Chinese Medicine is all about energy (qi). As beings, we constantly burn energy and must replenish this by bringing in outside energy in the form of food and air (yin and yang energy). All health problems are caused by energy problems and so improving our energy brings about natural healing.
Exercise or movement plays an important role in our energy levels not only because we burn energy with movement, but because our bodies need to move in order to process food and air and convert it into useable energy.
The Chinese developed highly sophisticated exercises based on energy principals that help improve energy circulation and how we process food and air. Advice may be given on self- acupressure/massage techniques, breathing practices and various exercises including walking, stretching or qi-gong.
Our thoughts, worries and emotions consume a great deal of energy and for many people represent their single greatest energy drain. Many people can benefit from practicing simple stress reduction techniques. Those most commonly used in Chinese Medicine are breathing and meditative techniques and special exercises.