According to the masters of ancient martial art practices, Qi is the life force energy of all creation. So it makes sense that when a person looks into activities that promote self healing, Qi Gong would be an excellent place to start. It is said that Qi permeates the entire world; it exists in all parts of nature, in plants, animals, people and even the air around us. All we need to do to engage in self healing is pull the Qi into our body through the breathing and gentle movements of Qi Gong.
Qi Gong has many benefits to our health, whether we are sick or well. Most importantly, it improves blood flow and circulation to all our vital organs, muscles, and cells. Our cells benefit from this increased circulation because they receive increased nourishment and oxygen once circulation is improved. Most people only use 65% of their possible circulation. As this percentage goes up and blood circulation increases, the appetite is stimulated and metabolism is accelerated. The body often benefits from weight loss and increased health and energy.
Self healing is also experienced in the practice of Qi Gong from an increased flow of oxygen to our cells. It is believed that the air itself holds massive amounts of Qi so when we take multiple deep breaths, a large quantity of Qi life force will enter our body too. The practice of Qi Gong promotes long, deep breaths that bring in air through the nose, and then slowly generates an exhale by pulling the abdomen in towards the spine. This practice massages our internal organs while at the same delivering to them the healing power of oxygen.