Why would an acupuncturist practice qigong?
Qigong is a Chinese holistic system of physical and spiritual cultivation that involves coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation. Many acupuncturists practice qigong as a way to improve their overall health and well-being, as well as to enhance their ability to treat patients. In addition, qigong can help acupuncturists to develop a deeper understanding of the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and to cultivate the qi (also spelled “chi” or “ki”) that is central to this system of medicine.
What is medical qigong?
Medical qigong is a branch of qigong that is specifically focused on the use of qigong practices for the purpose of promoting health and healing. It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and is often used as a complementary or integrative therapy to help treat a wide range of physical, emotional, and mental health conditions. Medical qigong can involve various practices such as qigong exercises, meditation, and visualization techniques, as well as the use of qigong energy healing techniques. Some practitioners of medical qigong may also use acupuncture, herbal medicine, or other traditional Chinese medical modalities in conjunction with their qigong practices.