Qigong Practice and Qi Healing


The history of the practice of Qigong goes back to 3,000 years ago. From various medical documents of “Ma Wang Dui” – an archaeological site of three ancient tombs of Han Dynasty
(206 BCE-220 CE)
 located in Changsha China excavated from 1972 to 1974, there are different depictions of qigong (dao yin) exercises.

During the Chinese ancient Dynasties Qigong was called “Dao Yin Tu Na”, of which “Dao Yin” means introducing or directing Qi and “Tu Na” instead presents literally breathing exercises. So “Qi” is air or breath, and it is the energy produced by the breathing system that circulates within the body.” “Gong” means energy, ability and self-discipline. “Gong” is the term used for any study or training which requires conserving energy and ability.

Thus “Qigong” is the training and researching of the “Qi”, which needs time and effect to master. It’s a style of life to maintain interior peace and to build up self - healing ability.

Strengthening the health and building up the body's Qi has been the study preoccupying researchers in China for long centuries.

In traditional Chinese medicine the flow of energy Qi along channels or meridians in the body is viewed as central to a person's health and well being, with illness being attributed to restricted or blocked Qi flow within the body.

This concept provides the basis for Qigong. To be able to build and direct the Qi flow in your body will enhance your health and reduce the chance of illness. For thousands of years people in China have developed and practiced successfully the art of building Qi.

Many doctors and scientists believe that the practice of Qigong will become a milestone in research of the prevention of health and in research of the self awareness of wellness. Qi healing ability will offer either the diagnostic arrange of energy and the therapeutic use of energy. This will help the development of medicine in stimulating the repair and the regeneration of tissues.

When we are practicing Qigong we’re working on creating a flow of energy in 12 important meridians and especially their extraordinary influences and connections on each other, which are really fundamental to our interior peace, to our health prevention and  to our energy reservoirs.

During the practice we will be aware of the movements of the energy moving like the sea waves in our body. Usually it begins on the spine and the central nervous system, gradually it extends to the internal organs and the major joints.

This self awareness of the harmonization of Qi between the “Xi” breath, the “Ti” body and the “Shen” spirit, and of the harmonization of Qi circulating freely along energy meridians through the practice of Qigong is the basis of the interior peace, the good health and the happiness.

Giada Zhao

July 2014, Sligo Ireland