Tao of Revitalization with Medical Qigong
Medical Qigong aka The Science of Longevity
The Internal Qi-Gong Exercises direct the innate healing power to specific internal organs and glands to energize the entire body, balance the energy level, and promote a more effective functioning of the internal organs, in order to
heal, adjust, correct, and above all prevent disease.
There are three categories of Internal Exercises.
The first category of Internal Exercises includes those designed to
correct sitting, reclining, walking, and working postures, to facilitate
healing. These exercises are the Five Animal Exercises, Eight Directional
Exercises, 4 Directions Qigong and Tea cup Qigong. Also included are the basic exercises known as the the Soaring Crane Exercise, Deer and the Turtle Exercise.
The second category is 14 Meridian Meditation that also includes
Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, or simply Taoist Contemplation. A
tremendous healing art, 14 Meridian Exercise is used to adjust, balance,
and elevate the energy level in the body. By meditating on the pathways of
energy in the body, anatomically known as the meridians, a person is able
to feel the energy flow along these pathways and balance the energies
within the body. The mind, body, and spirit are completely integrated, and
the individual is completely enlivened.
Acupuncture and acupressure techniques, which originated from 14 Meridian Exercises, are used to help others, whereas Meridian Meditation is used to heal oneself.
The third category of Internal Exercises concerns energy breathing
techniques. Through these techniques, energy can be absorbed through the
acupuncture points which lie atop the meridians which traverse the body.
Energy breathing is a vital step in self-healing and in forming an indivisible
link with the energy permeating the universe.