Qigong Healing Center
Gary W. Abersold 

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Traditional Schools of Qigong

The following videos are traditional approaches to Qigong. These practices are historic as well as representative, and very popular. Traditions such as Six Healing Sounds, Five Animal Frolics, Yi Jin Jing and Eight Brocades are foundational standarized forms of Qigong. They are not the complete teaching as well; there are many other traditions for different reasons. A excellent mentor is highly recomended for those with the desire to make head way in there path. This video channel presents teachers and friends whom done a wonderful job in sharing their interpretation of the practices. We wish you greath health and joy in your journey.      

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  • Eight Brocades Qigong
    by qigonghealing on June 28, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    Here is a great dynamic standing version of Eight Brocades Qigong. In this channel is a wonderful seated version as well. In future post I will write more upon it and what the science is now saying about it.

    The Eight Brocades is an ancient Qigong practice for health, meditation, and longevity. Perfect for anyone looking for a effortless Qigong system to start off with. Master Hsuan Tong Tsu who is the teacher in this archival footage was born in Tian shui City, Gansu Province in 1923, has practiced since young and is proficient in Taoist Nourishing Life Exercises, what we call simply "Qigong" (umberella term) . Hsuan Tong Tsu offers his practice for health preserving way unselfishly. A motivation for all;...that even at 90 that life can be filled with robust health through the Qigong Way.

  • 10 Days of Healing: Zhan Zhuang
    by qigonghealing on October 28, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    This is a excellent introduction into Zhan Zhuang Gong. The video series demonstrates in a short time a easy to do routine. Master Lam is a long time main student of Master Yu Yong Nian, whom is a direct student of Wang Xiang Zhai of this lineage of Zhan Zhuang/Yi Quan made famous in Beijing. The series will give you a good starting point to build from and to venture into more details with a personal teacher/group as well.

    Master Lam Kam Chuen is a world-renowned Chinese martial artist, feng shui master, traditional Chinese healer and author. He is proficient in both soft and hard martial arts as well as in an assortment of Chinese weaponry. However, he is most well-known for his teaching of Chi Kung (also spelled Qigong) and Tai Chi.

    He was one of the pioneering forces in promoting Chinese soft martial arts to western audiences, particularly to the United Kingdom. He teaches in the United Kingdom, in the United States and in various countries in Europe. But he has students all over the world.

    He was most likely to coin the phrase "standing like a tree" back in the late 80s and it had since became popular. The phrase is now used interchangeably with Zhan Zhuang by practitioners all over the globe. He developed his own style of Tai Chi, known as the Lam Style. The style is now practiced by thousands of people. He is also one of the pioneering forces in introducing Feng Shui to western countries.

    Lam Association: 


    10 days of Healing Series


    Shifu Lam Kam Chuen

    Below is the main link to the 10 Days of Healing through Zhan Zhuang Gong. There you will find all the videos for Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdg9OZDSjNhueZC22rHvAA/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd

  • Zhan Zhuang Gong
    by qigonghealing on October 26, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    This is a first in a series of Zhan Zhuang Gong; one of the most important practices in Qigong. Commonly known as "Standing Meditation", its the main practice for generating Tangible, graspable Qi. It is a Traditional School/Practice in Qigong Training and imperative for developing a strong foundation for Health & Wellness.

    I have personally experienced extraordinary healing stories of uncurable cancers to Master teachers of mine having Yoda like abilities to project and throw me into a fireplace from 20 feet away; spinning objects through intention to shrinking tumors. These of course come from years of practice and specilization although. The basic elements of this tradition is developing fast health and wellness.

    Master Yu Yongnian is a celebrated Master teacher in the Zhan Zhuang Tradition. He was one of the last surviving teacher of Wang Xiang Zhai a famous teacher and Martial Artist in Beijing. Master Yu Yongnian was born on March 31, 1920 and lived until October 2, 2013 passed away at age 93. He was a life long teacher of his teachers art and developer of this famous style unique to this area of China and within Zhan Zhuang, Yi Quan Health and Martial Arts.

