As part of my Shiatsu practice I usually teach/prescribe appropriate Qigong for CFS to patients who are suffering from this ailment. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis [ME] or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease [SEID]) is extremely debilitating and care has to be taken during treatment so that energy is not drained any further. Qigong, when practiced properly, increases energy, vitality and stamina.
Accuracy brings results
It is vital that the Qigong are carried out correctly for their full benefits to be appreciated and to do this the practitioner needs to be aware of, and to make use of, all the subtleties that lie within the movements. This is why this video can only go part way to convey the Internal workings of Qigong and it was never designed to be used for instructional purposes. Trying to understand what is happening by merely following a video is not enough but even by copying the movement and breathing, some benefits may still be felt.
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Please note that these two Qigong have been chosen as examples as they are beneficial for increasing vitality and stamina. However, for effective treatment, the Qigong for CFS regime should be tailored to suit the needs of the individual and that these needs will change as treatment progresses.
The two Qigong for CFS that we are concentrating on are all dealing with deficient Qi in the Yin meridians.
- Broaden the Chest: to increase the gaseous exchange, and to combat low vitality, depression and lethargy.
- Turning to Gaze at the Moon: to combat lethargy and tiredness, mental fatigue, lack of willpower and lack of memory.
I recommend that, where possible, you keep your bedroom window slightly open at night as stale air (A build up of carbon dioxide) will make a fit and healthy person lethargic so it is the last thing that you need when your energy levels are already low.
Guidelines for practice
- Practice in the morning with the window open or, if possible, outside.
- Do not overdo things. Small steps lead to bigger gains.
- Take your time.
- Do the exercises seated if you are too tired to stand.
- Build up over time but you only need to repeat each exercise eight times. They do not work in the same way as physical exercises so it is most definitely not a case of “No pain, no gain”!
Our Qigong for CFS Videos
I hope that you find these Qigong useful in aiding your recovery.
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