Medicine in Qi Gong & Nei Gong
26th – 28th January, 2019
Qi Gong is a widely practiced art. It is an integration of energetic practice, bodily exercise and Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) theory. Despite its well-known application as an expression of medical practice, many misunderstand the mechanics of how Qi Gong and Nei Gong actually work as medical systems. Rather than simply being a case of ‘the Qi moves in the channels’, there is a whole host of principles and mechanisms involved in energetic medical practice.
The actions and functions of the Dan Tian, channels and internal organs must be understood along with the key terms of purging, tonifying and regulating. The nature of health has a very specific meaning within Daoism and the exercises to come out of their teachings are based around actualising the manner in which they viewed human well-being.
Over three days, Damo and his senior students will take a group through the fundamentals of Qi Gong and Nei Gong training with an emphasis on health and Chinese medical teachings. There will be lengthy theoretical lectures delivered each day with the aim of helping to outline the nature of the human energetic matrix, health according to Daoism and understanding health preservation through Qi Gong and Nei Gong practice.
Groups will be divided up at certain times according to prior experience and in this way each student will study the art at the stage that is relevant to their level of expertise.
The days will run from 9am until 5pm with a 90 minute lunch break. It is advised that students without ease of access to transport bring a packed lunch with them as the hall is a short distance from the nearest shops.
Location: Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon, UK, TA11 6PQ
Rather than simply being a practical training event, this course is divided up between theoretical lectures and moving exercises. It is run as a ‘college-style’ training event and as such, students should be prepared that they will be listening to a lot of theory alongside the exercises they are learning.
The Nei Gong process taught by Damo Mitchell and Lotus Nei Gong is a classical process and is, at times, very strong. For this reason we do not wish for anybody with psychological disorders or those with serious medical issues/needs attend these events. There are many ‘medical’ Qi Gong schools out there that would be more appropriate for these kinds of needs. Nei Gong is also not suitable for pregnant women or anybody under the age of 18 years old. Lastly we reserve the right to ask any student to leave the training immediately if we deem the training to be unsuitable for them or a risk to their well-being. If any student attends a course such as this with known psychological disorders or medical issues that may put them at risk, they take full responsibility for their actions and any outcomes. Lotus Nei Gong International nor its staff will be held accountable in such instances.