    This video captures the unveiling of his memorial; more videos on this style and teachers to follow. You can read more about him here:


  • Tiger Frolic (5)
    by qigonghealing on August 1, 2015 at 6:32 PM
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    The Tiger is the fifth sequence and last. The Tiger sequence, should exhibit the spirit of tiger's courage and fierceness, with the wide eyes glaring as if at the tiger's prey, and the hands stretched out and withdrawn in powerful movements. The sequence should be done vigorously but with some softness from within. The Tiger could be a very demanding sequence for many so take your time

    Gratitude to:

    Dr. Limin Chu, Master Yuan Chung Huang, Master Chien Huang

    Really like this series consider purchasing a hard copy DVD + book here if you like; updated revised version: 

  • Deer Frolic (4)
    by qigonghealing on August 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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    The Deer Frolic is the 4th Frolic. The Deer has alot of springy energy. Deer sprint into a run, and suddenly stand still and alert for long period of time. The practice of the deer sequence activates the governor meridians The deer sequence should be performed lightly and gently. Extend your limbs with a comfortable and calm spirit. As if you were a deer playing freely and happily with other deer on the open plains, hillsides or forest.

    Gratitude to:

    Dr. Limin Chu, Master Yuan Chung Huang, Master Chien Huang

    Really like this series consider purchasing a hard copy DVD + book here if you like; updated revised version:


  • Monkey Frolic (3)
    by qigonghealing on August 1, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    The Monkey Sequence is the third sequence to perform. In general Monkey's and Ape's are clever and nimble animal, fond of scampering about and climbing trees. When performing the monkey sequence, try to imitate the light and swift movements of the monkey, but for the internal practice you should keep your mind like a bright light shining in the peacefulness of a still night. The monkey sequence is externally dynamic and internally stable and strong.

    Gratitude to:

    Dr. Limin Chu, Master Yuan Chung Huang, Master Chien Huang

    Really like this series consider purchasing a hard copy DVD + book here if you like; updated revised version:





  • Bear Frolic (2)
    by qigonghealing on August 1, 2015 at 6:15 PM
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    The Bear Frolic is the second sequence to perform. It is said the general natural manner of the Bear is marked by clumsiness, heaviness and slowness. One shift's into the spirit of the Bear when practicing the Bear practice. In the practice of Bear sequence, the circulation of energy is guided by the mind intention to be at the Lower Dantian.

    The physical external practice elements should be imitated dynamically and with aliveness. The internal practice should be performed stably and softly, to show the ponderousness and slow movements of a bear externally and at the same time to reflect the Bear's keen intelligence internally.

    Gratitude to:

    Dr. Limin Chu, Master Yuan Chung Huang, Master Chien Huang

    Really like this series consider purchasing a hard copy DVD + book here if you like; updated revised version:


  • Eight Brocades Qigong Forms
    by qigonghealing on July 3, 2015 at 1:34 AM
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    The Eight Brocades

    The Eight Brocades is a perfect Qigong set for anyone. Several Master teachers I have trained under all emphasized it early in training classes. The set I do has many years of practice insights into it and is more advanced than several versions out there.

    There are several popular versions out in public domain these days. Some emphasize seated versions; some emphasize standing versions; and some even move in a line formation. Research in Beijing had found that it helps nervous system problems and blood circulation issues. They found that the practice improved health and wellness greatly. You will get a nice smooth flow of energy in your body, its a nice easy flowing set when done correctly. The key tip is to focus on softening the body.   

    The above video footage is a version of the seated set and is a wonderful version. Seated Meditation should be done at least 10 minutes before and after the complete set. The Meditation technique is formless style meditation; commonly known as Tsuo Wang or Tsuo Chan.       

    As a side note its a set that can be done anytime, for its simple enough that it won't exhaust just about anyone. If you have questions just email us.

