Medical qigong for addiction recovery

This specifically designed Medical Qigong for Addiction recovery 6-week program (also 10-week) is aimed for people on their journey to continue their recovery and freedom from addiction. As long-term addiction can sometimes cause physical conditions, participants can practice by either standing, sitting or both depending on their ability and needs.


The efficacy of this program is to guide participants to develop a daily exercise practice that is enjoyable and can be integrated into everyday life from the base of one’s home, using traditional Medical Qigong as the basis of the practice. No equipment or special clothing is required.


Medical Qigong is the synchronised practice of breathing, movement and mindfulness. Medical Qigong is both ‘External' in the way it builds muscle strength, tendon suppleness, fascial elasticity and joint mobility, and ‘Internal' as it optimises organ health and the neuroendocrine system. Medical Qigong works through the Acupuncture Meridians, Limbic and Central Nervous System. 


Recovery from addiction requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses every problematic issue simultaneously, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Medical Qigong for Addiction Recovery is a way for people to take back some control in order to manage and sustain their long-term recovery.


Medical Qigong is a successful practice for those people who are recovering from an addiction. The benefits for such individuals can include:


  • When people are in early sobriety they can find it difficult to develop a normal sleeping pattern. Practising Medical Qigong can help with this.

  • People often find that the early weeks and months of recovery are like an emotional rollercoaster. Those who practice Medical Qigong can find that it helps to stabilise their mood.

  • Stinking thinking* is a type of negativity that can get in the way of recovery. Medical Qigong for Addiction Recovery program can help the individual cultivate a more positive frame of mind. *When negative thinking becomes harmful.

  • Recovering people tend to suffer from low self-esteem, and they can carry this with them into recovery. By regularly practising Medical Qigong it can allow them to develop a sense of mastery over their own body and mind, and this will help to improve their self-esteem.

  • It is fairly common for recoverers to develop post-acute withdrawal syndrome and one of the most unpleasant symptoms of this is mental fog. If the individual practices Medical Qigong regularly it can help to improve mental clarity and focus.

  • The physical symptoms of withdrawal can be uncomfortable, and this practice can make to make this process more manageable.

  • One of the main tasks of long-term recovery is to develop emotional sobriety. Those who regularly practice these techniques find that it can be a great aid for developing emotional stability.

  • When people give up an addiction they will tend to be in poor health. This type of activity will help restore their body to good physical shape.

  • Boredom can be a problem for people in early recovery, and it is a common reason for why people decide to relapse. Activities like this give meaning to life in sobriety, and help the individual avoid boredom.

  • Many people find that following a spiritual path provides them with a purpose in recovery. Medical Qigong can be a good tool for the spiritual warrior. All our programs are secular.

  • Being part of this program is a good opportunity to socialise and meet new people. Those who are newly sober will likely have needed to break away from their ‘old’ acquaintances and peers, and so they need to start building a new social network.


Participants will be encouraged to develop a positive-exercise-habit over the 10 weeks, and beyond. Starting off with just a few minutes every day, and building to a twenty-minute daily practice. 


There is no expectation on the participant to continue with classes after the program, however, this is encouraged to continue to develop self-discipline and avoid poor practices. We will also be actively seeking participants who would be interested in becoming instructors themselves through our train-the-trainer program.


Our experience suggests that positive emotions, robust social connections, and physical health influence one another in a self-sustaining upward spiral dynamic and feedback loop that promotes physical and psychological well-being.




Tel. 01603 516171

Mob. 07977 114031


  • Black Facebook Icon

Made with ♥︎ in Norwich

© 2018 | Norfolk & Norwich Taiji Qigong School



A Place To Be

Studio 12

(first floor)

Capitol House

4-6 Heigham Street