Lesson 4: Prevention vs Intervention
Qi Gong practice has the main purpose of understanding the dynamic balance of our life. As a basic example, when we have too much fire, we will need to balance with water. When we have too much heat, we will balance it with cold.
But before we can take any action, we must learn how to read the clues that our body is presenting to us every morning when we wake up.
Because Qi Gong practice is about self-healing, the practitioners become responsible for their own health, rather than waiting for a doctor or a healer to tell them what to do.
We do not wait for the pain to come. We do not wait for the disease to install in our body. We listen to our body (through the power of intuition), and we act before an irreversible damage is produced in our body.
One of the main preventative acts of Qi Gong is to keep our body relaxed and flexible every day. In this way, we keep the Qi energy flowing without interruptions. Secondly, we practice being efficient with our life energy by practicing moderation in all areas of our life. Thirdly, and most importantly, we practice focusing on balancing ourselves.
Prevention means being proactive – making sure our health is the most important at all times. We cannot achieve this unless we closely analyze our life habits.
When we wait till the last moment, allowing our body to get sick, we will require Intervention – which translates into being reactive. This sometimes occurs too late to heal or involves more resources than the prevention act.