Mak Chung Man - The Man from the Mountains
the last three decades, Master Mak Chung Man, an avid exponent of
Qigong and martial arts since the age of nine, has been practicing
and teaching Qigong. His clinic in Hong Kong is crowded daily with
patients from all walks of life who have come to him with a myriad
of ailments which he treats with Qigong massage. At night, Master
Mak teaches them Qigong stances so that they can heal themselves
with this wonderful spiritual discipline.
Mak - Hong Kong's 'Qigong ambassador to the world' - was one of
the first Qigong masters in Hong Kong to provide Qigong massage.
In ancient times, Qigong massage was the exclusive privilege of
Chinese emperors because a strong body and enormous energy were
demanded of the masseur. To sustain his stamina, Master Mak practises
Qigong every day.
keen and erudite herbalist, Master Mak is also known as 'the man
from the mountains' because of the time he spends early each morning
up in the hills of his village in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau island.
With a basket on his back and a hoe in his hand, Master Mak selects
the herbs with which he will later concoct his Chinese medicinal
Chung Man's fame as a healer has travelled far and wide, and people
come to him from all over the world to be treated. In spite of
his busy schedule, Master Mak still finds time to teach Qigong
at the local university because, never possessive of his vast knowledge,
Master Mak has always believed that Qigong is not a secret art
and therefore should not be shrouded in mystery. Nobody who is
interested in Qigong should be dependent upon a master to do these
very simple life-affirming stances. And that, ultimately, is the
most eloquent testament to Mak Chung Man, the statuesque healer
from the mountains with bright piercing eyes and a kind face who,
thanks to his generosity and enthusiasm, has ensured that the
ancient art of Qigong will continue to move with the times.