Qigong for Treating Common Ailments: The Essential Guide to Self-Healing


Finalist - 2000 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineWouldn't it be nice to stop common ailments before they happen? We can prevent many of them once we have the proper knowledge. This book,
Qigong for Treating Common Ailments, provides a system for maintaining overall health while addressing specific problems with exact treatments.
All natural, safe, and easy to learn, these exercises provide a ...
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Finalist - 2000 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineWouldn't it be nice to stop common ailments before they happen? We can prevent many of them once we have the proper knowledge. This book,
Qigong for Treating Common Ailments, provides a system for maintaining overall health while addressing specific problems with exact treatments.
All natural, safe, and easy to learn, these exercises provide a life-long path to wellness! This re-edited edition, originally published by a university press in China, is essential for the home health library!
• Protect & Strengthen the Internal Organs with Qigong Exercises.
• Improve Circulation and Overall Health using Qigong Massage Methods.
• Discover a Wide Variety of Breathing and Relaxation Techniques.
• Easy to Learn and Easy to Practice!
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Editorial Reviews

Michael Winn
"An excellent concise guide to the many medical uses of Qigong, useful for both professional therapists and self-healing practice. Its a short book that is long on valuable information."
Bill Clement
"This remarkable book may prove to be one of the most important elucidations of Qigong theory ever printed..."
Roger Jahnke
"... the perfect addition to the health conscious individual's home library, and great traveler's companion. Its trimsize and practical approach make it a reference you want to keep with you at all times."
H&B Weekly - Chet Day
"Unlike other books in my library on Qigong, the directions given in Xu Xiangcai's book are very specific and crystal clear...[this] book belongs in the serious health student's library..."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886969704
  • Publisher: Ymaa Publication Center
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Practical TCM Series
  • Edition description: 2ND ED..
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 995,022
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Xu Xiangcai was born in 1943 in a small village on the banks of the
Yellow River near the city of Jinan, the capital of Shandong province of
China. During his childhood, he lived a poor life but had a very rich mind. Once he was asked what do he wanted to do when he grew up.
'Something unusual!' was his answer.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Foreword x
Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Qigong for Treating Common Ailments
1.1 Concepts and characteristics 1
1.2 The Development of Qigong 2
1.3 Basic Principles of Qigong 6
Being Both Dynamic and Static
Being Relaxed and Natural
Coordinating the Will and Qi
Combining Active Exercise with Inner Health Cultivation
Proceeding Step by Step
Chapter 2 The Three Regulations
2.1 Regulation of the Body (Adjustment of Posture) 9
Sitting Postures
Lying Down Postures
Standing Posture
Posture Essentials
2.2 Regulation of Breathing 14
Natural Respiration
Abdominal Respiration
Reverse Abdominal Respiration
Other Breathing Methods
Essentials of Respiration Training
2.3 Regulation of Mental Activities 16
Basic Strategies for Regulating the Mind
Essentials of Training Mental Activities
2.4 Points for Attention in Qigong Exercise 17
Chapter 3 Various Qigong Exercises
3.1 Psychosomatic Relaxation Exercise (Fangsong Gong) 19
3.2 Inner Health Cultivation Exercise (Ne jyang Gong) 21
3.3 Health Promotion Exercise (Qiangzhuang Gong) 22
3.4 Head and Face Exercise (Toumian Gong) 22
3.5 Eye Exercise (Yan Gong) 25
3.6 Nose and Teeth Exercise (Bichi Gong) 26
3.7 Ear Exercise (Er Gong) 27
3.8 Neck Exercise (Jingxiang Gong) 28
3.9 Shoulder Arm Exercise (Jianhi Gong) 30
3.10 Chest Hypochondrium Exercise (Xiongxie Gong) 31
3.11 Abdominal Exercise (Fubu Gong) 32
3.12 Waist Exercise (Yaobu Gong) 33
3.13 Exercise of the Lower Limbs (Xiazhi Gong) 34
3.14 Heart Regulation Exercise (Lixin Gong) 35
3.15 Spleen Regulation Exercise (Lipi Gong) 38
3.16 Lung Regulation Exercise (Lifei Gong) 40
3.17 Liver Regulation Exercise (Ligan Gong) 42
3.18 Kidney Regulation Exercise (Lishen Gong) 44
3.19 Automatic Circulation Exercise (Zhoutian Zizhuan Gong also Fu Lun Zi Zhuan or Xing Ting) 46
3.20 Circulation Exercise (Zhoutian Gong) 47
3.21 Exercise for Soothing the Liver and Improving Acuity of Vision (Shugan Mingmu Gong) 48
3.22 Exercise for Nourishing the Kidney for Rejuvenation (Yangshen Huichun Gong) 51
3.23 Exercise of Taking Essence from the Sun and the Moon (Cai Rijing Yuehua Gong) 53
3.24 Filth Elimination Exercise (Dihui Gong) 54
3.25 Daoyin Exercise for Ascending and Descending Yin and Yang (Shengjiang Yin Yang Daoyin Gong) 55
3.26 Daoyin Exercise for Dredging Ren and Du Channels (Tong Ren Du Daoyin Gong) 56
Chapter 4 Emitting Outgoing Qi
4.1 Training of Qi 59
Static Exercise for Training Qi
Dynamic Exercise for Training Qi
Double-Nine Yang Exercise
Exercise of Kneading the Abdomen to Strengthen the Active Substance in the Body
4.2 The Guiding of Qi 71
Standing Vibrating with Palms Closed to Guide Qi
Single-finger Meditation to Guide Qi
Palm-pushing and Palm-pulling to Guide Qi
Making Three Points Linear to Guide Qi
Making Three Points Circular to Guide Qi
Jumping to Guide Qi in Bursts
Guiding Qi in Fixed Form
Guiding Qi Spirally
Cold and Heat Guidance of Qi
4.3 Emission of Qi 77
Hand Gestures for Emitting Qi
Hand Manipulations in Emitting Qi
Manipulations with the Hand Touching the Area Being Treated
Manipulations with the Hand off the Area Being Treated
Auxiliary Manipulations
The Forms of Qi Emission
The Sensation of Qi
The Effects of Qi in Patients
The Closing Form of Qi Emission
Chapter 5 Treatment
5.1 Deviation of Qigong 85
Deranged Flow of Qi
Stagnation of Qi and Stasis of Blood
Leaking of Genuine (Vital) Qi
Mental Derangement
Management of Temporary Symptoms Emerging during Qigong Exercise
5.2 Syncope 90
5.3 Common Cold 91
5.4 Epigastralgia 92
5.5 Hiccup 93
5.6 Diarrhea 94
5.7 Constipation 96
5.8 Hypochondriac Pain 97
5.9 Bronchitis 98
5.10 Bronchial Asthma 99
5.11 Palpitation 101
5.12 Seminal Emission 102
5.13 Impotence 103
5.14 Dysmenorrhea 103
5.15 Stiff-neck 104
5.16 Pain in the Waist and Lower Extremities 105
5.17 Headache 106
5.18 Insomnia 108
5.19 Hypertension 110
Appendix Diagrams of Acupressure Points 112
Glossary of Terms 122
Index 125
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2000

