Eduardo Osegueda is bringing thousands of years of research from ancient Chinese culture to the United States with his ZhiNeng QiGong instruction.
ZhiNeng QiGong is acknowledged as the No. 1 option by the Chinese government, the Chinese Bureau of Science, the Chinese Ministry of Public Health and the Chinese Physical Education Committee.
Osegueda founded Fuerza Integral International in 2000 in Mexico, which soon became the largest ZhiNeng QiGong school in the western hemisphere.
Now, with more than 25,000 students and 26 years of practice, he is sharing his knowledge with the American community.
LIFETIME OF PAIN
At only 2 years old, Osegueda fell ill with an aggressive bacterial infection that attacked his respiratory tract and put his life at risk many times during his childhood. When he got sick, the joy in him disappeared.
By age 5, his liver started manifesting damage, because of the large doses of antibiotics and other medication doctors prescribed to him in an attempt to create solutions.
At age 7, a doctor managed to lower the amounts of medication and keep him stable.
Although he missed many days and weeks of school because of treatments, Osegueda excelled in academics and athletics. He maintained the top position in his classes, and sports helped to strengthen his mind and body. He was the quarterback of his football team and earned black belts in different styles of martial arts before moving on to teaching the skill.
Osegueda studied business administration at Mexico’s most prestigious university and graduated summa cum laude as the best student of his generation in graphic design.
Just as things seemed to be going well, his health issues resurfaced, forcing him to abandon martial arts and career as a graphic designer to devote his time entirely to researching his health and trying to save his life.
At 22, Osegueda saw his last medical doctor, who had treated Osegueda’s sister for allergies and promised to heal him.
However, after more than a year of treatments with no improvement, Osegueda confronted the doctor, who admitted he did not know any solutions.
He left, dejected.
Osegueda says the day he returned home was the beginning of his healing process.
“I realized that I had always put the responsibility of my healing into the doctors’ hands,” he says. “After all of the lessons I learned, I realized I could no longer give my trust to anyone else.”
Osegueda sought guidance from more holistic professionals, but nothing seemed to work. He was diagnosed as terminally ill.
“That started the next chapter in my life where I just got ready to die,” he says.
FOLLOWING HIS DESTINY
Osegueda was suggested to find a place at sea level away from pollution to live out his days. He minimized the decline of his health to his family to prevent worry. He found a modest room on the Yucatan Peninsula.
“As I was there getting ready to die and writing my farewell letters, one of my doctors reached out to me and said he was invited to go to China, where he had visited the world’s largest medicine-free hospital for a couple of weeks,” he says.
The first time Osegueda watched a video at the hospital with the exercises, referred to as ZhiNeng QiGong, he was offended.
“I felt it was an insult to my intelligence,” he says. “The fact that he thought I would believe that through doing this type of thing, I would achieve something I had not been able to achieve for the past 26 years of struggling with my health and trying almost anything.”
But one day, after not being able to go outside to walk, Osegueda tried the movements. Almost as soon as he started, he began to experience immense pain. He tried again the next day and again in the following days. Although the movement was creating pain, it was a reaction Osegueda grew curious about.
At 29, Osegueda spent the last amount of money he had to travel to China.
“I was afraid none of this was true,” he says. “It was my last shot. It was my last chance to do anything, and it meant going even farther away from my family and missing the opportunity of maybe even ever seeing my parents again in my life, so it was a tough decision. … When they told me I was going to die, the decision I made was that I’m going to live while I’m alive. I’m not going to devote the last moments I have of life to dying. I’m going to devote the last moments of life that I have to living.”
At the foot of China’s most sacred mountain, Taishan, Osegueda trained for more than three months under Wang Xin Ying Laoshi’s supervision; the highest authority there. Although Osegueda had seen many people healed, the exercises did not help his failing health.
“When I look back into my time in China, I realize changes that I had that I was not aware of when I was there,” he says. “Just the fact that I was able to survive China. … I was at a very high altitude, the temperature was extremely low. … I didn’t have the right clothing, and I was sick, so my body was not generating heat.”
However, two months after traveling back to the states, the effects from the practice began to show.
“Inflammation started going away; pain went away,” he says. “I started experiencing a level of physical strength, and mental clarity and creativity that I have never had before in my life.”
One day, he was with a friend on a road trip when they stopped to get some food and stretch.
“That day, I started looking for the pain, and it was the first time in my life when I didn’t find any pain in my body,” he says.
CHANGING THE WORLD
Since then, Osegueda has helped thousands of people improve their physical, mental, emotional, social, sexual, financial/professional and spiritual health by teaching them how to make the best use of their minds and bodies through ZhiNeng QiGong.
Through his training sessions, Osegueda has helped a multitude of people including athletes and terminally-ill patients. His training is also where he met his wife, Lorena, after she successfully completed her healing journey.
“This is something that is different for everybody,” he says. “Not everybody has the same results, and at some point, we are all going to die. This is knowledge that has allowed thousands of people to achieve things that they were otherwise not able to achieve.”
Today, Osegueda lives in Baldwin Park with Lorena and their two children: Kia, 9, and Farah, 7.
“I sincerely feel that if everyone had this tool, we would change the world,” he says.