Qigong and Recovery

Dr. Randy Sugawara established the Qigong Recovery program to offer those in recovery exercises to stop compulsive behaviors, recognize urges and how to manage stress, and ways to cope with cravings.

Hundreds of recovery clients and students who have studied and practiced the QiRecovery exercises report feeling more relaxed in a shorter period of time than through any other relaxation approach. Clients and students who continue practicing Dr. Sugawara’s techniques cite reduced anxiety, less cravings, fewer panic attacks, improved balance, pain relief, and more vital energy.

The Qigong Recovery™ program has been developed for individuals in all stages of recovery who seek to regain control of their personal destiny, to reduce stress, to find renewed hope of change for a happier, healthier, sober and more creative life. Qigong Recovery merges a range of alternative approaches to wellness. The program is based on the age-old concept that with consistent practice individuals can control their vital life force, accruing greater life energy and transforming both body and mind.

The Qigong Recovery program offers a thorough chemical dependency relapse prevention model based on research in the chemical dependency literature and Dr. Randy Sugawara’s experiences counseling addicts. This program was originally developed for some of the nation’s top residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs.

For this purpose, based on his years of training in both qigong and psychology, Dr. Randy Sugawara has produced an educational program designed to give insight and recommended resolution to the complex issues substance abusers face daily. This aspect of the Qigong Recovery program offers an innovative set of exercises developed to help mitigate specific substance abuses.

In general, because of the invasion of external disturbance, the original vital qi (energy) in the body gradually declines. As the loss of energy qi deepens, people become more susceptible to illness. So there is a correlation between the degree of health and the level of energy qi in our bodies. Chemical dependency is an accelerant for this decline and disturbance. It is irrefutable that excess in emotions, unhealthy living habits, or the accumulation of too many stressors will deteriorate the vitality and health of living human cells.

A comparative study by Dr. Kevin Chen, Dr. Zhizian Mo, and Ming Li assessed the efficacy of qigong treatment on heroin detoxification, and ascertained that qigong led to more rapid reduction of heroin withdrawal symptoms and cravings, as compared to basic care and medications in one group and another group receiving detoxification drug lofexidine-HCI over a 10-day gradual reduction method.

This study provides an experiential ground for exploring the significance of qigong as an intentional recovery practice . Of course, this and other such studies need to be validated and reproduced.

Along this agenda, we at QiRecovery – leading practitioners of qigong with significant expertise and experience in the field of recovery – are leading the charge into this new arena of health and wellness.

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