Qigong healing for natural health
I've been a martial arts fan for a long time, me and my friends use to spend a couple of Saturdays a month watching Jacky Chan, Bruce lee, Gordon Liu, Jet li and many others, it is through these kind of films I first heard of qigong.
Then later on I watched videos of Shaolin monks doing extraordinary feats like in the video below.
Qigong is so much more than this of course, as I will go on to explain.
Qigong is also called chi kung and chi gung, it is made up of two words
Qi means life energy, Gong means cultivation of work. See the page on qi
Chi kung can be seen as a medical system in it's own right, it has an association with Traditional Chinese Medicine
, martial arts, Taoism and Buddhism and Confucianism.
Chi kung is extremely old, a neolithic vessel depicting a priest shaman in a meditative posture used in chi-kung found in Northwest China is 7000 years old.
The yellow emperor who wrote the Huangdi Neijing book of internal medicine, which is an extremely important doctrine in Traditional Chinese medicine is credited by some for chi gung's origins and development.
Chi gong has four different groups of treatment, exercise
, massage and healing.
Chi gong as an exercise is similar to tai chi
they both use slow graceful movements.
Meditation uses breathing and visualization to move and cultivate qi. Massage
will use physical techniques but as always there will some emphasis on your energy flow.
Finally the healing treatment combines visualization, healing and physical techniques to improve your energy.
Chi kung has many benefits on physical health and mental health
, here are some examples.
and give pain relief.
Improves quality of life for cancer patients, reduces fatigue and side effects of their treatment
Improves co ordination, balance and physical activity in elderly people
If you are open minded and prepared to try new things give it a try. Sceptics will have a problem with certain terms, like qi, energy flow, life force, there is a spirituality
aspect to it, which they will say can't be proven.
But my philosophy if it works for someone, if it is of benefit, then that is the main thing.
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