Though it might sound a little far-fetched at first, many healthcare professionals are encouraging their patients to look into complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) like ki energy healing. Such techniques are quite popular, in no small part because they appear to offer relief and relaxation.
The rise of physician-recommended yoga- and ki-based CATs has been meteoric. A survey published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine estimated that about 3 percent of Americans have used a mind-body therapy at the suggestion of a primary care physician.
Based on the current U.S. population, that figure is the equivalent of roughly 6.3 million adults!
Can ki energy techniques really improve well-being? Several research teams seem to think so. A group of Korean scientists from Wonkwang University, for instance, found that just one hour of ki energy training helped a group of volunteers reduce their anxiety and lower their blood levels of cortisol.
Likewise, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine announced that fibromyalgia patients who used qigong to harness their ki reported improvements in their pain levels and ranges of motion.
No wonder Dahn Yoga enthusiasts swear by their ki energy techniques!