Guo Lin was a Chinese woman who contracted cancer, then used her family's Qigong to cure herself and many others.

The Guo Lin story:

Ms. Guo Lin was a teacher of traditional Chinese painting and was diagnosed with uterine cancer at age 43 and had her uterus removed in 1949 while she was in Shanghai, China. In 1960, the cancer was found to have spread to her bladder, so her doctors removed half her bladder. However, this did not help, her cancer remained and spread and after four other operations, the doctors gave up and in 1964, told her she had only six months to live.

She did not give up hope, but she did not know what to do. As she was cleaning up her home, she found ancient Qigong texts left to her by her late grandfather (a Taoist priest) and began to practice these forms. She found them to be very effective. After six months, she found that her cancer had gone into remission.

In 1970 she started teaching other cancer patients in the parks of Beijing. Her style was called New Qigong Therapy and soon, word was spreading that many of her students were benefiting from this "new" qigong. By 1977 she had gained national prominence and was teaching about 400 students daily in Beijing. She worked tirelessly until her death in 1984 at age 78 (of a cerebral hemorrhage), after having survived cancer for over 34 years and after helping thousands recover from the pain and suffering of various ailments. She had travelled throughout China to lecture, teach and demonstrate.

Now her Qigong style is named in her honor, and it has spread to many countries around the world.

There was a TV special on health called "The Healing Heart". Near the end of the special was a segment on Guo Lin Qigong. It was about the Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club. These people, instead of being passive in their fight with cancer, were out everyday walking, moving, and breathing in a very special way.

All over Shanghai there were people getting together every morning, hundreds of people in dozens of places, to practice these Qigong forms to help fight their cancer. These groups were run solely by cancer survivors who had used this Qigong.  At the time the show was taped, in Shanghai alone, there were almost 3,000 people in these cancer recovery clubs, and besides the Qigong classes they also scheduled group trips, met for yearly anniversaries of members survival, and generally supported each other in their fight.

Now, over a million Chinese with a variety of chronic diseases have learned Guo Lin Qigong, and the various groups claim to have an amazing amount of success (over 80%). One must take these types of claims with a grain of salt, since many of the people may not have been medically diagnosed. However, many hospitals that treat cancer in China will recommend Guo Lin Qigong as part of the treatment.

Guo Lin Qigong was credited as an agent in many cases of cancer remission by the Chinese government. These successes inspired the creation of a cancer survivors club in Beijing, then spreading to many other cities. Today, Guo Lin Qigong clubs can be found all over China. There have been studies done, in China, that seem to prove or provide evidence as to this Qigong's effectiveness.

Guo Lin Qigong has become a social and medical phenomenon in China. No longer passive, the patients are very active in their own recovery which is strikingly different than what usually happens here.

This Qigong form can be used as an addition to any cancer recovery program. It should not be used to replace any cancer therapy prescribed by your physician. We offer no explicit nor implicit opinion or claim on the effectiveness of practicing Guo Lin Qigong for those with cancer or any other ailment. It is our wish to provide information on Quo Lin Qigong so that those interested can  learn this style.

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An Article by Denise Lozada of the American Cancer Society

Two Ways to Help Cover

Cancer Treatment Costs

When you receive a terminal diagnosis, you can have weeks, months or years left — and you will have to make some major decisions. Some people want to spend time with their friends and family, while others want to travel the world. Still cancer patients find peace through contemplation and meditation, while there are people who want to live life to the fullest with the time they have left. Regardless of how you deal with a terminal cancer diagnosis — few people want to spend that time focused on the costs associated with their illness.

For a patient dealing with a terminal cancer diagnosis, wondering how to manage the costs is often an added level of distraction and stress. If you or a loved one are facing these challenges, here is a quick look at some basic ways of covering costs.

Supplemental Insurance

Supplemental insurance pays benefits directly to you, helping patients with costs that their primary insurance doesn’t cover. For example, Medicare Advantage plans like those offered by providers like Humana give patients additional help with prescription, dental, and vision coverage, which can come in handy after rigorous cancer treatment.

As important as it is for you to know what is covered, it’s equally as important to know when you can sign up. There are certain times of the year when you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. There is a window during the three months before the month you turn 65 and the three months after the month you turn 65. There’s also an open enrollment period from October 15 through December 7. If you want to leave a Medicare Advantage plan, you have between January 1 and February 14. There are also individual special enrollment periods that occur outside these dates depending on your circumstances.

It’s also important to understand how Medicare covers comfort care. Palliative care helps make painful end-of-life situations more manageable. It’s not about giving up; it’s about creating calm and peace. In order to qualify for Medicare hospice benefit, however, you need to be enrolled in Medicare Part A.

Liquidate Your Assets

If you need more cash in-hand to help manage the high cost of cancer treatments, have a chat with your financial planner. You may be able to cash in your retirement savings, but be sure you understand the penalties involved. In some cases, there can be a 10-25 percent fee for early withdrawal, and you may have to pay taxes on the amount. Medicare only covers about 80 percent of costs, and you will still have copays and other out-of-pocket expenses. You might be able to sell a life insurance policy to help cover these costs. If you have property, investments or dividends on investments, consider cashing out those as well.

While some people find success selling their home and downsizing to a smaller house, condo or apartment, be sure you aren’t making choices that add more stress. Your assets are a good source of immediate income but will impact the estate you leave to others in your will.

And if you haven’t put together a will, now is the time to do so. That way, your loved ones will know precisely how you intend to handle your estate following your passing. So, take some time to assign a power of attorney, speak with a lawyer to create your living will, and, if necessary, appoint someone as your Social Security representative. Having everything in order will not only give you peace of mind, but it will also make things a little easier for your loved ones.

When coping with terminal cancer, your financial future is tied not just to your financial health, but also your physical health. Studies show that cancer patients are more than twice as likely to declare bankruptcy as people in stable health. To make matters worse, those who do go bankrupt are 80 percent more likely to die from the disease than other cancer patients. With cancer being the costliest disease to treat, it’s critical that those diagnosed with terminal cancer focus on funds in the beginning, so enjoying  life can be your main priority.