  • Crane Frolic (1)
    by qigonghealing on June 16, 2015 at 2:17 PM
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    The Crane Frolic is the first Frolic. Crane (Bird Animal Spirit); utilized to develop balance, lightness, speed and agility. The Crane cools and relaxes your whole body, balances the heart-energy, gently stretches your ligaments and releases your spine, improves the lung system. It includes "Crane Stretching Wings" "Crane Flying" in two separate movements.

    Gratitude to:

    Dr. Limin Chu, Master Yuan Chung Huang, Master Chien Huang  


    Really like this series consider purchasing a hard copy DVD + book here if you like; updated revised version:


  • 5 Animal Frolics Complete Form
    by qigonghealing on June 13, 2015 at 10:23 PM
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    Taoist Sage Hua Tuo

    The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi) is a tradition based on based on 5 animal imitation exercises. Tradition gives credit to Taoist Sage Hua Tuo. By observing the activities of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds he found that animals perform certain movements to liven up their overall energy levels and good health. The routine is designed to be performed by utilizing "animal spirit" imagery and shape shifting into the animal movements.

    This video produced by and overseen by the Sports Bureau of China, is a very usable set. The following videos in this series the lecture by the Professor is in Chinese; I will provide the notes for the basis of each sequence. Practitioners and students will find this a very adaptable and usable tradition. There are many versions some are very physical while are more internal and softer and more traditional.

    The video attached here - goes through the complete 5 Animal Frolics; a good video for survey of the form. For one that lacks a teacher with a little determination and self practice one can find the spirit of the Animals. Personal instruction with this type of Qigong does not require a long training period, form adjustments would be needed, but eventually one finds themselves with this tradition. I personally have learned and practiced versions of Five Animal Sets in Kung Fu and Taoist Yang Sheng Fa, Modern Qigong. Find the set that fits you. Be sure to have fun and "play" with the practice-hence the name frolics. Several years ago its was estimated that there are close to 40-60 adaptations. The good news in todays world there are many adaptations to inspire you. In the old days a Master Chow told me, watch and learn often. Keep your mind open; and you will see its beauty in every set. This is very true and as you stay with these type of practices so will your insight and wisdom.     

    General Benefits:

    The practice opens the energy body, refering to the Channel system and related vessels, strengthening of our internal organ system, and engaging the skeletal system. The practice can be adopted by young, middle aged and elderly. it has been used to treat nervousn disorders, respiratory diseases, high blood pressure, ovarian and prostate issues, balance problems and even cancer. Qigong Master Guolin had used it in conjuction with her walking Therapy traditions as well. She had documented it thropughly in our personal writings on Traditional Qigong as well as in Walking Therapy Methods.                   

    Gratitude to:

    Dr. Limin Chu, Master Yuan Chung Huang, Master Chien Huang

    Really like this series consider purchasing a hard copy DVD + book here if you like; updated revised version:


  • Taiji Yang Sheng Fa
    by qigonghealing on June 13, 2015 at 9:56 AM
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    Archival footage in Germany of Lao Shr Jiao. In this set the Yangsheng "15 expressions of Taiji cultivation" play a key role, in Jiao's system of practice. Lao Shr Jiao developed this series of 15 fluent interconnected forms of the thirteen Taiji zhan zhuang exercises of a Taoist Xu Xuan Ping . Viewers of the video should take notes of the speed and character of Lao Shr Jiao. It smooth and even, not hurried. I don't see this as a "how to" video; but more in the lines of appreciation of a important teacher in Taoist practice and modern Qigong teachings. Video was filmed in Germany in the 1990's. He taught and wrote commentary's on Qigong in the 1960's.

    Snippet Biography of Lao Shr Jiao:

    Lao Shr Jiao Guorui (1923-1997) was a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Academy of TCM in Beijing. He was a professor and member of the expert commission, founded and directed the Institute of Qigong. Jiao Guorui teachers of the traditions of Qigong and Taoist Yang Sheng Fa were from the teachings of  Master's- Wang Tong, Hu Yaozhen, Zhou and Wang  Xiang Zhai. After a long period of intense practice, intensive study of classical writings and clinical application Lao Shr Jiao Guorui developed the syncretic teaching system Qigong Yangsheng. Prof. Jiao Guorui primarily outside of China, taught for many years in Germany and documented his life's work, the teaching system Qigong Yangsheng, in numerous writings.


