Health Intuitive

What Health Benefits Can One Expect From Qigong?

Practitioners of qigong have shown that the therapeutic effects of this ancient Chinese healing art positively affects a broad spectrum of health conditions ranging from ulcers, pains, allergies, infections to diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. These amazing healing outcomes are breathtaking, especially for patients who were told by their physicians that there is no hope of cure for their health problems. Serious healing, of course, takes serious effort. For general healing, 15 short minutes of everyday practice can help you feel good. This helps you attain a happier state of being, a calmer mind, and added energy. However, the more severe the blockage of chi, the more dedicated effort and time are needed to attain substantial benefits.

Understanding qigong can help guide you through a slow process of cleansing. If you enter your house with a meter of dirt on the floor, you would not begin sweeping it up into big piles. You may need to start cleaning the house in small steps. This is also the same with the health benefits of Qigong:  the outcomes come in small increments.

A huge collection of medical studies have been done to record the healing effects of Qigong. You can find a lot of information about Qigong therapy if you perform a simple online search. You would find that a lot of qigong research was conducted in Japan and China. You can purchase some of those research works from the Beijing library, translate it into English and post it online for public view at a later time.

Tai Chi and Qigong are both different and similar. Tai Chi is basically more physical than Qigong, and the practitioners of the latter achieve healing experiences more easily. The following is a short overview of the benefits in practicing Tai Chi and Qigong.

Qi Gong Benefits

Qigong instills inner strength, boosts the immune system, and improves flexibility. Qigong practice sharpens coordination and balance, raises body awareness, stores up energy, and decreases stress.

Physiological Benefits

Practitioners experience reduced anxiety, confusion, fatigue, anger, depression, and tightness. Generally, they experience less mood disturbance and feel more energetic.

Immune System

A Chinese study suggests that Tai Chi and Qigong may boost the amount of T lymphocytes in the body. These lymphocytes, better known as T-Cells, assist the immune system in killing bacteria and even perhaps, tumor cells.

Blood Pressure, Aches, and Breathing

Another Chinese study showed a “meaningful rise in breathing capacity” and relief of neck aches and backaches in patients after three months of qigong practice. Patients who suffer from high blood pressure reported a reduction of 10 to 15 “points” on both lower and upper blood pressure readings. All the patients reported to experience increased energy in their every day work.

Balance

Tai Chi and Qigong have shown to be much better over the more technological balance treatments. Qigong and Tai Chi practice lowers the likelihood of injury related to falling. The 6th leading cause of death in older Americans is from complications from these injuries. It accounts for about $10 billion in losses a year to the American economy. A report from the Institute of Chicago states that individuals with moderate balance issues can be aided through the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong. Volunteers of a two month course showed an improvement of 10 % in balance. These findings were duplicated by an Emory University study.

Physical & Mental Stress

Tai Chi and Qigong and other body & mind exercises are replacing more and more, long distance running, high-impact aerobics, and other grueling body exercises that have become quite popular in the 1980’s. Body-mind workouts are easier to the muscles and joints. They relieve tension that often contributes to the rise of disease, making these milder forms of workouts very proper for stressed out, high powered baby boomers. The body-mind forms, unlike the majority of standard exercises, are designed to relax, tone, and stretch the whole body, through a sequence of dance-like movements combined with deep breathing.

Beyond Conventional Care

Healthcare therapists who see patients with problems that do not respond to conventional health care may utilize some of the health practices of other cultures that consider the mind and body as a balanced entirety. To help promote healing through movement, breathing, and relaxation, Tai Chi and Qigong concentrate on the body-mind connection

Preventions & Cures

Clinical studies reveal that Qigong can effectively treat conditions such as insomnia, asthma, and hypertension; prevent spinal deformity and arteriosclerosis; and cut short the recuperation time from long-term illness. Outcomes from elderly practitioners of Tai Chi and Qigong showed better flexibility and strength than non-practitioners.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

For people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Tai Chi and Qigong is considered safe and effective. Weight bearing exercises have the potential benefits of strengthening connective tissue and promoting bone growth.

Elderly

Avid fans of Tai Chi and Qigong say that the practices can help avert several ailments, including diabetes, tuberculosis, and high blood pressure. US researchers agree that Tai Chi and Qigong can offer certain major fitness benefits, especially for older adults.

Cardio Respiratory Benefits

When a person practices tai chi and qigong regularly, it can slow down cardio respiratory function weakness in older people. Moreover, for older adults, Qigong and Tai Chi can be recommended as an appropriate aerobics exercise.

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