QIGONG

Qigong is also known as chi gung or chi kung—but whichever way you say it (or spell it), the overarching concept of this ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine practice remains the same: to bolster energy flow and strengthen body and mind. The set of Chinese self-healing exercises—stemming from qi (energy) and gong (the achievement that comes from practice)—combines easy, slow movement, rhythmic breathing, and visualization to obtain total wellbeing and self-awareness.

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  • Speeds Recovery time

The gentle, non-jarring and low-impact movements of qigong can be done immediately following an injury or operation, particularly if the 70 percent rule is adhered to and no strain is applied. This rule is particularly important during healing, as the body is already overstressed.

  • Builds Athletic & Martial Art Power

Firstly, parts of the body that were not injured can be gently moved and exercised. These movements will increase the circulation of bodily fluids and the flow of energy to all parts of the body. The lymph system will be energized, which helps to improve the immune system. Opening the energy channels will enable the natural healing abilities of the body to accelerate rapidly.

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  • Ease Stress & Balance Emotions

Qigong helps the entire body and mind to relax. During injuries, the body and mind tense. Tension in the uninjured areas of the body will suck up chi necessary to heal the injured parts. Qigong helps to relax the parts of the body that were not injured. This gradually takes tension out of the body to help the body heal faster. Doing something proactive and effective to speed recovery also can diminish anger and fear.

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