The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been an important part of the art of Kung Fu for many generations. It has been said that a master’s Kung Fu is only as good as his Dit Da (Traditional Orthopaedic or External Medicine). Not only is practicing medicine an important aspect of aiding students in the recovery from training-related injuries, it is also an integral part of the theory of Lohan Qigong therapeutic exercises. These skills were integral part of the training at the Shaolin Monastery and this forms the origin of the Dit Da medicine practiced in Chen family Choy Lee Fut.
In the Chen Family Choy Lee Fut Kungfu and Shaolin Lohan Qigong lineage, the practice of Dit Da TCM has also been a strong family tradition, with skills passed down from teacher to family disciples through the generations. Our Founder Chen Heung operated a Chinese Medicine Clinic in his home village of Ging Mui which he called the “Wing Sing Tong” clinic.
The Sydney school continues this tradition, teaching the following aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of the Lohan Qigong training:
- Chinese Herbs
- Chinese Massage
- Chinese Dietary Therapy
- Traditional Cupping and Moxibustion