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Qigong is a combination of two ideas:

Qi character

"Qi" (pronounced chee), means air, breath of life, or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe.

Gong character

"Gong" (pronounced gung, as in lung) means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement.


Together, Qigong means the skill of cultivating vital energy,

or the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy of the



Qigong is a mind-body practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing techniques, and focused intention.



The body is enveloped by Qi or electromagnetic currents, affecting both internal and external organ functions.


Medical Qigong

Medical Qigong therapy is the eldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine. It is a comprehensive system of health care addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole.


The practitioner, drawing upon their ability to sense and manipulate energy developed through dedicated study and self-cultivation, uses qi emission and/or teaches medical qigong exercises and meditations based upon a differential diagnosis rooted in Chinese medical theory to restore health and wellness.


Practiced as an excellent adjunct to Western medicine, Chinese medicine may successfully treat conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous. (more)






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B.W.Shannon Created: 26.02.2001 • Updated: 03.11.2015