Qi gong is literally translated as the practice of breathing. Deep abdominal breaths or belly breathing is benefitial to your health in many different ways.
By using the entire capacity of your lungs you improve your energy by increases the oxygen in the blood.
As the diaphragm decends it massages the kidneys and adrenal glands. This decreases the release of cortisol and other stress hormones thus improving you ability to handle day to day stress.
The diaphragm also massages the intestine improving diegestion and elemination.
Using the muscles of the abdomen to breath will strengthen and tone this area giving you a slimmer figure.
By avoiding shallow breathing you take pressure away from the heart and aorta thus reducing your blood pressure.
These benefits are immediate. With practice you will begin to realize improved mental focus and ability increased vigor of youth. Practice breathing is one of the first and most important steps to acheiving a long and stable life.
So let us practice!!
The above link takes you to the Acupuncture introduction page on www.harmonyhealth.com. From there you will be able to navigate through over 40 pages of detailed information regarding this facinating procedure. I have had several people asking for information about acupuncture so I wrote the following brief discription and posted it on my website.
A Chinese medical treatment based on the understanding that living bodies pulse and flow with an energy that is beyond the limited spectrum of the human eye similar to microwaves, or radiowaves. Further, ALL diseases of the body begin with a disruption of this energy field that if left uncorrected will manifest as an ailment of the physical body. After thousands of years of research a modern acupuncturist understands and uses a complex map of this energy field and by stimulating specific points, he can alleviate stagnation, and realign this energy field which will very shortly manifest as a decrease in pain and restoration of function in the bodies tissues. Acupuncture is commonly used to control pain and to treat other conditions such as allergies, hypertension or addiction withdrawal. Acupuncture is one component of an overall program of Chinese medicine that is very similar to the modern wellness movement happening in America today.