DEER LAKE It’s all in how you look at things.
That’s the main message Dr. Stanley Ngui had for the approximately 75 people in attendance at the Deer Lake Library Thursday night. The Qi Gong master is a master healer and an expert in Chinese medicine.
Ngui was in town while touring Newfoundland and was contacted by a local group to bring his message to town. He said before the meeting that he loves Newfoundland so much, having just arrived from St. John’s, that he feels like he is already home, even though he lives in Toronto.
Qi Gong is the science of cultivating the body’s energy to improve health and wellness, which has been used by the Chinese for thousands of years.
The Chinese believe that by harnessing one’s Qi, you can tap into the energies of the body and learn to listen, control, and even heal oneself. Qi Gong addresses all facets of the human being as a science, generating an awareness and appreciation for yourself within your environment, respecting the energies of the earth and the universe, and exploring the vastness of the human condition.
Ngui explained the eastern point of view of medicine to the audience using the familiar symbol of the yang-yang.
“It’s all about whether you are happy or unhappy — yin or yang,” he said. “There is no middle ground, for example when I say I’m going to my clinic where I work, I don’t say I’m going to work, rather, I’m going to the clinic. It’s all about perception.”
The goal of Qi Gong is to enlighten the individual, and since each person is different, each person can strive to obtain a purpose that is suited towards their own life and lifestyle. Qi Gong practice is over 5,000 years old and has been refined and developed over time.
“The process is simple,” he said. “But we have become so civilized over the years that we either tend to not see it or we forget about it.”
Qi Gong, he said, can make one youthful. Ngui has patients who are retired teachers that look 20 years younger than they really are.
“They have no wrinkles,” he said. “Well, they had them when they started but not now. I have a patient who had a hole in his retina but after three months of treatment the hole was gone.”
Ngui is also a grandmaster of the Kung Fu, as well as an expert in integrated medicine. He performs humanitarian service and says he goes where he is needed.
“I just do the talk, I don’t worry about where I am,” he joked. “But we do seem to be getting a lot of interest, people come from a long way to listen and I’m happy for that.”