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Stomach-locking technique for weight loss


In Tom Tam's PiGu book on weight loss, he mentioned about using qigong to lockup a patient's stomach by sending chi to the middle-warmer to close up the stomach. Can someone explain in detail how this is done as a practitioner? Is it palming qi into someone's "middle-warmer"? How about the stomach locking technique?



If you can get some training from Master Tam on this someday that would be best. You are essentially correct, however, in that the techique comes down to directing and filling the lower dantian and the middle warmer with qi to avoid hunger (i.e. locking the stomach).

When we put people on the pigu fasts we usually have them come to a Tong Ren class weekly to repeat the locking. Also, while they are on the fast, they are often taught the Tai Chi Dao Yin routine. They will perform this routine everytime they are hungry. After performing the routine they are rarely hungry. The fasts, however, can be full or partial and of varying lengths depending the patient, their reasoning, and their overall health so each persons experience is different.


I have a patient that I think would benefit greatly from this. Do you know of any Tong Ren classes in Marin, CA?

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