One of the essential elements of living a life that reflects traditional Chinese medicine is practicing Qi Gong. Are you familiar with this practice? Keep reading to find out what it is and its health benefits.
What Is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is an ancient system using gentle movements, intention and breath to reduce stress, increase flexibility and improve health.
In a literal translation, Qi Gong means “energy work.” It breaks down energy blockages and promotes the free flow of energy throughout your body’s meridian system, the invisible pathways through which Qi moves and that connect everything in your body.
Consistent Qi Gong practice increases and balances your body’s Qi. Working directly on your body’s meridian system (your energy body), it stimulates and nourishes the internal organs, making the energetic communication between them more efficient. And by increasing the effectiveness of all body systems, Qi Gong helps conserve Qi.
Health Benefits of Qi Gong
I strongly believe in the benefits of using Qi Gong for a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a great list from Care2 that outlines the benefits of this practice.
Improved Health: Qi Gong focuses on the entire system of the body and can add years to your life.
Improved Sleep: Practicing it can increase relaxation of the mind and body, leading to a deeper, uninterrupted sleep.
Improved Skin: In Chinese medicine, it is believed that Qi Gong eliminates toxins, leading to clearer skin.
Improved Metabolism: Along with boosting metabolism, it can also improve digestion and increase hair and nail growth.
Improved Spirituality: The more people engage with Qi Gong, they typically report they experience a deepened sense of spirituality. This practice opens the mind and clears the senses.
Do you want to experience the benefits of Qi Gong? We offer personal Qi Gong lessons; contact us today to schedule your own appointment.
About Green Lake Natural Health:
Green Lake Natural Health provides natural healing services and medicinal herb counseling to patients. The mission of Green Lake Natural Health is to provide customized care to patients to effectively treat their health concerns in a natural manner that restores harmony and healing in the body. Services include, but are not limited to, acupuncture, massage, medicinal herb counseling to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and more.