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Improved Mental & Emotional Health from Genesis Qigong

When I met Brendan as a yoga teacher under Seattle’s dismal skies, I was a lost soul looking for a much more rewarding life. I didn’t have any of the answers, but soon came to find that Brendan was an excellent qigong instructor and listener who somehow just knew what qigong exercises to teach and guidance to offer. Quickly I found Brendan to be a confident, kind, and generous teacher. Within weeks I was unsticking a lifetime of clogged energy. I became more grounded and centered and my racing thoughts began slowing down. I began feeling more joy and happiness. Since that time, I have radically changed my views on what is possible with training like qigong. My psychotherapy has been buoyed by what I learned from Brendan so many years ago. Brendan is definitely the real deal as a person, teacher, and coach.

Ivon Waters, MA. Counseling/ Psychotherapy

Nurse’s Improved Sleep & Reduced Anxiety & Stress from Genesis Qigong

“As a Nurse, I initially felt pretty skeptical about attending the QiGong training with Brendan. My days are spent in science based activities and Western medicine. I was really surprised when I was able to feel the energy between my hands and an unexplainable sense of joy and lightness during the first class. The benefits have been: sleeping more soundly, feeling more energized during the day, not feeling as overwhelmed during the day with stress, greatly reduced anxiety, feeling grounded and feeling more connected to other people. My diet and appetite has also changed for the better, I now crave healthier foods.” 

Lynn, Registered Nurse

Emotional & Spiritual Healing

“I started taking Qi Gong with Brendan Thorson over a year ago. I had never taken a Qi Gong class before and didn’t know what to expect. During the very first session I began to feel a startling sensation:  a magnetic, taffy-like energy between my hands and a current spiraling from my head through the core of my body. Admittedly, I was both unsettled and full of wonder about what this mysterious feeling was. It was Qi, and my new awareness of it would change my life.  Later that day after my first class, I began to feel discomfort in my chest as if a cork were stuck and trying to burst. I remember thinking that I wasn’t so sure Qi was a good thing! In retrospect, I understand that the Qi was working to push through years of stagnant accumulation in my chest—feelings I had held onto that were impeding my health, my ability to be open, and in general my ability to “go with the flow.” Within a couple more sessions with Brendan my chest became clear, the discomfort went away, and I began to experience a strong connection with Qi during my practices. During some practices the Qi felt like a gentle, cleansing waterfall through my head and hands. I could take a deep breath. I was sleeping better at night. I was feeling more vitality. A light that I hadn’t seen in my eyes for a while returned. My skin seemed to glow. I was happier and feeling more in tune with myself, connected with others, and more at ease with the ebb and flow of the universe. I became dedicated to cultivating Qi and to continuing to strengthen my reserves and to leading a more aware, healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Recently I moved from Seattle to Los Angeles. What I have missed most is Brendan’s class! Whenever I come back to Seattle to visit I always try to schedule as many sessions with Brendan as I can. Brendan’s classes even partly inspired me to begin studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles. I love my classes and am excited to be on this new path. I am grateful to say that Brendan’s Qi Gong class and my personal discovery of the wonders of Qi cultivation have enhanced my life.  I wholeheartedly recommend Brendan’s classes to anyone who is curious about exploring Qi Gong.”

Catherine, Los Angeles – 5/31/2010

Qigong Student Experiences Bone Marrow Washing/ Fire at Sacrum to Life Gate-Circulation in Limbs

By Brendan Thorson 12/20/2011,

Last night we had a holiday class with a focus on deepening the development in the Sacrum/Marrow Gate.

In Genesis Qigong The Sacrum/ Marrow Gate is referred to as the Power Center.  (improve blood quality, Immunity…)

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In last night’s class one student shared she was feeling intense heat building up in her Sacrum and as the class continued she began to feel the heat rise up to her life gate (the energy center on the spine between L2 & L3).  Toward the end of class, after completing our final exercise and meditation she shared feeling the energy shoot from her sacrum (rise up her spine) and circulate out her arms to her hands and also felt the energy circulate (shoot) from the sacrum down her legs to her feet.

The energy circulation that this student experienced last night is directly related to Bone Marrow Washing Qigong.   What this student experienced is what many qigong students practice years and years to accomplish, and  few will actually ever experience this level of healing and internal upgrades to their energy system (but with Genesis Qigong this level of development is available to just about anyone who has invested adequate time into the classes and their personal practice, the lady who had this experience has been practicing periodically for the past two years and over the past couple of months she became very devoted and attended the following classes/ seminars):

  1. 1- level one weekly series
  2. 1-level one weekend seminar
  3. 1-level two weekly series
  4. 1-Jing and Rou weekend seminar
  5. 1-level two weekend seminar

We all know the saying, “you will get out of it what you put into it” and her time investment is paying off for her…  In fact, the lady that had the experience last night is in her mid 50’s, has made her mid life change and has experienced severe exhaustion and depletion over the past 5-10 years.  She told me that over the last couple of weeks her friends have been commenting how strong and vital she appears these days!

