For the life of the flesh is in the blood. ~Leviticus 17:11
By Jeff Primack
During qigong practice a powerful pulsation of blood can be felt in the body. People are often surprised at how warm they feel after making just a few hand movements. Qigong moves a lot of blood and generates copious energywithout lots of movement or stress.
Often people ask, “What is a qi blockage?” It is simply a small area where the blood cannot go, or an area where disease can occur. For example, if someone has a knot in his stomach or bad digestion, qigong usually improves this condition, because blood can work itself through closed-off capillaries when a person is relaxed and increasing qi in that area. Wherever qi goes, blood follows.
Normal healthy people use about 60 percent of the circulatory system. Qi increases this percentage. Blood flow to the brain and organs is improved, and health is greatly benefited. The electrical aspect of qigong also plays a role.
So how is this form of exercise any different from jogging? In qigong the body is totally relaxed, yet the blood is mobilized to flow powerfully. Because there is no stress response or cortisol release, which contracts blood vessels, the blood can enter areas that may have been blocked for years. Microcirculation to the forehead is increased and digestion is greatly improved. Imagine the same blood circulation you get from jogging, while standing still, completely relaxed. No other exercise offers this level of circulation to organs and endocrine glands. Not to mention stiff shoulders!
Health Benefits and Effects of Qigong
Qigong has powerful health-promoting effects
• It improves the motion of blood, warms the blood and enhances whole body circulation.
• Stimulates appetite, sexual function, assimilation of nutrients and digestion/elimination
• Accelerates metabolism, weight loss, decreases need for sleep
• Bolsters the immune system by reducing cortisol, a known inhibitor of cytokine production
• Develops dexterity and reflexes, and prevents osteoporosis in clinical studies • Opens arteries allowing greater brain-based microcirculation to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
• Enhances mental acuity, focus and concentration. The qi draws focus and trains the mind.
• Helps us to calm down, relax and become more peaceful.
• Harnesses the power of true source, remarkably improves results of hands on healing, such as reiki, and helps spiritual growth.
Thousands of scientific studies show qigong has helped people to reverse cancer, diabetes and heart disease. At QigongInstitute.org you’ll find an extensive database of scientific papers on Qigong’s effects.
Importance for Healthcare Practitioners
Often doctors and other health professionals who specialize in a certain aspect of medicine are exposed to a certain “energy information signal” so frequently that they end up with the same problems their patients have. What is a healer supposed to do? By using qigong they can easily cleanse their energies. Nurse Dianne Dougherty says she is no longer affected by other people’s energy after learning qigong, and has energy to finish her shifts. Dougherty is dedicated to a daily practice.
Healing occurs in qigong when the energy is raised high enough to push through the blockages of the nervous and circulatory system. But people are often blocked, and thus need stronger energy to clear the pipes so qi can reach the problem areas.
Every person has a biological magnetic field. When a group of even three people practice together the results are at least double. A larger field is created than any of us could generate on our own in large qigong events. Being in this high amplitude energy is the single fastest way to jumpstart ones internal energy.
In China, when 30,000 gathered at a time and people were getting up out of wheel chairs, I saw a retired nurse enter my seminar pushing a walker. On the fourth day she was walking laps around the massive ballroom without her walker. Qigong is very powerful but it is group energy that turns it into overdrive.
Author Jeff Primack has shared qigong healing with more than 30,000 people in live seminars and will do so again in LA in July.Tags: blood, group energy, pulse, qigong