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The Way of Qigong Fasting

With the Help of Qigong, You Only Eat When You Are Hungry

Long History in China

Pi Gu is a fasting program with the assistance of qi or energy. It originally came from traditional Taoist practices. The Pi Gu technique is at least 2,000 years old. It was lost in Chinese history for a long time, but in 1973, the Pi Gu ( ( ㄆㄧˋ ) ( ㄍㄨˇ ) ) book was discovered in the form of a silk scroll in the three tombs at MaWangDui, ChangSha, China. The book is one of the very first Pi Gu books, which has only about 400 Chinese characters. The book introduced the idea of fasting by eating qi, by charging qi into the body, or doing Qigong exercise (卻穀食氣).

What is Pi Gu?

Master Tom Tam published his first Pi Gu book in 1996. Here are a few key lines from his Pi Gu book:

The meridian in the body will stay open if we practice Pi Gu. That is the real value of Pi Gu.

When we are really in the Pi Gu state we should not feel hungry while physically feeling more energetic.

During the Pi Gu treatment... I use my own qi to charge the person's DanTian and stomach areas. I then use a Qigong technique to "lock up the stomach," both to shrink it and to prevent a person from feeling hunger.

When entering the Pi Gu state, you first experience increased energy, accompanied by a relaxed and calm feeling throughout the body.

After a Pi Gu treatment, I always advise people to follow the body's signals, to eat only when the signal of hunger is felt, drink only when the signal of thirst is present.

How Does Pi Gu Healing Work?

The person should sit relaxed and ready to receive the energy.

  1. First, the Pi Gu practitioner charges qi or energy into his or her DanTian area for a few minutes.

  2. Second, the Pi Gu practitioner sends the qi to the person's stomach area to make the stomach smaller and feel more full.

  3. Then, the Pi Gu practitioner focuses on the memory of particular tastes which cause food cravings. Pi Gu reduces these cravings by removing a small portion of the memory of taste each time.

Pi Gu Fasting - Lower Appetite without Using Willpower

With the above functions in Pi Gu healing, one will naturally reduce the appetite without any use of willpower. This is the Pi Gu Fasting. In many cases, the person will stop eating completely for a number of days. It is really easy to follow. 


Pi Gu State

Once a person has received a Pi Gu healing, he or she can easily enter into Pi Gu state, full or half. In the Full Pi Gu State, one only drinks a little amount of water every day. One can eat some food along with water when in the Half Pi Gu State. There are many benefits to being in the Pi Gu State:


Feeling full, not hungry

bulletMore energetic
bulletBalance the blood sugar
bulletLower blood pressure
bulletBetter sleep
bulletLose weight

Pi Gu Diet

Once the person is in the Half Pi Gu State, he or she should follow our Pi Gu Diet weekly routine if feeling hungry.

Pi Gu Healing - Available at Distance

As Pi Gu Healing is one of the Qigong healing services offered at Eastern Healing Center, it can be performed over distance. We can help people lose weight remotely. See our true story by distance healing.

Many Successful Weight Loss Stories

Master Owen Liao has been practicing Pi Gu healing since 1996. Many of his patients have successfully lost a lot of weight.

More Resources about Weight Loss

If you are interested in finding out the best way of determining your ideal weight, below are a few useful links for you to follow. Please let us know if you find anything better than what we know here. We are happy to list them here too.

bulletHolistic Weight Loss is the unique energy fasting program offered at Eastern Healing Center.
bulletHolistic Healing Functions page shows you how we target the underlying causes of any weight gain conditions universally.
bulletPi Gu Fasting is a unique fasting program which is regulated by the level of the energy in the body.
bulletEssence Tai Chi is a Yang style Tai Chi routine which consists of 15 movements. It can be learned in 8 hours. When practiced, it only takes 4 minutes and needs a 6'x6' flat space.
bullet"Evened Emotions Decrease Overeating" is one of our strengths in managing the appropriate appetite.
bulletSuccessful weight loss stories page shares with you a series of live cases.
bulletAcupuncture research on weight loss
bulletIdeal Weight - What should be your ideal weight?
bulletBMI - Body Mass Index is a way to measure the body fat.
bulletWeight-control Information Network, NIH - It was established in 1994 to provide the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.


Eastern Healing Center provides Qigong healing, Pi Gu healing, Holistic Weight Loss, Distance Healing, Acupuncture and Tai Chi in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, and Germantown in Montgomery county, Maryland, and the whole Washington DC area.

Eastern Healing Center is located near the Old Towne Gaithersburg. Our office is only about 1 mile north to Rockville; 12 miles north to Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton; 4 miles south to Germantwon and 6 miles east to Potomac. Gaithersburg is at the center of Montgomery county, Maryland. Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland, north of Washington DC.

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