If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do qigong. Dr. Mehmet Oz
Qigong (also spelled qi gong, Chi Kung) is a system of self-healing that has been used in China for thousands of years to achieve health and longevity. These gentle yet powerful qigong exercises combine three elements: abdominal breathing, slow movement, and visualization – to harmonize the body, mind and spirit. The dance-like movements (similar to Tai Chi) are both relaxing and invigorating. They provide numerous health benefits, such as balancing hormones, reducing stress and regulating blood pressure. Qigong is easy to learn, less strenuous than yoga or Pilates, and is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Qigong is gaining popularity in the west and is emerging as one of the hidden jewels of immortality and self-healing. Around the world each morning, millions perform qigong in parks, along with its cousin Tai Chi. Where Tai Chi is a martial art founded on self-defense, qigong’s main purpose is to cultivate the life force energy within you, to optimize health and well-being. Practicing these simple movements increases your vitality, enhances immunity, builds stamina, develops mental acuity and revitalizes sexuality.
There are four main schools of qigong that have migrated to the West: martial, medical, Buddhist, and Daoist. Deborah practices medical qigong which combines techniques from the various schools to both prevent and heal disease. In China, many hospitals have qigong departments complementing western medicine, acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. There are clinics that exclusively utilize qigong for treating terminal illness, especially cancer, with remarkable success.
(Read the cancer chapter in my book, Women’s Qigong for Health and Longevity, about Madame Guo Lin who, on her death bed with cancer, healed herself by practicing qigong and then went on to teach her system to thousands in China.)
The Healing Potential of Qigong (Chi) Exercises
Qigong for Women
The re-emergence of qigong’s ancient healing methods is particularly relevant for women, since Western medicine has no protocols for maintaining agility and grace as we age. Women go to doctors twice as frequently as men, yet many of their complaints are not “curable” according to allopathic medicine; but with women’s medical qigong, you can learn to heal yourself and maintain youthful vitality.
In qigong, women have a different energy center than men called the Uterine Palace. Through activating this area, women can heal reproductive issues, slow the decline of hormones, relieve cramps and PMS, awaken their sexuality and libido and moisten the vagina. It’s a powerful vortex of unawakened potential!
Through her workshops and qigong products, Deborah will teach you how to take care of your own well-being and heal common ailments without the use of expensive drugs or doctor visits. Conditions such as PMS, menopause, depression, fibromyalgia, and fatigue are often controlled by pharmaceuticals, but studies now reveal that many of the standard drugs for these imbalances are fraught with deleterious side effects.
Women are searching for economical and accessible solutions in healthcare for themselves and their families. With only a 15-30 minute daily practice, you can learn how to heal yourself as well as increase vitality, slow aging, regulate hormones, and maintain inner balance and feel great!