Musical Qigong is a special healing energy therapy
that combines two ancient Chinese traditions-healing music and
Qigong. Focusing on the five major organs, this method enlivens
the mind, relaxes the body and lifts the spirit while enhancing
one's healing energy. This guide contains two complete sets of
exercises with photo illustrations and discusses how musical Qigong
is related to acupuncture, tai chi, feng shui, and the five elements
in the ancient Chinese concept of the universe - metal, wood,
water, fire, and earth.
You will learn:
How ancient Chinese music is related to human organs
Why you need Musical Qigong
What Qigong exercises are good for you
How to perform Qigong the most authentic way
Master Shen Wu is the founder of musical Qigong
and the director of Chinese Traditional Medical Institute. A medical
Qigong doctor for over 20 years in China and the States, he is
the author/composer of the audio series "Life Music for Healing"
and "Musical Qigong Therapeutic Collections." He is honored as
a "World Famous Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor" by the International
Association of Integrated Medicine and as a "World Qigong Master"
by International Association of Qigong, both in 1999. He lives
in Orlando, Florida.
PRAISES FOR MUSICAL QIGONG:
Your unique treatment for pain control and healing
is miraculous and inspirational ... Your therapy brings much hope
especially to those who have exhausted all the recommended medical
-- Vicky T. Cayetano, First Lady of Hawaii
Of the group of patients that we have looked at,
there is no question in my mind that Master Wu's treatment has
led to a prolongation of quality life, as these people lived much
longer than I had ever expected.
-- Neil J. Finkler, M.D., Walt Disney Memorial Cancer Institute
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
THEORY OF MUSICAL QIGONG
1. Qigong as a Therapy
2. Energy Transfer in Musical Qigong
3. Music and Medicine: Words and Their Stories
4. The Research into Musical Therapy
5. Balancing Yin and Yang
6. Musical Therapy and the Heart
7. Music Promotes Immunity
8. Music Promotes Brain Balance and Creativity
9. Music Is the Lubricant of Life
10. The Five-Note Guidance Theory
11. Fundamental Principles of Musical Qigong
GENERAL QIGONG EXERCISES
12. The Dragon Restoring Qi Exercises
13. The Phoenix and the Rising Sun Exercises
14. Converging Energy Exercises
15. The Receptive Soul Exercises
16. The Sleeping Wiseman Exercises
17. Guan-yin Aided Natural Adjustment Exercises
QIGONG EXERCISES FOR THE FIVE ORGANS
18. Exercise One: For the Liver
19. Exercise Two: For the Heart
20. Exercise Three: For the Spleen
21. Exercise Four: For the Lungs
22. Exercise Five: For the Kidneys
23. Exercise Six: Expelling Bad Qi
LIFE MUSIC FOR HEALING
24. Shining Spring
25. Receptive Souls
26. A Journey in Harmony I
27. Heavenly Tunes
28. A Journey in Harmony II
FAQ ABOUT MUSICAL QIGONG
Appendix I. Cases and Testimonials
Appendix II. Honors and Awards
Appendix III. Research and Academic Exchange
The Dragon Restoring Qi Exercises
There are six general Qigong exercise sets that
I have designed for people with different needs. Students or patients
should choose the most appropriate sets for their practice according
to their own situations.
This Qigong set can restore the Primary Qi (good,
positive, and life sustaining Qi from the universe) of the body
in a very short period of time, enabling the internal yin-yang
balance of one's Qi and blood. It is most effective in treating
the following conditions: diseases of the digestive system, kidney
disease, neck and spinal problems, hair loss, bursitis, and various
lung and heart diseases, such as bronchitis, expansion of bronchus,
coughing, asthma, hemoptysis, coronary heart disease, pneumosilicosis,
1. (Preparation) Stand with feet apart at shoulders'
width. Visualize the feet extending into the core of the earth.
Relax the whole body but do not hunch. Tuck in the hips, lift
the anus and the kidneys. The hands hang naturally on both sides.
