Internal practices are predicated from moving and stillness meditation to increase overall health and vitality.
Multiple peer-reviewed studies compiled at the National Council for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) show internal arts having numerous health benefits. NCBI is a resource for compiling scientific information related to health. Each peer-reviewed reference they provide has confirmed resources ensuring quality in their reports.
Internal arts have been known to heal in eastern sciences for millennia. Now, modern science is proving, from one study after another, many of the health benefits known by the Chinese long ago, are in fact valid. More testing needs to be done to show, t=that the ailments internal arts have been known to heal can be proven using today’s scientific methods.
Qi Gong (Chi Kung) the breath/energy practice are non-martial healing systems. All three of the internal martial arts include non-martial pure qi gong practices as well to accompany them and train the practitioner to adopt a healing intention to their form practice. Internal Kung Fu practices that heal to the degree that non-martial Qi Gong does, include the three main internal martial arts: Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) the Grand Ultimate Fist, Xing Yi Quan (Hsing I Chuan) Mind Form Fist, and Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Cheng) the Eight Trigram Palms.
The philosophy of internal arts is to use movement and still postures that open up the bodies natural meridian currents, stimulating energy flow to free up stagnation and blockage in the energy field. Breath meditation, energy visualization, body concentration and subconscious exploration, all aid in the practitioner’s overall well-being.
The Internal Martial Arts and some forms of Qi Gong develop peng, or “internal power.” This internal power helps one to reach the highest levels in health and in self-defense ability. Peng forms “impulsive” energy from solid power through balance and anatomical equlibirum. Peng opens up all the meridians at the same time and just like acupuncture, it releases blockages of qi energy ensuring greater health and vitality.
Here is a growing list of peer-reviewed studies proving the efficacy of internal practices for healing.
General Health and Quality of Life
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- cardiovascular disease
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- blood pressure and lipid levels
- quality of life of those with high blood glucose
- glycaemic control
- psychological health in adults with elevated blood glucose
- physical function psychological health for older adults
- preventing disability and maintaining physical ability in older adults
- vestibulopathic postural control (balance to reduce falls).
- physical function in elderly
- health of people in residential treatment centers
- lower-limb myodynamia in the elderly people
- quality of life for nursing home residents
- breast cancer
- bone mineral density in postmenopausal women
- cardiometabolic risk in women metabolic syndrome
Western science is catching up with eastern science more and more as new studies are conducted. The science of the past is not as well understood from the perspective of the modern scientific world. As more studies are conducted, more breakthroughs will be revealed. The same proven benefits found from long-term internal practices can be found from acupuncture when desired more quickly. Acupuncture can be used as preventative therapy as well. Internal arts and acupuncture are based on the same meridian system sciences, eventually, all the health benefits of acupuncture will be proven to be available to those who adopt the internal art lifestyle. As time goes by, more and more is being confirmed by empirical scientific studies.
There is, in fact, one internal method, however, they differ in their methods of circulating energy through the body. When practiced correctly, internal practices open up all the meridians so the body can heal on its own. Consistent practice in internal arts assures healthy and vibrant states of well-being. These arts are deep, philosophical and theoretical concepts about inner alchemy help a person reflect on their emotional state, they help trigger intellectual growth, and the physical benefits can be profound compared to conventional exercise.
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