Qigong Energy Healing
Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body health care practice. It is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions. Originating in China, qigong dates back nearly 5,000 years. The name derives from the Mandarin words qi, meaning energy or life force, and gong, meaning accomplishment or skill that is cultivated through steady practice.
Different forms of qigong have a unique focus, each with varied indications. Medical qigong concentrates on improving qi to strengthen the body's organs, tissues and systems (respiratory and immune) for the purpose of achieving optimal health and lessening the effects of aging. Spiritual qigong can lead the individual closer to his or her spiritual source.
Qigong is done as either a movement practice or hands-on therapy. The movement practice is typically taught in individualized or group settings by a qualified teacher. Hands-on medical qigong is similar to other forms of touch therapy.
Qigong is a highly effective stress management tool and may boost immune system function, improve balance, tone the cardiovascular system, lower blood pressure and modulate disorders of mood.
Those who maintain a consistent practice of qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality as well as speed recovery from illness.