• Menopause and Medical Qigong: A Second Spring

    Menopause and Medical Qigong:  A Second Spring

    By Dr. Bernard Shannon

    Menopause is a natural biological event in the reproductive cycle of women. Medical Qigong and other forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) have been found to be very effective for treating menopausal symptoms, thereby providing many women with safe and effective alternative treatments. Instead of the standard hormone replacement therapy offered by most Western gynecologists, Medical Qigong practitioners treat each woman individually, taking into account the whole pattern of each patient’s physical and mental-emotional symptoms.

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  • Mental Regulation of Qigong

    Published in Qi Journal Winter 2016

    By Dr. Bernard Shannon

    The basis of regulating the mind is the unseen and untransformed confusion and pain of the human experience as described by Wei Boyang in the Triplex Unity. Transformation begins with correct posture and respiration, then mind training develops as the practitioner accepts their mind with presence, openness, and letting go. Learning not to pursue thoughts, the powers of concentration, contemplation, and silence dawn. Uncontrived silence allows the innate, innocent True mind of the Yuan Shen to be recognized. Engagement in society rather than withdrawal, and further training in the internal alchemy of the golden elixir give rise to the undifferentiated Wuji and pure openness. The celestial spirit arises, in union with the Dao.From the practical to the alchemical,a set of practical tools that may be employed to train the mind is presented.

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  • With severe health problems, the removal of my left lung and brain surgery, it was, at times, hard to breathe and I was depleted of physical energy. During my very first session with you I could feel the energy vibrate in the missing lung cavity. With subsequent sessions I felt many beneficial changes in my body, mind and spirit. I am now breathing more efficiently, have more physical endurance and my attitude is increasingly positive. Through my sessions and Qigong exercises I feel inspired to be a part of my healing process.
    West Covina, California
  • Bernard’s compassion and thoroughness with patients has made him a sought after practitioner.
    Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson
  • Bernard, I wanted to thank you for the Qigong treatment last weekend. The chest congestion I was feeling was alleviated and I was much more relaxed afterwards. As we discussed, I felt a warm, relaxing sensation in the affected area and that has lasted several days. I look forward to the next treatment. Thanks again.
    Laguna Hills, California
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