Published on August 1st, 2018 | by Natural Awakenings Northern New Jersey0
Deeper into Qi with Jeff Primack
Interview conducted by Publisher Damon Damato
DD: How did your father’s work in the medical field affect you when you were growing up?
JP: My dad is a senior pharmacist at a hospital. He knows pharmaceuticals have side effects and believes in preventing disease using food as medicine. At first, my dad didn’t believe in qi. Once he felt the energy for himself he began practicing qigong and studying Chinese medical models. My choice to enter the wellness field was influenced by my dad and his emphasis to a scientific approach. I have a healthy skepticism in all matters of healthcare and I still believe Western medicine has its place when combined with effective food and breathing practices.
DD: Why is qigong healing so profound compared to other remedial modalities?
JP: Qigong works directly with your life energy to a greater degree than yoga or traditional exercise. Postures are ‘rooted’ in one place where grounding and electrical charges build stronger. Graceful hand motions move the qi and blood in profound ways while the person is very relaxed. Qigong’s relaxation response allows for greater microcirculation in the frontal lobes of the brain. Qigong practice can improve intelligence and even deepen one’s connection with God, the source of life.
DD: You coined the phrase, “Press on Qi!” Why is this emphasized so often in your healing forms?
JP: Press on Qi is describing subtle movement on the edge of your magnetic field. When a person practices qigong and learns to press on the energy field it immediately strengthens blood circulation, digestion, metabolism and improves important body functions. I trademarked the term, ‘Press on Qi’ as our way of expressing this idea unique to our qigong style.
DD: What was the driving force for you to absorb so much from the most respected masters of qigong?
JP: As a graduate from University of Florida College of business, I founded Supreme Science Qigong Center to be successful and took my job seriously. Many qigong teachers I found did not provide the training I was looking for. I did a lot of research and found a qigong master, Paul Dong, who wrote a book entitled Empty Force. I flew him from China to Florida in 2001, because he claimed to have practiced qigong every day for over 20 years.
We arranged a seminar and I gathered a hundred people to hear Paul share his forms, which were light years ahead of any Qigong I learned previously. His presence activated my qi and I practiced more because of coming in direct contact with him.
DD: Will participants get to experience these forms at the Qi Revolution event?
JP: All three levels of our qigong program are shared in detail and we amp up the energy teaching Breath Empowerment, NineBreath Method, Tui Na Acupressure, foot reflexology and an intensive education in Food-Healing using specific foods to reverse specific diseases. Qi Revolution is balanced in presentation and practice. After the event, most people choose to continue practicing qigong from home.
DD: If there was one take away at the end of the Qi Revolution, what would you wish for each person to embody?
JP: The most important embodiment I’d like people to walk away with is that we can breathe through life’s challenges and allow God’s Healing Qi to bring strength and guidance. Attendees will personally experience a higher energy from the qigong. For the last 15 years, people write us thanking us for the powerful breathing exercises at crucial life challenge points. Qigong helps people process stress, but most of all it brings us into a higher state of well-being.
Qi Revolution is being held August 25 to 27 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. All three days are only $149. For details and to register, visit QiRevolution.com or call 800-298-8970.