Hold Qi up Turku [2012-04-21]

In beautiful spring weather we held a basic course in Hold Qi Up in Turku on 21-22 April. Joining the course were six beginners and a number of "old-timers". The most distant course participants had come from Lahti and Kuopio. The mood was cheerful and enthusiastic, and the participants had good results. You can read more about the participants' results below:

No more migraine attacks

"I started to practise qigong about a year and a half ago. Then I suffered from severe migraines and also I had other problems such as back pain. The healing process has been gradual. A major change took place last summer during the summer course. After the winter course, the migraine attacks ceased almost completely, and because of this, it is as if I've got a whole new life."

Pain relieved

"I have five chronic diseases. Right now I feel no pain, and I hope that this method will help me."

"Thanks again for the course. I have joined a number of basic courses. I like this method and it has helped me with my pain and my back problems."

Migraine subsided during the course

"I came to the course because I have suffered from stress, pain in my back and neck and migraines in recent years. Because of these problems I have been on sick leave. Last night I had a severe migraine attack at home, but today I have been able to practise all day and the pain has gradually subsided, although I did not take any medication in the morning."

A holistic approach

"I have been practising qigong for many years and it has helped me in a holistic way: for example, I have better posture, my resistance has increased and I am calmer."

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"I have practised qigong for about six years and have had lots of help. It's like a solid foundation upon which I can stand."

"I have practised qigong for over 10 years, and I do not know where I would be without it."

"Qigong has helped me with my back problems and the method has become a part of my life. I can practise it anywhere and that makes me feel safe. I know it helps me."

Like an elixir of life

"It has been a great course. This spring I have not been able to practise with the qigong group as often as I would like and I have been tired. The feeling right now is like a dry plant that gets water, 'elixir of life'."

Improved shoulders and neck

"I notice in my shoulders and my neck that they feel better than before."

Arm feels better

"It has been a very good course. My life is happy, but my body is heavy. I have especially had problems with my right arm, in which I regularly receive cortisone shots and I have to take pain medication. It has felt "thicker" than the other side. Now it feels like it's the same size as the left arm and, to my surprise, I have been able to do all the arm movements during the course. I hope that this method will become part of my life. I have enjoyed the good teaching and the lovely atmosphere of the course."

Course report in Finnish / Suomenkielinen kurssiraportti

Teacher:

Jeanette Heidenberg