The ancient healing art of QiGong
QiGong, qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung (literally life-energy cultivation) is a centuries-old system of coordinated postures and movements, breathing, and meditation.
It is used for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.
With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, QiGong cultivates and balances qi (chi), or “life energy”.
Allen was introduced to Flying Eagle QiGong and Taoist martial arts in Edinburgh in 1998. He became instantly attracted to this philosophy.
It was from this journey into QiGong that he became interested in Chinese medicine and Taoist internal alchemy. Allen realised that his new-found interest was a perfect compliment to his ongoing studies in traditional Japanse martial arts.
Whilst continuing his Koryu training and studying Chinese medicine at Victoria University, Allen trained under a wide range of different QiGong masters. From this combination of study, he developed his own style of QiGong for rehabilitation.
Allen’s rehabilitation-specific QiGong is based on clinical experiences and ongoing classical study.
QiGong for Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
Since graduating from Victoria University, Allen has had the opportunity to teach QiGong at Depaul House, the specialist drug and alcohol withdrawal ward at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.
He developed an effective method of teaching QiGong to drug and alcohol patients in acute stages of withdrawal, with great success.
Allen has also applied this understanding to constructing rehabilitative QiGong routines for clients suffering from muscular-skeletal disorders.
“Whilst going through these studies of QiGong and Koryu martial arts I have seen the power of human intent and meditation, and these things harnessed, can indeed lead to profound changes in a person’s health.
I add this perspective of QiGong therapy into every acupuncture and TCM therapy session.
I am also available for one on one QiGong instruction.”
– Allen Crosson