What is Qigong
Qigong, as a medical keep-fit activity, has a history of several thousand years in China. The term Qi refers to the body’s physiological functions. Qigong experts call it Internal Qi or Dantian Qi (mainly from the visceral organs). Gong refers to Gongfu (practising skill). Therefore, Qigong is a kind of self-training method by which the practitioner uses the initiative to train the body and mind, providing holistic training for self-reliance, self adjustment, body building, prophylaxis, invigorating and strengthening the constitution, resisting premature aging, and prolonging life. The main characteristics of Qigong include the training of Essential Qi in the human body, which integrates mental activity with body postures and respiration.
Theoretical basis of Qigong
The human body is a complicated system. Gases form, food is digested, Qi and blood circulate, saliva secretes, waste material is discharged, the PH changes, and spiritual activity influences metabolisms, all happening continuously in response to the growth of life. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards such physiological changes as results of fluctuations and changes in the flow and function of Qi which circulate throughout the body through channels and collaterals. Qigong, a psychopneumatological exercise, drills posture, respiration and focus of the mind in order to unclog the channels and collaterals and re-estalish body equilibrium.
Regulating-spleen Qigong Regulating-Spleen Qigong has the functions of regulating the qi and blood of the Spleen Channel, strengthening the spleen and replenishing qi, regulating the stomach and promoting digestion. It can be used to prevent and treat diseases and syndromes such as gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, colitis and gastrointestinal neurosis as well as abdominal distention, diarrhea and constipation.