What is Qi Gong?

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What is Qi Gong or Qigong? Qigong is an energy healing practice from traditional Chinese medicine developed more than 5000 years ago. The term Qi means energy, which qigong experts believe flows through the entire person — body, mind, and spirit. The term Gong translate into a practice or cultivation of the life energy. Qigong is sometimes spelled “chi gong” or “chi kung.”

Medical Qigong is the branch of Qigong in which the energy is modified either for self healing (internal qigong) or as a result of the work of a practitioner to assist the person in healing (external giqong). A recent review of the health benefits of qigong and tai chi published in the American Journal of Health Promotion examined studies on 6,410 participants. The best evidence for benefits included bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness, balance, and ability to reduce the risk of falling, as well as improved quality of life and sense of self confidence in being able to do a task and/or achieve a specific goal. In practice, this approach provides gentle healing for the individual that can be tailored to the person’s unique needs and health status.

Dr Paula Medler brings a unique blend of knowledge and specialized training together to provide qigong practitioner services for people and their pets. She is both a well-qualified qigong master and highly experienced veterinarian. You can contact her for more information about her practice or to schedule an appointment by calling (520) 336-7749. She offers local and distance healing services.

The video below from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine gives a brief introduction to internal qi gong as a way for individuals to promote and maintain their own health. It is important for people interested in qi gong to work with a master teacher or expert practitioner to receive the safest and most helpful benefits possible from qigong.