Cancer is touching all of our lives, whether through friends, family or as a very personal experience. Advances in the treatment and management of cancer have resulted in millions of cancer survivors worldwide. However, for the individuals experiencing cancer and their families just surviving cancer may not be enough.
Can one actually thrive through and beyond the cancer experience?
Recent research has proven the benefits of qigong exercise as supportive cancer care. Qigong is an ancient practice of energy cultivation which supports and revitalizes the body’s natural healing abilities. It includes mindful exercise for health, healing, and longevity.
A dedicated group of qigong enthusiasts have embarked on an altruistic challenge: to make a short film about qigong in cancer care. The goals of this short film are to raise public and professional awareness of the benefits of qigong in cancer care and to provide instruction in a few mindful exercises and beneficial practices to help one through the cancer experience. It is our hope that this project will become a justification and stimulus for a wider access to qigong programming for individuals with cancer, their families, and their support partners.
Please enjoy this 25 minute film about qigong and cancer care.
A short film produced by Dr Penny Kein PT EdD, a member of the NQA Research and Education Committee. Kathy Levac RN MS is the chair of the NQA Research and Education Committee