I expressed my personal opinion on the idea that denies the existence of qigong in the article “Is Qigong an Unscientific Fiction?” Although my opinion may differ from the majority, I wrote that I do not think those who deny the existence of qigong are wrong and that the idea that qigong does not exist is also reasonable.
In this article, I would like to share my personal view on the opposite, that is, people who believe in qigong too much.
My conclusion is that it is dangerous and incorrect to think of qigong as a panacea. A negative view of qigong will not cause any positive harm, but a blind belief in qigong can cause harm to a person, so we need to be more careful.
When qigong remedies a difficult disease remotely (when it is felt that there is a relationship between the qigong treatment and the remission), it can seem like a miracle. This is the flip side of the fact that qigong cannot be explained scientifically, and there are effects that appear to be miraculous phenomena.
And, moreover, when a serious illness is remitted, it is not unreasonable to feel a feeling similar to that of religious faith.
As a result, people who are suffering from a serious illness may end up saying, “As long as I have qigong, I don’t need any other treatment,” or “Regular medical treatment is meaningless,” and as a result, symptoms that could have been improved with regular medical treatment may be made worse.
Also, people often think that because qigong has miraculously solved a difficult problem, it should be possible to solve any problems with qigong, and they turn to qigong for everything.
This is true even if we replace the word “qigong” with “spirituality.
I believe this attitude of thinking is the most dangerous. This is not faith, but rather a cessation of thinking. It is understandable to want to cling to something that works in order to get out of a difficult situation, but when we stop thinking and cling, in other words, when we become dependent, there is a danger that someone with malicious intent will look at our feet and demand an exorbitant price.
Also, ironically, people with dependent thinking are more likely to become ill. Conversely, by creating a mind that is not dependent, one can get out of illness or out of difficult situations, and there are even therapies that guide the mind in that direction.
Thinking is a laborious process that requires a lot of energy. Therefore, people try to avoid thinking as much as possible, unconsciously hoping to maintain the status quo and eliminate new ways of thinking.
If you are able to lead a normal life, that is fine, but if you have a problem and want to get out of it, you need to make some kind of change. In such a situation, if you are just going to leave things as they are and hope for some miraculous event outside of yourself, or depend on some external force, you will not be able to solve the problem fundamentally.
Relying on some fluffy thing like qigong or spirituality to make something good happen is the furthest thing from a solution. And I know that there are many people who are actually dependent on spiritual things.
The principle behind the remission of illness with qigong is that the patient himself is creating the illness at an unconscious level, and if you can make him stop creating the illness, the illness will disappear. Therefore, the disease can be cured by oneself. But the patient is so engulfed in the presence of serious symptoms that he or she cannot seem to escape on his or her own, the practitioner can intervene and rewrite the unconscious level through the techniques of qigong.
In short, the solution is not to depend on others. Blind faith and dependence go in the opposite direction, and there is a high risk of being cheated out of money.