Qi Gong

Dr. Jeya has been a cer­ti­fied teacher of Chi Lel Qi Gong since 1998. She teach­es one day work­shops, as well as to indi­vid­ual patients want­i­ng to enhance their acupunc­ture treat­ments. Qi Gong is an inte­gral part of her SoulChiSa dance pro­gram. www.soulchisa.com

In Chi­nese the word Qi gong has two char­ac­ters, Qi (氣) and Gong(功). Qi (pro­nounced “chi”) means life ener­gy and Gong means dai­ly effort. In short, Qigong
is a prac­tice to use chi for dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es includ­ing self-heal­ing. Every­one is born with chi and every­one has the poten­tial to use chi for many pur­pos­es. The skill to use chi is trained not born. Once a per­son is trained how to use chi, they can use chi for mar­tial arts or med­ical, self-healing.

Zhi­neng means intel­li­gence. This med­ical qigong method was devel­oped by Dr. Pang Ming. It has more than ten mil­lion prac­ti­tion­ers around the world. Its head­quar­ter, Huax­ia Zhi­neng Qigong Cen­ter, was locat­ed in Qin­huang­dao, five hours by train East of Bei­jing. This cen­ter is the largest of its kind in Chi­na, and was the world’s largest med­i­cine-less hospital.

Chi-Lel means Chi Ther­a­py. Chi-Lel has been taught by Luke and Frank Chan since 1995 and it is their ver­sion of Zhi­neng Qigong. They try to inter­pret Zhi­neng Qigong as close­ly as pos­si­ble as they trav­el to Chi­na fre­quent­ly to update the lat­est research.