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 Workshops: Eight Treasures
8 Treasures Qigong – Build Bone Strength, Tendon Flexibility, Emotional Balance — Also known as Ba Duan Jin, Eight Treasures Qigong is one of the oldest forms of Qigong, dating back to the early 12th century. The eight routines in this form are designed to build bone strength, flexible tendons, and emotional balance. This form is wonderful for both the beginner and the experienced student.
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