According to Chinese medicine, true health, like Qi, is not a place or destination, rather it is a state of meaningful adaptation to change, of flow. We can say that Qi is always seeking or moving towards health and wellbeing because it is always seeking to flow smoothly and purposefully.
If there is good and harmonious Qi flow there is harmony and thus health.
Classical Chinese medicine is an elegant embodiment of this profound philosophy. Its primary aim is to create and maintain a good Qi flow throughout all layers of the body and mind.
In practice we can tap into, harness, and direct Qi for many purposes such as :
a. maintaining overall wellbeing
b. to resolve specific health issues
c. achieving our aims in life
There are several methods to achieve this such as
For almost 20 years I have safely taught the foundational practices of qigong to my patients to complement their acupuncture treatments. I have observed that the daily practice of qigong significantly enhanced the effects of acupuncture treatments. My patients would have a good flow of qi to tap into which meant that the acupuncture sessions could be more focussed on resolving deeper health issues. More could be achieved with fewer acupuncture visits.
This is the reason I developed a self-care programme called Care for Your Qi. It safely integrates qigong, nutrition and lifestyle advice appropriate for your constitutional type. I teach this programme to individuals and groups of people.
In summary if you integrate the principles of yangsheng - Qigong, eat according to your constitution, have a meaningful meditation practice, lead a moderate lifestyle then you will have plenty of vital qi on tap to enjoy life and fulfil its purpose. You will also have a powerful method for maintaining your wellbeing over the span of your lifetime.
People who have studied qigong with us share their experiences...
Remarkably few people know about the system of self-care called Qigong (pronounced chee-gung). It is often compared to yoga and has strong links with Tai Chi. Qigong is very easy to learn with a wide range of scientifically proven health benefits. Yet it only takes 15 minutes of daily practice to experience all these incredible benefits. If you’re completely new, here’s a link to frequently asked question about tai chi & qigong.
Here are the 5 reasons why I believe you will benefit from learning qigong with us :
What is qigong?
Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) refers to a diverse set of practices that coordinate body, breath, and mind.
It is one of the major branches of Chinese Medicine (CM) which includes food therapy, massage (tuina), acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine.
The character for Qi represents the steam that arises when rice is cooked.
Living beings have the dimensions of consciousness, energy and a physical body. We as human beings have the the ability and capacity to develop all these these dimensions to their highest potential.