​ Qigong healing training in Hammersmith, West London

The word Qigong is a new term established in 1950's by Dr. Guizhen Liu who founded the Beidaihe Qigong institute in 1956, which has developed a systematic scientific approach to the study and clinical application of Qigong practices, supported by the China Central Government.

When did Qigong originate?​

The actual practice of Qigong dates back at least 5000 years to its conception under different names e.g. Tuina, Daoyin, Xingqi etc.For more pls visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong.

What is Qi?

Qi in qigong here means energy or life force. Gong means work, effort and time to spend in cultivating Qi.

 

Then Qigong can be defined as an ancient art of healthcare and energy management which involves the coordination of body posture, breathing exercises and mind regulation.

 

Thousands of years of research by Oriental doctors and half a century of modern scientific into Qigong in China shows that it can help to manage and prevent many diseases. 

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What does Qigong therapy entail?

Qigong comprises of a wide range of mind and body exercises, which range from Qigong health exercises and Qigong medical exercises. Qigong therapy can be tailored to the health needs of the individual Qigong exercises according to the practitioner's condition. 

In addition to promoting all round healthcare, Qigong can act as a therapy for specific illness. Qigong therapy is able to treat chronic psychosomatic health problems.

Scientific research on Qigong therapy shows that it can not only help people recover quickly when used alongside orthodox or complementary medicine or decrease the side effects of modern medicine , but it can also treat some diseases altogether.

Based on the theory that mind and body are interdependent, Qigong therapy seeks to complement rather than replace modern medicine, which tends to divide body and mind into two mutually exclusive realms.     

Our Qigong Training

The London Academy of Qigong and Chinese medicine provides Qigong training suit all levels, abilities and needs. Our lead practitioner has given contributions to textbooks on Qigong theory, implementation and history. 

 

We provide foundation courses for beginners as well as courses for instructors. You can choose between group sessions and individual training.   

Single Qigong Lessons

If you do not wish to commit to a long course, you may wish to attend one of our ongoing group sessions or request one to one training with one of our instructors. It is now possible to book these sessions via zoom, to help tailor to social distancing regulations. 

 

The classes cover Qigong history, theory and practices. We also offer training in Taiji as part of the group sessions. 

Short Term Qigong Courses

Qigong Club

 

We provide short-term Qigong courses for those who are not interested in committing to cultivating their Qigong ability over a longer period of time. We also have 12 weeks and 24 week-long Qigong courses. 

With a short-term course you can choose to take this information with you and apply it in your daily routine, or choose to proceed with regular sessions. 

These courses are designed for practicing selected Qigong theory and exercises. Sessions are held on a weekly basis and take place in the evening. 
 

As a member of our Qigong club, you will be able to attend any of our regular lessons, although regular attendance is recommended in order to obtain the full benefits. 

Members will get a discount on class fees and are free to choose whichever classes fit well with their lifestyle. 
 

Common reasons to take our Qigong classes

Some common reasons for seeking Qigong instruction or therapy may include:

·         Chronic illness, including cancer management

·         Longevity & immunity / Disease prevention

·         Stress management / Energy and life quality enhancement

·         Preferred natural treatment options

·         Symptoms/conditions that are not recognised by Western medicine or do not respond to standard medical            treatment

·         To avoid risks or side-effects of proposed medical interventions

·         For terminal illness: palliative or therapeutic stages

 

Qigong is considered a natural treatment of choice for the following clinical conditions including:

 

Hypertension, asthma, allergy, stress and stress-related symptoms, sexual dysfunction, cancer, immune diseases (autoimmune or immune deficiency), diabetes, overweight, GI disorders, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal pains and sports injuries, etc.

Qigong therapy alone is not appropriate for most acute or emergency situations.

Qigong therapy, complements acupuncture and herbal treatment well, so we'd recommend trying out qigong if you've been recieving extra acupuncture, for additional benefits. 

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