Qigong comes from the words Qi = energy and Gong = cultivation. At its simplest form, the aim of Qigong is to promote personal energy healing and well-being. The goal of Qigong is to correct bio-energetic imbalances and blockages. In the same way structural integration frees up muscular tension and fascia to allow healing to occur naturally, Qigong cultivates the body’s energy to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones and strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress.
Where Tai Chi is a movement art that cultivates chi, Qigong is a scripted set of movements, repeated many times over to prevent disease and dysfunction.