Oriental Medicine and Health Services

Qigong

Qigong Benefits

Who can benefit from Qigong?

  • Everyone
    • Regardless of ability, belief system, or life circumstances
  • Slow gentle movements can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged
  • Can be practiced by all age groups
    • Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population
  • Children
    • Channel their energy
    • Develop increased concentration
  • Office workers
    • Reduce stress
  • Seniors
    • Enhance balance and life quality
  • Caregivers
    • Further develop ability to help others

Benefits of Qigong

  • Cardiovascular
    • Lower resting heart rate; normalized EKG, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • Respiratory
    • Slower respiratory rate improves gaseous exchange; significant benefits for asthma and bronchitis
  • Immune System
    • Better targeting of antigens
  • Circulation
    • Improves microcirculation, prevents vascular spasms, helpful for angina, migraine, and Reynaud's Syndrome (cold hands and feet)
  • Brain
    • Improves cerebral blood flow, less incidence of stroke; reduction in frequency and intensity of seizure disorders; slow, high amplitude brainwaves suggest relaxed and integrated state of mind
  • Musculoskeletal
    • Improves posture, balance, strength, stamina, flexibility
  • Chronic Pain
    • Pain reduction from all causes, including injury, surgery, arthritis, and fibromyalgia
  • Mental Health
    • Decreases stress response, Type A traits, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive traits, and depression; improves memory and interpersonal sensitivity
  • Longevity
    • Improves blood pressure, vital capacity, cholesterol and hormone levels, kidney function, mental acuity, vision and hearing, skin elasticity, bone density, immune function, digestion, balance, flexibility, strength, and libido