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Benefits of Qiqong

Experimental evidence suggests the following healing effects of Qigong exercises and meditations.


Lower resting heart rate; positive effects on EKG, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels


Deeper breathing, slower respiratory rate, improves oxygen delivery to the cells

Immune System

Immune balance, whether too yang (as Chinese medicine classifies autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, and diabetes) or too yin (a Chinese medical understanding of immune deficiency conditions such as cancer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)


Better circulation and peripheral warmth (hands and feet)


Improves cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery to brain cells (The brain is the most oxygen-hungry organ in the body.) Potential benefit for stroke  and seizure disorders. Slow, high amplitude brainwaves suggest relaxed and focused state of consciousness. Production of BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) during qigong may help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's


Improves posture, balance, strength, stamina, flexibility

Chronic Pain

Anti-inflammatory effects and positive mood (production of endorphins) may be linked to pain reduction from injury, surgery, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other conditions

Mental Health

Decreases stress response, may be helpful for anxiety, depression, memory, interpersonal sensitivity, and to restore confidence in better management of one's own health ("self-efficacy")


May have positive effects on various signs of aging, including blood pressure, pulmonary function and vital capacity, cholesterol and hormone levels, kidney function, mental acuity, vision and hearing, bone density, immune function, digestion, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, libido, and resilience

Information presented here and on this website is for education and personal enrichment only and is

not intended as medical advice or to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease.

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