Author: Sheng K
Affiliation: Shanghai Qigong Institute, Shanghai, China
Conference/Journal: 8th Int Sym on Qigong
Date published: 2001
Other: Pages: 59 , Word Count: 181
In this article, the author analyzed the bewilderments about Qigong therapy such as its definition, categorization and application, and the relationship between Qigong therapy and other therapies. The author defined Qigong as a series of unique methods of Health preservation and Xiu-Dao, and pointed out that the essence of Qigong is its Xiu-Dao contents. As to the categorization of Qigong therapy, it can be divided into two main aspect. One is that Qigong doctors instruct the patients to practice some Qigong. The other is that Qigong doctors directly treat the patients with their energy. The application of both aspects were briefly introduced. At last, the author analyzed the relationship between Qigong therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Physical therapy and Psychological therapy, etc. and argued that Qigong therapy Should not be categorized into T. C. M. But at present, nothing should be done about it as it temporarily is, because the academic system of Qigong therapy has not been established yet. The main purpose of the article is to explore the possibility of the establishment of the academic system of Qigong therapy.