Welcome to this guide on boosting your immune system naturally!
All of the knowledge and practices in this guide can be used either together or separately. In other words, you can implement the resources in each section one-by-one, or you can skip directly to the section that most appeals to you (for example, herbs). All of these techniques and practices have a valuable role to play in boosting the immune system.
Although this practice can be very effective, it’s important to note that it isn’t intended to replace medicine or visits to your doctor if that’s what the situation calls for. At Holden QiGong, we strive to empower people with tools and resources to maintain their own health, while also acknowledging the importance of all modalities for treatment and care.
Where Did These Techniques and Practices Come From?
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong have been used for thousands of years to treat various medical ailments and boost overall health and vitality. All of the knowledge in this guide has come from numerous interviews with master Qi Gong teacher and acupuncturist, Lee Holden.
With over 25 years of learning and teaching experience, Lee is one of the most renowned Qi Gong teachers in the western world. This guide reflects a vast collection of his specialized knowledge and wisdom, which has been distilled here. May the tools, practices, and resources you discover in this guide help to empower your personal wellbeing and immune system resiliency.
A TCM Approach to Understanding the Immune System
Let’s start with a little contextual overview. In Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, the immune system is connected to your “Wei Qi.” Wei Qi is the protective energy that permeates your body and helps you fend off harmful energies that might come your way. Wei Qi is also connected to our lungs, skin, and the Metal Element. Because of this, many practices for health and resiliency include breathing exercises.
In order to understand immune system health, it’s important to point out some of the elements that contribute to a compromised immune system. Not surprisingly, stress and anxiety can take a significant toll on our sickness-fighting potential. When our minds and emotions become wrapped up in stressful energy, our Wei Qi is drained and unable to perform its important task of fending off sickness. Therefore, the first step to preventing illness is to dedicate time each day to let go of stress. There are many activities that can help you do this including exercise, Qi Gong, meditation, or being in nature. If you lead a healthy lifestyle and still feel a cold or sickness approaching, it’s time for a little “Qi boost.”
Wei Qi and the Immune System
In Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, our Wei Chi is the protective energy that helps us ward off disease and keep us healthy. Our Wei Chi is synonymous with the immune system. It is continuously working within us to identify and rid the body of toxic energies. When our Wei Chi is strong and active, we have a better chance of staying healthy and well.
Chinese Medicine teaches us powerful practices to consciously cultivate vitality and strength within our protective Wei Chi energy. Just like science strives to balance the immune system with medicine, Qi Gong teaches us how to use the power of the mind and body to cultivate our own internal energy.
Some of the practices that Lee teaches for strengthening the immune system relate to our lungs and the metal element. In Qi Gong, we use breathing as a central way to clear negative energy and cultivate rich, nourishing Qi. You can view the lungs as a gateway between your internal energy and the energy of the world around you. Through deep, intentional breathwork, we can seek to release toxic Qi and allow vital energy to enter and circulate within us.
Our emotions are another vital element of our immune system and health. It’s been clearly shown that our emotional state plays a significant role in determining the state of our immune system. Some studies show that when we’re under a lot of stress, our immune system can become compromised by up to 50%. Similarly, people who are in love can experience a substantial boost in their immune system’s strength.
In Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, we view Qi as the bridge between our emotions and the body. Therefore, the process of working with our Qi offers a powerful path to transforming stress into vitality and boosting our Wei Chi (immune system).
15-Minute Immune Boosting Exercise
Pressure point exercises are a great way to activate various energies within the body. For the immune system, the pressure points of Lung 1 and Lung 2 can help you to boost your Wei Qi.
Below you’ll find a 15-minute immune-system-boosting exercise that Lee Holden teaches his students.
To start, find these pressure points located next to your collarbone, which are indicated as Lu 1 and Lu 2 on the image below. Once you’ve found these points, spend a few moments massaging each of them with your fingertips, before making a lightly closed fist and tapping them gently. Seek to massage and tap these two points in a way that is activating yet doesn’t cause pain. Continue this for three to five minutes.
After working with your pressure points, it’s time for a little meditation. Like all of the meditations we share, try to read through it once or twice on your own before closing your eyes and starting your practice. This meditation combines breathing practice with visualization.
Start by taking slow, deep breaths. Once your breath becomes regular, we’re going to start doing slow, rhythmic breathing.
