What is Qigong?
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is moving, breathing and stretching for health and vitality. Its origins date back to over 5,000 years ago in China, and this branch of Chinese Medicine evolved into thousands of forms that are now being made available to the public over the last 50 years. Medical, or Healing, Qigong is a major branch that focuses on restoring and maintaining good health. Each form was developed to address certain health conditions or goals. The word qigong means “the cultivation of Qi (chee),” which is defined as the energy that sustains life. If we can learn to harness the power of Qi, we can tap into our own self-healing potential.
Next Qigong Workshop Series: Hui Gong for the Kidney
Hui Gong for the Kidney-– This qigong form is very effective for joint problems, mental nervousness, forgetfulness, concentration difficulties, and restores pre-immunity. The Kidney organ/channel is the source of Prenatal Qi, our prenatal essence or vitality. We have the opportunity to either use it wisely for a chance at longevity or to lose it prematurely with negative emotions, overwork, or toxins.
Come learn a form that stretches the joints, re-establishes the flow of qi to bring calm, peacefulness and flexibility. We will review the many important functions of the Kidney channel, nutritional solutions, and potential diseases that result from obstruction or channel disharmony.
Dr. Barbara de la Torre teaches healing forms of qi gong that are energizing, soothing and healing. She taught me a form for my eyes that I practiced regularly before surgery on my left eye and afterward. My eye doctor was surprised by how quickly my eye healed. Qigong is a powerful energy medicine and Dr. de la Torre is a sensitive and caring teacher. Being a former acupuncture patient of Dr. Barbara de la Torre benefited me in several ways. Specifically, she helped resolve a long standing constipation and digestion issue in only a few sessions with acupuncture and a few dietary recommendations. Dr. de la Torre is one of the most caring, thorough and competent medical people I’ve met in my 69 years on earth.Clara Alexander