After a period of five years, I am again doing Wing Chun. Severe arthritis pain and inflammation stopped me almost completely, but I got sick of being sick and no results from Western medicine. So started practising Taiji for a year and a half, untill I could get enough movement to go to a class. I am also taking a herbal remedy. However, I was wondering if there is any Qigong exercise which would help a frozen right shoulder and help improve my Siu Lim Tao, especially the Bong Sau and generally improve my Wing Chun. I am nearly 53 years old and took Wing Chun after being told I could no longer do martial arts due to injuries from a motorcycle accident and back injury. Wing Chun was the perfect answer. Many thanks for your reply. Your sincerely, LG, New Zealand
I do not know how much movement, if any you have in your shoulder, so I would first recommend you gently try to rotate both shoulders forward and backwards in a manner similar to shrugging your shoulders. Try to keep the neck and shoulders relaxed while doing this, not trying to make big progress as this will just make the muscles tense. Once this feels comfortable, you can then try the Balancing Gong exercises, 'Supporting the Sky' and 'Big Bear Stretches', which are found in my book and video, Qigong for Health & Vitality. With best wishes, Michael Tse
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