Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is steeped in the premise that all of us have a natural flow of energy, Qi, throughout the body. When the pathways of the Qi become blocked, the occurrence of illnesses and diseases is a certainty. As these blockages get worse, the blood will reach a state of stagnation and manifest the damage in the form of pain, fatigue, weight gain and stress.
In order to prevent this state of being, the Chinese believe an ancient form of practice, Qigong is the answer to all the afflictions that poor blood flow can bring. Qigong, in its literal translation means “energy work”.
There are different styles of Qigong, but each achieves the same objective of strengthening the body with continuous practice so that the practitioner can enjoy good health and vitality.
The steps to mastering Qigong are not difficult, and this can be practiced anywhere at home, outside or in the office. Of course, an open space with good air is most ideal. When practiced consistently over a period of time, one should begin to feel and enjoy the benefits, such as:
- Increased energy and metabolism
- Better concentration and focus
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved flexibility and circulation
- Enhanced immune system
Dr. Wu Yue