This book will teach you how to recognize the qi gong exercise that can be prescribed as part of a healthy lifestyle and good medical practice in the treatment of common health disorders—high blood pressure, diabetes, menstrual disorders, menopausal disorders, anemia, headaches, asthma, bronchitis, chronic fatigue, low blood sugar, peripheral artery disease (PAD), viral and bacterial infections, arthritis, prostate problems, endometriosis, sexual dysfunctions (low libido, impotence, etc.), incontinence, cancer, and so on. You must think of each exercise that is a part of a qi gong system as you would think of each remedy in a pharmacy, or herbal supplement in a health food store. You do not take all of them. You take only the ones that you need. Most qi gong systems and books on the market fail to make the distinctions that will enable you to do this, and as a result you have to perform all of the exercises in the set and fail to focus on the ones that you need the most. Since each exercise in the set focuses on an organ and energy system, you would want to focus your attention on the ones that are compromised. This is the only book that is available for the beginner and most advanced qi gong students that enable them to do just that.
Because qi gong addresses the body as well as the mind and the emotions, the book teaches how to improve mental functions and emotional well being. You will learn how to improve your memory, reasoning capacity, ability to experience joy, pleasure and peace, become calmer to lower the impulse to fear, worry, lust, grief, sadness, depression, anger, anxiety, excitability and irritability and all positive expressions of the mind and the emotions.
You will be able to set healing objectives well beyond the general “improvement in your vitality, mental abilities and emotional well being.” Your knowledge of the correspondences between specific qi gong exercises and physiological, mental and emotional mechanisms will enable you to make and track very specific goals in your life. You will be able, for example to distinguish between short term and long term memory problems and fix the first with kidney exercises and the latter with heart exercises.
You will learn how to communicate effectively and intelligently with acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine herbalists. Most failures in these areas are caused by the patient’s not knowing how to report the symptoms to the doctor. The book will teach you how to think in the manner (patterns instead of specific symptoms and diseases) of Chinese medical practitioners. In addition you will know what exercises and dietary regimens to use to bolster the therapy received from Acupuncturists. Many of these therapies fail for the simple reason that economic factors prevent you from getting the therapy at shorter intervals than the customary once a week treatment.
Although Qi Gong has proven to be effective by itself in many conditions, due to factors of individuality, herbs and diet have been found to be necessary in some situations. Thus, the book gives instructions in the use of Traditional Chinese Herbal formulas and dietary regimens that can be used along with the qi gong exercises.
For your convenience and affordability the book is completely illustrated. You will not have to purchase the DVDs or refer to them to learn how to perform the exercises or to review them. Just open to the prescribed exercise and follow along with the easy to follow illustration on the performance of the exercise. If your learning style inclines to the aid provided by a DVD these are of course available as your option.