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There are many different types of Qigong. Taijiwuxigong has exercises (daoyins) to help different areas of the body.
All the daoyins lengthen and open the spinal column and help develop a vibration force that is activated from an energy centre in the belly (the lower dantien). The system uses an outward focus encouraging qi (energy) to move through the meridians and leave the body and with it the negative qi (binqi).
Spontaneous movement may occur through connecting with the earth energy, this can help to release physical and emotional tensions which have accumulated in the body.
Stress and daily habits affect our posture, nervous system, metabolism and general health. Regular practice of Taijiwuxigong can undo and clear the effects of these habits and support the system to develop healthier responses and as well as healthier postural habits.
For more information about Taijiwuxigong classes in the UK visit the Dr Shen Tai Chi UK site.
Buqi is an energy healing treatment system devised by Dr Shen Hongxun. In ancient times advanced taijiquan masters would use four different taijijin (taichi forces) for fighting. Today these same four forces (physical force, energy force, mental force and spiritual force) are used in Buqi for healing.
During a Buqi treatment, the practitioner creates a vibration force in his or her hands and combines it with mental force to stimulate the vibration force in specific parts of the patient’s body. This vibration force stems from the motive force of the cells. Each cell has it's motivity; all cells vibrate constantly, but the direction of their vibration force is not identical. In fact, they counteract each other. The ability to align the motive force of the cells in a given part of the body in one direction forms the basis for creating vibration force for healing.
Disease can be caused by pathogenic factors and a build up of stagnant energy (binqi). Binqi accumulates in the intervertebral spaces, organs, muscles, tissues, joints and channels. Negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear and sadness, are another type of binqi. They can be experienced as uncomfortable sensations such as stiffness, pain or heat.
Buqi treatments work to clear binqi and promote the free flow of energy throughout the body’s meridian system. It can help with pain relief, inflammation, digestion and respiratory problems, hypertension and is effective at rebalancing emotions and the nervous system. The patient may feel warmth or heat or may experience something moving into or out of the body, or pain shifting and leaving the body through the hands or feet, or have the sensation of the spinal column stretching more and more and the body becoming taller.
Often during or after a Buqi treatment the person will be in a state of deep and natural relaxation.
Dr Shen Hongxun
Taijiwuixigong, Taiji37 and the Buqi system were founded by Dr Shen Hongxun (1939 – 2011), a doctor of both Chinese and Western medicine.
Dr Shen began his studies of Taiji at an early age under the legendary Professor Yao Huanzi who reached an unequalled level of skill during his lifetime (with the use of taiji forces he was able to prevent others from touching or even coming close to him). Later Dr Shen Hongxun received instruction in a similar method from Grandmaster Xia Zixin, of the Southern School of taijiquan. He also trained in the Yang style of taijiquan from Grandmaster Tian Zhaolin, a principal family student of the eminent Grandmaster Yang Chengfu.
Dr Shen also received teaching from Buddhist and Taoist monks and his grandfather Shen Baotai. For information about Dr Shen's lineage visit.
Throughout his life Dr Shen Hongxun dedicated his time to the development of the Buqi, Taiji 37, Taijiwuxigong, E-Mei and Wuxi Meditation systems.
The Buqi exercise and treatment systems are now taught by Dr Shen's daughter Master Shen Jin across Europe and the UK. Details of Shen Jin's courses can be found at the Buqi Institute.