Can science explain qi? This gets debated all the time.
There are many facets to this argument. Let’s start by breaking it down.
The terminology is different. The paradigm and theories of Chinese medicine is different from western medicine. The translation of the words are loose and multi-faceted. Chinese medicine was developed many years ago through subjective understanding.
Science is, at its root, objectivity. It is a method for determining what can be determined.
Pain control is central to physical training. The one who goes further, is the one who can manage being uncomfortable.
Your brain puts limits on what your body can do. It limits how much you can lift even when you are exerting yourself. And it limits how fast and how far you can run.
So, is it really possible to block out pain that is arresting. It grabs a hold of your mind and clouds out all other thoughts. When you feel pain, it controls your mind, it controls you and you cannot process anything else. It is the ultimate stress test.
How does pain work?
Pain is a distress signal sent to your brain. It is all in your brain. No brain, no pain.
About the blog
Luke Siljander began training with Master Wang in 2007. He and Master Wang want to share the value of Kung Fu.
Kung Fu is about the application of hard work throughout your life to better yourself and to gain mastery over your body and mind.