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Qigong Healing: : How to Reverse Disease Naturally AN INTERVIEW WITH QIGONG PRACTITIONER JEFF PRIMACK (Part 1 of 2)

Feb 25, 2019 08:14PM

This interview was conducted by Michelene Bell, publisher of  In Light Times Magazine. Jeff Primack is a Qigong teacher that has studied with many Qigong masters from all over the world and has taught over 50,000 people in live seminars.


Michelene Bell: What benefits does Qi provide and HOW does it accomplish healing?

Jeff Primack: Say you’re a battery… and the Qi is the life force that keeps the battery going. When the juice inside is used up… the battery is lifeless. Qi is related to your lifespan. If people squander energy on arguing and negative pattern behavior than how can anyone increase energy? Qigong understands where people lose their energy and how to get it back. Yet, Qi has profoundly physical effects that unlock our potential.

          Five thousand years ago, Chinese medicine said, “Qi moves the blood.”

          Standing still relaxed in a Qigong posture a person can circulate as much blood as they could running for 3 miles!! Jogging releases a flood of Cortisol and negative stress hormones that close off small capillaries, but Qigong does not. There is no stress response from Qigong (it actually reduces Cortisol in studies) and the level of full body circulation is even greater. Qigong noticeably improves blood circulation, digestion etc. A pleasant heat builds in the navel center bringing a quiet confidence and power within.

Michelene Bell: Is this life force or Qi different in each person?

Jeff Primack: The Qi is one unified force. Some people have more than others. On an extreme example, say a person has enough energy that they don’t need to sleep anymore. This is a very high level of Qigong. Most people need six-to-eight hours of sleep, thus indicating our limited energy situation. Qi can be replenished by using breathing techniques, meditation, fasting, prayer, sun bathing etc. It is the same spirit or Qi that moves through each person. Unity and oneness movements will take place all over the world and they will be based around Qi. It is all the same force in different amounts.

Michelene Bell: Can a person have too much Qi coursing in their body?

Jeff Primack: Qigong theory states the “Ocean of Qi” in the navel can never be filled. It has a vast reservoir allowing a lifetime of Qi to be stored. Only if it is blocked can there be too much energy. When spine and nervous system are out of alignment it is important to open meridians and do stretching routines. One cannot have too much Qi, but it can be blocked and Qigong exercises will help to open up the channels.

          People with abundant Qi have a grace and power about them that attracts people. New students frequently find their skin clears up and their eyes whiten. Blood circulates better, helping more toxins leave the system. The benefits to having more Qi are the same as having better blood circulation. The PULSE of your heartbeat is the foundation of life, but Chinese medicine has a dozen different pulses that Western medicine has not yet discovered. When people do Qigong for the first time they are often surprised to see their fingers pulsate and fill up with blood. The warmth people feel in the navel is also from the increased blood flow.

Michelene Bell: You speak about euphoric “highs” that can be attained from breathing techniques. What is the value of this in practical real world terms?

Jeff Primack: Everyone wants to feel good. Alcohol transforms our mental state, but also destroys the liver if taken too much. Qi has no side effect except making you feel full of vitality. Its highs are beyond words. Sometimes the Qi will vibrate throughout our body in such a blissful way as to feel we are being touched by God. All without chemicals or man made products that cost money. The Qi being free, abundant, right under our nose, makes it the ultimate ally to rise above life’s obstacles.

          Once you get the hang of the breathing techniques there comes the ability to have a natural high anytime. Sometimes euphoria is so profound that it can erase negative emotional patterns presently going on. The ability to drop bad Qi quickly trains the student to be without heavy emotional vibrations.

Michelene Bell: Jeff, you also teach a lot about Food-Healing at Qi Revolution. How do specific foods help to reverse disease?

Jeff Primack: Fruits, vegetables and herbs contain phytochemicals that unlock our body’s endocrine system and act as sparkplugs to the immune system. Unfortunately, many people do not get enough of them. Vegetables like bitter melon contain a phytochemical that behave similar to insulin and can help in reversing Diabetes by helping the body naturally balance its blood sugar. Grapefruits, oranges and citrus are excellent to help reverse the cancer, but the “white pith” with abundant steroidal limenoids are what is so aggressive at killing cancer cells, not the juice. Consuming the right parts of the food brings out the real medicinal effects.

          Eating a more alive diet increases Qi. A true holistic approach to healing will balance body, mind, and spirit. The ancient healing technique of Qigong achieves all three through expanding our energy and empowering us to take charge of our health.

(Part 2 of this interview will appear next month.)


“Qi Revolution” comes to Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL from April 27-29. Jeff Primack and 20 Instructors will teach 3 days of Amazing Qigong for $199. Veterans are admitted free of charge. To reserve tickets and for more info, call 800-298-8970 or visit