When reading Mr. Frantzis' book "The Power of Internal Martial Arts," I noticed that he originally trained in karate (among other external martial arts). I too have a long history in karate, Shotokan to be exact. Although I have genuine interest in qigong and the healing aspects of qigong's exercises, I feel that it would be a waste of my years of karate training to just abandon all the karate katas I learned. Therefore, I am wondering if there is some relationship between karate katas and Oriental medicine, as far as using them to maintain health from an Oriental medical point of view.
As a psychiatrist working in a hospital I treat patients experiencing severe crises. This work can be very stressful at times. For the past 10 months I have been doing standing outer dissolving almost every day. Over this time I have noticed a big decrease in the amount of tension and contractions in my body.