Based on both my intellectual understanding and personal experience Bone Marrow Washing Qigong refers to an upgrade of the bone marrow inside the long bones of the legs and arms and the spine (Upgrade– meaning replacing the undesirable fatty Yellow tissue built up in place of the Red  Bone Marrow with older people and initiating the internal change to replenish and restore the depleted Red bone Marrow)

What are the functions of:

  1. Red marrow- makes blood cells
  2. Yellow marrow- makes fat, http://mgraviss.org
  3. Do You want to be healthy and full of vitality or depleted and fatty?
What are the functions of: (Red marrow- makes blood cells) (Yellow marrow- makes fat) (http://mgraviss.org)

Bone marrow (Latinmedulla ossium) is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, bone marrow in large bones produces new blood cells. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in adults weighing 65 kg (143 lbs), bone marrow accounts for approximately 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs). The hematopoietic compartment of bone marrow produces approximately 500 billion blood cells per day, which use the bone marrow vasculature as a conduit to the body’s systemic circulation.[1] Bone marrow is also a key component of the lymphatic system, producing the lymphocytes that support the body’s immune system.[2]

There are two types of bone marrow: medulla ossium rubra (red marrow), which consists mainly of hematopoietic tissue, and medulla ossium flava (yellow marrow), which is mainly made up of fat cells.

Red blood cellsplatelets and most white blood cells arise in red marrow. Both types of bone marrow contain numerous blood vessels and capillaries.

At birth, all bone marrow is red. With age, more and more of it is converted to the yellow type; only around half of adult bone marrow is red.

Red marrow is found mainly in the flat bones, such as the hip bonebreast bonecraniumribsvertebrae and shoulder blades, and in the cancellous (“spongy”) material at theepiphyseal ends of long bones such as the femur and humerus. Yellow marrow is found in the medullary cavity, the hollow interior of the middle portion of long bones. In cases of severe blood loss, the body can convert yellow marrow back to red marrow to increase blood cell production.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_marrow

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When Genesis Qigong practitioners Marrow Gate and Sacrum areas reach the right stage of development then the refined energy can begin to circulate from the Sacrum up the spine into the arms and from the sacrum down both legs to the feet.  Once practitioners begin to feel this level of circulation they should know that there body/ bone marrow and internal energies are in the process of important internal health upgrades that will allow them the boost up their deep vitality and work on deep internal healing.

In the View of Genesis Qigong the Marrow gate has the following benefits:

  • Enhances the Reproductive System
  • Helps to nourish the Bone Marrow
  • Increase the Vitality of our Immunity
  • Rejuvenates the Blood
  • Enhances overall Strength and Health
  • Slows down the ageing process
  • Assists in grounding process
  • Most importantly, The Marrow Gate Connects to the Root of the Will.  Activating and energizing the Marrow Gate enhances the individuals Self-Awareness and supports Personal-Will.

Qigong Secrets to a Strong & Youthful Body

By Brendan Thorson, LMP  1/5/2012,

This article is published in the 2012-2013 Winter issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine

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Would you like to be strong, fit, well proportioned and energetic like a healthy teenager or young adult?  You commonly hear people say: That person is so lucky. They do not exercise much, they eat whatever and whenever they want and they look great. I wish I could be like that too.  Why do some people, young or old, have a great figure, energy levels, do not exercise much or seem to follow a strict diet, while others are just the opposite: always struggling with their figure, energies and commonly tired no matter how much they exercise or watch their diet.

The Ancient Masters sought longevity with strength and vitality, like people in the prime of their life.  In their search, they found that in order to maintain youthful wellbeing, one needs to have vibrant internal energies of the organs, glands and all the body’s systems. If you want to feel young and strong, you need to be able to have the same internal energy and balance of the youth.  Many of the secrets of the Ancient Masters teachings are available to you from Genesis Qigong–including the Internal-Alchemy secrets to a strong a youthful figure, regardless of your age.

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Exercise and diet are very important to one’s health and vitality; however, if one’s internal energies, organs and glands are not working in a healthy and balanced way, neither exercise nor diet will result in a vibrant and well-shaped physique.  Thus, the Genesis Qigong curriculum is set up with a step-by-step process to bring one improved energy, internal balance of the organs and upgrade/maintenance of the essential endocrine systems, glands and hormone levels.  As practitioners develop themselves with the Genesis Qigong training, they begin to upgrade all of their internal energies and become aware of both their strengths and weaknesses.  From their new awareness, each practitioner can begin to create a personalized training program to lead them to increased internal balance and strength–a biologically younger you.  Many students notice their body strength and shape improve just from upgrading their internal energies without added physical exercise.

Life Gate point between Kidney’s (www.marcomalaca.com)

The Kidneys (life gate / kidney center) are a high priority in Genesis Qigong training to bring all practitioners improved energy levels and (in my experience) energizing all the other organs of the body (like the Sun sending its energy to the earth), creating strong legs, lower back (foundation), and powerful bones.  In order for us to have a strong and youthful body, it is essential to have our kidneys functioning at the highest level possible.  To further illustrate my point about the importance of the Kidneys to a powerful body, in Chinese Medicine they say weak Kidneys are responsible for soreness and weakness of the lower back and spine, weak body, asthma, assisting in digestion, weak bones, edema…..1  Before starting my Genesis Qigong training, I lived for many years with a very weak, sore and fragile lower back and spine.  After a period of time with my training, I was able to feel the kidneys getting stronger, which resulted in my lower back also getting stronger too.

