Built on the holistic philosophy of life, Qigong is a practical approach to improve and strengthen vital functions of the human body and turn natural instincts into conscious intelligence through regulating the mind, the body, and breathing.
Qigong aims at an ever-greater integration of the body, mind and Qi contained in the meridian system, while also seeking to integrate humans and nature into a harmonious whole. Today scientists from Europe and America are conducting extensive research into this holistic theory.
Some benefits of Qigong:
Improves fitness – Qigong practice helps practitioners regulate their Yin and Yang, makes their Qi and blood circulation gentle and pleasant, dredges their meridian systems, cultivates their genuine Qi, and strengthens their vital energy. In other words, Qigong practice makes weak people strong, rehabilitates patients, and rejuvenates the elderly.
Prolongs life – There are many Zhineng Qigong practitioners in the 60 to 70 age range. Before practising Zhineng Qigong, most of them were pre-senile and weak. Taking up Zhineng Qigong rejuvenated them and they have become the backbone of Zhineng Qigong publicity. The Beijing Qigong Research Society once conducted an experiment on “fluid intelligence” involving 300 elderly people aged between 60 and 72 who practised Qigong, and 300 people in the same age range who didn’t practise it. Experimental results showed that the degeneration of the mental capacities in the former group was obviously proceeding at a much slower pace than in the latter, while a few members of the first group showed no signs of degeneration at all.
Prevents and cures illness – Preventing and curing various diseases is one of the most remarkable effects of Qigong practice. It has a good curative effect not only on common illnesses, but also stubborn diseases. Many of the 4 million practitioners of Zhineng Qigong all over China were once afflicted with a great variety of ilnesses. In the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Training Centre – also known as the world’s first medicine-less hospital – among the 130 000 Qigong learners enrolled there from 1988 to 1994, sick people accounted for at least 80%. These people were afflicted with up to 180 types of diseases, including some diseases intractable to both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The average cure rate was 85% during that period. Why is Qigong practice efficacious, and even miraculously so, in curing such a great variety of diseases? Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong science believe that diseases arise from Qi and blood deficiencies, disorders of Qi and blood circulation, and the consequent imbalance of various vital functions. Qigong practice increases Qi and blood to sufficient levels, and its teachings state: “A person will never fall sick if their Qi and blood are circulating smoothly” and “If there is sufficient intra-corporeal Qi, a person will never be invaded or troubled by pathogens”.