Comprehensive Clinical Text

jerry alan johnson, ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. (china)

Edited by

Jampa Mackenzie Stewart, D.O.M., L.Ac and

First published in May 2000 by:

The International Institute of Medical Qigong

P.O. Box 52144

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

© 2000 Jerry Alan Johnson, Ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. (China)

All rights reserved under the International and Pan-American copyright conventions. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher (The International Institute of Medical Qigong). Reviewers may quote brief passages.

ISBN# 1-885246-08-0

Printed in the United States of America.


Qigong medicine is not intended to replace orthodox medicine, but rather to complement it. The meditations, practices, techniques and prescriptions described herein are powerful and may be too mentally and physically demanding for some people. The readers should therefore use their own discretion and consult a doctor of Medical Qigong therapy, an acupuncturist, medical doctor, or mental health professional before engaging in these exercises and meditations. The author, the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and the publishers are neither liable or responsible to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by reading or following the instructions for any condition, or interpreting information provided in this text. The treatments mentioned in this book are not meant to be used as symptomatic prescriptions. The treatment of specific organs, channels, channel points, and prescriptions must always be selected based on the thorough understanding of the origin of the patient's disease. If an ailment is severe, or if symptoms persist, please consult a medical professional immediately.

Throughout the text I will refer the doctor to prescribe herbs for certain conditions along with Medical Qigong therapy. All Medical Qigong prescriptions, exercises and "homework" assigned to patients in Section X "Treatment of Internal Diseases with Qi Emission Therapy" and Section XI "Specialized Qi Emission Therapy for Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychology, Oncology, and Surgery" should also be included with herbal prescriptions, as well as the regulation of the patient's diet and living environment. Herbal prescriptions will vary according to the patient's constitution, condition and specific illness, and must be treated accordingly only by a doctor or herbalists qualified to prescribe Chinese medical herbs.

Throughout the text I have used the term doctor when referring to professional practitioners who use energetic medicine to treat patients. The word "doctor" means "to teach". I believe that the foremost duty of any doctor of medicine (Western or Chinese) should be as educator, to teach his or her patients knowledge and skills for the prevention and treatment of disease and injury. Currently, the official title, Doctor of Medical Qigong Therapy is only licensed and used in China.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Chinese Energetic Medicine 1

Chapter 1 Introduction to medical Qigong 3

Defining the Energy of Yin and Yang 5

Medical qigong Training in the United States 8

Traditional Chinese Medicine and medical Qigong Therapy 14

Chapter 2 Energetic Formation of the Human Body 25

Energetic Embryological Development 25

Energy, Matter, and spiritual Interactions 26

The Ten Lunar Months of Creation 29

Energetic Embryological Overview 41

Chapter 3 physical development and Structural Formation S3

Fascial Development and Energy Flow S3

Yin and Yang structural Formation s3

Classification of the Five constitutions 57

clinical use of the eight extraordinary vessels 157

Energetic Functions of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels 158

