I relate my story that it may be of service. Mingtong is pictured above.
Early this year my Parkinson's was progressing at a distressing rate. Two and a half years after diagnosis, I was taking Sinemet 50/200 CR 3x/day and my left arm was twitchy, restless and uncomfortable. I was aware of Bianca Mollé’s story – complete recovery via Qigong. I did some research and found videos of a number of other people with Parkinson's who had received benefit from practicing Qigong. So I signed up for a 3 week retreat in Santa Fe with Mingtong and his group.
Two nights before arriving at the retreat, I was awakened in the wee hours of the morning by intensely pleasurable Chi (also spelled Qi). It went on for several hours, and I was more than happy to lie there and marinate in the Chi. The Qigong prescription for healing is three hours of practice daily. I was wondering how I was going to be able to do this and that answered the question. These experiences continued early every morning for the duration of the retreat, and afterwards for a total of two months. Since then, I have to work at it to invoke the Chi and it is not as overpowering as it was, but it still feels very pleasurable. I am able to sit for 2-3 hours in practice, typically in the wee hours of the morning. When my mind gets restless and starts thinking of doing something else – I ask myself - “Why do something else? – This feels good and is healing you”.
Qigong offers a variety of different practices. Mingtong says to pick the practice that you feel most drawn to and do that. For me that was the La-Chi practice for starters. Since then I have added some more elaborate practices to increase the Chi. Anyway, La-Chi can be done over any Chakra, or any part of the body for that matter. If you want to heal another, you can visualize that person, or their ailing part, inside the energy ball. La-Chi can be done sitting, standing, or lying down. La-Chi video:
After the first week of the retreat I reduced my Sinemet to one 50/200 dose before bed, and over all have felt better than when I was taking 3 doses/day. My left arm has tremor sometimes, but not the restless discomfort I had experienced before. I did experiment with no Sinemet at all. I found that the day/night sleep reversal that had required me to use it in the first place was no longer happening. However, without any Sinemet I found my tremor became annoying. Also, upon reducing my dose I rediscovered a tendency to drag my left foot as when I was first diagnosed before starting Sinemet. I had to pay attention to keep my toes pointed up when I stepped. Since then this tendency has diminished. Also, in spite of the prior high dosage I had a muscle spam problem in my left arm which arose when I tried to do chin-ups. That problem has diminished also and I can do chin ups now. Other than that I have a bit of muscle stiffness, my left toes tighten up sometimes, and the ongoing dry mouth / low saliva production [Update, March 2018: all of this noticeably improved]. I am keeping the faith and continuing the practice.
A friend of mine was experiencing a disabling age-related condition caused by loosening connective tissue. During practice I visualized the affected parts tightening up and resuming their proper position, as well as sending healing energy. I did this regularly over the course of several weeks, 10-20 minutes at a time. She was quite delighted to report that what I visualized happened. I believe a close connection facilitated this healing.
These results are off the charts. Reduction of needed Sinemet dosage by 2/3 after a week of Qigong? Suddenly acquiring healing ability? I am not aware of any other such story. Did I suddenly win a cosmic lottery? Not exactly. I have suffered and overcome other painful and potentially disabling conditions in recent years. I have been praying, with great sincerity, for years, to be able to heal myself and others of any condition - asking for this even though the idea seemed completely outlandish and impossible. Mingtong says when you have dedication and clarity of intent, the universe will come to meet you halfway.
This is what has transpired so far - never a dull moment! Questions welcome.
Qigong with Mingtong:
For more about Qigong and Mingtong go to chicenter.com . All teachings are available over the internet at very reasonable prices. Retreats are pricey.