Qi Gong is a breathing focused gentle exercise combined with meditation and was developed in China thousands of years ago. There are many different styles and techniques of qi gong and there are qi gong wards in Chinese hospitals that have resident qi gong specialists. These practitioners perform energy transfer techniques on patients. In addition, to receiving energy healing, patients are taught specific qi gong exercises to do themselves to improve their health.
There have been hundreds of qi gong studies in China on the efficacy of qi gong on cancer and in fact the Shanghai Number 2 Hospital is regarded as having the best overall cancer treatment results compared to all other hospitals in China which are using chemotherapy and or radiation therapies.
Recently in the USA, there has been a small study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City confirming benefits of qi gong on prostate cancer patients. Dr Campo reported that the results were consistent with other smaller studies undertaken in the west where qi gong also demonstrated an improvement in fatigue levels of breast cancer treatment patients. This study on prostate cancer involved the men doing qi gong twice a week for an hour long session.
The researchers concluded that there was significant meaningful fatigue improvement seen in most men as a result of the qi gong.
Mr Shao Xing Xuan is a qi gong practitioner who practises in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. He has practised qi gong healing for over 50 years and has treated hundreds of cancer patients. He says “Though research such as that led by the Huntsman Institute is of benefit to promote the benefits of qi gong, if the researchers really wanted to know about qi gong and what it can do, they should learn qi gong themselves and practise it for a couple hours a day for a few years”.
To see a demonstration of Qi Gong healing you are invited to have a look at this YouTube video.
Many patients always inquire as to what else they should be doing or what they should be eating to improve their health whilst undertaking their course of acupuncture. I always suggest them to take up tai chi, qi gong or do yoga , these type of exercises add some life-force to your body each day.