Another key area to keep our bodies strong and youthful is the stomach/pancreas system.  The stomach/ pancreas system is connected to our digestion, necessary for the transformation of the consumed food energies into useful energies for the body.  A weak or low functioning stomach/ pancreas system can lead to a weak appetite, poor digestion, retention of food, abdominal distention, lack of strength.1   Also according to Chinese Medicine, the stomach is responsible for the strength of the large muscles of the body.1  Therefore, if one’s stomach /pancreas energies diminish, that person may develop soft, weak and thin muscles.  To summarize, the stomach/ pancreas system is very important area to keep the body in top shape.

The Liver also has a big role in one maintaining hearty strength.  According to Chinese Medicine, the liver controls the health and strength of the tendons and joints.  Therefore, one with weak tendons and joints would most likely have weak or low liver energies.  When I first began having health problems as a teenager it began with left knee tendinitis and as the years continued I reached a point where I had weaknesses and problems in almost all of my major joints of my body–ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists.  Contrary to common modern day thought, the Ancient Masters believed that the tendons and joints were more important to develop in order to bring one strength with longevity–as opposed to today’s emphasis on building up the muscles.  Through the Genesis Qigong practice we nourish and develop all the organs, including the liver, to help all practitioners gain stronger internal and external strength.

The Endocrine Gland System and hormones are another key factor in obtaining and maintaining power and an attractive figure like a young person.  Every endocrine gland has its role and having each function at a high level is key for our health. I will focus on the functions of the Reproductive glands (testes and ovaries), Adrenals, pancreas and the thyroid glands and how they affect our health and youthfulness.  The “essence” of the reproductive glands are essential for the overall vitality and longevity of the entire body and mind. It helps keep the body strong and vibrant: This is why boxers’ trainers commonly prohibit their fighters from having sex for a certain period of time before their upcoming fight.  Personally I recall prior to starting my Genesis training how deeply exhausted and fragile I would usually feel after love-making, then after a period of time training and building up my internal energies I no longer felt exhausted after copulation, like I did before hand.

Earlier, I wrote about the pancreas and how it works with the stomach.  From my understanding, the pancreas has functions of both an organ and a gland.  As a gland, the pancreas “helps the body to maintain healthy blood sugar (glucose) levels. The pancreas secretes insulin, a hormone that helps glucose move from the blood into the cells where it is used for energy. The pancreas also secretes glucagon when the blood sugar is low. Glucagon tells the liver to release glucose, stored in the liver as glycogen, into the bloodstream.”2   One aspect of the Adrenal Glands, “The adrenal cortex produces glucocorticoids (such as cortisol) that help the body control blood sugar, increase the burning of protein and fat.”2  While, “The thyroid hormones control your metabolism, which is the body’s ability to break down food and store it as energy and the ability to break down food into waste products with a release of energy in the process.”2

From my experience, by practicing Genesis Qigong, we can really upgrade all of the glands.  This will allow them to function at higher and higher levels. I have had numerous personal experiences with my hormone levels getting stronger, in fact, prior to me studying Genesis Qigong my facial hair grew very slow and extremely spotty, then after a certain period of time after I began my training my facial hair began to grow much faster and fuller.  Another example is how my thyroid began talking to me; after a couple of years I recall being able to feel my thyroid commonly pulsating and vibrating and every time I felt it occur it was very clear to me that it was in the process of getting an energy boost to help it get stronger and function at a higher level and now 10+ years later I continue to feel my thyroid pulsate and vibrate as it continues to get stronger and stronger. From my own experience, the thyroid can be also used more or less like a light switch in that I can consciously amplify my thyroid and use it to turn on and activate other glands and systems of the body too.  Healthy and optimum performance of the entire endocrine system, including the parts of the system mentioned above, are a major key in one maintaining vivaciousness and beauty.

In addition, to working with the organs and glands, the Genesis Qigong system also includes a few classes like the Moving with Qi, where we bring energy out to the muscles and muscle channels.  The exercises we do in those classes are physically very easy and low impact, but I commonly see female students bodies get much tighter and slimmer from that class.  From my understanding, this happens because we bring the new energy into the Fascia (in between the muscles and muscle layers) as the “Qi” goes into the fascia, it then begins to push out the old (unhealthy) fat tissues built up in those areas. This is a result of replacing the old fat with higher quality “Qi”.  Like wringing water out of a towel or in this case excess fat.

The Internal-Alchemy–upgrade and balance of one’s internal energies and energy systems that occur from Genesis Qigong training can help most achieve a stronger and more youthful body.  As a student who began Genesis Qigong training with so many weaknesses and problems I have personally experienced and witnessed my body become more youthful and look much healthier–biologically younger from my Genesis Qigong practice. If you are interested in looking and feeling younger I hope you will begin your journey with Genesis Qigong soon!

1. Tyme, L.Ac. The Student Manual on the Fundamentals of Traditional Oriental Medicine 2nd addition.  Living Earth Educational Services.  San Diego:  1996.

2.  “The Endocrine System: Endocrine Glands & Types of Hormones.”  2012.  tp://www.hormone.org/Endo101/page2.cfm  6 Jan. 2012

“Bone Marrow Washing”, Student update #1 (original article 12/20/2011)

By Brendan Thorson 1/17/2012,

About a month ago I wrote about a female student, in her mid 50’s, who had experienced very strong and intense heat in her Sacrum and lumbar spine and then the energy shot/ circulated up her spine and into arms ending at her hands and down her spine into both legs and down to the feet.  That experience was related to Bone Marrow Washing, See previous article for further details.

