Qigong (regularly known as Chi Kung) can be understood in a standard way as a set of techniques usually related to Traditional Chinese Medicine, which comprise mind, breathing and physical exercise. It is generally practiced with goals aimed at maintaining health, but due to their potential in some cases can be prescribed with specific therapeutic goals, this is cause there are numerous medical studies that endorse some benefits attributed to Qigong practice.
It is an alternative practice for development and maintenance of health in general, attain longevity, and as a prevention and great support for diseases, practiced for thousands of years in ancient China. As a form of gentle exercise, Qigong consists in movements often repeated in series, based on strengthening and stretching the body, increasing movement of fluids (blood, synovial, and lymph), improving balance and creating awareness of how body moves through space. Qigong exercises are usually gentle, although intense work is done inside body, these exercises are combined with very different techniques of breathing and with specific work of meditation.
Qigong can be translated as "work of energy" or art of circulating energy in the most appropriate way for the purpose which is practiced. This practice is characterized by effects on both physical level and mental and emotional, constant practice of this alternative regulates central nervous system positively affecting the rest of organs and systems, facilitating their proper function, strengthening immune system and helping cells to regenerate vigorously. It directly influences on blood circulation and cardiovascular system, positively affecting organs as important as heart. Within this system, there are several exercises for control and balance of blood pressure. Therefore, the practice is also recommended for people with hypertension, hypotension, circulation problems, heart problems, arteriosclerosis, etc.
It is an excellent alternative that helps to develop important qualities in body such as elasticity, control and body harmony, creating from the first session a pleasant feeling of well-being and vitality. It also helps balance the emotional energy, it is a very beneficial tool and with very good results to treat cases of depression, fears, anger or despair, anxiety, stress, etc.
With Qigong practice, emotions harmonize and regulate their creative flow, which helps eliminate harmful internal tension that stagnates in joints, muscles, organs and systems, creating energy blocks that in the long run and persisting become diseases and ailments all types.
In short, it is as wide is its range of possibilities as its accessibility, since the practice of Qigong can be exercised by any person of any age and condition, and can obviously be combined with other health alternatives.