The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

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Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can ...
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Overview

Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now in this fascinating, comprehensive volume, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen explains how you too can integrate qigong into your life—and harness the healing power that will help your mind and body achieve the harmony of true health.

An internationally acclaimed master of the art of qigong now offers an accessible, beautifully written book which introduces this ancient Chinese healing system to Western readers. "(A) masterpiece."--Joan Borysenko. BOMC & QPBC Alternates. 75 line drawings. 464 pp. Targeted print ads. 5-city author tour. Targeted publicity. 12,500 print.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A long-awaited masterpiece . . . This breakthrough book is destined to become the classic reference on body energy and healing."
—Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
   Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

"A TREASURE . . . Those eager to explore the methods of self-healing will learn how in The Way of Qigong. By peering through this modern window into ancient practices, the readers will discover how to gather the breath, move with grace and power, and cultivate the mind."
—Harriet Beinfeld
   Coauthor of Between Heaven and Earth

"THIS DEFINITIVE VOLUME . . . IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RECENTLY ISSUED BOOK ON THE CHINESE HEALING ART, QIGONG."
—Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345421098
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1ST TRADE
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 234,486
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth S. Cohen, M.A. is a renowned qigong master, China scholar, and health educator. He began his qigong training in 1968 and was a pioneer in introducing qigong to the West, establishing a bridge between qigong and medical science. Cohen was one of nine exceptional healers studied in the Menninger Clinic's Copper Wall Project. Author of more than 150 journal articles, he lives with his wife and daughter in Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Pronunciation of Chinese Words
1 What Is Qigong? 3
2 Roots and Branches: The History of Qigong 12
3 The Three Treasures: A Chinese Model of Body Energy 30
4 Qigong Science: Correlates of Healing Energy 42
5 Does It Really Work? The Experimental Evidence 57
6 The Time and Place of Practice 79
7 The Posture of Power 86
8 Fang Song Gong: The Art of Relaxation 97
9 Healthy Breathing 111
10 Standing Like a Tree 133
11 Qigong Meditation 148
12 Active Qigong 184
13 An-Mo Gong: Self-Healing Massage 219
14 The Energy of the Emotions 223
15 External Qi Healing: Chinese Therapeutic Touch 242
16 The Complete Qigong Workout 265
17 Benefits and Dangers of Qigong 270
18 The Dao of Diet 281
19 Have a Cup of Tea! 308
20 The Art of Clouds and Rain 317
21 Closing the Circle: Signs of Mastery, Signs of Stupidity 333
App. A Dates of Chinese Dynasties 341
App. B A Technical Note on the Concept "Dan Tian" 342
App. C Double-Blind or Double Standard? 345
App. D Benefits of Internal Qigong: Experimental Evidence 352
App. E Glossary of Common Qigong Terms 354
Notes 362
Qigong Resources 397
Index 412
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2000

    Perfect Blend of East and West

    I've read a good handful of qigong books. Cohen's provides the best blend of East and West. It is accessible to us Westerners, without sacrificing the wisdom of the East. Cohen obviously did a huge amount of research for this book, and I feel no qualms about calling it a true masterwork on the subject. While I might recommend other books to supplement this one, I could recommend no other book more highly as a general treatise on qigong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    The Way of Qigong is profound. A MUST READ!! For Everyone!

    The Way of Qigong, by Master Ken Cohen, changed my life, and it will yours too, if you read it. Ken Cohen has stimulated a discussion about a health science that will change life for all of humanity as it is absorbed in education, health care, and businesses worldwide. And largely due to the pioneering work of Ken Cohen. A visionary and treasure to the future of all of us. Bill Douglas, Founder of World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day, Author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong'

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