Qigong — Dr. Rawls’ Ratings
Efficacy: 5 stars
Safety: 5 stars
Cost: 1 out of 5 dollar signs
Ways to Administer: Gentle movements in an upright position or while lying down
Bottom Line: Mind-body movements like qigong should be a part of every recovery protocol.


Qigong is a favorite mind-body activity of mine. It’s an ancient Chinese art of movement, and it’s both meditative and physically stimulating. The gentle, low-impact exercises help to balance energy, increase blood flow, and boost endorphins. Qigong is easy to learn from online sources like YouTube videos.


Due to the gentle nature of qigong, many people find that it’s among some of the first exercises they’re able to participate in during the Lyme recovery process. I recommend qigong or another mind-body exercise program for every Lyme patient.


Like many mind-body exercises, qigong can be modified to suit your activity level and is restorative to the body.


Qigong doesn’t require any equipment to begin, so there are no startup costs to participate in it.

Dr. Bill Rawls Treatment Guide

Dr. Bill Rawls’ Treatment Guide

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Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.
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