Qi-gong ( often spelt Chi Kung ) is a powerful type of health exercise, which has been practiced for centuries by millions of Chinese people. It is based on repetitions of very precise sets of movements, specifically designed to benefit health on many different levels.
Qi-gong is easy to learn and enjoyable to do. Even a few minutes of practice can have an invigorating and rejuvenating effect. Regular practice brings about a deep strengthening effect for the whole body and it’s various systems ( nervous, digestive, respiratory, skeleton-muscular, hormonal, gynecological, etc ). It’s ability to help in healing a large variety of chronic and acute injuries and illnesses has been the subject of various research programs led by the Chinese authorities.
Today, millions of people practice Qi-gong around the world to successfully treat a myriad of diseases, to improve general health, support longevity, and to promote psycho-spiritual growth and happiness. Most notably, Qi-gong practice can provide profound relief from stress and strongly enhance the body’s immune function. Successfully aging is related to the optimal functioning of the immune system. Current data published by the US Department of Health and Human Services states that some seventy percent of diseases reported in the US today are totally preventable. In a time when healthcare options appear ever more limited, the increased awareness and use of Qi-gong is great news !