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Medical Qigong

Medical Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine, and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage.  As with the other “Branches” of TCM, healing occurs through balancing qi or electromagnetic energy which surrounds and pervades all living creatures.  Disruptions in the electromagnetic energy of the body occur throughout our lifetime as a result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, injuries, surgery, suppression of emotions, and aging.

The goal of qigong is to correct these bio-energetic imbalances and blockages. This enables the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, and strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress.  Qigong research in both China and the U.S. has shown practicing Qigong improves posture and respiration, induces the relaxation response and improves self-awareness and concentration.

Studies have suggested that regular Qigong practice is beneficial for asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, pain, anxiety and depression, and a wide variety of common ailments.