Qigong can exercise one’s mind, regulate and control one’s mood, and better relax one’s body and mind.
1. Delaying the aging of human organs
The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic tells us that the evil cannot be done in the memory of righteousness. Modern research also proves that practicing Qigong can enhance the body’s immunity, prevent diseases and strengthen the body. It can also eliminate mental and physical fatigue, restore physical and mental energy, and improve work efficiency. With the development of society, people’s daily life rhythm is faster and faster, and the degree of psychological tension is also higher and higher, and the long-term psychological tightness is also higher. Zhang Hui can reduce the body’s immunity, cause the body’s physiological dysfunction, leading to functional and even organic pathological changes. Therefore, it is necessary to learn to relax in a timely manner in a tense rhythm for fitness and disease prevention. Qigong exercise just plays this role effectively. Practice has proved that people who practice for a long time are not easy to fatigue. They always feel energetic and seldom suffer from colds and other diseases.
In middle-aged people, viscera begin to senile. In old people, viscera become senile or pathological changes. One of the main reasons is blocked blood circulation. For example, high cholesterol, high blood lipid, high blood viscosity, atherosclerosis and so on can cause atherosclerosis, blood circulation is not smooth, which belongs to the scope of qi stagnation and blood stasis in traditional Chinese medicine. Qigong can reduce blood viscosity, cholesterol and lipid, enhance the function of human viscera and delay the aging of human organs.
2. Cultivating temperament
Qigong practice emphasizes the cultivation of mind, that is, optimizing people’s mood, will and character. Practice tells us that people will experience very pleasant and comfortable when Qigong is in static state. They not only have physical comfort, but also feel very comfortable. The whole body and mind are immersed in a detached mood, and they persist in Qigong for a long time. Exercise can play the role of cultivating sentiment, broadening mind, cultivating will, shaping healthy personality, enhancing psychological adaptability, practicing skills and improving interpersonal relationships and mental health.
3. Developing Human Intelligence
Through Qigong exercise, the fatigue of the brain can be quickly eliminated, vigorous energy, concentration, perception, memory and thinking ability can be enhanced, thus improving the level of intelligence, experts believe that Qigong may become an effective means to improve human intelligence.
4. Improving human immunity
Qigong training to a certain extent, the mouth fluid increased, saliva contains a variety of immune cells, can enhance human immunity. Through scientific research and testing, it was found that compared with the control group without Qigong, people in the Qigong training group had more immune cells and stronger immune ability. These experiments can prove that there is scientific basis for people to reduce colds, infections, and diseases in the elderly through the function of Qi Exercise.
5. Promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis to improve human blood circulation
Through scientific experiments, the nail fold microcirculation of practitioners has been improved. Qigong state increased the number of nail fold microvascular loops and opened loops, which indicated that Qigong training was beneficial to human blood circulation. The improvement of human blood circulation can prevent many diseases, such as coronary heart disease, cerebral thrombosis, cerebral insufficiency and so on. At the same time, Qigong can also improve the physiological state of the organs that have formed blood stasis, such as myocardial infarction, cerebral thrombosis, early liver cirrhosis and so on.
6. Tongmeridians and collaterals to expel sickness and Qi
Many Qigong practitioners have reactions to the focus of Qichong. For example, patients with headache may feel distension and jump when they practice Qitong meridians. When the meridians are connected, some people will obviously feel a warm current passing along the meridians, and the headache disappears. Long-term practitioners without diseases use instruments (meridian detector) to test the meridians more than those who do not practise Qigong or those who are sick. This shows that practicing can make the meridians more smooth. There are many unobstructed parts of the meridians in the sick people. By practicing gong, one part of the meridians can be gradually opened, so that the sickness of the people will be cured.
At the same time, some sickness gas will be released when the meridians and collaterals of the human body are gradually unblocked, such as air-conditioning, heat gas and numbness gas will be released from the location of the disease or the meridians and collaterals related to the location of the disease. In the process of releasing the sick gas, the patient’s condition improved continuously. For example, in the process of Qigong or accepting other people’s work, cold air may be released from the stomach or from the lower limbs. After a period of time, the stomach is warm and the stomach is not painful. This shows that Qigong can help people drain sick qi. For example, people with fever, inflammation, diabetes mellitus and thirst-quenching stage, hypertensive patients with liver-yang are mostly exothermic. And people with liver-qi transgression, some cancer patients will release leprosy and so on. By practicing Qigong or releasing external Qi from others, the meridians and collaterals can be unblocked and the diseased Qi in the body can be discharged, so that the viscera tends to balance Yin and Yang. This is the process of Qigong treating diseases.
Qigong is a kind of physical and mental exercise method which aims at preventing and curing diseases, prolonging health and exploiting potential by means of adjusting mind, breathing and body. Mind-regulating is to regulate psychological activities, breathing is to regulate breathing movement, and body-regulating is to regulate body posture and movement. These three tones are the basic methods of Qigong exercise and the three elements or basic norms of Qigong discipline.
“Treat illness and strengthen health without illness”, which is the summary of Qigong function of predecessors. In recent years, with the wide spread of Qigong, the practice of practicing Qigong by millions of people has further confirmed that the predecessors summarized the function of Qigong in preventing and treating diseases.