It focused on the activation of self-healing abilities and life-force energy, also known as Qi, and was the largest hospital of its kind in China. Functioning as a non-profit organization, it was recognized by the Chinese government as a legitimate clinic, and over the years the Center treated more than 300 000 patients with 180 different diseases, achieving an overall effectiveness rate of 95%.
While it is currently closed for political reasons, the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Clinic functioned as a landmark in proving the effectiveness of Hunyuan Qi therapy. Further research has shown that the use of Qi can even improve the yield of agricultural crops at almost no extra cost. More than 3000 research papers have been published on this work in China.
As the creator of Zhineng Qigong, Dr Pang has written numerous books on the subject and has pioneered something of a revolution in the arena of medicine and natural self-health care through the mastery of the Qi field. Several of his books have recently been translated into English. Dr Pang still lives close to Beijing and continues his Zhineng Qigong research, practice and writing.
There were more than 760 teachers at the Hua Xia Zhineng Qigong Center from 1992 to 2001, working either in the Qigong Training Center, the Healing & Recovery Center or the Research Center. The teachers came from many different parts of China. Some first joined the Hua Xia Center as students to activate the self-healing abilities for themselves. After they recovered from their own serious illness, they were so inspired that they embarked on the teachers training in order to be able to help others. Others became teachers because they saw the great benefits of healing that one of their family members had experienced. Some people just liked Qigong so much that they wanted to pursue the practice for their own well-being while teaching others in the process.
The Hua Xia Healing Center had two programs, one lasting 24 days, and the other 50 days. Both programs provided eight to ten days of teaching the characteristics of Zhineng Qigong, the Hunyuan Qi theories, use of the mind’s consciousness, and the theories and methods for e.g. Hold Qi Up and Pour Qi Down, Three Centers Merge, Body and Mind method.. Each of these classes on the theories lasted 2 1⁄2 to 3 hours. Both of the 24- and the 50-day programs, started on the fifth of each month. The teachers then had a short break between the programs. The Center was closed for 1 1⁄2 months each year for the Chinese New Year.
The daily schedule at the healing center started at 6:00 am during the summer, and a little later during the winter months. Breakfast was provided at 7:30, and the morning class started at 8:30. Lunch was eaten at noon, then the afternoon classes resumed at 2:00 in the afternoon. Class continued until dinner at 6:00, then evening classes went from 7:30 – 8:30. After that, students frequently continued practicing on their own, and teachers would often go to the students’ rooms and give Fa Qi (Hunyuan Qi Therapy treatment) to specific students from 9:00 to 10:00. Teachers rarely went to bed before 11:00 at night.
All students were taught the Hold Q Up and Pour Qi Down, Three Centers Merge, and La Qi. In later years, Chen Qi was added. The 50-day class also added some parts of the Body and Mind method.
In the beginning, the Center only had two specialized classes. One was for the deaf, and the other was for people with diabetes. In 1993, more classes were offered that focused on healing from specific diseases. There was a class for heart problems, high blood pressure, brain function and neurological problems, skeletal and joint illnesses, and gall bladder and kidney stones.
All teachers, however, had to take the 24-day healing program at the Hua Xia Healing Center before they entered the teacher training program. If a student was not completely healthy, they could not attend the teacher training program.