CFQ is the abbreviation of Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong, or in Chinese. The roots of qigong and meditation extend back thousands of years in Chinese history. The term qigong consists of two parts. Qi refers to bioenergy or the life force that flows through and around the body. The term gong indicates cultivation or training that develops a healthy flow of qi through the body. To generate a healthy flow of qi is to release blockages in the body's energetic system and to remove sources of disease and discomfort.
CFQ is a complete system of holistic healing which draws on the dynamic (movements) and quiescent (meditation) aspects of qigong to provide a basis for physical and spiritual healing.
CFQ is particularly helpful for the relief of stress, trauma and anxiety and the treatment of chronic diseases. However, it can be recommended as a means of dealing with virtually any problem—emotional or psychological, as well as physical.
CFQ is the creation of Master Yap Soon Yeong. Based in Penang, Malaysia, Master Yap is a world-renowned healer and teacher who has taught extensively in Canada, Spain, the UK and Greece and has a following around the world as well as in his own country. The impressive and powerful CFQ movements are not Master Yap's only contribution to healing. He has revitalized and modernized the tradition of Zen meditation and instructed a generation of healers in the techniques of CFQ healing. This is all in addition to maintaining a vital healing practice out of his CFQ Centre in Penang to which people from around the globe come for healing of the most serious diseases.
Master Yap has acquired a reputation for his remarkable, authenticated healing record.
Master Yap is the author of Energy Medicine in CFQ Healing: Healing the Body, Transforming Consciousness (Writer's Club Press, 2002) and several articles and manuals on dynamic qigong and meditation.
As a teacher of qigong and meditation his fame has spread to various parts of the world. Large communities of CFQers exist in Canada, the USA, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, Greece, Australia and, of course, southeast Asia. The number of certified CFQ instructors is over 200 and growing rapidly. Thousands of people have received CFQ training.
Beyond the ordinary, shedding the norm
Void and detached
Returning to Origin and Truth
The Self-nature reveals itself.
No worry, no hindrance and unbounded,
Excellent wisdom, excellent realization—excellent suchness of truth.
Master Yap Soon Yeong
Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat and requires the use of multiple approaches. This study is a randomized controlled trial of CFQ qigong in the treatment of fibromyalgia as compared with a wait-list control group.
One hundred participants were randomly assigned to immediate or delayed practice groups, with the delayed group receiving training at the end of the control period. Qigong training (level 1 Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong, CFQ), given over three half-days, was followed by weekly review/practice sessions for eight weeks; participants were also asked to practice at home for 45 to 60 minutes per day for this interval. Outcomes were pain, impact, sleep, physical function and mental function, and these were recorded at baseline, eight weeks, four months and six months. Immediate and delayed practice groups were analyzed individually compared to the control group, and as a combination group.
In both the immediate and delayed treatment groups, CFQ demonstrated significant improvements in pain, impact, sleep, physical function and mental function when compared to the wait-list/usual care control group at eight weeks, with benefits extending beyond this time. Analysis of combined data indicated significant changes for all measures at all times for six months, with only one exception. Post-hoc analysis based on self-reported practice times indicated greater benefit with the per protocol group compared to minimal practice.
This study demonstrates that CFQ, a particular form of qigong, provides long-term benefits in several core domains in fibromyalgia. CFQ may be a useful adjuvant self-care treatment for fibromyalgia.download study download poster
On the Reading page you will find two articles that list abstracts of recent scientific research on qigong and meditation. These will give you a sense of what researchers are doing to come to terms with these non-standard and hard-to-quantify approaches to healing.go to Reading
In April of 2006 I took Jack’s two day Level One CFQ training programme. It was an entirely positive experience. Jack is a warm, engaging and highly competent instructor. His commitment to CFQ is infectious. I have since done a great deal of reading about CFQ and have attended a workshop with Master Yap, all of which has confirmed Jack’s mastery of the principles. I practise CFQ on a daily basis. It brings me serenity and a sense of control. I am indebted to Jack for the solid grounding he imparted.
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada