It may surprise you, but qigong routines are thought to not only improve health and cure diseases, but to extend the life span. In a way, this logically follows from the idea of qigong, since if people can continuously cure their diseases or bodily injuries by qigong, they’ll not die.

Most Daoistbelievers believe that there are many people in China who are actually hundreds of years old through the practice of qigong or by taking a special herb or medicine.They worship these people and consider them deities. They are called immortals.