In level III qigong therapy the central focus is on the powerful healing techniques of
qigong acupuncture. By being able to see, feel, extract, and transmitting qi through
acupuncture needles the healing results are far greater than academic acupuncture alone,
and anybody can develop this ability in a relatively short amount of time.
Academic practitioners of
acupuncture spend five or six years in school learning pulsology, tongue reading,
palpitation, and observation as their main diagnostic tools. Then according to the various
traditional styles and theories such as yin-yang, five element, six gathering, four point,
special point, time and so on, they follow a prescribed needling pattern to derive a
healing result. These are all great foundational diagnostic and healing approaches but
they are quite limited when compared to traditional esoteric qigong acupuncture.
the Greater the Result.
know the same theories and application as academic acupuncturists, but they take it to a
much higher yet simplistic level. Through a qian neng empowerment and its
applications a qigong acupuncturist can simply view or feel the eighteen qualities of the
external energy field of the patient and make an extremely fast and acurate daignosis.
This type of diagnosis is also applied simultaneously to the treatment procedure making it
even more efficient and effective.
After making a diagnosis an academic will
insert needles according to traditional theories stimulating the patients own qi flow.
However, A qigong acupuncturist needing just a few needles will go directly to the disease
and transmit qi through them to increase its healing effect. The greater the qi the
greater the result. It's just that simple. Patients are already qi deficient so just using
a needle without further stimulation is limited. Various needle manipulations, heat lamps,
electricity and moxabustion all have their benefits and ill side effects, but using the
transmission of qi directly from the heaven and earth only has a positive affect, and the
greater the qi, the greater the results. After a few years of practice, treating twenty
patients at a time and even one hundred a day becomes effortless through the power of your
cultivation. The two hundred years of western invasion, fifty years of Communist doctrine,
ten years of Cultural Revolution, and ten years of qigong charlatanism has reeked havoc on
Traditional Chinese Medicine. The esoteric practices were thrown out by the communists,
scientists negated theology, and what was left was often corrupted by charlatans. To find
a real master that knows the true essence of qigong and is willing to teach it is really
difficult. However, once the revolution is over and legitimate qigong is stabilized these
teaching will be as common as ginseng and tai chi and all of society will benefit from
this ancient esoteric art of healing.
The Dharma Cure
our lives we try to increase our happiness and get rid of our pain and suffering. When
ever we become sick or injured we go to a specialist in that field, and after we feel
better for a while another pain invariably grows somewhere else. Each time we go to the
doctor they trim off another part of the pain tree, but they never seem to get to the root
of our pain and suffering. Only by applying the dharma cure can we even come close to the
root of suffering because the karmic value of disease is as deep as the mind itself.
Everyone and everything will all go through
the four stages of birth, old age, sickness, and death. After creation there is only
dissolution. Though this process is unavoidable, it can be positively influenced and even
cured through the practice of the dharma. According to the relative view of the Buddha
Dharma all diseases come from the three root poisons of ignorance, greed, and hatred.
Because we are greedy we ignorantly cling on to things, and by clinging on to them, we
suffer from their attachments. Attachments then turn to jealousy and hatred. Hatred causes
even further ignorance and the cycle of these negative emotions then create the spiritual,
mental and physical illnesses that we experience on a daily basis. When these illnesses
are externalized they create negative actions which then becomes the basis of our
dysfunctional society. Societal disease then becomes the fertilized ground that sprouts
another generation of poisonous actions in an endless cycle of suffering know as samsara.
three root medicines,
can cure the three root poisons.
medicine prescribed by the Buddha is bodhicitta. Bodhicitta is a combination of the three
main ingredients of love, compassion and wisdom and they are the only cure for the three
root poisons. Compassion cures greed, love cures hatred and wisdom cures ignorance.
Dealing with our three root poisons with a
daily dosage of love, compassion and wisdom is the everlasting cure that heals all ills
To develop this ultimate form of medicine we
should apply the three wheels of discipline, meditation, and wisdom. Moral discipline
creates auspicious karma and relaxing in meditation loosens attachments to false
perceptions. Then when wisdom begins to grow in our mind stream the bondage of ignorance
is released so that love and compassion can grow in our hearts treating the very root
cause of all our diseases. Then when our own three root poisons have been cured, the three
root poisons of our society can be cured concurrently fertilizing the ground of Nirvana in
which all things under heaven are in peace.
Mani Padme Hum
The State of Tibet: Linhai's Observations
During the '97 Summer tour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama he was asked by an audience
member what we Americans could do for his country and his reply was to go and visit Tibet.
Shortly afterwards QDS had organized another horse trek to the roof of the world as they
have been doing for the past ten years. In confirmation to Tibet's increasing
modernization we saw more road building, clear cutting, mining and hydro-electric
development as we drove up into the mountains. We also noticed an increase in Tibetans
wearing Chinese and Western clothes with karoke stalls blaring music down the narrow
alleys of the bus stop villages along the way. Though modernization goes on we finally got
off the bus mounted our steeds, and made fast for the highlands up in the land of snows.
Riding miles of switchbacks up
through the dense forests and mountain streams we left civilization far behind us.
Occasional Kampa nomads would appear out of nowhere herding their yaks as everyone would
yell greetings of Ahlo akata and tashi deleg. Some would mention how they looked like Hopi
or Cherokee Indians two hundred years ago with their braids of silver, flowing robes, and
horse riding skills. After a couple of days on the trail we were finally getting broken
in, though it was easy to see we would never develop the strength of the Tibetans. After a
late night of horse tending, gear handling, cooking, setting up the tents and tending to
our needs they would get some sleep outside in the rain and frost by the saddles just to
wake up, break camp, and start all over again with smiles gleaming from their faces. They
were not only down to earth they were part of it. They were brothers of the mountains and
worked with perfect synchronicity between the heaven and earth.
After days of ridding we
noticed the trees gave way to the grass lands and then the whole Tibetan landscape opened
up before our eyes. Resting on a fourteen thousand foot high mountain pass we watched the
cascades of clouds and their shadows massage the earth bellow us. Centered in the Asian
mandala with China to our right and India to our left we were starting to realize just how
far out there we were. Breathing in the grass lands and drinking in the sunshine we were
frozen in time where our aches and pains and mundane perceptions dissolved into the
Descending on the other side of the mountains
we reached our final Tibetan destination at the Longchen Nythink Monastery. It was an
enormous temple with Buddha's relics and miracles on display everywhere. The Lamas had
just completed a forty nine day meditation in the main temple and they were getting ready
for an empowerment. The Panchen Lama designated the temple as an important center to
rebuild and the monastery has quickly grown ever since. They are currently finishing the
retreat center and the worlds second largest stupa. After receiving inconceivable
blessings we headed back down to the world we had left seemingly eons ago.