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QI: The Force Behind Blood Flow and Higher Intelligence

Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack

by Damon Damato

Can you describe Qi?

Qi is the electric life presence that beats the human heart and charges the air we breathe. The effects of Qi are profound for increasing circulation and improving endocrine imbalances. Qi is related to static electricity and can be harnessed with hand postures.

Qi Revolution is coming to Virginia Beach Convention Center March 7th - 9th. What is your higher vision for sharing this kind of healing with hundreds of people?

We visit Virginia Beach every few years and transform a convention center into sacred space. Our intention is to experience the authentic healing and stress-dissolving practices of Qigong in a strong group energy field. Sound, light and Qi graphics are used to improve learning so everyone can feel what is going on without any previous experience. Many people that attend heal old injuries and nearly everyone is strengthened by the energy. Our vision for this event is to uplift the group energy to the highest level to benefit all who attend.

There are a number of healing routines within the Qi Revolution experience. Do you need to be fit to participate?  Can one receive healing attributes if they are out of shape, ill or have other physical impairments?

People of all ages can benefit from Qigong. Those with injuries often experience pain relief by doing Qigong in the first morning practices. We are okay with people practicing where their body is at and provide modified postures for those who need special assistance.

The breath work at the Qi Revolution is transformative. Can one become more peaceful and increase awareness from the breath?

A renowned surgeon named Perrin Clark, MD from Daytona Beach, Florida, recently attended our national event. He told us he was super-stressed because a major component of his job was giving bad news to patients, causing him to hold his breath a lot without even realizing it. After attending Qi Revolution and learning Qigong and the 9-breath method, our signature breathing technique, he now reports his stress has decreased dramatically. He has since become certified in both our Qigong and Food Healing programs.

I’ve seen a shift over the past few years where your focus has really honed in on food healing, especially in regards to food science. Why do you feel this is so important and how does it relate to one’s personal Qi?

Food is key to excellent health, especially natural foods. Kiwi for example, has helped reverse asthma in hundreds of students I’ve counseled. Moreover, the medical journal Thorax indicates children who ate kiwi 3-5 times a week, versus those who didn’t eat any, had a much lower incidence of asthma.

Food affects our Qi by becoming our blood and the cells that carry oxygen to our brain. I teach that eating red foods, high in carotenoids, are the best way to stop the oxidative processes responsible for heart disease and brain degeneration. We serve smoothies and sweet red pepper paste to all Qi Revolution attendees so they can taste for themselves how delicious natural foods can be prepared.

You perform a Global Healing Circle that is legendary. Can you tell me more about it?

The living electricity felt in the hands of the healing circle is unlike anything else we teach. After everyone is proficient in using the 9-breath method, we hold hands while doing it many times. The feeling is like an electric current going through everyone’s legs, arms and hands—it is powerful and amazing! During the Circle, we focus our minds to God and ask for the healing of people we love and send light to noble groups and nations worldwide.

Qi Revolution will be held March 7 - 9, 2020 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The cost is $199. 24 CEUs. Veterans may attend free of charge. For more information, call 800-298-8970 or visit