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Healing practice of Qigong topic of seminar

Cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends are invited to "An Introduction to Qigong" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center as part of its Power of Complementary & Alternative Approaches in ...

Cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends are invited to "An Introduction to Qigong" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center as part of its Power of Complementary & Alternative Approaches in Treating Cancer series.

Licensed psychologist Ken Fogal will speak about the healing practice of Qigong, one of the cornerstones of Chinese energy medicine that he has practiced for 15 years. Qigong combines a series of gentle movements, breathing and visualization techniques that can relieve pain and reduce stress, and develop physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend but RSVP to CRMC's oncology care coordinator and registered nurse Christine Roy at 218-546-4319.

The Power of Complementary & Alternative Approaches in Treating Cancer explores many of the ways one can take a more active role in managing the fight with cancer. Fogal presents the seminars and identifies some of the complementary medicine resources available such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, massage, qigong and others.

The series also focuses on the power of the mind in practices such as meditation, visualization techniques and mindfulness as ways to stimulate the immune system and reduce adverse effects from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

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