Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong is a 1,500 year old qigong set based on acupuncture. It is known to release stagnant chi, increases the circulation of blood, chi, and other fluids in the body, raises the energy levels in the body, and was known in China for extending the lives of patients with terminal cancer 5-10 years if they practice about 5 hours daily. It consists of seven movements that each have unique effects on healing and tonifying the body physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically when you reach level 2 Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong. It is a fantastic low-impact exercise that is extremely useful in healing the joints, improving balance, coordination, and flexibility. More information about this Qigong set can be found on http://www.energyarts.com/dragon-tiger-medical-qigong
Names of each of the seven movements and some associated benefits:
1) Dragon and Tiger Meet
Releases shoulder and shoulder blade tension, improves coordination, beneficial for the left and right energetic channels of the body. Improves flexibility.
2) Dragon Looks to the Horizon
Releases stagnant energy. Increases arm flexibility.
3) Tiger Crouches
Beneficial for kidneys, dan tian, knees, improving balance, and blood circulation in the legs.
4) Tiger Separates Her Cubs
Beneficial for heart and improving balance through weight shift from side to side.
5) Tiger Pounces
Releases stagnant energy in the kidneys. Activates the Dai mai.
6) Dragon and Tiger Pierce Heaven and Earth
Beneficial for clearing the energy around and above the head, and below the feet. Cleans left and right energetic channels of the body.
7) Dragon Soars to Heaven and Brings Back the Pearl
Beneficial for clearing the energy around and above the head, and below the feet. Activates the dan tian (very important energy center a few inches below the belly button). Improves blood circulation.