Dr. Pang is a famous qigong grand master, doctor and pioneer in Qigong Science. Some of the positions he has held include Councilor of China Association of Qigong Science, Chairman of Association of Zhineng Qigong, Honorary Chairman of Beijing Association of Qigong, Managing Editor of magazine “Oriental Qigong” and “Zhineng Qigong Science”, Deputy Chief Editor of China Qigong Correspondence Institute, Deputy Director of Faculty of Oriental Health Sciences of Beijing City University, President of Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center, Head of Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Research Center.
Dr. Pang grew up under the nurture of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Qigong and Martial Arts. After graduating from Beijing Medical College in 1958, he engaged in western medical practice. From 1958 to 1962 Dr. Pang studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Association. He then began to integrate Chinese and Western medicine in clinical practice.
At the end of 1950s, Dr. Pang started to study Buddhism and practice Buddhist qigong. He shifted his focus on martial arts in 1960s. In 1970s, he followed various grandmasters of Taoist Qigong and Folk Qigong. Dr. Pang has studied under total 19 grandmasters of Buddhist qigong, Taoist qigong, Confucian qigong, Folk Qigong, Martial arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc. While Chinese and Western medical training laid foundation for his qigong research, his accomplishment in qigong also greatly improved clinical effectiveness. With expertise in qigong, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and Western medicine, etc., Dr. Pang has cured lots of intractable and rare diseases and become a very famous doctor in China.
In February, 1979, Dr. Pang attended National Conference of Chinese and Western Medicine Integration hosted by The China Ministry of Health. He was one of the organizers of First National Qigong Summit held in July, 1979. At the same year, he initiated and found the first qigong academic mass organization in China – Beijing Qigong Institute.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Pang made a bold reform in traditional qigong and created Zhineng Qigong. In spring of 1981, Dr. Pang gave a lecture on howto project external Qi in the first National External Qi Projection Seminar hosted by Beijing Qigong Institute. At the end of 1984, he started to apply Qi Filed technique to qigong training and qigong healing and made it published in 1986. Since 1986, Dr. Pang put forth a series of new theories which have laid a solid foundation of Qigong Science, such as, Hunyuan Holistic Theory, Yi Yuan Ti Theory (The Noumenon of Consciousness), Hunyuan Qi Theory, Qi Field Theory, Zhineng Meridian Theory, Reality-Illusion Interference Theory (Zhen Wang Xiang Gong), etc.
In 1988 Dr. Pang found the Hebei Shijiazhuang Zhineng Qigong Institute. In November 1991, the institute was renamed as Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center. In January 1992, Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Research Center was constituted. By 1998, Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center had over 600 employees and had serviced over 300,000 students and patients. Since 1992, the average students and patients in center were about 4,000 every month, with peak months over 7,000. Over the years, the Center has treated patients with 200 different diseases, and achieved an overall effectiveness rate of 90%. In the spring of 1996, the construction of Qigong Town was broken ground in Shunyi, Beijing.
During this golden age of Zhineng Qigong, tremendous qigong science research had been conducted in cooperation with medical research institutes, medical organizations and academic institutions. By 1998, Annual Zhineng Qigong Science Academic Conference had been held for six times with a total of 4224 research papers were received. The field of research included preclinical medicine, clinical medicine, science, education, sports, arts, industry, agricultural, forestation, herding, fishing and physical education, etc.
In 2001, Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center was closed in order to comply with the new qigong regulations of China government. Dr. Pang is now retired.