Medical Qigong is an ancient method of maintaining health and promoting longevity as well as preventing and treating disease. In the word “Qigong”, “Qi” is translated to mean “Life Force Energy”. “Gong” means “cultivation” or “acquired skill through practice”. When Life Force Energy (Qi) is properly cultivated in the body we are able to remain in good health, physically, mentally and emotionally. Medical Qigong is one of the oldest branches of Chinese medicine, predating acupuncture by thousands of years.
Today, there are hundreds of medical Qigong hospitals and clinics worldwide, treating dozens of ailments such as cancer, paralysis, asthma, migraines, stress and depression, anxiety, muscular atrophy, hypertension, insomnia, diabetes, immune deficiency disorders and pain syndromes. Medical Qigong therapy uses a combination of breath work, physical movements, creative visualization and perceptual intention to strengthen and balance the Qi in the body. With these tools the Medical Qigong practitioner can diagnose imbalances and make adjustments in the body/mind/spirit.