Working With The Life Force

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Are you interested in improving your health and well being?

The information on this site is introductory - come along to the group, or call me for more.

The group has resumed practise in accordance with the Govt and Health dept directives.

Who Teaches

Jim Christie teaches and leads a Chi Kung group at Marulan NSW, 45 minutes south of Mittagong and 20 minutes north of Goulburn. I'm interested in starting a new group in the Southern Highlands. If you are also interested I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Chi Kung Styles

Briefly, there are many different styles and within the styles there are hundreds if not thousands of forms. Simplifying to the religious origin - Bhuddist, the best known being Shaolin. Daoist, generally associted with Wudang temples or monasteries. There is an Islamic style, and many others, e.g. Family and Imitating (animals and birds).

Where Are We

The group meets every Monday at the Marulan CWA Hall starting at 10:00 am and finishing at 11:30 am. The address is 28 George Street, about 300m north of the southern roundabout, on the left side of the street if travelling north.

Training Term

A term is generally 6 weeks, and may change according to requirements. If a public holiday coincides with a Monday then the term extends.

What Is Chi Kung or Qigong

Spelt two ways. Put simply, Qi or Chi means life force and gong or Kung means working - so....working with the life force, and Chi Kung is a set of exercises designed to improve health and vitality. It is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Forms Taught

A form name refers to a particular set of exercises. The group has learned and practises Taiji Hunyuan Zhuang, Ba Duan Jin - Shaolin & Wudang styles,, Guigen, Ziran, Liu He Gong, Shi Ba Sha, Ma Wang Dui. Currently in the learning phase is Wu Xing. You do learn the English translations of the form names too.

Want To See First

There are no restrictions on age or gender, and no requirements for previous experience. You are welcome to come along for an initial free experience to just watch what it is about, or join in for the session.


The practise of Chi Kung has been shown to improve ailments such as high blood pressure, anxiety and stress, breathing and sleep disorders to name just a few.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) topics on this web site are limited to those relevant to Chi Kung.


Where Chi Kung Fits

Chi Kung is considered to be a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The other parts are Herbal, Accu Points, Massage, and Diet.


To understand how Chi Kung is relevant to TCM it is necessary to understand Chi - the body's vital energy or life force, and one of the basic principles of TCM. Chi Kung can improve the flow of Chi, ease blockages, and bring about a balance of the Yin and Yang.

Health Balance

Keeping in mind that practising Chi Kung helps to achieve and maintain health, it can be seen how Chi Kung is an integral part of TCM.

The Marulan Group and TCM

Specific aspects of TCM are taught as part of the group practise, e.g. pressure points, meridian strength testing and correction.

The Origin Of TCM

TCM is known to date back more than 2500 years, and has been constantly developed since.

Promotion Of Chi

Given that the promotion of Chi is an aim of Chi Kung, and Chi Kung being a part of TCM, studies show that Chi flows via twelve major meridians, or channels that have branches connecting to the body's organs and functions.

TCM Today

Since around 1950 and following many years of ignoring TCM, China has actively promoted the knowledge and practise in to expanding more research institutes and TCM hospitals.

TCM and Western Medicine

There has been an increase of awareness to TCM in Australian medical circles. Although not in the same scope as TCM in China, some major hospitals have developed TCM related clinics.

Ancient Chinese Philosophy

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