Some experienced acupuncturists are also trained to practice Qigong, a branch of ancient Chinese healing. As one of main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Qigong is a form of exercise considered very beneficial to your health. The other branches of TCM include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and tui na a form of massage. The purpose of these techniques is to improve the life energy of the patient, thereby encouraging healing. The technique consists of Chi gung or rhythmic breathing accompanied by specified movements. The practice’s focus on posing in graceful positions, and doing repetitive movements is thought to help facilitate the elimination of blockages to a person’s flow of Qi, otherwise known as their life force.
This practice has been shown to improve the health of the mind, body, and spirit through helping the patient to reach a state of meditation. Influenced, in part by by the fields of medicine, martial arts and philosophy, this form of beneficial exercise, is said to have a super healing effect on the body. Our bodies are surrounded by electromagnetic energy which can easily be disturbed by the hectic environment of the typical person’s modern life. When this occurs, the flow of the Qi can be inhibited.