The Three Treasures Of Qigong

At some point in your life, you have felt on top of the world, and at other points, you’ve experienced deep feelings of hopelessness. These are the extremes of the human experience, and the states of your internal resources determine how we fluctuate between these extremes. Qigong is a practice that allows you to unlock the body’s optimal state by stabilizing your internal resources and replenishing your life energy through energy healing.

The Qigong practice makes use of three internal resources – The Three Treasures.

What Are The Three Treasures?

The Three Treasures of Qigong are Jing (essence), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit). These terms describe the physiological functions of every living organism and are the essential energies that sustain human life.


Supreme Science has referenced this Treasure often, as it is understood to be the energy that moves and activates all body processes and structures. Qi is obtained from the air you breathe, the food you eat, and the environment surrounding you. The blood in your body is lead by Qi.

Qi is the middle-ground between the remaining two Treasures – a gateway between body and spirit. Strong Qi is shown through creativity and bold expression and is vital for physical health and emotional balance.


Jing is essentially Qi in its stored form, held in the body for later use. It is the densest energy, and the energy most intimately linked to your physical body. When needed, the body can draw from this stored essence of energy and have it move through the body’s energy channels. Jing forms the basis for development, growth, and maturation as you age.


The final treasure, Shen relates to your ability to have cognition and self-awareness. Shen is tied to your spiritual energy. Your state of mind and your behavior are closely tied to Shen. In Chinese Medicine, doctors observe a patients’ “spirit brightness” to gain knowledge about their state of health.

Dull Shen has very physical symptoms, including:

  • Feeling lethargic, depressed, or anxious
  • A weak or soft voice
  • Slurring of words
  • Strange or inappropriate behavior

These become apparent when Shen is missing the support of the other two Treasures.

Bright Shen is characterized by:

  • Clear and alert eyes
  • Coherent thoughts
  • Feeling content and joyful
  • Fluent, confident speech

The Three Treasures And Your Purpose

The name “Treasure” is profoundly appropriate in that your internal resources are like precious jewels that should be guarded and taken care of. At their core, the Three Treasures make up who you are as an individual. They give you life and shape the answers to three questions:

Who am I?

Why am I here?

What do I want?

The answers to these questions are tied together intimately, in the same way, the Three Treasures are within your body.

The forces of everyday life can wear down the connection between mind, body, and spirit. This results in disconnection from your purpose, leaving you without energy or motivation. Often the thoughts of your mind don’t follow your spirit or reflect your spiritual path; similar to how your body can do things that your mind knows is unhealthy. These self-defeating behaviors reflect the disintegration of the Three Treasures.

How Does Qigong Interact With Three Treasures?

Practicing Qigong has many benefits, and the stabilization of your mind, body, and spirit is undoubtedly the most important one. All spheres of life require balance in order to exist in their optimal, healthiest form. Balance results in harmony and vitality. Imbalance leads to sickness and emotional turmoil. The Three Treasures bring about harmony and alignment when correctly relating to one another – which can be initiated by Qigong.

Qigong helps you to further integrate your Qi, Jing, and Shen. This leads to greater balance in your body, mind, and spirit – allowing access to the highest expression of your true purpose. Qigong begins by bringing awareness to all aspects of the self, helping you understand who you are on a deep level. Once this awareness is established, you are able to strengthen your Qi, build up greater levels of Jing, and subsequently optimize your Shen.

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If you want to use Qigong and the Three Treasures in order to access your true purpose, Supreme Science Qigong Center is here to help you. Contact us to find out more information about this powerful, life-changing practice.

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