According to modern scientific research in Qigong, it has been shown to have a certain regulating function on the nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system and internal secretion system. Qigong also can promote the balance of yin (negative) and yang (positive) and so maintain the internal stability of the body. It can also help recover one's youthful vigour.
Generally speaking, upon practising Qigong for a period of time some special effects occur, which can be divided into normal and abnormal effects. The
1. You experience a general ease, your limbs tingle and you sweat a little.
2. The peristalsis of the stomach and intestines increases, which assists regulation of the digestive system.
3. A lessening of both mental and physical fatigue with an improvement in the quality of sleep and appetite.
4. A tickling sensation in the skin which is a sign of improved blood circulation.
5. Muscles twitch and joints pop; this is a sign of an invigorated bodily zhen qi (true vital energy or true qi).
6. A feeling of tranquillity, comfort and vigour; these are the joyous benefits of mastering the practice. Not everyone experiences these effects, however, so suppress the urge to pursue any one of the above exclusively. Let things take their
1. Increased heart beat and breathlessness. A result of uptightness and unnatural breathing, this can be corrected by relaxing the body.
2. Dry mouth and tickles in the throat. These are caused by breathing with the mouth open or closed tightly. Drink a little warm boiled water before practising and let the tongue lap the roof of the mouth with the mouth half closed.
3. Abdominal distension, with qi traveling from the abdomen up into the chest. This is caused by over-concentration and unnatural breathing. It can be solved by relaxing the concentration and breathing naturally.
4. Mental confusion and a dazed feeling. This too can be corrected by relaxing mental concentration and breathing naturally.
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