What is the effect of Qigong on the elderly?

What is the effect of Qigong on the elderly?

Qigong is an advanced scientific and artistic approach to health care that the Chinese nation has found in the long-term practice.
Practicing qigong can cure diseases and keep you healthy and longevity.
  The original Qigong appeared in the form of “dance”.
For example, “Lv’s Spring and Autumn · Ancient Music” records: “The beginning of the Tao Tao Tang, the yin and stagnation of the stagnation, the waterway congestion, the source of the water, the stagnation of the people, the stagnation of the bones, and the danceAdvocate.”
In the late Han Dynasty, the famous doctor Hua Tuo was guided by the idea of “conserving water without perseverance, and the household is not shackled”, and imitated the “five birds” created by the five kinds of animals of tigers, deer, bears, donkeys and birds.More vividly, Qigong is a exercise method with health care effects.
As for the static exercise with the mind and breathing as the main exercise means, although there is no movement from the body shape, it emphasizes the adjustment of the internal idea, which is actually “external static movement”, so the static work is the same as the dynamic work.Has a good health care role.
  As a method of health care movement, Qigong gradually accumulates and forms a theoretical understanding with its own characteristics in long-term practice.
In addition to Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Wu and other families all contribute to the formation of Qigong theory, the core of Qigong theory is based on the theory of Chinese medicine, so that Qigong can be determined as an integral part of Chinese medicine, and asAn independent discipline has entered the hall of science.
In recent years, Qigong has made great progress in many aspects such as theoretical discussion, consolidation, clinical treatment, mechanism research, training of talents, and expansion of application fields.
With the application of some modern scientific theories and methods, the essence of Qigong is gradually revealed.
Qigong therapy is mainly based on the psychological and physiological-morphological self-regulation mechanism reaction link to play the role of its health care function in the practical significance and theoretical significance, will further demonstrate the depth and breadth of Qigong scientific connotation.
  As a scientific medical health care method, Qigong exerts its mental and physical adjustment function through a special movement mode in which the consciousness is in a sleepy, non-awake, and awake special state (qigong state).
Different from the general movement, the movement in the qigong state has many characteristics such as loose nature, dynamic and static phase, coordinated stretching, no movement, no silence, and so on.
Dynamics with these characteristics often give people a beautiful artistic enjoyment.
The practitioners follow the activities of the mind, and they feel like they are in the air. They feel like they are spreading their wings, sometimes they are like dragons, and sometimes they are like peacocks. Sometimes they are like wild horses. They are completely immersed and intoxicated in a very comfortable and beautiful feeling.in.
The artistic nature of Qigong is also reflected in the combination with other art. For example, in the process of artistic expressions such as calligraphy, painting, drama, music, and dance, it is accompanied by Qigong.
  Qigong is a self-practical exercise method?
  1. The “heart” here refers to the mind and spirit, and the “body” refers to the body and its physiological functions.
As the name implies, the self-practice method refers to a method of exerting conscious initiative and exercising on the spirit and form of oneself.
1, Qigong exercise is rich in psychological exercise content: Chinese medicine classics “Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic” when talking about Qigong wrote: “Dark and empty, instinct from it.
Keeping in the spirit, the illness is always “, breathing “spiritual, independent, and muscles.”
The “inner spirit” and “independence of the gods” here clearly express the spiritual requirements of the ancients in Qigong exercise.
The qigong term “all the way to practice kungfu” shows the dominant position of psychological activities in Qigong exercise.
An important part of Qigong exercise is to make the consciousness into a state of “sleeping, not sleeping, waking up and not waking up”.
This process of actively adjusting the state of consciousness from waking to quiet is also a manifestation of self-psychological exercise.
As for the various specific methods of practice, such as imagining the two feet like a tree root, the intention to defend Dan Tian, the “like to guard against the object” of the object, the perception of the sense of the part, etc., is psychological perception.Direct use of content such as attention, imagination, self-suggestion, self-hypnosis, etc.
  2, qigong exercise of the form is achieved from two ways: the first way is the direct exercise of the form.
This is mainly manifested in the exercise of dynamics.
The so-called “external training of bones and skins” refers to the direct effect of qigong or external work on the body.
In the exercise of Qigong, although it seems that the movement of the limbs is slow and soft, the beginners will still feel fatigued for a period of time. It can be seen that this slow and gentle exercise is also very effective in the physical and physical exercise.
As for static work, such as standing piles, it also has a very strong physical exercise effect.
The strength of this effect also changes correspondingly with the height of the station.
The lower the standing position, the greater the intensity of physical exercise.
The second way qigong exercises on physical exercise is an indirect effect.
The starting point of this approach is that the psychological activities caused by the exercises are beneficial to health changes. The psychological changes will inevitably lead to changes in the physiological functions of the body through the nervous and neuroendocrine links, and changes in physiological functions will inevitably lead to changes in morphology.
This effect is achieved through a psychological-physiological-morphological response.
  In summary, it can be clearly seen that Qigong can play its unique role in both mental and physical aspects.
In recent years, with the development of society and the change of disease spectrum, people’s understanding of health, disease and medical models has undergone a fundamental change.There is a growing recognition of the important position of psychosocial factors.

It is also seen from practice that Qigong exercise plays an important role in maintaining mental health and treating psychosomatic diseases.