As mentioned in my June 12th blog post, in celebration of 12 years cured of Parkinson’s, I will be doing full-length videos of every exercise in the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. I will post them in future blog posts and insert them into the Recipe, put them on my resources page, and have them on my YouTube channel.
Medical Qigong for the Liver
1. Hold hands in front of bellybutton like holding a small ball.
2. Slowly raise hands to slightly above eye level.
3. Lower each hand to chest at lowest level of ribs directly in line straight down from nipples.
4. While pressing palms against ribs, rotate hands six times in one direction and then six times in the other direction. Leaving palms where they are, alternate bending toward the sides four times to each side.
5. Lower palms to lowest point on ribs on each side of the body directly in line straight down from arm pits.
6. While pressing palms against ribs, rotate hands six times in one direction and then six times in the other direction. Overlap hands against your body just below the bellybutton, alternate bending forward the and backwards four times each.
7. Put hands on knees, trace bone down front of leg, when reaching ankle, lift hands and point fingers at toes. Straighten back up.
Repeat 1. through 7. sequence ten times. It may take a while to be able to work up to ten. The idea is to go slow and easy and stop before over-doing it. Your body will tell you when to stop, and eventually you will achieve ten repetitions (I was able to do 4 repetitions when I started and it took a couple of weeks to work my way up to 10).
As you can see, I did this at a moderate pace. If you need to do it slower, please do it at your pace. Also, you can do it in a chair. Finally, when I had Parkinson’s, my balance was so poor to the back that I did not bend backwards when doing this Medical Qigong. That improvisation did not prevent my full recovery.
Thank you for joining in my 12-year cured from Parkinson’s anniversary celebration. I am happy to be doing Medical Qigong for the Liver with you each day. More to come.
You are worth it!
All my best,
Howard, you’re an angel! Thank you so much for posting all the exercises. Very helpful..
Thank you thank you Howard for this wonderful, full length video!! It’s so helpful!
Hello Mr Howard .. you are awesome 🙏🏼 Thank you for posting the exercise in detail..God bless you .. 💕
Had an interesting week doing the recipe, ended up with sore shoulder and feeling slightly tired so I had to ease up on my recovery lightly to give my body time to mend. You know it also felt like a break after all this time and it gave me a second wind. Thanks for the video Howard, what I learned from it, I need slow down and lean back a bit more. Thinking of you all fighting for that win. Who’s next: Val, Karen, or Ray, or anybody 🧘♀️🧘♀️🧘♀️
Thanks for this. Great to see your smiling face. I learned that I had my hands too low for the rib circles. I just did the ten reps along with you and I feel so much energy. So worth the effort.
So great, as we are doing it a long time, it still helps to see it in detail, thank you
for your time consuming work, we appreciate very much!!
Great to see it in detail.
Thank you, Howard!
I look forward to the next videos! You are our savior!!!!
Howard your video is sheer brilliance! I did it along with you this morning and will use it from now on. I’m on day three, early days I know but I’m going to beat Parky. Although I have no balance problems, just a tremor on the right side and on medication which has helped some, when I did the Standing and Balance exercise my right arm went crazy.
Love and light to you all.
Elaine G (UK)
Welcome to the blog and our community. The shaking is normal. Your body is doing a self check on your meridian (energy) flows, so where there is a tremor, initially it will increase with Standing and Balance.
Love and blessings,
This is very welcome, Howard, and may I say you’re looking wonderful! Thank you for going to the trouble of posting the complete repetitions of the MQFTL on video because it’s great to have the opportunity of doing them with you and knowing that other people are doing the same. I understand that, in qigong, when you’re doing the practice together, it energetically amplifies the power and benefits.
Like Rick, I’m wondering who’ll be next to claim their recovery. YOU, probably, Rick. Thanks for your encouragement last week, when I mentioned that I was about to rack up three years of doing the Recipe. There are other warriors who have been doing it for longer than me and have never given up hope, so I take my inspiration from them as well. Who can forget that Helen in Australia carried on for four years and three months before she was cured? As Karen pointed out, you and Ray are going neck and neck (I hope you both enjoyed your birthdays and I’ll be catching you up at 66 before you turn 67, mate) and I’m allowing myself to be carried in your energy slipstream. Congratulations, Ray, on getting rid of four big things: Constipation, dyskinesia, anxiety and insomnia. That comment you made about being ‘mentally peaceful’ struck a chord with me.
I’m pressing the reset button on the Recipe and hoping to get to the finish line this time. I’ve learned a lot about myself during the recovery journey and I feel ready to embrace the healed life minus the hang-ups that helped Parkinson’s get a hold in the first place.
Great video Howard. Thanks a million for your time and kind wise words much needed as a boost at this time. Good luck and much love to all. OK. Thank you. xx
Thanks Howard. This really helps!
Thank you Howard, it’s lovely to do the exercise along with you and I also feel we’re all getting to do it along together and time just flies by!
Much love to you, Sally and all my fellow warriors
Hi Howard, congratulations to you and Sally for such an easy to follow professional video. It was lovely also to see your great personality shine through this new video AND you haven’t aged a bit God Bless You.
Thank you to you both for your love to anyone who watches this series of videos.
I hope you had fun recording them. 😊😊.
Big Love, Karen xx 💕💕
Thank you Howard
Thank You Mr Howard, God Bless you & your recovery. From Bethany-Megan x
Thank you Howard for the video, which also served as a revision for me.
Excellent idea to have a video demo for each of the exercises. Thank you Howard.
Congratulations on completing 12 years of your recovery on June 12th. In these 12 years you have guided and inspired so many of us on this path to full recovery and I hope to join this list very soon.
I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to you for helping me have faith in my recovery. Your blogs pinpoint the issues we encounter very precisely and provide positive steps to address them. I regularly read your writings and get comforted and inspired. The first full-length video is great and I look forward to seeing the others.
Thank you again for your kindness & constant inspiration. May God bless you with the best of health and happiness!
Thankyou Howard. I could feel the warmth!
Thank you so much for this full length video, dear Howard. It’s tremendously helpful to do the exercise along with it.
Love to you and your lovely wife Sally!
Thanks so much for your first video! I feel confident working along with you & knowing I’m on the right track. The blogs are also very helpful. I’m enjoying reading them from the beginning, finding both inspiration and comfort as needed. It’s really great getting to know everyone, blessings to you all!
I tend to get stuck, especially in the side bending, so doing the qigong along with the video is a real help. Thanks Howard!
What a marvellous video of the Medical Qigong for the Liver! You look so great, and it makes one feel good just seeing you doing the repetitions with your wonderful smile and your magnificent energy.
Thank you so much, to you and Sally, for making these full length videos of the physical exercises of the Recipe. Just watching you doing them is so uplifting and an enormous help in our recovery!
With much love to you and Sally.