What is Qigong Therapy?
Qigong Therapy, also known as Qigong Healing, is the use of Qigong (Chi Kung) for overcoming sickness and ill health.
Only One Illness
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, there is only one illness and that is an energy imbalance or yin/yang disharmony.
TCM recognises that the human body has a network of energy channels, or meridians, which enable energy to flow around the body. This energy animates everything we do from breathing to beating our hearts to providing the energy to run a marathon.
When these channels become blocked, it leads to energy imbalance and different aspects of the body receiving either too much or too little energy. It is the consequential impacts that cause sickness and disease.
Treating the Patient, Not the Illness
With Qigong Therapy, as with all TCM, we work with the patient and not the illness. We teach Qigong exercises that work either holistically or thematically on the blocked energy pathways to clear away those blockages.
The student/patient then practices these exercises diligently once or twice daily on their own to clear the blockages and restore health over a period of time.
If you take a moment to consider that every single one of the trillions of cells in our body is replaced within a year, and many a lot quicker than that, you can appreciate that we’re not the same person from one year to the next. The human body has the innate ability to regenerate and replace sick cells with healthy ones. If our bodies aren’t doing this already, then they’re not functioning as they should.
Qigong is one way to restore our body’s natural self-healing system. It’s been around for 1500 years and it’s equally as relevant now in today’s stressful world.