Qi(Chi) = Energy
Gong(Kung) = Skill
Qigong Is A Self-Healing Art That Combines Movement And Meditation
Regular Practice Of Qigong Can:

Qigong has a history of at least 3,000 years in China. It is believed that Qigong was gradually developed through the struggle for survival in ancient China. People found that certain body movements along with various ways of breathing and mental concentration, could greatly improve some body functions. These techniques and knowledge were further refined over time and passed down through generations. Qigong is considered the base of martial arts. Many quite different forms of Qigong were established over the long history of Qigong.

Chinese medicine is traditionally based on the theory of Yin and Yang. Chinese think everything consists the yin and the yang. Such as for human being, female is the yin and male is the yang. Human body is also governed by the yin and the yang. The yin and the yang, are in constant evolution and revolution, and interaction between them. Disease and illness are the direct cause of the imbalance between the yin and the yang. Qigong is the natural method to control and adjust one's yin and yang to achieve the balance of them, so it optimizes the body's ability to use the most of latent energy within the human body and to guard any invasion of disease or illness.

The body is the basis of life and is dependent on the Qi and the mind. If the body is not correct, then the Qi does not circulate smoothly. And if the Qi does not circulate smoothly, then the mind is not at peace. When practicing Qigong, it is necessary to maintain the correctness of the body and to meet the requirements for posture so that one may practice Qigong well.

The Following Information Is From:
Qigong Master Ernie Fukumoto

Qi = Energy
Gong = Working With, Study Of, Control Of:

Qigong: The Broad Definition

Albert Einstein, in 1905, published his "Theory of Relativity" and "How mass and energy are equivalent." The study of "Qi" includes the study, the working with, the control of "Energy", which includes "MASS." That is say Qigong, from a broad and wide perspective, includes the study of everything universal, and indeed it would be futile to attemp any definition that would be universal. Albert Einstein also wrote: "it would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sence; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure." Therefore, for the purpose of this discussion, I will stay within a very narrow definition of Qigong.

A Narrow Definition Of Qigong: For Health And Longevity

Qi is your life energy force. Qi represents the most powerful ingredient or mechanismthat works to help your body heal itself. Qi permeates your entire body. Every cell in your body is like a mini- battery cell filled with Qi. The maintenance, strength and control (gong) of your Qi leads to a long and healthy life.

Gong = Learning, Working With, Control And Mastering.

Gong refers to the process of learning how to control your Qi. Your brain is the most powerful computer in existence. In order to control your Qi, you must learn how to consciously harness this most powerful computer. Your subconscious brain is in constant communication with your entire body. Your subconscious brain processes information thousands of times faster than your conscious brain. Students of Qigong believe that it is advisable to study the principles of Qigong for health and longevity and for harnessing a person's most powerful self-healing capability.

If you still think that the rat race is the only way to experience life, then life has no choice but to show you otherwise through the pain of body.

If you are only aware of body and mind for identification then the eventual loss of the use of body will be almost tantamount to the death of essence (you).

If your health is not in good shape, suffering from an 'incurable' illness by conventional medicines and you are seeking alternative ancient medical wisdom from China, you've come to the right place!

Qigong Has Four Major Areas Of Application:

Lesser Known Categories

Who Can Benefit?

Because qigong includes either dynamic and gentle techniques that can be practiced from standing, seated, or supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. Practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury. Qigong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a physician.

Is Qigong Scientific?

Both China and the U.S. have hosted conferences for academic exchange of qigong research. Qigong has been shown to improve posture and respiration, induce the relaxation response, cause favorable changes in blood chemistry, and improve self-awareness and concentration.

Research suggests that Qigong may be beneficial for Asthma, Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Pain, and a wide variety of common ailments. External Qi Healing is effective for the same range of illnesses as acupuncture plus Qigong increases your energy level.

The Qualities Of Qi In Meridian Diagnosis

One of the earliest known methods of diagnosis in Chinese medicine was reading the flow of Qi through the meridians and organs. This was done be sensing the energy flow with the hands, fingers, and eyes. This is still a major technique, and can be accomplished by holding a meridian end point at a given subject's finger or toe, and passing the free hand over the path of the meridian and the corresponding organ.

Any changes in the Qi flow indicate an imbalance in relation to the anatomic position where the change occurred, or in the organ. Some practitioners hold the right finger or toe of a female and the left hand or toe of the male. There are also practitioners who treat using methods similar to diagnosis with External Qi Gong.

The following qualities of Qi can be felt by the hands only with a little practice. The "feel" can then be translated into a communicable system which describes the condition of the individual areas. The following represents some of the information presented in an excellent class on Tui Na taught by Sifu Carl Totten at the Taoist Institute in North Hollywood, California. Many of these qualities of Qi listed below include the associated pathology to which they correspond. Many do not. For those that do not, we'll let you decide what they mean.

The Following Is An Excerpt From Al Stone, L.Ac.

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