    Remarkable Physical Relationships of Qi

    Anyone desiring to understand Qi, whether for Feng Shui, Martial Arts, or any other reason, must understand the internal human Qi, and the best avenue to this understanding is through Qigong. This remarkable book may prove to be one of the most important elucidations of Qigong theory ever printed. It is uniquely different from many other Qigong books available because it demonstrates the relationship between Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine in great detail. Qigong cultivates the Qi that is inherent in everyone. This is accomplished via regulation of physical postures, breathing techniques, and mental focus. This particular text affords greater clarity with regard to explanation of these relationships as they pertain to improving health and increasing longevity, and offers not only a routine of exercises, but also details specific individual exercies for treatment of specific complaints and patterns of Qi blockage. The text also goes into great detail concerning the cultivation of the external emission of Qi and how to focus the intent to manifest Qi in specific locations outside of the body. Production of this book was sanctioned by acknowledged educational and scientific organizations in China. The author is a respected teacher at the Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and in conjunction with other educators, researchers and scientists has produced an extremely astute translation of the Chinese text for Western comprehension. The result is an exceptional reference for practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and for laymen and practitioners of Qigong. Focusing on both the internal and external aspects of qi, this book was also written with the intent for both male and female participation. This book is recommended as essential reading for anyone interested in comprehension of the relationship between Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, for enhancing their own wellbeing through preventive or corrective measures, and for understanding the manifestation and externalization of the dynamics of Qi.

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