Chi or “Qi” means energy. The Chinese call the life force energy - Chi.For instance, when you are tired or sick, you are low in energy or low in Chi. Chi is the power source behind the circulatory system that carries oxygen and blood throughout the body.
Your body is like a car and Chi is like the electrical energyand fuel that runs the engine. A car needs to be maintained through regular servicing to prevent major breakdowns, lengthen its life span and optimize the machinery. By the same token, the practice of Chinese Chi Gong is like the regular maintenance of your body and its cells. Taking care of your body is needed just like how the regular upkeep to repair your car from daily use is necessary. The practice of Chinese Chi Gong balances the physical and emotional systems, in addition to being a great medium for spiritual growth.
The Benefits of Practicing Chi Gong
Reflexology, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines, Homeopathy, Naturopath, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Reiki and practicing Yoga are also methods of improving the life force energy.
What makes Chi Gong extraordinary?
Chi Gong (also referred as “Qi Gong” in Mandarin) is an art of self-healing energy work from China that dates back 5,000 years. The exquisite forms cultivate Chi energy through exercises thatinvolve breathing, visualization and gentle movements.
Chi Gong is like a moving meditation with different forms to connect the body, mind and spirit. Chi Gong is also being referred to as “acupuncture without needles.” It requires only 5% of your physical effort to learn Chi Gong in comparison to that of Tai Chi and it lengthens our life.
As Chi Gong does not demand much of your physical energy, it is very energizing and makes it easy to replenish our loss of life force energy. Practicing Chi Gong is very suitable for all ages and fitness abilities. Individuals who are sick or diagnosed with terminal illnesses can practice Chi Gong for improving energy and promoting self-healing.Since the body has a natural intelligence and an ability to heal, when Chi Gong is practiced, the body will flow the Chi to wherever there needs healing. Chi Gong is very simple and easy to practice and is often practiced once to several times a day for 10-15 minutes.The results can be very satisfying. It is very economical as the knowledge of the movements stay with you after you have registered to learn the movements and you can practice for a life time.
“Medical Chi Gong” refers to the Chi Gong forms used by TCM (traditional Chinese medicines) practitioners. With emphasis on how to use vital energy (Chi) to take control of illnesses or get rid of diseases, there is a focus on prevention and increasing immunity as well. Although Chi Gong is mainly considered to be a self-training discipline, Chi emission from a Master (or external Chi Gong) has always been part of the medical chi gong practice to help others to regain health. Therefore, there are differences between internal Chi Gong training and external Chi Gong therapy in the history and development of Medical Chi Gong.
30 Benefits from Practicing Chi Gong
- Organic and chemical free
- Energizing and relaxing
- Restores life force energy
- Balances side effects of drugs
- Improve vision e.g macular degeneration and glaucoma
- Speedup Healing from surgeries
- Re-oxygenate the cells
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve texture of skin e.g. less breakouts
- Detoxifying and nourishing the organs
- Relaxes the muscles and joints
- Balance PH
- Reduce all kinds of pain from headaches, migraines, menstrual pain to inflammation
- Raise testosterone for athletic performance
- Balance endocrine system
- Improve digestion e.g. colitis, IBS
- Improve breathing and lung capacity e.g asthma
- Balance blood pressure e.g. increase or decrease blood pressure
- Improve metabolism and burn carbs to lose weight
- Improve metabolism and gain weight
- Balance emotions and build confidence
- Improve quality of sleep
- Balances the heart, liver, pancreas, lung, kidney and more
- Improves focus, concentration and endurance
- Improve health of terminal disease
- Assist the healing of disease e.g. cancer
- Body, mind and spirit
- Chi Gong raises DHEA
The Practice of Chi Gong Raises DHEA Levels
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is an anti-aging hormonefound in the adrenal glands. It is the most abundant steroid in the body and has many beneficial effects including improving immunity. According to aresearch study by Dr. Eisen in 2011, DHEA levels can be raised by exercise and practicing Chi Gong and meditation to reduce stress. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormones, specifically, androgens and estrogens.DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease after age 30. DHEA boosts antibody production; enhances the activity of monocytes, activates natural killer cells, and maximizes the functionof T-lymphocytes (Eisen, 2011). In aging laboratory animals, DHEA restores youthful levels of cytokines and reduces the production of auto-antibodies. You will prevent the formation of wrinkles from practicing Chi Gong.
Why do you need to practice Chi Gong?
The benefits of Chi Gong are enormous and may exceed your expectations. It is easy learn and people from all walks of life use it to benefit their lives. The practice of Chi Gong only requires a small sitting area and can be practiced lying down or standing.