You know, I'm still wondering what it's like to be on the receiving end of this sort of thing. I was talking to a friend who specializes in energy healing and after he watched the video, he was concerned about the potential for "blowing out" the energy field (creating holes or tears) and/or bringing up any repressed traumatic material bound in the energy field. I realize this isn't anything we generally talk about here, but I'm still wondering what the effect is on the receiver's general chi balance, health, and disposition.
Has anyone been on the receiving end?
My sense of it is that, like pushing normally, a master who is capable of this is also capable of finely gauging the ability to tolerate this kind of energy and adjust the "push" accordingly. In all the videos I've looked at, there's still a quality of gentleness on the part of the master delivering the demonstration.
I have been on the receiving end of my teacher demonstrating how to "send energy out" (fa jing) with Push or Press and though I certainly went flying up and out, there was never any sensation of harm or pain or intrusion. And although it was clear he knew exactly where my center was at all times, it didn't feel like he was trying to occupy it.
Anyway, I feel like I'm jumping the gun a bit, I expect this doesn't come up for most until much farther into their practice. I suspect part of it is that the body just needs time to refine chi so that it's smooth and without much stagnancy or deficiency. If I could have kept things flowing smoothly and not gotten blocked up, I might have been in less of a pickle.
So, are there health risks to the chi flow? What might I expect to see in the future?