Combining Qigong with Western Medical Treatment

I would like to explain now what the fact of human qi being akin to software or information actually means to human existence and medical treatment. The reason I introduce this subject is because of the sad experiences I have had with some patients with serious diseases who visited me too late. They had put their faith in the claims of unprofessional qigong healers who did not know the true meaning of qi. These patients were told to stop all their Western medical treatments, and told that they were going to be healed with qi, or the laying on of hands, alone. When they finally came back to the hospital seeking treatment, it was too late. This has actually happened several times recently. What's more, some patients are very passive in their attitude toward qi, thinking that external qi treatment is a complete "remedy." Patients of this type make no effort to promote their own vital force or qi power.

The following cases will illustrate. One cancer patient who would have had a chance to survive had he undergone an operation, went to see a healer known for the laying on of hands, and was told that an operation was unnecessary. So he ignored the advice of his doctor and refused to undergo the operation. When he finally came back to the hospital, his cancer had already spread and there was nothing to be done. I was extremely saddened and angry. Another case was that of a patient rendered hemiplegic by a stroke. He went with his wife to China to receive qi treatment from a famous qi master, which by the way was very expensive. His wife showed me a bogus "certificate" that she had received after taking a course there, which proclaimed her capable of healing others with external qi. She did not understand that qi was something patients needed to foster in themselves, and that it is important that patients not be dependent on healers. I tried to explain the meaning of qigong to her, but the things that she had heard in China had become fixed ideas in her mind, and she didn't want to listen to others. Her "certificate" as a qi healer didn't mean a thing because she could not handle, and did not even have a basic understanding of, external qi.

Qi does not exist in human beings alone, but in everything. A certificate or license does not transmit qi ability. If you are able to use external qi, why would you even need recognition from others? Do we need a certificate or license for our thoughts or prayers?

Things can be classified in the current reality in terms of their relative importance. When you begin to do this, you will be able to think well and realize that things which seem to be mutually exclusive actually have their own relative importance and roles (Figure 5-5).

Treatment Cause Organism Cause Treatment

Diet

Poor diet

Treatment Cause Organism Cause Treatment

Curved spine

Hormor

Bacteria

Autonome us nervou:

Virus

Qigong (active)

Curved spine

Figure 5-5

The relationship between qigong and the development of disease.

Qigong (quiet)

Hormor

Bacteria

Autonome us nervou:

Virus system

Stress

"Seven emotions"

Psychological stress

"Seven emotions"

Psychological stress

Qigong and Western medicine are not meant to be contradictory or mutually exclusive. When the power of qi rises in your body, medicines are able to work better, operations can proceed more smoothly, and recovery time can be shortened. I refer to this inclusive, catholic attitude as "mandala thinking." To my mind, every existence has its special significance.

We might well be happier if we could just learn to respond to things by considering—rather than immediately denying—their intrinsic significance.

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