Researcher, Holistic Therapist, Qigong Practitioner
PRESENTATION: Lived History Files: 1989-1990
Old Energy Techniques in Our Times
Doina Tetcu graduated Physics from the University of Bucharest in 1971. For 38 years she worked as a researcher at the Atomic Physics Institute, Nuclear Reactors Institute and Research Institute for Materials Physics and Techonology, Bucharest, Romania. Using nuclear methods, as the techniques of X-ray and neutron diffraction, she conducted solid state physics and crystallography research studying a wide range of materials, from those used in the aerospace industry to those used in the construction of nuclear reactors. She was involved in international projects concerning nuclear fusion reactors. With the use of infrared microscopy and X-ray topography she did studies of crystallographic lattice defects in semiconductors and semiconductor devices.
In the last 20 years Doina Tetcu has developed a strong interest in holistic medicine. She is a therapist in electro-acupuncture and polarized light, pain therapy, and is EFT internationally accredited. She is a qigong practitioner.
Abstract of the talk:
Old Energy Techniques in Our Times
Abstract: This is a workshop on qigong which, along with acupuncture, is a basic component of Chinese Traditional Medicine.
Modern medicine begins to quickly take over and integrate concepts of other disciplines, the most interesting ones coming from the secular culture of the Far East. Since ancient times, Qigong art (qi - energy, gong - mastery) has been known in China as the method of preventing and treating diseases, fighting premature aging and prolonging life.
Qigong, the art of maintaining and improving health, is a method of "conserving" life, strengthening the body and developing wisdom, which includes, besides physical training, the ancient philosophy and the entire tradition of Chinese culture. In Chinese Traditional Medicine, all illnesses, both physical, and mental as well as emotional, are diagnosed and treated as fundamental imbalances in the vital energies of the human system. For more than 7000 years China's qigong masters have used their mind to control energy, and energy to heal illness and prolong life. At the beginning, when qigong came from China to the West, people looked at it as something mystical, and this prevented them from perceiving it as it really is. Currently, qigong develops as a new science, the science of life, or the art of health. "The essential thing that emphasizes qigong is ethics."
In practicing qigong, mind and body must be used together. Studies in China on the effects of qigong have shown that for it to "function" there must be five basic elements: movement, respiration, concentration, relaxation and attitude. Qigong is the path to balance and harmony. The more balanced one is, the stronger one gets. At the same time, qigong develops wisdom. "True power comes from wisdom." "Cultivate the energies of childhood, rejoice," and create harmony first inside and then around you. Qigong practices serve to free the physical body from energy blockages. The energy circulates free and the physical body becomes more harmonious.
I learned all these and many more from the international Master Lin Kai Ting, “Master”, as we like to call him, who first came to Romania in 1992, saying: "Qigong originated in China, but it belongs to the whole world. "
The workshop will focus on a few practical qigong exercises, easy to learn and beneficial to everyone, to which the audience is invited to participate (moving exercises or static exercises, the first ones training the physical body and the mind, the latter moving the energy inside the body, through mental activity and breathing).
Some elements of energetic psychotherapy will also be presented. These are a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology, resulting in what is called EFT - Emotional Freedom/Release Techniques, with better and faster results than conventional psychotherapy. They are based on working energetically on acupuncture points (actually acupressure area) simultaneously with psychotherapy.
Keywords: qigong, balance and harmony, Master, Practical Exercises, Energetic Psychotherapy, EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques
Abstract of the talk:
Lived History Files: 1989-1990
Abstract: Although in recent times people talk more about the events that took place in 1989 rather than the 1989 revolution, the author believes that when the masses participate in events, and when those events happen in many areas of the country, and they are followed by major changes in society, it means it is a revolution. Under the power of the strong emotions she went through, the author tells about what she lived on December 21, 1989, when the revolution broke out in Bucharest just in front of her house, but also in the days and months that followed in 1990. The events of 1990 are mentioned which marked the difficult road of the attempts to establish democracy in Romania. These are the rallies and demonstrations that culminated in the great demonstration in the University Square - the "free zone of neocommunism". The author tells also about the arrival of the "miners" in Bucharest to restore "peace", which resulted in particularly in strong violence and numerous deaths during the days of 13th to 15th of June, 1990. The work has a historical value through its authenticity and, even if it feels emotional, it marks moments of true history to which the author participated or was an eyewitness.
Keywords: revolution, communism, demonstration, University Square, miners