The Governing and conception Vessels 158

The Governing Vessel or Du vessel 159

The Conception vessel or Ren Vessel 162

The Thrusting Vessels and The Belt Vessels 164

The Belt vessel or Dai Vessel 166

The Yin and Yang Heel Vessels or Qiao Vessels 168

The Yin Heel Vessels 168

The Yang heel Vessels 169

The Yin and Yang Linking Vessels or Wei Vessels 171

The Yin Linking Vessel 171

The Yang Linking Vessels 172

Summary of Eight Extraordinary Vessel Pathology 173

The Fifteen Major Collaterals (Connecting vessels) 175

The Twelve Divergent Channels 180

The Twelve Muscle/Tendon Channels 186

The Twelve Skin Zones 197

The connective Tissue of the Twelve Skin Zones 197

Channel And Collateral Therapy 200

Controlling Qi Extension through the Channels 201

Chapter 8 The Body's Energetic Points 203

Introduction to Energetic Points 203

The Four Ways Points Are Formed 203

scientific research of acupoints 203

The Four categories of Energetic Points 204

The Two Gates of Energetic Points 204

The. Three Functions of Energetic Points 205

Point Names 207

classification of Energetic Points 207

Summary of Points 212

Chapter 9 The Extraordinary Yang Organs 215

The Uterus 215

The Brain 217

The Gall Bladder 218

The Marrow 218

The Bones 218

The Blood Vessels 221


The Three Outer Forces: heaven, Earth & Man 223

Chapter lO introduction to the Three Outer Forces 225

The Natural Power of the Three Outer Forces 225

The Three Outer Force's Nine Treasures 225

The Three Outer Forces and Chinese Alchemy 225

Heavenly Qi 226

Earthly Qi 228


Chapter 11 The Three Treasures of heaven: Sun, moon, and Stars 231

Influences of heavenly Qi on the Human Body 232

body Rhythms and Energetic Patterns 232

The Four Principal Time Periods of Qigong practice 236

The Four Seasonal Peak Transitions 237

The Six Principal Seasons of Transition 239

The Daily Qi, Blood, and Heat Cycle 239

Gathering The Sun's Essence Meditation 240

prenatal eight trigrams and the moon 244

Choosing the Proper Direction for Training Qi 244

Earthly Branches, Heavenly Stems, and Nine Palaces 2S4

Chapter 12 The Three Treasures of Earth:Earth, water, and wind 259

Introduction to the Three Treasures of Earth 259

Gathering Energy from the Earth's Energetic fields 260

Techniques for Cultivating Earth Qi 260

Gathering Qi From Trees, Bushes, and Flowers 261

Gathering Qi From Mountains, Valleys, and Deserts 263

Gathering Qi From Oceans, Lakes, and streams 263

Gathering Qi from the Six Directions 264

additional techniques for training earth qi 265

Understanding the Yin or Yang aspect of Food 266


guidelines for the five elemental tastes 270

Overview of the Five Elemental Tastes 271

chapter 13 The Three Treasures of Man: Jing, Qi, and Shen 273

Prenatal and Postnatal Jing, Qi, and Shen Transformations 274

The Interaction of Prenatal and postnatal jing 277

Qi and the Body's energetic Structure 283

shengong schools of meditations and Training 290

The Five Spiritual Aspects and Yin Organ Components of Shen 291

The Liver Stores the Essence Spirit "Hun" 292

The Heart Stores the Essence Spirit "Shen" 295

The Spleen stores the Essence spirit "Yi" 296

The Lungs Store the Essence Spirit "Po" 296

The Kidneys store the Essence Spirit "Zhi" 298

The Five Yin organ Cultivation of shen 298

Shengong Cultivation Methods 300

The Six Transportation's of Shen 301

The Eight Supernatural Powers 304

Soul Projection, Spirit projection and Energy Projection 306

section 111

Dao Yin Training 311

Chapter 14 Introduction To dao Yin Training 313

Static Qigong Training 314

Dynamic Qigong Training 314

Principles of Yin and Yang in Dao Yin Training 314

Three Foundational Methods of Dao Yin Training 315

Chapter 15 postural Dao Yin Training 317

static posture dao yln training 317

Choosing the Proper Posture 318

Primary and Secondary Postures 318

The Eighteen Rules of Proper Medical Qigong Structure 321

Dynamic Posture Dao Yin Training 330

Using the Energy of the Hands to Lead Qi 332

Medical Qigong Walking Therapy 334

Walking Combined with Color Therapy 338

Walking Combined with Sound Therapy 338

The Therapeutic Effects of Medical Qigong Walking Therapy 338

Three stepping Methods Used to Treat Cancer 342

Ending and Closing the Walking Therapy 344

Chapter 16 Respiratory Dao Yin 349

The Purpose of Respiratory Dao Yin 349

The Role of the Lungs in Qi Cultivation 349

Deep Inhalation and Exhalation Breathing methods 349

Seven Dao Yin Breathing Techniques 350

Respiratory Guiding and Regulating 353

Respiratory Tonification and Purging Methods 354

Basic Essentials of Respiratory Training 354

Breathing Patterns for Collecting and Regulating Qi 355

The Four Progressive Stages of Respiration 356

Duration Time for Respiration Therapy 357

Emotional Effects on breathing Patterns 357

Respiratory Dao Yin Cancer Prescriptions 357

Chapter 17 mental Dao Yin Training 359

Introduction 359

The Prenatal and postnatal Mind 360


benign and malignant thought patterns 361

the importance of mind concentration 361

Regulating the Mind 362

The Three Categories of Mental Concentration 363

Essentials of Training Mind concentration 364

concentrative meditation and insight meditation 365

The Three stages of Mental Tranquility 366

The Three Processes of The Mind 366

Creating The Bridge Of Light 367

Reprogramming The Mind To heal 369

Using the Imagination 369

Twelve stages to Transcend and Transform 370

Summary 374



Chapter 18 Introduction To Qi deviations 377

The main Causes of qi Deviations 377

correcting ql deviations 379

Shen Disturbances and Emotional Dysfunctions 386

uncontrollable muscle deviations 391

rectifying qi deviations using taiji ruler 391

Chapter 19 Disorders and deviations of the Soul, and spirit 393

introduction to spiritual dimensions 393

Evil states and Mental Delusions 395

Projected Spirit Demons from the Subconscious Mind 397

Actual Encounters with Spirit demons 397

Overview 399

Multiple Personality Disorder (Dissociative Identity Disorder) 400

Soul Retrieval and Medical Qigong Therapy 401

wounding and closing the spirit 403

Healing the Spirit 405

Emotional Rebirthing Patterns 406

Soul retrieval Meditation 406

The Door to the Chamber of Memories 411

Finding the Life Purpose 411


Continue reading here: Chapter Introduction To Differential Diagnosis

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