I do qigong and neigong almost every day. I try to do it for an hour a day but alas 1. I am a lazy slob and 2. video games are just so, so interesting. I'd also like to blame work for this.
But when I go to my kung fu classes I always do qigong, and sometimes some neigong before going into my forms and technique drilling. Neigong is great especially for my neck and back where I have chronic nerve tension.
I've also taught some basic qigong to some friends with certain health issues such as lower back pain and hand injuries and it's helped them a lot.
Suffice to say I like qigong and neigong. Whether YOU believe that it will actually make bones harder and more dense, or that it will make your organs sustain less injury, or any of that is up to you. I for one credit it to my fighting ability 100%. I will attempt to convince no one.
Though one has to wonder exactly how they figured out where the rat's points where.
Like Fake said, there is no need to debate. What he believes isn't relevant.
Qigong can be effective physical exercise depending on the exact exercises we're talking about. And some Qigong can also be New Age quackery and have absolutely no benefits except for the DVD seller or "certified instructor".
I purchased several qigong DVDs before seeking out a qualified instructor, and that allowed me to see the world of difference between the two.
Rabbit is very right as it's pretty much just as bad as the "certified instructors" of CMAs or, well, any MA for that matter. You can learn something that can have multitudes of benefits, or you'll just be hanging out with some hippies that teach you how to be the a-hole that crosses the street like a turtle because you need to "go with the flow" more.
The opinions expressed should be relevant to the OP's question, not trying to shine a spotlight on another member's qigong practices, since csharp made no extraordinary claims about his qigong practice. He only claimed it helps his tension, injuries, and MA practice.
Put simply this thread is not about whether qigong is "effective" or "not effective", which is a dualistic fallacy anyway. The only reason I posted about the medical studies above was to distinguish between the types of qigong with data that supports them for improving fitness vs. the types associated with free love and drum circles, which sadly do find their way into MA circles.
The thread is "hey you guys that do qigong does it help your MA?". Answer is a simple yes, and there is no need to debate unless as Fake put it, you start add bullshit claims like chi fireballs and iron shirt bullet deflection.
Do you read out of order on purpose? You hadn't even posted when I made that comment.Quote:
I thought I smelt something is all...just my opinion.
Happy to be wrong. But no debate.
To be clear, the **** works. No one complains about yoga. Why? Because most practitioners do not make ridiculously stupid claims.
"Yoga will help you relax and manage cancer pain." vs "Qigong will cure cancer."
"Yoga will strengthen your organs." vs "Qigong gives you Impervious Iron Body Skills."
"yoga will activate meridians." vs. "Qigong activates meridians makes you a skilled fighter.
Inserting BULLSHIT, otherwise there is no debate. Can Neigong, Qigong and acupuncture help? Sure, if you don't insert all of the other bullshit.
See, C.Sharp, you added that little piece to create a derail. I let it slide, but it got the reaction you wanted. This **** will be culled.