How does it work?
Passed down generations in secrecy amongst monks and teachers, the exact origins are estimated as old
as 5000-7000 years.
It is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, much like acupuncture or herbal medicine. It utilises postures, exercises, breathing techniques and meditations to treat underlying causes of illness and disease.
The mind and body are not separate, and the mind can move Qi through the body. This promotes good health as Qi travels through the body's meridians.
Blockages or stagnation can cause a problem with Qi flow and result in disease or other conditions. Allowing free Qi flow heals and strengthens the body and can help reduce pain, improve the immune system, reduce stress and improve overall well being.
Prescribed exercises consist of movements, postures, visualizations and positive affirmations.
Medical Qigong is being used as an excellent complement to western medicine to create a holistic approach to treatment.
Qigong attempts to deal with the root cause of the disease and not just the symptoms.