The powerful healing effects of a strong Zhineng Qigong Community as observed from a ZQ Pilot Study
by Debra Weisenburger Lipetz
Debra Weisenburger Lipetz, China Certified Level I & II Zhineng Qigong Teacher, began practicing Zhineng Qigong in 1994, and in 1996 studied under Professor Dr. Pang at the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Training Center in China, known in the West as the “medicine-less hospital”. Debra enables students to experience Zhineng Qigong as a pathway to discovering their own potential and cultivating inner joy.
Debra is a co-founder of the Zhineng Qigong Educational Corporation, Zhineng Qigong Worldwide Organization and a Certified HunYuan Qi Therapist. She offers Level I Teacher Training Certification for Zhineng Qigong students in the United States. The ZQ Teacher Training Protocol is an intensive One-Year 240 Hour Program, offering deep insights into the principals, science and theories of Professor Dr. Pang, the founder of Zhineng Qigong. Debra currently studies Zhineng Qigong with Master Yuantong Liu. She maintains a strong ZQ Community at the Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio sharing ZQ insights with students and ZQ Certified Teachers. Debra has done scientific research with The Ohio State University regarding Zhineng Qigong and cancer patients and continues promoting scientific research to generate a better understanding of Zhineng Qigong science and its empowering health benefits.
“The more we learn, the less we truly know…and then we begin to understand!”
Abstract of this talk
The value of utilizing personal observations from a published science protocol study with cancer patients and medical qigong at a major US University and implementing them into a cancer support community to enhance the Zhineng Qigong Program.
There are two segments to this talk. The first segment is a description and the results of a published descriptive pilot study with Zhineng Qigong and Cancer Patients at The Ohio State University. The second segment comes from my observations as the Zhineng Qigong Teacher of the qigong students during this study and taking these observations to another facility to enhance the ZQ program.
The first segment describes the results of the pilot study published in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing as “The Benefits of Medical Qigong (Zhineng Qigong) in Patients with Cancer: A Descriptive Pilot Study: April 4, 2013”. Discussed will be the purpose of the study and the conclusions.
The second segment is the result of my observations as the Zhineng Qigong teacher during the study. Experiencing positive results in a very short 5-week study revealed that creating a supportive “Zhineng Qigong Community” with cancer patient/students is of prime importance to our students’ wellbeing. I used my observations from the OSU study and integrated this experience with another facility, the Cancer Support Community of Columbus Central Ohio (CSC). Discussion points of my observation include:
- How to create and maintain a ZQ Community within a structured facility;
- Transformational health stories of students offering testimonials and personal insights;
- How the ZQ Community at CSC merges with student’s daily lives.