[Origin and development of qigong-wuqinxi].

Author: Yang YW, Wu HZ.
Department of Medical History, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi.
Date published: 2011 Sep
Other: Volume ID: 41 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 265-7 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 88

Qigong-Wuqinxi originated from people's imitation of animals in ancient times. It was compiled by Huatuo, a famous doctor in the Eastern Han Dynasty. During the Tang and Song periods, Qigong-Wuqinxi was popular and was mentioned in many poems. People put Qigong-Wuqinxi into some order during the Ming-Qing Dynasty and the period of the Republic of China. Pictures were added combined with text. In the 21st century, Qigong-Wuqinxi was divided into many types. In order to popularize it, the General Administration of Sport arranged and standardized Wuqinxi again.
PMID: 22340002