Qigong is one of the most important aspects of traditional Chinese culture and medicine. In recent years, Qigong therapy has attracted more and more attention from modern medicine and science and is now widely applied in clinical settings to treat illness and promote well-being.
Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, now in its third edition, used in colleges and universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating the traditional therapies of Qigong with the most recent outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study.
This textbook will be an essential tool for medical students and healthcare professionals working in complementary and alternative therapies as well as for all those seeking a better understanding of the beneficial medical applications of Qigong.
There are very few texts on the instruction of Qigong that address both the art and science of this form of movement meditation and therapy. Chinese Medical Qigong does both in a clearly documented and organized manner and does it well. The first English translation of the "only official textbook of medical Qigong utilized in TCM universities in China" does not suffer from translation but, rather, guides the reader through such diverse topics as Qigong history, theory, forms, research, and clinical application. Designed as a pedagogical tool, each section ends with a series of thought-provoking "Questions for Review," allowing the reader to reflect on and absorb the content... It is likely to become the "go-to" textbook in any medical program that includes Qi-based therapies or self-care. – Bonnie Povolny, LAc - The American Acupunterist
This is a long-needed and must-read book about the history, science, and practice of Chinese Medical Qigong. Clearly written, comprehensive, and visionary in scope. – Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery, The University of Arizona, and author of The Energy Healing Experiments
This is an important book, one that has the potential to bring Qigong into the clinical and research limelight in the U.S. so that this wonderful and ancient healing practice can be better understood scientifically. The history, concepts, and practical applications of Qigong are presented thoroughly and systematically. The book illuminates not only Qigong, but also sheds light on all of Traditional Chinese Medicine and deserves a wide readership among clinicians, researchers, acupuncturists, and all others working the field of integrative medicine. – Elizabeth R. Mackenzie, Ph.D., Lecturer, History and Sociology of Science, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
This is the first English translation of this ancient art of Chinese medicine. It is a must read for Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners as it allows the traditional principles of qigong to be related to current scientific evidence. The book was generally an excellent read, being a great introduction to the practice of Qigong for both experienced and non-experienced TCM practitioners... as a sole English reference book in the practice of Qigong it makes an excellent reference text for any traditional Chinese medical practitioner... Personally, I found this book an excellent read as a practitioner of a more Western approach of acupuncture. It presented itself very well at demonstrating the approach of Qigong to many typically "Western" diagnoses, which I found useful as a mainly non-TCM practitioner. Overall, Chinese Medical Qigong is an excellent reference text in the TCM practice of Qigong a vital read for any practitioner. – JAACP (The Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists)
This is a landmark work in the field of medical qigong... The book provides a great overview of qigong theory, research and practice for anyone who is interested in qigong therapy. – qigonghealing.co.uk
Chinese Medical Qigong is one of the most comprehensive English texts to be published on this subject to date. An important reference for anyone interested in medical Qigong. – Adam Perlman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Endowed Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
This volume is an unparalleled presentation of current theory, research and practice in medical Qigong in China today. It will appeal to anyone interested in use of Qigong to promote health and wellness. – Donald D. Davis, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, VA, and Tidewater Tai Chi Center
Chinese Medical Qigong is the definitive work on this ancient medical system for the English-speaking world. It is an important addition to our understanding of the contribution of Chinese culture, tradition, and science to the art of healing. – Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions
The content of this book is extensive and all inclusive. It consists of fundamental theories, practical methods and skills, clinical applications of Chi Gong therapy, classical Chi Gong literature, and many other more. This textbook will be a useful tool for medical students and health care professionals who are interested in complementary and alternative therapies. It will also be an important resource book for anyone who practices mind-body excercise (i.e. Taichi and Chi Gong). – Violet Li - St. Louis Examiner
This is a monumental work, put together by a host of editors from many Chinese medicine colleges in China as well as some prominant qigong teachers from the U.S. such as Kenneth Cohen and Roger Jahnke... Medical qigong is just becoming more well known in the West and this book is a welcome and valuable addition to this exciting field. – The Empty Vessel
What the wealth of material in this book should do is destroy a common idea that a weekend course in qigong is enough to qualify someone in its mastery... A worthwhile addition to any practitioner's collection. – Ejom.
Editor in Chief: Tianjun Liu, O.M.D., is Director of the Qigong research laboratory at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine where he has taught Qigong for more than twenty years. He is also secretary general of the National Qigong Education and Study Association, secretary general of China Academic Society of Medical Qigong, and the only government approved academic mentor for Ph.D. candidates in the field of medical Qigong in China. For the past decade, Dr. Liu has been Editor in Chief of Qigong Study in Chinese Medicine, the only official Qigong textbook used in universities and colleges of traditional Chinese medicine in China.
Associate Editor in Chief: Kevin W Chen, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Center for Integrative Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Educated at top universities in both China and the U.S., and with a Ph.D. in research psychology and statistics, Dr. Chen has many years' experience and training in blending Eastern and Western perspectives. As a long-term practitioner of Qigong, Dr. Chen is one of the few scientists to have a hands-on knowledge of Qigong practice and be actively involved in scientific Qigong research. Dr. Chen is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other foundations to conduct clinical studies into the feasibility and efficacy of applying Qigong and meditative therapy in the treatment of arthritis, addiction, and anxiety disorders.
English Language Consulting Editors: Kenneth S. Cohen, M.A., M.S.Th. (Qigong Research & Practice Center); Linda Nadia Hole, M.D. (Integrative Medicine Physician); Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., L.Ac. (Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi); Lyn B. Lowry, Ph.D., L.Ac. (University of Maryland); Sharon Montes, M.D. (Integrative Medicine Physician); Douglas Wile, Ph.D. (Brooklyn College of CUNY).
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