Music Qigong and Longevity

Author: Wu S
Conference/Journal: First World Symp on Self-Healing & Power of Consciousness
Date published: 2001
Other: Pages: 37 , Word Count: 239

Music and Qigong (vital energy exercises) shared the spotlight as the two fundamentals of traditional Chinese medicine in ancient times. Music was considered to be the most important and the foremost of the two; hence the character for 'music' was created before and placed above the character for 'herb' to form the character for 'medicine.' Yet Chinese musical treatment has been nonexistent for the last 3,000 years. Why? It was lost due to a series of unfortunate incidents in the history of China. But we have rediscovered the therapeutic effects of music by studying the ancient texts. He then combined the two powerful healing therapies of music and Qigong to form his Music Qi Gong Therapy. Now music is restored to its rightful stature as a healing therapy.

Music Qigong Therapy is unique, which is composed according to the Five Notes Theory seen in the Chinese medicine classics, such as I-Ching and The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. The five notes correspond to the five major organ systems in Oriental Medicine. There are also twelve principle tunes that loosen and smooth the twelve meridians (pathways for the flow of energy in the human body). It is the combination of Master Wu's energy carried by the sound waves and the healing notes of the sound waves that create a powerful and unique therapeutic effect, especially for the elderly. This form of qigong has special application in prolonging people's lives.