How Chi Kung Can Help In Chronic Diseases

Chi Kung is highly effective in producing a wide range of positive health benefits A growing number of scientific studies points to the effectiveness of its practice and healing for dealing with a wide variety of conditions. Below are a few examples of diseases that may benefit from chi kung practice:

i) Hypertension
Proper breathing techniques is used to reduce blood pressure. The use of deep diaphragmatic breathing to increase the intake and circulation of oxygen is recommended. Slow, regular abdominal breathing is thought to relax the muscles surrounding blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more smoothly and reducing blood pressure.

ii) Diabetes
Researches show that chi kung significantly lower levels of fasting blood glucose, improved ability to use insulin (less insulin resistance) and reduced stress. They also lost weight. It is believed that meditation, slowed movement and breathing exercises promote relaxation and reduce stress, which may improve how the body functions. In addition, chi kung restores the mind-body connection and the harmony between the pancreas, kidneys and liver.

iii) Arthritis
Exercise is a crucial part of arthritis therapy. Exercise increases your energy, flexibility and reduces joint pain. Chi Kung gently utilize the range of motion in your joints, like wrists, ankles, shoulders and knees and is safe to be practiced by arthritis patients. It can support your bones, decrease stress on your joint and increase your range of motion.

iv) Anxiety
Chi Kung is a natural treatment for anxiety and its associated symptoms. It focuses on improving the flow of qi in the body. In Chi Kung, the mind resides within the heart, not in the brain. Accordingly, anxiety is a sign of agitated heart energy. A heart energy imbalance leads to the physical symptoms of anxiety such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Chi Kung treats anxiety and its associated symptoms by unblocking the Qi pathways in the heart. Therefore, it calms the mind, restores mental balance, decreases the body’s stress hormones and moderates the patient’s response to their surrounding environment.

v) Immune deficiency
Anecdotal evidence suggested that Chi Kung helps in restoring and enhancing immune function by increasing the concentration of certain types of neurohormones and neutrophils needed for immune function. However, there is no evidence to suggest it can cure immune deficiency, nor is there sufficient evidence to conclude that all persons with immune deficiency syndromes will benefit from this practice. Immune deficiency can be a serious and life-threatening condition and it is important to seek out the assistance of licensed medical practitioners. Therefore, Chi Kung is only an adjunct therapy used for managing and enhancing the immune system.