What the Healing Tao claims to teach includes qigong practices like Iron Shirt, and Tao Yin. Fusion of the Five Elements is a central practice, allegedly balancing qi. Fusion of the Five Elements is the first level of meditation in a practice also known as Fusion of the Five Forces in the Universe. Other internal alchemy meditations include what Chia describes as "water and fire" methods as well as claims of spiritual and physical immortality. These practices are related to what Chia calls the "Immortal Tao".
Chia also offers a form of abdomen massage called Chi Nei Tsang, which, he teaches, helps to "clears negative emotions" (in the form of "bad winds" or "sick winds") which are purported to gather near the navel.
In June,1990 Master Mantak Chia was honored by the International Congress of Chiness medcine and Qi Gong (Chi Kung)who named him the Qi Qong Master of the year.