Qigong or "Energy-Cultivation," is an aspect of Oriental Medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Qigong is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes, but there are also some who teach and use it as therapeutic intervention.

Qigong relies on the traditional Chinese belief that the body's Qi is generated and maintained by the natural respiration of the body. Qi means breath or gas in Mandarin Chinese, and, by extension, the energy produced by breathing that keeps us alive. Gong means work or technique, thus Qigong is literally "breath work." It is the art of managing the breath to achieve and maintain good health, and to influence the energy mobilization and stamina of the body in coordination with the physical process of respiration.

Oriental Medicine is not limited to any one method of therapy exclusively. To learn more about other therapies I use, visit the Therapeutic Approaches page.

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