What is Medical Qigong?
Medical Qigong is one of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. It is an ancient form of Chinese Energetic Medicine. The other three branches of TCM are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Chinese bodywork. The word Qi is translated as energy or Life Force which is the bio-electric force (like the battery in a cell phone) that exist within every living thing. Gong is translated as the cultivation or skills. Together Qigong is the practices or action taken to grow, build and develop the skills to enhance the energy within our body.All four branches are seeking to remove blockages, strengthen, balance and harmonize the Qi, life force or energy within the body in order to establish excellent health, wellness, and longevity.
The disease begins with this life force, Qi, getting weaker or going out of balance. Very much like a car that has wear and tear,also our body weakens as results of aging, poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive lifestyle, lack of sleep and hydration, stress, injuries, surgeries as well as limiting beliefs suppressed and constricted emotions. All of these mentioned suppresses the immune system, weaken the energy level in the body, inhibit the natural flow and production of the hormones, as well as damages the nervous system, which creates different diseases such as pain, anxiety, sciatica, insomnia, high blood pressure, stress, depression as well as chronic diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease and cancer.
Medical Qigong is a system of Chinese energetic medicine in which the practitioner perform a treatment on the patient with the goal in mind to remove and open any blockages, tonify or strengthen any weak or empty organs or channels, and finally to harmonize the body in a way that the endocrine system, nervous system, immune system and all the other systems in the body are working synergistically to achieve the highest level of performance.
As part of the treatment, the Qigong Dr. teaches the patients Qigong meditations, visualization, and Qigong moving exercises to enhance and further the treatment. This, in turn, empower the patient to be an integral part of the healing process.
Medical Qigong is a powerful and effective system of medicine that can help many conditions. In different hospitals and clinics in China and in the last 30 years in the US, doctors used medical Qigong to treat patients suffering from different ailments. Treating patients with cancer can help reduce and sometimes eliminate the side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It can help patients with Parkinson’s disease, MS, Stroke. It also a great way to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression as well treating different conditions with pain such lower back pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, digestive issues and other aches and pain. Other benefits include: Strengthening the internal organs, increase bone density, improve blood circulation, balance the emotions, improve recovery time from injuries and surgeries, lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, improve flexibility and elasticity, and finally improve sleep and reduce pain.
Many patients combine the Medical Qigong treatments with allopathic, Western, medicine. This combination can be very helpful since the patient can have the assurances of modern technology for testing, assessment, and monitoring of the disease process while being treated on the root cause of the problem.
In many diseases, treating the root cause is very important and crucial for the improvement of the patient and the healing process. The disease is something that develops over months and years and so the healing process may take months to achieve complete health.
Medical Qigong is also used to help people who are healthy maintain their health. In ancient China, people understood that life is dynamic and with every change of season or any major change in your life, the energy in the body changes. Different organs will work stronger or weaker according to the changing seasons. So, they received treatment periodically to maintain their health.
Many people have used and using Medical Qigong for their spiritual evolution and personal growth as well. We all came to this Earth with a purpose. In order to achieve or fulfill our mission and reach the highest potential of our life. Now, this is very important because most patients who are sick have in some way lost their way, their passion, and became resigned and cynical in one or more aspects of their lives. As we work on reigniting our passion, the burning desire to succeed, be happy and healthy, the disease process disappear. So, personal growth, spiritual, and emotional evolution are in direct relationship to your success, health, and happiness.