Health Benefits Of Qigong
?Health Benefits Of Qigong
Experiences from Qigong practitioners have shown that Qigong healing positively affects a wide
range of health problems from pains, ulcers, infections and allergies to cancer, diabetes and heart
disease. These stunning healing results are dramatic, especially for people who were informed by
their doctors that there is no hope of curing their health condition. Of course, serious healing takes
Qigong is the perfect holistic health approach to better health, because at its core, it is about moving
energy and removing congestion.
Qigong is a form of special exercise originating from China; it has gained popularity in the West over
the last 20 years or so. These exercises are intended to help enhance and move energy qi throughout
the body in specified ways.
Qigong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do. Even a few minutes of practise can have an invigorating
and rejuvenating effect. Regular practise brings about a deep strengthening effect for the whole
body and its various systems nervous, digestive, respiratory, skeleto-muscular, hormonal,
gynaecological, etc. Its ability to help in healing a large variety of chronic and acute injuries and
illnesses has been the subject of various research programmes led by the Chinese medical
Other health benefits include improved coordination and balance. With practice, you become more
aware of what is happening to your body and you learn to adjust accordingly. You learn where your
center of gravity is and coordination and balance invariably improve. A former middle-aged student
of mine had fallen out of a three-storey building when he was a baby. He survived, but his one leg
was shorter than the other, he had to use a cane to help him walk, and he had to undergo regular
Qigong quickly became a social phenomenon of 'considerable importance'; the topic was also
explored by novelists and journalists, and qigong newspapers and magazines appeared in abundance
to cater for the public's interest in the subject. The original small-group, master-disciple pattern was
transformed into a mass experience, with qigong 'masters' organising 'mass rallies' to demonstrate
to paying customers a range of qigong specific phenomena such as trance, possession, and a variety
of otherworldly states. Qigong was practised widely in public parks and on university campuses.
General Benefits Qigong teaches inner strength, increases flexibility, and boosts our immune system.
Practicing Qigong reduces stress, stores up energy, increases body awareness, and improves
balance and coordination.
Stimulate the lymph system. Qigong builds a stronger immune system so that you become less
susceptible to flues and other viruses and recover faster if you do get sick.
Breathing, Aches & BloodpressureIn a study done in China, after practicing Qigong for 3 months,
participants observed a "big increase in breathing capacity" and a disappearance of backaches and
neck aches. Those with high blood pressure claimed a drop of 10 to 15 "points" on both upper and
lower blood pressure readings. All participants claimed to have more energy in their daily work.