Qigong benefits our vibrational state, and even though the most obvious benefits are physical, it influences all aspects of our mind body spirit health. AND since it can positively affect every level of our being, logic says… try it for everything!
Chinese philosophy and healing, teaches that blocked or sluggish chi makes us sick.
So it naturally follows that clearing out this stagnant chi, and replenishing our supply of vibrant energy will make us well.
However, this is only if we practice qigong exercises consistently, and preferably daily. It’s the same as brushing your teeth. We all know that cleaning our teeth occasionally or even once a week, isn’t enough to keep them healthy.
Does Western Science Support Qigong?
Not officially, no, although medical qigong (treatment given by a qigong healer) is used in some hospitals in China. Science doesn’t support any form of energy medicine yet, and that’s for a very good reason. So far, no-one’s come up with a reliable way of monitoring this invisible, undetectable force. Plus, there’s no money in it because qi is freely available.
Imagine a power company that could monitor and meter universal life force, making us pay for each drop of qi!
Luckily this nightmare scenario is pure science fiction, and we can all draw freely on an unlimited supply of healing energy and power. I say luckily, because without vital life force, everything dies.
Since qi cannot be measured by science, and it can’t be bottled and fed to people in defined doses, it’s difficult to do statistically significant, scientific studies on the benefits of qigong for your physical being and your mind. It’s almost impossible to scientifically study how qigong benefits your spirit.
Despite this difficulty, hundreds of professional studies have been completed – most of them in China – by those who wish to prove the benefits of qigong that they, and others like them, have experienced.
Some of the studies relate to medical qigong, rather than qigong exercises done by an individual for their own benefit. They are generally small samples and are, as I said before, hard to make statistically significant.
However, if you’d like to read abstracts of some of them, have a look at the qigong institute website.
Qigong Benefits That Are Scientifically Backed
There are aspects of qigong exercises that DO have the approval of the scientific and medical communities, even though qigong, as energy work, does not.
The benefits of daily exercise; better breathing patterns, and meditation, are widely acknowledged now. So, even without the chi, “unseen energy” component, it’s easy to say that qigong will have similar good results as these other health practices.
This is purely because with qigong, you are moving and stretching your body; focussing your mind, and connecting to spirit in a meditative manner; and breathing more deeply than usual.
Unfortunately, without scientific proof, we’re not allowed to make claims regarding the health benefits of anything, but that need not stop you from trying qigong for yourself, so you can make up your own mind about it.
Let Your Body Be The Judge
I CAN’T SAY that doing qigong will allow you to live for 130 years; or that it will heal your cancer; or take away your pain; or rejuvenate your body so that you look and feel 20 years younger.
I CAN”T CLAIM that it will heal your mind and your body of all dis-ease; or that it will make you wiser, calmer and more spiritually enlightened.
But I can list….
Some Of The Qigong Benefits That You MIGHT See
Included in this list are benefits like…
- Greater joint flexibility
- Improved strength
- Improved coordination and balance
- Reduced blood pressure
- A more youthful appearance
- Body toning
- Increased energy throughout the day
- Improved quality of sleep
- Increased libido
- Better digestion
- Reduced blood sugar levels
- A calmer mind with greater ability to handle stress
- Decreased back pain
- Coping better with sitting all day
And that’s just the results for myself and my husband, in the first six weeks of doing qigong CONSISTENTLY every day. And it can only get better as we continue building our chi!
There’s nothing to stop you achieving similar results or BETTER!
Other Reported Benefits Of Qigong
From anecdotal evidence, (of which there is plenty), it’s fair to say that practicing qigong, or having treatment from a qigong healer, may result in a wide variety of benefits for mind, body and spirit. Below are some of the benefits that people have mentioned, in their stories about healing with qigong.
Maybe there’s no limit to the possible mind body spirit benefits.
You need energy to live, work and play. Qigong gives you more energy, but unlike guzzling down a red bull, or drinking vast amounts of coffee, it does it in a balanced, harmonious and life-affirming way.
How Long Will It Take To See The Benefits?
You may start feeling better almost immediately, but your results will be determined by your unique “energy status’. It depends…
- How out of balance and blocked you are
- How long you’ve been feeling ‘unwell’
- How aware you are of the changes
When we’ve been focussing for a long time on one particular health issue, like pain for example, then it’s only natural that we primarily look for THAT to change. This means that other improvements either go unnoticed, or the benefits are considered to be insignificant. If you’ve been suffering from daily nausea for weeks, you probably won’t get too excited about a greater connection to Spirit. You just want to stop feeling sick!
Initial changes in the symptoms of dis-ease can also be subtle or short-term so that we don’t rate our situation as being any better, even though it is.
This is when people stop too early because their logical mind tells them the qigong exercises are not working, but it’s exactly when they need to continue.
Qigong Benefits Are Accumulative
The longer you keep up your practice of qigong, the more energy your body is capable of storing. It’s like having a bigger battery, so you have more power to draw upon in times of crisis, and in your day-to-day living.
Practicing qigong is one of the easiest ways to improve your physical health, as well as your state of mind and connection to spirit.
It is one way that you can take back control of your own well-being.
It’s how you can naturally boost your energy levels, and support your physical being, so it gives you a more joyful experience of moving through life.
And even easier than practicing Qigong is doing it in the comfort and privacy of your own home, with the aid of a qigong dvd course.
THANKS for joining me today.
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