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Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") is an ancient Chinese practice of breathing, stretching, and slow-moving meditative postures. The practice is designed to focus the mind and direct energy within the body to improve blood flow, lymphatic circulation, and overall health. In addition to helping those with cancer relax and lower their stress levels, research suggests that Qigong has positive effects upon immune function, fatigue and treatment tolerance.
The Cancer Center's drop-in Qigong classes, offered at no charge, are suitable for adults with cancer of all activity levels. Movements are tailored to individual needs and can be practiced from a standing or seated position. Family members also welcome.
Days and times:
Wednesdays, 10:45 - 11:45a.m.
Matt Pesendian, Medical Qigong Instructor, Licensed Acupuncturist
Cancer Center's Multipurpose Room, 540 West Pueblo Street
For more information, call the Cancer Center's Wellness Department at (805) 898-2204 or visit our program calendar.