Doing slow rhythmic breathing is simple to understand, but takes a little practice to get used to. In this practice, we’re going to inhale slowly for five seconds. Once your lungs are full of air try to hold your breath for another five seconds. At the end of that time, exhale slowly for another full five seconds, and then pause with empty lungs for five seconds.
In summary, each full breath lasts a full 20 seconds. Inhale for five seconds, hold your breath for five seconds, exhale for five seconds, and then hold your breath out for five seconds.
If you notice that this pace doesn’t work well for you, try it with three-second intervals. If you do that, the breathing cadence would be: inhale for three seconds, hold your breath for three seconds, exhale for three seconds, and then hold your breath out for three seconds. You may notice that breathing in this way requires you to pace your breath in such a way as it takes a full five seconds in inhale and exhale. Your first few breaths may be a little uneven, but after a few more you should be able to find the pace that works well for you. Once your breathing becomes consistent, we’re going to add the visualization component to this meditation.
Now, as you inhale start to imagine white light entering your lungs with your breath. When it comes time to exhale, imagine cloudy gray energy leaving your body. Inhaling, white, pure, healthy Qi. Exhaling old, stagnant, toxic energy. Continue breathing and visualizing the movement of those energies. After a few minutes, start to imagine the white light building in your lungs and expanding to your entire body. Perhaps, send a little extra white light to any parts of your body that need it the most.
You can breathe and visualize as long as you’d like, but Lee recommends doing it at least ten minutes or so. The longer you do it, the more your concentration sharpens and the more your mind is able to circulate healing Qi throughout your body. When you’re ready to conclude your meditation, smile to yourself and continue going about your day.
Using Acupressure to Boost Your Immune System
As one of the Five Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupressure is a powerful tool for boosting the immune system. Like Qi Gong, it is a form of ‘healthcare’ that doesn’t require a medical degree, making it easily accessible to anyone who is willing to learn.
If you’re new to Chinese medicine or Qi Gong, acupressure can be a great way to learn about the fundamental principles that underlie the ancient practice. On the other hand, if you’re already a seasoned Qi Gong student, acupressure offers many wonderful opportunities for enhancing your practice and experiencing more Qi.
Below, we’ll be exploring the theory and principles of acupressure practices and treatments.
What is Acupressure?
Within each person exists a vast network of energy pathways that are constantly circulating Qi throughout the body. We call these pathways Meridians, and each has an important role for health and vitality.
Along each meridian are a series of acupressure points. Acupressure points are places at which energy can be activated within the meridian to cause a healing effect in a different part of the body.
To conceptualize meridians and acupressure points, it can be helpful to think about the electricity system within your home. More than likely, your house contains electric wires that connect to the various utilities that you use daily. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, and lights are a few of the features in your home that require electricity to function.
Your meridians are like the wires that bring electricity to your home’s utilities. Acupressure points are like the light switches and power buttons that “turn on” the various devices within your house.
Even when your home’s electrical system is perfectly set up, to use its power, you still need to activate the right controls. Similarly, your acupressure points often need a little activation to channel energy to various parts of your body. By doing so, it’s possible to heal many ailments simply and effectively.
The Origin of Acupressure
Long before doctors could use X Rays or blood tests to diagnose health ailments, people relied primarily on their own internal experiences to detect imbalances and heal themselves. Therefore, sages in ancient China paid great attention to the interconnectedness of all parts of the body.
One of the ways that these sages explored was through acupressure—a process by which they applied physical pressure to various parts of the body to awaken energy or remove blockages (more on this below).
Over time, they noticed similarities between how different people responded to the same acupressure treatments. After enough individuals experienced similar healing outcomes, the practice became widely respected and used within ancient China.
Understanding Acupressure Theory
As mentioned, acupressure is one of the Five Branches of TCM, which means that understanding acupressure requires discussing the fundamental principles of TCM.
In TCM, we view the body as a natural, physical structure that has a mysterious energy flowing through it called Qi. Every thought, feeling, or experience is intimately connected to the state of Qi within the body. Whether it’s a conscious behavior or an unconscious action such as the beating of the heart or inhaling with the lungs, Qi is the invisible life-force energy that makes us more than inanimate objects.
Like the soil in a fertile garden, each person has an abundance of energy (Qi) waiting to be cultivated. Although both gardens and people can grow without much guidance, the fruitfulness of each will be vastly different depending on the care put forth by the gardener.
An untended garden may yield some beautiful flowers, but it may also be hindered by unwelcomed weeds. Similarly, without self-care, a person’s own inner garden may encounter obstacles in the form of physical, mental, or emotional health challenges.
