When people search for ways on how to boost the immune system naturally, they are usually looking for what they might be able to eat or what supplement they can ingest to experience an improvement. This post explores some alternatives to this and how the practice of Qigong has solid scientific evidence for improving the state of your immune system.
Foods and supplements may not work to improve our immune system.
Since the dawn of modern medicine which focused on reductionist mechanisms, we have largely lost touch with what we are at our core, which is energy. If we break down a cell to its smallest components to the quark level, all we are left with is energy. This is what drives our biology, and yet we are fixated on molecules and how to influence our body chemistry with drugs, foods and herbal remedies.
Our body is electric and has a field of energy.
We know we have electricity in our body because our nerves and brain and heart emit voltage which can be measured with every day medical equipment such as the electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram. The scientific field known as electrophysiology studies this in detail, yet it is not common to approach health and wellness from the view point that we can improve it by influencing our over all energy field.
At the smallest level of a cell, there is empty space teeming with energy.
Our body maintains its state by billions of chemical reactions every day, and what results from the chemical reactions is a transferral of energy. As Einstein was known to say “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another”.
Quantum physics has discovered that nothing is really solid in our universe and in our own bodies, despite the appearance of things being solid.
This video explains it pretty well:
Our bodies voltage and ability to metabolise food.
Given that we are a walking energy field, it makes sense that if the energy in our body is not flowing unhindered, it makes it more difficult for it to absorb nutrients in our food even if it were the best quality food we ever ate. Even Einstein said ‘The field is the sole governing agency of the particle,” which means that it is not solid matter that drives biological processes, it is the energy field that governs it. Yet we don’t approach life in this way. We approach life from the point of view that we are trying to shift something that is ‘solid’ (e.g. molecules) within us before we try and influence the energy around us and within us. This is not to say that modern medicine is not effective-it obviously is, but there is a bigger picture here that only those in the absolute frontiers of scientific exploration are delving into.
How Qigong enhances your immune system.
Scientific studies have shown that after just one month of practicing Qigong daily for half an hour, the immune system has been enhanced. In this particular study the results concluded that immune enhancing cells (such as white blood cells) had increased in statistically relevant amounts in the experimental group.
The effect on the nervous system.
Qigong helps to balance the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. Anything we can do in our modern life to quieten down the sympathetic nervous system which is associated with the fight or flight adrenal response from a perceived threat in our environment will benefit our immune system. One study which examined the influence of Qigong training on depression, anxiety and stress concluded that the practice of Qigong improves psychological states and mucosal immunity; as indicated by psychometric tests and biochemical markers of stress.
What does Qigong have to do with energy?
The word ‘Qigong’ literally means ‘life energy cultivation‘ and therefore the practitioner learns to harness and direct the wellspring of energy that was inherited at birth. There are of course many interpretations as to what this energy actually is, but once you have had an experience of feeling an enhanced energetic state and the wellbeing that follows from a practice session, you will come to understand what it means in your own way. Qigong is one of those practices that looks very simple, but once practiced consistently it can deliver very powerful results.
Any activity or practice that can influence your energy field in positive ways is going to result in an enhanced immune system because it enables better chemical reactions within us. There are many new studies and practitioners in the field of energy medicine otherwise known as ‘frequency medicine’. However, you can choose to go down the ever expanding rabbit hole of this new quantum medicine, or you could practice what the ancients knew thousands of years ago such as the practice of Qigong.
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What are your thoughts?
Have you ever considered that your energy field might be at the core of your health? Would you consider adding 15 minutes of Qigong to your daily routine to boost your immune system naturally? Feel free to comment below and let me know.