By Woon Lim, Supervising Appraiser, Los Angeles County Assessor Office

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now, a crown is waiting for me. These words could be Josefina Cua , an Appraiser in Region 5, who succumbed to her battle with cancer on February 28, 2001.

Josefina was born on December 22, 1950 in Manila, Philippines.  She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  While a student in college, she also taught school part time.  In 1972 she married Stanley Cua, a chemical engineer in Region 30.  They came to the United States in 1985. Stan credits Josefina for creating and maintaining a loving, nurturing home for their three children.

Josefina joined Los Angeles County in 1990 as a clerk in the Pasadena office.  In 1997 she was accepted into Appraiser Training Class 56.  To those of us who were fortunate enough to have worked closely with Josefina, she was more than a colleague, she was a dear and beloved friend.  She was kind, generous, and extremely considerate.  She would go out of her way to help others and never expect anything in return.  Even during her illness, she still made time for her family, friends, and coworkers.  She never complained about her troubles, but was always an encouragement to those she came into contact with, including those she met while undergoing her cancer treatment.

She was the best coworker anyone could have asked for.  She was conscientious, cooperative and willing to carry more than her fair share of the workload.  She was a constant inspiration to us all.  All of us who knew her will miss her very much, but her loving and caring acts will linger fondly in our memories.

Reprinted from The Valuator, Vol 4, No 3, March, 2001, published by Los Angeles County Office of The Assessor.

In Western world cancer therapies are limited to the orthodox medicine of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and some recently available therapies, if a patient needs the health insurance to pay for the treatments. However, if the orthodox cancer treatments cannot save the patient, the only alternative is to go to the unorthodox cancer treatments which the health insurance will not pay for the treatments and the treatments are normally not legal. In the United States the war between the orthodox and unorthodox cancer treatments is at least 70 years old, the best known source of unorthodox cancer treatments must be awarded to the Cancer Control Society in Los Angeles and its annual Cancer Control Conventions in Los Angeles since 1972. The source of information on this website is largely based on the annual Cancer Control Conventions. Below are the weblinks of some of the cancer treatments that have been considered controversial because of many anecdotal testimonies

Some Alternative Cancer Therapy Weblinks

Some Collections in My Private Library

The use of Chinese Qigong to treat cancer is probably only available in China. How successful is the treatment is not known since China does not have the statistical data, I can only say that my most recent knowledge is that some hospitals in Beijing is using it as a suplemental regimen to help the recovery of cancer patients. I have researched two styles of Chinese Qigong that were famous in cancer treatment and report them on this website to familiarize the readers of their stories since the 1970s.



Stanley Cua, PhD, Cuayu Research, california, USA

Chinese acupuncture was introduced to the west half a century ago after the visit of former President Nixon in the 1970s, it may also take another half century for the west to know and appreciate Chinese qigong for healing, optimal health, and life extension. In fact both acupuncture and qigong were parts of the old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is beginning to be recognized by the western culture. According to some unofficial estimates there may be a thousand different Chinese qigong styles in China. In this article I am going to introduce the two styles started in the 1970s that has since then be used to heal cancer and other chronic diseases. They are the "Guolin Qigong" and "Zhineng Qigong", both for optimal health and healing.

Since late 1970s China has demonstrated that qigong can help cure cancer if not a cure by itself. The pioneer, Madam Guolin, who was a cancer patient herself, used qigong that she learned in childhood to cure her own cancer. She then promoted qigong for cancer cure to the entire Chinese population in the 1970s and 1980s until her untimely death in 1984 due to overwork. From early 1970 to 2009 Guolin qigong has benefited probably millions of patients in China. Madam Guolin started the cancer group therapy by teaching cancer patients to practice her style of qigong in public parks. Any cancer patient can join the group in the park freely. Many patients who were cured by practicing Guolin qigong became teachers to teach other cancer patients in the park. Today you can see many parks in the entire China with groups of cancer patients practicing Guolin qigong.

In 2007 students of Guolin qigong assembled 117 testimonials of former cancer patients cured by practicing Guolin qigong and published a treatise on the efficacy of Guolin Qigong in curing cancer. The publication shows among the 117 documented cancer patients cured by Guolin qigong from 1970s to 2007, one patient survived more than 30 years, 25 patients survived between 20 and 29 years, 70 patients survived between 10 and 19 years, 18 patients survived between 5 and 9 years, 3 patients survived between 1 and 4 years. Only one patient was dead, all other 116 patients were alive and well upon followup in 2007. The youngest patient was 37 and the oldest patient was 84 years old in the testimonials of 117 patients. The diets of these testmonials were simple inexpensive rural meals of rice, fruits, and vegetables, and minimum amount of meats.



