Secret mystical healing powers, are they real?

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  1. Th0mas

    Th0mas Yellow Belt

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    Er... No
     
  2. kehcorpz

    kehcorpz Blue Belt

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    but what about stuff like breaking a metal bar with your head? i just saw this the other day in a documentary where a kung fu monk
    had to do this exercise in order to become a master. this is pretty impressive. can this all be explained?
     
  3. Tez3

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    Yes.
     
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    how? did they harden their skulls over time?
     
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    It's magic tricks. Misdirection, applied physics, and the right props. Sometimes there is actual physical conditioning or martial skill involved, but not to the degree that it is being presented as.
     
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    We all know karate kid was a movie so everything is exaggerated. When I am injured, I go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor. Warming up the hands by rubbing them together followed by loosing them up is a fairly common practice for those who use their hands to heal. If I did not know any better and my chiropractor or massage therapist did a mystical looking dance before they worked on me and insisted it was part of the healing process, if I was healed I would be inclined to believe them.
     
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    always worth another watch

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  8. Ironbear24

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    Well qi is a real thing. But it isn't how it is portrayed in video games or movies. You won't shoot blasts of it from your hands and you won't have glowing auras around you or anything like that.
     
  9. Tez3

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    Oh no! tell me it ain't so! :D
     
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    It is? Then show me the physics to prove it.
    At best, you can say that the existence of qi is a matter of faith, not fact.
     
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    You could say 'balls'! :D ( qi balls of course)
     
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  12. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Of course this all depends on what you think Qi is doesn't it? If you take a mystical view or a scientific view. If you think of qi as some mystical energy then.... but does the body need electric current to run.... is there energy within the systems of the body..... then it is something else.

    Could it be that, like many things that come from other places, we here in the west over-romanticize them and get a few half understood translations and run with it.

    Look to the World Health Organization for their studies of Qi, also Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, However I am not sure if anything from Beijing University has been translated into english

    Best description of qi I have ever come across.
    Strong Qi your healthy, weak qi your sick, no qi your dead.

    I will not be debating or arguing this further
     
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    Qi or chi roughly translates means blood. The flowing of blood I guess I could say means life, that is qi or chi, life. I am not a person who understands Mandarin or Cantonese and my understanding of "chi" as we know it is a life force is very minimal at best.

    We talk about it tai chi and very rarely in the Shou shu dojo. I asked sifu about chi and he said you know, I'm close to 50 years old and I still don't understand everything about it.

    So I don't think it requires faith to believe in, but that really depends on what you think chi is or what chi can do. If you expect chi to give you super powers than yes that would require faith, but as simply life or life force, we are all alive so that can be taken on fact.
     

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