Why practice Qigong?

Kim Kubsch

Because Qigong is a form of disease prevention, and it stimulates the relaxation response to promote healing and strengthens the immune system. It maximizes the body’s ability to heal itself. Research by respected medical organizations has helped to merge conventional medicine with this ancient healing modality to improve the quality of health and life. Qigong can be a practice of convenience as one can perform the slow and gentle, healing movements anywhere and anytime.

Qigong is recommended by Harvard Medical School May 2009 Women’s Health Newsletter and says, “Tai Chi is medication in motion.” Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic physicians recommend Qigong for their patients in their newsletters (2008-09). The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health recommends Tai Chi to older adults for the benefits found in treating osteoarthritis. Also, the National Cancer Institute April 8, 2013 Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine says, “Division of cancer prevention examines Qigong as a way to address the considerable distress and impaired quality of life in rectal cancer patients.” And the Veterans Administration evidence map cites positive research for Qigong for hypertension, falls outside of institutions, cognitive performance, osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pain, balance confidence, depression, and muscle strength.

Does this explanation sound like an easy and gentle practice that your body would enjoy either standing or sitting? At your convenience, drop-in to one of my Sun Lakes classes:

Easy and Gentle Tai Chi at Sun Lakes Country Club-Mirror Room, Sun Lakes – open to the public! No class October 27 and November 17

Thursdays, Mixed Level – 10:45-11:45 a.m.; new attendees are welcome anytime!

$5 per class. All ages and abilities can enjoy the practice seated or standing. Drop-in anytime. Parking is available on east side of country club for direct access into Mirror Room.

Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes

Tuesdays, Beginner 9:15-10:10 a.m. 9504 – Assisted Living building; residents only

Tuesdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15 a,m, 9508 – Independent Living building; residents only

As a Tai Chi-Qigong Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi-Qigong Association and a Practitioner of the National Qigong Association, I am also certified to teach PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s and Chair Chi. I use easy and gentle Tai Chi-Qigong to teach how to enhance overall health, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination, and reduce stress while building bone strength. For more information about classes, workshops and my three DVDs, visit www.SafeMovements.com, email Kim at [email protected] or call 480-392-3436.