In the previous article, I gave a brief explanation of the Buqi System: what it is, how it works, what it is useful for, etc. Covid-19 was unheard of when I wrote that article, and probably didn't exist in humans. Now it is here with us, many people have had it, and we are beginning to understand the long term effects the virus can have on the body and mind post-recovery: physiological changes to the lungs and other organs, and the ongoing symptoms as a result.
While elements of the Buqi system may have a supportive role during early onset of the viral infection, I suspect its most important and tangible benefits will be in supporting people who have been very ill and recovered from the disease - addressing their recovery from the treatment and any 'long-covid' symptoms.
How Can Buqi Help?
At the beginning of 2021, I did an accredited course in Exercise for Covid Rehabilitation, which was developed by leading medical experts in the field. I learned many things from this course, but one of the main points was that a carefully managed programme of physical exercise is an important component of the rehabilitation process. By 'carefully managed', I mean that the client's health and fitness levels must be assessed from the outset and throughout the programme so that it can be finely tuned according to the client's needs, to ensure maximum safety and efficacy.
The course focused on gym-based exercise, but the same protocol could easily be applied to other forms of physical exercise, provided the teacher is suitably trained and qualified in the chosen exercise system and in Exercise for Covid Rehabilitation. It is clear to me that carefully curated elements from Taiji 37 and Taijiwuxigong could be very effective as a covid rehabilitation exercise programme.