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Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D., heart surgeon and the star of the TV show “The Doctor OZ Show” stated “If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong.” Qigong (Chee Kung) is an ancient Chinese mind/body/breath coordination art. Clinical trials have shown that Qigong is helpful in the treatment of about 200 diseases, ranging from the common cold to cancer. For example, one scientific survey of aged practitioners revealed that they were in good health and appeared younger than a second group of non-practitioners. Their average blood pressure was normal and 93% had normal hearing and good memories. The non-practicing elders had a higher average blood pressure, 25% had hypertension, 50% had vision problems, 76% had hearing problems and 35% had lost their ability to work. After doing Qigong for 5 months, 52% of them recovered some of their working ability and made other physiological improvements.
Qigong for health is not strenuous requires little coordination and flexibility. It is easier to learn and practice than Tai Chi, Yoga or Pilates. Qigong can be done lying, sitting or standing. Thus, it is ideal for seniors and the physically challenged. It can be done anywhere, at any time, and requires no special clothing or equipment. Qigong is practiced by millions of people worldwide.
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By profession, Dr. Eisen was a university Professor specializing in constructing mathematical models such as those in cancer chemotherapy and epilepsy. He has studied and taught Yoga, Judo, and Aikido. Dr. Eisen was the founder and chief-instructor of the Shotokan Karate Clubs at Carnegie-Mellon and Dusquene Universities and the University of Pittsburgh. He helped teach Yoga in Graterford prison. His curiosity about the relation of Qi to healing and martial arts led him to study TCM, Tai Chi and Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He was initiated as a Disciple of Master Gin Foon Mark. Dr. Eisen now teaches (at his Kwoon and by webcam), writes and researches Praying Mantis, Qigong and Yang Tai Chi and helps educate patients at the Arch Acupuncture and Health Center.