Author: Feng Lida
Navy General Hospital, Beijing, China
Conference/Journal: 3rd World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1996
Other: Pages: 157 , Special Notes: Some tables are only in Chinese abstracts. , Word Count: 268

Qigong is a part of the Chinese history and culture. The emergence of qigong study in China is a crystallization of collective wisdom of the Chinese people and the end of the superstitious explanation of qigong. The emergence and development of qigong study have relied on the struggle of the Chinese people against diseases and nature. The Chinese people have known a lot about 'qi' and been related closely to it, which is found in people's talk, everyday life and philosophy.

Nowadays, qigong science has become a manifold science rather than a unitary one which involves molecular biology, electronics, electrochemistry, magnetism, microwave science, enzymology. Qigong can help one keep healthy and cure diseases, which are known to everybody, and the research results of qigong's action on agriculture, education, sports, geography and astronomy have been more and more emphasized.
More researchers have been carrying out the study of qigong information so far, but further studies of the basic theories and applications of qigong must be done. Qigong information study is a science belonging to the study of future. With the development of science, people will understand the nature of 'qi' better, and it is the science of human body. The science of human body studies physical ability and intelligence of human beings and how to promote these abilities.

Our country is now in the new period of reform, alongside the development of living standard, our educational level improves so much that people have higher demands on medical prevention and treatment, that gives a great chance for qigong science to develop. We have a long and brilliant way to go.