Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong by Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr. Karin Taylor Wu
Singing Dragon, London and Philadelphia, 2012
ISBN: 978 1 84819 103 7
eISBN: 978 0 85701 085 8
Master Zhongxian Wu is the lineage holder in four different schools of qigong and
martial arts. Dr Karin Taylor Wu is a naturopathic physician.
This particular qigong comes from Master Xu’s Mt. Emei lineage. This particular
qigong form works directly with the meridians, specifically the 12 regular meridians
and three of the extraordinary meridians (the Governing, Conception and Belt ). In
this system, these 15 meridians are considered the key ones that connect everything
in the body to the dantian.
It is highly recommended for those seeking healing from major chronic illnesses
or from traumatic life events. It is good for this purpose because it stokes the
inner fire which then melts areas of stagnation. In Chinese medicine stagnation of
energy is a major cause of disease. It is also recommended for healing practitioners
since it will increase their ability to help others.
This qigong is a neigong or inner alchemy process which works on body, qi (life energy)
and mind, releasing stagnation in all three. It’s a very complete qigong involving
building up your internal qi and external qi, connecting with universal qi, opening
the meridians and enabling qi to flow throughout the whole body
The descriptions of the movements and other aspects of the practice are very detailed
along with accompanying pictures. However, it’s not a simple practice and incorporates
spiraling movements which you probably need to see to understand fully. There is
a DVD which you can buy separately. There’s also a video from Singing Dragon of one
section which I show below. This should give you some idea of the movements.
Zhongxian Wu is clearly a master of qigong and it would be well worth getting the
book and DVD if this form interests you.