vs Qi Gong
What’s the difference?
Acupuncture and Qi Gong are both based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In a traditional scenario of healing both would be used to assist in the healing of the body. The key difference between the two is how each effects your qi.
First you would need to understand the concept of Qi. Qi is the energy in your body that sparks your organs to work. Some people use the term “Life Force” I say, “What isn’t Qi?”. Qi is that which makes your heart beat and your lungs breathe. It is present in every part of your body. When the body is low on Qi this is when disease or health issues arise in the body.
In acupuncture, a Licensed Acupuncturist will determine your health issues and formulate a treatment plan. The Acupuncturist will then place acupuncture needles in key points to facilitate your flow of Qi. This method is pushing or redirecting your qi to move in a certain speed or pathway to allow accelerated healing. Acupuncture would be needed in a series of 1-3 treatments per week depending on the health issue.
In practicing Qi Gong, you cultivate Qi and allow it to build and replenish in your body. This increase of qi in your body will improve the circulation of your body fluids and overall energy. I usually use the example of a fountain filled with water. In time, the water evaporates. If it is not replenished, the flow of water through the channels drops and the pump is less efficient. When more water is added the pump becomes more powerful and the water flow in the fountain is abundant.
It is best to start with a qualified instructor to get the basic foundation to the moves and stances in Qi Gong. Qi Gong can be practiced at home everyday to increase the Qi in your system and improve your health. You will see improvements over time, depending how much time you put into practicing Qi Gong.
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