Qi Gong is an ancient form of exercise and healing that focuses on breathing concentration and energy flow. The Chinese word Qi is formally defined as “breathing/air”, but can also be used in the context of describing the relationship between matter, energy and spirit. The dictionary definition for the word “Gong” is that of achievement or results. The two words are combined to describe a method of energy cultivation.
There are many forms and styles of Qi Gong originating from different segments within Chinese society.
Dr. Steven K.H. Aung is a pioneer in the integration of western, traditional Chinese and complementary medicine. His efforts have helped to make Alberta and Canada an active centre in the field of integrated and complementary medicine. His unique approach to medicine, combined with the remarkable compassion he brings to all that he does, has made him a highly respected teacher, researcher and physician. He been a geriatric and family physician, and a traditional Chinese medical (TCM) practitioner and teacher for more than thirty years. He has taught medical Qi Gong to thousands of people around the world, and is a clinical professor in the departments of Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. In 2006, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.
By Steven KH Aung, CM MD PhD OMD FAAFP / Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry / Adjunct Professor, Faculties of Extension, Rehabilitation Medicine / Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Alberta Dr. Aung will be presenting Aung Medical Qi Gong & Intuition at Hollyhock on Aug 11-14th
“No matter what the circumstances, no matter what kind of tragedy I am facing. I practice compassion. This gives me inner strength and happiness…I myself, you see, am the devoted servant of compassion. This is the way I really feel.” – The Dalai Lama(1)
A strategic retreat will often prove itself to be surprisingly necessary in the face of adversity. It provides us with an opportunity to re-group and gather our strength, while our health and well-being will also benefit from its employment. It also provides us with the ability to counter and overcome stress, as stress (distress) is one of the worst health epidemics known. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), stress is considered a major external/internal pathogen. In Western biomedicine, stress tends to be viewed as the primary factor behind psychosomatic disorders. A retreat is a vital step forward – toward taking control of your own health. Continue reading Aung Medical Qi Gong Retreat: Reinforcement of Practice→
The action of the brush revitalizes our body, mind and spirit, expressing the inner awareness of universal peace and harmony.
– Steven K.H. Aung, M.D.
Medical Calligraphy is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine curriculum. The many styles of calligraphy express an artist’s character, spirit & creativity, and serves as an intellectual way to cultivate oneself and exchange blessings with others and the environment.
The initiation of calligraphy starts in the brain, with the transfer of good intention and spirit from the heart. The movement of Qi utilizes the body and hand (acupoint PC 8), ending at the tip of the middle finger (acupoint PC 9) before transferring to the brush. With a kiss of the brush and paper, the Qi is transferred from the ink to the surface of the paper. The paper serves as a medium to reflect the active spirit, intention, blessing and Qi of the calligrapher.
The five traditional treasures necessary to perform calligraphy involve the brush, rice paper, ink slab, ink stick, and stone seal(s).
Use a Qi Gong approach to calligraphy to produce healing energy— for yourself and for those who appreciate your creations. Join Dr. Aung at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, June 20-23, 2013 for Healing Calligraphy.
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Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Our learning centres are located on Cortes Island and Vancouver, BC.