Are you aware that qi gong can be a way to change the chemistry of your brain and increase circulation to it to relieve levels of anxiety and attention problems?
According to a study conducted by the University of CA at Irvine, when people suffering from ADD got Qi emissions from a master of qi gong, their brain scans showed following qi emission showed a higher blood perfusion to certain areas of the brain than scans before qi emission.
Better mental clarity and attention occur and there is reduced atrophy of brain tissue when there is an increase in blood flow to the brain.
Yet, you can still receive these benefits even without working with a qi gong master. Just indulging in a practice of qi gong meditations and movements regularly can also protect the brain against premature aging and enhance attention levels.
Qi Gong practice activates alpha brain waves, which are related to focused concentration (as in states of meditation) and also with deep states of relaxation. It also stimulates the thamalus and visual cortex which result in lower levels of anxiety.
In October 2007, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Researchers published a study stating that due to qi gong’s therapeutic effects, it can be used as an alternative form of treatment against anxiety for people who prefer non-pharmacologic treatment approaches.
Qi gong’s flowing and gentle motions also assist the brain by challenging coordination between breathing and motions which nourishes the neurological system to treat dementia among the elderly.
Hence, tai chi and qi gong are often used to counter neurological atrophy and challenge the brain to stay healthy and vibrant every day.
Qi gong can be used as a clinical tool to help adults and children suffering from sensory processing problems, anxiety, ADD, autism, and learning difficulties to improve the way they process and interact with the world.