Oriental Medicine and Health Services

Qigong

Qigong at OMHS

  • Draw upon Spiritual, Martial, and Medical
    • Maximize the health benefits
  • Physical emphasis on alignment of strong, yet relaxed structure
  • Whole body movement coordinated with deep reverse abdominal breathing
  • Mental emphasis on relaxed, yet clear and focused mind

A Typical Class at OMHS

  • Sitting Qigong
    • Very similar to Zazen
    • Mental emphasis
  • Daoyin "warm-up" exercises
  • Standing Qigong (5 postures)
    • Structure, mind, and breathing
  • Moving Qigong (chansijing - silk reeling)
    • Structure, mind, breathing, whole body movement

The Yi leads the Qi

  • Development of Yi (focused mental intention) is absolutely essential
  • Without it, there is no Qigong
  • Takes time to understand and develop
  • Once you can effectively use your Yi to lead your Qi, then you can also use it to "lead" / affect the Qi of others for healing purposes

Qigong Deviation

  • Incorrect practice of Qigong exercise can lead to some somatic or psychological disturbances
    • Qigong psychosis
    • Effects are temporary
  • Diagnosis has been accepted by the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders (CCMD-2) and the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Having a qualified instructor and practicing as taught is important