A preliminary study on the principles of qigong health preservation in 'Huangdi's Internal Classic'

Author: Diao LH
Conference/Journal: 7th Int Sym on Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 168 , Word Count: 112

Qigong is a kind of psychosomatic regime aimed at disease prevention and treatment, health preservation and longevity through training of mind, breathing and posture, and regulation of the physiological status of the organism. Qigong is its emphasis on self-healing, 'Daoyn Arqiao', as put forward in Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine), consists mainly of self-controlled movements of extremities and self-massage to guide Qi and blood circulation to build up constitution and control diseases. This document, the earliest medical classic in China, pointed out a basic theory of Qigong. Breath vital essence, be alone in repose, and take the various parts of the body as an organic whole.