“If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong.”
– Dr. Mehmet Oz
April 27th marked a largely unknown celebration: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. While most Americans have at least heard of Tai Chi, Qigong (pronounced “Chee Gung”) is less well known. Qigong is a broad term, which literally translates as “Energy Work”. There are as many variations of Qigong inChina as there are hot-dish recipes inMinnesota. As a general rule, however, Qigong combines choreographed movement, breath work, and mental focus to control your body’s energy (Qi) and teaches you to move, grow and store your Qi. Not only is it a good form of meditation, but it also offers many of the benefits of getting an acupuncture session.
Before it was called Qigong, the same discipline was referred to as Nei Gong, or “Inner Work”, and it is considered one of the eight traditional healing methods which make up Traditional Chinese Medicine. Simple Qigong exercises are often prescribed by Acupuncturists as self-care for their patients. Practicing Qigong lets you increase your feeling of vitality. The more vital you feel the healthier you are, the happier you are, the more you can accomplish, and the longer you’ll live.
Our Qigong class starts on Wednesday, May 15th, at 7:00p here at our clinic. We only have three openings left in the class, so if you’re interested, call us now to save your spot.