Aaron started practicing Qigong in China in 2006, and then eventually trained in medical qigong in 2016 at the School of Elemental Chi Kung in London.
At its core, Qigong is a healing self-practice and therapy that works with the conscious movement of breath and mental focus to balance the energy or qiwithin the body and the mind. The practice is a perfect complement to acupuncture and meditation.
To understand what Qigong is, try to think of optimal health as being the balanced and free flowing movement of energy inside you. When there is balance there is neither too much nor too little energy. When we’re sick or stressed, or even just uncomfortable, this is a sign that the energy inside us is not balanced. As an acupuncturist one of Aaron’s roles is to use needles to
facilitate greater balance, so that energy can fill into areas of depletion or release from areas of congestion. Prescribed Qigong sequences can have similar effects to the needles: they move the qiand circulate it throughout the body. For specific ailments, practicing certain routines can therefore release stuck qior stabilize overly active qi, depending on the need.
Similar to acupuncture treatment, Qigong sessions begin with a thorough case history, as we explore the issues that have brought you to Qigong. Aaron will then prescribe and teach specific Qigong practices and sequences that are directly tailored to the specific imbalances. Homework is a big part of qi gong practice, so between sessions with Aaron, one will be expected to begin a daily practice of the prescribed sequences.