Regular qigong (“energy work”) exercises have become a very important part of the health care system in China and these meditative movements are becoming more common within the U.S. Doctors who practice conventional medicine in the West are more likely to advise integrating the use of these ancient health exercises as a part of their medical recommendations to assist people in the recovery from health problems.
For those who are interested in alternative medicine practices, there is also the option of seeing a Medical Qigong doctor for improving a wide range of health disorders. Medical Qigong is one of the major branches within Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners of this field use a variety of diagnostic techniques that include pulse palpations and tongue diagnosis, as well as energetic methods to help find the causes and remedies of disease.
Medical Qigong practitioners and doctors, by use of a daily practice of energy cultivation methods, develop and maintain the ability to sense energetic imbalances and correct them in themselves and others. The abilities of each person may vary, from being able to sense with their hands through the lao gong points in the palm, to having the ability to see energetic fields around the body. Through the lao gong points, blocked energy points can be opened and weak energy points can receive more energy through a process known as tonification.
In order to support Medical Qigong therapeutic efforts, patients are usually given qigong exercises to do daily as a prescription. The exercises may vary depending on the type of medical disorder. A patient who receives treatment for a intestinal disorder will receive a different exercise set than one who has a lung disorder. There are also qigong routines that generally help improve health and sense of well being. It is believed that there are over ten thousand different practice routines of qigong. Some of these meditative movements are used in the martial arts. The qigong health exercises give the most benefit when they are done early in the morning before you eat or 20 min. after eating a light snack. Undertaking the practice at this time helps set the pace for your daily activities and they improve your energy levels your whole day.
One can find stories and video testimonials on the internet about the effectiveness of qigong training for assisting people to surmount various infirmities. These testimonials come from China and many other countries around the world; testimonials of recovery from bad eyesight, back pains, coronary disorders, diabetes, overall lack of energy, malignant tumors many other disorders after commencing a daily practice of qigong.
Because the exercises emphasize the use of tranquility in the exercises, observing your own limitations and gentle breathing meditations, they can be changed for use with those who have a variety of conditions, including people who are bed-ridden or are in wheelchairs. The breathing exercises are essential for assisting to boost both the breathing capacity and the circulatory systems for lymph and blood flow. Instead of chest breathing, Taoist breathing uses the lower dantien breathing technique, which results in improved capacity of the circulatory system and removal of toxins out of the body through the lymphatic system. Scientific studies have also indicated that qigong healing routines also can improve immune system response and resistance to disease.
If you have a health disorder or only have a undefinable shortage of energy to get things accomplished, you should look into the possibility of seeing a Medical Qigong doctor and entering into a daily qigong exercise routine to aid you to recover. Practice routines that take as little as fifteen minutes from your day can result in enormous benefits for your health. Practice for two to three weeks to determine the benefits for yourself. Many others have done so and have reaped the benefits and now live healthier and more energetically.