“Rather than thinking about what you should be feeling, notice what you are feeling.” – Dr. Roger Jahnke
The human body is a magnificent structure which possesses an enormous and persistent capacity to be self-healing. The ancient Chinese understood this phenomenon and developed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a series of âenergy guidingâ Qigong exercises to support our bodies’ natural ability to heal.
Qi translated as “life energy”, “life force”, or “energy flowâ is the central underlying principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine asserts that the body has natural patterns of qi that circulate in channels called meridians. In TCM, symptoms of various illnesses are believed to be the product of disrupted, blocked, or unbalanced qi. Traditional Chinese medicine often seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of qi using a variety of techniques including Qigong.
Qigong pronounced ‘chee’ ‘gung’ – is one of the four ancient Chinese medical practices involving coordinated breathing, movement, self-massage and awareness and used to cure disease and cultivate a healthy body and mind.
In order to understand how Qigong achieves this, imagine a garden hose – water flows freely if there are no obstructions in the hose. If there is a kink or constriction in the hose, water (Qi) doesn’t flow. You get excess (Qi) on one side of the kink and deficiency on the other. The stretching, movements and breathing of Qigong elongate the hose and release the blockages caused by trauma, stress, poor diet, medications, hereditary conditions, environmental factors or excessive emotional issues. This balanced even flow of energy or Qi assures the health of your organs, nerves, glands and cells by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
TRANQUIL CLOUD TEMPLE, serving the needs of New Lenox, IL residents, offers Qigong Classes and Medical Qigong Treatment Services to prevent and treat illness, reduce stress, and enhance the bodyâs immune system.