For humans, these obstacles usually happen when the Qi stops circulating in a natural and healthy way…
Just like the blood, Qi is constantly flowing and bringing its gifts to all parts of the body. And just like blood uses veins and blood vessels to circulate, Qi has its own pathways to move as well. We call these meridians.
Ailments are often the result of a blockage that occurs in one of the meridians. Essentially, when Qi is not able to flow naturally, a part of the body is no longer properly nourished.
Acupressure helps to clear such blockages so Qi can flow freely once again. A skilled practitioner can identify a blockage and apply the right amount of physical pressure to release the energy that is stored in that place.
Returning to the garden analogy, acupressure is like working with the soil to break up chunks of dirt and remove unwanted debris such as large rocks. By tending to a garden in this way, water will better permeate the soil and roots will have room to grow.
The similarities between people and gardens really isn’t that surprising from a Chinese medicine perspective. Qi is simply the force of nature, which is present both within and around humans. The same energy that causes a heart to beat also causes a tree to grow from a seed. We are simply another creation of the natural world that relies on the same energy that flows abundantly wherever life and nature are found.
Combining Acupressure and Qi Gong
If you practice Qi Gong, you’re probably pretty familiar with the intention of allowing Qi to flow throughout your body. Qi Gong and acupressure are complementary practices that directly support one another.
Since Qi Gong focuses largely on moving energy throughout the body, acupressure is a very valuable practice for helping to facilitate that process.
To add one final analogy to our discussion: if you try to spread cold butter onto a piece of bread, you’ll notice that it doesn’t slide very easily. Therefore, it’s rather difficult to get the cold butter to cover the entire piece of bread evenly. Basically, it will take a lot longer than it needs to because the butter will be clumped together and resist the movement imposed by the butter knife.
On the other hand, if you heat up the butter, it will melt and your knife will effortlessly spread it across the entire face of the bread. The result will be a piece of bread that has a perfectly even layer of butter without any clumps or missing areas. Which piece of bread would you rather eat?
Combining acupressure and Qi Gong is like melting your metaphorical “Qi butter” before spreading it around your body. Acupressure is the process of melting the butter, and Qi Gong is the process of circulating. Together, we work in tandem to bring greater health, vitality, and aliveness to all parts of your being.
Seven Acupressure Points Everyone Should Know (and the Benefits of Each)
Acupressure has long been used to boost energy, reduce stress, and cure health ailments. Since the practice works with the body’s natural energy system and doesn’t require any special tools, it can be enjoyed by anyone who has a basic understanding of the ancient practice.
Specific Acupressure Points
Here are a few specific acupressure points you can use for everyday ailments that you might experience.
Large Intestine 4: Large Intestine 4 is an acupressure point located in the webbing between your thumb and first finger (pointer finger). It is most commonly used for reducing headaches.
If you rub that point, it naturally and quickly balances the body’s internal energy by bringing Qi down from the head where it may have accumulated. Doing so helps to clear the mind and reduce pain.
Lee suggests rubbing that point on each hand in a circular motion. After doing so for a few moments on both sides, try to knock that point with the opposite hand to activate the energy.
Master Point of the Upper Back and Neck: This next point is located on the outer edge of the pinky finger right above the knuckle. It’s great for relieving pain and improving vitality in the upper back and neck region of the body.
Take your index finger of the opposite hand and rub that point in a circular direction. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, it’s also good for reducing shoulder tension and any tightness that might be present. After a few moments, tap those points on the right and left hands together.
Lung 1 and 2: Touch your collarbone with your fingers and work your way toward your shoulder until you find the pocket between your collarbone and shoulder. These points are indicated as Lu 1 and Lu 2 on the image below.
Starting on one side, rub the area firmly with a couple of fingers in a circular motion. After a few moments, switch sides and do the same thing. These points are excellent for emotional balance and boosting the immune system. This practice can be done sitting, standing, or even laying down.
After massaging each of the points, tap each of them lightly with your opposite fist while you take a couple of deep breaths. As you do this, you’ll feel these lungs activate with Qi.
Ren Meridian: Next, put the back of your fingers together so that your hands are touching and the tips of your fingers are pointing toward your chest. Then, bring them to the middle of your chest so they’re touching your sternum. Press your fingers into your body and massage your sternum in a circular motion.
