By Tianjun Liu, Xiao Mei Qiang
Author note: Tianjun Liu (Editor-in-Chief), Xiao Mei Qiang (Associate Editor-in-Chief)
Publish 12 months note: English language version first released in 2010 by way of making a song Dragon (an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers). This version released in 2013
Qigong is among the most vital facets of conventional chinese language tradition and drugs. lately, Qigong remedy has attracted a growing number of recognition from sleek medication and technological know-how and is now greatly utilized in scientific settings to regard affliction and advertise health.
Chinese clinical Qigong is the 1st English translation of the one authentic textbook of scientific Qigong, now in its 3rd variation, utilized in schools and universities of conventional chinese language drugs in China. Correlating the normal remedies of Qigong with the latest results of contemporary clinical examine, it's the authoritative advent to the information approach and content material of Qigong research.
Substantially revised and up-to-date reflecting adjustments made to the recent chinese language variation, the textual content now has an accompanying DVD exhibiting the types in motion, new information regarding key recommendations and perform, and assurance of the functions of Qigong for a number of health conditions.
This textbook may be a vital software for scientific scholars and healthcare pros operating in complementary and substitute remedies in addition to for all these looking a greater realizing of the necessary clinical functions of Qigong.
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With the spread of the Eight Pieces of Brocade after the Song dynasty, Martial Arts Qigong entered a stage of fairly rapid development. In the northern branch, the Martial Eight Pieces of Brocade (Wu Baduan, 武八段) were associated with the famous general and martial artist Yue Fei (岳飞) and thus belonged to Martial Arts Qigong. Martial Arts Qigong called for sturdy and vigorous movements. Also, the horse-riding stance (Ma Bu) was used in many of the postures. Even the Literary (mild) Eight Pieces of Brocade (Wen Baduan, 文 八段) adopted some movements from the martial arts.
Li Xiyue (李西月), founder of the western branch, proposed remaining tranquil and natural. Wu Shouyang (伍守阳) wrote the Authentic Treatise on the Plain Explications of Immortal Way or Tianxian Zhengli Zhilun (天仙 正理直论)9 and finalized the essential forms of internal elixir Qigong. There were also contemporary experts in internal elixir Qigong. Chen Yingning (陈樱宁), for example, founded the Institute of Immortality Study (Xianxie Yuan, 仙学院) and published Immortality Study Daily and Immortality Study serials with the intention of imparting internal elixir Qigong to his pupils.
As the Secret Classic Collected in the Imperial Library from Plain Questions or Suwen— Linglan Midian Lun (素问·灵兰秘典论)7 states, “If the king (the mind) is judicious, his courtiers (the 12 Zang-Fu organs) will work efficiently. ” Practicing Qigong can purify the heart (mind) and nourish the spirit by keeping awareness at Dantian (the elixir field below the navel), which enables the heart organ and the kidney organ to interact so as to achieve the dynamic balance between Yin and Yang and between Water (kidney) and Fire (heart).