Qigong Benefits
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Qigong Health Benefits

Qigong has been long known to relax the mind, muscles, tendons, joints, and inner organs, helping in turn to improve circulation, relieve stress and pain, and restore overall health. In addition, physical movement is combined with training the mind to direct the body's energy, or chi, to any part of the body. When practiced correctly, Chi can help bring your body to a natural state of balance and well-being.

As more people begin taking personal responsibility for their own health and turn to practices such as Qigong, at the same time an increasing body of research seeks to validate such claims confirming a variety of health benefits that have been linked to Qigong practice. They include:

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater stamina and vitality
  • Improved cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive function
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Less risk of falling

A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi (Taiji)

"The evidence suggests that a wide range of health benefits accrue in response to these meditative movement forms, some consistently so, and some with limitations in the findings thus far. This review has identified numerous outcomes with varying levels of evidence for the efficacy for Qigong and Tai Chi, including bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness and related biomarkers, physical function, falls prevention and balance, general quality of life and patient reported outcomes, immunity, and psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and self-efficacy...

Study Indicates Qigong May Help People with Type 2 Diabetes

Besides exhibiting high-amplitude gamma synchrony in long-term meditators during mental practice, one of the main outcomes of this study is that meditation can create permanent changes in neural pathways...

Effects of Qigong on blood pressure (hypertension)...

The results of the study revealed that 10 weeks of Qigong reduced levels of systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, norephinephrine, ephinephrine and improved ventilatory functions in mild hypertensive middle-aged patients. These results indicate that Qigong has relaxation effects and stabilizes the sympathetic nervous systems in patients with essential hypertension. Hence, Qigong may be applicable to the improvement and prevention of symptoms of hypertension...

Exercisers Slow It Down With Qigong

[...] "The face of exercise is changing in America. Instead of relentlessly pursuing a sculptured physique, people are chasing longevity, stress reduction and improved health through mind-body practices like qigong[...]