QiGong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates exercises, breathing techniques, and meditation, it is safe, with no adverse effects.
Qigong became known outside China in the 1990s, and clinical randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of QiGong, investigating the effectiveness of the treatment, were published worldwide, along with systematic reviews.
Some practices increase the communication between cells in the body; others improve circulation, cleanse and heal the body. QiGong can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and is suitable for all age groups. Typically it is done standing, with its gentle, focused movements, it is more accessible than seated meditation. When you have a gout attack in your foot or leg, you can do the exercises sitting.
It is a highly effective healthcare practice. Many professionals recommend Qigong as an alternative, complementary medicine; it is included in the medical curriculum of major universities in China.
The gentle, rhythmic movements of QiGong build stamina, increase vitality, enhance the immune system and very important for gout patients, reduce stress, improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.
Practicing Qigong will repair blockages in the body. Sometimes this blockage is occurring at an energetic level, as is the case with mental stress or emotional distress. In other situations, the stagnation is happening at the physical level, when the flow of blood or lymph has been restricted. Both types of blockages are an inducing factor for gout.
As a result, QiGong is not only a gout treatment but also a preventive measure.