Whenever I felt the first sneeze, chill or sign of sore throat, i.e. the sign of catching a cold, I immediately do the level I exercise, (with the eyes closed!). There would be tears or running nose to get rid of the virus. Usually then I would be fine, or do it another time if not totally well within couple hours for non serious cold or flu. It had been working for me for more than ten years. But if I donot do it soon enough, then the cold may linger for several days. The key point is to do it ASAP!
Be sure to have light on and loud sound if doing it at night! Donot do it outside at night. You can do it while sitting, standing, or even lying on the bed, talking with eyes open. It finishs in 15 mins.
You can learn this exercise from searching the internet, any URL web's pictures, video or ask anyone who knows to show you. There are two levels known to the public. Donot believe any level 3 teaching. It is only taught to few selected people thru a secret kept channel and cannot be bought by money!
The master had passed away about ten years ago. You can search china internet for detail. This doesnot affect the effectiveness of this exercise though.
I have practiced qigong for more than 20 years. I taught almost 1000 students on level 1 & 2 world wide about ten years ago!
Great information and thanks to both of you. The first time I saw this and searched for info, I couldn't find any sites expaining the steps for Fragrant Qigong. The second time around, I had better results.
Here is a link to a site that shows the steps and talks you through it.
I looked at both sites...walked through the chart I found, and read the instructions; more sifficult. thank you for that link wish the animated gifs were better on that site...my excited head said, I can learn this myself! and then another part started to whisper that probably learning from charts and gifs isn't the correct way...
I looked at this qigong a while ago.
I decided not to practice it for several reasons.
Some of the movements as I remember don't make a lot of sense to me and their purpose is not really explained.
The difference between level one and two and their purpose also do not make much sense.
The Master reportedly died in his 60s of liver cancer despite having practiced for 50 years as he claimed.
Much of the ideas could have been taken from other qigongs previously revealed in the 80s
Many movements like this though, could have beneficial effects over time and with the addition of faith or the belief they work. Also they are probably derived somewhat from other qigong forms.
In any case I've looked at many qigong forms and this one doesn't appeal to me, but if it works for you that's good.
Since you know that the master was died from liver cancer, at least that was what it reported. I may want to disclose some detail. If he died from liver cancer, properly because he did too many mass group healing which depleted his energy too much, and/or from making too much money out of them.
This qigong is what it called information qigong, which means it has help from spritual force, i.e. Buddism related. The most important requirment is to do at least one good deed a day. Judging from the movements, etc are really not understanding it. As matter of facts, nowadays, lots of qigong are in this category.
One can learn it from just following an video if it is available, if you cannot find any instructor near by.