The same lady attended the level-1 weekend seminar this past weekend and she had a very similar experience again.  After the class completed the Parasympathetic Nervous System Empowering Exercise, she shared that during the exercise her sacrum got so hot again it almost felt like it was burning and she felt so hot that she wanted to strip down to her t-shirt.  (Keep in mind that this lady is normally cold much of the time and we were doing a standing exercise without any physical movement to create any muscle heat.)

We spoke today and she let me know that she had a massage from a Massage Therapist, she has seen regulary over the past 15 years, and the massage therapist told her that if she did not see her face on her body she would not have believed that this was her body she was working on.  The Therapist could feel the energy moving through her body unlike anything she had ever felt from her before hand, and her muscles and soft tissue were also unlike anything she had ever felt from her before too.

Last month a few hours before she had her first Bone Marrow Washing Experience she also saw the same massage therapist and the therapist told her that day that she looked more vibrant than she had in years and she also felt more energy in her sacrum than she had ever felt there over the previous 15 years she has been working on her.

This wonderful student in her mid 50’s is in the process of reversing her aging process and biologically she is getting younger and younger.

Stay tuned for future updates of her health upgrades and healing process.

Student Experiences Real Microcosmic Orbit (Small Universe)

By Brendan Thorson 1/17/2012,

This past weekend at the level-1 weekend seminar a student who has been taking classes regulary for the past couple of years began to feel the Small Universe Circulation reach a deeper level than he had ever felt before hand.  After we completed the Small Universe Enhancing Exercise, the gentleman told the class that he felt the ciculation of his small universe deep inside his body and he could follow a flow of energy up his back and then down the front and that circulation continued the same path…

Microcosmic Orbit http://pureyoga.wordpress.com/page/4/

Prior to this past Sunday he had felt the Microcosmic Orbit–(name used by Mantak Chia to describe the circulation of the energy flow of the combination of the Du and Ren Meridians) before, but it was much more superficial.  This time he could actually feel/ follow a warm sensation travel/ circulate inside of his body (the circuit of the small universe).

  1. Benefits of the Small Universe Circulation:
  2. Create Internal Energy
  3. Create balance between all the different energy centers
  4. Balance the Yin and Yang Energies
  5. Circulate the refined reproductive energies from the reproductive area up the spine to nourish:
  • the brain, energy centers, organs, or other areas of the body where the energy can enhance health and vitality

Balancing Hormones for Improved Energy

By Brendan Thorson, LMP  1/25/2012,

This article is published in the 2013 Summer issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine

Endocrine Glands: becomehealthynow.com

Would you like to feel energetic and youthful like you did 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago?  Regardless of age—20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s… many us have experienced a significant loss of vitality from what we had 5, 10 or more years ago and have accepted our current situation as a natural result of the aging process.  Modern medicine and science has found many health issues related to imbalanced hormone levels like reduced stamina, loss of mental clarity, depression, irritability, Arthritis, Fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, shortened life span, and insomnia/poor-sleep.  Modern medicine uses Hormone Replacement Therapy they prescribe for low hormone levels, but it does not work as effectively as that naturally made by the human body and also has many side affects—to learn for yourself Google hormone replacement therapy side affects.  The Ancient Masters like modern day scientists believed the Endocrine system is the fountain of youth, but unlike today’s scientists they learned how to naturally keep the endocrine system balanced and vibrant.  If you would like to take control of your health and find your personal fountain of youth or to restore your tired body and mind then look no further than Genesis Qigong to connect to the Ancient Masters Secret Teachings for improved energy, health and upgrading your Endocrine System.

The Genesis Qigong system is a Qigong System designed, to activate, nourish, upgrade and rebalance the energy levels of all the major energy centers, chakras, acupuncture pathways, organs and Endocrine System and Glands.  As a result, of the energetic development that takes place from the Genesis Qigong practice practitioners are able to recharge and restore vitality to the endocrine glands and then they naturally begin to function at a more youthful level and upgrade their hormone production and release.

Some External Acupuncture Pathways: healthandmeditationcorner.blogspot.com

For someone who has never done this kind of work before it might be difficult to understand how it is possible to bring energy to areas like the Endocrine Glands.  Thus, for now I will use an analogy to bridge the gap for you.  In our bodies we all have energy roads–commonly known as acupuncture pathways that the energy travels on to circulate throughout the body that go to specific locations in our body like an endocrine gland, organs, chakras… (Similar to Americas Energy system that transfers energy from a power source (to the power lines) throughout the energy grid to any location it can reach; i.e.. from a power source to a city and then to your home).  If you are alive whether you know it or not you are connected to the energy matrix of the Universe—just like most homes are connected to the energy grid so you can get energy to your home whenever you turn on your computer, microwave oven or anything else you want to power up.   Therefore, a Genesis Qigong practitioner who has developed his or her skills, energy source and acupuncture pathways, is able to bring energy to anywhere in his or her body—like a gland or organ–to upgrade organ systems, energy levels and functionality of the specific area of the body.

To continue with our analogy let’s say the wiring system in your home (acupuncture pathways) is not working correctly and the power reaching your microwave is lower than it should be so it is working poorly, at a lower level than it was created too.  As a result, you have an electrician fix the wiring in your home.  After fixing the wiring system you can now get the appropriate amount of energy to your microwave and it will work like it was designed to.  (Until one actually does this training and has his own personal experience he will not be able to truly understand).  To summarize, Genesis Qigong can help you to create and or enhance your energy source/s, teach you to become your personal electrician of your internal energy system and allow you to guide as much energy to your electronics—endocrine glands and organs–as necessary.

