According to the Centers for Disease Control, over fifty million Americans struggle with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Obesity and inactivity are proven aggravating factors, limiting mobility and making everyday activities difficult and painful. For many, arthritis progresses to the point where they will have to manage pain for years to come. Some will have little choice but to rely on prescription medication.
But for the millions of others with joint pain, there is hope. By committing to a series of simple exercises, we can remain loose and flexible. We can prevent and heal injuries to maintain flexible, healthy joints.
Motion is the key, and in this book Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming will get you moving. You will regain natural, pain-free motion, and suppleness with qigong, a timeless Chinese art that promotes healing, flexibility, and balance. The gentle, meditative movements emphasize proper motion in coordination with breath, making qigong the right choice for preventing, treating, and even reversing arthritis.
This book presents 46 movements to help you loosen, stretch, strengthen, heal, and maintain comfortable, flexible joints for a lifetime.
You will learn what qigong is and why it is a good choice for treating arthritis and maintaining healthy joints
- 4 gentle torso-loosening movements
- 9 hand massage movements and techniques
- 6 massage methods for immediate relief
- 3 qigong movements for neck, spine, and waist
- 7 qigong movements for fingers, hands, and wrists
- 8 qigong movements for elbows and shoulders
- 4 qigong movements for toes and ankles
- 5 qigong movements for hips and knees
Many people who live with joint pain rely on acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and even surgery. By committing to a simple qigong practice, you can begin to take care of your own joints, with less reliance on others.
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About the Author
At the age of 16, Dr. Yang began the study of Taijiquan under Master Kao, Tao. Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao's teacher Yue, Huanzhi, an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu.
After learning from Master Kao, Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji barehand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong.
Dr. Yang has been involved in Chinese Gongfu since 1961. During this time, he has spent 13 years learning Shaolin White Crane, Shaolin Long Fist, and Taijiquan. Dr. Yang has more than thirty years of instructional experience.
Table of ContentsHOW TO USE THIS BOOK WHAT IS ARTHRITIS? CAUSES OF ARTHRITIS OTHER POSSIBLE MEANS OF PREVENTING OR CURING ARTHRITIS HOW DO THE CHINESE TREAT ARTHRITIS?
GENERAL CHINESE TREATMENTS FOR ARTHRITIS HOW CAN QIGONG CURE ARTHRITIS? QIGONG FOR ARTHRITIS
QIGONG FOR STRENGTHENING THE INTERNAL ORGANS MASSAGE AND CAVITY PRESS (ACUPRESSURE) QIGONG EXERCISES FOR ARTHRITISCONCLUSION INDEX