Benefits of Medical Qigong

Qigong Information

  • True Living Yoga Healing Center – 268 Larkfield Road, East Northport, New York, 11731
Cost: Series I: $240. Series I Consists of 6 Classes. 1 or 2 Extra Classes are Offered for Missed Classes. Additional Information is Listed on this Page.
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Qigong FAQ

What Should I Expect during the Qigong Class?

During our warm ups at the beginning of the class we are more informal and light-hearted. This simple approach combined with our Qigong breathing and gentle movement sequence helps us to relax, clear our minds, and focus as preparation to start the main lesson. During the main lesson please avoid talking loudly or excessively as you may distract students or miss what the instructor is teaching. Qigong requires a quiet and calm atmosphere, so please help to create a productive learning experience. Try to enter the class with an eagerness to learn, a good attitude, an open mind and a warm heart.

What Should I Wear to a Qigong Class or Workshop?

Ultimately you can do Qigong in any kind of clothing, but comfortable clothing is recommended for class. It’s helpful if you wear loose fitting clothing and leave jewelry at home. If you wear neck or wrist malas, remove them before class begins. T-shirts and sweatpants are fine. If you are wearing a belt, keep it loose during Qigong practice. Avoid restrictive, tight clothing because it makes it harder to move. For indoor footwear, we recommend you purchase cloth bottom Kung Fu shoes. It is not advisable to wear only socks because socks can be slippery. For any outdoor events, flat shoes are fine, such as tennis shoes. Avoid wearing high heeled shoes because they are hard on the back, makes balance difficult, and changes the way the whole body moves.

Is it Difficult to Learn? How Much Will I Have to Practice It?

It is not at all difficult to learn. You don’t need to be at a certain physical fitness level, or have any existing experiencing, nor do you require any special equipment or gym clothes. Qigong is often described as simple to learn, easy to practice, and difficult to master. A lot of people report that practicing one-half hour a day greatly improves energy, reduces stress, and improves their general overall quality of life; however, if you have a serious physical condition and you want to see significant improvement then you must be willing to practice one to two hours a day for two to three months. For most people though, a half an hour a day usually leads to significant changes in their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

How Many Different Kinds of Qigong are There?

There are tens of thousands different forms and movements of Qigong. According to some statistics, there are over 100,000 styles of Qigong in China today. Additionally, there are many different ways to put together Qigong movements to form a practice session. However, we recommend you learn Qigong from a well qualified and certified instructor with many years of teaching and practice experience.

Radiant Health Qigong is a Powerful Method to Help Achieve Vibrant Health, Wellness, Longevity, and Happiness by Unlocking your Self-Healing Ability and by Nourishing your Body, Mind, and Spirit. — Dean Telano

Medical Qigong

Recent studies show medical Qigong is effective in treating disease. These studies conclude that Medical Qigong is an effective complementary treatment. In other words, it works well when used in conjunction with medication, diet, education, and all of the other things your doctor may prescribe.

Medical Qigong consists of gentle type of movements or exercises that are used to treat specific ailments and symptoms of disease. Recent studies have proven Qigong to be effective in treating:

  • – Fibromyalgia
  • – Depression
  • – Anxiety
  • – Weakened immune system
  • – Parkinson’s Disease
  • – Arthritis
  • – Diabetes
  • – High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • – Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • – Breast cancer

 

In much the same way that physical therapy uses specially designed exercises for healing purposes, Medical Qigong uses specially designed Qigong routines to treat disease and medical conditions.

If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong. — Dr. Mehmet Oz

List of Benefits of Medical Qigong

  • CARDIOVASCULAR: Strengthens the heart; increases circulation; lowers resting heart rate; normalized EKG, blood pressure & cholesterol levels.
  • IMMUNE SYSTEM: Bolsters & normalizes the immune system, significant anti-cancer effect & better targeting of antigens.
  • LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: Promotes lymph flow & drainage; increases the health of the lymphatic organs (such as the thymus gland or spleen); helps with lymphedema.
  • RESPIRATORY: Increased lung capacity, slower respiratory rate, improves gaseous exchange, significant benefits for asthma & bronchitis.
  • CIRCULATORY: Improves microcirculation, prevents vascular spasms, very helpful for angina, migraine & Reynaud’s Syndrome (cold hands & feet).
  • DIGESTION & ELIMINATION: Improves digestion & massages the digestive organs; stimulates elimination & removes waste & toxins from the body.
  • BRAIN: Improves cerebral blood flow, less incidence of stroke; reduction in frequency & intensity of seizure disorders; slow, high amplitude brainwaves suggest relaxed & integrated state of consciousness.
  • MUSCULOSKELETAL: Increases joint mobility; improves posture, body alignment & balance; increases strength and flexibility; enhances reflexes; helps to prevent osteoporosis.
  • CHRONIC PAIN & INFLAMMATION: Significant reduction in pain & inflammation from all causes, including injury, surgery, arthritis, back or neck problems & fibromyalgia.
  • MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH: Decreases stress response, anxiety, depression & obsessive-compulsiveness; improves memory, mental sharpness & concentration; promotes relaxation; builds emotional resiliency.
  • HEALING & RECOVERY: Speeds recovery time from injuries, surgery or long-term illness; eliminates energy blockages, prevent energy stagnation & clears the energy pathways.
  • ENERGY LEVELS: Increases energy levels; builds stamina & endurance.
  • HEALERS: Enhances the effects of healing work such as Reiki, therapeutic massage & craniosacral therapy.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Increases the body’s metabolism; diminishes cravings for excess & unhealthy food- especially due to stress, tension or from imbalances in the body & mind; improves the rate of digestion; empowers you to control your health & weight.
  • LONGEVITY: Improves blood pressure, vital capacity, cholesterol & hormone levels, kidney function, mental acuity, vision and hearing, skin elasticity, bone density, immune function, digestion, balance, flexibility, strength, and libido; destroys free radicals (major cause of tissue degeneration) by stimulating activity of superoxide dismutase.
  • SPIRITUAL: Improves the body, mind & spirit connection; deepens the connection with nature; encourages spiritual growth, personal transformation & self-empowerment.

Tai chi or Qi Gong is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might well be called ‘medication in motion.’ There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice … has value in treating or preventing many health problems. — Harvard Medical Health Publication, 5/09.

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