Many of you may already know this, but a big part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture is the practice of Qi Gong. Qi means breath or energy, Gong means work. It is an exercise similar to Tai Chi, but easier to learn and practice.
While I love TCM and acupuncture, I feel really passionate about Qi Gong! I dare you, just ask me to talk a little about Qi Gong and you will see how excited I get! The reason I like it is because it is a form of self care that has many hidden “secrets” in it. Over the past year or so I have been “academically” analyzing qi gong to figure out why it actually works. I see there are so many movements that are the most effective exercises in physical therapy, core exercises, and rehab built into the soft, circular movements of qi gong.
Often, during a practice, or routine you don’t even know what you are doing, but you just feel better after you are done. This is the reason why. The joints and muscles get loosened up and relaxed during qi gong. Here is a simple routine:
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