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Editor: Yael Rosenberg, RN, B.S.H

 • Description: Qi Gong
 • Statistical Information
 • Symptoms Treated
 • Questions to ask the Practitioner
 • General Tips
 • Products and Services
 • Books and Publications  

This component of traditional Chinese medicine involves the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures, exercises, and meditation. Qigong is usually taught for health maintenance purposes or prevention; however it can be and is often taught for therapeutic intervention.  

Statistical studies show the following:
Millions of people in China and around the world regularly practice qigong as a health maintenance exercise. In fact qigong is considered standard medical practice in Chinese Hospitals. However, skeptical westerners still await more conclusive results of tests proving its ability to cause biological and chemical changes in the body.  

Conditions and Symptoms
Most Eastern and Western health practitioners agree that that qigong can improve and maintain health by encouraging correct breathing, movement, increasing range of motion, and improving joint flexibility and strength.
Chinese scientific studies have shown that qigong helps improve cardiovascular function, lower blood pressure and can reverse some symptoms of senility

Questions to ask the Practitioner
  •  How many years experience have you had utilizing this fitness and healing method
  •  What is your success rate  
  •  Certificates and Licenses  
  •  References  

General Tips
 • Seek the advice of your health provider before embarking on any form of exercise.
 • Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing
 • Do not eat anything for 30 minutes before or after the practice.
 • Find a quiet, comfortable place to practice where you will not be disturbed.
 • Breathe correctly. And move slowly while staying relaxed. Do not force any movement.
 •  Always listen to your body and don’t overexert yourself
 • Use visualizations and focus on enjoying the experience

List of Products & Services
 • Qigong for Beginners - Garripoli (Actor), Michael Badertscher (Director)
 • Qigong for Stress Relief (2005) - Garripoli (Actor), Ted Landon (Director)
 • Qi Gong for Cleansing (2005) - Daisy Lee Garripoli (Actor), Francesco Garripoli (Actor), Ted Landon
 • Qigong Healing Form Level-1 - Jeff Primack (Actor), Jeff Primack (Director)  
 • Understanding Qigong DVD1 - by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming (Actor), David Silver (Director)
•  Qigong for Staying Young: A Simple 20-Minute Workout to Cultivate Your Vital Energy - Shoshanna Katzman    

BOOKS & Publications  
  •  The Essential Qigong Training Course: 100 Days to Increase Energy, Physical Health & Spiritual Well-Being (Paperback) by Ken Cohen
•  Qigong for Staying Young: A Simple 20-Minute Workout to Cultivate Your Vital Energy (Avery Health Guides) (Paperback) by Shoshanna Katzman  

Alternative Treatment Methods
 • Acupressure
 • Acupuncture
 • Aromatherapy
 • Biofeedback
 • Chiropractic Treatment
 • Guided Imagery
 • Herbal Remedies
 • Homeopathy
 • Hypnosis
 • Magnetic Therapy
 • Massage Therapy
 • Meditation
 • Qigong
 • Reflexology
 • Reiki
 • Tai Chi
 • Therapeutic Touch
 • Vitamin Therapy
 • Yoga




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