Taiji quan and qigong: Extended body oriented therapeutic approaches based on the model of traditional Chinese medicine. [German]

Author: Heise TE
Conference/Journal: Praxis der Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik
Date published: 1993
Other: Volume ID: 38 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 255-262 , Word Count: 65

Describes 2 therapeutic methods based on traditional Chinese medicine: taiji quan ('shadow boxing') and qigong ('breathing exercises'). Basic assumptions of traditional Chinese medicine are reviewed, with an emphasis on the correspondence between particular emotions and organs. The effectiveness of taiji quan and qigong in the treatment of psychosomatic disorders is discussed and illustrated with 2 case examples. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)