History and development of qigong

Author: Kong Shuyu
Sino-Foreign Health Technology Exchange Centre, Beijing, China [1]
Conference/Journal: 1st Int Cong of Qigong
Date published: 1990
Other: Pages: 111 , Word Count: 187

More than 10,000 years ago, the ancestors of the Chinese applied 'Movements against cold weather' and 'Setting quietly against hot weather.' It is the origin of the two basic practice approaches of Qigong--calm and movement.

'DAWU' is the most ancient medical Qigong to preserve health, which was created 7,000-10,000 years ago during FUYI historic period.

The Yellow Emperor, from whom all Chinese are said to be descended, wrote ancient theory classics of Qigong about 2,600 years ago such as 'Dragon & Tiger Classics,' 'Negative Elements Incantations,' as well as the most distinguished TCM classic 'Inner Classical Text,' which also is one of classical theory of Qigong.

The period of Qigong combining religion: from Qin to Tong Dynasty (from 221-206 B.C. to 618-907 A.D.).

The period of Qigong involved with religion: from Song to Qing Dynasty (from 960 A.D. to 1911).

Medical Qigong development period: from beginning of 20 century to 70's.

The period of scientific research development in physics and biomedicine of Qigong: after 70's.

The paper will expound Why and How were mentioned history and development to help understanding Why, How, and What is Qigong.