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QIGONG HEALING

Qigong is a form of moving meditation that originated in China about 7,000 years ago. 

Through focus, meditation, and slow movements, Qigong has been clinically shown to help heal patients faster and more completely than through the use of conventional treatments alone. [1] Dr. Lum specifically recommends the practice of Spring Forest Qigong which has been demonstrated in medical studies to be particularly effective in treating medical conditions like chronic pain. [2]

Dr. Lum employs Qigong techniques to harness the body's natural healing abilities and recommends specific movements and meditations to address your individual health situation so that you can heal quickly and completely. 

HOW DOES QIGONG HELP YOU HEAL?

 

For over a decade, Dr. Lum has specialized in patients with the most hard-to-treat, long-term, and complex illnesses. Often, these patients were told by others that there was no hope and many had seen more than 20 other doctors and specialists. 

Dr. Lum's experience in treating these patients showed him that even the most tailored, state-of-the-art treatments were not 100% effective for everyone.  

Recent studies have confirmed that factors like trauma and stress, in any form, can result in certain pathways being stuck in the 'on' position which results in a cycle of pain, symptoms, and chronic conditions.[3

 

In many cases the experience of long-term or severe illness is itself traumatic, giving many patients post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [4]

Dr. Lum has found that the implementation of Spring Forest Qigong techniques combined with his expertise in treating complex illnesses resulted in people healing more quickly and more completely.    

BENEFITS OF QIGONG HEALING

The benefits of Qigong are similar to those of other practices like yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi. However, unlike those practices, Spring Forest Qigong is intended for those who are recovering from illness. 

GREATER ABILITY TO HANDLE STRESS
FASTER RECOVERY 
REDUCED STRESS CHEMICALS

REDUCED PAIN 
REDUCED SYMPTOMS
GREATER REPORTED HAPPINESS

 

PHYSICIAN-LED HEALING MEDITATION

Qigong is not a religion and you do not need to believe in anything for it to work. 

 

Qigong can be as simple as focusing on an organ in your body with the intent of it being surrounded by healing energy while doing a few gentle movements. 

 

During an appointment, Dr. Lum often asks patients to tap on or stimulate certain parts of their body to enhance nervous system function. 

 

This application draws on the medical traditions of ancient China, which use the knowledge of energy (qi) pathways to remove blockages and improve health. Similar points are utilized in acupuncture, and acupressure and are recognized as 'referral points' in medical schools in the West today. 

The stimulation of certain points can help accelerate healing processes in addition to resolving certain symptoms like poor digestion or headaches.

 

Often, Dr. Lum will recommend simple exercises for you to practice on your own.  As with his patients who are treated solely using functional medicine, no two treatment plans are alike.

If a patient chooses to try Qigong healing, Dr. Lum can walk them through an intention-based healing meditation session using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.

 

This type of 'external' Qigong healing using Spring Forest techniques has been clinically shown to produce demonstrable results in patients. [5]

NEUROLOGICAL REWIRING

Qigong works by rewiring pain networks and dysfunctional organ communication that have been reinforced through a long-term or severe illness.

 

It also improves health through stress reduction, emotion regulation, strengthening of respiratory muscles, reduction of inflammation, and enhanced immune function. [6]

 

Often, lingering symptoms and pain can persist far beyond an illness and persist for years even when the patient has recovered and is otherwise healthy.

 

This is due to the overuse of certain neural pathways that were very active during the original illness. 

However, overused neurological pathways can be redirected.  These pathways are just like the path a sled makes when it runs down a snow-covered hill over and over. The more you ride the sled down the hill, the more entrenched the pathway gets. 

 

The edges of that path seem rigid, but once the sled breaks free onto fresh snow, it is easy to create new paths and reinforce them. Qigong helps in the establishment of new neural pathways and new biological habits. 

Dr. Lum does not believe people need to be fixed or are broken. This kind of healing retrains your body, enhances communication between organ systems, and restores healthy function gently and effectively.  