Below was the publication's front cover of the followup of of 117 cancer survivors cured by Guolin Qigong from 1970s to 2006


  • Total number of cancer patients documented between 1970 and 2006 = 117

  • Number of male cancer patients = 39 (33.33%)
  • Number of female cancer patients = 78 (66.67%)

  • Number of patients (age above 60) = 77 (65.81%)
  • Number of patients (age 40 to 60) = 37 (31.62%)
  • Number of patients (age below 40) = 3 (2.56%)

  • Youngest age = 37; Oldest age = 84

  • Number of breast cancer = 24
  • Number of colon cancer = 22
  • Number of stomach cancer = 13
  • Number of lung cancer = 12
  • Number of female reproductive system cancer = 11
  • Number of liver cancer = 7
  • Number of kidney cancer = 7
  • Number of other 8 types of cancer = 21

  • Number of patients surviving 1 to 4 years = 3 (2.56%)
  • Number of patients surviving 5 to 9 years = 18 (15.38%)
  • Number of patients surviving 10 to 19 years = 70 (59.83%)
  • Number of patients surviving 20 to 29 years = 25 (21.37%)
  • Number of patients surviving above 30 years = 1 (0.85%)

    Only one patient above was dead, all others were alive and healthy as of the year 2007 when the results were published.

    Below was an example of the medical records documented in the publication

    Below were pictures of activities of Guolin Qigong in the 1970s to 1980s

    Below were pictures of group practice of a Guolin Qigong group in a public park in Beijing in May of 2012

    Below was a picture of Guolin Qigong group in a classroom discussing nutrition for the patients in Beijing in May of 2012

    Below were pictures of video recording for Beijing TV news of Guolin Qigong group practice in a public park in Beijing on Jun 3, 2012

    Below were some publications from Guolin Qigong organization

    Zhineng Qigong


    Another qigong style called Zhineng Qigong founded by Grandmaster Pang Ming in the late 1980s had trained millions of students before the political incidence of Falongong that dismantled many legitimate qigong schools. Zhineng Qigong probably has the largest number of qigong students in China, it is presently slowly being revived particularly online.

    Although Zhineng Qigong is a very recent style it is based on the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucius philosophy, acupuncture, and many different Chinese qigong styles. The founder, Master Pang Ming, had education in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine. He learned his gigong from 19 teachers that included Buddhist monks, Taoist practitioners, and many qigong masters of various qigong styles. His greatest contributions include

  • Popularize Zhineng Qigong into an educational tool for the masses.

  • Like most of the Chinese qigong for health, Zhineng Qigong can be used to promote optimum health.

  • In addition to promoting health Zhineng Qigong can be used to heal practically all kinds of illness.

  • Zhineng Qiugong was the first in chinese qigong history to engage in "mass practice" by assembling hundreds to thousands of practitioners in one location to enhance the effectiveness of healing.

  • In addition to attaining optimal health and healing of the sick, Zhineng Qigong opens the door to study and apply the Mind Science aspects of Chinese gigong to scientific research for improving the standard of living such as reduced health-care expenses by adding qigong to medical treatments. Zhineng Qigong Center had a study of comparing the annual cost of medicine before and after the patients adding Zhineng Qigong practice to their treatments, the average saving was 83%.

    Below is a video demo of the first lesson in Zhineng Qigong that is particularly suitable for healing purpose(about 15 minutes), it doesn't need much space as in the practice of other qigong styles, you can even practice beside your bed.

    Zhineng Qigong Lesson 1 on Youku
    Zhineng Qigong Lesson 1on Youtube

    Note: If you can't receive this demo video or it takes too long to show up, you may search youtube "zhineng qigong" to see some of the video demos of Zhineng Qigong.

    Below is a video of the 10 Years of Accomplishment in Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Center (1988-1998)
    10 Years of Accomplishment in Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Center

    Below set of photos is extracted from a VCD entitled "Ten Years of Hard Work" featuring the work and accomplishment of Professor and Master Pang Ming in building up a monumental project of (1) training teachers for Zhineng Qigong, (2) establishing a "hospital without medicine" by purely practicing Zhineng Qigong, (3) conducting scientific research into the increased production and enhanced product quality in various agricultural, fishery, livestock, and other industries using Zhineng Qigong.

    Zhineng Qigong 1988-1998 Activities
    The golden era of Zhineng Qigong
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    Below were pictures of Zhineng Qigong group practice in the 1990s

    Zhineng qigong was also used to promote health and cure illness, however, unlike Guolin Qigong empahsizing cancer cure Zhineng Qigong is used to cure many kinds of diseases based on the practice of Taoist and Buddhist qigong. Any reader who is interested in Zhineng qigong can type into Goggle or Baidu search engine the phrase "zhineng qigong" or visit the website some specific zhineng qigong youtube websites (use back arrow to return here), or the center of zhineng qigong at Qinhuangdao (use back arrow to return here).

    Below was a picture of the first day of Zhineng Qigong school at Qinhuangdao in its golden era in 1990s

    There was a publications of Zhineng Qigong in connection to curing cancer and other diseases in 1995 titled "101 Miracles of Natural Healing" authored by Luke Chan during the golden era of Zhineng Qigong, the author interviewed 101 patients at the Zhineng Qigong "Center" in Qinhuangdao. the book may be purchased on or at Chilel website (use back arrow to return here)

    In the book "101 Miracles of Natural Healing"

    35 Cancer Patients Treated by Zhineng Qigong
    Below is the 10 years of history and accomplishments in case you didn't view it before

    Zhineng Qigong 1988-1998 Activities
    The golden era of Zhineng Qigong
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