Qigong--Chinese breathing exercise

Author: Koh TC
Conference/Journal: Am J Chin Med
Date published: 1982
Other: Volume ID: 1-4 , Issue ID: 86-91 , Word Count: 86

Qigong is an ancient Chinese breathing exercise with meditation which is being developed today for therapy of chronic illnesses in the People's Republic of China. It is claimed to cure gastric ulcers, hypertension, anxiety neurosis, otitis media, cancer and has even been used as a form of anaesthesia. Although the physiological effects produced by Qigong resemble those of meditation, there are certain features that are unique and often mysterious. Research in the future may prove Qigong to be a useful adjunct in the practice of medicine.