Author: Jahnke R
Conference/Journal: First World Symp on Self-Healing & Power of Consciousness
Date published: 2001
Other: Pages: 13 , Word Count: 239
Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the listeners will be able to: 1.) Understand the basic physiological mechanisms triggered by Qigong and Tai Chi, 2) Understand the ways in which the health care system needs to be reformed and review evidence that reform is occurring. 3) Explore numerous actual sites where Qigong is being used in both health care industry reform and health improvement programming.
Abstract: Two critical details regarding the benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi, need to be considered together. It was declared by the Department of Health and Human Services that 70% of disease is preventable. From separate sources we know that Qigong accelerates basic physiological mechanisms of self-repair that are well understood by science. Together these two points suggest that citizens using self-healing and health enhancement methods like Qigong and Tai Chi can eliminate 70% of disease, eliminate 70% of medical visits and save 70% of our $1.25 trillion annual medical budget. Dr. Jahnke will briefly verify the physiological methods triggered by Qigong and Tai Chi practice and review the evidence that the American Health Care system not only needs to reform itself to access this opportunity, but also the evidence that this is actually happening. Because of the ease of learning and practice of Qigong and the low cost of providing Qigong, it is a primary strategy for actualizing enormous savings of health care dollars and enormous benefits to populations experiencing disease, populations at risk for future disease and well populations.