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Qigong

Qigong or Chi Kung

Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The word Qigong is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.  The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

 

Qi, or Chi, the flow of energy

 

The above Chinese character Qi (or Chi, pronounced "chee") represents the flow of energy.  Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.  Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.
 
Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.  It creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most other forms of exercise do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mindful intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.
The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.  Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.
People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.  When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced life style, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment.
 
Feel free to talk to Dr. Gong to see how she can help you in practing Qigong.
 

About Us

 

Yang Gong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yang Gong, Licensed Acupuncturist (L Ac), DAc.

 

Kansas City location - Overland Park:

 8600 W 95th Street

    Suite 212B
    Overland Park, Kansas 66212

 (913) 721-7295

 (620) 363-1685

 gracefamilyacupuncture@gmail.com

  Mon - Thur:  8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

 

Iola location:

 204 S Buckeye Street

    Iola, Kansas 66749

 (620) 363-1685

 gracefamilyacupuncture@gmail.com

  Fri - Sat:  by appointment only

 

Kansas City Location - Overland Park

   8600 W 95th Street
      Suite 212B
      Overland Park, Kansas 66212

 (913) 721-7295

 (620) 363-1685

 gracefamilyacupuncture@gmail.com

Mon - Thur: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

 

IOLA LOCATION

 by appointment only:
    204 S Buckeye Street
    Iola, Kansas 66749

 (620) 363-1685

 

 gracefamilyacupuncture@gmail.com

Fri - Sat: by appoinment

 

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