SCAM ALERT! BEWARE OF THE HEXIANJU QIGONG CENTRE!! | A few months ago, I was induced to take a retreat at the Hexianju Qigong Centre (run by Mr. Liu Jianshe) in Hainan island, China. As my interest lay in healing with Qi, I was swayed primarily by the healing stories on their website www.hexju.com. | My interest was piqued further when I read on the website that two of the five teachers at the Hexianju Qigong Centre had been teaching in the past at Dr. Ming Pang’s (founder of Zhineng Qigong) Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Center in China. One of the teachers purportedly worked at Huaxia even as a healer. | Alas, what a colossal disappointment, what a bitter let-down the retreat was! Firstly, there were only TWO teachers (including Liu Jianshe) at the Centre- not FIVE, as advertised on the website. The teacher/healer was one of those three gone from the Hexianju Qigong Centre. | Secondly, the English of the two teachers available for the retreat was atrocious. What came out of their mouths in English was unmitigated, meaningless drivel. They were unable to express themselves coherently and meaningfully, and with their appallingly limited vocabularies they could not really explain or teach anything. | The retreat turned out to be nothing but a very expensive scam (I was charged 2900 dollars for 3 weeks). It was a pathetic farce. Nobody at the retreat was healed; no healing was even attempted, even though a whole page on the website www.hexju.com is devoted to healing with Qi stories. | We were not even taught how to go about healing ourselves. There was NO demonstration of the power of Qi or Yiyuanti by Jianshe or the other teacher. Disappointingly as well, the claim on the website that with the powerful Yiyuanti, one can even make boiled peanuts sprout, remained unsubstantiated. | The whole concept of Yiyuanti, featured on the website, remained as enigmatic to me as it had been before the retreat. It seems that the healing stories and the concept of Yiyuanti are given special prominence on Jianshe’s website merely to whet the reader’s appetite for one of his overpriced but bogus retreats. This is most regrettable, as many- perhaps most- people go to Zhineng Qigong retreats these days for one sole reason- HEALING. | It is my sincere and considered conclusion that the retreatants lured to the Hexianju Qigong Centre are a mere ‘cash cow’, sheep to be fleeced for Liu Jianshe. It is also my sincere and considered conclusion that the retreats run by him are one gigantic scam. | Jianshe’s website www.hexju.com, though amended since my retreat (for example, there is no longer any mention of Yiyuanti being capable of making boiled peanuts sprout), is still deceptive, grossly hyped up and run in bad faith. | My dictionary defines the word ‘charlatan’ as ‘a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses.’ It seems that we have a perfect match here. | ‘The word ‘scammer’ is defined as ‘someone who makes money using illegal methods, especially by tricking people. Ditto- again a perfect match. | Let this post be a warning to all the readers who may have been tempted by the guile of Jianshe’s website, and are considering signing up for a retreat at the Hexianju Qigong Centre.