Greg Williams has been studying and practising acupuncture, Qigong and Taiji for over 20 years in Australia, Japan, China and Thailand. He studied acupuncture in Japan for many years with masters in the Japanese language and studied Taiji for one year at the Nanjing TCM University in China.
Greg has previously published a book called ‘Qi the Source of Life’ where he has translated the acupuncture classics (mostly Book of Difficulties ‘Nanjing’) poeticising them into Qigong medicine and meditation. He teaches and practices from his own clinic in Brisbane.
Based on Greg’s own translations from acupuncture & Qigong classics, we shall practice Chinese Clock techniques from both a Qigong Life-Cultivation and an acupuncture treatment perspective. The Qigong Clock—called the Heavenly Circulation—circulates up the spine as the Governor Du from midnight to midday, then down the front midline as the Conception Ren from midday to midnight. Corresponding with the 12 Earthly branches & the tidal Hexagrams from the IChing, we shall breathe & posture through major Spirit Acu-points (similar to Yoga’s Chakras) around this celestial clock; for example Qi-posturing through Gate to Source CV 4, Stone Gates CV 5 & Lifegate GV 4 to ground the lower Dantian into Earth.
Whilst Qi circulates around this celestial Clock, it simultaneously moves through each of the channels every 2-hours, starting with the lung at 3am and ending with the liver at 3am the next day. We shall use this second Chinese Clock to treat symptoms like deep Qi & blood blockages causing stiffness/pain as well as cyclic & postural symptoms.
Time permitting at the end, Greg will give a deep rice-grain moxa demonstration to move/warm deep Qi & blood blockages.