Medical Qigong Exercises with Dr. Amun
This demonstration video of Medical Qigong exercises by Dr. Amun has been curated to support the body in optimizing detoxification and healing.
Medical Qigong, pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. The DeTox Now Team recommends traditional Medical Qigong meditation exercises because they focus on five principal organs: the liver, heart, spleen, lung, kidney, brain, and vital systems like cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and many more.
As we continue to develop our catalog of Qigong resources, we will add more information and exercises to this Medical Qigong Exercises page and the Video Stream.
For Mental Health Awareness Month we want to focus on the benefits of Qigong for mental wellness.
Qigong for Depression and Anxiety
Practicing Medical Qigong requires a great deal of mindfulness. Studies have shown that these exercises can help reduce stress and increase energy. They have also been found to be effective in reducing symptoms of mental health and physical illnesses.
There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to Qigong. It is used to address various issues including healing physical ailments, aiding in addiction recovery, and reducing depression and anxiety.
The movements used in Qigong vary depending on the specific goal of the individual. Imagine someone experiencing anxiety and seeking ways to address it. According to Bioenergetic Health and Qigong Expert Nick Loffree, “anxiety is often caused by scattered energy in the body, which can make individuals feel uneasy and restless. One way to address this is by focusing on downward, inward, and stable movements to help balance the energy. For example, slowly moving the hands downwards and towards the belly can help ground oneself. In contrast, individuals with depression may experience heavy energy and low energy levels, making it difficult to get out of bed. In these cases, upward and outward movements can help uplift the energy levels.”
Qigong Is Evidence-Based
According to research (PMID: 20594090), practicing Qigong has a direct positive impact on anxiety, depression, stress, mood, and self-esteem. In fact, participants who practiced Qigong in randomized controlled trials showed a significant decrease in anxiety compared to those in an active exercise group.
Studies have shown that Qigong can be a helpful complementary therapy for teenagers and young adults in reducing negative symptoms related to mental health.
Additionally, research has found that individuals who practice Qigong experience a significant reduction in depression symptoms compared to those who do not participate. And, in different studies, it was found that practicing Qigong lowered the levels of the stress-inducing hormone cortisol in participants who practiced it, compared to those who did not.
Qigong can strengthen, harmonize, and have healing effects on the functioning of all the internal organs and bodily systems. It increases the supply and flow of energy throughout the body, can have a variety of rejuvenating effects and is believed to increase longevity, and induce calm mental and emotional states.