treating his patients. After he has learnt Qigong, he brought along his child to learn from Master Bai Yin. It was the child who saw the “putrid” qi that his father brought home from work. The child told his father not to enter the house until he had done “Dou Zhou Gong”. It was only then that he realised that although he could not feel the “putrid” qi, it did not mean that his child could not sense it. Since then, he gained a better understanding of “putrid” qi, but he was not afraid of it. He understands that patients carry “ill” qi within them. After this awareness, he empathises with his patients who are gravely ill, which enabled him to treat his patients with greater care.
Master Bai Yin’s student in Hong Kong, Dr. Zhang Aiying said that before practising Qigong, she could not diagnose accurately from pulse readings. After learning Qigong, she is able to feel her patients’ qi and accordingly, her diagnosis is more accurate. From her own qi sensations, she is also able to recognise that her patients’ qi and pulse frequencies are different from hers.
Master Bai Yin observes that doctors who have learnt Qigong are able to appreciate the medical profession better as well as improve their own health. The reason that most doctors do not attend classes is because of their busy schedules. Those who actually practise Qigong will want to introduce it to the nurses in the hospitals, and their family members, so that they can practise together. Doctors generally lack a simple, effective technique for health management. Qigong is the simple yet effective solution. Daily Qigong practice is a way to maintain one’s health, and is extremely suitable for doctors who place greater emphasis on scientific and theoretical evidences.
Over the years, Master Bai Yin's students who are doctors have exceeded one hundred. Once they start learning, almost none will drop out. This is a most difficult profession to convince, but once they are convinced, they are also the least likely to give up.
Paediatrician Dr Ye Shuren (mentioned above) always had a heavy duty schedule with unpredictable rest periods. This long-term stress and fatigue caused his body to deteriorate – frozen neck and shoulders to the extent that it was impossible for him to turn his neck; cold hands and feet; insomnia; waking in the morning with aching limbs and bones. His blood test results showed abnormal liver functions, severe fatty liver, overweight, gout, bone spurs in his cervical lumber vertebrae, chronic lower back pain (lumbago) resulting in weakness in both hands and feet. As a medical practitioner, he self-diagnosed that he would suffer from a stroke soon. He feared that he would end up having a stroke or face sudden death. It was by chance that he started to learn Qigong with Master Bai Yin.
Through Qigong practice, Dr Ye improved the flexibility of his muscles and bones, and gradually restored his vitality. His waistline reduced by 3 inches, his body weight went down by 10 kg,
his liver function and fatty liver went back to normal, his cholesterol level and physical metabolism improved, his limbs were no longer cold, and his muscles were strengthened.
”Before the soles of my feet were hard. After practising Qigong, they became soft and tender. Only then did I realise that previously I was too busy to take care of my own health. Although my body condition had not deteriorated to the point of getting severely ill, but my body had aged considerably.” By continuing with Qigong practice, his bones are now more flexible, blood circulation is unobstructed, lower limbs are warmer. He has gained back complete range of body movements. He believes in going to see a doctor when one is sick, but one is responsible for one’s own health and well-being. As long as you find a suitable exercise, persevere at it daily. Over time, your mental and physical strengths will definitely improve.
Another of Master Bai Yin’s student is Dr. Lin Hao, a famous Chinese medicine practitioner in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Dr Lin opines that Chinese medicine looks at human body as a complete system. The muscular fasciae (muscular tendons and membrane) spread over the entire body, covering not only the limbs but also the internal organs (viscera). The heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidney do not automatically sit in their rightful positions. They depend on the fasciae connective tissues to position them. If the fasciae on one side is too rigid or contracted excessively, the body is uncoordinated, which causes illnesses.
Dr. Lin Hao emphasises that the best way to maintain flexibility is to relax the muscular fasciae. Relaxed muscular fasciae will ease a lot of discomfort. A flexible body is not just relaxing the tendons connecting the limbs, but includes relaxing the various connective tissues in the body. Nowadays, we do not have good postures. This affects the skeletal and muscular structure. Many have rigid bodies, are prone to aches and soreness, and have tight muscles; while the elderly may even have frozen muscles, which restrict their normal activities.
After personally experiencing Bai Yin Qigong, Dr. Lin Hao was able to self-adjust his entire body’s muscular fasciae and muscular membrane. As a well-known specialist in loosening muscular fasciae, he suggests that the best method to maintain health is to first seek professional help to loosen up. This, together with 3 months of Bai Yin Qigong practice, will help to adjust and maintain optimal condition and to prevent one from reverting to the previous incorrect posture.
Dr. Lin Hao explains: using Qigong as a means of exercise to keep one’s body active will relax the muscular fasciae. The most important factor to relaxing is slow movements. If the movement is too fast, it will not achieve the relaxation effect. Slow Qigong movements, timed to the body’s rhythm, stretching the right hand and the left leg in opposite directions will stretch the muscular fascia, to help align the bones and tendons. Once muscular fascia is loosened, qi flows, and the bones will naturally be aligned to its correct structural positions. Humans will age, inevitably their muscles contract, their bodies become stiff. Hence, discovering a good self-help technique for health maintenance is the best way to prolong life.
Bai Yin Qigong (English )Team.