Qigong and Tai Chi
Many common health issues that modern people face today can be addressed holistically with acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong energy exercises, as well as healthy lifestyle choices, diet, and stress reduction.
Qigong and Tai Chi have been a critical part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. The aim of Qi Gong is to promote the movement of Qi (energy) in the body. A key point in Qi Gong practice is relaxation and deep breathing, both of which are prerequisites to allow Qi to flow.
Qi Gong can harmonise, strengthen and have a healing effect on the functioning of all the internal organs and bodily systems. It increases the supply and flow of energy throughout the body, can have a variety of rejuvenating effects and is believed to increase longevity, and it induces calm mental and emotional states.
According to Chinese medicine, the energy relating to the body’s internal organs flows around the extremities of the body – the hands and the feet. Thus by stretching the arms and legs in specific movements, the health of the internal organs can be improved.
Tai Chi is considered an internal martial art. It differs from hard martial arts in the way that it utilizes the body’s internal energy circulation and power rather than using the muscles to create external force.
There has been a great deal of research on the health benefits of practicing Tai Chi. It is has been shown to reduces stress, improves mood, better sleep, promotes weight loss, improves cognition in older adults, reduces risk of falling in older adults, improves fibromyalgia symptoms,
improves COPD symptoms, benefits arthritis, plus many more.