What causes disease and pain? What causes respiratory disorders, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, headaches, digestive disorders and arthritis? After reading about Qigong I am inclined to believe that this is the result of prolonged stress. Scientific research has in fact proven that prolonged stress is the culprit when it comes to the above disorders. Having an Ancient art also tell me this, simply makes me wonder and want to explore further. Stress comes from all directions, primitive man had stresses like the weather, disease, family relations, food supply, shelter, disability and the fear of death. Sounds awful doesn't it? Yet that is nothing compared to the new stresses added that we have to contend with in our modern day. Such as: Loans, school, employer relationships, noise, pollution, politics, war, anxiety and crowded environments. We might think we are used to these stresses, however, this does not lessen their harmful effects. Stress obviously causes physical and mental tension, we internalize things we can't change which becomes muscular tension. Imagine, there is probably a muscle in our bodies that has become almost perpetually flexed because of 9/11. Before then that part of us was always relaxed. This has to have an effect on us. In this state our Chi or Qi becomes sluggish and has difficulty flowing between the internal body and between the body and the environment. This is a physical and mental condition the Chinese call: ''Wai qiang nei gan.'' This means: ''The outside strong, the inside rots.'' Qigong is the answer!
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