We can also, develop ourselves kind of like a plant having the ability to absorb energy from the Sun and Water to nourish (recharge) the body. Like tuning up a car engine so that it runs smoother, we can also tune up areas of the body to increase the body’s overall performance.

Thyroid Gland:

Illustration of the Thyroid Gland. mayoclinic.com

Some experts estimate there are 59 million Americans with Thyroid problems and most people do not know they have an imbalance or problem.1  Most people with Thyroid problems or other endocrine problems are not detected because doctors commonly do not think a patient’s list of complaints are related to the Thyroid. Therefore, commonly the doctor does not test for it and even when it is tested for, commonly the test results show that the patient is in normal range.  This is the same for Adrenal tests too, “Conventional endocrinologists and tests cannot diagnose adrenal fatigue, because they are prepared only to diagnose extreme dysfunction in the adrenals, such as Addison’s disease, a potentially fatal condition where the adrenals essentially shut down.”2  Also, from my understanding Western Medicine tests are not sensitive enough to find someone with organ weaknesses until the organ is running at or below 10% of its optimum level.  Not good.

“The thyroid hormones control your metabolism, which is the body’s ability to break down food and store it as energy and the ability to break down food into waste products with a release of energy in the process.”3  Fatigue is the highest complaint of people suffering from Thyroid issues including depression, anxiety, poor sleep, weight issues, and joint and muscle issues too.1  Before I began learning Genesis Qigong I am sure I had Thyroid issues.  In fact, after I began Genesis Qigong I often began to feel my Thyroid pulsate and vibrate, some thing I had never felt before studying Genesis Qigong, this was evidence to me that my thyroid was weak and was in the process of improving its vitality.  Based on many previous experiences I had with Genesis Qigong I learned that it is common to feel areas of the body pulsate or vibrate while new energy is digested or upgrading the related body part; therefore, when I began to feel my Thyroid pulsate and vibrate I was excited because I knew my thyroid was in the process of healing itself.  Over the past 12+ years as I have continued to improve my health and energy levels with Genesis Qigong and I have also experienced a direct correlation to my thyroid getting stronger.  In fact, it is very easy for me to use my intention to bring my awareness directly to my thyroid and feel it pulsate and feel hot too—similar to one bringing their attention to their hand/s, but because of my training I am able to bring my attention to my thyroid and energize it.

Adrenal Glands:

Illustration of the Adrenal Glands. Mayoclinic.com

Adrenal exhaustion commonly accompanies Thyroid problems.2  The Adrenal glands are famous for their role in helping us deal with stress.  “The main hormones of the stress response are adrenalin (epinephrine) and cortisol.  When a person responds to any long-term stressful situation, they first ramp up production of epinephrine, then cortisol to deal with that life challenge, whether illness, family issues, job stress, or physical or emotional trauma.  If the stress continues these hormonal changes are hard to undo”.4  “Elevated cortisol levels have been linked to all major chronic illnesses of our society: heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, and premature aging.”4

In acute cases of stress, like an accident or when the body believes it is a life or death situation the body will release adrenalin to ensure survival.  “If stress continues, the adrenal glands produce cortisol within ten minutes to raise blood sugar and insulin levels, move blood to muscles and away from digestion, lower levels of sex hormones and break down protein stores for energy.”  Continued stress eventually leads to the Maladapted stage, in which the body starts to break down from the effects of elevated cortisol.”  “Cortisol imbalance can lead to fatigue, weight gain, immune suppression, and susceptibility to colds and flu, joint pains, mood swings, anxiety, depression, insomnia and digestive symptoms”.  Prior to learning Genesis Qigong I suffered for years from fatigue, joint pains, anxieties, mild depressions, terrible sleep and I would catch a cold or a flu almost every week, as soon as I would get over one cold flu or sinus issue I would catch another one.  It was a very frustrating part of my life; however, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise since it led me to find Genesis Qigong, the greatest blessing of my life.4

In today’s faced-paced world, many people deal with stress on a daily basis. This fast-paced lifestyle can include stress from driving, work, family and relationships.  This type of hectic lifestyle has the potential to trigger the Adrenals, which release the hormones of Adrenalin and Cortisol to deal with the stress. However, although these hormones may be beneficial in dealing with a stressful situation, after a person reaches a certain point based on his or her body’s capacity, the body is unable to reset itself to an unstressed state, even after the stressful situation has long since passed.4

I use to easily feel stressed and on edge, but after Genesis Qigong training, I can handle a much greater amount of stress than I use to be able to (the capacity to handle greater amounts of stress is common benefit I hear from Genesis Qigong students).  In my introductory classes and the first class of the level-One series we focus on resetting the Adrenal Glands so one can begin to get out of the heightened state of being constantly amped up.

Reproductive Glands:

Reproductive hormone imbalances are also a major cause of fatigue, weakness and an assortment of other energy weaknesses and imbalances.5   Women have two endocrine glands called ovaries while men have two endocrine glands called testes.

