For those of you who are wondering what Qi Gong is...
It's an "eastern" practice, similar to Tai Chi in some ways (so a health food store that sells supplements, etc won't "have it on the shelf" or anything like that).
To put it in really basic terms...The idea behind it is that there's this thing called Qi (pronounced Chi) that essentially means "life force" - think about it like it's energy. And when Qi is out of balance or blocked, your body doesn't function properly.
Qi Gong supposedly can help balance Qi and therefore contribute to overall health. Qi Gong is practiced for health maintenance purposes, as a theraputic intervention, and as a spiritual path and/or component of Chinese martial arts. It is practiced as a set of breathing and movement exercises and can benefit health by helping with stress reduction and providing some exercise (although it's not high impact).
To make things more confusing, there is a subset of Qi Gong that's referred to as "medical Qi Gong". People have credited this with helping do things like cure cancer (I personally don't know if that's true or not, but people have definitely attributed miraculous things to Qi Gong). My current understanding is that medical Qi Gong is a subset of traditional Qi Gong movements, but I don't know if that's really the right idea. But I'm personally looking for more information on "medical Qi Gong".
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