Happy Mardi Gras! Tomorrow Fat Tuesday will be gone, and it is the perfect time to lengthen and strengthen with a little Qi Gong.
After the holidays, we may be let a little weak from too much holiday shopping, too much holiday feasting, too much holiday celebrating, and too much holiday stress.
Stress never takes time off, and statistics from NCCAM show that stress-related disorders are at an all-time high. Consequently, other bodily ailments are also on the rise, such as chronic back pain, hypertension and heart disease. All of these can also wreak havoc on your body and mental health.
A powerful way to combat stress and its ancillary disorders is through the ancient, alternative medicine exercise of Qi Gong.
Qi Gong is practiced daily by millions of people in Asia every day, and is one of the most popular modalities within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for health and wellness.
Qi Gong uses meditation and movement to balance the body’s “life energy,” also known as Chi. Qi Gong’s combination of movement, breathing and meditation help to prevent or reduce stress by channeling life-giving bioelectrical Chi to problem areas. How? The simple exercises stimulate certain channels and acupoints on the body thus enhancing the flow of Chi and its effectiveness.
According to experts, a loose translation of the alternative healing term Chi Gong means “cultivation and conservation of vital energy.”
For more information on Qi Gong classes please call expert acupuncture physician Dr. Richard Browne at the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami at 305.595.9500. Or visit www.acupuncturistmiami.com.
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