GuiGen Qigong is a complete medical qigong system developed by Dr. Xu Hong tao, the
head of the Qigong and Tuina department of Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing, China. The
term GuiGen means “return to the root or source”. It is a Daoist term referring
to the Source of all things.
GuiGen Qigong comprises two parts:
A set of dynamic movements designed to regulate the flow of qi through the meridian
A meditation practice where the goal is to return to the Source or Nothingness.
In Xiyuan Hospital, in the Qigong and Tuina Department, every afternoon from 3pm
until 5pm the patients who wish to practise the Guigen Qigong. The dynamic movements
are practised for half an hour followed by an hour and a half of meditation.
The dynamic movements are comprised of six sections. There is a global section which
is designed to regulate the whole system. It balances yin and yang. There is a
tendency in many people for excessive Qi to rise upwards in the body and cause problems
such as migraine for example. This section brings the Qi downwards, soothes the
energy of the body and balances unevenly distributed Qi. It helps to discharge any
Each of the next five sections addresses one of the five Elements. See the section
of the website on the five elements here. This division into sections of the five
elements makes GuiGen Qigong very useful as a medical qigong because we can focus
our practice on the organs of the body which need attention.
GuiGen Qigong is quite easy to practise. It isn’t strenuous at all.