You are now touching your Ren Meridian, which is also known as the Sea of Yin. Yin is the energy of relaxation and turning inward. Massaging this point can help you to let go of stress, find flow with the world around you, and become comfortable with yourself. It’s well known that stress causes many health ailments, so working with this point can help you to stay healthy and well.
After a few moments, start to tap your fists lightly on your chest to further activate the Qi in your Ren Meridian.
Stomach 36: Next, we move to the legs. To prepare for this next meridian point, it can be helpful to tap your lower back, down the outside of your legs, and then up the inside of your legs. This activates your energy throughout the meridians in your legs and back.
Stomach 36 is located slightly below the kneecap on the outside of your leg. A simple way to find it is to hold four fingers (your pointer, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky) right below your kneecap, and then touch the point right below your fingers. Sometimes, it’s easiest to do this while you’re sitting on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you.
Stomach 36 is known for increasing energy, strengthening the immune system, and improving digestion. It’s one of the most commonly used acupressure points in Chinese Medicine and is thought to increase longevity.
Like with the other points, use your hands to massage them gently as you continue to take deep breaths. After a few moments, bring your fingertips together so that each of your hands resembles little bird beaks. Then, tap each hand on its respective Stomach 36 acupressure point to stimulate the energy.
Spleen Meridian: When you’re done with Stomach 36, it’s time to move onto the Spean Meridian. Sitting on the ground, bring your feet together so that the bottoms of your feet are touching one another. Then, find the arch of each foot and start to massage it with your fingers.
These points are really helpful for digestion as well as hormone balance. After massaging the arch of your foot, start to bring your hands up your ankle until you’re a few inches above your ankle bone, also known as your medial malleolus. This point is Spean 6 and is another one that is great for hormone balance and sleep.
Liver 3: The liver meridian is right between your big toe and the toe right next to it. The point where the bones meet is called Liver 3. This point is powerful for overcoming headaches, clear thinking, and even reducing blood pressure. Often, working with this point is combined with Large Intestine 4. Massage this point on each foot for a few moments.
After working with acupressure points, it can be helpful to do some light tapping on your body and then transition into a relaxing meditation. By activating several acupressure points as we just did in this brief routine, you can enjoy the numerous health benefits that each point can bring.
To ‘supercharge’ the immune-boosting benefits of acupressure, it can be helpful to combine it with herbs…
Lee’s Six Herbal Recommendations for Immune System Health
As one of the Five Branches of Chinese Medicine, herbs can play an important role in health and wellbeing. While Qi Gong allows us to use our consciousness to guide our energy to cultivate vitality, sometimes, it’s important to have a little extra support in our wellness journey.
Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to prevent health problems and help people maintain their good health. Just as Qi Gong can help us to absorb the positive energetic qualities of the world around us, herbs can be used for the same purpose in the physical realm.
Below we’re going to talk about some of Lee’s favorite herbal remedies that he uses for preventative medicine. It’s important to note that these are to prevent ailments from occurring, not to treat sickness or disease.
If you’re feeling ill and need care, it’s very important to consult with a medical doctor in order to find the appropriate remedy for your specific condition. Lee recommends that you not take these herbal remedies if you’re feeling sick or have a runny nose. Additionally, various pre-existing medical conditions can lead to different effects, so it’s also wise to speak with your doctor before trying new herbs.
When you’re feeling healthy, it’s a great idea to focus on nourishing the energy that is already flowing within you. As Lee points out, the right time to dig your well is when you’re still strong, not when you’re dying of thirst. Similarly, it’s wise to fortify your immune system and inner resources while they’re still vital. Therefore, Lee seeks to use herbs that boost the body’s natural energy system.
The first three of these are plants that grow in harsh climates and have an abundance of resilient energy to help strengthen the immune system. These herbs are adaptogenic, which means they can help your body adapt to stress and whatever is going on in your environment.
Siberian Ginseng: Siberian Ginseng is a small, woody shrub that is native to Northeastern Asia. It is also sometimes referred to as Devil’s shrub, Kan Jang, Shigoka, or Touch-Me-Not. In addition to helping people prevent flu and colds, it was also traditionally seen as a way to increase longevity and cultivate vitality. It is widely used in Russia.
Rhodiola: Rhodiola is a perennial flowering plant that grows in the cold, mountainous parts of Europe, North America, and Asia. It is also sometimes referred to as Golden Root, or Arctic Root.
