My Healing Journey with Qi Gong

This post was written by Lee Aven, a student of mine.

It was 2003. We were a group of 9 women sharing our stories and the work we did in the world. One of the women, a student of Dr. Aihan Kuhn, was certified to teach something called Therapeutic Qigong.

Though I knew nothing about Qigong, I was enthralled with how I felt as I followed along with this Qigong routine. I felt it right away. I do energy healing so I’m pretty tuned in to energy movement. Immediately smitten, I asked my friend if she would be willing to lead a weekly group for a few of us who wanted more. And so it began…we met weekly for ten months.

I had a miserable emotionally starved upbringing. The sadness lay in my heart like a ton of bricks. It was during these ten months of weekly training that I began to sense a lightness in my heart that I had never felt.

It was after a three week hiatus when my teacher friend went on vacation that I purchased Dr. Kuhn’s Therapeutic Qigong DVD so I could have my own personal teacher at home. I started doing the form almost daily.

On the days that I did Qigong I felt more happy, free and centered. I started to feel like I was more settled in my body and had a better sense of personal boundaries.

The stretching and strengthening gave me a deep sense of relief. I felt so much better when I practiced Qigong that I managed to find the discipline to get up extra early to fit it in no matter what my morning schedule looked like.

I took time off when forced to – when I broke a bone in my foot, when I broke a toe, to recover from bronchitis, etc. but I could always find my way back to my Qigong practice. Gradually I began to feel like my nervous system was being rewired.

Here we are in 2019. I still practice almost every day. I feel like there’s still so much to learn about my body, my breath, my focus. Every day is different. I recently visited Dr. Kuhn in Sarasota to get certified to teach Therapeutic Qigong. I want to share this practice with others so they too can have this tool for their own self-healing and growth.


About the Author:

Dr. Aihan Kuhn
Aihan Kuhn, C.M.D., is a Chinese medical doctor trained in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a graduate of the Hunan Medical University, Changsha China. In China, Dr. Kuhn practiced OB/GYN in Chinese hospitals (1983-1988), studied Tai Chi and Chi Kung (since 1978) and returns each year to advance her training in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts. She can be contacted via this Quick Form