Bigu Qigong

Ancient Secret for Optimal Weight

About Dr. Qizhi Gao and Bigu Qigong

Dr. Qizhi Gao, D.O.M., Dipl. OM, as a Chinese Medicine practitioner and educator, has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1980 and has over 40 years’ experience as a Qigong Practitioner and Instructor.  He is licensed by the state of New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and by the state of Kansas as an acupuncturist.

In 1996, Dr. Gao taught a Qigong instructor program, which included both classic and modern Qigong excises for the purpose of prevention and treatment of diseases. At the end of the program, one student asked him: “Dr. Gao, we learned so much on Qigong in this class from common disease to cancer. But we didn’t learn how to help weight problem, which over 50% people are overweight in this country.” So he decided to share Bigu Qigong. 

He then conducted the first study with 12 people. The study result was a really encouraging, as he expected.”…(Twelve Subjects) in the two-week study, there was a significant mean weight loss of 11.2 pounds (5.06 kg) (p<. 0001); mean weight loss per day was 0.9 pounds (0.41 kg)” — Qigong and Weight Loss: Qi as a food sourcePresented at the Third World Conference on Medical Qigong, Beijing, China, 1996.

To date, thousands of people have learned the practice of Bigu Qigong through his class and the minimum average weight lose is 6 lbs for a group over the two week period. Last few years, he  started to train instructors to meet the demand. In the instructor class students keep asking him to write a book to share Bigu Qigong. 

In 2017, Dr. Gao wrote and released a book called Breathing Yourself Thin to help introduce people to the concepts of Bigu Qigong.

Additionally, Dr. Gao developed and launched a comprehensive program to teach anyone Bigu Qigong, available as a online course where Dr. Gao and qualified instructors will provide feedback and direction.

Published Research & Reviews

Few points from published research paper, news paper or TV interviews

She lost 18 pounds during the two weeks and continued to lose afterward; weight loss among class members ranged from five to 22 pounds. 

She says. “You’ve got to want to do it.” Take the class with a partner “to motivate each other.” The diet was easy for her because “you didn’t have to think about what you were eating, you didn’t have to think about weighing your food.” 

Tuesday, June 29, 1999

“Bigu Qigong is a safe and effective method for weight loss, which uses the exercise to reduce caloric intake under self-control; however, for the lay qigong practitioner it is necessary to have an experienced teacher to guide them.  

Bigu is a viable protocol for long-term, sustained weight loss. “

Qizhi Gao

Presented at the ISSSEEM Conference in Boulder, CO, USA June 1999

Madeline Norland also liked the number on the scale. “I lost 6.7, nearly 7 pounds, which is nice to see over 14 days. 

As a whole, the 10-member class lost nearly 60 pounds. “I did eat less, the breathing exercise really taught us to suppress our appetite.” 

“It’s something I plan to do the rest of my life.”

February 3, 2011

What can we do for you?

You’ve decided to Change Your Life, Lose Weight, make your Health Priority Number One. This is no easy task, but Dr. Gao will help you attain your goals

I can’t loose any weight even I eat less and only healthy diet.

Eating more or less, healthy diet or unhealthy diet, which will affect your weight management. But the ability to process the food by your internal organs plays a very important role.  You may find that you, your brothers, sisters and other family members eat same food, someone eat less, still gain weight, but someone not, even eat more. Bigu Qigong does not only help you to control your appetite but also improve your internal organ’s function. 

I’ve tried everything, lost weight then gain back quicker and even more than I lost, frustrating!!!

To maintain good health is a lifelong goal. So is keeping an optimal weight. The two-week-long course is only a tool, along with your personal and your classmates’ experience, to prove that you can “breath yourself thin” as was described in a KAKE TV interview. Bigu Qigong can benefit you as long as you live, if you use it. You will be totally independent in your weight management, as was discussed in the Wichita Eagle interview “Qigong Takes, Keeps Her Extra Weight Off.”

I did’t loose any weight even I attended 3 months boot camp.

Physical exercises help weight management. However, it may get opposite result from your goal if you make yourself too exhaust. Hormone imbalance is often be blamed for weight issue. Fatigue is one of main reason to cause hormone imbalance.  Your weight will be much easier to control if you know how to balance exercise, work, stress and relaxation. Bigu Qigong will help you for the balance.

Are you ready?

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