Rhodiola is used to help people increase their strength, stamina, and mental capacity. Like all of the adaptogenic herbs, it can be very effective for helping the body adapt to external stress.
Maca: Maca is a herbaceous biennial plant that makes its home in the high Andes mountains in South America. In addition to the health benefits mentioned earlier, it also is known for its ability to increase libedo and fertility, as well as reduce menopausal symptoms and blood pressure.
Maca also is used to elevate mood and improve memory. It can be added to drinks or food, making it easy to consume.
The second three are different species of mushrooms. They can be great for the respiratory system and help combat colds and other illnesses.
Lion’s Mane: Lion’s Mane is a mushroom that is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Its uses include boosting the immune system and reducing anxiety, inflammation, the risk of heart disease, and other ailments. There is also some evidence that it can speed the recovery of some nervous system injuries and protect against dementia.
Rishi: Rishi is another mushroom that grows at the base of maple trees and other deciduous trees. It is often consumed in the form of tea to strengthen the immune system and reduce stress. It also helps to center the body’s energy—both by reducing fatigue and improving sleep.
Chaga: Chaga is a mushroom that grows in Asia, northern Europe, Canada, and parts of the United States. It primarily grows on birch trees.
Chaga can be consumed as a supplement or tea and is full of antioxidants. It’s known for improving the immune system, reducing inflammation, cholesterol, and even helping to fight cancer.
When the right use of herbs is combined with Qi Gong, the two complement one another and can lead to synergistically elevated energy and vitality. Also, some of these can taste quite good and can be enjoyable to consume.
We encourage you to use this blog post as a starting point, but not as a final resource to guide your decision about what herbs are best for you. Each person is unique, so it’s important to do thorough research or speak with a professional about your individual needs.
Together, the practices and techniques mentioned above can help us cultivate internal power.
How to Cultivate Personal Power Amid the Coronavirus
In a world in which we have consistent routines and patterns, it feels strange for an unfamiliar force to enter our consciousness and impact our lives. Whether you’ve been forced to cancel a long-awaited trip or have a loved one who is sick, the Coronavirus has undoubtedly changed daily life for all of us.
If you’re like most of us, the pandemic has shifted your perspective and evoked unsettling feelings. Fear, uncertainty, and stress have become more common experiences as we all seek to make sense of the changing circumstances. In Qi Gong, situations like these remind us of the importance of staying true to our practice and using it for guidance and clarity throughout the times ahead. Below, will discuss how our practice can be a source of strength and vitality amid the commotion around us.
In Qi Gong, we’re constantly channeling the principles of Chinese Medicine to inform our practice and help us to understand ourselves. While medical technology has made great strides over the centuries when it comes to disease prevention, some of the most potent tools available to us are those that lie within.
Chinese Medicine focuses on preventing disease and illness from occurring. As Qi Gong practitioners, we view preventative medicine as true health care, because it is caring for our health while it is still… well, healthy. It may seem obvious, but by really paying attention to our wellbeing while we’re well, we can dramatically impact the health that we experience in the future. As you’d imagine, there’s never been a more critical time to focus on cultivating Qi than now.
You’ve undoubtedly seen some of the steps that governments and health organizations are recommending to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Social distancing and maintaining clean environments are great tips to follow. Preventing possible exposure is essential, but there’s also more you can do to preserve and protect your health.
Where We Have Power
When challenging situations present themselves, it’s important to recognize where we have power. Qi Gong teaches us to not dwell on the external circumstances that are beyond our control, but rather, to focus on the things we can do to help ourselves and others.
Instead of constantly being preoccupied with negative thinking about the threat that surrounds us, we can seek to recognize our stress and then work to transform it into joy and vitality. This doesn’t mean you should deny or ignore the reality of our world, but to acknowledge what’s happening, make decisions on how to respond, and then direct our energy in a positive and constructive way.
When we find acceptance about what is beyond our control, we can learn how to relax into our areas of powerlessness. Not only does this help us to release tension and fear, but it creates space to embrace where we do have power and strength fully. Social distancing, keeping things clean, and cultivating inner peace and resilience are all important steps we can take to protect and nourish both ourselves and others.
Want to see these guidelines in action? Keep reading to discover how Lee kept is energy strong while recovering from COVID-19.
Case Study: How Lee Kept His Energy Strong While Recovering from COVID-19
On January 14th, 2021, Lee received the test results that everyone fears… he was positive for Covid-19. Lee’s partner, Heddy, and several family members also received the same diagnosis.