The eyes look to the front. Visualize that the Sky, the Earth,
and the human body have become one. Recite (say aloud) the five
sounds: Ju-e--, Zh-i--, G-o-ng--, Sh-a-ng--, Y-u--. With each
sound, try to feel the vibration in the corresponding organ (i.e.
Liver, Heart, Digestive System, Lungs, and Kidneys, respectively).
Sub-vocalize (say silently) the five sounds again three times,
and feel any sensations in the organs. Bring each sound, together
with the saliva, down to the lower abdomen (lower Dantian area).
2. Clasp your hands with the knuckles towards the
earth and palms towards each other in front of the lower abdomen
(the lower Dantian). Relax and feel the gathering and merging
of the human body's internal Qi, and the Sky and Earth's external
Qi. Visualize the opening up of the following body points: the
Lao Gong points (at the center of the palms), the Yong Quan points
(at the center of the soles of the feet), and the Bai Hui point
(at the top of the head). Inhale with the nose while gently lifting
the hands up along the centerline of the front of the body (the
Ren meridian) until the chest level is reached (the middle Dantian).
Do not pause here.
3. From the chest level, rotate the clasped hands
so that the knuckles are on top. Continue to bring the hands upwards.
Follow them with your eyes and slightly tilt the head back as
they move past the eye level. Also rotate the hands until the
intertwined palms open up to face the sky and the arms are fully
extended. At that point, stretch your body position vertically
and hold for a couple of seconds. Visualize yourself standing
on the Earth and supporting the Sky. Then look to the front and
resume the head position.
4. Separate the hands and bring them down gently
on each side to the shoulder level, with the palms facing outward
and the arms relaxed but still extended. Exhale through the nose
during this movement. Stretch and hold that position for a couple
5. Slowly rotate the hands and arms so that the
palms face the front and the fingers point outward. Bring the
hands forward and then inward toward the lower abdomen, visualizing
the gathering and drawing of the positive and good energy from
the earth, sky, and human world into the lower Dantian. As the
hands come toward the lower abdomen, the gentleman places his
left hand on the lower Dantian, and his right palm on top of it.
The lady places her right hand on the lower Dantian, and her left
palm on top of it.
6. Gently resume the clasped hand position and
repeat Steps 2 to 5 for several times.
Closing Process after Each Exercise
7. Remain relaxed with your eyes closed. Rub the
palms of both hands until they become hot.
8. Bring the palms to your chin and rub your face
with an upward motion until you reach the hair line on your forehead
9. Then bring your palms in a downward motion to
the starting point while exhaling (similar to washing one's face).
Complete this process nine times and on the last (the downward)
process, continue rubbing from the chin down to just below the
navel (Dantian area where all energy is stored).
10. Place the right hand on the left hand and hold
for a while in order to store the energy acquired during the exercise
(for females the left hand must be placed on the right hand).
Take a deep breath and holding it for a few moments while retaining
the hands on the Dantian area. Complete this process three times.
The process contributes toward smooth skin and assists in elimination
of wrinkles from the face. Inhale three times and swallow the
saliva with the Qi down to the lower Dantian as you exhale through
1. To begin, initiate the body's internal Qi movement.
Open up the Ren meridian (along the centerline on the front of
the body) and Du meridian (along the centerline on the back of
the body). Open the body points: Bai Hui (at the top of the head),
Yong Quan (at the center of each sole), and Lao Gong (at the center
of each palm). Begin to receive and communicate in the Qi-level
between the Sky, the Earth, and the Human world.
2. The silent communication and transfer of sound
and saliva to the lower Dantian (in the lower abdomen) generates
warmth and heat. Qi and the five sounds (corresponding to the
five internal organs) produce energy that further promotes the
movement of the body's Primary Qi. With both feet stepping willingly
"into" the earth, the Qi circulates up and down the whole body
and refreshes the system.
3. When the hands are placed at the lower Dantian
at the start of the movement, the Primary Qi at the lower abdomen
begins to gather and accumulate. Bringing the hands up subsequently
moves the Primary Qi from the lower Dantian to the middle Dantian
(the chest level) and to the upper Dantian (the level of the eyebrows).
