Depression for example is a Yin Yang disharmony of the Spirit (Shen). A disorder of
the Spirit will also affect energy (Chi) and the physical body (Jing).
There are many different ways to cure illness. Western medicine and Chi Kung
healing are only two of these many ways. Western medicine is usually thematic
whereas Chi Kung healing can be thematic and holistic.
Taking medical drugs to manage blood pressure is a thematic approach. It is
thematic because it does not improve the health of the patient as a whole person, it
addresses his particular problem. If he has a stomach problem later, he would need
a different treatment.
In Chi Kung healing, the approach can be thematic or holistic. By performing a
specific Chi Kung exercises, he can overcome high blood pressure.
But he will need a different exercise to overcome a stomach problem. In such cases,
this approach is thematic. This approach is used when the healer wants to
emphasize a particular purpose in the healing.
But Chi Kung healing can also be holistic in that it doesn’t just treat the presenting
problem, it treats the root cause. In fact Chi Kung healing is usually holistic.
An excellent example of holistic healing is self-manifested chi flow (a wonderful
exercise for curing illness). It does not matter what the illness is, the chi flow will
eventually overcome the illness as well as other illnesses the healer and the patient
may not even be aware of.
It is interesting to note that in China the Western paradigm and the TCM paradigm
are used together. It is not unusual for a person who has undergone an operation to
receive acupuncture, be given herbs or Chi Kung exercises to help them to recover
quickly and heal completely.