Medical Qigong has been used in not only ancient China, but also modern day China to treat a wide variety of illnesses and disease. It is often used in conjunction with Chinese Medicine herbs and even now western medicine. It focuses more on meridian pathways, internal organs and bones of the body.
Medical Qigong is one of the 4 main components of Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture, herbs and tui na.
Medical Qigong was modernized after the Cultural Revolution and synthesized to be used a cheap form of healthcare for the general public.
Taoist Medical Qigong was developed over 2’000 years ago. Taoist practitioners found that patients were healing faster when incorporating dynamic exercises into their daily routine. The physician to the King, Hua Tuo, created 5 Animal Qigong, the first Medical Qigong form. Its primary objectives were prevention, recovery and rehabilitation. Chinese medicine recognizes stagnation caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, environmental factors and suppressed or excessive emotions as the primary sources of pathogenetic stress and illness. Qigong provides a tool to deal with these challenges.
White Tiger Qigong is a very dynamic form of Qigong and is a sub-branch of Taoist Medical Qigong. The practice activates energy flow (Qi) in the body through pulsing Acupressure points, and by wringing out Meridians or energy pathways like a towel and organs like a sponge. It strengthens bones and muscles through deep stances.
White Tiger Qigong takes Applied Classical Chinese Medicine Theory and combines it with concepts of modern sports science. It uses the principles of Kinetic Chains – how segments and joints in the body affect one another – and anatomy to understand movement, and activates the fascia lines in the body by moving the spine and extremities in all directions. It uses nerve, tissue and joint flossing through gliding and twisting movements within the body’s full range of motion to activate circulation and blood flow.
White Tiger Qigong follows Taoist principles by teaching to move and flow with the 5 Elements of Nature, embody the spirit of animals, and balance Yin & Yang. While Modern Medical Qigong focuses on symptomatic treatment, White Tiger Qigong aims at transforming emotions into new behavioral patterns through conscious movement, breathing and meditation techniques.
Qigong exercises that twist, coil and uncoil the body all the way to hands and feet wring out the meridians like a towel, squeezing out toxins, trauma, toxic emotions, healing injuries, and creating balance throughout the fascial system.
Qigong exercises that squeeze out the organs like a sponge which squeezez toxins and emotions out of the organs and allows vital circulation and Qi to penetrate deeply inside the organs. It helps give rooms for the organs to relax in their sphere.
Bone Qigong exercises contain deep stances that twist and wrap the tendons all the way into the bone, improving circulation into the bones and increasing the density of bone marrow, thus, improving health, bone strength, boosting the immune system, and longevity.
Our unique, one-of-a-kind program goes deep into Qigong development. We will teach and guide you on how you can heal yourself and others through regular Qigong practices. You will learn specific exercises for various organ issues, diseases and other ailments.
It is never too late or too early to start learning Qigong!
Whether you are new to Qigong or an advanced practitioner, you can learn and benefit from our full course curriculum. We have personally taught Medical Qigong to students in their teens all the way to patients and students in their 80′s.
This is open for any level of Qigong practitioner: beginner or advanced. Choose from our specifically designed modules for proper Qi and body development.
White Tiger Qigong is the pioneer in combining ancient Qigong exercises with modern fascia research, western anatomy and Ancient Chinese Medicine. We offer the most in comprehensive and depth medical Qigong training in Asia in the English language.