Why Medical Qi Gong?

img-2[1]Why Medical Qi Gong?
Medical Qi Gong (pron. “chee gong”) is the art of healing that puts health back into your own hands. Our Programs and Training combine methods to harmonize body, mind and breath. Methods include clinical application, psychotherapeutic principles, evidence-based science, and energetic practices.

What Can Medical Qi Gong Do For You?

Medical Qi Gong opens doors to better self-care and more opportunity to help others. Our certification programs for various health practitioners enables them to provide a new modality to their client/patients for dealing with some of the following health issues.

One in four Americans experience chronic pain. Qi Gong works on many different levels to decrease pain naturally. Chronic pain disrupts normal breathing patterns and causes tension in the body. Qi Gong improves the flow of oxygen and reduces stress with simple meditative movements. These evidenced based mind, body & breath methods help calm the nervous system.
Studies have shown that Qi Gong helps boost the production of immune cells in the body. This helps us to stay healthy during flu season and all year round.
Qi Gong improves skeletal alignment & joint flexibility. The combination of breath and movement stimulates the nervous system & improves muscle strength for balance & agility.
Qi Gong helps you unwind mind and body to prepare you for a restful sleep. By reducing stress and balancing hormone levels, you enjoy a good night’s sleep. Wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Practical & easy self-care methods to release emotional stress. Mindful meditation, breathing, & movement harmonize mind & body
Qi gong by definition is cultivating of energy. Learn to accumulate, balance & store energy within your body. Great for people who suffer from lethargy, lack of motivation or inspiration in daily living. There are special Qi Gong methods to boost energy level & ability to store energy for when needed.
The essence of Qi Gong practice is deepening a sense of relaxation & peace. Gentle breathing and movements slow the body rhythms and encourage a more restful state. You receive these benefits through enhancing the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system, which relaxes the whole body. There are many beautiful Qi Gong meditations that move us into deeper harmony with Nature. Experience an endless flow of energy.
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