4. Extending the hands above the head moves the
Primary Qi from the shoulder level through the elbows, the forearms,
the wrists, the Lao Gong points (at the center of each palm),
and to the ten fingers. When the palms face the Sky, the Primary
Qi passes along the ten fingers and the hands are "holding up
the Sky," assuming the posture of Standing on Earth and Supporting
5. After that, the Primary Qi goes back to the
Lao Gong points through the ten fingers. At this time, the Lao
Gong points breathe as the Universe (Sky, Earth, and Human world)
does, exchanging energy to promote the body's metabolism.
6. When both arms are extended out to either side
of the body, the body expels the bad and negative internal Qi
through the three main body points (Bai Hui, Lao Gong, and Yong
Quan). After the elimination of the bad Qi, the whole body feels
good. Positive Qi dominates and circulates within the body. At
this time, the Lao Gong points of each hand inhale and gather
the positive and good Qi from nature and the universe into the
body, passing through the head level (upper Dantian), the chest
level (middle Dantian) and settling down deep into the lower abdomen
Words from the Master
1. This Qigong set looks simple, however one should
try to understand its meaning: To receive the Yang energy from
the Sky, combine the Primary Qi from the Human world, and receive
the Yin energy from the Earth, so as to initiate and induce one's
2. If one can master its meaning and also practice
diligently, this Qigong set can open up doors to our various potentials,
in addition to building up an excellent respiratory system. The
same is true for the other Qigong sets that follow.
3. This Qigong set opens up body points and promotes
the communication between the body-mind and the universe during
the "bodily breathing." Inhale when bringing up the hands from
the lower Dantian. Exhale when bringing the hands down on either
side of the body. (Also exhale through the Lao Gong points on
the palms, expelling the negative and bad Qi from within). Inhale
again when bringing the hands forward and then inward toward the
abdomen, gathering the good and positive Qi from the Sky, the
Earth, and the Human world to supplement the body's lost energy.
When the hands are covering the lower abdomen, exhale and return
the Qi back to the lower Dantian. For beginners, this Qigong set
can treat illnesses and promote health. As one reaches an advanced
stage, this Qigong set enables the development of extraordinary
potentials and promotes communication between everything in the
Feelings and Results
1. One may feel a hot sensation along the back,
the abdomen, the palms, the fingers, and even around the whole
body. One may also feel a sensation of numbness and swelling on
2. One may feel a twitching and warming sensation
on the feet, the hands, the face, and the lower abdomen.
3. After practicing for a period of time, the Ren
and Du meridians (along the centerline on the front and back of
the body) open up and Qi flows freely. One may feel that his or
her spirit becomes very positive, limitless, and alive, matching
that of the Sky and the Earth.
NOTE: There are about 20 illustrations for this
chapter in the book that do not show here.
CASES AND TESTIMONIALS:
Brain Cancer Patient Artreis Dobbins
Mrs. Artreis Dobbins had chemotherapy and radiation
for lung cancer in 1997, was discovered to have brain cancer in
1998, and was diagnosed to have 3 tumors in 1999. She had been
receiving Master Wu's treatment regularly each week since March
1999. Her general condition had improved a great deal. She no
longer complained of pain, slept better, and had a good appetite.
She also began socializing and going places again.
"Ms. Dobbins was seen in my office. She has undergone
extensive work up. She has had a bone scan on June 11 which showed
abnormal uptake in the left lower ribs, right ribs and right femoral
neck. CT scan of the chest showed a comma-shaped density and questionable
cavitary lesion. MRI brain in May 1999 showed marked improvement
in the tumor in the brain in the right frontal masses to be proved.
At the present time, she has elected not to have any chemotherapy.
She is to continue her care with you (Master Wu)."
--- Dr. Thomas J. Katta, M.D., Winter Park Memorial
Hospital, Orlando, Florida
The first MRI report on Mrs. Dobbins showed two
tumors had disappeared. It was May 1999. The second MRI taken
in September 1999 showed that a small area of edema in the right
frontal lobe was significantly smaller than previous study. No
pathologic contrast enhancement was identified. No new pathology
was noted in the interval.
