The idea of “Qigong” may be described as “the energetic medium existing between matter and spirit (also known as Life Force Energy when relating to the physical body) “Qi” can be defined as “the energetic medium existing between matter and spirit” Energetic Anatomy and Physiology is the first volume of Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy, which was written by Professor Jerry Alan Johnson, Ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. (China)
The word “gong” may be roughly translated to indicate the movement of something with the goal of doing something else.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the qi is considered to be the most basic component of the human body, and the movement of the qi is supposed to be able to explain a variety of different biological processes. The human body is composed of, sustained by, and regenerated by qi when understood in its physiological context. Many people refer to qi as “vital energy” due to the belief that it is the driving force behind all of the many vital processes and that it is generated from the essential ingredient. It’s common practice to categorize qi according to the way it interacts with a particular organ. For instance, the term “stomach-qi” refers to the force with which the stomach operates, and as a result, it governs the gastric function. Similarly, “heart-qi” refers to the force with which the heart works and the blood circulates, and as a result, it regulates cardiac function. Zheng-qi, which translates to “real energy” or “body resistance,” is the name given to the kind of qi that keeps the body’s defenses against illness operating normally. The qi that is responsible for keeping the body at a normal temperature and keeping it warm is termed yang-qi, and it is analogous to the energy that is associated with heat. The activity of qi is also crucial to the metabolism of materials and energy. This is the case for the metabolism of blood, fluids, and other necessary components.
In general, Qi is created mostly from the oxygen that is breathed, the nutrients that are consumed, and the inborn primordial Qi that is stored in the kidney, all of which may have some kind of genetic connection. Meridians and channels are the paths that healthy Qi takes as it moves through the body. A body that has regular circulations of qi is one that is healthy. If the flow of qi becomes blocked or diverted, this may lead to health concerns. The flow of qi may have an influence on a person’s mental and emotional state. Stagnation of qi may be caused by emotional instability, or it may be caused by emotional instability. Anger, for instance, may cause symptoms such as vertigo, headache, discomfort in the hypochondriac areas, or distention in the stomach, each of which can contribute to a reduction in appetite. On the other hand, the practice of Qigong, which involves meditation and physical movements called “exercises,” has the goal of improving the flow of qi throughout the body.
Qigong practices that are more generalized
In its most basic form, Qigong may be broken down into three categories: martial arts, medical, and spiritual. Kung Fu and Tai Chi are two examples of martial arts that are included in the Marshal Arts category. Buddhism, Confusionism, and Taoism are all types of spiritual practices that fall within this category.
As a kind of exercise, qigong may be used to bring the mind and breathing under control in order to either control or increase the flow of qi. Because qi plays such a crucial part in the fundamental processes that take place inside the human body, the management of qi flow is one method that may be used to both maintain health and cure illness.
Medical Qigong, which is a workout that focuses on cultivating one’s qi and is used both to prevent and heal sickness, is distinct from other forms of physical activity. Medical qigong is centered on the mobilization of functional potentialities by managing the mind. Whereas the goal of physical exercise is to improve health or restore physical functioning by increasing strength, the emphasis of medical qigong is on the mobilization of functional potentialities. In other words, physical exercise only affects the body’s somatic systems, but qigong practice primarily affects the body’s psychosomatic systems. Physical activity uses up energy by tensing the muscles and speeding up the heartbeat and respirations, but Qigong works to relax, smooth, and regulate breathing in order to store up or collect energy in the body. This is another significant distinction between the two types of exercise.
Internal qigong is qigong that patients practice on themselves to maintain and improve their own health, while external qigong is qigong that is performed by a Qigong master on a person who is experiencing health issues. Internal qigong and external qigong are the two primary categories that can be used to classify medical qigong. The mind, the body, and the breath all need to be brought under control in order to practice internal qigong. Many other forms of internal qigong exercises exist, such as meditation; some of these exercises include motion, while others do not. It is possible to practice qigong in a variety of positions, including sitting motionless, standing, laying on the back, or lying on the side. To feel at ease and in a state of comfort is one of the prerequisites.