"I HAVE SEEN THAT PATIENTS THAT INCORPORATE QIGONG INTO THEIR HEALING PROTOCOL RECOVER 2X TO 5X FASTER"

-DR. BRIAN LUM
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EVIDENCE OF SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT 

There have been many peer-reviewed studies validating the efficacy of Qigong. Published studies recommend Qigong for the prevention and recovery of patients with Covid-19. [7] [8] Qigong is recommended for cancer patients, as a standalone therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome, in treating high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes mellitus, arthritis, and autoimmune disease to list only a few. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

There are also studies that highlight the benefit of practitioner-administered qigong healing specifically using Spring Forest Qigong techniques (the type we use and recommend). [15] [16] [17]

PATIENT EXAMPLES

Dr. Lum has had success with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. 

A 7-month-old infant had a benign tumor on the left side of her neck that limited her movement so that she could not turn her head. At that point, her mother had tried intense physical therapy for months, had seen many doctors, and was in consultation for possible surgery.

 

After two Qigong treatments in one week, the infant could turn her head 75% more, and the tumor had shrunk by 60%. Dr. Lum administered three additional treatments, after which the tumor had completely disappeared, and the infant had a full range of motion.

To read more testimonials from Dr. Lum's patients, you can visit our 'Reviews' page.  

 

Patients have noted rapid improvement in kidney stones, conditions of the liver, eye conditions, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, skin issues, and chronic digestive issues. 

Dr. Lum has also had great success in helping patients recover from acute and chronic infections like flu, Epstein-Barr Virus/EBV, Lyme, parasite infections, small intestine bacterial overgrowth/SIBO, Covid-19, and 'Long' Covid. 

Patients have also noted the success of Qigong treatments in addressing anxiety, depression, memory loss, and the effects of a concussion. 

Mobility issues like muscle weakness, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, and nerve pain are also well suited to this therapy especially when other interventions have had no effect.  

Many of Dr. Lum's patients come to him with long-term, 'mysterious', undiagnosable symptoms that were never classified into a diagnosis. Often, they have normal bloodwork but have serious and debilitating symptoms. This type of patient in particular is well suited to this kind of Qigong therapy. 

ONLINE CONSULTATION
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QIGONG HEALING CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO YOUR REGULAR APPOINTMENTS, DURING WHICH DR. LUM WILL GUIDE YOU IN A PHYSICIAN-LED MEDITATION.

DIAGNOSTICS
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USING FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AND QIGONG TECHNIQUES, DR. LUM IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL PATHWAYS TO HEALING

PERSONALIZED QIGONG MOVEMENTS
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IF NEEDED, TAILORED EXERCISES WILL BE PRESCRIBED TO FACILITATE HEALING AND ADDRESS ANY MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

You can choose to incorporate Qigong healing seamlessly into your treatment schedule. It is not mandatory - some patients choose the more traditional route of bloodwork, testing, functional medicine diagnostics, and follow-up appointments.  

The price of a New Patient Appointment or a Follow-Up Appointment with Qigong Healing or without is the same as we charge by time and not by service.

 

Qigong healings are done remotely, either over the phone or through video conferencing.  Dr. Lum does not teach you the entire form of Spring Forest Qigong but leads you in a physician-guided healing meditation. 

 

If you would like to attend classes to learn the traditional form of Spring Forest Qigong, we recommend Master Gadu Doushin, who leads online classes most days of the week. You can register for Master Gadu's classes here

Master Gadu also teaches Spring Forest Qigong Healing Training Levels 1-3. 

To view the cost of Dr. Lum's services, just click on the 'Book Online' button on the top right corner of this page, and you will be directed to a page with all of our prices. You can also order a stand-alone Qigong healing appointment. 

If you are still wondering if an appointment with Dr. Lum is right for you, you can book a Free 15 Minute Consultation in which you can ask him specific questions about your case. 

Bibliography 

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