How are you doing spreading the word about the benefits of Qigong?
According to US national health survey statistics, Qigong and Tai chi is reported to be practiced by 3.1% of the US population. There was a marginal increase in reported growth over the past ten years with a significant increase among minorities.
Information from the survey reveals why individuals are attracted to qigong. Study researchers found that tai chi/qigong was practiced for wellness/disease prevention and to improve energy, immune function, athletic performance, or memory/concentration. Stress, arthritis, and joint problems were the most frequent specific health problems for practice.
We as qigong professionals need to take the lead in spreading the word about qigong!
The NQA has a number of tools to help you spread the word about the benefits of qigong:
- What is Qigong handout
- Respected Medical Organizations Endorse Qigong Handout
- Research summaries and critiques of current studies at www.nqa.org/about-nqa/research-updates/ and posting of new research as it is released at www.nqa.org/about-nqa/articles/.
More resources at our partner: The Qigong Institute at www.QigongInstitute.org
Please help us spread the word about qigong!
Lauche R, Wayne PM, Dobos G, Cramer H. Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of T’ai Chi and Qigong Use in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Apr;22(4):336-42. doi: 10.1089/acm.2015.0356. Epub 2016 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 26981616.