Estrogen and progesterone are the two main female hormones created in the ovaries and they are responsible for puberty, when a girl develops to a women, and for maintaining her female characterists.  While for men, testosterone is the key ingredient responsible for the transformation of a boy to a man and maintaining his male characterists.3

If a women’s estrogen or progesterone levels become unbalanced a number of issues can arise related to the hormone imbalances.  Below is a list of General signs and symptoms of Female Hormonal Imbalances:

  • Changes in menstruation
  • Acne
  • Basal body temperature
  • Oily skin
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Low sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Endometriosis
  • Water Retention
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Men also have numerous signs and symptoms related to imbalanced testosterone levels.

  • Bone loss
  • Decreased Mental Clarity, Muscular strength, Stamina, Urine Flow
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hot Flashes
  • Increased Abdominal Fat
  • Increased Urge to urinate
  • Irritability
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Mood Swings
  • Night Sweats
  • Poor concentration
  • Sleep Disturbances

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You can see that for both men and women, there are many different types of signs and symptoms related to reproductive hormone imbalances. Prior to studying Genesis Qigong, I personally lived with a number of the above symptoms for men, all of which have been cured by this practice.  I have also spoken to umpteen male and female students who have testified that Genesis Qigong has completely healed or significantly improved a tremendous amount of their problems related to reproductive hormone imbalances.

Based on my understanding of Chinese Medicine, all of the above signs and symptoms are related to low energy levels and internal energy imbalances within the organ systems.

As many people have today, I had  an extremely imbalanced and disorganized energy system. This can cause a number of different health complaints and symptoms.  For most people,  when they have numerous health problems it can be come overwhelming and disempowering.  One of the most important things Qigong addresses is healing the root of the health problem/s. Once the root of the problem is fixed, then the symptoms naturally disappear. Simultaneously, the body can address curing wounded self confidence and empower people to let go of negative emotions. These emotions are often built up from lifestyle and the health issues. This can cause a person to become disempowered and frustrated with his life and health.  In order to truly heal yourself, you also need to address all of the negative internal emotions. Negative internal emotions and internal conflicts cause the body to constantly leak energies and run at low vibration levels.

In closing, if you want to balance your hormones and improve your energy levels, Genesis Qigong can help you accomplish your goals.  In addition, Genesis Qigong can assist you in learning to understand yourself better. This is possible, because this practice helps you connect and integrate your mind-body-soul.  You may be as strong as an Ox and not have any health issues, but you can still use Genesis Qigong to transform yourself to higher levels of internal peace and happiness.  Ideally it is best to stay as healthy as possible and not ever allow your body/mind to get a disease. Genesis Qigong can help you to understand the depths of yourself beyond what most people assume is possible and from that information you can begin to learn how to live in a way that will allow you to avoid burning yourself out.  A quote Ben Franklin is credited with “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  The Tao of health can bring you health, vitality and longevity.

References:

1. “Top 10 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Problem:

Millions of People Have Undiagnosed Thyroid Conditions.”  2009. Mary Shomon

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/basics_starthere/a/10signs.htm 23 Jan. 2012

2. “Adrenal Fatigue / Adrenal Exhaustion” 2003. Mary Shomon

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/endocrinology/a/adrenalfatigue.htm 23 Jan. 2012

3. ”The Endocrine System: Endocrine Glands & Types of Hormones.”  2012. http://www.hormone.org/Endo101/page2.cfm  23 Jan. 2012

4.  Charles A. Moss MD Power of the Five Elements. North Atlantic Books. Berkley, CA: 2010

5. “Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance” © 2012 ZRT Laboratory

http://www.zrtlab.com/hormone-testing/symptoms-of-hormone-imbalance.html  22 Jan. 2012

6. “Hormonal Imbalances.” 2012

http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/symptoms-of-hormone-imbalance.html 22 Jan. 2012

“Bone Marrow Washing”, Student update #2 (original article 12/20/2011)

By Brendan Thorson 1/27/2012,

On 12/20/11 I wrote about a female student, in her mid 50′s, who had experienced very strong and intense heat in her Sacrum and lumbar spine and then the energy shot/ circulated up her spine and into arms ending at her hands and down her spine into both legs and down to the feet.  That experience was related to Bone Marrow Washing, See previous article for further details.  & 1st follow up article

Currently as of 1/26/11, she is taking two weekly classes Level-3 and Moving W/Qi (a moving qigong class with taichi style movements) during this  session of classes.  During this past week’s level-3 class, (class #2), while we were doing the Energy Holding Meditation she told me:

  1. She began to clearly feel her Ovaries, have a dialogue with them and also feel the energy stimulating her ovaries to wake up from their slumber, be happier and have the ability to function at a more youthful state. Ovaries and Hormone Imbalances
Kidneys: bartleby.com

Also, during the level-3 class she noted while we were doing an exercise that focuses on bringing energy to the Chong/Endocrine Gland Meridian (pathway) that she was able to feel energy encircling her Kidney’s/Adrenal glands.  While prior to that class she was only able to feel her kidney area as the energy was working from the outside in, from her lower back inward to her kidneys.  But in this last experience she clearly felt the energy deep inside her body in front of the spine and behind the organs in front of them.  Benefit of  healthy Kidneys.    Adrenal Glands and Hormone Imbalances.

Muscle Fascia: moondragon.org
Example of Physical compensation (injury to leg) and affect if has on Muscle Fascia of whole body: hellerwork.com

Then, the following day in her Moving W/Qi class she shared that she was realy feeling the energy work through areas on her glutes/hips/low-back and Sacral area that she has experienced weaknesses in her past.  Also, was feeling new energy filling up her muscle-fascia between her skin and muscles–a process of deep re-hydrating of the body.

