Many of the treatments offered at Acupuncture Works help to stimulate qi and blood flow. When we refer to Qi, we’re talking about the flow of energy. The term originates from Qi Gong, which is an ancient Chinese discipline that’s been practiced for 3000 years. Qi Gong involves uniting the mind, breath and posture to create a calm, natural balance of energy. Qi Gong and its associated practice Tai Chi have both been used to help treat heart disease, blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, obesity, depression, and many other illnesses and ailments.
The gentle exercises involved with Qi Gong use the posture, breath control and visualization to develop and maintain strict energy flow. This energy or qi flow happens through the meridians and exercises the entire body, from the muscles and tendons to the internal organs. Qi and blood flow together and you never want stagnation of either. If stagnation occurs, disease or injury tends to follow. Practicing Qi Gong techniques on a regular basis will help to prevent stagnation in the organs, muscles, and joints. Routine Qi Gong can also help to improve focus, breathing, relaxation, movement, and general health.
Therapeutic Tai Chi Qi Gong
Week Class-Eight Sessions
Where: Kansas Avenue Integrative HealthCare, 1335 S. Kansas Avenue
When: Tuesday 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Cost: $80 for 8 sessions
Register: Doug at 785.249.3513 or email@example.com
Wudang Qi Gong
Beginning to Intermediate Class
Where: School of Martial and Meditative Arts, 1404 South Kansas Ave.
When: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday Evening
Cost: Free to acupuncture patients and SOMMA students $5 for walk-ins
Your Instructor: Doug Petrie has been certified by Master Yun Xiang Tseng in Wudang Tai Chi Gong. Doug has a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Doug is also fourth degree black belt in Karaho Karate and a third-degree black belt in Okinawa Kobudo.
Integrative HealthCare Building
1335 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66612
Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM