Winning the Fight against CancerQigong Goes to Battle. By James McElheron . Tel: (831)688.4935
Published in Kungfu Magazine, December 2000
Seven years ago I was experiencing a severe drop in my energy and strength. Because I was 58 years old at the time, I thought perhaps this is what happens when your body ages. I was not happy with the situation. I had practiced Ashtanga Yoga for many years and was a vegetarian, so I felt I should have a strong body.
It kept getting worse. Any physical exertion became more than I could handle. Diagnostic tests revealed that I had colon cancer. Surgery was scheduled and within 10 days my ascending colon was removed. The operation was successful and the process of healing was fast, although painful as my abdominal muscles had been cut.
After this experience, I decided to reduce the stress in my life and retired from business. We moved to a small coastal town on the Monterey Bay, planted a big garden and took up painting full time. It seemed my new life style was paying off. There was no reoccurrence of colon cancer during a five-year period, so I was classified at being "cured".
As a precautionary measure, I continued to have periodic blood tests to monitor my internal system. A couple of years ago, my PSA (prostate specific antigen) showed a mildly elevated reading of 4.4 (0 - 4.0 is considered a normal range). Also I started to notice my energy was getting lower and my mind wasn't as clear. When my PSA reached 4.8, I requested a biopsy to determine if any of the cells were cancerous. The test was positive. I had a new cancer -- twice in seven years. I was devastated.
My doctor said it was at an early stage, so I had the following options: 1. Do nothing and live with the cancer; 2. Have radical surgery and remove the cancer hoping for cure; 3. Have radiation therapy, external beam or seed implantation. After researching the options, it became clear to me that they were all unacceptable because too much of the healthy body was destroyed in the process.
This led me to look into alternative ways of fighting cancer. It was during this research that I was told about a very powerful Master of Qigong, recently arrived from Beijing, who offered an energized method of teaching that was very effective in healing serious illness. I contacted Qigong Master Qinyin, the founder of Qinway Qigong, and told her of my illness. She said I would benefit from the miraculous healing power of Qinway Qigong.
I attended a 24-hour Fundamental Healing Retreat conducted by Master Qinyin. Within the first day, I experienced real energy infusion. Toxins were being expelled in the form of gas and heat engulfed my whole body. I was sweating and urinating more than usual, and by the second day, my mental and physical state was more peaceful and calm. I could feel real Qi attacking the diseased area, while at the same time, radiating throughout my body. As I continued the bigu (energized fasting) after Qigong retreat, on the fourth day there was an uncontrollable discharge of dark, liquid, stinky stool. Now that my body had been flushed of toxins and real Qi was working, I felt like bamboo - strong and flexible - in harmony with the forces of nature. Within the first month of doing Qinway Qigong, my cancer has stopped growing (see the right picture for a hospital report).
to practice the principles of Qinway Qigong everyday while receiving high-energy
transmitted from the Qigong Master. Once a month, I complete a 3-day energized
Qigong fast to clear waste and toxins from my body. This keeps the Qi
continually clean and efficacious.
In the words of Qigong Master Qinyin, "It is important to persist. Let your heart always be imperturbable. This is the ultimate method of Qigong training".