Prevent and Reverse Osteoporosis: Qigong Secrets to Vibrant Kidneys and Strong Bones

By Brendan Thorson, LMP  2/3/2012,

This article is published in the 2012 Summer issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine

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Would you like to have strong Kidneys and youthful, vibrant bones and not be concerned about osteoporosis and/or having weak, fragile bones?  “In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.”1  Strong and healthy bones are essential to everyone’s health and having the ability to be independent and live their life to the fullest.  The Ancient Masters, who created Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, knew thousands of years ago that the Kidneys rule the bones; therefore, if you have strong and vibrant Kidneys, you will naturally have healthy, dense and robust bones.  Modern Medicine has recently found evidence that shows a direct correlation between the Kidneys functioning at low levels and bone loss.  Genesis Qigong can connect you to the teaching of the Ancient Masters, which can assist you in maintaining or building strong kidneys and bones.  If you are interested in having powerful bones and a high level of health and vitality, then Qigong can help you achieve your goals.

As noted above, the Ancient Masters, who created Chinese Medicine, knew thousands of years ago that the number one key to healthy bones is having strong kidneys.  Chinese Medicine clearly states—the Kidneys rule the bones and the teeth are an extension of the bones.  Thus, if someone is having significant problems with his or her teeth or a child’s bones are not developing properly, then weak kidneys could be the culprit, and should be energized in order for bone health to improve. 2

During my research for the article, I was excited to discover that Western Medicine has found a correlation between weak bones and kidneys. “A common side effect for patients with kidney failure is bone decay. Almost everybody who has kidney failure will have a loss of bone forming potential,” said Keith Hruska, Professor of Nephrology, Pediatrics, and Cell Biology and Physiology at The University Washington School of Medicine.  “(These patients) lose the ability to form bone at a normal rate. Kidney disease, or loss of kidney function, directly causes loss of skeletal function…you end up with weakened bones.”3

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Your bones are alive and never stop rebuilding themselves—old bone cells are constantly being replaced by new bone cells in a process referred to as Remodeling.  However, for people with Osteoporosis or others with weakening bones, the remodeling process is unable to keep up with the bone loss. 4  This is analogous to spending more money every month than you have earned,  and then gradually going deeper into debt. However, in this case, because your body’s energy– in particular your Kidney energy level–is functioning at a low level, your bones are going into debt—spending more (old bone cells) than they are earning (new bone cells). As a result, the bones’ bank account is running in the negative and is gradually getting deeper and deeper into debt, which results in weaker, thinner, less dense and more fragile bones.

The effect of Kidneys-Minerals-Bones:

As a result of the public messages by Dairy industry and the FDA, most people in America are aware that Calcium and Vitamin D help create strong bones.  Phosphate is also another major mineral that contributes to strong bones.   “Phosphate is a mineral in the body, and together with calcium makes up most of our bones. Phosphate, like Calcium, is also used in other parts of the body to ‘power’ muscle and is used in many other chemical reactions.”5  “Vitamin D is a chemical needed so that calcium can get from food into the body. A little Vitamin D is absorbed from food, but most is made in the skin, in a process that only occurs if the skin is stimulated by sunlight. Even then, vitamin D has to be converted to an active form in the kidneys.”5  (Maybe there is a correlation between seasonal Depression, Vitamin D and Weak Kidney function?)  In addition, the “Parathyroid hormone (PTH for short) is a hormone, essentially a chemical messenger, which is very important in controlling the level of calcium in the blood.”5  “If the level of calcium in the blood falls, the parathyroid glands normally produce more PTH, which pulls some calcium from the bones into the blood, normalizing the blood’s calcium level. If the calcium level in the blood rises above normal, PTH secretion falls, and the level of calcium in the blood falls back to normal.”5

When the Kidneys are not working efficiently, they cannot help a person maintain healthy and strong bones. For instance when the kidneys’ energy levels are low they leak essential calcium and phosphate which is lost in the urine.5  Based on the previous paragraph you may be able to hypothesize the domino affect that occurs when the kidneys are leaking phosphate and calcium and bone loss—Kidneys leaking Calcium and Phosphate→ bone remodeling process is losing more cells than gaining→ if calcium level in blood is low then Parathyroid Hormone triggers the bones to release extra calcium→ creating more loss of bone mass…  In addition, to Vitamin D dependency on Kidney function to do its job correctly.5

Genesis Qigong and the Kidneys:

At the heart of Genesis Qigong is the development of the Kidney power.  Genesis Qigong follows the secret teaching of the Ancient Masters to build a strong and hearty foundation including a vibrant, powerful body and skeletal system to support one to achieve their life’s mission and the Kidneys are the root of the foundational work.  Starting in the first class of Genesis Qigong we begin to work on upgrading the Kidney energy levels and working capacity with the Internal Power Station Activation Exercise[6], where we more or less jump start the Kidneys like one would jump start their car battery if they left their car lights on too long.  With continued practice of Genesis Qigong and a focus on the Kidneys the body can continue to upgrade the Kidney vitality and as the Kidney levels improve so will the strength and sturdiness of the bones and the whole body.

