Author: Liu Beisheng 1//Wang Guoheng 2
Affiliation: Chengdu Branch, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sichuan Province, China  //Affilitated Hospital, Chendu University of Science, Sichuan Province, China 
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 199 , Word Count: 606
From a global point of view, qigong is divided into two schools, Chinese Qigong and Indian Yoga. In turn, Chinese Qigong is divided into three parts Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Among them, Taoist Qigong, in particular, embodies the national features of the Chinese Qigong. There are three intentions in the Taoist Qigong, including medicinal and food arts, sex arts and guiding arts. According to its functional effect, qigong can be divided into two kinds--Health Qigong and Extrasensory Qigong .
Health Qigong plans treatment according to a diagnosis on the basis of the patient's condition, physique and personality etc. The general principle is quiescent qigong for yin syndromes, dynamic qigong is mainly used for yang syndromes. Most chronic diseases and difficult complicated illnesses can be cured by combining the two patterns of qigong . Beginners practice qigong in an initial state of consciousness. First he must make mental preparations, then he will conduct mind-body self-regulation (self-regulation of the mind, of the body and of breath) . If the method is right, the state of qigong including relaxation, calmness and increased intelligence will be reached.
If you cannot persist in practicing for a long time, you will return to the initial state of consciousness. So, only by long-term practice can you benefit from qigong.
The phenomenological features of the regulation of the body and mind may be summarized as follows 1. The regulation of the mind is the key point, and the regulation of the body and breath are subordinate to it. 2. The regulation of the mind aims at enhancing exchange of nonsensational information and restraining exchange of sensational information. 3. Potential communication between the top of the head and the perineum is established within the human body (small qi cycle) . In the brain, it refers to getting through the lobus frontalis--hypothalamus--hypophysis. 4. The electric potential in the skin becomes orderly. The same phenomenon occurs in the brain. The electric potential of the cerebral cortex becomes orderly. 5. Electric magnetic sensitivity of the human body increases. The bioelectric magnetic field of the human body will have coherent resonance with the ELF wave band of the earth's electric magnetic fields.
The author proposes to establish a reversed bio-holographic law. An entire organism can be taken as an enlargement of a part of it. The human body can be looked upon as an enlarged brain. Such corresponding relationships of the form, development and function can be found as follows skin--cerebral cortex, the two sides of the body--cerebral hemispheres, top of head--lobus frontalis, perineum--hypophysis, navel--hypothalamus, navel cord--pons, medulla oblongata.
On the basis of the above listed, an artificial stimulation system of qigong was invented by the author in 1983. This apparatus is to make biofeedback stimulation to the interrelated positions of the human body, indirectly influencing and changing the function of the brain. It can help 95% of the beginners quickly get into the state of relaxation, and 5% of the beginners establish the small qi cycle or major qi cycle within a week. It has a good auxiliary effect on over a hundred kinds of chronic diseases and complicated cases. This apparatus has been made in the People's Republic of China and put in clinical application in more than 300 hospitals. After Dr. Shan Tunghsu, who is the originator of the N. W CHI-KUNG Research &. Training Center bought our invention, he started the CHI System International, LTD. in Taiwan. The machine was named the Chinese Health Qigong machine (the fourth artificial stimulation system of qigong) . It is suitable for home-use. It has been well accepted by all circles in Taiwan and has ushered in a new chapter of the cooperation in science and technology of qigong between the mainland and Taiwan.