Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac.

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What is Medical Qigong?

Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of “breathing”exercises and mental control of “vital energy”. It is a method by which the practitioner gets physical and mental self-exercise through manifestation of personal initiatives. To achieve this aim, the practitioner must associate his mind, postures, breathing and acts on the whole body.

On one hand, it actively self-regulates the functional activities of the body and maintains a dynamic equilibrium. On the other hand, it enables the body to produce an “energy-storing” reaction, reduce energy consumption and increase energy accumulation. It produces the effects of regulating yin and yang, dredging the channels and collaterals and emits external qi. Practicing the emission of external qi has been very effective in treating many disorders in hospitals in China.