Traditional Chinese Medicine

with a Southern accent

Susan Mosley, DACM, LAc, Dipl CH, CPT
318 Broad Street
Rome GA 30161
qi –also chi, pronounced chee: the term used in Chinese philosophy, Oriental medicine, and martial arts referring to the life force or energy that is thought to be inherent in all things. A blockage of qi in the body may lead to pain and imbalances in the organs or emotions.

Qigong moving meditation exercises have been used for hundreds of years for:

Cancer supportive care
Cardiovascular Disease
Cognitive functioning
Health maintenance
Respiratory functioning
Sleep disturbance

You will learn correct posture, breathing techniques, and mental focus. The slow, stretching movements of most exercises can be easily adapted for all age groups and abilities.

Qigong has been shown to improve cardiovascular functioning, boost immunity, reduce anxiety and depression, induce a relaxation response, cause favorable changes in blood chemistry, improve balance and prevent falls, and improve concentration.

Qigong for Cancer Recovery
Qigong is an effective complementary therapy for cancer patients and has been incorporated into many treatment programs nationwide. Regular practice can help reduce physical symptoms experienced by cancer patients including pain, numbness, dizziness, fatigue, inflammation, lymphedema, and poor cognitive function. Qigong accelerates oxygen distribution, increases circulation in the body, and promotes efficiency of cell metabolism and tissue regeneration. Patients who performed qigong daily showed an increased survival rate and increased quality of life scores.
Recommended References
For cancer prevention and recovery:

For beginners, an introductory book:

These exercises can be done
seated for joint pain, stiffness

For back or neck pain:

For seniors, specifically for balance, strength, and balance

For low back pain:

For all abilities
and those with chronic illnesses