As a few of you know, this past weekend I began the 13 month process of becoming a medical qi gong teacher. Your first question may be, what is qi gong? Your second question may be, what does that mean for me when I come for an office visit? -Excellent questions!
VERY simply stated, qi gong is a system of breathing and exercise designed to benefit both physical and mental health. This definition is a good starting place to explore qi gong. Eventually, there will be regular classes available through the practice but right from the start there are qi gong “moves” that will benefit you. Some of you have already been prescribed qi gong when you’ve come for a visit to the office. If you’ve ever received a set of exercises to do specifically to help change your chief concern(s), that’s a part of qi gong! It’s been around for thousands of years. It’s one of the four pillars of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) treatment.
This weekend we learned about the Shaolin 8 Brocade qi gong. There are many interpretations of this type of 8 Brocade. It’s one of the most popular forms of qi gong.
Take a moment to watch the video of one of the interpretations and don’t hesitate to ask how 8 Brocade can benefit you the next time you visit.