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Oct 10, 2019
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Head symptoms from Qi Gong
by: Jonathan

It is possible that your energy was out of balance before you began practising Qi Gong, meaning that you were perhaps somewhat yin deficient, allowing your yang energy to escape upwards, unregulated.

At any rate, it shows the power of Qi Gong! You may have proceeded too fast for your own good.

I know nothing more than you have written here, but if you have not already done so, may I suggest you read Mantak Chia's 'Awaken Healing Energy through the Tao'? He recommends a very gradual negotiation towards the movement of Qi round the body. As one of the methods you have used to control your headaches you mention concentrating on Dan Tien. Mantak Chia's suggestion is subtly different.

Were I treating you, I would probably suggest you didn't continue your Qi Gong practice until I was satisfied your energies were ready for it. I would then suggest a range of actions, ranging from mental and physical exercises, to foods to eat and not eat, and so on.

On this foundation I might feel more confident that acupuncture points or herbal formulae to clear Wind and Fire, and strengthen Water, would be of real benefit.

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Controlling excess yang in head
by: Jonathan

Thank you for your question. As you have discovered, Qi Gong is powerful stuff, certainly not to be trifled with!

I would advise working with a good teacher, because something you are doing is moving your Qi too quickly upwards without control. It may be that your body's energy was already out of balance before starting your discipline, and the work you are doing is further distorting it.

As I don't know from what you are teaching yourself, forgive me if I suggest Mantak Chia's book 'Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao', which describes the situation you are in and a very gradual approach to regulate it. His system seems slightly different from just concentrating on the Dan Tien, one of the methods you mention.

As to acupuncture points to stimulate: there are two sides to your problem, one being the excess caused by - let us say - Liver Yang ascending too much. The other is the deficiency which permits this to occur. With acupuncture each would be addressed, possibly together but not always.

If I were treating you I would suggest various physical exercises to help move the excess energy, foods to avoid, foods to eat and mental exercises to work on: possibly herbal formulae to take too.

My treatment would probably focus on clearing Fire and strengthening Water. Until I was confident you were more balanced I would be urging you not to pursue Qi Gong cultivation until you were more balanced, and then to do it only very gradually.

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