Qigong Power

by Marcus on January 25, 2011

There is a common misconception amongst qigong practitioners that you can become more powerful or energetic by adding Qi.

The truth is that cleansing will likely be more beneficial.

Imagine that you have 100 units of energy flowing through a meridian to an organ. But due to blockages in the meridian only 50 units of energy reach the organ.

Now imagine that through focusing on cleansing in your qigong practice instead of building, you get rid of some of the blockage and now 75 units of energy are reaching the organ.

Think you might feel more powerful and energetic? You bet.

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roger January 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

You have a point. What would be interesting is a plan of different forms/techniques to maximise the removal of the blockages…what would be your recomendation?

Marcus January 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

You got something there.

In a nutshell, ‘medical qigong’ – is excellent for removing blockages. Because it is these blockages that cause illness, medical qigong as the name suggests places great emphasis on restoring harmonious energy flow. Dynamic Qigong is also very beneficial for removing blockages – by this term I mean Qigong Exercises like 8 pieces brocade (Ba Duan Jin), 18 Lohan Hands etc.

Looking at it the other way, the Qigong exercises best avoided if ‘cleansing’, removing blockages is your aim are Zhan Zhuang type Qigong Exercises, like 3 circle stance and golden bridge etc. These types of Qigong exercises focus mainly on ‘building’.

Hope that’s of some help

roger February 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Many thanks, as you can imagine, i think it takes a while to understand the different methodologys but you have made it a bit clearer now…thanks!

Marcus February 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

Thanks Roger =)

rodrigo January 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm

In medical qigong you have to do 3 of the 18 exercises connected (one behind another); what are the three you recommed for cleansing or we have to focus on choosing the three according to the problems (physical, emotional,…)we are facing?


Marcus February 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi Rodrigo,

My recommendation is to not worry about which exercises to connect, choose 3 that you like. Build up speed slowly and remember that you still need to perform the ‘set’ in a QSoM.

Enjoy your practice.


Michael February 3, 2012 at 3:42 am

Hi Marcus,

What if you are a man experiencing nightly wet dreams. Is it still more important to clear the blockages or to fill up the loss? Is there any specific chi kung you know to stop wet dreams, e.g. nourishing kidneys?


Marcus March 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

You’re right Mike,

The best Qigong exercise for anything to do with the sex organs is going to be Nourishing Kidneys or Reverse Hands Bend Waist.

Best wishes


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