Since I began practicing Genesis Qigong I have been able to awaken my Kidneys and gradually get them stronger and more powerful and as my Kidneys have gotten stronger I have also felt my whole body upgrade and remodel itself from the inside out.  I have witnessed my whole body including my bones get more and more deeply filled up with vital energies.  Which is contrary to how I use to feel from exercise I did prior to studying Genesis Qigong, for instance at times in my pre-Genesis Qigong past I use to do lots of physical exercise, which felt good in a lot of ways, but on many levels I could also feel I was deeply exhausted and actually depleting or stealing energy from other vital areas of my body like my organs and nervous system to repair my broken  down muscles.  Now, as my body is more filled with vital energy from Genesis Qigong and I do physical exercise I can feel it is helping compress the energies deeper into the depth of my bones, muscles, fascia, tendons and joints, but not stealing essential energies from other vital areas of my body.

Magnetic Energy and Bone Health:

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Another thing that has happened to me from my Genesis Qigong practice is an increased connection to the magnetic energy field of the earth.  During my daily life, I commonly feel my whole body enveloped in a magnetic field and my feet deeply magnetized to the earth.  As I walk and move throughout the day I feel like I have magnets on my feet connected to the earth and the magnetic energy field surrounding my body creates a feeling like I am walking under water.  I can feel the amazing healing benefits from the earths amplified magnetic energy field on my body and bones.  Something the Taoist Masters have known for years.

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“Dr. Gabriel Cousens has compiled many documented studies pertaining to the crystalline structure of the human bone structure.  In his book, Spiritual Healing and the Rainbow Diet, he reports that bones can receive and emanate electromagnetic fields in the same manner as other crystalline structures.  These fields can affect cell nutrition, cell functions, enzyme activity, energy transfer, and many other internal activities.  Bone-generated electromagnetic fields relate directly to the assimilation of nutrient energy, which means that they affect our intake of energy from external sources such as food.”7

Research has shown how bones can heal at a faster rate from the use of small electrical current, which may explain how electro magnetic fields, like I shared about my personal experience from Genesis Qigong, can make bones stronger and healthier.  Research has documented the positive use of electro magnetic energy on bone healing→ electro magnetic energy has been used to increase calcium levels in bones suffering from osteoporosis.7

Reproductive Energies and strong Bones:

Reinforced Steel and Concrete (accessscience.com)

“Bone loss accelerates after menopause, when older women have a quick drop in estrogen. Over time, the risk of osteoporosis and fracture increases as older women lose more bone than they replace.”4 “Younger women who stop menstruating — such as thin athletes or girls with anorexia — also have compromised bone density”4.  “Men need both testosterone and estrogen for bone health. That’s because men convert testosterone into bone-preserving estrogen.”4  As you can see reproductive energy is an essential ingredient for strong bones.  When the estrogen is missing the bones are much weaker.  Similar to the construction of concrete–they add reinforced steel to concrete when it needs increased strength and power to accomplish its job.  Similarly our reproductive energies are vital to create extra power for our bones like the use of steel used to create extra strong concrete.  The Genesis Qigong practice also allows one to upgrade and keep their essential reproductive energies strong and healthy which is necessary for longevity and vitality of the whole body including the bones.

In addition, research with Rats, whose Ovaries were removed and had Osteoporotic Lumbar Vertebrae, had significant Bone Mineral Density improvements from the use of magnetic therapy.8  This is very important news because one study has shown that women who have had both ovaries removed “caused a 54% increase in hip, spine and wrist fractures in postmenopausal women.”4

Exercise and Bone Density:

Research has found a positive correlation between bone remodeling and weight bearing exercise.4  From my personal experience, I believe the addition of Genesis Qigong along with weight bearing exercises can significantly amplify the benefits to the bones and overall muscular skeletal structure (like the use of steel rebar in concrete)→ The combination of the physical exercise can help the “qi” (harnessed from the Genesis Qigong practice) integrate into the Bones and the overall muscular skeletal structure to make it healthier stronger and more youthful.

In closing, Genesis Qigong can dramatically improve the health of practitioners Kidneys and  Bones to bring one vitality and longevity.  From my own experiences I know Genesis Qigong has been the key ingredient to help me transform and upgrade my once fragile and weak muscular skeletal system and depleted Kidneys.

  1. “What Is Osteoporosis?  Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public” 1/2011 http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_ff.asp  1 Feb. 2012
  2. Ted J. Kaptchuk O.M.D. The Web That Has No Weaver. Congdon & Weed. New York, NY: 1983
  3. “Kidney Bones” Karen Lurie http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?type=article&article_id=218392216 1 Feb. 2012
  4. “What Causes Osteoporosis and Why” Feb. 2007 Rebecca Buffum Taylor http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/living-with-osteoporosis-7/causes Jan. 31 2012
  5. “Bones, Calcium, Phosphate, and PTH in Kidney Failure” 2/2011 http://www.kidney.org.uk/Medical-Info/Calcium-Phosphate/ 2 Feb. 2012
  6. Mantak Chia Bone Marrow Nei Kung. Destiny Books. Rochester, Vermont: 1988 & 2006
  7. “Recovery Effects of a 180 mT Static Magnetic Field on Bone Mineral Density of Osteoporotic Lumbar Vertebrae in Ovariectomized Rats”  Shenzi Xu, 1,2 Hideyuki Okano, 2,3 Naohide Tomita, 1 and Yoshito Ikada 4 April 2010 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/620984/ 1 Feb. 2012