History of Zhineng Qigong
Grandmaster and Dr. Pang Ming was born as Pang Heming in September, 1940 in Dingxing County, Hebei Province, China. In Chinese, his name literally means the crane making its sounds. He was the Chairman of the Hua Xia Qigong Center, Chairman of the Board and Assistant Editor of the magazine, "East Qigong". He was also a Committee Member of the Qigong Research Center of China, Chairman of the Advisors Board of the Beijing Qigong Research Society.
Professor Pang was influenced by the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, qigong and martial arts since he was very young. After graduating from Beijing Medical College in 1958, he practiced western medicine. From 1958 to 1962 Pang Ming studied Chinese medicine at the Beijing Chinese Medicine Association. After his training, he worked as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, and it was during this time that he started to earnestly study qigong. In the beginning, he studied Buddhism and learned a Buddhist style of qigong. Starting in 1964 he began to increase his training in martial arts. After 1970, he followed the teachings of various grandmasters of Daoist and traditional qigong, researching the many Daoist texts on qigong. His knowledge into both Chinese and Western medicine provided a very strong foundation for his research with qigong. At the same time, his knowledge of qigong also greatly improved his medical practice.
The first Qigong Organization
In 1979 Pang Ming founded the first qigong organization for the public, the Beijing Qigong Research Society. Dr. Pang started to research the traditional forms of qigong and to make improvements, creating Zhineng Qigong. Since that time he has traveled to more than 20 provinces and cities in China to give lectures on qigong. He was widely accepted and highly respected by qigong practitioners. In 1987 he became the Deputy Director of the Eastern Sports Facility of the Nanding Day University and gave lectures on qigong. In 1988 he created the Hebei Shijiazhuang Zhineng Qigong College. In November, 1991 he moved the Center to Hebei Qinhuandao and changed the name to the Hua Xia Zhineng Qigong Training Center. The Hua Xia Healing and Research Center was also located there.
In May 1996, the Hua Xia Zhineng Healing Center changed its location to Fengrun, Tangshan, Hebei. In the spring of 1996, he started the construction of the Zhineng Qigong City at Beijing, Shunyi. Between 1992 and 1995, he set up the Hebei Hua Xia Zhineng Training Center of Hebei, Qihuangdao. Over the years the Center has treated more than 300,000 patients with 180 different diseases, and achieved an overall effectiveness rate of 95%. The use of qi has also been scientifically proved and documented to be effective in treating patients with various diseases. Research has also shown that the use of qi can improve the yield of various crops in agriculture, as well as improve poultry production with virtually no additional costs. More than 3,000 research papers have been published on this work in China. Between 1996 and 2001, Dr. Pang set up the Hua Xia Zhineng Qigong Training Center, the Healing Center, and Zhineng Qigong City all in one location.
Dr. Pang has written many books on Zhineng Qigong. He not only created Zhineng Qigong, which is easy to learn and highly effective, but has also written the "Integral Hun Yuan Theories" and introduced the use of the Qi-field to teach qigong and to treat patients. Currently the Hua Xia Zhineng Qigong Center is closed. Grandmaster Pang is staying at home continuing his Zhineng Qigong research, practice, and writing.