    The teaching system Qigong Yangsheng

    Jiao Guorui teaching system of  Qigong Yangsheng provided a comprehensive system of theory and practice methods for cultivating of life - yang sheng fa. The training system included numerous training methods that emphasize different aspects of life force cultivation. The teaching system of Prof. Jiao Guorui was characterized by a well-founded theory, a well-documented teaching materials and a variety of methods. Lao Shr Jiao Guorui attached great importance to the adaptability of each method to the circumstances of the practitioner, for example, any method in various postures such as sitting, standing or walking, with varying emphasis on rest and exercise, or different intensities of mental images to be integrated.

    Highlights of Practices: 15 expressions of Taiji Yang Sheng Fa, 8 Brocades, 5 Animals Frolics, Zhan Zhuang/Yi Chuan, Tun Na Fa (Fu Qi) Yang Sheng Fa, 6 Healing sounds of Tao, You Fa Gong (method of induced movement), Tsuo Wang Gong, Emei Shan Yang Sheng Fa, Taoyin Cultivation etc..

    Notes: Qigong= Umberella term for thousands of styles of the early system of Yang Sheng Fa (nourishing life tradition) attributed mostly to natives of China, who follow Tao. Much credit goes to what western scholars call "Taoist", but one has to recognize family lineages, village traditions as well as the early "Wu" (shaman lost track schools). This does not mean that they are Taoist per se, the Chinese have yet defined clearly what a "Taoist" is, but many would argue this point as well.

    Which term should one use? Qigong is easier for most to understand, traditionalist like using "Yang Shen Fa", which gives one affinity to tradition, and pre Communist China! Qigong has become en vogue, at some level a commidity--so Qigong works for modern America and abroad. It does not make really a difference either way; but practice does and thats whats really important. Commentary's, books, video can only do so much; one needs real experiences.        

    English work: Qigong Essentials for Health Promotion by Jiao Guo Rui

    Younger students and novices might get annoyed by this work its not flowery and well oiled like, the re-intrepretations you see; in the slew of Qigong books these days. It is also out of print--so it fetches big $$$$ money on the internet. Students with good experience will appreciate the book. Its complied from his teachings in the 1960's. He covered the essentials and could be a gem for you; from a highly credible and respected teacher.          

  • Six Healing Sounds
    by qigonghealing on September 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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    Six Healing Sounds is a Traditional & Classical approach to Qigong practice. Its one of the standarized Qigong approaches and a must learn in ones Qigong Path. The following video on the Six Healing Sounds was produced by the Chinese Qigong Association. A couple pointes of interest:

    • This is a modern adaptation of this Classical set attributed to the Taoist, & Buddhist alike. Its a tradition like many of the mainstay practices that have always existed and always will, and its extremely experiential to a certain degree.
    •  This video is aimed at general health & well being; its a entry level video reference. If you need deep healing or feeling troubled please watch and get with a  teacher or with a group with more experience then yourself. Its a simple practice and very powerful. Some may experience different feelings and emotions due to the releasing of Sickly Energy  and emotions.   
    • There are many Six healing Sounds Sets & approaches although. The difference will be how deep in the actual theory and application each one of these approaches have. Most of the sets are pretty similar and few Teachers have a deep understanding and working knowledge of the intermediate and advanced applications of them.
    • The practice is aimed at balancing the Heart, Kidney's, Lungs, Liver, Spleen and regulation of the Triple Burner System. I think the video is a good primer but will for sure need someone to enlighten you in the Intermediate and advance parts of the tradition. If you are local in Michigan and this is something you like to try, feel free to email us and set up a appointment.

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