Founder of Zhineng Qigong –Associate Professor Dr Pang Ming
Pang Ming alias Pang Heming, was born in September 1940. He was the Chairman of Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Training Centre, Committee Member of the China Qigong Science Research Centre, Chairman of the Board of Advisor, Beijing Qigong Research Society.
Dr Pang was influenced by the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (particularly acupuncture), qigong and martial arts since very young. He graduated fromBeijingMedicalCollegein 1958 and practised Western medicine after that. From 1958 to 1962 Dr Pang studied Chinese medicine at the Beijing Chinese Medicine Association. Subsequently he practised Chinese medicine. While studying Chinese medicine he started his research into qigong. At the beginning, he studied Buddhism and practised Buddhist-qigong. From 1964 onwards he increased his training in martial arts. From 1970 onwards he followed the teachings of various grand masters of Daoist and civilian qigong and researched into the various Daoist texts on qigong. His knowledge in both Chinese and Western medicine provided a very strong foundation for his research work. On the other hand his knowledge in qigong also greatly improved his medical practice. In 1979 Dr Pang founded the first qigong organisation for the mass public – Beijing Qigong Research Society.
Dr Pang started to research into traditional qigong since early 1970’s and created Zhineng Qigong in 1982. He had since been to many parts ofChinato give lectures on qigong. He was widely accepted and highly respected by qigong practitioners. In 1987 he became the Deputy Director of the Eastern-Sports Faculty,NandingDayUniversityand gave lecture on Zhineng Qigong. Dr Pang set upHebeiShijiazhuangZhinengQigongCollegein 1989. In November 1991 he moved the centre toQinhuangdaoand changed its name to Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Training Centre. Between 1992 and 1995 he set up Hebei Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Research Centre and Hebei Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Recovery Centre (which was probably the largest medicineless hospital in the world in history). Over the years the centre has treated more than 300,000 patients with 180 different illnesses, and achieved an overall effective rate of 95 percent. The use of qi had also been scientifically proven and documented to be effective in treating patients, to improve the yield of various agricultural and poultry products, to improve the quality of industrial production at virtually no additional cost at all. More than 3,000 theses on the research had been published inChina.
On May 1997 Zhineng Qigong is awarded the certificate of approval from the National Sports Department’s Qigong Exercise Evaluation Committee. Zhineng Qigong was the first to get the approval amongst the first batch of qigong evaluated by the authority.
Dr Pang, who is fondly addressed by his students as Pang Laoshi (Teacher Pang) has written many books on qigong. He has not only created Zhineng Qigong which is easy to learn and highly effective but has also written the Hunyuan Holistic Theory and created the use of qi field to teach qigong, to heal patients and to conduct research in an efficient manner.