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Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditions more common in the West. The book also presents the newest research on Medical Qigong, including groundbreaking new discoveries about the physiological and psychological mechanisms. Omitted from this paperback edition are the extensive excerpts from the ancient texts, and the detailed history, more appropriate for academic study.
Keywords: acupuncture, bodywork, chi kung, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, qigong, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine
Dr. Marc S. Micozzi explains the fundamentals of Chinese medicine, and the indigenous medicines of Greater China, in some detail - how they have evolved, the fundamental principles, and where they are drawn from - hence putting them into social and philosophical context. Normally these medical systems are studied in isolation, so this is a work of considerable originality. He covers Korea and Japan and, in extending the coverage to East and Southeast Asia, he also explores the indigenous medicines from those regions and the influence of China and Chinese medicine, while acknowledging the pull towards other cultural influences, such as India.
Keywords: acupuncture, chi kung, Chinese medicine, herbal treatment, nutrition, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, tuina
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