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Qi Gong
Qi Gong Hot
Alternative Therapies
Written by Maff     May 11, 2010    
I was first introduced to the oriental practices of qi/chi manipulation that include qi gong, t'ai chi and various martial arts many years ago after being taken to a group session by a family friend. I was feeling truly dreadful at the time and not leaving the house much at all but I remember leaving the session feeling strangely uplifted and energised.

At the time I didn't appreciate the potential long term benefits for health and well-being of what I had been introduced to but went on to be introduced to a form of meditation that suits me perfectly and have reaped similar benefits from this over the past 7 years. It seems some higher power really wants me to have these spiritual practices in my life!

Recently having read more about the benefits of gi gong I decided it was time I made it part of my daily routine so I purchased a couple of books on the subject. I then began learning a form of gi gong known as Pal Dan Gum from the book 'Qi Gong For Beginners' by Stanley D. Wilson, Ph.D. Incidentally this is a great book with clear instructions and photos that makes learning the movements that make up Pal Gum Gum very easy.

After only a week I was doing the gi qong routine from memory and feeling great. From the first few attempts I already felt similarly uplifted and energised as I had all those years ago. Over the past 3 months I have been practicing the routine daily and these beneficial feelings have only grown. After completing the sequence of movements I feel full of energy and much brighter in mood which helps motivate me and make me more productive as well as generally making me feel better and reducing my ever-present symptoms of fatigue, low mood, difficulty concentrating and focusing etc. I feel, just as with meditation, the benefits will only grow as I continue to practice qi gong regularly.

Given how easy it was to learn this form of gi gong and how quickly I felt the benefits, along with the fact it only takes 15-20 minutes per day, I would recommend qi gong to all EI sufferers. The movements are very simple as it is their combination with deep breathing that improves the flow of qi so even those with pain and some degree of immobility can still benefit.

Overall rating 
 
9.6
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
9.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
10.0
Ease of use  
 
9.0
Value for money  
 
10.0
Would you recommend? 
 
10.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff May 11, 2010
Last updated: June 17, 2010
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Brings balance in a world of stress

I was first introduced to the oriental practices of qi/chi manipulation that include qi gong, t'ai chi and various martial arts many years ago after being taken to a group session by a family friend. I was feeling truly dreadful at the time and not leaving the house much at all but I remember leaving the session feeling strangely uplifted and energised.

At the time I didn't appreciate the potential long term benefits for health and well-being of what I had been introduced to but went on to be introduced to a form of meditation that suits me perfectly and have reaped similar benefits from this over the past 7 years. It seems some higher power really wants me to have these spiritual practices in my life!

Recently having read more about the benefits of gi gong I decided it was time I made it part of my daily routine so I purchased a couple of books on the subject. I then began learning a form of gi gong known as Pal Dan Gum from the book 'Qi Gong For Beginners' by Stanley D. Wilson, Ph.D. Incidentally this is a great book with clear instructions and photos that makes learning the movements that make up Pal Gum Gum very easy.

After only a week I was doing the gi qong routine from memory and feeling great. From the first few attempts I already felt similarly uplifted and energised as I had all those years ago. Over the past 3 months I have been practicing the routine daily and these beneficial feelings have only grown. After completing the sequence of movements I feel full of energy and much brighter in mood which helps motivate me and make me more productive as well as generally making me feel better and reducing my ever-present symptoms of fatigue, low mood, difficulty concentrating and focusing etc. I feel, just as with meditation, the benefits will only grow as I continue to practice qi gong regularly.

Given how easy it was to learn this form of gi gong and how quickly I felt the benefits, along with the fact it only takes 15-20 minutes per day, I would recommend qi gong to all EI sufferers. The movements are very simple as it is their combination with deep breathing that improves the flow of qi so even those with pain and some degree of immobility can still benefit.

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