For Lee, Covid was met with curiosity and humility. Like everyone else, Lee had grown accustomed to hearing the constant stream of sad stories and grim Covid-19 statistics flooding the media. At this point, the pandemic had been raging on for nearly a year, and the thought of contracting the COVID-19 virus was then, and is still now, is deeply concerning for so many. Once diagnosed, Lee realized it was actually an opportunity for him to discover the true nature of the virus for himself.
Lessons Learned From COVID-19
As a dedicated Qi Gong practitioner and lifelong learner, Lee immediately opened his mind to the lessons that Covid had to offer. The first was a simple reminder of one of Taoism’s fundamental principles
Qi Gong teaches us how to stay true to ourselves and not allow external stories to become our reality. In order to see Covid for what it truly is, he had to let go of the notions he had learned from the rest of the world.
When it comes to Covid, there is no shortage of information telling us how terrible the virus is.
Fear, stress, and turmoil have become characteristic elements in almost every story we read or listen to. For most people, not a day goes by without thinking and talking about the challenges surrounding the pandemic. In fact, most people’s impression of Covid is based on what they hear and not the actual experience of having the virus.
Lee’s Covid diagnosis became an opportunity for him to acknowledge the stories he had been told about the virus, and to put them aside in order to pay attention to his own experience.
While Lee’s symptoms were relatively mild, he could clearly feel the energy of Covid in his body. In his words, “having Covid was like having a weird energy body inside of me. I noticed that it was a destructive, pathogenic Qi.”
Lee’s symptoms were most noticeable in the evenings. For him, they included a loss of taste, loss of smell, and an overall drop in his energy level. He estimates that his energy level was about 80% of where it was normally.
Another lesson was about the importance of looking deeply at the essence of Covid rather than just the symptoms. To do this, Lee spent a lot of time meditating and practicing Qi Gong.
When he went inward, Lee was able to work directly with the energy of Covid in a constructive way. Instead of allowing stress to cause him to become tense and hold onto the pathogenic Qi, he used his practices to relax, let go, and purge the toxic energy from his body.
As he practiced Qi Gong, Lee realized that this process could be used to solve many of the problems that humans experience, both personally and on a global scale.
When it comes to cultivating healthy relationships, it’s important to work with the origin of our thoughts and feelings and not just our external actions and behaviors. If we experience conflict with a loved one, we must look at the core elements of disharmony rather than just the symptoms of our anger or frustration.
Just as this lesson can be applied to help us cultivate harmony within our interpersonal relationships, it can also be used to help us develop a healthy relationship with the natural world.
Most people believe that effective policies are the answer to protecting the environment, and to a large extent, they are. But it’s also important to look beyond the policies of our governments and examine what really determines our global decision-making — education, empathy, and equal representation in government, to name a few of the core elements.
In essence, every challenge holds lessons and opportunities that lie beneath the surface. Whether it’s Covid, a difficult relationship, or a destructive political policy, our efforts for positive growth will always be more effective when we focus on the core energies at play.
Using Qi Gong, Meditation, Herbs, and Vitamins to Stay Strong While Recovering From COVID-19
Not surprisingly, Lee turned to Qi Gong and meditation during his recovery process.
Since the COVID virus is a form of pathogenic Qi, Lee used practices that purge negative energy from the body. Breathing, movement practices, and meditation were all used during his recovery process.
The Healing Sounds were an especially important practice for Lee. Purging pathogenic Qi from the system is one of the core elements of what Lee teaches inside his Healing Sounds Online Course. Each healing sound corresponds to a different organ and element within the body.
Breathing and tonifying Qi Gong practices also helped him cultivate healthy and nourishing energy to take the place of pathogenic Qi. By combining purging and tonifying exercises, Lee was able to experience a quick transformation of energy within his body.
In addition to Qi Gong and meditation practices, Lee also consumed a few herbs, supplements, and vitamins.
One of these was Quercetin which is a plant pigment that can help to reduce blood pressure, blood sugar, and inflammation. Additionally, Lee used Turkey Tail mushrooms to help boost his immune system. Vitamin C and Vitamin D were also included in his recovery remedies.
For people with an early onset of fever or sore throat, Lee also recommends Gan Mao Ling and Yin Qiao to further boost the immune system and improve respiratory health.
If you’re interested in learning more about the specific practices Lee used to boost his immune system and recover from COVID, be sure to check out the free Immunity Emergency Kit.