Breast Cancer Patient: Carol Smith
What Master Wu has done for me cannot be explained
in words. It can only be felt within ... and then, by the outside
result, one can see for themselves the 'gift of the man.' Master
Wu is truly a uniquely, gifted man and has been blessed with many
talents. His is a purpose not understood by many, yet hoped for
by all. Not only did he share with me the 'Gift of Healing, but
he also shared a rare kind of wisdom that was stored not by the
mind but within each minute particle of my being. I felt it deeper
with each treatment that I had. It was a gift that was given with
a pure heart and a noble spirit.
After a long journey and much intense work, it
was a joy for me to find someone who truly cared for me as an
individual and shared his gift of energy therapy with such tenacity,
kindness and love. 'The gift of healing that was given unto me
through Master Wu is, and continues to be, a 'Blessing Fulfilled
as each day passes.
Rare is the man who gives without expecting a thing
in return but a smile upon the face of the one who graces his
domain. Master Wu is such a man. And as they say, behind every
great man stands an honorable woman. Together, the combination
of the two touches lives in such a way that one shall never remain
the same but will move forward in newness, health and growth.
That's the way you feel after having met and spent time with Master
Master Wu is to be commended for his contribution
not only to each of us individually, but to all mankind.
My highest regards to Master Wu for being a healer
of such great magnitude and a teacher to be proud of. He is one
of the few who lives his truth and for that, he continues to be
Blessed in all that he does and through those whose lives he touches.
Liver Disease Patient Eliza Mao
Eliza Mao is a registered nurse who had worked
for the Federal Government for more than 11 years. She went to
see Master Wu for an alternative treatment after all conventional
treatments had failed for her liver disease.
"I found myself getting stronger physically and
better emotionally each day, and practice Qigong daily and realize
how important Qigong is to human body. I decided to follow Master
Wu's foot step to teach people the theory and exercise of Qigong,
to bring back good health to people."
Eliza left her government job in California and
relocated to Florida in September 1997, to work on trial program
of cancer pain control with Dr. N. Finkler (center) and Master
Kidney Infection Patient Victor
I am writing this letter as a reference to Master
Shen Wu's special ability to treat patients. My name is Wesley
Kwan, I am registered pharmacist in the state of Florida and state
of Maryland. My 4 year-old son, Victor, went to a routine physical
exam and found out that his urine contained blood and protein
and he has been diagnosed with a kidney infection. Under strong
recommendation, we decided to let him try Master When Wu's "Qi
Treatment." He treats him with " Qi Treatment" without giving
him any medication. After 5 days we send him to SKB lab to do
the test again. Like magic, this time the test result came up
I have been practicing pharmacy for more than 20
years and I always believe in the trust of Western medicine. This
to me is totally unheard of; the only explanation is that Master
Wu's special ability and his "Qi Treatment" are really become
a nice alternative and new dimension for health science.
"Master Wu has given me a second lease on life."
Leandro Larrosa, severe internal injury sufferer
Famous international racer and multi-champion, who suffered severe
internal injuries from a car accident. Following 10 treatments
by Master Wu, Larrosa recovered fully.
"Master Wu is a remarkable genius in a new field
of medicine - use of resonant music coupled with Qigong. I think
I have improved sufficiently that I am confident, with the grace
of God?sey was diagnosed with pancreatic tumor. All of her doctors
said that she needed immediate surgery. The news was so devastating
to her that she felt her life was over. She was very reluctant
to take the surgery, afraid that she might not come out of the
operation room alive, and never being able to see her husband
and two small children again. She told herself that Master Shen
Wu was her only hope.
She came to see Master Wu in July 2000 and after
two months' treatments (without any other kind of therapy), the
CT scan and all the tests showed that her tumor had dissolved.
Her recovery is truly amazing and she feels that she has been
given a second life.
Currently, she is still undergoing treatments.
The Qigong exercises, along with listening to the music of Master
Wu's CDs have become a daily ritual for her. She is eternally
grateful to Master Wu for his healing power. Without seeking his
treatment, Susan Chang feels she would not be alive today.