Michael Goodhue has been doing Qigong (also referred to as chi kung) for over twenty years after getting introduced to it by a Master of Qigong in Wellington. This introduction to Qigong came about as a result of his quest to help his son’s rehabilitation process from an injury.
Since then he has been studying and practicing Qigong diligently and has been now teaching Qigong for some years. He moved to the cleanness and tranquility of Waiheke Island specifically for the purpose of being able to practice the art in a pristine environment.
Qigong is part of traditional Chinese medicine and the benefits can be explained according to ancient medical theories. Michael says “In ideal health the body functions in perfect unison where the Qi-Energy, Shen-Mind and Jing Essence balance and cooperate with each other“.
If the Shen-Mind becomes overwhelmed with stress and inability to control emotions then that will effect the energy in an adverse way. For example, too much anger and impatience in your lifestyle can upset the liver Qi-Energy causing it to become blocked. This is where it is important to either do meditation type Qigong exercises or more active type Qigong stretches to dissipate the accumulated emotions in the Liver meridians before they have a chance to damage the organ itself.
Circumstance sometimes create a lifestyle where over work and irregular diet damage the Qi-Energy of the person which then upsets the balance between the Jing Essence and the Shen-Mind.
Qigong works on all these three levels. Some of the postures stretch and open meridians to benefit for example, the liver meridian. The basic concept of Qigong is to quieten the Shen-Mind. In fac,t Qigong is often referred to as standing or moving meditation and as we know, meditation is practiced to quieten the mind.
Michael says however that “I find the most important benefit of Qigong is to help the Jing Essence”
The Jing Essence correlates to the modern day view of free floating Adult Stem Cells. These are the basis of our rejuvenation and repair system and are represented by the constitutional strength of the person. Good Jing Essence equates to a more healthy and youthful body as well as the ability to fight disease and repair the body after injury. Michael further says “The ancient Chinese physicians never cease to amaze me. There is a quote ‘When the Jing Essence is properly stored, no febrile disease will be contracted’ correlating to the modern day knowledge that Adult Stem Cells play an important role in combating viral diseases”
Qigong also activates specific meridians that activate and tap into the Jing Essence. This is what Michael believes contribute to Qigong’s ability to promote health and longevity and many of his students remark that he looks amazing for his age.
Many students are surprised that the Qigong movements and postures are able to be done regardless of their age or fitness, The beauty about Qigong is that he can be taken up at any age or even if you have some postural problems or limited mobility because of arthritis.
Michael’s goal has always been to strive for optimum health and doing Qigong is part of the process. Good nutrition and proper sleep go hand in hand with preventing disease and promoting wellness. He studied the habits of ancient masters and longevity Taoists to see if it could be applied to modern society. Ancient physicians partook in administrating to themselves Jing Essence tonics that over the centuries have had the reputation to reverse grey hair and promote long life.
In modern times specific herbal compounds have been shown to increase the number of free floating Adult Stem Cells and Michael includes these Stem Cell nutrition foods into his regime along with Qigong to promote wellness.
Michael Goodhue can be contacted on 021 735 798 if you are interested in doing Qigong or for discussing Stem Cell nutrition contact him here.